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Man Who Ran Into Burning Man Festival Fire Dies
Billboard ^ | Sept. 3 2017

Posted on 09/04/2017 3:26:36 AM PDT by equaviator

A Nevada sheriff says the man who ran into the flames at the Burning Man festival’s signature burning ceremony has died.

Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen says the man ran through a human-chain of security officers at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 2) during the Man Burn event at the counter-culture festival.

The sheriff says the man was rescued by firefighters and later died at the UC Davis hospital burn center in California.

About 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Reno.

The nine-day event culminates with the burning of a towering 40-foot effigy made of wood. Attendees have tried to run into the flames as a symbol of rebirth.

Festival organizers didn’t immediately respond when asked for comment.

The nine-day festival in northern Nevada was briefly hampered when a lightning-sparked wildfire temporarily shut down Burning Man’s main travel route last week.

The 138-square-mile (359-square-kilometer) wildfire is now 28 percent contained.

Burning Man ends Monday.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: burningman; darwinawards; drugsarebadmkay; lemmings; paganelites
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Was it a grand symbolic gesture with the intention being to make a political statement to all of mankind or just a seemingly ironic act of insanity?


1 posted on 09/04/2017 3:26:36 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: equaviator

Don’t eat the brown acid.


2 posted on 09/04/2017 3:28:16 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: equaviator

Kind of old to start smoking.


3 posted on 09/04/2017 3:28:53 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: equaviator

Joke around Reno:

Where is Black Rock City?

Answer: Go past Thunderdome and make a left.

Condolences to the family and friends.


4 posted on 09/04/2017 3:31:43 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Not my circus. Not my monkeys.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Always with the Thunderdome. Can’t we just get beyond Thunderdome?


5 posted on 09/04/2017 3:34:09 AM PDT by LukeL
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To: circlecity

It is BURNING MAN.


6 posted on 09/04/2017 3:34:33 AM PDT by Reno89519 (Drain the Swamp is not party specific. Lyn' Ted is still a liar, Good riddance to him.)
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To: equaviator

Darwin was right!


7 posted on 09/04/2017 3:35:56 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Salamander; JoeProBono; 50mm

Garth tried to warn them...


8 posted on 09/04/2017 3:37:20 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: LukeL

;-) lol....


9 posted on 09/04/2017 3:38:25 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Not my circus. Not my monkeys.)
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To: equaviator

Art and music festival? What benign descriptors.


10 posted on 09/04/2017 3:42:23 AM PDT by Freee-dame (Best election ever.)
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Was it a grand symbolic gesture with the intention being to make a political statement to all of mankind or just a seemingly ironic act of insanity?

Darwin Award winner!

11 posted on 09/04/2017 3:45:04 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Reno89519
Poor guy probably didn't know that it had already been done by a Buddhist monk in 1963.


12 posted on 09/04/2017 3:45:13 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

Democrat voter rolls will not be affected.


13 posted on 09/04/2017 3:47:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
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To: equaviator

Twin Peaks, firewalk with me?


14 posted on 09/04/2017 4:08:01 AM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: equaviator

He looks like a white guy with dreadlocks. Hey man, he was just conjoining with nature dude.


15 posted on 09/04/2017 4:10:25 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Trump: Greatest POTUS of all time solely for preventing Satan taking office.)
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To: equaviator
Well I guess he had a "burning desire" to go in public and he got his wish :-(

Sad but the Devils in his soul drove him to suicide.

16 posted on 09/04/2017 4:10:35 AM PDT by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: Freee-dame

Now that they have their martyr, they can start calling it something SO much more ‘meaningful’.


17 posted on 09/04/2017 4:11:34 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

Setting a fine example for all registered Democrats


18 posted on 09/04/2017 4:12:00 AM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket.6l)
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To: equaviator

This is interesting.........

“Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen says the man ran through a human-chain of security officers at about 10:30 p.m......Attendees have tried to run into the flames as a symbol of rebirth.”

So this isn’t the first time. And we allow them to vote.


19 posted on 09/04/2017 4:12:46 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Trump: Greatest POTUS of all time solely for preventing Satan taking office.)
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To: equaviator

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!


20 posted on 09/04/2017 4:15:12 AM PDT by Maskot (Put every dem/lib in prison...like yesterday.)
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