WORLD'S FIRST BURNING MAN
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
When was the world's first Burning Man?
"Trying to explain what Burning
Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to
explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind", but we'll
give it a go.
nutshell Burning Man is a bonfire festival, an event now held in the Black Rock
Desert, in Northern Nevada which starts on the Monday before, and ends on the
day of, the American Labor Day holiday.
Way back in 1986 Larry Harvey and Jerry James burnt an
8 foot wooden man on the summer solstice at Baker Beach in San Francisco as a
spontaneous act of radical self-expression, the first Burning Man was attended
by 20 people and would be held at Baker Beach for another 3 years with 300+
people attending the last event.
In 1990 the event was halted by park police for not
having a permit and the effigy was not burnt.
In 1991 Burning Man obtained a legal permit with the
Bureau of Land Management to hold the event in the at Black Rock desert in
northwestern Nevada, where it has been held since.
Burning Man has grown from some 20 participants to
50,000+ and from a free event to one costing a fiery $300.00 to attend.
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