BURNING Man has officially gone virtual for the second year in a row due to Covid while some diehard fans of the festival are flocking to the Nevada desert for a “Renegade Burn.”
Local officials estimate as many as 10,000 people will travel to the Black Rock Desert this weekend, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
However, the Bureau of Land Management placed temporary restrictions on the area that include no fires other than campfires, no burning structures, and no possession of alcohol or lasers.
Elsewhere in Santa Fe, the Zozobra burned for the 97th time.
The tradition was created by Will Shuster, one of Los Cinco Pintores, a group of artists who made their way to New Mexico in the 1920s.
Zozobra is regarded as the enemy of all that is good and is burned to get rid of gloom and despair.
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