WATCH: Tens of thousands of hippies are stuck at Burning Man because torrential rain has turned the desert into dangerous mud that burns your skin ... and the porta-johns are nearly full
ยท Sep 3, 2023 ยท

Let's be honest, they needed the showers anyway.

Over 70,000 pagan spiritualists gathered in the desert this weekend to pay homage to an effigy of their hedonistic god. Unfortunately, the marijuana and dreadlocks weren't enough to keep the rains from washing away their fun.

Authorities say they are investigating one death.

This woman explains more about how they won't be able to "burn the temple" due to the floods that have them quite literally trapped in wet clay that can burn the skin.

(Here's more on how playa burns the skin)

This wealthy hippie says she has "enough tuna for a week" because of course!


Anyway, the porta potties are almost full, so that should be an interesting twist.

(Yes, that is THE Chris Rock.)

Fortunately, Chris Rock got out after walking for miles:

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Authorities say 0.8 inches of rain is all that fell, but it's several months worth of precipitation for the desert.

Flood watches were in effect in northeast Nevada, to the east of Black Rock City. Those watches noted individual storms were producing up to one inch of rainfall, but higher totals โ€” as much as 3 inches โ€” would be possible through the weekend.

The Bureau of Land Management, which has jurisdiction over the land the festival is held on, is advising people heading to Burning Man to "turn around and head home," as roads remain closed in the area, according to a statement obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Hope they collected enough rainwater if they're stuck in those tents until sometime next week! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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