WTF Just Happened at Burning Man Part 2: Why 2023 Was Black Rock City’s Finest Moment

Buck Down
8 min readSep 12, 2023
image by Benjamin Ortega

By midday on Saturday, the story of an otherwise minor weather event in an obscure corner of the northern Nevada desert had somehow become an above-the-fold, A1 story in nearly every major news outlet on Planet Earth. What amounted to just less than an inch of rainfall left some of the world’s most prestigious media agencies reaching into the…

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