Bureau of Land Management increases population cap for Burning Man

M Otis Beard sez, "Today the Bureau of Land Management issued a multi-year permit good through 2016 for Burning Man, increasing the population cap to 68,000." This is a big deal -- in recent years, there's been a mad scramble for tickets as it appeared that the number of would-be attendees would outstrip the BLM cap. It all ended up coming to naught, but the writing is on the wall: Burning Man is growing beyond the BLM's (old) max size.

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  1. I can't wait to hear even more complaints about how Burning Man is too big and has been ruined.

  2. progo says:

    I've never been to Burning Man, but I think/hope that having it out in wilderness that seems to be actively trying to kill you will always serve as some kind of gate that keeps out many of the wrong people who don't grok it.

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