The Burning Man Festival has enjoyed three decades of tradition in the desert, growing from a simple ceremony into an international event. But all that might change as they face new demands by government.
Without their latest permits, the festival will not continue. Government agencies are asking for major changes, including installed trashcans, cement bollards, and an environmental impact study. They are even raising the matter of security, and want a plan in case of terrorism.
These changes could amount to an additional $10 million in expenses, greatly impacting the festival.