Rain delays start of Burning Man 2014
According to the official Twitter feed of Burning Man, the start of the week-long desert festival has been delayed due to unseasonably wet weather.
The event, which sees 50,000 people trek into the middle of Nevada's Black Rock Desert to practice "radical self-reliance" and "radical self-expression" while assembling massive art projects, burning a giant man-shaped effigy, and—let's be honest—do a bunch of drugs and have sex with near-strangers, has been held annually since 1989.
Burning Man has faced criticism from various outlets lately, particularly a story in the New York Times, which focused on newly wealthy tech entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, who spend upwards of $2,000,000 on amenities to play hippie in the desert.
Attendees of this year's event are being encouraged to stay in Reno until the rains subside; cars that have made it to the entrance of the festival are being turned back.
For updated traffic and event info, check out @BurningMan.