BLM Rangers arrested a guy who was riding a scooter on the playa at night. Riding a scooter (and any other unauthorized motor vehicle) on the playa during the event is not allowed, and this guy should have read the rules. Plus, he had no helmet. He probably got a hefty ticket.
I saw a lot of abusive police action on the playa this year, but in this case, they did their job right.
Photo taken at the Burning Man 2012 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).
Burning Man Festival
Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.
The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert. A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.
The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man). The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.
If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.burningman.org.
Burning Man 2012 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)
For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.