“I am here to tell you that we will not be collaborating on Black Rock City in the desert this summer,” said Marian Goodell, CEO of Burning Man Project (BMP) in a video message. Goodell added that Burning Man would instead be held virtually — noting that, anyway, this year’s theme was “The Multiverse.”
Matador reached out to BMP, but Communications Manager Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley wrote by email, “We aren’t doing interviews at the moment,” and referred us to the official announcement. So we spoke to some devoted Burners instead.
No surprise, and maybe a relief
Photo: Scott Sporleder
The announcement itself came as little surprise to the Burners we spoke to, and was in some cases a bit of a relief.
“It got to the point that we thought if they don’t call it, we …