Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?

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Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?

Postby starving_artist » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:35 am

I'm putting together a brief presentation on the evolution of the BRC grid layout and cannot find any definitive explanation as to why the 1997 event was relocated to the flats.

The 1997 Event archive (https://burningman.org/culture/history/ ... es/1997-2/) references a Spring Newsletter article entitled, "Back to the Beach" but that doesn't seem to exist online. Any help?

A Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hualapai_Flat#cite_note-8) states the move was made in response to contain the traffic problems of the vast, open, Black Rock desert. I'm sure that wasn't the only reason...was it?

If I understand correctly, the event only happened here for a single year due to the extensive problems both politically and physically (https://burningman.org/timeline/#!/1997) Are there other reasons?
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Re: Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?

Postby Meat Hunter » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:38 am

You might wish to read this page right off the Burning Man website.

https://burningman.org/network/about-us/press-media/

There are several e-mail addresses that might be able to answer your questions.

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Re: Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?

Postby Bless » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:57 am

This is a pretty good historical write-up, too: http://www.burn.life/history-of-burning-man.html

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Re: Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:57 pm

i remember it was nineteen hundred and dickety seven, the sheriff in pershing county wouldn’t let us say ninety, said it was obscene.

anyway, where was i?

oh yeah, so the meat in the raviolis was actually the stuff left over from the taxidermists, i know, i was there when the kaiser used to be the chef at brunos, and we all got radiation poisoning from licking something at the giant snowcone, next to the golf range.

did i mention lady diana?

because she was there with brad pitt and jennifer aniston right before she died.


larry killed lady di.

there, i said it.


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Re: Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?

Postby vargaso » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:18 pm

I know why and that was just from casual reading about the event. And you're doing a presentation on it? I'll never understand people taking the time to create a thread on an internet message board basically asking "can you Google this for me." For fuck's sake, man!

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Re: Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?

Postby Token » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:22 pm


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Those are people who died, died
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They were all my friends, and they died



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