LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) – Longtime goers of the Burning Man festival are getting burnt over what they call an invasion.
But it’s not an invasion of insects or animals…it’s Silicon Valley millionaires and billionaires that are getting them steamed.
The Burning Man festival was started 3 decades ago as an alternative location where arts and creativity could flourish.
The organizers picked a location in the northwestern Nevada desert to set up. Last year, nearly 70,000 people were reported to be at the Black Rock site during its peak.
Money is frowned upon at the festival, attendees are encouraged to barter or give things away.
But the arrival of the tech tycoons is threatening to disrupt the balance of Burning Man.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Elon Musk of Tesla Motors have all been in attendance.
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