by Queen of Bedlam on 01/09/15 at 9:15 am
Black Rock, NV – (satireworld.com)
Every year during the last week of August more than 60,000 people from across the globe flock to Nevada’s hot, dusty, Black Rock Desert, suddenly transforming it into a bustling city centered on radical self-reliance and self-expression that’s part art show, rave and music festival — complete with giant fire-shooting robots. Nine days later, it all disappears with no trace of humans left behind.
Burning Man was started in 1986 and became an annual fire and artsy party at Baker Beach in San Francisco. When police eventually kicked them out, the organizers took their tradition to the desert. Since then it has turned into a massive event attended by people from all over the world. This year’s event will have over 60,000 participants including a fresh new face from the Vatican…Pope Francis himself!
According to Church insiders, the leader of over one billion Catholics has secretly admired the festival of art and flame. The Pontiff has long wanted to visit and participate for some time, but in the world of tending flocks and offering followers forgiveness, the tasks at hand prevented the Pontiff from traveling to Nevada just for a few days of revelry. So Vatican planners decided to add the Burning Man Festival to the Pope’s itinerary while he was visiting the US in September as a surprise.
Festival planners are ecstatic that the Holy See will visit and stay a few days for the festival itself. Several artists will be building religious-themed sculptures to the Pontiff including a replica of the Ark, and re-enactment of Moses lost in the desert for 40 days.
Festival organizers are asking participants to ‘please cover up’ and refrain from public nudity when the Pontiff is walking about with his advisers, but do encourage having a beer with Pope Francis if the opportunity arises.
The Pope’s unique festival quarters were carefully constructed in Florence, Italy and transported via an Air Force cargo plane to the Black Rock site. The futuristic domed sleeping quarters and study has a Sistine Chapel-like ceiling with paintings of past Burning Man finales carefully crafted in vivid colors.