Sunday, September 02, 2007

OT: Man Hangs Self at "Burning Man"; Nobody Cares

The revelers at the annual celebration of postmodern hedonism can't distinguish between art and tragedy:

Suicide suspected in death at Burning Man
A possible suicide was reported at the Burning Man arts festival in the Black Rock Desert on Thursday morning, according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.

A man was found hanged in a two-story tent and was there for two hours before anyone found him, according to information attributed to the Bureau of Land Management.

"His friends thought he was doing an art piece," BLM special agent Mark Pirtle told the Chronicle. The apparent suicide would be the festival's first in its 21 year history, Pirtle said.

The Pershing County Sheriff's Office had no information.
[My emphases.]


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