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Tragedy at Burning Man as woman dies after being hit by bus as desert festival gets into full swing after heavy rains delayed start
- The unidentified woman was hit by the bus after midnight on Thursday
- Festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert reopened 6 a.m. Tuesday after it was postponed on its opening day
- Annual free-spirited event attracts upwards of 70,000 people each year for a week-long party binge in the desert
- Rain fell early on Monday morning turning the huge site into a muddy mess but perfect weather is now forecast for the rest of the week
A woman has died at Burning Man after being struck by a bus carrying partygoers, authorities have said.
Pershing County Officials confirmed that a woman died at the festival in the Nevada desert just after midnight on Thursday morning. The woman, who has not been identified, sustained fatal injuries after she was struck and died at the scene.
In a statement, Burning Man co-founder Marian Goodell said: 'This is a terrible accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and campmates. Black Rock Rangers and Emergency Services Department staff are providing support to those affected.'
The event - the largest outdoor arts festival in North America - is patrolled by 500 rangers in addition to 95 federal and local law enforcement officers.
The tragedy comes after revelers revealed that some festival-goers were forced to wait for up to 29 hours to get inside the gates after heavy rains put a dampener on the first day of the 10-day desert party.
Participants were finally allowed entry on Tuesday after the gates were closed on Monday amid the downpour.
In an update from the festival, blogger John Curley explained that in previous years, as many as 55,000 people were inside by midday on Sunday, but this year, only around 38,000 had made it through - suggesting that as many as 30,000 were forced to wait outside.
'We heard stories of the spontaneous parties of people trying to make the most of being stuck, of being participants at Waiting Man, and we also heard of horror tales of the hours it took to get through the lines,' he wrote.
One man 'said he heard the longest it took for one person to make it from Gerlach to Black Rock City was 29 hours. Oof.'
But now that the sun is out, 'burners' are doing what they do best: Party.
Tens of thousands of attendees who spent Monday night camping on the road, or in parking lots across the state made the most of Tuesday night andnow that the sun is shining, Black Rock Desert looks to be back at its bone-dry best in photos taken by participants.
Good weather is expected for the rest of the week and the burners are rushing to get back up to speed and build the mini-city that sprouts from the desert playa. The party culminates in the eponymous burning of a giant wooden figure, which stands at the centerpiece of the vast circular encampment.
Vehicles were allowed into the event's entrance on Highway 34 northeast of Gerlach from 6 a.m. Tuesday, organizers tweeted just after 1 a.m.
Festival goers, or 'burners,' responded to the good news with excited tweets such as 'time to get back on the road,' and 'all roads lead to #burningman.'
Burning Man is the largest outdoor arts festival in North America and is in its 28th year.
Described as an 'experimental community,' it incorporates plenty of partying plus lighting massive fire displays, donning eye-catching costumes and performing passionate dances at sunrise. Organizers stress it's mostly up to participants to decide what Burning Man is.
Traditionally only hard-core burners arrive when the gates open Monday and a crush of people often referred to as ‘Weekend Warriors’ show up sometime between Thursday and Saturday, reports NBC Bay Area.
But usually by midweek there will be 15 streets circling the temporary city that resembles something from a post-apocalyptic movie.
Tickets for this years festival went on sale for $380, but have changed hands for up to $1,000 on the black market.
It has become a haven for hippies, artists, musicians and dancers and provides a week for people to explore artistic expression. No money is exchanged at the event; instead the festival-goers swap gifts to attain goods.
The Black Rock Desert is 120 miles north of Reno and the gathering is the largest permitted event on federal land in the United States.
After it moved from San Francisco's Baker Beach, the inaugural Burning Man in Nevada drew some 80 people in 1990. The first 1,000-plus crowd was in 1993, and attendance doubled each of the next three years before reaching 23,000 in 1999.
The standing water yesterday turned the playa 90 miles north of Reno into a quagmire and police barred ticket holders entry to the free-spirited week-long arts event.
This year, as the rains fell, hundreds of vehicles massed outside the gates waiting for the weather to clear up, with some posting messages on Twitter about their predicament using the hashtag #strandedman.
Festival-goer Jordan Kalev arrived at the event by plane and took pictures of the site as he flew over showing the sheer volume of traffic massed at the entrance and the soggy state of the ground.
Others ended up in the parking lot of the Reno Wal-Mart.
Turned back at the gate to the Black Rock Desert after rare showers on Monday turned the ancient lake bottom to a muddy quagmire, hundreds of 'Burners' were forced to overnight on the Wal-Mart blacktop. Nearly a hundred other RVs pulled into the parking lot of the Grand Sierra Resort casino, across the street.
'We're just trying to stay positive,' said a woman from Oakland, California, who identified herself only as 'Driftwood,' and was hanging out with some first-timers from Texas. 'Positivity can raise everything up.'
Organizers announced after midnight that they could roll onto the lake. By mid-morning Tuesday all but a few dozen of the RVs were back on the road again, and by most accounts, no worse for the wear.
'We'll make the best of things' said Aviva Mohilner, a former public relations specialist from Los Angeles making her third trip. 'It always works out. Burners make it good.'
One New York City man loading coolers into a U-Haul on his first voyage to the desert wilderness said he was in too much of a hurry to make it to the desert Tuesday to talk. But another New Yorker, Ben Zion, asked a reporter to take a picture of him and his eight friends from Israel, all anxious first-timers. The rain delay was actually good for them, he said: 'We got to get some rest and a shower.'
Cuong Huynh, a four-time Burner and IT specialist from San Diego, California, said he's usually more concerned about dusty wind storms than rain, which is why he keeps his cellphone in a plastic bag.
Last year, it rained just before the festival, packing all the dirt and keeping the dust down, he said.
'Rain is really good for us, just not while you're out there,' he said.
Destin Gerek, an 11-year veteran, thinks the delay will add a spark to the gathering.
'All this pent-up energy,' said Gerek, 36, who teaches Burning Man workshops on the 'intersection of sexuality and spirituality.'
Gerek grew up in New York City, lives in California and has toured 25 different countries. 'In all my travels, Burning Man is utterly unique,' he said. 'Absolutely nothing compares.'
That was the general consensus among Burners Monday night as many of the RVs, VW buses and truck's pulling trailers gathered at a makeshift staging area under the blinking pink casino lights twinkling through the night.
It wasn't entirely unlike the contraptions that light up the weeklong desert gathering, which began at San Francisco's Baker Beach in 1986 and now culminates in the Black Rock with the burning of a towering wooden effigy Labor Day weekend. A record 68,000 people attended last year.
Still, the Wal-Mart wasn't exactly what seekers of 'paradise on the playa' had in mind while driving hundreds of miles to the counter-culture festival, which offers theme camps, art exhibits, all-night music and guerrilla theater, along with a decent dose of nudity and a bunch of other stuff that's just plain weird.
One camp this year is 'Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust,' where participants are invited to be photographed as they 'strip naked, cover in Playa dust, paint cracks on the body and finalize with red hands to simulate a connection between oneself and the desert environment.'
The journey's final hours, across a dry, perfectly flat lake bed that seems to stretch on forever, is usually part of the fun.
Jeff Cross of Orange County, California, said the brief detour hadn't deterred his group's enthusiasm.
'It's the best festival in the world,' he said. 'There's no cellphones, no internet, no money or corporate sponsors.'