If you like Burning Man, you will love Bundy Fest. It’s a new event being promoted by Sean Shealy, one of the organizers of the annual event which is held in northern Nevada on federal land in the Black Rock Desert.
One of the most important tenets of Burning Man has always been “leave no trace,” meaning that all signs the participants were ever there must be eradicated. No gray water may be dumped on the site, it must either be taken away or evaporated. Dripping fluids from the vehicles must be captured and even the scarring of fires must be removed.
Thanks to Bundy declaring the federal lands around his ranch a “no rules zone,” this will not be a requirement at Bundy Fest — anything goes.
“For years we have paid all sorts of permitting fees and obeyed all sorts of rules in order to hold Burning Man on the Playa,” Shealy says in his promotional video, “and that has been wonderful.”
He then goes on to say that thanks to “hero Cliven Bundy” they have a whole new level of freedom to more or less do as they please on the federal lands surrounding his ranch. The only rule will be that there are no rules.
There will be no sanitation facilities and he suggests that when bodily functions call, participants can just go anywhere they want, after all they are people and certainly just as entitled to pollute the Virgin River with human waste as Cliven Bundy’s cattle are.
If you go, “you should stop by and thank Cliven Bundy for the sacrifice he made. You know this man was willing to allow his cattle to roam and eat for free on the public properties and to herd for free on public land really as a sacrifice of himself. It’s really a remarkable thing and we owe this man all of the freedom that we have to have Bundy Fest,” Shealy says.
Watch Shealy’s video below.
h/t: Crooks and Liars