update 4:36 pst – the riots earlier in the day have largely dissipated. One car has been set ablaze (don’t worry it was a hybrid), there is a bunch of broken beer bottles around the Tenderloin office front of BurningMan Corp. HQ (like there is everyday) and a couple strange looking people linger muttering complaints who may be Burners, but maybe not.
Catch up on the full story below as it happened.
If Anything else happens related to today’s SF BurningMan ticket riot – it will be updated here on Consumptive Newswire
update 2:07 pst: A combination of SpaceCowboy Unimog funky downtempo House, micro brew, and a nearby marijuana buyers co-op appears to have calmed the situation down. People still angry and ticketless but grooving to the music, blissed out, buzzed.
update: 1:15 pst: Longtime Burner and SF resident CrankyDust is on the scene at the BurningMan HQ ticket riots and gives this report: ‘It’s The Playapocalypse down here – glitter and flames and ticketless people everywhere, total chaos, just like the Burn of ’94 – this is great!
update 12:51 pst: news breaking quickly now – BurningMan reports they’ve hired
Hells Angels DPW (even worse), Space Cowboys Unimog to supress rioting. Riot police called off.
update 12:43 pst: Consumptive News has just received official comment from BurningMan Corp. HQ on the Burner Ticket riots:
“We’ve expected this for a while now and all the BM Corp. staff are locked in the panic room drinking a bottle of Jameson’s someone left us from Exodus last year, its good shit.”
update: follow events on #fuckyouburningman
Tenderloin, SF (CN) – Consumptive News is getting early reports of ticketless Burners scuffling with police and scaring homeless crackheads at BurningMan Inc. Corporate HQ in Tenderloin. One car reported ablaze.
This comes as news spreads that BurningMan has sold out of tickets.
More Info. as news comes in – please post pics and information in the comments section if you are on the scene.