Bundyfest!: Burning Man guy to hold month-long music fest across from Cliven Bundy’s Ranch

There are very few things in the world that have the power to make me roll my eyes as hard as Burning Man. I’m a lefty, but I’m also a curmudgeon with precious little patience for whimsy, specifically like, white-people-with-dreads-and-furry-boots-doing-fire-dancing whimsy. Particularly if it involves techno. It’s fine for other people, but not if they want to talk to me about it, as I find there is a lot of crossover between Burning Man types and people who will tell you the same story over and over again in the same conversation.

However, I have to give my full-throated support to Sean Shealy, a dude who is in some way associated with Burning Man, and his glorious plan to hold a month-long music fest on the Federal Ground across the way from Cliven Bundy’s ranch, where his cows have been illegally grazing for decades. That is hilarious and awesome and I hope it happens.

Via Facebook:

Come celebrate TOTAL FREEDOM at BUNDYFEST, just across the road from the Cliven Bundy Ranch, in Bunkerville, Nevada! 240 bands, 24 hours a day, for a SOLID ROCKIN’ MONTH!!!!

*PENIS ERECTION CONTEST: Erect the largest penis in the open desert, win valuable prize! (tbd)

BACKGROUND: For years, we paid permitting fees to hold Burning Man on the beautiful Playa in Northern Nevada. But now, Cliven Bundy has shown us a NEW WAY! ABSOLUTE FREEDOM! Bundy has declared the entire area surrounding Bundy Ranch as a TOTALLY RULES-FREE ZONE! ANYTHING GOES! WOO-HOO!!!

Why should Burning Man end on September 1st? Swing down to Vegas for a few days for some R&R, a few good buffets, and then HEAD ON UP TO BUNDYFEST! All 50,000+ Burning Man participants are invited to attend — and as many more as can make the trip from anywhere in the world! 100,000? 250,000? THE SKY IS THE LIMIT AT BUNDYFEST! The desert surrounding Bundy’s ranch is LIMITLESS! 

Personally, I really hope they go through with it. It would really be the perfect way for Cliven Bundy to show that he means what he says about people being legally able to do whatever the hell they want on federal land. The downside, of course, is the possibility that it could also attract all his whackadoodle sovereign citizen militia friends who could, you know, kill the people going.

h/t Crooks and Liars