- Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, and Google co-founder Sergey Brin were spotted at Burning Man.
- Attendees told the Wall Street Journal that two of the largest tech camps were severely inundated.
- Another tech founder said they left their luggage and waded through ankle-deep mud.
Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, and Google co-founder Sergey Brin have been spotted at Burning Man as attendees continue to battle the chaotic conditions.
Private airspace often used by tech executives and business people to fly to and from Burning Man was also closed over the weekend due to inclement weather, attendees said. The Wall Street Journal. Sources on the ground told the media that two of the largest technology camps, Mirage Garage and Robot Heart, were severely flooded.
Tens of thousands of festival-goers were stranded in the desert after torrential rains turned the Black Rock Desert into a swampy mud pit. Attendees have been advised To shelter in place And Conserve yet heavy resources Rainstorms closed roads in and out of Black Rock City, the pop-up city where the Burning Man festival is held.
Attendees also told the newspaper they saw other tech figures, including bitcoin entrepreneur Brock Pierce, at the disastrous festival. Another technology founder said she had to ditch her luggage and wade through ankle-deep mud.
The Nevada event has been a favorite of the business elite and has previously been attended by top tech players, including Elon Musk, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
The festival encourages anonymity and privacy. Nicknames and costumes often make notable festival-goers difficult to recognize. Google’s founders are said to be Brin and Larry Page Attended this event repeatedly over the years. The duo even took former CEO Eric Schmidt to the arts festival more than two decades ago to see if he had what it took to become CEO.
Representatives for Musk and Brin did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, which was submitted outside normal business hours.
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