Bugs on the playa this year. Not normal. Shouldn't a dust storm knock them out? Like Burningman wasn't gross enough. pic.twitter.com/pkLrdUy25q— khloe morris (@khloestarr) August 18, 2015
An infestation of unidentified insects (stinkbugs seem to the internet's collective best guess so far) has infested Burning Man. And lest you say to yourself, come on, guys, this is the outdoors, there are supposed to be insects, these insects do indeed sound like a problem. Via Burning Man blogger John Curley:
Metal Shop Heather wears a welding mask most of the day. Bugs have crawled up inside her visor and nestled around her eyes. Cammy and Stinger needed some help from the medical team to deal with the infestation; Stinger's back was covered with nasty red welts from the bites.
The inclusion of the names "Cammy and Stinger" doubles as confirmation that this is a genuine report from Burning Man. This is surely great news for the proprietors of the many '90s-looking websites that posit that Burning Man is a Pagan festival that will bring about the End of Days.