ARCO, IDAHO - Burning Man Festival Organizers have announced the location for the 2014 event will not be Nevada's Black Rock Desert, as is usual.
"Our Vibe is telling us that we need to acknowledge the Earth's pain," said spokesman Kish Hipscombe, "as the western U.S. dries up and Mother Water is refusing to cry her tears upon the land. We are relocating Burning Man to the Craters of the Moon, a mystical landscape of lava flows and islands of cinder cones, a perfect site for our culture of radical art, radical self-reliance, and radical self-expression, plus nothing can catch on fire there."
When asked what the new name of the Burning Man city will be, since it is normally called "Black Rock City" after the Black Rock Desert, Hipscombe bowed his head and meditated for a few minutes, before declaring, "Moon Rock City".
A crowd of more than 50,000 is expected to attend the 2014 Burning Man. Due to the drought, attendees are reminded to bring sufficient water (no toxic plastic water bottles allowed) for their own needs, although art installations designed to encourage Mother Rain will be present throughout the festival.