We've never been tempted to feel the burn, frankly, because Burning Man is such a hippy affair, what with the pungent, sobriety challenged people and unpaved conditions. Not our idea of fun.

However, it turns out that the annual Black Rock psychedelic shindig, happening this week, can be done in a civilized way if you have the means. And we do mean means.

If you're Elon Musk, honcho at electric car company Tesla Motors and founder of El Segundo rocketship-maker SpaceX, you can rave in relative comfort:

The Wall Street Journal reports that Mr. Musk won't be smelling too many musky hippies during his stay in the Nevada desert. Because he has …

… an elaborate compound consisting of eight recreational vehicles and trailers stocked with food, linens, groceries and other essentials for himself and his friends and family …

Turns out Musk might not be the only one not-so-roughing-it.

Money quote from the WSJ:

Burning Man is like any other community, with “a lower class, a middle class, an upper class,” says Dane Johnson, a Classic manager, standing outside the Musk compound. “We cater to the upper. People with money do not wish to stay in a tent.”

Hey, Stinky Lovejones, pass Elon some Gray Poupon while your out in the sand barefooting to DJ Trancealot.


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