- Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal Musk and Google co-founder Sergey Brin have been spotted on Burning Man.
- Attendees told the Wall Street Journal that two of the biggest tech camps have been badly flooded.
- 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 were spotted at Burning Man as attendees continue to battle the chaotic conditions.
Attendees said the private airspace often used by tech executives and entrepreneurs to fly to and from Burning Man was also closed over the weekend due to inclement weather. The Wall Street Journal. Sources on the ground told the media that two of the largest tech camps, Mirage Garage and Robot Heart, were severely flooded.
Tens of thousands of festival-goers were stranded in the desert after heavy rain turned the Black Rock Desert into a swampy mud pit. Attendance has been advised to take shelter in place And Resource conservation yet heavy Rainstorms blocked roads in and out of Black Rock, the pop-up town where Burning Man is being held.
Attendees also told the newspaper that they saw other tech figures, including bitcoin entrepreneur Brock Pierce, at the disastrous festival. Another tech organization said it had to dump its luggage and wade through ankle-deep mud.
The Nevada event has been a favorite of the business elite and has previously been attended by big 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 identify. Google co-founders are said to be Brin and Larry Page Attended this event over and over again over the years. The duo even took former CEO Eric Schmidt to an arts festival more than two decades ago to see if he had what it takes to become CEO.
Representatives for Musk and Brin did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, which was submitted outside of normal business hours.
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