Feathers were a huge trend at this year’s Burning Man festival.
Apparently, feathers don’t fly at Burning Man.
According to the official festival website and packing checklist, it’s true — feathers are the number one item listed on things you’re not allowed to bring:
And that means everything, including dirty shower and dish water, must be taken out of the gates at the end of the seven-day festival.
Despite the infiltration of feathers as a fashion accessory, Burning Man does an incredible, months-long job of cleaning up after itself.
The festival, and Black Rock City where it’s held, are continuously recognised by the Bureau of Land Management for not only maintaining Leave No Trace standards, but for setting high standards by which other recreation events are measured, the website proclaims.
Our trusty Business Insider commenters elaborated, expressing their frustrations with the pesky feathers:
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