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Reports Of Bugs At Burning Man Overblown?

Brad Horn / AP

A an aerial view of the center camp in Black Rock City is seen during the Burning Man festival near Gerlach, Nev., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.

Brad Horn / AP

If your Labor Day is full of wholesome family time barbecuing at the beach then you’re probably not what’s known as a “Burner.” Labor Day weekend is when 60,000 radical self expressionists descend upon the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada for the final days of Burning Man. There have been reports of a bug infestation spoiling this year’s event but organizers say those claims are grossly over exaggerated. That’s not to say dust, bugs and weather aren’t still an issue in the remote desert. One of the founders of Burning Man - Will Roger Peterson- recently talked with Capital Public Radio’s Lesley McClurg about some the concerns surrounding this year’s event.