The Daily Banter

BundyFest Might Be the Best Idea Ever

There are very few things as excellent as seeing a group of self-serious libertarians being royally trolled. That’s exactly what Sean Shealy of San Luis Obispo, California is doing with an event that he announced on his Facebook page the other day.

It’s called BundyFest and, at first, I didn’t think it was anything more than a clever joke in reaction to the ridiculous gathering of rebellion cosplayers and militia hooples at the Bundy Ranch to defend a millionaire scofflaw. But it looks like it’s shaping up to be a real thing.

Come celebrate TOTAL FREEDOM at BUNDYFEST, just across the street from the Cliven Bundy Ranch, in Bunkerville, Nevada! 240 bands, 24 hours a day, for a SOLID ROCKIN’ MONTH!!!!

*PENIS ERECTION CONTEST: Erect the largest penis in the open desert, win valuable prize! (tbd)

BACKGROUND: For years, we paid permitting fees to hold Burning Man on the beautiful Playa in Northern Nevada. But now, Cliven Bundy has shown us a NEW WAY! ABSOLUTE FREEDOM! Bundy has declared the entire area surrounding Bundy Ranch as a TOTALLY RULES-FREE ZONE! ANYTHING GOES! WOO-HOO!!!

Why should Burning Man end on September 1st? Swing down to Vegas for a few days for some R&R, a few good buffets, and then HEAD ON UP TO BUNDYFEST! All 50,000+ Burning Man participants are invited to attend — and as many more as can make the trip from anywhere in the world! 100,000? 250,000? THE SKY IS THE LIMIT AT BUNDYFEST! The desert surrounding Bundy’s ranch is LIMITLESS! :)

The nude-friendly, gay-friendly event is scheduled for September 5 through October 5, which evidently follows on the heels the annual Burning Man event.

Now, full disclosure: my endorsement of BundyFest is in no way an endorsement of Burning Man, which could be the biggest gathering of hipsters, douchebags and temporary hippies on the planet (no offense to Mr. Shealy). The very thought of (hopefully) hundreds of tripped-out, stinky, post-Burning Man hippies and weirdos showing up anywhere would normally make me throw up through my nose to be frank, but in the context of a response to the free land use position of Cliven Bundy and his followers makes total sense in an ironic, bite-me kind of way… READ MORE