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Temperatures reached near triple-digits in Black Rock City, Nevada, on Monday – where the music and arts festival Burning Man is underway – but it didn’t stop winter from coming.
Attendees at Burning Man were treated to a screening of the “Game of Thrones” season seven finale the day after it aired, after festival-goers made pleas across the internet for a way to watch it.
The annual counterculture festival takes place in a remote swath of desert, where high-speed internet and cable TV are hard to come by.
“It’s real. Beans beans the musical camp at 9:30 and E. our setup is really amazing, projector with huge screen, massive speakers. See you then,” jaxdesign posted earlier in the day.
“Game of Thrones” fans rejoiced. “Thank you for your service,” one Redditor wrote.
When burners first caught wind that the season finale fell on day three of Burning Man, some diehard fans of the show took to the internet to express their heartbreak.
Also season finale during burning man are you kidding me???? Is there a game of thrones camp where I can watch????
— Taco Baller™ (@natballer) August 21, 2017
“I hate to be this guy but I really don’t want the episode spoiled for me while I’m on the playa,” reddit user Cassaroll168 wrote a month before the event.
People who stayed behind while their friends went to Burning Man had a laugh.
— Allison Piwowarski (@allisonpiwo) August 28, 2017
Fighting the urge to text all my friends at Burning Man to tell them how this season of Game Of Thrones ends.
— Zak Schwarzman (@zschwarz) August 28, 2017
s/o to everyone at the VMAs and at Burning Man who is missing Game of Thrones rn
— ???? Meryl Coker ???? (@merylisk) August 28, 2017
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