Mayor Ed Lee is a huge fan of the organizers of Burning Man moving in to a rough area of Market Street, but is he a big enough fan to attend the 50,000-strong festival in the Nevada desert himself.
When asked, he responded with a chuckle.
“Not yet, but I will be in the building where they’re going to be headquartered,” said Lee, who hasn’t exactly received an invitation either.
But Board of Supervisors President and mayoral hopeful David Chiu hasn’t ruled it out. He said he has been meaning to go for years, and that he plans to attend the festival before he leaves political office.
He wouldn’t be the first supervisor to attend while in office. Supervisor Eric Mar publicized his trip to the Black Rock Desert last year, although Chiu said he may go to the festival “anonymously.”