The countdown for Burning Man is well underway, so this infograph was a timely discovery.
Amidst all the other data, the comparison with other large events struck a chord with me. The complexity of logistics at Burning Man makes 50,000 people seem like a lot of people… until you see it alongside Glastonbury Festival (137,000), Woodstock Festival (500,000), the Hajj (1.6million) and Kumbh Mela (40million). Wikipedia (being Wikipedia!) has a page listing the largest gatherings in human history – a fascinating read!
Thanks to xmason for putting this infograph together, and to abillings for drawing this to my attention.