"I got really, really angry when I found out I wasn't getting tickets," says Wender.
The painter and photographer is a Burning Man regular who's gone to the annual arts and cultural extravaganza in the Nevada desert six out of the last seven years, and was hoping to attend yet again in 2012.
An email from Burning Man's organizers nixed those plans, however, and got hot under the collar.
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As a result, they -- like many others nationwide -- have decided to help improve and beef up smaller regional-oriented burner events held across the country throughout the year, including Arizona's annual Saguaro Man celebration.
Saguaro Man is scheduled to take place May 3-6 near Snowflake. Click here for more info.