The Gonzo burner

Pub date August 28, 2007
WriterTim Redmond
SectionSF Blog

Mugshot of Paul Addis from the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office

See the comments below to read Paul Addis’s exclusive statement to the Guardian

Well, according to Laughinsquid and a commenter on sfgate, the alleged arsonist, Paul Addis, recently performed a one-man play about Hunter Thompson called “Gonzo.” And apparently he’s not too thrilled with the people who run Burning Man.

If that’s true, then his fiery act would be a very Gonzo thing to do.

Steve Jones, calling by satellite phone, says there were weird signs at the Burning Man entrance saying “what if they burned him Tuesday?”

I have to say: Charging this guy with arson, which carries a hefty prison sentencce, for burning something that was going to be burned in a few days anyway is kind of harsh.


Paul Addis as HS Thompson (photo: Scott Beale/Laughing Squid)