Remember last month when it seemed like every worst person you knew was in Tulum at the same time? Well, you weren't just imagining it!
With Burning Man cancelled this year, trust fund bohemians itching for a rave and a place to "tap into their higher selves" found their answer in Art With Me, an annual "arts and culture" festival which launched in Tulum back in 2018. The self-described "immersive journey" consists of "larger-than-life art installations, interactive art experiences, inspiring talks, culinary pop-ups, unforgettable parties, intimate live concerts, wellness workshops, and activities for kids," and despite there being a literal pandemic ravaging the world, the festival went on this year as planned, bringing hundreds of people to the beachside fest from November 11th to 15th.
Now, healthcare providers are saying the event has caused a massive spike in COVID cases in the U.S. cities attendees have returned to. In New York City, according to one private testing company, about 70 percent of its positive tests have been linked back to the event, while residents of Los Angeles and Miami have also tested positive after returning from Mexico.
Click through for an inside look at the superspreader soiree.
[Photo via @Bedouin_Music/Twitter]