Festival attendees are usually passive recipients of a curated experience. The name of Burning Man comes from the annual construction and immolation of a giant sculpture — representing the destruction of The Man and mainstream ideals. The winds in Black Rock routinely sweep up sand to create sand storms, a defining aspect of the Burning Man landscape. A photo posted by Burning Man burningman on Aug 23, at 2: May Jul 2, Artists create intricate installations, such as this gigantic three-strory structure built at the festival.
Festival attendees are usually passive recipients of a curated experience.
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Who you are and what you do in the "default world" really doesn't matter on the playa, which may be one of the reasons celebrities like it. A decade of urban decay. Happy ValentinesDay, all you beautiful people! The event is currently taking place and ends on September 3. Burning Man is actually one of the least overtly druggy festivals I've ever been to. It wouldn't have been home without you.