Every year, thousands gather in a remote section of the Nevada desert to, essentially, have the best time ever. The festival - which has been running since - starts on the last Monday of August and ends on the first Monday of September. Event organisers encourage festival-goers to abandon their phones, their money, and probably their clothes, and live and care for each other as one community for an entire week. More: Why there was a see-through toilet at Glastonbury this year. Anyone can post in open comments.
A gigantic wooden sculpture known as "The Man" is engulfed in flames during the Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. A woman riding in an outrigger fires a flame cannon over the heads of Burning Man participants as they dance in the early hours of the morning. A fire tornado emerges from the burning embers of the "Temple of Whollyness" as it burns at the conclusion of the Burning Man. A Nevada sheriff accepts an invitation from a festival participant as another police officer videotapes the encounter. The sheriffs reportedly do not interfere with the festival unless an overtly illegal activity is observed. Jordan Lenaburg places a ring on Shandi Trolson's finger at a wedding ceremony during the Burning Man festival. Share On facebook Share On facebook Share.
David Rich Alternative Travel , Nevada 0. Burning Man. Take a dry lake bed in the remote Black Rock Desert of northwestern Nevada, gather hundreds of mutant vehicles, thousands of RVs, semis, rental trucks, and tents, and 45, crazies lined up like the Oklahoma land rush, starting gun at Sunday midnight lasting a week until Labor Day. This it is, and much, much more.
In the video above you get a whirlwind look at one day at Burning Man. It was made in , but it should give you a good sense as to what's up at this year's Burning Man, which takes place in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Burning Man kicked off Saturday and lasts through Sept. That means it's really just begun—we'll see many more videos and photos in the days to come. There's nothing like Burning Man.