Mix together art, dust, love, & controversy. What do you get?
Isolation. Art. Dust storms. Love. Scorching heat. Utopia. Body paint. Feathers. Bicycles. Camps. Supermodels, hippies and tech titans. Party drugs. Put it all together on a Nevada playa and what do you get? Burning Man!
To mark the occasion of this annual radical ritual in Black Rock City, we've put together this collection of the best stories from numerous Burner story folders you'll want to explore.
Image: 2017's theme, via BurningMan.com
Perhaps you haven't heard, but Burning Man isn’t your usual art-music-culture festival. Instead, it’s a temporary, psychedelic city created by its citizens, and part of a thirty-year continuum of ever-larger gatherings. 75,000 participants joined last year.
Among the stories we've gathered here in this collection are posts we think hit the best high (and low) points of the festival experience:
IT'S A COLLABORATIVE SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
IT'S A DUSTY PARTY UTOPIA
LOVE HAPPENS ON THE PLAYA & MARRIAGE TOO
IT'S ABOUT SELF SUFFICIENCY BUT NOT ALL AGREE WHAT THAT MEANS
IT'S A STYLE SCENE
BURNERS LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE
ONCE A BURNER, ALWAYS A BURNER
WHEN YOU CAN'T GET TO THE PLAYA, THE PLAYA COMES TO YOU