Are you ready for some off-the-charts experiences? Do you love the sense of adventure? Are you always in the search for something new? Do you feel like you want the whole world to stop and get a chance for renewal? Burning Man is the place to be. It’s the event of the year in Nevada and it is surely one that you don’t want to miss.
Burning Man is an annual event that takes place in Nevada. The late summer event is described as an experiment in community and art. First held 32 years ago in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco as a small function (only about 20 people were present) organized by Larry Harvey and Jerry James who built the first “Man”, it has since been held annually, spanning from the last Sunday in August to the first Monday in September (Labor Day). It eventually grew into a mandatory pilgrimage into the Nevada desert. Today, tens of thousands of open-minded and creative individuals attend.
At Burning Man, the community explores various forms of artistic self-expression, which are created to be enjoyed by all participants. Participation is a key precept for the community – selfless giving of one’s unique talents for the enjoyment of all is encouraged and actively reinforced. These contributions are inspired by the yearly theme, which is chosen by the organizers. 2018 promises to be great with the “I, Robot” theme, inspired by the 1950 collection of short stories published by author Isaac Asimov.
The desert environment of Black Rock Desert Nevada is known as a “playa.” Participants in the Burning Man Festival in Nevada must adhere to a strict “leave no trace” policy. Additionally, cash transactions are prohibited at the Burning Man Nevada. Participants work on a barter system with each other. Ice and coffee are the only things that you are permitted to buy. You should also know that there are no spectators in the Burning Man Nevada festival. It is an interactive event, so you should expect to be a participant.
The event, which encourages creative experimentation, has featured everything from Tesla coils, to walking/talking marionettes to light shows that sync to human interaction. But the main attraction is the actual Burning of the Man at the end of the week. From a close contact who has experienced it before, “They burn the man for different reasons. I saw it as an ‘ashes to ashes’ symbol”
Let go of your burdens, start afresh. Leave your worries behind. Introduce the new you. Just enjoy the art and culture. There are plenty of reasons to attend, but whatever you decide to do at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, you will surely have an interesting experience.