In the desert of Nevada called Black Rock, every year at end of August, a temporary city is set up. For one week, people live the most incredible experiences with non-stop parties, everybody knows it as BURNING MAN…
Then, WHAT IS BURNING MAN?
First, it’s not a festival, I didn’t understant that like many of you because a festival is a show put by a group of persons to amused another one, and it’s not the case for Burning man. It’s rather a “no spectators” concept.
Immersion into anUNREAL WORLD…
… 33 years later after the first Burning man, I have been there with around 80.000 participants. A childish world without 4G, any social media (no internet reception), any social class, any difference, a non lucrative event where everyone feels free to express themselves without any judgment.
“Trying to explain what the Burning Man is to someone who’s never been there is like explaining what a particular color looks like to a blind person.” Larry Harvey
Why the man burned? For me, it burned with the old me, my past and all the negativity I had.
I was on another planet, an unique place.
People you meet are like coming out of a casting for best persons, everything is a part of a fantastic world with thrills, dust, drugs, music, sunshine….
From the first day till the end, you just party, have fun with friends you meet and probably never see again, join in events like yoga.., ride in amazing art cars, admire some arts exhibited in the desert and appreciate the creativity, all of this in an extreme euphoria.
In one word : FREEDOM
Mentality is level 100% , you can meet everybody at burning man (models, celebrities, kids, pregnant women, a “nobody” like me, business men,old people…) and we are together. Celebrities at burning man 2019: Diplo, Kely Gale, Flume… Previous years : will Smith , Jared Leto , mark zuckerberg …
The craziest, weirdest things but funny and nice :
The “Orgy dome” a place to have sex and watch others having sex, exchange partners, try new experiences and The “Carcass washing” group shower activity where people are naked and wash each other (ID card check and no phone permitted) PS: Do not feel forced to do everything, just try what you really want and no judge.
The best events with such good ideas:
“Message in bottle”
“Ice cream for free” by my camp
WANT TO GO TO BURNING?
Organization : start planning the trip 6 month before to be ready. Ticket: 425$ + (bicycle rented indispensable +/or a vehicle pass) + some fees. You can book your ticket on the site of Burning Man from February / March ( they are sold out very fast).
You can reach Black Rock City by plane or by bus. (get the links for the tickets)
WHAT TO PACK?
Just remind you that it will be in the desert where there is nothing. It’s very hot during the day, up to 40 degree and very cold at night it was 12 to 15 when I was there. You must be equipped. The organizers provides a packing list to help you.
You should have a bike to move, the place look like the pic below, it’s quite large to walk. You can take 1hour of walking to reach a place. You will rent it on this site or just get it in Walmart to not spend a lot of money. Personally, my friends had already organized everything and I come from France, so I didn’t have a lot to bring.
WHAT TO WEAR?
I’m sure you have seen the pics of the burning man fashion, wanna tell you to not stress about having the best costumes, just wear what you want, no dress code, you can dress as usual, have some costumes, swimwear, or even naked. So be free to wear everything you want but no open toe-shoes.
Water, water…. my friends, it’s important because you will need it -at least 3 gallons per day- please drink a lot of water there Get your earplugs if sleeping with noises disturb you, because //parties all the time// no time without musics so when you wanna sleep, others wanna party.
DO NO FORGET: – Your ticket – Goggles 🥽 to protect your eyes from dust – Warm blanket / Warm clothes for nights -Baby wipes, frontal lamp / torch (no light in the desert) – ID CARD (over 21 for alcohol) – Plastic Phone cover to protect your phone from the dust – Download “IBurn” for the map and “LEAVE NO TRACE” one of the principles, the respect of nature.
ARE YOU STILL VIRGIN OF BURNING MAN? BE READY YOU TO BOOK YOUR TICKET SOON AND BE A BURNER
*Playa: dry lake, flat-bottom depression found in interior desert basins.
You can wash away the dust , the playa stay in you.
More pictures and videos in highlight “Burning man” on my Instagram.