Burning Man Festival
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- 83%Spiritual Seekers
- 83%Adventure Travelers
- 82%Art & Design Lovers
- 67%Local Culture
- 67%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (14)
- Burning Man FestivalOct 21, 2013
Burning Man is a festival like no other. It's less of a show and more of a social experiment conducted within the confines of an alfresco art gallery while a performance art exhibition takes place. It's everything you've heard of and more and it's nothing like you've heard of and so much more.
- Burning Man FestivalCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Oct 20, 2013
How can you describe this festival? It's more than just music and art -- it's a lifestyle. When you enter, you ring a "virgin bell" and naked people greet you with "welcome home". Now, I understand why that is! You really have to see it to believe it. You really have to live it to understand it. But for now, check out some user-submitted Youtube videos for a taste of Burning Man!
- Burning Man FestivalMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 20, 2013
As much a cultural phenomenon as it is a festival, Burning Man itself is a weeklong temporary city (built on BLM land on a dry lakebed 3 hours outside of Reno) where anything goes – and that’s as true for nudity and drug use as it is for kids’ villages and AA meetings. If you can dream it, someone is probably doing it at Burning Man. Which means everyone has a different idea of what the event is about – for some it’s a big rave with electronic music going all night long; for others it’s a gathering of healers doing yoga at sunrise and giving massages in the afternoon. It’s a campout. It’s summer camp for grown-ups playing with giant Erector sets. It’s a cathartic transformative experience. It’s a big party. Not everyone is cut out for the blistering daytime heat and biting nighttime cold, the dust storms that render you blind and coughing, the alkaline dust that cracks your lips and corrodes the paint on your car. But I believe everyone who can should go to Burning Man at least once. It is a fascinating, beautiful idea, and perhaps the most original subculture to come out of the last 30 years.
- Burning Man FestivalSep 04, 2013
I've done a lot of crazy shit in a lot of crazy places but NOTHING compares to The Burning Man festival. Absolutely the best festival in the world. You will never be the same again after going. I highly recommend everybody loses their mind in the middle of the Nevada Desert at least once in your life. Warning though, it's highly addictive, don't be surprised if you start going every year until you hit the retirement homes.
- Burning Man FestivalMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Sep 04, 2013
A 7 day festival that is not for the faint of heart. To be part of something that is full of love, life and survival is amazing. Burning Man can be the biggest party you want or the most spirtual understanding of people you want. It is whatever you make it.
- Burning Man FestivalMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2Sep 04, 2013
I've been to Black Rock City five times now and each time it is just as fascinating. It is where technology meets pyromaniacs, hippies, dancers, artists, and all kinds of people wanting to fully experience life. The key is that everyone participates and not just watches others. Radical self-expression is the key, It is the freeist place on earth. Sometimes you wonder whether or not it is a totally different planet. You will see at least 10 amazing wondrous things that you have never seen before - every day!!
- Burning Man FestivalMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Aug 26, 2013
Something different every year, ever changing, ever evolving. Some will say it was better last year, some will say it was better in 1999, I enjoy all the different kinds of Burning Man, the evolution is part of the experience.
- Burning Man FestivalSep 15, 2012
Burning man was one of the most defining moments of my life thus far. Don't listen to the negative comments by people who've never been. This place is a desert paradise social experiment about fun, compassion for others, respect for nature, and going balls to the wall with art, fun, music, dancing, and anything you can possible imagine. There is so much to experience here. And so much of it is deeply affecting. This place will give you everything you want and more. But only if you are open to receive it and brave enough to go face it. I went there for this firs time this year, 2012. Of course, I would love to go again, but I don't have any overwhelming urge to do so. I got so much out of my first experience. I was completely satisfied and fulfilled with my week. But you can bet your ass I'm going got make every attempt at going again in the future.
- Burning Man FestivalJul 04, 2012
The travel destination on your bucket list unlike any other. Held the week before Labor Day in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada (about 2 hours from Reno), this non-curated arts festival attracts around 50,000 participants. Experience fantastic giant sculptures, music and fire performances, and surreal encounters with costumed people. No hotels, no food service, no running water and nothing to buy makes for a challenging travel experience, but one you will never forget.
Aliases: Black Rock City