Burning Man Festival
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From a seemingly simple act of building a wooden man to burn in celebration of the 1986 Summer Solstice to a return to the peace, love and understanding era of the mid-1960s, the Burning Man Festival is a specific taste. Those who have been claim everyone should go, but the fact is, it’s not for everyone and while children are welcome, they should be left at home, and the elderly should forget about resurrecting their teens.
Held annually in the Black Rock Desert, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northeast of Reno, Nevada, USA, the event typically draws just under 70,000 participants, more accurately, revellers, willing to pay exorbitant sums to take part. The desert is hot during the day, and participants are invariably scantily clad as they bounce about dancing to a DJ or doing yoga, riding their bicycles around or walking on stilts. A circus-like atmosphere.
At night, when temperatures cool (this festival occurs toward the end of August for about eight days), lights and fireworks abound. People dress in rope lights, LED lights flitter in the sand, and effigies and sculptures of all sizes and types are lit on fire. Some call it madness; some call it bliss.