The man at this year’s Burning Man has come and gone. The annual festival, which takes place in Black Rock City, NV, about two hours from Reno, is winding down. Saturday night saw the burning of the actual Burning Man. Sunday was the burning of the Temple. During the festival, residents of the pop-up city leave notes and messages in the structure, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. The torching of the Temple itself is the grand finale.
Reportedly 70,000 people descended on the desert to create the temporary city. “It’s a city wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the experience,” says the Burning Man website.
Even celebs are tempted to leave everything behind and head out to the desert for the annual weeklong festival known as Burning Man, dedicated to creating a community of art and self-expression. Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, and more got in on the action this year, but, of course, they did it the celebrity way.
What do you think of Burning Man? Would you go?