First-time and repeat Burners are making their way to the Nevada desert this week…. But for what?
To tap into the temporary alternate reality of THE BURNING MAN!!
The dreamscape utopia where a smile will grant you access to just about anything you want or need. In their bags are undoubtedly feathers, face paint, glitter, and sunscreen. But perhaps the best beauty ally can be found in the frequent sandstorms that ensue on such flat stretches of a dry plane. Just look at the great art of dust-filled films.
The gathering began when a few friends met on Baker Beach, San Francisco in 1986 to burn a larger-than-life statue of a wooden man, which Larry Harvey, the original organizer, described as an act of “radical self-expression.”
Harvey eventually wrote this into the gathering’s official 10 Principles in 2004, which also lists concepts like de-commodification, radical self-reliance, communal effort, civic responsibility and leaving no trace. The gathering, of which this year’s edition that has started. And it has expanded from these humble beach origins to become a temporary self-sustaining city that takes in whatever its participants provide.
This libertine carnival where attendees let their freak flags fly, there are also lots of burner girls to highlight the same!
The Burner Girls
Whether you’ve missed the boat on a ticket or don’t have the funds for this year’s event, hopefully, this gallery will offer you a window into what goes down each year at Black Rock City. If you are one of the lucky people reading this in your disco sunnies about to head out to the desert — get inspired, get pumped, and enjoy.
If that excites you, and you don’t mind heat, dust, and sweat, then Playa is the place to be through 26th August (and will go until September 3).
Stay tuned for more happening news on Vologlam.com.
And in the meantime, keep an eye on the desert happenings at the top of this page.