More than miles north of Reno, Nevada, is Black Rock City, an expanse of desert ringed by distant mountains that has been home to the annual Burning Man festival since the s. Started by a small group of artists in San Francisco in , the weeklong event is held around Labor Day every year. Most of the tens of thousands of attendees go to experience the openness, art, whimsy, freedom and — let's be real — the nudity. Nowhere in the desert basin, or the playa, do all of those elements coalesce more magnificently than in the orgy dome , an air-conditioned sex haven where guests can visit in groups of two or more. Its creators claim that 5, attendees cavorted within its folds last year. Here are his-and-her accounts of their experiences.
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. What was once a genuinely radical festival , based on principles of inclusion, decommodification, self-reliance and communal effort, Burning Man festival has changed somewhat.
After she led the procession to deposit Timothy Leary's remaining ashes inside the Temple of Confessions true , susansarandon rode El Pulpo Mecanico across the playa back to camp, taking selfies all the way. Either way, the photos tell a story. One that will leave you feeling like you missed out, or rolling your eyes.
The Burning Man Festival is over. The man, he was burned. The clothes, they were bonkers—when they were even present. And now, while the unlucky are still trapped in traffic hell as they attempt to escape the playa, we look back and reflect on all the absurdity of the past weekend. Warning: naked people ahead.