Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Burning Man 2011

The 2011 Burning Man festival starts today deep in the desert of Nevada.

The sold out one week festival is celebrating it's 25th year as people from all over the world are gathering at Black Rock Desert.

Black Rock City has been erected and will be torn down in totem at the end as green counter-culture organizers will leave the desert as pristine as they found it.

"It began in 1986 when Larry Harvey and Jerry James burned an 8-foot effigy on a California beach in honor of summer solstice. An effigy is burned every year at the end of the event. Four years after the first burning, the festival was moved to the remote Nevada desert where it has been gaining participants ever since."

No longer counter-culture, tickets sold from $210 to $360 a piece. A limit of 50,000 people will be allowed in each day.

Among the most famous traditions, as is the end of the fest actual Burning Man, will be the Tesla Coil display by Dr. Megavolt.

The Festival is a haven for art and artists and vendors, such as beverage and food sellers, are urged to barter their products and not sell them.

It is a gathering not for the faint of heart but for the brave and for those who want to party like motherfuckers and show their distaste for the machine as they "Burn the Man."

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