After a two year hiatus due to Covid, Burning Man returned to the Black Rock desert in Nevada for the full nine-day festival of art, music, theme camps, yoga, dance, art cars, iced coffee, and scantily clad participants. With temperatures topping 100 degrees for at least three of the days, as well as several multi-hour dust storms, this year was a challenging one.
However, just as in 2018 and 2019, it was the incredible art projects, the quest for a camp serving grilled cheese at midnight, and the energy of 70,000 participants that kept this girl going. Here’s a look at some of my very favorite experiences over the week. Of course there was so much more to see and do- but I left my camera in my tent for most of the week.
Were you at Burning Man this year? Which piece was your favorite? Leave a comment below.
It’s pretty hard to quantify Burning Man into words, so this one will be a photo essay of this year’s theme, I Robot. Enjoy just a few of the sights- I doubt I saw even half of what was going on there! There’s lots of photos here so they take a minute to load- be patient. Click on any image you want to enlarge.
Playa Art by Day
“I Have Dust in Curious Places”
Rhino Art car
Deah with a friendly robot
Dream Focuser Art Car
“In Case We Miss Each Other”
Converse Art Car
“Do You Trust?”
“A Night at the Climb-In”
“In every lifetime I will find you”
“We are the ones we have been waiting for”
“Taking the Long View”
Playa Art by Night
Deah out for a ride
Two lovely burners
Inside the hexatron forest
Rabid Transport is really fun to watch
A huge church just comes sailing by
Peacock art car
Deah inside the hexatron
“Rabid Transit” art car
Just a giant sailing ship
“Bar I’d Like to Find” – a mobile bar
The Jumbo Jet
Burning The Man and The Temple
The Temple Galaxia
Inside the temple. People leave Rembrandt’s of loved ones lost
The Man has burned
A ranger in front of the burning temple
Fireworks, and the Man burns
For more detailed info on the art, the camps, and the daily events, I suggest looking through the iBurn app or the TimeToBurn app.
Have you been to Burning Man? What was your favorite part? Would you like to go one day? Tell me your thoughts on the festival!