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canada goose What it's like to visit Burning Man, one of the wildest, most surreal events in the world Zoë Bernard Sep. 7, 2018, 2:01 PM Levi Bernard for Business Insider For nine days, Black Rock City, Nevada ferienhaus-starnberger-see , is overtaken by 70,000 people to become Burning Man, one of the wildest art events in the world. This was the event’s 33rd year on the desert playa, and it included hundreds of art installations, musical acts, and workshops. This year’s theme was “I, Robot,” named for Isaac Asimov’s science-fiction novel — and much of the artwork reflected a computerized aesthetic. Here’s what it was like: 1/ Burning Man takes place each year at the end of the summer. Up to 70,000 people gather from all over the world to become temporary residents of Black Rock City, Nevada. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 2/ The temperature in the desert can reach up to 100 degrees, and shade is scarce. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 3/ On the first day of the event, a windstorm swept the playa. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 4/ As for clothing, some attendees opted for bathing suits … Levi Bernard for Business Insider 5/ … while others chose tutus. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 6/ Butterfly capes were also a popular clothing choice … Levi Bernard for Business Insider 7/ … while some people flaunted unconventional face-wear, like this festivalgoer at a Whitney Houston tribute party. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 8/ Burning Man is founded on principles that encourage radical self-reliance, self-expression, and inclusion. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 9/ While there’s no headliner event at Burning Man, there are hundreds of activities throughout the days. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 10/ Something called “Coffee and Cattle Prods” was advertised on the door of a portable bathroom. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 11/ One man got an aerial perspective on the event from a gigantic swing. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 12/ Bullhorns were the preferred method of communicating on the playa. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 13/ Because there was little to no cellphone reception on the playa, walkie-talkies helped people stay in touch. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 14/ Each year, Burning Man has a new theme — this year it was “I, Robot,” named for Isaac Asimov’s science-fiction novel. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 15/ The playa was home to hundreds of art pieces. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 16/ Robots were a big part of the artwork on the playa. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 17/ Many pieces of art took months — if not years — to build. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 18/ An enormous silver orb was a focal point on the playa. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 19/ It also served as the site of an impromptu concert. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 20/ Some of the art was interactive. This piano was along the outer regions of the playa … Levi Bernard for Business Insider 21/ … while this “Playa Barbie” box has provided a popular photo op over the years. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 22/ This puppet’s outfit changed several times over the week. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 23/ A 50-foot-tall statue called “Desert Guard” weighed 12 tons and was shipped from the Gobi Desert to Black Rock City. Levi Bernard for Business Insider Source: “Burner Podcast” 24/ Burning Man takes place over 7 square miles. The easiest way to get around the playa was by biking or hitching a ride on an art car. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 25/ Most people decked out their bicycles. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 26/ But a big draw each year is the art cars. In Black Rock City, the vehicles — also known as “mutant vehicles” — have a speed limit of 5 mph. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 27/ Modes of transport typically were unconventional … Levi Bernard for Business Insider 28/ … and occasionally extraterrestrial. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 29/ This art car was covered in neon. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 30/ These two chicken art cars attracted a lively crowd. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 31/ Most art cars doubled as roving parties. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 32/ This art car hosted a daytime party. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 33/ This massive jaguar art car was built by a team of Colombian artists. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 34/ At night, it turned into a mobile party with lights and a DJ. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 35/ Parties on the playa continued throughout the day and night … Levi Bernard for Business Insider 36/ … and this hollowed-out 747 doubled as a massive party spot at night. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 37/ At night canada goose outlet , the playa was lit up by neon … Levi Bernard for Business Insider 38/ … as were the people. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 39/ Snacks like cinnamon toast were passed out late at night. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 40/ Every year, on the last night of the event, a wooden effigy of a man is set on fire — that’s where Burning Man gets its name. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 41/ On the night of the burn, this man wielded a large saber. Levi Bernard for Business Insider 42/ While the event is open to visitors for only nine days, it takes months for the city to be disassembled, leaving no trace of its existence … Levi Bernard for Business Insider 43/ … until it returns the following year. Levi Bernard for Business Insider Previous 1/ Next SEE ALSO: 22 female angel investors every startup founder should know canada goose parka