Burning Man is apparently like an acid trip – if you’ve never taken one then it’s impossible to describe. What we can tell you about this now legendary event is that it manages to caress the ancient Celtic slash Pagan traditions of the Sun King into a modern day format, cleverly entwining the themes, feelings and motifs of tribal culture with the latest in modern day music, performance art and general out there behaviour. Definitely one for the bold, the hip, the outrageous and those seeking to find answers that are truly more than words to today’s deeper questions. This week long event held at the end of August in Nevada is without question the jewel in the US festival circuit’s summer calendar.
There are no rules or regulations to the party space within the Burning Man festival, but everyone is expected to act in a positive manner, giving something of themselves to help create the theme. Whether that’s giving away cups of herbal chai to weary wanderers or putting on the most outrageous display of body paint and dancing is up to the individual. Of course, no one’s going to pull you up if you don’t free up a little bit of your soul for the collective - however there’s a good chance you’ll just be the one feeling left out. Like the old cliché goes, this festival’s experience is about gaining something by giving it away.
To try to define the Burning Man festival would be to miss out on parts of its vital and enchanting essence. This is a primordial party that takes you back to a time and a mindset that can heal, change and find purpose for the lost, reinvigorating them with a new sense of life and love. If you ever get a chance to make your way to this esoteric event, then don’t pass it up as this really is the stuff of which lifetimes are made.
Event: Burning Man Festival 2019
Dates: Sunday 25th August to Monday 2nd September 2019
Venue/location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada
Price: From $390
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Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA