Burning Man: See how it's the craziest party in the world

Posted on September 29, 2017 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS MAGAZINE


Considered one of the craziest events in the world, the Burning Man, which takes place in the middle of the Nevada desert in the United States, reveals much more that the extravagant looks of the participants can show. There are 8 intense days of spiritual experiences, renewal, discoveries, music, dance and lots of art.

In Burning Man the "rules" are based on 10 basic principles described as a reminder to the participants, one of them is to leave no trace.

BURNING MAN - FACTS AND CURIOSITIES

1. The 1st Burning Man took place in 1986 in Baker Beach, San Francisco, and was an idea of ​​two friends: Jerry James and Larry Harvey.

2. In 1991 Kevin Evans and John Law decided to take him to the Nevada desert.

3. The number of participants has grown with each edition and, since 2015, the total capacity is 70 thousand people. One ticket costs at least $ 425.

4. Burning Man has always been attended by many people who work in companies in Silicon Valley. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, co-founders of Google, Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, of Facebook are some of the repeating burners in various editions.

5. But there are also famous movie, music or fashion. The Portuguese Sara Sampaio was already there and even made a point of sharing an image in the instagram, as well as Katie Perry, Cara Delevingne, or the actors Will Smith and Susan Sarandon.

6. At the festival there are only two things to buy: coffee and ice. Everything else is shared. But do not forget the essential supplies for a few days in the desert, starting with food, water and a shelter for sleeping.

7. The weather is always unpredictable. The organization even illustrates the information on the topic with a Nevada saying: "If you do not like the time will go around for five minutes he changes." Still, the worst is the temperature, which during the day can reach 40 degrees, and dust storms.

8. There are no temporary tickets to the festival just to watch one or another show. The organization understands that the festival is an experience of temporary community living and does not even consider this hypothesis. Going to Black Rock City for less than 24 hours is out of the question.