Monday, September 22, 2008

Burning Man - 2008

Yes, Burning Man is for all. You don’t have to be young, or a hippie, or drug addict to enjoy all that the event of “Burning the Man” has to offer. In fact, all you need is self reliance and self expression and you too can be a “Burner”.
Burning Man is about art. The art of creating a community in an extreme harsh environment for a week. The art of self expression. The physical art both interactive and display. Art of sound, the art of sight, the art touch, the art of taste, the art of self expression. It’s all there for the experience.

Burning Man is a personal event. It means something different to each. I have been 3 times, each time , it offers more and more art. The following is an excellent factual description from Wikipedia:
Burning Man is an annual event held in the
Black Rock Desert, in Northern Nevada. The event starts on the Monday before, and ends on Labor Day. Its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. Organizers have noted, "Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind."

In 2008, 49,599 people attended.

- Beverly


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