18 OMG Things You Didn’t Know About Burning Man
"Burning Man… You’ve probably heard of it. “It’s like Coachella, right?” Is it “a raging hippie orgy in the middle of the desert?”
Or a modern day drugged out Woodstock where you can’t shower? Nope! Prepare to get schooled!
Here are 18 OMG things you probably didn’t know about the festival where they burn a man."
1. What IS BM? (clock, the Man, art installations)
2. Who goes to BM?
3. No money or bartering
5. The man burns
6. Burning Man Slang
7. The sand isn’t really sand
8. The Dust Storms
9. No wifi?!
10. It’s cold as sh*t at night
11. The temple
12. Making an Entrance
15. Bacon & Beyonce, 747s, and a free haircut
16. TEDx Talks
17. Porto Potties
18. Tricked Out Bikes
How Was Burning Man?
"How do you explain the experience of attending the Burning Man art and culture festival to someone who’s never been there?
It’s a life-changing event, at least for the first few days afterward. It’s impossible to explain, but get ready for a valiant effort.
Comedian Kevin Oeser illustrates the difficult descent into the real world for a Burning Man returnee.
He feels as if he’s made some quantum leap in consciousness, while he comes off as just plain annoying to the rest of us." (Neatorama)
Six Things the World Could Learn from Burning Man
"Most people think that Burning Man is a bunch of naked hippies doing drugs in the desert... and they are right.
But Burning Man is also much, much more. It has become a giant social experiment. It has launched movements, shaped global organizations
and brought creativity to a whole new level to those who are brave enough to face the heat and face themselves in the infamous dust." (YouTube)
Powerful Sculpture At Burning Man Shows Inner Children Trapped Inside Adult Bodies
"Here’s what Milov wrote about the piece on the festival’s website:
“It demonstrates a conflict between a man and a woman as well as the outer and inner expression of human nature.
Their inner selves are executed in the form of transparent children, who are holding out their hands through the grating.
As it’s getting dark (night falls) the children chart to shine.
This shining is a symbol of purity and sincerity that brings people together and gives a chance of making up when the dark time arrives.”
FBI used Burning Man to field-test new surveillance equipment- 8 September 2015
"The FBI's 2012 file on its Burning Man surveillance, obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests, reveals
that America's domestic spy agency for at least five years, and has been using the event as an opportunity to try out its latest toys,
with help from Pershing County sheriff's deputies...
some burners were actually undercover police..."
Burn Trials - Out of the Maze and onto the Playa - Film to come
"What happens when you send the characters from The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials to an overcrowded music festival in the desert?
You’ll have to witness it for yourself. Things will get toasty on The Playa. Welcome to the #BurnTrials!"
Festival spokesman Jim Graham said that officials see the video as theft of Burning Man's intellectual property
The video by the sandwich chain parodies the upcoming movie Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
The video's actors are shown eating Quiznos at Burning Man in the northern Nevada desert
Burning Man: The Documentary
"Burning Man is an annual festival that began in 1986. Tens of thousands of people gather at the 'Playa' in Nevada's Black Rock Desert
to create a temporary wooden city dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance.
They depart a week later, leaving no trace whatsoever. Let it burn!"