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The Burning Man Festival is over. The man, he was burned. The clothes, they were bonkers—when they were even present. And now, while the unlucky are still trapped in traffic hell as they attempt to escape the playa, we look back and reflect on all the absurdity of the past weekend. Warning: naked people ahead. Remember: At Burning Man, shirts are optional.
More than miles north of Reno, Nevada, is Black Rock City, an expanse of desert ringed by distant mountains that has been home to the annual Burning Man festival since the s. Started by a small group of artists in San Francisco in , the weeklong event is held around Labor Day every year. Most of the tens of thousands of attendees go to experience the openness, art, whimsy, freedom and — let's be real — the nudity. Nowhere in the desert basin, or the playa, do all of those elements coalesce more magnificently than in the orgy dome , an air-conditioned sex haven where guests can visit in groups of two or more. Its creators claim that 5, attendees cavorted within its folds last year. Here are his-and-her accounts of their experiences. The night we went to the orgy dome, the line was super long. I didn't realize there was such a process to getting in. We were interviewed to make sure we were sober enough to consent and [to check] that we understood all the rules.
Festival fashion is hotter than ever at Burning Man as models take to Instagram. The event is located deep in the Nevada desert where attendees are encouraged to put their devices down and disconnect from social media. But now it's over, models, influencers and celebrities have been taking to Instagram to show off their outfits from the week. The fitted outfit had an orange outline and looked incredible against the event's back drop.