How to survive 24 hours at Burning Man

The desert festival returns as one utopian seeking writer takes in every hour of celebration – and transports to out-of-this world pleasure

 

Exit Planet Dust: welcome to Burning Man

 

7am: take Parasolvent for a spin

One of the artworks that seemed to reflect this year’s theme (“Da Vinci’s Workshop”) best is Parasolvent by Dan Benedict. It consists of a disembodied suit standing at the base of a ferris wheel that has umbrellas instead of cars on its outer rim. Viewers can turn an enormous crank, which turns the wheel and makes the umbrellas flow between the suit’s shoulder blades. It’s a very Burning Man art piece – full of whimsy, steam-punkery and threatened violence that look weirdly beautiful against the desert background.

8am: check out jack champion’s murder

This is an installation of five huge black crows. When you see them from afar, you think they might be real – and then they just get larger and more imposing as you approach them. They are like Alfred Hitchcock’s worst nightmare come to life, and seem to portend doom in a hilariously delightful way.

10am: take a ride on Lord Snort or the Airship Pusher

Lord Snort
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Lord Snort Photograph: Andy Barron/AP

4pm: dance at Pink Mammoth

A couple dances as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gather for the 30th annual Burning Man festival
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A couple dances as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gather for the 30th annual Burning Man festival. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

9pm: meet a whale from outer space

Participants gather around the Space Whale art installation
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Participants gather around the Space Whale art installation Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

READ MORE HERE:https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/sep/01/burning-man-2016-festival-guide

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Headed home.

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I believe I can fly…✨🌠✨

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