With Spring fast approaching, it has got me all excited thinking about the up and coming festivals I have booked for this Summer. Which got me thinking once again about a festival I have to attend in my life time. I recently learnt about The Burning Man, Nevada, USA. The cost currently appears to be in the region of $380 . Obviously with the cost of flights of say approximately £600 I’m going to need to save for this for some time. It is not the type of thing I can impulsively decide to attend. So, what is it? A week long festival of music, and what can only be described as a truly hedonistic event. It promises to offer art of all forms, you cannot buy anything apart from coffee and ice. You can however trade. You must bring things with you to trade and this is all part of the charm of this wonderful event. From what I have read pretty much everything goes on here.
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (also known as “the playa”) to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. This seems like the ultimate festival to me. The thought of thrusting myself into a week event where money is not a factor and you can reconnect with your roots is the ultimate for me.
From the research I have done, it is would seem that no matter how many pictures I put on here, or how I describe the event, there is just no way that anyone can get an true representation of what the festival truly is or what is actually is like. the only way to do that, is to go. I am just a little worried that once I have been to this festival that nothing else will ever compare. Imagine going to the ultimate festival and not being able to beat it…..I reckon I would deal with it 😉
Have any of you been? If you have I would love to hear about your experience.