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40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

I am not the type of person that broadcasts my ignorance to others often. If I don’t understand something, I listen for more details in order to piece things together myself or I do some research on my own later.  Yes, I know this isn’t always the best way to approach things, especially when I was in school, but it generally works for me. Sadly, the types of things I am most likely to be ignorant about is in regards to music and art. When I ran across some pictures on Burning Man it piqued my curiosity enough to ask my husband what it was.  He pretended to be shocked that I was so out of the art scene loop not to know of this festival, considering that it is held in the state we currently live. He explained to me that it is an art festival held every year in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada and that it is called Burning Man because it culminates in the burning of a wooden statue in the shape of a man each year. They typically have a theme that helps to inspire some of the art, practices, and dress each year. For instance,  the 2015 festival’s theme was Carnival of Mirrors. In the past, they have had such themes as Fertility, Evolution, Hope & Fear, and the American Dream. The festival has been held every late August through Labor Day weekend since 1986, inspiring some crazy things that were caught on camera. Here are some of the crazy things that go on at Burning Man that I had no clue about:
40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

1. Now that is a HUGE typewriter!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

2. Not sure what is going on here, but he is certainly expressing himself!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

3. I love the idea of this giant picture frame!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

4. What is more fun than flaming skee ball?!


40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

5. This is part of the Carnival of Mirrors theme held this year, 2015.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

6. The art is inspiring. I’m going to steal this idea of hanging mirrors for a reception or shower.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

7. “The Man” is the effigy that is burned each year. He is generally on a platform but occasionally he is on the ground.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

8. There is no judgment here.


40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

9. This couple tied the knot at Burning Man.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

10. I particularly like the lights on the guy with the dinosaur head.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

11. Some of the art is a little more odd than beautiful.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

12. I just like everything about this frame! I even like the dust storm happening in this picture.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

13. These arches remind me a little of the Sydney Opera House.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

14. Not just The Man is set on fire during the festival.


40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

15. His wings remind me of a moth. Not sure what is connected to his belt though…

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

16. This statue was featured at this year’s Burning Man festival. It is Medusa with 25 snakes that blow fire from their mouths, protruding from her head.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

17. The colors are amazing during the desert night.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

18. That pink pony doesn’t look very comfortable, but she seems to be having a blast!


40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

19. The Festival is extremely organized. It would have to be with 50 to 70 thousand attendees each year!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

20.  All I’m going to say is…. I love it.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

21. I’m not pyromaniac but I can see the beauty in fire…

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

22. There’s just too much about this that I love. The only thing I would change is that he should actually be playing the saxophone.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

23. Desert pirates are real!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

24. A prime example of their principle, radical self-expression.


40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

25. I’m not sure you should be sitting inside a structure as it burns…

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

26. I don’t think I would like this sculpture as much as I do if not for the guy on the extra tall bike.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

27. This is the best head dress I’ve ever seen! Although it looks dangerous.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

28.  These are just absolutely beautiful, and they look comfortable too!


40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

29. I’m not a fan of dust storms, but it definitely makes for an interesting backdrop for a great picture!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

30. This is a cool semi-truck sculpture! I wonder what they did with it after the festival ended.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

31. Taking advantage of a pitch black desert night to really show off the lights and colors!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

32. Sometimes I wish I was a photographer so I can capture beautiful pictures like this using natural sunlight!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

33. Some people have quite the imagination!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

34. Viking ship stuck in a sea of sand!


40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

35.  The founders of Burning Man were a group of friends in California who had a bonfire on the beach during the summer solstice, where they burned a 9 foot wooden man and a wooden dog.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

36. There are only a few rules at Burning Man, one is that you cannot interfere with anyone else’s immediate experience.

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

37. Fireworks in the desert are the best!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

38. I’m not sure what this is or does, but it is awesome!


40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

39. It’s hard to tell from a still picture, but I sure do hope that the wheel spins! It would be amazing!

40 Epic Photos From Burning Man 2015 That Prove It’s The Craziest Festival In The World

40. Some people have tons of talent! This sculpture is huge, but still manages to look graceful.

Now that I know about this festival I might consider trying to get tickets since it’s held here in Nevada. It seems incredibly strange and interesting, which intrigues me enough to brave the art scene and see it for myself. I won’t commit to camping out in the dusty dessert for the entire festival, but I would like to be there for an afternoon excursion. I like what they stand for. Their 10 principles are:  radical inclusion, gifting, decommodificatios, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, and immediacy.  I may not be into art, but I am concerned with the environment, and my first thought about seeing the amount of people who visit this festival (over 70,000 people this year) was that they must leave a huge mess, but one of their principles ensures that they clean everything up which makes me want to support them even more!

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