Burning Man is an annual gathering in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada full of impromptu art installations, throbbing music and happy citizens, many of them naked. The event starts on the Monday before, and ends on the day of, the American Labor Day holiday (August 29 to September 5, 2011). The 25th Burning Man Festival came to an end Monday. Nearly 50,000 people gathered in Nevada’s Black Rock, where they lived, partied and celebrated “community, artwork, absurdity, decommodification and revelry” for a week.
The theme for this year’s Burning Man was “Rites of Passage.” The event which used to be free now cost $360, with tickets going for as high as $1000 on Stub Hub.