Euphoria in the middle of the desert: Hot revelations of Burning Man Festival participantsPictolic
Orgies, nudity, drugs and scandalous situations have made the Burning Man festival the most "wild" in the world. In the middle of the desert in Nevada, in conditions of unbearable heat, party-goers enjoy art, counterculture and freedom of expression. For nine days they light from dawn to dawn at the bottom of a dried-up lake.
This year, the festival was canceled for the second time in a row due to the coronavirus epidemic, but a virtual one will be held instead - at the same place. Read the memories of the participants of the festivals of the past years about the brightest and most impressive moments that happened to them at Burning Man.
The temperature here often reaches 43 C, in addition, sandstorms regularly occur here. Nothing but ice can be bought at Burning Man, so participants must bring enough water, food and other necessary supplies.
The festival has been held since 1986. He is known for huge wooden structures, strange works of art, crazy costumes and experiments with sex and drugs. For many, a visit to Burning Man was an unforgettable experience that changed their lives.
Despite the fact that the festival was officially canceled, this year about 10,000 people still went to the desert. On average, about 80,000 people took part in a grand party every year.
Here are the impressions of participants of past festivals — these are stories about the brightest and most memorable moments from personal experience at Burning Man.
Sammy, 29, is a journalist from Washington. She has been to the festival before and is going to go to the desert this year as well. The girl says that she witnessed conflicts and fights. One of the camps brought a whole plane with him to the festival, and in another they burned Barbie dolls in the stove to the accompaniment of a piano.
At Burning Man, an American woman met a man who participated in wild orgies and injured his penis after the seventh intercourse of the day. He had to go to the hospital in the nearest town, where he was stitched. However, the insatiable "Berner" returned to the camp the very next day after the operation.
One of the popular entertainments is a communal shower, where you can cool off under the water jets together with fifty people. Everyone enters the transparent container completely undressed, lathered and washed off the foam with water. After that, the clean and satisfied participants hug and dance.
Sammy confirms that many people here indulge in drugs. However, since the festival lasts only a week, people do not take too large doses.
40-year-old Randolf Jorberg from Germany owns a chain of craft breweries. He first attended the sensational event in 2007 and twice visited the spin-off of the festival called AfrikaBurn.
The German says that he likes the idea of radical self-expression, which can be safely implemented at the Burning Man festival. He loves the freedom that reigns here and prefers it to the standards of everyday life. Having visited the festival, the participants learn new things and transfer them into their everyday reality. This is especially true of sexual experience.
For Randolph, Burning Man is an extension of the circle of communication. He likes to meet new people and make connections, and the festival is the perfect place for this.
27-year-old Mollie Bylett (pictured in the center) from Cornwall runs a travel blog. She attended the festival in 2017 and 2019. The girl was amazed by what she saw. Despite the fact that the British woman traveled the world for seven years, Burning Man managed to surprise her the most.
Firstly, everyone here warmly communicates, since the participants are divorced from modern technologies. The euphoria of relationships with people can be felt even without drinking alcohol, the girl claims. Everyone shares food, drinks and emotions with each other.
The most memorable art object for Molly was a temple where people could honor the memory of deceased relatives. They left notes and photos of loved ones who passed away here. At the same time, many were crying, hugging and holding hands.
Here you can find communities where sexual orgies and other similar hangouts take place. But there are also healthy courses at Burning Man, including breathing practices, meditation and other classes. The participants of the festival not only have fun from morning to evening, but also can learn a lot.
50-year-old Johnny Diggs from Florida visited the festival for the first time in 2012. He has been here seven times since then. Since the man is a musician, in 2013 he brought a real piano with him to the desert.
The American says that this festival is unlike any other in the whole world. Mind-blowing art constructions, which are subsequently burned, remind of the impermanence of life, art and civilization.
The sexual component is something that many admire and look for in the Burning Man culture. There are many locations where people can explore all aspects of sex - from BDSM to polyamory. There are even master classes where they teach the art of satisfying the desires of a partner. Nevertheless, all intimate pleasures take place behind a closed door or in tents: no one has sex in full view of everyone.
Participants use light drugs, like marijuana and mushrooms. There are no heavy substances like heroin here.
Most of all, Johnny likes to meet people from all over the world, with different stories and life paths. Here, for example, a surgeon and a hippie, a famous musician and an entomologist can hang out together. Such a mixture of cultures, occupations and views gives everyone a unique experience.
46-year-old Deya is a school librarian from Texas. She visited the festival in 2018 and 2019. For a woman, participating in Burning Man has become a unique experience. She admires the outfits of the participants, huge cars and says that everyone will find something important for themselves here.
The American woman was happy to change costumes, renting them right here. By the way, many festival participants prefer to go naked.
The camps offer treats and alcohol in exchange for completing various exciting tasks. Deya says that participation in the festival exceeds all expectations, because there is a huge amount of entertainment for everyone.
Will from Manchester also took part in the festival. He was shocked by the number of theme camps where you can find absolutely everything. And the sensational tent for sexual orgies really exists!
The Briton advises you to join one of the camps so that your stay at the festival will be more comfortable. This way it will be easier to get the necessary things, since you can't buy anything at the event.
The Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert this year was supposed to take place from August 30 to September 7. It was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but despite this, the organizers came up with something interesting.
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