The Burning Man in Nevada

On September 15, 2012, Jason Buzi went on a trip with his girlfriend to participate in a week-long annual event that is held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, United States. The event is named the “Burning Man”, which is taken from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy. Taking place between August 27 and September 3 every year, it is a kaleidoscope of art, radical self-expression and self-reliance.

Unlike other thrill seekers, who would go to the event 6 months to a year in advance, Jason Buzi and his girlfriend decided to attend it about 2 weeks prior. Along with his best description of such event is likened to a “giant outdoor art and music festival”, he further describes it in some ways, from a “giant rave” to a “huge drug induced party”.

Jason Buzi considered himself as a frequenter to the event (It was his 4th time since 1999),on the other hand, it was his girlfriend’s debut. They both arrived in a Saturday morning. Jason Buzi reminisce the part when they walked along the “playa”, which is from the Spanish word meaning beach and witnessed the wonderful art installations as the highlights of the whole event. As for him, it is the art installations that made a good impression of him about the “Burning Man”.

Other than the art installations, they were able to take a ride in a replica of a Mississippi riverboat, and festival floats that resemble a sardine can, a train and a fish. Furthermore, they were able to visit a temple, which showcased moving inscriptions.  Also, they were able to meet many interesting people from all walks of life. Moreover, they enjoyed the program proper where in “the man” is burned and a fire dance and fireworks followed after. Everything was a very fun experience for them and they absolutely look forward in attending the event again.


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