I’ve sadly (??) never been to burning man, but this time-lapse footage of the playa over five weeks is pretty inspiring. First you see a small group of folks begininning to set things up and then, when the gates open, all heck breaks loose, creating a mini-city in the desert.
Then it all just goes away.
If Burning Man teaches us anything it’s that a) Burning Man is really expensive b) running around naked all day is probably not the best idea for the prevention of sand abrasion to the nether quarters and c) humans really can work together to make amazing things, even if it’s just for a week or two.