- Reuters/Jim Urquhart
Burning Man – the enormous festival held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert each year – hosts giant art installations, wild dance parties, and a mega-tall wooden structure of “the man” that attendees set on fire at the end of the event.
Burning Man’s organizers set up an official livestream, which has broadcast the playa since August 30. It shows tents and RVs as far as the eyes can see, as well as burners riding across the desert by bike.
Take a look at the livestream, which resembles a scene from “Mad Max:”
Since 1990, Burning Man has been held in Nevada’s Black Rock City, a temporary, large-scale camp burners set up in the shape of a semi-circle for the festival. (For four years prior, the event happened on a San Francisco beach.)
In 2016, approximately 70,000 people descended on Black Rock City. Just as many are expected to have come to this year’s festival, which began on August 27.
2017 may be Black Rock City’s hottest year on record, according to SF Gate. Forecasters expect temperatures to exceed 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.