- Brooks Hassig
Burning Man, the enormous festival held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert each year, is home to giant art installations, wild dance parties, and of course, a mega-tall wooden structure of “the man” that’s set on fire at the end of the event.
But every year, the festival also experiences wild dust storms that blur the landscape and cover cars and RVs. To cope with the dust, many people wear face masks and goggles.
Burning Man’s organizers set up an official livestream, which has been broadcasting the playa since the festival began on August 28. At times, it’s difficult to see anything on the stream through the dust, except for the occasional shadowy outline of a giant sculpture, some Burners on bicycles, or the looming shape of one of a wooden temple structure.
Take a look at the livestream, which resembles a scene from “Star Wars” or “Mad Max.”
Despite the sandstorms, which have been passing through the playa all week, Burners are still partying on.