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What is Burning Man?

mr and mrs adventure, what is burning man, giant letters, people on top of giant letters, incredible burning man Dream structure, climbing structures at burning man, giant letters, dream art, couple on top of a dream, adventure coupleAn absolute DREAM. One thing we learned after spending 5 days on the The Playa climbing giant letters, weathering gnarly dust storms, making friends with every kind of person possible and falling-in-love with neon bike decor, we realized that there is no one way to define, or experience, the “circus of the moon,” THE DREAM that is Burning Man.

mr and mrs adventure, what is burning man, giant letters, people on top of giant letters, incredible burning man Dream structure, climbing structures at burning man, giant letters, dream art, couple on top of a dream, adventure coupleDefined as “an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance,” what we understood it to be was an incredible place where people willfully take advantage of the opportunity to support each other in an effort to share the time of their lives amongst the dry, rugged chaos of The Playa which, before you know it, becomes Paradise. 

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giant ok letters, burning man 2015, burning man 2015 artThere is no money exchanged on The Playa, and no talk of jobs or career either. In our modern reality, there is no way to understand the moment in time that is created in Black Rock City without actually becoming a part of it yourself.

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mr and mrs adventure, what is burning man, couple at burning man, adventure couple, silver outfit burning man, best burning man outfits, beautiful burning man couple, Then there’s The Man:

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burning man 2015, the man, burning of the man, what is burning man In an effort to preserve the novelty of Burning Man for those of you lucky people who will one day go, I won’t say too much here, just be sure to return to the fire:

burning man 2015, the man, burning of the man, what is burning man…and bring breakfast:

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mr and mrs adventure, what is burning man, couple at burning man, adventure couple, silver outfit burning man, best burning man outfits, beautiful burning man couple, martini village burning manWe were able to put aside the temporary frustration of the dust once we became aware of the fact that the dust was the reason for this mystical, mysterious, wildly-unpredictable, beautifully-frosted place:

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biking on the playa, biking burning man, playa dust, black rock cityFor us, Burning Man was a chance to embrace a new-found freedom that our modern world has made seem completely unattainable.

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mr and mrs adventure, what is burning man, couple at burning man, adventure couple, silver outfit burning man, best burning man outfits, you are exactly where you are meant to beThis freedom was so abundant and so readily available that it bubbled over onto everything we did. There was no sense of time, no structured sleeping pattern, no rules, no one to tell you “No” and as far as fashion, ANYTHING and NOTHING was the trend.

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mr and mrs adventure, what is burning man, couple at burning man, adventure couple, silver outfit burning man, best burning man outfits,Honestly, the more unique and creative people were with EVERYTHING the more fun it was for everyone!

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boat car burning man, mutant vehicle burning man, burning man boat partySomething we quickly realized was that sunrise and sunset were the most magical times to be on The Playa. Everything transitions, everything glows… everything comes alive in it’s own incredible way.

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sunrise burning man, playa sunrise, black rock city sunriseOur last night looked like this:

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burning man neon night photography the playaThe morning of our last day looked like this:

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20150906-IMG_7239In conclusion, Burning Man is whatever you dream it to be really, so why not make the reality of it the time of your life.

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giant angel wings, angel on earth, last angel on earth, angel on the playa, burning man angelBe sure to check out our extremely helpful post: THE BEST Burning Man Guide EVER!

7 Comments

  1. Reply

    mrandmrsadventure

    April 10, 2016

    Stunning right?!

  2. Reply

    Charline

    April 8, 2016

    That is awesome , what amazing pictures, I love everything WOW!!!

  3. Reply

    Barb

    September 16, 2015

    Definite addition to my bucket list!!!

    • Reply

      mrandmrsadventure

      September 17, 2015

      YES! Right where it should be 🙂

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