Not burned but! Competition goers revel within the Nevada desert on Burning Man’s sixth day

Many free souls braved the extreme heat to partake in the sixth day of Burning Man Friday after a two-year break from the festival, despite the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert.

The week-long festival, held in the Black Rock Desert since the early 1990s, has long been a tradition, frequented by scantily clad crowds looking to relax and soak up the event’s signature psychedelic atmosphere.

Halted in 2020 due to concerns about COVID, the festival returned in full force late last month, with nearly 80,000 people flocking to the makeshift venue late last month to celebrate the event’s triumphant return, as everyone awaited the giant ‘male’ structure. turned on. until the end of the party.

Establishing a makeshift desert metropolis brimming with art and self-expression, festivalgoers were photographed Friday showing off their flashy cars and bikes in the hot Nevada sun – with colorful installations prompting people to gaze up at the sky as it gets dark.

Again, participants had to contend with scorching heat, as the National Weather Service forecast the highest daytime temperatures in Gerlach, the closest city to the event, to be between 100 and 105 degrees, according to SF Gerbang Gate.

Organizers, meanwhile, were seen handing out free coffee to revelers, following the surprise announcement that drink fees would be waived as Americans battle unprecedented inflation and looming economic uncertainty.

Many souls are free to brave the extreme heat to partake in the sixth day of Burning Man Friday after a two-year break from the festival, despite the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert.

Many souls are free to brave the extreme heat to partake in the sixth day of Burning Man Friday after a two-year break from the festival, despite the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert.

A woman poses in front of a giant flaming peace sign, showing off the spirit of peace and festival love

A woman poses in front of a giant flaming peace sign, showing off the spirit of peace and festival love

The week-long festival, held in the Black Rock Desert since the early 1990s, has long been a tradition, frequented by scantily clad people looking to relax and enjoy the event's signature atmosphere.

The week-long festival, held in the Black Rock Desert since the early 1990s, has long been a tradition, frequented by scantily clad people looking to relax and enjoy the event’s signature atmosphere.

Discontinued in 2020 due to concerns about COVID, the festival returned in full force late last month, with nearly 80,000 flocking to the makeshift venue late last month to celebrate the event's triumphant return.

Discontinued in 2020 due to concerns about COVID, the festival returned in full force late last month, with nearly 80,000 flocking to the makeshift venue late last month to celebrate the event’s triumphant return.

Establishing a makeshift desert metropolis brimming with art and self-expression, festivalgoers were photographed Friday showing off their flashy cars and bikes in the hot Nevada sun.

Establishing a makeshift desert metropolis brimming with art and self-expression, festivalgoers were photographed Friday showing off their flashy cars and bikes in the hot Nevada sun.

While the festival is known for its free-spirited behavior, the desert sands do force these revelers to wear makeshift masks

While the festival is known for its free-spirited behavior, the desert sands do force these revelers to wear makeshift masks

A group of Burning Man parties gathered around the horse installation

A group of Burning Man parties gathered around the horse installation

A woman goes biking through one of the installations shirtless

A woman goes biking through one of the installations shirtless

One reveler put it simply, in Burning Man spirit: 'I'm not lost.  I'm here'

One reveler put it simply, in Burning Man spirit: ‘I’m not lost. I’m here’

This neon truck is one of many standout installations throughout the desert

This neon truck is one of many standout installations throughout the desert

Revelers then flock to the venue’s old coffee shop, Center Camp Café, to fill their bellies – at an event, festivalgoers typically bill each other for necessities like water, in remote areas where drinking options are common. others are limited.

Celebrities like Paris Hilton and Cara Delevigne were spotted among the casual crowd at the festival earlier this week.

The theme of this year’s event – dubbed a ‘temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance’ – is ‘Waking Dreams,’ organizers say – a fitting topic to capture the festival’s otherworldly essence.

According to organizers: ‘After a long run from pandemic insomnia, drifting between sleep and wake, it’s time to start imagining the future again.’

The week-long celebration, which kicks off Sunday morning at the seven-square-mile makeshift campground housing the festival, where free-spirited individuals — who cost $575 to attend — can enjoy a multitude of activities, from the mundane to the extreme.

One of the many terrifying complex installations to visit throughout the Nevada desert during Burning Man

One of the many terrifying complex installations to visit throughout the Nevada desert during Burning Man

Mad Max turns pink as festival goers stand next to an elaborate vehicle installation

Mad Max turns pink as festival goers stand next to an elaborate vehicle installation

A woman wears this year's Burning Man theme, 'Waking Dream', all over her denim jacket

A woman wears this year’s Burning Man theme, ‘Waking Dream’, all over her denim jacket

Another horse installation and this one even has someone to ride a silver stallion

Another horse installation and this one even has someone to ride a silver stallion

This woman seems to have befriended one of the installations

This woman seems to have befriended one of the installations

Wide open!  Another creative installation that allows revelers to pose for photos

Wide open! Another creative installation that allows revelers to pose for photos

Unique animal installations are perfect for this free spirit

Unique animal installations are perfect for this free spirit

On the itinerary for revelers there are many scheduled parties where the so-called Burners have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy a few tunes and, of course, enjoy alcohol, as well as enjoy performances of a wide variety of music, including, Latin, jazz, 80s pop and disco.

For those looking for something a little quieter, mOre meditation facilities are also offered, including a hammock forest, hypnotherapy sessions, and shared peppermint bomb breathing exercises.

And for those looking to expand their minds, Burning Man will also offer several educational sessions on topics such as the intersection of artificial intelligence and astronomy, as well as the use of psychedelics in surgery.

Also new this year is a camp at The Playa called Consensual Abduction, where guests can climb through a ‘wormhole’ slide to arrive on the dance floor to rave through the night.

Approval is the main theme of this year’s event, reports Gate — an important component given that so many experiences on this year’s schedule involve sex, from after-hours debauchery and whipping to illicit slavery.

Dozens of people gathered at one installation showing someone hanging from the ground

Dozens of people gathered at one installation showing someone hanging from the ground

In the itinerary for revelers there are many scheduled parties where the so-called Burners have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy some songs and, of course, enjoy alcohol, as well as enjoy performances of a wide variety of music, including, Latin, jazz, pop 80 -an, and disco

In the itinerary for revelers there are many scheduled parties where the so-called Burners have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy some songs and, of course, enjoy alcohol, as well as enjoy performances of a wide variety of music, including, Latin, jazz, pop 80 -an, and disco

Elaborate outfits, or lack thereof, are often a big part of any Burning Man

Elaborate outfits, or lack thereof, are often a big part of any Burning Man

Not content to just walk the festival, this woman took the makeshift zip-line

Not content to just walk the festival, this woman took the makeshift zip-line

The event will close on Sunday with the burning of the statue, known as the burning man, which has been the traditional way of closing the event since its inaugural festival in 1989.

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