The Burning Man project has grown from a small group of people gathering spontaneously to a community of over 48,000 people. It is impossible to truly understand the event as it is now without understanding how it has evolved, but if you want to attempt this feat then read this.
Burning Man will be held in the Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada. The towns of Empire and Gerlach serve as guardians of the desert region. This festival of life is always held the week prior to and including Labor Day weekend. In 2012 the dates are Monday, August 27th to Monday, September 3rd.
If you are searching for that special time in your life and wish to share it with 48.000 other people then Burning Man is for you. This is truly the last hippie gathering in the world.
For more pictures from this years Burning Man click here.
Below is a live feed from Burning Man: