Daily Archives: 4 September 2015

Live from Burning Man 2015

The official Burning Man YouTube channel is streaming live video from Burning Man 2015.  It’s silent.

Burning Man 2015, in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, opened on 30 August 2015 and runs through 7 September 2015.  The Man burns on 5 September 2015 at 6 PM, PDT.   He’s 60 feet (18 m) tall this year, which is the smallest he’s been since 2000.

Burning Man traces its origins to a Summer Solstice celebration on San Francisco’s Baker Beach—how’s that for alliteration?—when about 20 people took part in the burning of an eight-foot high Man.   That was in 1986.

This year’s festival, with the theme “Carnival of Mirrors,” will have an attendance of about 70,000.  They’ll gather for “a celebration and a cultural movement…a fiery symposium of ideas, art, and technology.”   There will be a heavy representation of tech innovators—Elon Musk is a regular—and a fair number of people who are there to enjoy a week-long rave.  Admission this year is $390.

Here’s a short video about this year’s event: