Burning Man is one of the most interesting festivals, as well as one of the biggest that takes place every year. It takes place over a total of 9 days in the Nevada desert, specifically in a temporarily-built metropolis known as Black Rock City within the Black Rock Desert, also known as “the playa”, just a week before Labor Day weekend every year.
At Burning Man, you’ll see a lot of celebrities, installations, performances, music, and a ton of partying. Black Rock City is entirely made up of RVs and tents that are brought by the participants each year.
Don’t expect to be able to purchase anything, however. Money isn’t exchanged at Burning Man whatsoever, so if you’re expecting to go, you need to make sure that you’re bringing everything you need. Shelter to sleep in such as a tent or RV, food, water, and other supplies.
Based on 2018 prices, you could spend $400 to $1,200 for a ticket to Burning Man. Together with expenses that include everything you’ll need to bring with you to survive, it’s not a cheap festival. Those that go, however, note just how worth it it really is, especially if you get to party it up with well-known celebrities.
Not many people understand what Burning Man actually is, though. Most who attend each year will tell you that you should make an appearance there to truly understand what it is.
“Burning Man is a festival. Burning Man is a community. A temporary city. A global cultural movement based on practical principles,” quoted on the official Burning Man website.
Footage by: Phantom Aerial Productions
Radical inclusion, gift giving, decommodification, radical self-reliance, leaving no trace, and self-expression are just a few of these Burning Man principles.
This year, Burning Man took place on August 26th straight through to September 3rd. If you’ve missed it this year, you should definitely consider going next year, especially if you’re looking for some inspiration to add to your professional drone portfolio.
There are a lot of drone companies who are avid festival goers, especially when it comes to Burning Man. Phantom Aerial Productions, for example, offer a number of festival packages that are available at a discount or are up for trade. They offer 4K, raw aerial footage that can be fully edited and ready to go for both promotional and personal use.
Jay Smith, the pilot for Phantom Aerial Productions, has an endless amount of experience when it comes to festivals, private events, you name it. If you’re looking to capture Burning Man in all it’s glory, this is definitely the company to go to.