Posted on by Dominik Wensauer

It will soon be a year since I set off for„Carnival of Mirrors“ at Burning Man 2015. All the planning, so many stories; nothing prepared me for what was really happening.

Burning Man 2015

Burning Man 2015

Burning Man is a festival in the Nevada desert. In Black Rock City, a specially built city, around 60,000 people gather every year to immerse themselves in a surreal world of art, music and colors for a week. Besides burning a wooden statue - the Burning Man - a lot revolves around costumes and lights! People let their imaginations run wild and express themselves in completely new forms.

Erster Tag – die Ruhe vor dem Sturm

First day– The calm before the storm

We had prepared for this week for around four months. You read a lot about the equipment necessary to survive in the desert in the heat and sandstorms as well as the cold and darkness. The basic concept is that you can't buy anything from the Burning Man. Coffee and ice cream are excluded. That means you have to equip yourself with food and plenty of water to last nine days.

Walmart is your friend

Walmart is your friend

In addition to all the logistics and preparation, the focus is on individual costumes. For us it goes without saying that we had a new motto every day in order to be at the fore on the carnival front. Burning Man has unofficial official theme days. There is Tutu Tuesdays get your fancy tutus out or White Wednesday! How these can be interpreted is up to you.sen.

Tutu Tuesday @ Burning Man

Tutu Tuesday @ Burning Man

White Wednesday was a special occasion for us. A couple of friends decided to get married at Burning Man! Wow. I think you can hardly choose a more magical location for a wedding than the mystical sunset during a sand storm. In the car that looked like the shell of a turtle, the wedding party drove to the woman on the playa where we waited with music for the bride.n.

Burning Man Hochzeit unter der Frauen Statue

Burning Man wedding under the women statue 

After the ceremony, which was held by an actual pastor, we celebrated the night away. At night the bright desert turns into a sea of lights with wonderful colors and shapes. Camps build their own cars with which they drive through the desert and play music. There are no limits to creativity. Whether fish, salamander or pirate cruiser. Everything has already been there and people put weeks, even months, of preparation in their camps and Burner Mobile.

Burning Man Camp Wanderlust 2015

Burning Man Camp Wanderlust 2015

Even with the costumes is not saved at night despite the cold.LED and Electric Wire blow the march here. But I have to say one thing: There can never be enough LEDs on a costume. Where on the one hand it can be your salvation because it gets so dark, on the other hand it is the perfect party companion to dance until sunrise. The more the better!

Robot Heart bei Sonnenaufgang

Robot Heart at sunrise

Bicycles are also adorned with electric wire and unusual designs. So we have our bikes with usLED spoke lights equipped and wrapped the frame with colored electric wire. The following applies: Unique selling point is the key! When you put your bike in the middle of a thousand other bikes in front of youThunder Dome turns off, it also wants to be found again.

Burning Man 2015

Burning Man 2016

With the burning of Burning Man on Saturday evening and the Burn Temple on Sunday, the festival has reached its absolute climax. The magic of the hour can hardly be put into words when over 60,000 people gather around the Burning Man to appreciate the tradition. With that diebWoche has already come to an end and it was time to pack things again.

So that you can have an unforgettable experience again this year, we have a selection of cool ones for youBurning Man costumes and accessories compiled. And don't forget to bring enough gifts with you!

With this in mind, we wish everyone a successful Burning Man 2016!

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