BURNING MAN 2014 – Best of and Recap

Updated: September 3, 2014
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We’ve enjoyed bringing you the best of Burning Man all week long. This Blog is constantly being updated so be sure and check back through the festival’s close at the end of Labor Day weekend. 


Monday – September 1st, 2014

The Temple burned last night at Burning Man.


More great photos and video continue to pour onto social media from the week on the Playa!


How about theses amazing photos posted by Playboy Playmate Alyssa Acre!



Sunday – August 31st, 2014




The Man was burned last night and the party continued on into today…as always. Here are the best photos and video from the Man getting torched.



How bout this great wedding photo!


Another great shot from the Playa! Love on a Bike!


People are starting to return home and thus they are uploading more and more photos from their experience at Burning Man. How bout this great shot of Busch League Sports’ favorites Diplo and Skrillex who played an early morning set for the “Embrace” torching.


And another from Shane McCauley!



Saturday – August 30th, 2014



After another epic early morning…


Good Morning sunrise from the Playa!


Superstar DJ Sander van Doorn posted this professional looking video of Burning Man 2014. He say’s the festival is a “life changer”.


Tonight this guy is going to BURN!!! Stay tuned for Videos and Photos!






Friday – August 29th, 2014



What a way to start Friday! The statue known as “Embrace” went up in flames at sunrise!


This Boombox ride has been rocking all week.


The Temple on the Playa.



Check out these amazing shots that Infected Mushroom posted on their Instagram. The first looks to be from the top of “Embrace” which was burned this morning.



Thursday – August 28th, 2014



Tragedy at Burning Man

According to Scott Kaufman of www.rawstory.com

A woman attending the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert died Thursday morning when she fell under a bus carrying other attendees, according to the event’s official blog. No foul play is suspected, the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office said. The woman’s identity will not be released until her next of kin have been notified. Burning Man co-founder Marian Goodell said that “this is a terrible accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and campmates. Black Rock Rangers and Emergency Services Department staff are providing support to those affected.”


On a more positive note – SUNRISE!


There was a wedding today on the Playa!


This has to be one of the coolest DJ booths on the planet. Markus Schulz rocked this thing last night.



Just your standard fire-breathing dragon ride. No Big Deal!



Wednesday – August 27th, 2014



Looks like another beautiful day on the Playa! Team Panda is ready to rock for sure.


The Lego car is ready to ride!


Here are some of the best art cars that were out and about last night!

The Kraken!



It has been confirmed – Skrillex and Diplo will be rocking at Burning Man tomorrow night. Here’s a sampling of what the burners are in for when JACK U gets behind the decks.


This might be the best photo we’ve seen from Burning Man 2014 so far!


Amazing shot!

Afternoon on Day 3 on the Playa!


Superstar Trance DJ Markus Schulz seems to be enjoying his time on the Playa.


Fire in the night sky basically sums up Burning Man after dark. Looks amazing!



Tuesday – August 26th, 2014



Here’s the first official drone video of the 2014 festival.


A lot of burners apparently stayed in the Grand Sierra parking lot last night as well as the Walmart parking lot nearby.

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Sea of RVs at the Grand Sierra.

Fittingly, the Nugget offered up some Monday night mud wrestling, which this Burner took in while waiting to get into the festival this morning.


A good number of Burners also camped out at Pyramid Lake, which is in between Reno and Black Rock, Nevada.

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There was an impromptu party at Pyramid last night.

As the festival gets close to going full-steam-ahead today, here’s an awesome time-lapse video from last year that can illustrate what is about to go down in the Nevada Desert. Everyone has been touting this epic footage up on social media.


Apparently former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich has landed in Reno and is on his way to Burning Man. He will be speaking on Thursday? Well that’s an interesting turn of events.

It’s clear and dusty on day 2 on the Playa.


What a great photo! All is well after a rocky start to the annual bash in Black Rock.


Skrillex and Diplo are en route to Burning Man people. Doesn’t get any better than that!


Pretty sick Chuck Taylor ride that someone made!


Sundown on the Playa! It’s about to go down!



Night 2 of Burning Man is a sea of bright lights. A good time (and more) is being had by all!



Monday – August, 25, 2014 



When a BREAKING NEWS bulletin flashed across my TV screen here in Sacramento, California around 5:00 PM Pacific and read: FLASH FLOOD WARNING – in and around Reno, Nevada – the first thing I thought about was Burning Man, the annual festival which opened Monday and runs through Labor Day. Sure enough, it looks like the rain has caused some problems.

Organizers are now encouraging people on their way to Burning Man to hold off until at least tomorrow afternoon. One can only imagine how crazy it’s going to get in Reno and the surrounding Nevada towns tonight as some of the 70,000 people expected to take part in this year’s neo-hippie fest look for a place to stay. Reports from last year indicated that Reno alone brought in close to $55 million as a result of Burning Man traffic. It should be a shit-show at all the casinos for the next 20 hours or so. We imagine the party will go down on the side of the road tonight as well as full cars wait to get in. In fact, it looks like the roadside bash has already started.

Here are some pictures that were taken from the air prior to the rain this afternoon. It looks like a good number of people are already on the (now muddy) playa. This year’s festival should be even dirtier than usual with this wet and wild start.

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A good amount of party-people arrived in time to get in.

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The campers with the Luxury RVs are loving life right now.

At least The Burning Man statue is ready to rock in Black Rock.


UPDATE: 10:29 PM

Burning Man organizers just announced that the gates and roads leading to the shit show will reopen at 6 AM Pacific tomorrow morning.

For now, the roadside partying continues!