i have never been to burning man, but many of my friends go. It's a unique gathering, to say the least. There are lots of videos and photo collections on line from this year and the big main event, when they burn the large wooden statue of the man is streamed live on the web. The weather can sometimes be harsh so being there can be challenging. Most people who go - find a group to go with - and often rent RV / mobile homes to stay in. Tents sometimes work, but not when its cold, rainy or windy. And many of the big art pieces and encampments are created over many months by different groups / tribes. And there is a whole process involved before you go - i think you need to join a group in your area and connect to people, so you are well prepared for the adventure. I think this year the weather was mild which makes things so much easier.