I always get a kick out of all the suckers that have bought into the whole Burning Man idea, that they'll buy everything about it hook, line, and sinker. Especially those who think that Burning Man is a new & original idea. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it isn't.
You see Burning Man is a commercialized version of the infamous Rainbow
Gatherings that have been happening for over 20 years. There are few differences
that set the two apart. Both smell terrible after day two. Both have strange and
exotic drugs for ingestion. Both have forms of music that will prevent you from
getting a full eight hours of shut-eye. And both usually end with something
getting burned at the end with a bunch of wigged-out naked people dancing around
like apes who have just smoked a barrel of Ice. So take a gander at where the
origins of Burning Man are, and ponder.