Ten items you'll need at Burning Man this year
Burning Man is hands-down the biggest celebration of life, art, music and culture that America has ever seen. The week-long event held in the days leading up to Labor Day in the Black Rock Desert -- roughly 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada -- will have approximately 50,000 people in attendance this year.
Every big player in the electronic, jam, bluegrass and dance scene will most likely be playing sets there -- or at least enjoying the company of friends and family. And at the Bazaar-B-Q held at Fusion Factory this past weekend in Denver, veterans of Burning Man and other creative individuals gathered to sell items that could be useful at the celebration. Here's a list of ten things you'll need to survive at the Burn':
10. Colorful hats
Lisa Keipp designs toys, costumes and headwear for her business, Pink Turtle Creations. "Most likely, you'll see lots of colorful attire, but if I had to pick one thing, I'm sure this hat would fit in great," she says. We think so, too.
The most reasonable way to get around the desert is a bicycle. Attendees adorn their cycles in all kinds of swag, including ribbons, lights, fur and pretty much anything else you can attach.
8. Fur outfits
Mercedes Gerow designs and creates outfits entirely made out of fur. "It's the desert, so it gets quite cold at night," she explains. "So after my first Burn, I realized that this is what can help." Gerow's work can be seen all over the desert, but until then you can view it at www.PlayaFur.com.