The Best of Burning Man 2013
Another gritty and glorious Burning Man came and went last weekend in the lovely-yet-hostile stretch of desert dubbed Black Rock City.
Curious Josh / LA Weekly The Temple of Whollyness at Burning Man 2013
Just miles north of Gerlach, Nevada 61,000 attendees from all over the world came together to feel the playa love, get dusty and build a temporary metropolis. Here are the best moments from this year's Burn.
See also: The Worst of Burning Man 2013
Suady Villa Garcia / Team Cali Jumping on a trampoline after a steamy walk through of the orgy tent
The Orgy Tent
During our exploration of a nearby campground we stumbled upon something called the Orgy Tent. You guessed it: Girls on girls, guys on guys, three girls and a guy -- anything you could possibly imagine and the exhibitionism was all real.
At one point, all the copulation got a little too, er, much for us and we headed out to bounce on an adjacent trampoline.
Elise Loeb / Team Cali Finding a friend in deep playa and gifting him kandi = priceless
Bumping Into Old Friends
After plopping on a bean bag chair near the Robot Heart camp at Sunrise on Saturday morning, we were greeted by a playa virgin friend named Andrew, decked out in full fur despite the unbearable heat. Elated to finally see a familiar face, we gave him a kandi bracelet coincidentally with the name of the camp he was staying at.
Elise Loeb / Team Cali With our new friend Morgan at Bubbles & Bass
Making New Friends
There's no wi-fi at Burning Man, short of a satellite phone. And so, you have to actually, like, interact with people. We met Morgan on the morning of his 30th birthday, watching the magical sunrise at Robot Heart. We took Morgan along with us as we rode the Green Streak Art Cart (a giant bus with a sick DJ inside) back to their Trifucta camp and stumbled our way over to Bubbles and Bass where we celebrated in style with champagne. We explored Black Rock City and fed him birthday shots everywhere we went.