- 09.01.13 09:42 AM EDT
Tens of thousands gather every year to the expansive Black Rock Desert in Nevada for a festival surrounding a wooden structure of man. As you may have guessed, the week ends with his burning.
It's not about coming to see a big-name music act as many other festivals tend to be, but abstract inventions, creative costumes and it's own set of rules and values. Basically, traveling to a different planet within America. Here's a quick peek into this year's festivities.