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A Glimpse Into Burning Man 2013: The Desert Festival To Let Your Freak Flag Fly

  • U.S.
  • 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.