Black Rock City, Nevada: 1996. 1st Printing. 6, [2 (adverts)] pp. Illustrated with [primarily] b/w half-tone photographic images. 9-1/2" x 6-1/2". Printed self-wrappers, stapled. Now housed in a clear archival mylar sleeve. Only modest wear & signs of use, VG+ - Nr Fine. Item #51287
Burning Man is a week-long large-scale desert event focused on "community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance" held annually in the western United States. The event's name comes from its culminating ceremony: the symbolic burning of a large wooden effigy, referred to as the Man, that occurs on the penultimate night, the Saturday evening before Labor Day. Since 1991, the event has been at Black Rock City in northwestern Nevada, a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert about 100 miles (160 km) north-northeast of Reno. According to Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey in 2004, the event is guided by ten stated principles: radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, and immediacy.
At Burning Man, there are no headliners or scheduled performers. Instead, the participants design and build all the art, activities, and events. Artwork includes experimental and interactive sculptures, buildings, performances, and art cars, among other media. These contributions are inspired by a theme chosen annually by the Burning Man Project. The event has been called "countercultural revelry" and described by its organizers as an "excuse to party in the desert". However, NPR said of Burning Man in 2019, "Once considered an underground gathering for bohemians and free spirits of all stripes, Burning Man has since evolved into a destination for social media influencers, celebrities and the Silicon Valley elite."
Burning Man originated on June 22, 1986, on Baker Beach in San Francisco as a small function organized by Larry Harvey and Jerry James, the builders of the first Man. It has since been held annually, spanning the nine days leading up to and including Labor Day. Over the event's history, attendance has generally increased. In 2019, 78,850 people participated.
Here offered the second issue of this festival magazine whose name echos "The most important survival tip" for this desert-based experience... "Piss clear. There is no other way in which to verify that you're been drinking enough water. In the world of suirvival medicine, dehydration is the root of all evil. Your well-being here in the Black Rock Desert begins and ends with your water intake."
Early issues scarce in the trade.