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Black Rock City: Burning Man by The Numbers

Black Rock City BURNING MAN BY THE NUMBERS Each year Black Rock City becomes a dust-colored canvas humbly waiting to be painted by incoming pioneers. With new generations of Burners arriving each year – who came, saw, and dreamed big in 2015? Demographics With no prerequisites needed to join this inclusive, experimental, and participatory community, here's a breakdown of the 2015 tribe: POPULATION GENDER EXPERIENCE 70,000 59% 39% 2% 34% 66% Male Female Fluid Virgins Veterans Transportation Due to its size, getting around can often feel like your stuck navigating the infinite abyss. To make their journey more manageable, this year each pilgrim came prepared to circumnavigate the playa arc in one of four ways: BRC is 1,000 square miles 10,596 957 Pedestrians Mutant vehicles 62,210 4,520 Bikes Wheelchair pilots Far-Out Fact: During these week-long festivities, Burning Man's temporary town becomes Nevada's third largest city, and if you were to overlay it, it would cover most of downtown San Francisco. Costumes The Ten Principles Burning Man is a network of dreamers, and what better way to free your inner artist and physically engage in this The guiding principles of Burning Man are reflections of an organic ethos and culture. Each year, the population exhibits their dedication to the playa philosophy in culture of radical self-expression than through costume? imaginative and spiritual ways. 54,700 Infinite Leggings and meggings Gifts given 60,825 Furry technicolor dreamcoats Way too much Bacon eaten 65,400 Steampunk goggles 89 Art installations 9,232 70,000+ Individual discoveries Butt naked Black Rock City is a temporary town that ignites artistic innovation, celebrates the unique tenacity of the human spirit, and sparks important conversations around decommodification and civic responsibility. This census is meant to offer a glimpse into the beautiful spirits of these dirt-road travelers, as well as give respect to the man who, year after year, burns for them. Designed by: Written by: Julie Friedenberg Tai Vardi Source: *Some data has been imagined to reflect the creative essence of the Burn

Black Rock City: Burning Man by The Numbers

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A fun look at what the tribe of burning man stacks up to be.


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