Words cannot describe it, and photos hardly do it justice. This eight-day community event in late August/ early September is more than neon lights, themed temples, and pulsing beats. Thousands gather in the desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary municipality complete with a post office, shower stations, and a helipad. This experience “dedicated to radical self reliance, radical self-expression and art” ends with the burning of a 50-foot effigy. Come here with no inhibitions, and live the freedom.