Feeling the Burn 2016

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Oh, Burning Man. It’s hard to believe that the utopian festival’s first year was just 600 attendees (who call themselves “burners”). This year’s festival was the biggest in its history. Around 70,000 people descended on Black Rock City, Nevada, to populate the temporary city. But curiously, the number of Instagrams posted from the festival is lower than years past. Searching #burningman2015 will yield some 67,000+ snaps, and while that hashtag had a year to reach that number, #burningman2016, is half that at the time of this writing. And it’s hard to ignore the fact that many of the captions are strings of hashtags. And we’re curious. Does this mean more burners are staying off the grid, opting to #latergram? Is there too much happening to thoughtfully craft a caption? Is Snapchat aflame instead? Are Stories getting more play than regular posts? (Will Stranger Things season 2 be just as good?) We’re keeping a close watch on how all of these things evolve—especially when it comes to sharing and story-telling—and we’ll have answers. But for now, enjoy some of the best of the 28,000+ grams that have been posted.

#blackrockcity #theplaya #burningman2016 #playafoot #industwetrust

A photo posted by SPIEGELONLINE (@spiegelonline) on

@spiegelonline

#burningman #burningman2016 #festivaloutfit #igusa #usa🇺🇸 #igersgermany #diewocheaufinstagram #spiegelonline

Followers: 50k

🖥 : Newspaper

A photo posted by LukasRuiz (@vintageculture) on

@vintageculture

#burningman

Followers: 394k

🖥 : Music Producer

A photo posted by Creative Director (@alexismardapittas) on

@alexismardapittas

Shoes off before you enter … #burningman #burningman2016 #nevada #usa #shoes #pile #instagramhub #instagood #instalife #festival #dust #dirt #sand #boots #converse #america #photooftheday #picoftheday

Followers: 1,317

🖥 : Commercial Director

A photo posted by Paris Hilton (@parishilton) on

@parishilton

“#LoveMyLife 🌈✨🙌🏻✨🌈 #BurningMan”

Followers: 6.1m

🖥 : Heiress

A photo posted by Sage Grey (@50greysofsage) on

@50greysofsage

Such an amazing week 💗💗💗 so many #beautifulpeople to share my #heart with. . @badasstronauts #burningman2016 #playa #home #burningman #art #brc #love #gayboys #sexymen #onelove #gaysofig #instagay

Followers: 2,857

🖥 : Bartender

A photo posted by HYBYCOZO (@hybycozo) on

@hibycozo

Sunset

Followers: 21.4

🖥 : Artists, creators of this sculpture

A photo posted by Huberto (@hbrtp0) on

@umberto00

@burningman is absolutely the best place in the world!!! #burningman #burningman2016 #festival #blackrockcity #desert #dust #party #lights #crazyshit

Followers: 255

🖥 : Travel Photographer

A photo posted by Peter Ruprecht Studios (@peterruprecht) on

@peterruprecht

#burningman “A dream you dream alone is only a dream, a dream you dream together is reality” – @yokoonoofficial I photographed my good friend @ultrafi on top of #dream at #burningmanusa sculpture by @laurakimpton

Followers: 64.9k

🖥 : Photographer

A photo posted by Chris Roxx (@chris_roxx_) on

@chris_roxx_

Followers: 1,424

🖥 : DJ

A photo posted by GoWest 🌙✨ (@gowestdesign) on

@gowestdesign

Followers: 310

🖥 : Textile Artist

A photo posted by Lush Bunny (@lushbunny) on

@lushbunny

Followers: 1,161

🖥 : Artist & Poet

A photo posted by Chase Stevens (@cchhaassee) on

@cchhaassee

Followers: 978

🖥 : Photographer

A video posted by Trey Ratcliff (@treyratcliff) on

@treyratcliff

Followers: 113k

🖥 : Photographer


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The-Get-Lotus-Belle-Canvas-Yurt

A sturdy tear-drop-shaped yurt cut from heavy canvas (the most durable material against wind storms). Then, protect your set up with a seam sealer.

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