Everything youve been wanting to know about Burning Man, the wild 9-day arts event in the Nevada desert frequented by celebs and tech moguls

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More than 70,000 people went to Burning Man in 2017.
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In order to truly understand Burning Man, the annual summer event held in the middle of the Nevada desert, you probably just have to go.

The nine-day gathering of more than 70,000 people includes wild costumes, art installations, spontaneous musical performances, and lots of partying.

Burning Man 2018 closed with the burning of the Temple Galaxia, a 65-foot wooden structure that symbolizes how the fabric of the universe connects all living beings. For the burning of the temple, people created memorials for deceased loved ones and past relationships, according to the Reno Gazette Journal.

With Burning Man 2019 starting on August 25, Business Insider has compiled answers to some of your most burning questions about Burning Man.

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