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The Matador crew has been representing at Burning Man for several years straight.

THE FOLLOWING ARE VISUAL DISPATCHES from Matador co-founder Ross Borden, Matador Productions guru Ian MacKenzie, and photographer James Brian Fidelibus. If you have your own stories from this year’s Burn, photo-based or otherwise, we’d love for you to share them in the comments.

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  • Jean Simenon

    Actually to understand the event better, I recommend to check out the history of the event first. And for that I highly recommend to watch Dust & Illusions ( and “This is Burning Man” the book! Very much worth it, and of course the documentary is a must with all its archival footage! :)

  • Nate Brown

    We’re your Burning Man contributors issued Press Passes this year?

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A love letter to the most sacred space from Burning Man: Rites of Passage.
Taking the GoPro through 72 crazy hours at the weirdest party on Earth.
The number one rule for Burning Man is no expectations.
A fire breather blows flames over the playa at night.
One common misconception of Burning Man is that it’s a “barter economy.” It’s not.
You will need: (a) a thumping techno/ambient soundtrack, (b) plenty of fire.
Watch as the playa turns from dust to festival then back to dust in 5 minutes.
Amid the creativity and chaos of Black Rock City, Ian MacKenzie uncovers a connection to...