EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

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EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

Once a year, tens of thousands people gather in a remote section of Nevada to form Black Rock City- BRC for short. This gathering is known to many as "Burning Man". Just like any city there our rules to follow. BRC residents, a.k.a. Burners, refer to them as 'principles'.

Over the course of time, several traditions have also emerged. Like the principles, these traditions have become engrained of the ethos of 'who Burners are". Below, we work to define ten of these traditions.

1. Sunrises and Sunsets

Burners don't believe it, but there are seven of each. No, you weren't there for just one really long day, bud.

EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

2. Bonding through body odor

Burners reject all aspects of civilizaiton- cleanliness and hygiene too. Pass the Patchouli!

EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

3. Pagan Rites Of Initiation

Don't you dare kill that flying cockroach in Black Rock City- for many, it's a spirit guide.

EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together
EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

4. Homemade Instruments

You may only a see a dead tree and branches, but a Burner sees "orchestra". . .

EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

5. The Barter System

Gifting is a principle, but the barter system prevails- avocados for acid equals 'good trade' in BRC.

EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together
EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

6. Conservative Roots

She may be naked and unshaven in Black Rock City, but this burner babe banker is rockin' a brazillian and voting republican back home.

EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together
EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

7. Dust Storms

Time to seek shelter? No way! At Burning Man, this is your shower!

EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

8. The Occult

Feel the healing power of the crystal . . . meth?  Oops...


EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

9. If you haven't been, you'll never understand

Only a Burner sees the beauty of a 'lobsteroctopus' with blowtorches as tentacles.

EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

10. acceptance of everyone

Accept Magnetic having a little fun with you.  Please don't get on your double-decker Playa bike and come after us.

EDM Culture: Ten Traditions That Bring Burners Together

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