Burning Man 2011: All you need to know

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The annual Burning Man festival kicks off Monday (Aug. 29) in Black Rock City, NV. We've got all the pertinent information for attendees - or even non-attendees, since tickets are sold out. But there's always next year!

Are you a first-timer at Burning Man in 2011? Check out this First Timer's Guide, which includes information on the Ten Principles. The Ten Principles are the core concepts upon which the Burning Man project is based.

What's the Burning Man project? According to the site, "'Burning Man' is understood not as an event, but a way of life lived consistently with the Ten Principles. The Burning Man Project will provide infrastructural tools and frameworks that allow people to apply the Ten Principles in many communities and spheres of endeavor. It will include projects in these program areas: Arts, Civic Involvement, Culture, Education and Social Enterprise."

Here's a Survival Guide to peruse. Even if you aren't a first-timer, it's definitely full of information to familiarize yourself with.

Are you headed to Burning Man this year? It always runs the week before Labor Day, which this year means Aug. 29 to Sept. 5.


Photo/Video credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times
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