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Burning Man 2014’s Trippiest Photos

The desert festival’s coolest cars, happiest campers and most mind-blowing art installations

Dancers on the playa at Burning Man 2014

Burning Man 2014

Scott London

For a glorious week, Burning Man returned to Nevada's Black Rock desert, along with the custom art, outrageous outfits, eye-grabbing vehicles and inventive technology participants had been preparing for months in advance. A journey through the playa – the festival's main grounds, a little pop-up metropolis in the literal middle of nowhere – is like a trip through time and space. Here's what it looked like. Photos by Scott London

EPOD, an interactive installation, at Burning Man 2014.

Scott London

Tree of Life

Eidolon Panspermia Ostentatia Duodenum (EPOD for short) was an interactive installation by Berkeley artists Michael Christian and Dallas Swindle.

An interactive monkey chant at Burning Man 2014.

Burning Man 2014

Scott London

Monkey Business

In what’s become a longstanding tradition at Burning Man, Grady and other members of the Gamelan X camp lead an interactive monkey chant at Center Camp.

Northwest Fire Conclave performance at Burning Man 2014.

Burning Man 2014

Scott London

Pre-Burn Show

Members of the Northwest Fire Conclave put on an incendiary performance before the man goes up in flames.

The burn at Burning Man 2014.

The Man explodes in a fiery ritual on the penultimate night of Burning Man 2014.

Scott London

Fire Walk With Me

The burn – the fiery main event from which the festival takes its name – got off to an explosive start, but when the statue took over an hour to fall, many left and the party moved elsewhere.

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