Bernie Mac Shrines, Acid Weddings, & Lots Of Naked People: An Outsider's Take On Burning Man 2011

by Emily Green · September 7, 2011

[All photos via] It's really important that we be extra kind and sensitive to all the L.A. Burners this week as they return from the Playa and reenter society. They've spent up to an entire week on various psychotropic drugs so their serotonin is tapped out and they have to wear things like pants again. Coming back to planet earth is a rough adjustment, what with shirtcocking being illegal and all. Those of us who haven't done Burning Man may never understand what it's like or the essence of the experience. But we can still look at these photos of the Bernie Mac shrine, acid-fueled weddings, blow-up dolls and more to gain some insight on what went down last week in the middle of Black Rock Desert. [WARNING: Lots of naked stuff, so NSFW!]