What IS Burning Man?
It's very difficult to explain, because it's not like other events you've heard of or been to. The cliché is that explaining Burning Man to someone who hasn't been is like explaining color to a blind person.
Here are some things Burning Man is, though:
Yes. Black Rock City from the air.
What Burning Man Isn't.
This is a high-commitment event, not a concert. Here are some things Burning Man definitely is not: