POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 16, 2012
Burning Man, the annual do-it-yourself camping fest that is an ode to creative destruction and survival, will take place Aug. 26 through Sept. 4 in Black Rock Desert, Nev.
The event has grown from a gathering on the beach in San Francisco to an annual desert festival in a temporary city 100 miles north of Reno. It does not actively publicize itself, but has grown by word of mouth.
This year, an estimated 60,900 people — 10,000 more than last year — will be on the "playa," as Burning Man calls it.
Are you going? If you'll be at Burning Man and are from Hawaii or have other local ties, email TGIF editor Elizabeth Kieszkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She will attend Burning Man for the first time and will blog from the event at honolulupulse.com.