Burning Man kicked off on Sunday as thousands of revelers made their way into the Nevada Desert for eight days of art and alternative living.

The annual festival, which began in 1986 as a bonfire, takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

Thirty years after its first incarnation, the event is so populous with tens of thousands of people attending, the dried up lake where the event is held becomes Black Rock City.

Black Rock City is ‘a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance’, Burning Man’s website says.

On Sunday, hundreds of RVs began rolling into the Black Rock Desert, carrying thousands of revelers to Burning Man.

Pictures of unique art began leaking from the event as attendees posted pictures to Instagram.

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At Burning Man, participants can visit art installations and participate in camps. This year’s camps include an annex for spandex aficionados and the festival’s popular air-conditioned Orgy Dome.

About 70,000 people attended Burning Man last year. More than 3,200 of them arrived via a temporary airport built especially for the festival, USA Today reported.

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Volunteers began putting together the Black Rock City Airport about two weeks ago. The FAA keeps in touch with its managers, but doesn’t have an official role in the private airport – and neither does the TSA.

In the past, Burning Man has been attended by tech moguls including CEOs Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg.

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