Everyone at Burning Man takes themselves really, really seriously
To be fair, it does look amazing
You’re trapped in the desert for eight days. You’ve spent hundreds, and weeks, in a mammoth preparation session that makes your Glastonbury trek look laughable. You have to bike everywhere, there’s an infestation of bugs, and the founder of the festival has made some choice statements about the fact that the place is full of rich white kids in dreadlocks because black people “just don’t like to camp”.
This is Burning Man, and to survive it, you need to think, and act, seriously. You at least need to be like, totally authentic.