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The Burning Man Experience Comes to DC

by Borderstan.com — May 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0

From Willis Shawver. Follow him on Twitter at @WShawver or email him at Willis[AT]borderstan.com. 

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The U Street Music Hall. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Apparently, in order to accurately describe Burning Man, you have to experience the festival first hand. Well, Borderstan, you might just get your chance this weekend.

Held in the desert of northern Nevada, this annual event features art installations, parades, a temple, and culminates in the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy. Along with the body paint, wind, and sand, another large portion of the Burning Man experience is the music. Lucky for us, a taste of that music is coming to the District this weekend.

The non-profit electronic music collective DISTRIKT is bringing the sounds of Burning Man to U Street Music Hall this Sunday night, May 26. The show will feature a selection of the latest techno, house, breaks, and electro music.

Techno/house producer Carlo Lio will headline the event along with special appearances by DJs Ben Seagren and DJ Kramer.  Local DC artist Fort Knox Five will also take the stage along with Austin, Texas performer DJ Manny of Los Bandidos Cosmicos.

So if you’re not quite ready for a week out in the desert, perhaps a night out on U Street will bring you that much closer to the Burning Man experience.

Tickets for the show (18 and up) are $10 and can be purchased online. All proceeds of the event will benefit the DISTRIKT and FUNKY TOWN Burning Man camps.

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