Burning Man festival drenched in rain and mud

Burning Man festival was delayed on Monday due to heavy rain. <span class=meta>(robbsf38 / nicholasjudecarran / Instagram)</span>
The annual Burning Man festival attracts thousands of people from across the country and globe. Festival goers of all shapes and sizes make the trek to Black Rock City, Nevada, yearning to escape from civilization and connect with nature and their fellow man. But the free-spirited festival was delayed Monday night, August 25th, after festival grounds received heavy rainfall.

Many passengers were forced to wait in line for gates to open. Others opted to head back to Reno, Nevada and camp overnight until the rain cleared up. Eventually passengers were let back in at 6:00 AM Tuesday morning, but for a festival known for its weird pride, this is certainly the strangest thing that has happened to Burning Man in a while.

You can check out the images of Burning Man's heavy mud and rain and passengers who were sidelined in Reno in the gallery above. See creative costumes from past Burning Man festivals here.
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