For me, I was fascinated by the art, particularly in the more creative, ingenious pieces, but only dipped in and out of the party scene, mainly because it really didn’t kick off until late at night. I camped with a group that was quite a bit younger than me, and it wasn’t unusual to have them just going to bed as I was getting up to greet the sunrise. And, yes, nudity is an accepted part of Burning Man. But then, so is dressing as you’d like, howling at the moon if the mood strikes, and honoring a departed loved one a The Temple, the secular, spiritual heart of the Man. Some of my most enjoyable time was spent in various camps just talking with strangers.