Really wish i could’ve attended Burning man about 10 years ago but at the time i just didn’t have the money and time. Would’ve been great to experience it before it became one of those trendy instagram type destinations. If I were to go to a burner event at this point I would much rather go to a smaller local event. I’ve talked about it before in other threads but I did get to camp by a small burner event in Nevada near Lake Mead (next to Hoover Dam) some years ago and I loved it.
I believe someone mentioned Austin does have something like that but i havent seriously looked into it yet.