Although Nevada’s Burning Man may not be quite as popular as California’s Coachella, the music festival drew some of Hollywood’s elite to the Black Rock Desert this year. The dry atmosphere might be too hostile for most celebrities, but there were some who braved the inclement weather to celebrate the weeklong art and music festival from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7. Check out the following list of stars who attended the 2015 event, themed Carnival of Mirrors.
The English actress is no longer dating Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper, but it doesn’t mean she’s given up on fun. The “Insurgent” star enjoyed her time at the music festival. “Burning man has killed me ... and I love it,” she wrote above a photograph on Facebook Sunday. She shared the same photo on Instagram.
The event wasn’t just about fun for Susan Sarandon. The actress memorialized Timothy Leary, her close friend and an advocate of the drug LSD, after she brought his ashes to the festival. He died in 1996, but after she attended Burning Man last year, Sarandon knew she wanted to bring his ashes there this year. “I think he’d be so happy,” USA Today quoted her as saying. “I think he would have loved the chaos [of Burning Man]. He would have loved it and all these people honoring him with LSD.”
Sarandon didn’t mention her friend on Instagram, instead posting about her outfit. “These boots were made for Burning Man,” she captioned a picture of herself.
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The “Dark Horse” singer’s first time at Burning Man didn’t go too smoothly. Perry posted a video of herself riding a Segway, but she clumsily fell off it. “Obvious first time burner alert,” she captioned the video on Instagram. It’s hard to tell whether it’s truly Perry in the video because she wore a handkerchief over her mouth, goggles and a beige fur coat.
The Australian model posted various photos on Instagram from the 29th annual festival. The 24-year-old attended Burning Man with her boyfriend, DJ Ruckus, and she didn’t realize how much work went into it. “My boyfriend did the manly duties,” she said, according to the Daily Telegraph. “I was a bit nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. You get to dress up and there’s obviously not a lot of reception there, so you’re away from social media and all the pressures of the world.”
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