Rock City, Nevada, is an art festival dedicated to community, self-expression, and self-reliance. The event begins on the last Monday of August and continues until Saturday of the following week, when it concludes with the burning of a giant effigy made from wood, the man, hence the name burning man.

The Burning Man Festival attracts thousands of people each year. Part of what attracts attendees to the festival is the opportunity to try new things – including drugs – that they might not otherwise have access to or try in their daily lives at home.

While many of the participants arrive at the festival with pre-existing drug habits, there are others who arrive without any drug experience at all. It’s important to understand what drugs are used at burning man because it can influence your choice of whether or not you want to attend.

Some of the most common drugs used at the Burning man and other music festivals such as Tomorrowland, Ultra Miami, Coachella, Governor’s Ball NYC, and many more include the following:


This drug is 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is one of the most powerful painkillers available today, it’s often prescribed to cancer patients and people who suffer from chronic pain. It can be prescribed as a patch or in lozenge form.

The drug is highly addictive but when taken during opioid withdrawal it can be very effective in stopping cravings, reducing anxiety, and helping a person sleep better.

LSD At Festivals

LSD is one of the most popular drugs used at music festivals across the globe including Rolling Loud, Amsterdam Dance Event, and Burning Man. People often take LSD for recreational purposes or to enhance their experience with other substances such as marijuana. Some people say that it helps them feel more connected with themselves or with others.

It also causes less harm to the body than many other substances. The effects of LSD last about 12 hours, although some people have experienced negative effects for up to 24 hours after taking it.

Marijuana at Festivals

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs at almost every festival across the world. It’s legal in many states, it’s easy to find, it relaxes people and its smell isn’t as strong as alcohol.

It’s also a way for people to bond with others who enjoy marijuana together. In some cases, some users find that marijuana helps them with their anxiety or depression problems.

Some research has found that those who use marijuana may be less likely to commit violent crimes or engage in risky behavior like unprotected sex than those who don’t smoke pot.


Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant that speeds up brain activity, heart rate, and breathing. Methamphetamines can be taken orally, snorted through the nose, or injected into a vein.

Methamphetamine effects include decreased appetite, increased wakefulness and physical activity, and increased respiration rate which can lead to hyperventilation, irregular heartbeat, or chest pain due to high blood pressure. A user may see, hear, smell or taste something that doesn’t exist. These symptoms usually go away when the person stops using methamphetamines.


Shrooms, or Magic Mushrooms, are a psychoactive fungus that contains psilocybin and psilocin. These two substances act as agonists for serotonin receptors in the brain.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates various functions including mood, sleep patterns, appetite, sexual desire, muscle control, and more.

The effects of shrooms last between three to six hours after ingestion. Users report an intense feeling of euphoria and have hallucinations with visual enhancements.


MDMA, or ecstasy, is one of the most popular drugs in this day and age. It is often taken orally in pill form.

When ingested, the substance goes from the stomach into the bloodstream where it reaches organs such as your heart, lungs, brain, and muscles. It can also be snorted or injected intravenously.

When taken in pill form, MDMA causes feelings of euphoria which may last up to 8 hours depending on how much is consumed.

Some people have also reported feeling more open-minded after taking the drug while others have reported an increase in energy levels and a decreased need for sleep.


Mushrooms, or psilocybin mushrooms, have long been considered a powerful psychoactive drug. In recent years, many people have turned to use mushrooms as a means of self-exploration or spiritual discovery.

Mushrooms can be found in many different colors with different effects. Psilocybin mushrooms (sometimes called magic mushrooms) contain psilocybin which is the psychoactive ingredient that produces a hallucinogenic effect when consumed.


While it’s not required that you attend the festival under the influence of any particular substance, many attendees choose to experiment with illegal or prescription drugs while they are at the festival. Your best option is to avoid drugs in any festival you attend!

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