Burning Man relaunched last week for the first time since 2019, and it lived up to its reputation of being the most unique and experimental event it can possibly be witnessed in the middle of the Nevada desert. But the festival takes a lot of hard work behind the scenes to run smoothly, much of which isn’t for the faint-hearted. That’s where people like Zach come in.
Zach, who asked to use only his first name for fear of reprisal from his employer, traveled to the Black Rock desert from his home in Texas to spend each day of the festival cleaning Burning Man’s hundreds of portable toilets. . He worked as a field development specialist for two years doing this type of work, but this was his first time tackling the playa.