Burning Man first started out as an indie festival at Baker Beach in 1986. Years later, in 1990, before many of you were born, the festival moved to the desert. The following footage -- "Burning Man with one porta-potty," as the uploader describes it -- shows a calmer, quieter time at the party now known as Burning Man.
Laughing Squid has more:
In September 1990, Bob G. captured this Super 8mm film footage of San Francisco Cacophony Society’s Zone Trip #4-"Bad Day at Black Rock"- the event more commonly known now as Burning Man. 1990 was the first year it was held out at Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
And now, classic Burning Man: