It's time to burn the man again.

As many as 50,000 burners are expected to flock to this year's Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, running Aug. 27 to Sept. 3. And behind San Francisco, LA is home to the second-largest Burning Man community, LAist reports. LA hippies--the epitomy of counterculture--are scrambling to get their goggles, headlamps and tripped-out costumes ready as we speak.

But rich, beautiful people (what LA's more known for, let's face it) like to play in the desert too... if there's air conditioning. Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and CEO of electric-car maker Tesla Motors is one of these people.

Last year, Musk, who lives in Bel-Air, paid for a fancy set-up of eight recreational vehicles and trailers stocked with food, linens, groceries and other goodies, the Wall Street Journal reported. The $5,000-to-$10,000 RV service includes "help" who empty septic tanks and maintain the vehicles' electricity, refrigeration, air conditioning, televisions, DVD players and other luxuries.

Other LA one percenters who have been known to show up for some of the artsy love include celebrities Daryl Hannah, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Sting, Robin Williams, and Joan Baez, according to LAist.

Post-Burning Man, LA will host its 10th annual Burning Man Decompression event Oct. 13-14 that will go all the way until sunrise in downtown's State Historical Park.

Oh, and if you need a ride to the Playa, there's a Ride Share board, of course. May your journey be transcendent.

Until the 2012 magic begins, check out photos from last year's pop-up playground:

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  • Playa Fire 2011

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/obiefernandez"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/obiefernandez">obiefernandez</a>:<br />Riders in the night are silhouetted in front of a burn.

  • Dalek Burning Man 2011

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  • Greenery in color

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  • Greenery in color

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  • Steam punk octopus art car

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/garancelot"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/garancelot">garancelot</a>:<br />My favorite Mutant vehicle in 10 years of burningman!

  • The Temple at dawn

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  • The Temple at dawn

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  • Burning Man 2011

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/FineProperties"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/FineProperties">FineProperties</a>:<br />One of the many stunning art installations on the Playa this year

  • playa sunset

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/dtabango"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/dtabango">dtabango</a>:<br />diego and nadia share a moment as the sun sets on the playa in front of the temple of transitions.

  • Random midday burn

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/FineProperties"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/FineProperties">FineProperties</a>:<br />Shot this on the Playa around midday, not sure what they were burning but the smoke plume was amazing

  • Lyric

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jodybat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1435080046/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jodybat">jodybat</a>:<br />Lyric aboard the Dusty Junk at the Black Rock Regatta

  • Mystique in the Sky Lounge

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/volakis"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/769944240/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/volakis">volakis</a>:<br />Mystique fires up the Sky Lounge at 3:00 & K.

  • Playing around on some art

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  • temple gargoyles burning

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/BeccaSi"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/BeccaSi">BeccaSi</a>:<br />The gargoyles silhouetted in the flames were amazing.

  • more temple burn

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/BeccaSi"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/BeccaSi">BeccaSi</a>:<br />Very moving scene at the Temple Burn.

  • flaming lotus girls

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/BeccaSi"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/BeccaSi">BeccaSi</a>:<br />The Flaming Lotus Girls had the most incredible pyrotechnics display I have ever in my life seen.

  • temple of transition

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/dtabango"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/dtabango">dtabango</a>:<br />sunset on the playa

  • need a ride?

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  • need a ride?

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  • team america

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  • CORE project

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jodybat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1435080046/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jodybat">jodybat</a>:<br />Regional Core project

  • Lyric works poi

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  • Lyric works poi

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jodybat"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1435080046/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jodybat">jodybat</a>:<br />Deep Playa poi spinning

  • CORE project

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