This may defer a few of those "So tell me again about Burning Man?" episodes....from the SF Gate:
BURNING MAN AT 20 / The heart of burning man / Volunteer carpenters craft festival's namesake totem for its moment in the moon: "'It's really fun to build something of beauty and then destroy it,' said
Uncle Daddy, a.k.a. Ben Stoelting, who has been managing the Man construction
for several years."