Oscar-winning actress took some of the ashes of Timothy Leary to the Nevada festival
Susan Sarandon has spoken about her experience at this year’s Burning Man festival, describing it as “kind of fabulous”.
The Oscar-winning Dead Man Walking brought some of the ashes of Timothy Leary, the US author and psychologist known for advocating the use of psychedelic drugs, to this year’s event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and burned them in his honour at the Burning Man temple.
“Burning Man is a celebration in the desert of all different kinds of people. It’s about self-reliance, it’s about acceptance, it seems to be about drugs and nudity – that too. [And there’s] a lot of art,” she explained during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Although she returned from Burning Man with a nasty cough because of all the desert dust she inhaled, Sarandon spoke positively about her time at the festival, saying: “It’s kind of fabulous because you’ll be there and everything’s sunny and all of a sudden it’s white, and there’s a half-naked woman with a red umbrella walking out of nowhere.”
In July Sarandon thanked A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson for rapping about her on their track ‘1Train’. “Hey @asvpxrocky & @ActionBronson thx for the shout out on ‘1Train’. Not sure what it means, but let’s blaze one & talk about it some time,” she tweeted.