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PHOTOS: Burning Man was canceled but Gus Kenworthy still got “weird” in the desert

We’re all finding ways to cope with the lost summer of 2020, and Burning Man regulars were feeling extra antsy over the Labor Day holiday, when the annual mega-festival in the Nevada desert usually reaches its flaming climax.

Gus Kenworthy was among them, so he headed out to a different desert to don some looks and let off a bit of steam.

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Posting from Kanab, Utah, the out Olympian wrote:

This year’s Burning Man was cancelled but it didn’t stop us from getting weird in the desert.

Commenters were very quick to reference Priscilla, Queen of the Desert:

Here’s one more shot of Gus in a tutu, the traditional garb one wears on Tuesday at Burning Man:

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Kenworthy first attended the event in 2019, sharing:

My first Burning Man experience was nothing short of pure magic. From start to finish the week offered more than I could’ve ever imagined or hoped for and delivered everything that I needed. I laughed a lot, cried more than I’d care to admit and truly danced from sundown to sunup. I made new friends, saw old ones and welcomed the catharsis that the playa can provide. And, since Burning Man is all about community, here are a bunch of pictures of me mostly by myself…