Kids, don’t try this at home! Katy Perry has been going all-out for her first experience at Burning Man, but even the seasoned festivalgoer wasn’t fully prepared for what she experienced on Saturday, Sept. 5.
In a short video clip the singer posted to her Instagram, Perry can be seen all decked out in a beige fur coat, a tiny black backpack, goggles, and a handkerchief over her mouth. She tries to show off while riding a Segway, but the vehicle quickly slips out of her grasp and she’s seen chasing after it in the dusty desert.
“Obvious first time burner alert,” she captioned the funny video.
Perry, 30, joined tens of thousands of other festivalgoers in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada this weekend, where they lived the philosophy of free love and open sharing.
Among the Burners was the pop singer’s ex-boyfriend, Diplo, who also posted a few shots from the desert on Saturday, including one in which he dons a black hat, tank top, and patterned pants, a sweater draped across his shoulders.
His only caption: alternating fire and star emojis.
The DJ and Perry dated on-and-off last year, though their relationship quietly faded earlier this year.
“It was only ever a hookup thing with Diplo and never serious,” a source told Us back in January. “Katy was so busy touring all last year that she couldn’t be with anyone seriously. The pace of the tour was excruciatingly hard to get through. She had no downtime.”
Veteran Burner Susan Sarandon also shared a few photos from the desert, primarily of the festival grounds and the large art sculpture — notably, the “Man,” a structure that is burned to the ground at the end of the festival.
“These boots were made for BurninG Man,” she captioned one photo, in which the 68-year-old actress sits on the ground barefoot with ankle boots by her side.
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