in all honesty Bob, and all snarkiness aside, i think mutual respect would go a long way...maybe trade places....let the Large Sound Camp Leaders do the DPW line sweeps (see burning Blog, the "Dirty Thirty") and have DPW sit in on the unload, set-up, rigging, engineering, security etc etc that the LSC's do (i'm sure some already do, as alot of large heavy equipment is shared along the ten o'clock side) and i think they would realize that they are quite similar...it takes ALOT of fucking work to set up a proper stage, sound rig, lighting, aerialist rig and so on, just as it takes herculean dedication to be a member of DPW...both tend to really love what they do also, otherwise they wouldn't be doing it, voluntarily, in the worst of conditions (esp. applicable for sound camps and their equipment)...yes, some respect, earned only of course, but i think the bullshit "ART FAGS vs. SPARKLEPONIES" needs to end...there is alot of crossover demographics going on whether we want to admit it or not.
and besides, some of my best friends are "Sparkle Ponies", as well as some are "The ones who wear black"..
can't we all find some way to get along?
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