Bay Bridge Sue wrote:
And... what are your contingent plans when da fuzz shows up and wants a tour - while you're operating? They *will* want a looksie - are you ready for that? Better have your ducks inna row with your ops plans... it's no fun being busted and run outta town.
Now THAT is an interesting point.... Does anyone have any experience/advice in dealing with the "Local Authorities"?
I'm working with Rat Bastard in trying to organize this thing. (I never realized that I was a masochist before, but I digress...) We really want to create a space that is sex and sexuality positive - for folks to come and burn off some of that tremendous excitement that builds from being in this incredible place. But we want to do it well, so any experience or practical advice is helpful. That said, we've organized stuff like that in the past - but never hurts to get input from others. I learn that I don't know so much as I thought I did.
In dealing w/ BRC Rangers in the past, I've found its best to explain what you're doing, what precautions you're taking to make sure everyone is safe, of required age, and everything is consensual.
We did this thing a couple years ago, where my partner was staked to the ground, and we invited passerby's to "leave their baggage" in the form of writing/drawing on her with colored markers or tempra paints. It was a hoot - and in large part, it worked because I made it a point to talk w/ the BRC Rangers and explain what was going on. They in turn handled the question that the BLM guys had. Lots of people (not least of all my partner!) had a blast.
So, obviously, we do need some sort of security plan (check ID's, invites, etc.; ways to monitor activities to keep things from getting too unruly (ie, non-consensual/scary; etc.) We plan on having "party-hosts" who's main job is to circulate, help break the ice, explain the rules, and provide tours. We'll provide supplies, and make sure people understand that they need to bring some of their own, too. I'm looking for things we may have missed.
Does anyone have any additional recommendations / specific ideas along these lines for making this work in the unique environment that is BRC?
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Testing... is this on yet? TANJ.