dedqgirl wrote:sorry, i'm confused. where did the $ talk come from? i actually printed out a copy of the 2007 survival guide (is the 2008 out yet?) and i sleep with it. i know the difference between bartering and gifting.... i'm interested in joining, but in the OP it said you have to bartend or support the bartenders.... i'm more than happy to support the bartenders and i would certainly love to learn how to bartend... are you not taking new members or something? sorry, just confused...
Not to speak on her behalf, but I think mom is just covering all the bases in one quick sweep.
What is meant by either bartending or supporting the bartenders is either the obvious of you jumping behind the bar and start serving the drinks up or you help as a what amounts to a bar back and backup bartender if it gets busy.
Learning how to bartend is not to difficult and given that the bar is gifting the drinks to the guests, fuck 'em if they don't like how you pour. =)
No... just kidding... we love our guests. Without the guests, we would have had to drink all of that booze ourselves and while such a feat was attempted, it just would not have been possible.
The big reason I personally would stress the importance of knowing the survival guide and devouring all of the other information you can get your hands on would be to one, make sure you are prepared as possible to be truly radically self reliant and two, make sure the only thing your camp mates have to worry about is getting you situated into the groove of the camp.
The "read the guide" mantra will probably be heavily utilized to the point of annoyance leading up to the burn for the simple reason soooooooo many people out there were so fucking clueless this past burn. I was a wide eyed newbie chasing the bright shineys, but I made sure I was ready for anything the Playa had to throw at me.
oh and i still want to be the pinata
Careful what you wish for...