[quote="Rat Bastard"][quote="Quaestor"]the so-called red light district,[/quote]
Speaking of the 9:00 area, what did people think of it. Did you like the idea of adult camps being in one area? Did it make it easier to browse around for likeminded people? Would you like it to be done in '08 as well? Did the fact that the 9:00 and E-F-G area did not have kids camps around change anything for you? Were you camped in a redlight district camp?
I'd really like to get some feedback on the experience from others. [/quote]
Well, I'm a virgin burner myself, this upcoming summer being my very first burn (sooo can't wait!!!!) but, just thinking things over and using my own two cents about it all, I think that having a "red-light" district rather makes a lot of sense...one, it allows folks to be able to check out all of the delicious offerings that the world of adult pleasure in Black Rock City has to offer in one spot...there's such an incredible world to explore in this area, especially in a place such as Burning Man, and having all of the offerings that such a place can offer can give a person the ability to see and explore it all far more thoroughly than one ever could if they were left to just wander aimlessly and come to things by chance. I, for one, know that I am going with the very specific intent, for instance, to spend at least part of my time serving at the Temple of Atonement, should They find me worthy of the Honor of being one of Their slaves. The point is, it'd be a shame if there were places out there that people wound up missing out on just because they never knew such camps existed, and wouldn't know where to look for them if they were just left to aimlessly wandering and hoping to stumble upon the place that's truly right for them.
Secondly, having one, distinct place for all of the adult themed camps allows for parents who may not want their children to be exposed to such things away from said camps. Some parents have no problems with it...the head Domme of the private club I belonged to in Nashville, TN, had a 14 year old son who knew full well what it was his mother got up to every Sunday night when she dressed up and went out to play, and other parents out there may not mind themselves. But, there will inevitably be those parents who don't want their children seeing all of this, and Burning Man seems like such an incredible place for children to explore, that I really do feel it's important to acknowledge the wishes of those parents within the Burning Man community who may not want their kids exposed to such things. So, this is my whole-hearted vote to saying, Yes! let's definitely keep a red-light district this year at Burning Man '08!