I will show up and dance.
The city and the organizers, as well as innocent ystanders, may take issue with this:
It's no flame cannon, but it ain't no cotton ball, either.
Pets: I love you, you know that. But you do work in the industry and are probably a little biased. Not that I'm not biased in the opposite direction.
Alpha, I hear what you're saying about the BBQs vs the "EVENTS." But things have to start somewhere. You can't start with a huge street faire. Think Baker Beach vs Black Rock City.
Matt: I'll tell you why I "wait around for the establishment's permission." Becuase it's LA. Because I was born and raised here, and yes, it's hypocritical, but I'm an Angelina and therefore think like one: I want to be someone. I would like someone to say, "oh, yeah, Ivy's gonna dance, that'll be cool." It is that sort of side-effect self-promotion Stuart mentioned. I try to fight it, but I'm not immune. On a similar note, it's one of the reason I'm so sucked into the e-playa: because here, I fell like I'm someone and I make a difference. Yeah, I'll admit, the "mystery" of the unnanmed guerilla belly dancers is kinda cool, but I've done that--this year at BM, in fact, and while it was fun and I loved it, it needs something. Perhaps "offical" performing is not it, but I don't know until I try it. Honestly, i doubt I'll ever do it again, but I'd like to say, for myself, that I did it. I got past all the bullshit and the people who stood in my way and I got a slot in their schedule whether they like it or not. Ha.
Bob: As always you rock.