Trishntek wrote:...unique venue to express our LIFESTYLE like no other.
you might want to consider that even groups as low down the social ladder as 'cafe village' view regular participants as mere 'citizens' ... i know because i've camped with them. cafe village is the lowest of the low on the ladder - they usually can't even get enough wood to build their bar without doing something unnatural with DPW folk. it's worse than lord of the flies in places like this; A LOT worse! these people think they're better than ticket holders - that they are members of the true civic. they consider themselves beyond just regular participants. it's a pervasive attitude out there. are you in or are you out?
so what concerns me is that you view BM as a 'unique venue to express our lifestyle like no other'. relative to what? relative to whom?
Oh I've had run ins with those who feel entitled because of all the time they put into DPW or TEMPLE or the "I helped put up the trashfence" folks who deem themselves worthy to step into our private lounge without invitation. I understand the individuals like that are relatively few. They are just more vocal and obnoxious.
What makes BM a unique venue is:
- The volume of like-minded people is unprecedented in my experience
- Generosity, gratefulness and unpretentious attitudes permeate the human experience
- The human existence in a camp under less-than-ideal environmental conditions bring people together. A tribal kind of kinship where eating, sleeping, dressing and bathing are experienced without the 'civilized' notions and conditions of societal norms.
Relative to my default life experience, our theme camp precipitated "The Place Next Door" the other 50 weeks of the year. It functions on a gift economy and is greatly appreciated in the community. But it's a place to party,,,, not a place I can walk out on the street and yell at the top of my lungs, "HEY! YA WANNA SUCK SUPERMAN'S COCK?"
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