you know what drives most of these "Big Sound Guys"?
im serious....I've watched it first hand....i used to cook, and sometimes, when we were really on, or it was a big party, we would go that extra nine, not because we were getting paid more, not because of recognition, because nobody, im sorry, a few people complement the kitchen staff, but for that moment when the food arrived and it hits the table and the people SMILE and sniff the air, and taste your ART...
you do it for them.
you watch thru the little window as they make funny sounds or slurp your special gravy with awesome sauce.
this is the reward.
i've seen our camp founder, and the rest of the crew stand back, at that moment, as things are just exploding and the people are dancing like there really IS no tomorrow, and just smile.
its a good feeling pulling a rave outta your ass in the middle of the fucking desert, but it's not easy.
the kitchen is hot, the workers have knifes, most are drunk or worse....oh wait thats the crew...no, its the restaurant....fuck, ive lost track of my own metaphor.
now im hungry too.
i guess my point is, we make this feast for the playa to enjoy, please help us clean up, help the newcomers acclimate, we were ALL fucking newbs at one point, and then 2nd year meglomaniacs, 3rd year drifters, 4th year disillusionment and 5th year re-birth and so on....
i digress again.
where was i?
HELP, not hate...give people the chance you would want given to you....you cannot judge a book by its cover, and people not only learn they change.
i know im a different person after TTWDITD...
it's almost go time...let's start burning now, and i know, im the worst snarkiest asshole, so i really cant talk but, how about we try to focus on making this the burn we want it to be and reserve the criticism of people and their actions until AFTER they actually occur.
shit, we'll have a WHOLE YEAR to discuss it after sept. 6th or so, RIGHT?
and i always listen...im not the big bad wolf, and if you ask nicely, and say please and thank you, you would be surprised how far that gets you in my world personally, as well as most places on the playa.
anyway...what trilo said, help, dont bitch....if that doesnt work, than bitch, if you think it will help...
Once I noticed I was on fire, I decided to relax and enjoy the fall™