Jewelz2013 wrote: I would think that someone would be "policing" on the playa or even "confiscating" feather head dresses and boas. I was really shocked because 2013 was my first year and to see so many burners blatenly sticking a middle finger at the rule by wearing feathers was shocking. Just saying.
Lets be really clear about this. Anyone who summarily, unilaterally, and without clear authority, takes it upon themselves to decide how someone ELSE is going to 'Burn, that person will likely be found missing some teeth and wire-tied to the trash fence at sunrise. Its not that I disagree with your aversion to frathers, its that I violently and passionately disagree with the way you would allow enforcement of a non-rule to occur.
If feathers offend you, then the best way to prevent feather-Moop is to not wear any. Suggest to others there are neat alternatives (ala Tatonka's leather-crafted art pieces). And if you have an urge to do so, maybe make some moopless feathers to gift. (Many noobs may not be aware of the moop factor or may not ever have seen an artistically neato replacement). But don't try to channel your inner Moop Nazi and try (or permit by inaction someone else) to confiscate something. Even more so than wearing moopy feathers, THAT would be most "unburnerish" IMHO.