|fun with the local Burning Man discussion list:
||[Nov. 21st, 2005|02:15 am]
It's rare that much on the local BM list amuses me so heartily. This post did, however, so I'm sharing it in case anyone else finds it amusing without the context of being on the list or caring about Burning Man. It's probably more funny if you hate hippies, or ravers.
Background: Someone called "faeriekurl " posted an event announcement, which was then explicated by a list curmudgeon known as Jackass. Jackass's comments are in ALL CAPS. He has not changed any of the poster's original hippie text.
-- faeriekurl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
DANGER WILL ROBINSON! DANGER DANGER! HIPPIE RAVER ALERT!!
NOTICE SPELLING OF "FAERIE" VS. "FAIRY" THIS IS TO INDICATE THAT THE SENDER IS NOT GAY, BUT MERELY IN TOUCH WITH THE MAJIKAL FAERIELAND OF HIPPY RAVERS.
> Invitation to Intention Retreat
BY "RETREAT," THE SENDER MEANS "RAVE"
> Alright, heads up and hear the call
> it's time to pump the volume
> and make sure that you are all
> ready to participate in the fate we create
> in the temporary autonomous zone
> our tribal village -Camp Elph-in-stone!!
OH DEAR SWEET JEEBUS. A POEM. I SWEAR YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP. NOTICE THE RHYME OF
"TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS ZONE" AND "CAMP ELPH-IN-STONE." ALSO TERMS LIKE "FATE WE CREATE" AND
"TRIBAL VILLIAGE" MAKE ME WANNNA BARF.
> Intention 7 on the Sunshine Coast BC, Canada
INTENTION 7 IS NOT HELPING WITH MY LUNCH RETENTION
> Thurs.Dec.29-Monday Jan 2
> Intention Retreat enters its 7th cycle.
OH REALLY! 7TH CYCLE? CYCLE OF WHAT? HIPPY RAVES?
Begun pre-y2k as a tribal dance community response of unity in the face of the unknown future,
"UNKOWN FUTRE" IS REDUNDANT.
> the retreat continues to hold a space for us to reflect on where you are now and where you want to go empowered by collectivity and
PLEASE. STOP ALREADY.
During this time we put our energies into one container
NO I'MEAN IT.
> to make manifest the world we want to live in within a temporary
> automous zone (T.A.Z.).
FUCK. LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. I WENT AND UPCHUCKED ALL OVER MY KEYBOARD
>Expect workshops, presentations, performances, collaborations,dance labs,innovative yoga formats,meditation space,film screenings, lots of music and massive networking!
EXPECT RAVERS, RAVING, RAVES, RAVE MUSIC, ECSTASY GROPE ROOMS, MORE RAVING, AND HIPPY RAVERS.
>And of course expect a New Years Eve celebration that brings in 2006 without the alchohol vibe and with lots of collective
> fuel for setting our intentions ablaze.
WHOA!!!!! HOLDUP. WHAT????!?!?!?!? NO BOOZE????? 3 WHOLE DAYS WITH ONLY RAVE DRUGS? YOU'LL GO
The first night of 2006 will
> again feature a Temple night set to chill music perfect for entering
> the year with warm heartfuls of love.
OH SHIT! I UPCHUCKED ALL OVER MY KEYBOARD AGAIN.
> This year Intention returns to the Sunshine Coast to its familiar
> home at Camp Elphinstone. This is a 40 minute ferry ride from
> Horseshoe Bay which is about a 30minute drive from Vancouver BC. With
> 3 years of experience with this site, the possibilities for this year
> are exciting to consider though anticipated to be challenging
> considering what we know of the expansive grounds we need to manage
> safely. The post-apocalyptic training skills inherant in this
> exercise of tribal unity are part of the draw of this event, giving
> participants an opportunity to learn what it takes to hold things
> together in all kinds of weather.
WAIT A MINIT!!! UM........NO! I'VE BEEN THERE. THERE ARE CABINS WITH HEAT. GOOD LUCK "HOLDING
Think not rave camp and think more
> like Jedi Training Camp.
RAVE CAMP IT IS NOT. JEDI TRAINING YOU WILL FIND. THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THE HIPPY FAERIE
RAVERS. SHHHHHHH. THERE IS A GREAT DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE. IT WAS AS IF A THOUSAND HIPPY
RAVERS CRIED OUT IN AGONY THEN WERE SILENCED. THERE CAN ONCE AGAIN BE PEACE IN REALITY.
>in this event the production team does the bare skeleton work but everyone in attendance makes up the functioning limbs and sinews to make the event what it will be. With a goal of encompassing multiple generations of participants from infant to elderly it is encouraged that all people coming out consider who they would most love to share this experience with and how can the most bridging of the generation divide occur. Special attention given to the young and the old to make this accessable is a forefront goal as we consider what we can learn from both of these generations.
APPARENTLY RAVERS COME IN ALL SHAPES, AGES AND SIZES.
> The process begins with igniting community imagination stations
I WENT TO AN IMAGINATION STATION ONCE. IT WAS AT A MALL.
> function to invision the possibilties of what can be done with the
> resources we have as a tribe.
YOU ARE NOT A TRIBE. YOU ALSO CANNOT SEE INTO THE FUTURE. YOU ARE HIGH.
From here pods break into formations to
> prepare between now and Dec.29 allowing relationships and trust to
> form before we arrive at Camp Elphinstone. Outer participants from
> outside the 604 area code will be able to attune to the pulse
STOP. REALLY. PLEASE. I MEAN IT.
> things in movement and form remote efforts either as individuals or
> with their hometribes attending. Updates will be posted regularly to
> keep people apprised of how best to prepare.
BRING A COAT. ALSO GALOSHES.
> Registration holds multi-fold purposes. Most importantly it helps the camp and
> everyone going to prepare adequately for the volume of attendees
> anticipated. Secondly it serves as an important orientation and it
> gives people more time to prepare themselves and increases
> participation in advance. Thirdly, it lessens the stress of those few
> who end up having to register people who show up last minute.
> Learning to pre-register will enable a practice that enhances the
> dance community at large who relies a lot on pre-registration to
> survive at doing the events we love.
"LEARN TO PREREGISTER" SAGE WISDOM FROM THE FAERIES.
> Cost per person is going to be posted soon but roughly the same
> bracket as previous years (between$120- $200) for the whole retreat
> which includes a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks,
> tea,coffee,hot chocolate,cabin accomodation,access to
> showers,washrooms, and the New Years Eve celebration. Partial subsidy
> fund will be available to those in need and negotated with the
> registration elves.
I HAD A NIGHTMARE ONCE ABOUT THE REGISTRATION ELVES. IT WAS HORRIBLE. THEY WERE TRYING TO MAKE
ME LEARN TO PREREGISTER AND THEN I FOUND MYSELF IN A LABOR CAMP. IT WAS HORRIBLE!!
> For registration info contact: email@example.com
> Questions? Post on Intention 7 phorum on www.tribalharmonix.org and
> you'll get answers fast.