-as the event grows- there are inevitably more assholes. I wish there was some way of "vetting" people, but, alas, there is none that I know of. Listen up Cloud 9! This is what ruins most festivals: sketchers, tweekers and disrespectful people who are at the event FOR THE WRONG REASONS.
I was an electrician/volunteer at Black Oaks Ranch from 2002 to 2010 (Kate Wolf Memorial, HogFarm Pig~Nic, EarthDance), and hadn't missed an event at Black Oaks since I discovered it in 1994. This was the most significant event in my life, and I planned everything else around it- including my jobs (I had to quit 7 good jobs specifically to attend events at Black Oaks- until I started my own business...got tired of getting fired). Each year the events got bigger until Pig~Nic was cancelled in 1999 (Private Party/Spring Rain), and then became EarthDance after that (and was also moved to another venue).
-and now, it seems, these assholes are trying to ruin yet another "thing of beauty". Please, please, everyone...don't let it happen! This is too wonderful an event! If you know of anyone who is a "destroyer"- don't let it happen!
While I was aboard, I felt NO hostility (I'm very sensitive), NO anger, NO negative vibes- just beautiful people having fun.
...and then artwork started getting destroyed. posters ripped, decorations stolen and such.
We MUST protect this beautiful thing we have!
Don't tell any assholes about this!
Hog Farm took place in 1999, it was 2002 where they had that spring rain thing which was an invite only festival with limited tix. very odd. LOVE The Hog Farm.