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[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (13 children)

I've been lucky enough to have done a lot of fun alternative things in my life. Rainbow Gatherings, Comicons, and Medieval Faires were not among them sadly. If I were a millionaire/thousandaire that would/might be different story.

[–]Comatoast 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (12 children)

Ren Faires are a lot of fun. I don't have a clue what rainbow gatherings are.

They're relatively inexpensive to get into though. Do you guys have a Medieval Times nearby?

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (11 children)

I went to a Medieval Times in Toronto for my 31st birthday I think. Interesting I guess, predictable, not something I would do again.

I've been to 10 Burning Man and countless regional Burner events. Love them. There I heard about other things like Rainbow Gatherings and other hippie festivals. I can't say if I'd like them or not - and of course each event is unique

" Rainbow Gatherings are temporary, loosely knit communities of people, who congregate in remote forests around the world for one or more weeks at a time with the stated intention of living a shared ideology of peace, harmony, freedom, and respect. " ~

[–]Comatoast 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (10 children)

Eh, the food is similar.. or the turkey legs anyway. Super tasty.

I looked it up a second ago in between browsing. To be fair, the STDs are probably airborne within a small radius outside of the gathering area.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (9 children)


[–]Comatoast 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (8 children)

I can't imagine a gathering of people out in nature to not have copious sex.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (7 children)


I used to host orgies at Burning Man. Good times. Caught nothing.

Not all "gathering[s] of people out in nature" are the same. (ie. Classical music in the park.)

Unless you are the greatest alpha male or female, or are married, and/or are a killer swinger, everyone else SEEMS to be having more sex than you. If that's not a maxim it should be.

[–]Comatoast 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)


Jokes aside, I won't argue that the premise of the event sounds pretty great, mostly the natural medicine area--which I would be all the fuck over. The promiscuous sex part squicks me out though, man. I'm monogamous and married normalfilth, but not sexless thankfully.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

I can't speak to other events like the Rainbow Gathering, but it was illegal to have open sex at Burning Man, and often enough in the day or at night stupid people got busted for it.

[–]Comatoast 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

That's sort of understandable.

As far as really fucking cool events go, I've wanted to go to this since it's inception. Have you heard of it or considered events like this? :