Rainbow Gathering headed to Allegheny...

Rainbow Gathering headed to Allegheny National Forest

There are 37 comments on the GoErie story from Jun 12, 2010, titled Rainbow Gathering headed to Allegheny National Forest. In it, GoErie reports that:

The Allegheny National Forest will host an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people during the Annual Rainbow Gathering.

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joyce appel

Irondale, OH

#1 Jun 20, 2010
How and when do you pay to go to this event?
earthmother

Letart, WV

#2 Jun 21, 2010
you don't. It looks like You should spend some time studying up on Rainbow before you attend. Otherwise you will be embarassed by your lack of knowledge.
The Other Karen

Lahaina, HI

#3 Jun 21, 2010
The Rainbow Gathering is a free event. Going to the wiki site will help you understand more about what it is and how it works.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Gatherin...

This short video will give you an introduction as well.


Be advised that the 10-20,000 person estimate is likely WAY off. Eastern gatherings tend to be smaller, attracting about 8-10 thousand folks.
enjoypeace

Edinboro, PA

#4 Jun 23, 2010
earthmother wrote:
you don't. It looks like You should spend some time studying up on Rainbow before you attend. Otherwise you will be embarassed by your lack of knowledge.
Dear Earth mother,
Your response was kinda harsh!It was a simple question...you don't seem to be very "rainbow" like. I am embarrassed for you for the way you responded...you could have been more helpful and guided this person in the right direction.Anyways I hope everyone has a wonderful time...take time for all things:)
BusyBody

Lockport, NY

#5 Jun 23, 2010
Are you allowed to bring booze????
earthmother

Mannington, WV

#6 Jun 25, 2010
booze strongly discouraged, altho it seems welcome at "A" camp (alcohol camp).

Harsh - well, actually very realistic and to the point. Many times that is the extra push someone needs to do what they should have done anyhow. I am surprised that someone can be "interested" in attending Rainbow and yet have no knowledge of what it is about. That is ultimately what causes all the problems within Rainbow that everyone complains about. I am a STRONG believer in people taking responsibility for themselves and researching and learning BEFORE they act. It takes work, stress, and pressure off of others. Someone who does not even realize that you don't PAY to get in probably needs to do some serious investigation into the ways of Rainbow, or they WILL be embarassed.

Not "Rainbow like"? I have the required belly button. My "Rainbow status" is average having attended around 10 gatherings. And regularly I see people who have no clue and who ultimately become embarassed or angry because they did not do their homework. So, again, it would behoove ANYONE with questions to do some serious research. Google is your friend. Just type in "Rainbow Gathering" and do some reading.
BusyBody

Tonawanda, NY

#7 Jun 27, 2010
If you bring booze it will ease the embarrassment!

Since: Jul 09

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#8 Jun 27, 2010
It's the scumbags masquerading as Rainbows who cause all the problems.....fortunately, law enforcement recognizes this and is making its presence known....still will be issues associated with camp break-ins, shoplifting and various other criminal activities perpetrated by lowlife cowards....
Harry Callahan

Waterford, PA

#9 Jun 27, 2010
bobcash123 wrote:
It's the scumbags masquerading as Rainbows who cause all the problems.....fortunately, law enforcement recognizes this and is making its presence known....still will be issues associated with camp break-ins, shoplifting and various other criminal activities perpetrated by lowlife cowards....
Don't be ashamed to arm yourself. Law enforcement also recognizes your right to lawful self-protection. Again... hot lead between the eyes of the first 'lowlife coward scumbag' erroneously headed your way tends to put a big WHOA! to those that follow in his footsteps.
BusyBody

Tonawanda, NY

#10 Jun 28, 2010
Also, Bring your own Booze... I'm not sharing! Party at "A" Camp!!!
News

Meadville, PA

#11 Jun 30, 2010
Did you read the news about this gathering on go erie. Would tell you alot about this gathering.

Basic info it is a bunch of hippies gathering in that national forest to celebrate mother earth. Some would call these tree people. They have been hitch hiking for a week now from cleveland area because their bus broke down. A few were camping in the wattsburg area overnite from my understanding so if anyone had anything coming up missing might want to remember that.

At this years event the law enforcement will be attending. Apparently a bunch of 65 rainbows were to show up in court this week and something like 50 out of the 65 actually showed. The ones who didn't show have warrants so I am sure they will be looked for at this gathering.

I am not saying it wouldn't be a good time there but I wouldn't want the chance for myself to get accused of something someone else might have done.
BusyBody

Buffalo, NY

#12 Jun 30, 2010
As long as I have my Booze and Weed
Earth Father

North Wales, PA

#13 Jun 30, 2010
earthmother wrote:
you don't. It looks like You should spend some time studying up on Rainbow before you attend. Otherwise you will be embarrassed by your lack of knowledge.
Take the stick out of your butt, arrogant idiot. Someone asked an innocent question and your response would turn anyone off. Oh and learn how to spell or be embarrassed.
Wow

Ridgway, PA

#14 Jul 3, 2010
The rainbows are a bunch of idiots! I never met a good one!
ace

Plainfield, NJ

#15 Jul 4, 2010
Be prepared to spend a horrible weekend with disgusting dirty filthy drug addicted homeless people. Many of them shady untrustyworthy. I couldnt think of a worst way to spend my holiday weekend.
dirt loving hippy

Lubbock, TX

#16 Jul 5, 2010
Hi family, I love you.
I understand how some can be frustrated by the way some rainbows conduct themselves, but let's be clear, whether you have been to a gathering or not, or know the 'rules',(which is actually etiquette);everyone is a rainbow, and should be at the gathering.
It seems to me, Earth mother, your contribution is knowledge for some of our younger brothers and sisters. I am sure you work hard at home to help them see the way we live, who we are, and how much we love them. We can lead by example, just as the older generation of any group does.
Earth father, I also understand how frustrating it can be to see our beloved family seem to withdrawal from the unruly, boisterous, younger members of the family. Some seem to believe there is only one-way to be a responsible member of the family- their way. In reality, there are as many ways to be responsible for each other as there are people. Maybe we should all work harder to understand the contributions of others, and assume we have all done our part, instead of assuming we have not.
Busy, I am lovin' my A camp brothers and sister too, they provide a crucial role in our gathering, and it would not be home without them. They party hard, and that is great. General consensus for the area past A camp seems to be hard drugs, drugs that cause violence, or are considered addicting are unacceptable in the gathering its self, that includes money, alcohol, cocaine, any speed, or prescription drugs. However, if you have a problem with these drugs, go to calm, and they will try to help you.
This year’s gathering is beautiful and powerful as always. I love everyone in attendance, and those who don't know the way home yet. It seems though, it breaks my heart age and disability there is some who are being excluded from main meadow. I also saw many families with small children struggling while coming in from main gate, because the back gate is not as well known, and seems to be a bit of a secret.
I don't believe in secrets in my family, so I told everyone I met about it, and gave them directions in through Yellow Hammer on 666.
I love you all, Ace, Wow, mother, father, everyone with a belly button.
I would like to send a special thank you, and love to the people of Sheffield, and surrounding areas who were all very gracious, and loving. Thank you for the use of your part of our country, it is beautiful physically and mentally up there.
I can't wait to see everyone next year!!
Peace!
gross

Meadville, PA

#17 Jul 5, 2010
I heard a bunch of rainbows went into corry walmart and pissed all over the produce and was taking showers in the mist spray. Then they went out into the dumpsters and dove in for all the produce they pissed on. That is just plain nasty. Ignorant people I tell ya. I hope they remember they were taking food out of innocent kid's mouths.
dirt loving hippy

Lubbock, TX

#18 Jul 6, 2010
You honestly believe that?
Dumpster diving is believable, people throw away food that is perfectly fine, because as a society, we believe a spot on an apple means the apple is bad. We do not believe in waste.
We do not believe in disrespect either, so that story is highly suspect. If someone walked into wal mart, exposed themselves, and urinated in public, why weren't the cops called? You realize we were being ticketed for going 3 miles over the speed limit, or the crime of just being from out of state, and looking different. If someone who looked like a hippy did the things you are saying, they would be in jail, and it would be all over the news.
If that was something we would do, and there are 10 to 20 thousand of us (and there are), there would be a lot more complaint from the people of Sheffield, our host town. In almost EVERY case, Sheffield has been accepting,loving, and welcoming to us. I love Sheffield. I love you. My advice to you is go to the gathering site in a week, and decide if that story is true for your self. Obviously, if we would do that, the entire area would be trashed right? I will challenge you to find one ziplock bag full of ground trash in one week. In one month, I challenge you to look again and see if you can tell there was a medium town in the woods at that location.
I love you.
gross wrote:
I heard a bunch of rainbows went into corry walmart and pissed all over the produce and was taking showers in the mist spray. Then they went out into the dumpsters and dove in for all the produce they pissed on. That is just plain nasty. Ignorant people I tell ya. I hope they remember they were taking food out of innocent kid's mouths.
Hmmm

United States

#19 Jul 7, 2010
gross wrote:
I heard a bunch of rainbows went into corry walmart and pissed all over the produce and was taking showers in the mist spray. Then they went out into the dumpsters and dove in for all the produce they pissed on. That is just plain nasty. Ignorant people I tell ya. I hope they remember they were taking food out of innocent kid's mouths.
Has to be a lie, any affiliation between the word showers and the rainbows can't be true
dirt loving hippy

Lubbock, TX

#20 Jul 7, 2010
Hmm, your post made me giggle. The truth is, though, we are all different kinds of people from all different kinds of backgrounds. Some of us are professionals who believe in peace, some of us have not yet found their way, and still more are just not obsessed with American idea of hyper-disinfection. Most of the rest of the world would agree with those rainbows. I cannot speak for all of us, but I believe that my body is not intrinsically dirty, so I do not bathe every day. I bathe when I need to, and I preserve water by doing so. Clean water is more precious than gold, and yet we squander it without a thought. After all, all the water we will ever have, we have right now.
I also believe over-cleaning hiders the body's ability to fight off disease and infection. You rarely see a sickly hippy, maybe because 'God made dirt and dirt does not hurt', it may be our penchant for fruits and vegetables, or it may be a result of all the love we feel for you, and the rest of creation. We do tend to be younger and more vibrant than our years; maybe it is just one of the many blessings of being a hippy.
My advice to you, my beautiful brother/sister, is try it once; go a few days without showering. Unless you do hard manual labor, or sweat profusely, you should be fine for a few days. If you have oily hair, you can use dry shampoo, the stuff works great! You might be surprised how no one notices. I do not recommend the use of cologne/perfume during this time, I am sure your body has its own unique, wonderful smell. Do not be afraid of it. With the weather being what it is, I do recommend deodorant (unscented, and without aluminum just to be safe).
If you do not want to give it a go, that is also fine. I love that you are different from me; it is one of the infinite number of things that makes existence so grand. I love you!

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