Have Been to 5 Gatherings
First gathering was 1980 Washington, then Idah, california, and Pensylvania
Sorry to say the Rainbows are not a welcome bunch in these parts. I never gathered with them, so I don't know the whole story. Our media and the law that be, has given them a very bad rap. Crime and littering, are the main issues. Leave no foot prints and peace to all.
hi I'm a person who loves the country and right now has to live in the city. i love to kick back listen to music and enjoy life. I lived in eugene Or. and nurtured out there. i love to write poetry and walk in the park or maybe just enjoy the sun going dowm. I'm looking for an earthmother who will share my space.
Just came in to give a big hug to all the groovy kind folks, brothers and sisters!
agree w/izzie on this one-during nationals '95 (Kit Carson NF, NM) some of the FS were really kind-they helped to keep the peace during conflicts w/some of the locals, & let us know they were impressed after the clean up crew was done-other than the 3 "official" days of the Gathering over the 4th, they weren't really a visable prescence
Not all LEOs are assholes, either. Really. I worked with alot of them. Sending the Rainbow family and my Forest Service family lots of positive energy from here that this is a good year. Be gentle to the land, you guys.
Gathering is happening right now in Newton County, Arkansas, near Fallsville off Highway 16. You can find directions on welcomehome.org. I dropped my hubby off there yesterday, scene was still somewhat small and mellow, but no shortage of Forest Service LEOs. I live in Arkansas and thought I would give a word to the wise: While on the maps Jasper, AR seems like the closest town and best place to get supplies etc, I would not consider this a freak-friendly place. This is the bible belt folks and in Jasper they have a white-knuckle grip. I live in nearby Fayetteville, about 60 miles west of the site (two hour drive due to curvy roads) and definitely consider this a more Rainbow friendly place. It is a college town and has its share of counter culture. BUT, this is still the bible belt folks. Have fun and be careful.
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Confirmed in Arkansas!!!!!