Oregon Country Fair in the news

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Oregon Country Fair in the news

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:59 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/styl ... tures.html

The Oregon Country Fair is a little different then the Nevada regional. It's older at 49 than the Nevada Regional at 32. It is a festival which bought its land. It has humidity and mosquitos. It has a much stronger children emphasis. It has vending from small, many part time, businesses. Only long time vendors and volunteers can camp overnight. Oregon Country Fair participants have been long time BM campers and brought the first Internet to the playa. There is a large crossover of Nevada Regional and Oregon Country Fair campers. But the interesting point is that they too are thinking through cultural appropriation, generational values and even they selves & festivals being cultural appropriated.
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Re: Oregon Country Fair in the news

Post by Token » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:04 pm

some seeing eye wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:59 pm

The Oregon Country Fair is a little different then the Nevada regional.
Ha! The only thing OCF has in common with TTITD is that it’s held outdoors.

It’s a hippie-fest. Nothing more.

The article author is clueless and their drivel is mildly annoying.

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Re: Oregon Country Fair in the news

Post by BBadger » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:22 am

No alcohol there even, but I was once asked by someone if I had some and my BM narc-detection-senses started tingling, but then I just truthfully said that I didn't have any. Anyway, what the hell, did I look like I was inebriated?
And what, I'm going to give some rando lush a sip of a flask?
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Re: Oregon Country Fair in the news

Post by gaminwench » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:33 am

My camp neighbored with OCF/Camp I Am for a couple of burns.

Great neighbors.
Steep learning curve with performers.
WiFi and phone connection, solid.
I called them all BOB; names were extraneous.

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Re: Oregon Country Fair in the news

Post by unjonharley » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:52 pm

Did OCF for the first 25 years . It was great .. Camping was 200$ in a horse pasture .. Had to move the horse apples to set a tent .. If you wanted to get high?? Just breath deep .. There was an NA/AA meeting at noon .. Well attended .. It was hard put, to find a port-a-pot .. Real people went there, until politics .. The locals discovered $$ .. Sanitation permits $$ ,, And it become yuppyville ..The whole downward slide right the 25th.. The local DA lost a murder trial .. To regain face, he sent police to enforce "clean and sober "
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Re: Oregon Country Fair in the news

Post by lucky420 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:15 pm

BBadger wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:22 am
No alcohol there even, but I was once asked by someone if I had some and my BM narc-detection-senses started tingling, but then I just truthfully said that I didn't have any. Anyway, what the hell, did I look like I was inebriated?
And what, I'm going to give some rando lush a sip of a flask?
No alcohol? Bloody hell, that’s some fuckery
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Re: Oregon Country Fair in the news

Post by tatonka » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:19 pm

lucky420 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:15 pm
BBadger wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:22 am
No alcohol there even, but I was once asked by someone if I had some and my BM narc-detection-senses started tingling, but then I just truthfully said that I didn't have any. Anyway, what the hell, did I look like I was inebriated?
And what, I'm going to give some rando lush a sip of a flask?
No alcohol? Bloody hell, that’s some fuckery
I take beer in all the time there , I just pour one into my water jug :)
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