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Being part of a village

Some friends of Spiral, camping as the Rhythm Society who are producing the Blyss Abyss (40 people, as of now, might grow at the last minute), and Dr Seuss's Lorax (max. ~30 people) (who also have some outlines for their campsite) have asked if we'd like to co-locate this year and be a loosely affiliated village.

What does this mean?

  • A village could be one fully integrated mega-camp or simple co-location.
  • We could share (and therefore reduce) key costs, like generator, truck, and some common space (chill space in particular).
  • Pros:
    • Shared costs
    • Greater opportunity for interaction, meeting new people should you want to
    • Shared sound system; more DJs, more music
  • Cons:
    • Size
    • Logistics to figure out
Vote, please! My preference, after having talked with the Rhythm Society folks, is for co-location, with each of the camps sited separately with one common central point (like sections of a wheel around a hub). That way we retain a Spiral flavour, all interaction is optional, but we have the opportunity to expand horizons should we wish, and share costs for core equipment. However, the decision is yours. Tell us what you think.

 

And when the night falls on our better days And we're looking to the sky For the winds to take us high above the plains I know that we'll find better ways to look into the eye of the storms that will be calling Forever we'll be falling
-- "Like the Rain" by Clint Black
 
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