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Michfest: THE PRE-DRAMA BEGINS

[quote]Ok, laying it all out here. I have a rare liver disease that will require transplant in the next two years or so. [bold]I also had childhood sexual abuse memories come up this year and have been treated for PTSD due to that.[/bold] I am trying like crazy to get to festival but I live on an extremely limited income in a very bad city with horrible neighbors. Case in point, I had to report one to the landlady and he left a dead snake on my patio, gutted...was horrible. [bold]One of the other neighbors is a man who walks around in his underwear despite being reported.[/bold] This makes me super uncomfortable to go out of my home. My car is on it's last legs and won't make the journey. I am living the rest of this month on $30, Ramen Noodles and protein shakes. [bold]I desperately need the healing energy of the festival and the community.[/bold] I have contacted the office about a ticket donated or reduced rate, but still would need help with transportation or to offset the cost of the ticket price they dictate. I absolutely HATE asking for help but I do have a paypal...

by No replies yet...reply 48308/04/2013

That's like Michfest Bingo, all in one post.

by No replies yet...reply 107/15/2013

Has Amy upped her game this year?

by No replies yet...reply 207/15/2013

I like how she bumped her own thread. She'd feel right at home here.

by No replies yet...reply 507/15/2013

So the neighbor in his underwear and the gutted snake make it uncomfortable for her to leave her home. But if you deposit money into her PayPal account, apparently that discomfort won't be quite as strong.

by No replies yet...reply 607/15/2013

Holy Christ, I'm glad I'm not a lesbian.

by No replies yet...reply 707/15/2013

They refer to it as just "fest" or "festival" without "the" before it. This liver transplant candidate will likely make it to hospital before she makes it to festival.

by No replies yet...reply 807/15/2013

[quote]I have a rare liver disease

TRANSLATION: I like Night Train, but it don't like me.

by No replies yet...reply 907/15/2013

I hope she finds someone to give her the money so she can go. Michfest just won't be any fun without her joy, energy, and upbeat attitude.

by No replies yet...reply 1007/15/2013

[quote] I need a ride from & to Chicago, Mon, 8/5-Mon, 8/12. I'm a non-driver but a good navigator and I'll pay my share of gas and tolls. I live in Hyde Park (Chicago Southeast side) and can route you through the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Tollway (a shorter but not cheaper route). I'm vegetarian and know some restaurants along the way which serve vegetarian food. I'm also a non-smoker and non-drinker, but I don't care if other people smoke or carry liquor in the car (don't drink and drive, however).

by No replies yet...reply 1107/15/2013

It gets better OP. She has a dog with PTSD:

[quote] I am in Iowa, nearby to Interstate 80. I am possibly trying to get to fest this year and am looking for someone who would maybe be able to take a seriously low-income person and her ptsd dachshund to and fro. I would be happy to provide any information needed to anyone who wants to know more about the situation. I know Traficmama and she knows I am honest and on the up and up.

by No replies yet...reply 1207/15/2013

Must. Get. To. Fest. JEEBUS! the stilted language they all use. 'Being on the land.' Get over your stupid selves. You're going camping and hanging out with a bunch of women.

by No replies yet...reply 1307/15/2013

Will anyone hazard a guess as to what Traficmama looks like?

by No replies yet...reply 1407/15/2013

Are you sure she isn't Debbie Downer?

by No replies yet...reply 1507/15/2013

Everything but the bloodhounds snappin' at her rear end.

by No replies yet...reply 1607/15/2013

From one of her posts:

[quote] There has to be some womyn driving across Iowa on I-80 that might find herself in a mindset to help a disabled womyn get there :)

Can you imagine anything more hellish than driving across Iowa on the interstate with her (and her PTSD dog) as your passenger?

by No replies yet...reply 1707/15/2013

Have any of you joined their forum just to fuck around with them?

by No replies yet...reply 1807/15/2013

[quote]One of the other neighbors is a man who walks around in his underwear despite being reported.

To WHO? The constable?

by No replies yet...reply 1907/15/2013

Are they having a Royal Womon For a Day pageant this year?

by No replies yet...reply 2007/16/2013

What caused the dog's PTSD? Was it attacked by a penised canine? Or did the owner use a do-it-yourself neutering kit on him?

by No replies yet...reply 2107/16/2013

I'm just trying to imagine the scene where the man in his underwear was "reported" -- to whom, how, and the rest of it.

by No replies yet...reply 2207/16/2013

R1, you have me laughing in the office.

by No replies yet...reply 2307/16/2013

R1, my first thread of the day and I laughed out loud.

OP, thank you for this gem.

I guess DL isn't dead.

by No replies yet...reply 2407/16/2013

[quote]Post Anyone coming from Britain? I need a simple(ish) favor!

[quote]Hulllo! I have in my possession a copper two-pence with Her Majesty on one side and a fleur di lys on the other. It is dated 1994, so I assume its fairly modern and still in circulation? Would it be possible for someone to bring me a roll of these, if they are still in circulation? I am preparing a ritual for Friday morning and want to use this as a elemental magical object for the participants.

by No replies yet...reply 2507/16/2013

A Cirrhosis-addled lesbian and her shell-shocked dachshund hitchhike across Iowa en route to one last MichFest. It's like a Margaret Atwood novel waiting to happen.

by No replies yet...reply 2607/16/2013

R25 This is why we need strong border control.

by No replies yet...reply 2707/16/2013

God, I love these threads...the laughter never stops!

by No replies yet...reply 2807/16/2013

I would love it if one of you bitches joined that forum and trolled them.

by No replies yet...reply 2907/16/2013

If she doesn't even know what the damn coins are, how does she know that they will work in her magic act? Why doesn't she just try sawing wimmin in half?

by No replies yet...reply 3007/16/2013

Thank God for Michfest. Summer, no Mad Men, no Boardwalk Empire but we have the antics of the Michfest Wimmens to keep us entertained.

by No replies yet...reply 3107/16/2013

"Have any of you joined their forum just to fuck around with them? "

Yes, and other Dataloungers asked them to stop. These wimmin may be waaaay out there, but they're still gay and/or allies.

by No replies yet...reply 3207/16/2013

I also think it spoils it if you troll them (as it spoils so many things on the Internet)--they're so much funnier just being nutty on their own.

by No replies yet...reply 3307/16/2013

Exactly, R33.

by No replies yet...reply 3407/16/2013

The Michfest threads are truly the best thing going. It is like having a looking glass into a world where all dogs walk on their hind legs. Truly astounding.

by No replies yet...reply 3507/16/2013

I half-expect to see wimmin on the subway tonight asking for money "it's not for drugs, it's not for liquor, I just want to be with my systers at Michfest."

by No replies yet...reply 3607/16/2013

[quote]If she doesn't even know what the damn coins are, how does she know that they will work in her magic act? Why doesn't she just try sawing wimmin in half?

They're probably totemic for copper. Except like the US penny, it's not copper pure copper; in this case, still with a copper plate. They also changed the reverse in 2008.

If sisterwomon wants to make sure her spell goes according to plan, it's probably better to get herself to Home Depot and get some copper pipe.

Although I guess the sight of the phallic pipe could be triggering to other womyn.

by No replies yet...reply 3707/16/2013

[quote]Except like the US penny, it's not copper pure copper; in this case, still with a copper plate

Let's try that again:

Except, like the US penny, it's not pure copper; in this case, it's steel with a copper plate.

by No replies yet...reply 3807/16/2013

o. m. g.

by No replies yet...reply 3907/16/2013

R27, including to prevent PTSD-afflicted border collies from entering the U.S. of A. Keep out them forrin' dogs.

by No replies yet...reply 4007/16/2013

Womyn, don't forget your disposable "travel johns" so you can pee while standing in line!

[quote] I LOVE the line...the anticipation just keeps building. Once I saw a womon cooking a hot dog over a little bitty backpacking stove. I wish I would have talked to her and gotten a picture (with her approval of course), but it was just iconic to me. Bathroom needs...bring a p-style, or I use "travel johns" which have a gel in them, catches the urine and it gels almost instantly. They can then be disposed of in the dumpsters when you get in.

by No replies yet...reply 4107/16/2013

The sadDEST thing about Irisflowerz post?

183 views and no replies.

by No replies yet...reply 4207/16/2013

r41---They shall be referred to as "Travel JANES"--NOT "JOHNS". We must reclaim portable bathroom devices in the name of systerhood solidarity in order to overthrow the patriarchal paradigm. These are my boundaries. Please respect them.

by No replies yet...reply 4307/16/2013

I am sure most women who attend the Fest are middle income or lower like many of us. The tickets themselves are expensive and helping out somebody else is a real burden.

Look what Amy started.

by No replies yet...reply 4407/16/2013

[quote]They shall be referred to as "Travel JANES"--NOT "JOHNS".

Please, sisters, think of another name.

"Travel Janes" wounds.

by No replies yet...reply 4507/16/2013

[all posts by ham-fisted troll a removed.]

by No replies yet...reply 4607/16/2013

"Once I saw a womon cooking a hot dog over a little bitty backpacking stove"

No wonder the dogs have PTSD; they cook them on portable stoves. How cruel and inhumane!

by No replies yet...reply 4707/16/2013

I thought hot dogs were not allowed there?

by No replies yet...reply 4807/16/2013

I think the fact that the penny has a mighty queen and a particularly yonic flower emblazoned proudly on them could add to the appeal.

btw, could you imagine Elizabeth II at MichFest? Especially for the breastcasting and the cheeseball competition.

by No replies yet...reply 4907/16/2013

[quote]I thought hot dogs were not allowed there?

They are not. They have been replaced with 1/2" thick slices of bologna which curl up into a cervix-shaped bowl when grilled.

They double as moon cups.

by No replies yet...reply 5007/16/2013

Why are so many of them such incredible mooches? Is that a particular lesbian trait?

by No replies yet...reply 5107/16/2013

[quote]They shall be referred to as "Travel JANES"--NOT "JOHNS". We must reclaim portable bathroom devices in the name of systerhood solidarity in order to overthrow the patriarchal paradigm. These are my boundaries. Please respect them.

You may be joking, but Michfesters refer to the honey wagons as "Portajanes," and the emptying of the Portajanes is the one exception to the "no men on the Land" rule.

by No replies yet...reply 5207/16/2013

[R51], if someone's an out, radical-feminist lesbian, I assume her income possibilities are not sky-high.

by No replies yet...reply 5307/16/2013

I would hitch across Iowa with an insane dog to avoid this:

"SATURDAY AUG. 10TH

After Night stage: SUPER SHERO SATURDAY PUDDING WRESTLING in the ZONE

Sport your favorite Super Shero outfit and join us after night stage for some messy fun! Come out and cheer your favorite Sheros on.

Want to support wrestling this year? We need pudding, big industrial sized cans. (Please bring donations to the TZ fire.) Feel free to bring your own whipped cream, and Chocolate syrup.

Plan to Wrestle this year? BYOP (Partner) - or meet someone new. Please wear underwear for your own protection; and bring a clean change of clothes too.

**Womyn Wrestlers play by the rules - Consent is Sexy.**"

by No replies yet...reply 5407/16/2013

So, R32, it's OK to make fun of crazy straight people, but it's NOT OK to make fun of crazy gay people? That's just as bad as saying the opposite. You should feel free to make fun of EVERYBODY, it's what brings us all together.

by No replies yet...reply 5507/16/2013

Sheros?

by No replies yet...reply 5607/16/2013

Wouldn't all of that pudding, syrup & whipped cream wreak havoc on the motors of all of those Little Rascal Scooters and Hoverounds?

by No replies yet...reply 5707/16/2013

It's like a Margaret Atwood novel waiting to happen.

Nice one, R26.

by No replies yet...reply 5807/16/2013

R32 has stated her boundaries.

by No replies yet...reply 5907/16/2013

r55, I don't think r32 is saying at all that we can't laugh at them here as we have been doing. I think he/she is saying it's not a good idea to troll their website.

The other problem is they are so obsessed with boundaries that if you troll their website and they get mad, they'll close it down (or make it impossible to access easily), and we will have forever lost that source of endless mirth just because one person wants to troll.

by No replies yet...reply 6107/16/2013

Should that be "Bread Pudding Wrestling?"

by No replies yet...reply 6207/16/2013

R61, but certainly there are clever trolls out there who could hack a few threads without these wimmin realizing it.

by No replies yet...reply 6307/16/2013

r63, trolls are always far less clever than they think they are.

If you need evidence of that, just look at datalounge. The ability to troll people successfully here is pretty low--the trolls always give themselves away.

by No replies yet...reply 6407/16/2013

I am stating my boundaries. Keep your whipped cream far away from my CPAP machine...it clogs! I have stated my boundaries.

by No replies yet...reply 6507/16/2013

Has anyone else visited Irisflowerz's Facebook page? She provided the information, so there's no invasion involved. Her real name is Gina Rochman.

The down side: her FB page is kind of dull and humdrum (sort of appropriate I guess). She's one of those who shows lots of pictures of food.

by No replies yet...reply 6607/16/2013

There are also tons of pictures of Yoda the shell-shocked Dachshund behaving quite normally I must say.

by No replies yet...reply 6707/16/2013

Here's the deal as far as lesbians seeming to be moochers. Lesbians are for the most part economically disadvantaged - you're a woman and you're gay. My partner has two lesbian cousins, both are in their 30s and both are barely making it. That's why it's not unusual or considered "mooching" for them to ask for help. It's just reality. Conversely, these two cousins would do anything for us, all we'd have to do is ask.

by No replies yet...reply 6807/16/2013

By all means, PLEASE wear underwear at the pudding fight.

by No replies yet...reply 6907/16/2013

Crazy Denise E. is still trying to get wimmin to the land via the Rainbow Express, bad grammar included.

by No replies yet...reply 7007/16/2013

The Rainbow Express would solve all their problems!! However Denise is having menstruation issues this year and will be bringing plugs (see forum).

by No replies yet...reply 7107/16/2013

One of the new workshops will focus on Neuro-Divergent Womyn's issues. I suppose those differently-abled wimmin will insist on having a special section of,the Land set aside for their use only.

by No replies yet...reply 7207/16/2013

[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]

by No replies yet...reply 7307/16/2013

I think we should donate to her. I think it would be a grand, wonderful gesture. Let's help Irisflowerz and the dog get to the Land!

I'm in for a tenner.

by No replies yet...reply 7407/16/2013

Is there a lesbian version of "bitch,please!" ?

by No replies yet...reply 7507/16/2013

Sitting here dying @ r26 and r57.

by No replies yet...reply 7607/16/2013

Yoda must have been having a PTSD flashback when this one was taken.

by No replies yet...reply 7707/16/2013

[quote]Consent is Sexy

I just spit coffee all over my monitor.

by No replies yet...reply 7807/16/2013

Ass, Gas or Block of Cheese. No one rides for free.

by No replies yet...reply 7907/16/2013

Ladies and Gentlemyn, in the an(n)als of Michfest Greats, I think we have a winner with this one.

Or is it wiener (dog)?

I NEED A PHOTO!

by No replies yet...reply 8007/16/2013

r30 there are zillions of photos at Gina Rochman's FB site, which she has opened for all so she can get donations. Also, according to the Michfest FB page, it looks like Gina had some good Karma coming her way and all she needs now is the free Iowa Interstate round-trip.

There are also videos of getting to "The Land."

To each his own, I don't expect these kooks to get excited about a drug-fueled circuit beach party in Fire Island Pines any more than they should expect me to get chills from driving up a dirt road in the Middle Of Nowhere, Michigan.

by No replies yet...reply 8107/16/2013

Oops - meant to address r80

by No replies yet...reply 8207/16/2013

What freaks they are.

by No replies yet...reply 8307/16/2013

Thank you for that link, Penised Persyn at R81. I had no idea the DL parodies about fest were shockingly close to the reality.

by No replies yet...reply 8407/16/2013

I love this paragraph.

"In 1982 the festival, then in its seventh year, moved to its present 650-acre location near Hart, Michigan, attracting the largest audience to date (upwards of 8,000 campers.) Gradually, the festival added an acoustic stage (and an August night open mic stage) in addition to day stage and night stage programming. After much discussion, cement-paved walkways were added to ease women with mobility challenges and baby strollers. Barbara “Boo” Price became Lisa Vogel’s business partner after the 1985 festival and was increasingly involved with production until the two parted ways in 1994, during a decade which saw many unique challenges to the festival—including the production of a 10th anniversary double album in 1985; the growth of the festival to five days (with new intensive workshops) by 1986; the extraordinary thunderstorms of the “Harmonic Convergence” year in 1987; an outbreak of shigella in 1988 (the swift handling of which was praised by both local and national health inspectors);[citation needed] charges of racism in 1989, resulting in festival-style town meetings; debates over visible S/M sexuality, which led to an activist flying a small plane over the land and scattering flyers."

by No replies yet...reply 8507/16/2013

Hmmm...Gina seems to be friends with many penised-persons!

by No replies yet...reply 8607/16/2013

I must find this book:

"Lesbian photographer Angela Jimenez spent five years, from 2003 to 2008, documenting the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, specifically focusing on the workers who create the festival each year.[7] Angela stated that “The worker crews are really at the heart of it and it’s a really important part of history that’s been happening for 34 years and I just felt like this is a story that we need to know,” says Jimenez. Her self-published book, Welcome Home: The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival has been sold at the festival and is available online."

by No replies yet...reply 8707/16/2013

Here you go, R87

by No replies yet...reply 8807/16/2013

Thanks, R88 but I was hoping it'd be titled: "Fat Wimmin on Garbage Detail."

by No replies yet...reply 8907/16/2013

I like Gina's "works at" on her FB page:

Works at Fiber Artist and Permanently Disabled

WTF is a fiber artist?

by No replies yet...reply 9007/16/2013

To imitate penised persons' waste of nourishing sustenance, when so many of our systern and especially their very innocent offspring go to bed hungry, due to the unfortunate laws of our pensied persons' society, totally disrespects the systerhood of womyn. Therefore, instead of minimally clothed pudding wrestling, involving begging for food donations that will not be consumed, we should consider an activity that will benefit the surrounding community. Only then will we truly demonstrate our superiority of womyn, non-penised persons who live longer than are competitors for food and shelter.

by No replies yet...reply 9107/16/2013

R90, A fiber artist works with natural fibers, rather than paint or paper. It used to mean burlap or rope.

by No replies yet...reply 9207/16/2013

She creates lasting cultural monuments with us, R90. If the others only knew her secret bisexual life!

by No replies yet...reply 9307/16/2013

[all posts by ham-fisted troll a removed.]

by No replies yet...reply 9407/16/2013

[quote]August night open mic stage

Reading that sent a chill up my spine.

by No replies yet...reply 9507/16/2013

Reading that sent a chill up my spine.

Me too. Anyone might say anything if the mike is open! But I'll be there to shout out "TRIGGER WARNING!" should anyone start saying something untoward.

by No replies yet...reply 9607/16/2013

Emergency post. Is the mike in the shape of a penised person? Because of my past issues, I can only display my talent singing into a mouthpiece that does not resemble any part of the non-womyn anatomy.

by No replies yet...reply 9707/16/2013

LOL r10

by No replies yet...reply 9807/16/2013

I also love this post from the Facebook page:

"How do y'all get money for Fest? I use my tax return and walk dogs 2 days a week. I'm also lucky to have an asthma research center here, and those studies pay big bucks.

How about you?"

by No replies yet...reply 9907/16/2013

[quote]I had no idea the DL parodies about fest were shockingly close to the reality.

You must be new here. DL takes the reality and just salts it a bit. You can't make this shit up.

by No replies yet...reply 10007/16/2013

"I think we should donate to her. I think it would be a grand, wonderful gesture. Let's help Irisflowerz and the dog get to the Land"

Don't count on it. From what I recall we never did get Canadian Joy that waffle iron.

by No replies yet...reply 10107/16/2013

I don't understand why it's considered reasonable for adult lesbians to be barely making it financially and mooching off of other people.

That being said, where do I send the cans of pudding?

by No replies yet...reply 10207/16/2013

After reading some of those women's posts it makes me wonder if there any "normal" lesbians. Are they all emotionally and mentally fucked up? Even straight chicks don't have that drama.

by No replies yet...reply 10307/16/2013

Judging ALL lesbian by the ones who are diehard Michfesters is like assuming ALL gay men are as queeny as the ones in BOYS IN THE BAND.

There are regular old lesbians, and then there are issues/boundary stating/ trigger afeared "womyn".

Very different groups, the latter being a small percentage of the former.

by No replies yet...reply 10407/16/2013

R104?

We know.

We are judging these loons, not lesbianism as a whole.

by No replies yet...reply 10507/16/2013

I was answering r103.

by No replies yet...reply 10607/16/2013

Of course the Michfesters aren't prosperous, the fest appeals precisely to people who don't like the hierarchical, uncaring, consumerist society we live in. And those who don't play by the cutthroat rules of corporate America don't get rich.

And it's not like they're going to marry money.

by No replies yet...reply 10707/16/2013

[quote]Of course the Michfesters aren't prosperous, the fest appeals precisely to people who don't like the hierarchical, uncaring, consumerist society we live in.

Really? From the amount of time they spend segregating themselves once they actually make it to the Land, I would say they're very much hierarchical.

Also, the actual owners of the Fest run it for-profit. They additionally get to skirt non-discrimination laws by enforcing the workshifts, so they don't have to hire outside contractors.

I don't like the hypocrisy of the Fest, I really don't like the WBW policy, and I think most of the posters on the Fest boards are ridiculous, but it also really bothers me that as overwrought as some of these womyn are, Fest is something they look forward to all year, and it bothers the hell out of me that there are grifters like Amy and potentially our OP, that take advantage of a genuine communal spirit.

by No replies yet...reply 10807/16/2013

Can we send cans of frosting instead?

by No replies yet...reply 10907/16/2013

R108, I agree. Camping is the ultimate low cost vacay, even if you don't live near a place where you can pitch a tent free of charge. Exercising or relaxing in the great outdoors, possibly encountering others who are into communal support, is a completely different experience than Michfest provides.

by No replies yet...reply 11007/16/2013

Can't one of these needy bitches get a job cleaning out the porta-Janes?

by No replies yet...reply 11107/17/2013

I've been coming to DL for years and I have never opened a michfest thread before. Now I see that is one of my life's regrets.

by No replies yet...reply 11207/17/2013

Can someone give me a ride from upstate NY? I can supply five 20-lb blocks of Red Dragon Cheddar.

by No replies yet...reply 11307/17/2013

There is a misconception floating around out there that the pudding will not be consumed after the night wrestling. Think again.

by No replies yet...reply 11407/17/2013

Do all of the animals who co-habitat with the womyn have a variety of disorders? This is from a discussion thread about Automatic Cat Feeders:

[quote]I bought a cat-mate c20 over the weekend. My cat was diagnosed with diabetes so I wanted to spread his eating through the day to keep his blood sugar more steady.

[quote]It took him approximately 12 hours and now he can break into it. So, if your cat is highly food-motivated, it may not be the best thing. I'd see if I could bribe a friend to come and check on your kitty!

by No replies yet...reply 11507/17/2013

Are you allowed into the DART camping if your CAT has a disability?

by No replies yet...reply 11607/17/2013

You can if your dog requires a CPAP

by No replies yet...reply 11707/17/2013

"From the amount of time they spend segregating themselves once they actually make it to the Land, I would say they're very much hierarchical."

I'd call them cliquish rather than hierarchical. Sure, the wimmin of color exclude wimmin of colorlessness from their breast casting, but overall they're very egalitarian (unless you were born male).

by No replies yet...reply 11807/17/2013

r117 made me choke on my coffee.

"CPAPs for Pets" should be the official Michfest charity, along with the NAACS (National Association for the Advancement of the Cilantro-Sensitive).

by No replies yet...reply 11907/17/2013

[quote]I'd call them cliquish rather than hierarchical. Sure, the wimmin of color exclude wimmin of colorlessness from their breast casting, but overall they're very egalitarian (unless you were born male).

The constant stating of boundaries doesn't strike me as particularly egalitarian.

by No replies yet...reply 12007/17/2013

Stating boundaries only becomes hierarchical if certain people have the power to enforce their boundaries, and others don't.

At Michfest, absolutely nobody has the power to enforce their boundaries, which doesn't stop them from being stated. Really, they're all counting on each other to be courteous, a rarity in the modern world.

by No replies yet...reply 12107/17/2013

[quote]Camping is the ultimate low cost vacay, even if you don't live near a place where you can pitch a tent free of charge.

Please don't say "pitch a tent." It wounds.

by No replies yet...reply 12207/17/2013

Tell that to the womon who will move your tent if it's too close to hers NOW so you don't have to tell her THEN.

And for all of the posters who actually apologize for eating meat at their own campsites.

by No replies yet...reply 12307/17/2013

R122, you win the prize for best new Michfest name.

by No replies yet...reply 12407/17/2013

[quote], and it bothers the hell out of me that there are grifters like Amy and potentially our OP, that take advantage of a genuine communal spirit.

How is our OP potentially a grifter?

by No replies yet...reply 12507/17/2013

R123, My point exactly. The values of Michfest, from what I've read online, is completely contradictory to the communal nature of camping, when you're a distance from the nearest mini-mart, and might need a band aid. R121, Courtesy is a given because you're temporarily living close to your neighbors. Camping and hiking tends to attract a different kind of people.

by No replies yet...reply 12607/17/2013

R122, Why does "pitch a tent" wound?

R125, That's what's wrong with our society IMHO. There's a big difference between fellow campers begging for a band aid or a little salt for cooking, which they forget to bring, and expecting others to pay for non-necessities, like an expensive vacay, when they claim that they don't have enough food to eat.

How is OP a moocher? I think that he/she only wants to contribute.

by No replies yet...reply 12707/17/2013

Not R122, but aren't tents pitched with spikes?

by No replies yet...reply 12807/17/2013

r114 is worthy of a spit-take. kudos/

by No replies yet...reply 12907/17/2013

Please stop saying "vacay." It annoys.

by No replies yet...reply 13007/17/2013

"Pitching a tent" is also ancient slang for getting an erection while wearing pants.

by No replies yet...reply 13107/17/2013

R131 has PENIS RAPED me!

by No replies yet...reply 13207/17/2013

They didn't mean OP is a moocher, they meant that the person OP is posting about.

by No replies yet...reply 13307/17/2013

Are American Spirits allowed?

by No replies yet...reply 13407/17/2013

Do they remove the urinals from the portable Janes?

by No replies yet...reply 13507/17/2013

From reading these posts, I really cant understand the attraction of this event. It sounds dreadful with all these rules and a set of prescribed behavior codes.

by No replies yet...reply 13607/17/2013

r136: That's it. You'd think some enterprising lesbians would organize an unpretentious rival festival for all the cool dykes who just want to party and listen to music and can't be bothered with all the new-age Saffron Moonfeather wymynn bullshit.

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"all the cool dykes"

I thought the three of them were going to Disney this year.

by No replies yet...reply 13807/17/2013

Fucking funny experience.

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Does anyone have information on the menus? I've heard the jokes about vegan and ovo-lacto-vegetarian, but would love to see what these systers actually stuff into themselves during the Fest.

Is meat allowed?

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I remember when I worked in a Womyn's Book store in the early nineties. There was this quarterly publication called the Lesbian Forum that came out on lavender paper. The issue after Michfest was FILLED with women bitching and arguing about it. There was a huge controversy a few years running about the presence of the S&M dykes at the festival. It kicked off when apparently some vanilla abuse survivor stumbled across their tent (which was well out of the way from the main camp)and was traumatized by what she saw. Then the next year some women actually hired a crop duster to drop anti S&M leaflets all over camp.

I was so used to that sort of lesbian scene that this seemed par for the course. I remember relaying this story to my brother in law who's eye's got as big as hard boiled eggs. "They actually got a crop duster?" he said. At that point I was reminded that this was actually crazy.

Pachouli scented memories....

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[quote]Hi sisters. Two years ago was my first fest and had NO money so what I did to help me buy my fest ticket was baked goddess shaped cookies on the line and it was soooo helpful and got me a ticket. This year I need the same assistance with flight money - so I plan on baking goddess cookies again and also making little containers of lavender bath salt scrubs. Trying to get a sense of who might buy them????? Help a girl get to her third fest???

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[quote]while im still on line let me ask for those of us who still bleed...how many of you have look to see if you fall in time for land time???

last year was my 1st time bleeding on land & sisters the cold rain didnt help my menstrual migraines

Thank the Goddess for imitrex warm blankets &those body wraps that put out heat....

as i lay listening to the rain ...warm though with hurting head & cramps that came & went ...

i listend to the laughter of sisters at their workshifts at treeline... or smell the bacon wafting across the rv camp sites that seem to sooth my aching moments that seem to woop my butt {1 a month)...

laying there, i though of the line can you spare me a dime...as i searched for & found my need for "plugs" was in demand thanks to the cuntree store ,where they had several thngs to pick from...

don't ya just love shoping there t-shirts, jackets, the michigan fever video & so much more & trash bags to keep ya dry when they run out of rain gear.....

saints coffee & donuts always fill a Need when on land i search ,wait & long for those doughnuts all year long...dont' you???

so back to over the paths i go plugs im trying to keep dry i look around the glitter of the rain on the tents & all the wonder land displays just took my pain/breath away....

over the past years when i got off the land less than 50 miles i would start to bleed so as i type this imitrex taken fighting a on coming menstrual migraine made me stop & wonder ...

How many mark the days??? do you over pack with plugs??? or pray that your monthly don't fall on land time....???

now im off to bed .... always now you are loved & ehat you are the ligt unto the world so be bright & shine... denise

by No replies yet...reply 14407/17/2013

Please tell me again why this communal camping experience is so relatively expensive. Why not encourage women to get together locally for support groups to better themselves emotionally and economically? Have a potluck in the local park if need be. One person could bring a computer to live stream music events and lectures.

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R144 That sounds like the kind of free verse stuff you're going to hear on Open Mic night. MichFest Poetry Slam!

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Snickers Cake

1 box devils food cake mix, plus ingredients to make the cake

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 jar Smucker's hot caramel ice cream topping

1/2 cup chocolate chips

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3 snickers candy bars, chopped

1/3 cup peanuts, chopped

caramel sauce

Chocolate sauce

Bake cake in a 9x13-inch pan according to direction on the package.

While cake is baking, mix condensed milk and caramel topping until well blended. When the cake is done and while it's still hot, poke holes in it with a fork or straw. Pour milk mixture over the cake. Allow cake to cool completely. Sprinkle chocolate chips over cake.

In a chilled bowl, whip together heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip on high speed of an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes. Stir in chopped snickers. Spread over cake. Sprinkle chopped peanuts over cake. Drizzle caramel and chocolate sauce on top. Chill.

*********************

Oh, dear God.

by No replies yet...reply 14707/17/2013

R147 I think consuming a bag of sugar would be a lot easier, and just as healthy.

by No replies yet...reply 14807/17/2013

Since I was snickered at frequently as a child, Snickers are a trigger for me.

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[quote]WTF is a fiber artist?

She takes scat photos?

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[quote]WTF is a fiber artist?

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[quote]Does anyone have information on the menus? I've heard the jokes about vegan and ovo-lacto-vegetarian, but would love to see what these systers actually stuff into themselves during the Fest. Is meat allowed?

No. It's all vegetarian. There is something called "nutloaf" (which some look forward to every year), "Moroccan stew" and the famous Burrito Night.

There are major discussions over the presence of soy and gluten in all of these things, as well as vegan alternatives -- and, of course, the food allergies vary from year to year (cilantro and onions being chief among them). One womyn of note was "allergic to all nightshades."

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Are campfires banned on Burrito Night?

by No replies yet...reply 15307/17/2013

... holy shit. I just Googled "Michfest" and "nutloaf" so I could provide more information and I found a DLer making fun of MF on YouTube.

Which one of you bitches IS this?

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haaaa

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[quote]There is something called "nutloaf" (which some look forward to every year)

There apparently also used to be something called "Sloppy Janes" made with lentils in lieu of ground beef, but those were discontinued.

I can only imagine the level of flatulence on the Land.

Or, as Ina Garten calls it, Friday night.

And we shouldn't forget that the sisterwomyn require signage to remind them to cover up their nethers when they're in the food tent.

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The thread on urinating in your tent at Michfest has a variety of suggestions. You can pee into/onto a gallon Ziploc bag, "laundry detergent bottle with the spout cut out," "large take-out soup container," and absorbent puppy pads.

Then there's this:

[quote]I take a quart tupperware type container. they have tight lids. At the end of the week I toss it out.

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[quote]At the end of the week I toss it out.

Just what Mother Earth needs.

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[quote]holy shit. I just Googled "Michfest" and "nutloaf" so I could provide more information and I found a DLer making fun of MF on YouTube.

[quote]Which one of you bitches IS this?

Sounds like a young Chuck Knipp, who created Betty Butterfield and Shirley Q. Liquor.

by No replies yet...reply 15907/17/2013

Save the PTSD Dachshund!

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[quote] Which one of you bitches IS this?

Seriously, now.

We know you post here, big girl. Fess up!

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I couldn't tell if one of the replies on the face book page was real or not.

[quote] Michele Chapais How do y'all get money for Fest? I use my tax return and walk dogs 2 days a week. I'm also lucky to have an asthma research center here, and those studies pay big bucks. How about you?

[quote] Katri Archy I teach reproductive system exams to medical and nursing students. They give me a breast and pelvic exam while I talk them through it and coach them on how to help women feel safer and more comfortable during the experience. My pussy pays my way to Fest!

This can't be real. Can it?

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What if ALL of the womyn bleed on "The Land" AT THE SAME TIME??? Will The Goddess appear to them? Are there enough mooncups for all? Will the Cuntree Store have enough Midol? Do womyn even take Midol? Or do they do some sort of cramp-be-gone ritual?

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R162, I'm sure that it is very real. Since reading this thread, I now realize that I've encountered too many real life "cases" that were far, far worse.

True confession. I went to a Meetup sponsored local potluck and what was billed as a female discussion group. Using many different Vegas Meetups, where they could covertly sell without paying fees, San Francisco based "One Taste" pushed a series of expensive sexuality seminars on the female orgasm, with public demonstrations.

Since they were not licensed sex therapists, and I didn't need the info, I didn't attend. My next post will provide the Vegas link.

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R149, con't. "OM" stands for "orgasmic meditation." They originally used the free rooms at local libraries for their presentations.

R162, Please read the article at the link, and others on the internet and then tell me what you think of the comment that you posted.

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No, R165, OMD stands for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

by No replies yet...reply 16607/18/2013

Is it pronounced mitch fest or mish fest?

by No replies yet...reply 16707/18/2013

R167, isn't it obvious. "Mitch" is a penised persons name. Thus, it must be "mish" which is also congruent with "Ms."

by No replies yet...reply 16807/18/2013

I haven't been coming to Datalounge for a really long time, maybe just a year or so. I didn't read any of these Michfest threads for the longest time, since I didn't know what they were about...fuck me, I'm glad I finally did! The commentary from you guys has given me some much needed belly laughs!

I think "fiber-myalgia artist" even made me pee my pants a little bit.m

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She shit into a Ziploc bag?!? Oh, the humanity...

"Gallon zip-lock bags are a must, as I discovered the night I now call "my new definition of hell". You do not wanna wake up at 2 am with the urge to clear your entire digestive tract from both ends, at the same time, and have nothing to use. Just sayin'. Get the sturdy kind. Your tent may thank you one day."

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Oh my heavens!

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[quote]Katri Archy I teach reproductive system exams to medical and nursing students. They give me a breast and pelvic exam while I talk them through it and coach them on how to help women feel safer and more comfortable during the experience. My pussy pays my way to Fest!

[quote]This can't be real. Can it?

Oh, yes it is.

One of the classes you take in med school is called Physical Diagnosis, where you basically learn how to interact with and examine a patient. They hire actors to come in and pretend to be patients, and then you examine them. And yes, that includes feet in the stirrups.

When you get out to do your clinic rotations, one of the required ones is OB/GYN, and it's better for a real patient if a student has interacted with a practice vagina first.

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[quote]it's better for a real patient if a student has interacted with a practice vagina first

Wait till they get a load of me!

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r168, I asked because the KA-WEEEN in the video says Mitch-fest. In Chicago, some old timers call it Mitch-a-gin. Just askin...

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R161, apparently it is the young son of Betty Butterfield.

Ooo, I need this thread today!

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[quote]What caused the dog's PTSD?

[quote]I also had childhood sexual abuse memories come up this year and have been treated for PTSD due to that.

Like mother, like daughter, R21.

by No replies yet...reply 17607/18/2013

The shell shocked dachshund

by No replies yet...reply 17707/18/2013

oh

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[quote] My pussy pays my way to Fest!

Not for the first time.

by No replies yet...reply 17907/18/2013

Poor dachshund. I do love them so.

by No replies yet...reply 18007/18/2013

Screw you, R64

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LOL r173

by No replies yet...reply 18207/18/2013

"My pussy pays my way to Fest!"

Does Katri also know that her pussy could pay her fare on Denise's Rainbow Express?

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[quote]For that money, one could stay at the Bellagio for two nights in a suite and have a few memorable meals.

Does the Bellagio have a DART tent, breastcasting sessions and Burrito Night?

I THOUGHT NOT.

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Funny how none of the Festies are allergic to chocolate.

Are there peanut or other legume allergic festies?

by No replies yet...reply 18607/18/2013

How much is parking? I can't find it on the site.

by No replies yet...reply 18707/18/2013

I was going to read this thread for the laughs, but could not get past the first page post about the dog with PTSD before I was tsunamied by secondhand embarrassment.

by No replies yet...reply 18807/18/2013

R188, I am offended by your use of the word 'tsunamied'. After the tragedy in Japan, this is truly tasteless!

There, I have stated my boundaries

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[quote]I organize my clothes into outfits (including undergarment-lets and a bandana) and put each outfit in a gallon and/or quart-sized ziploc bag.

I've always wondered how my lesbian friends achieve their signature look, in homes with no furnishings!

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[quote]I like that shower idea, too. One of my sad moments is when I get home and take my shower and wash off all the beautiful dirt from the Land. This is a way to avoid that pang.

Every post is a gem. I shall be thinking of the dirt pangs suffered by these evacuating womyn all evening.

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Okay, but the ziploc baggie idea is a good one when packing for a long vacation. I am just saying.

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[quote] Okay, but the ziploc baggie idea is a good one when packing for a long vacation. I am just saying.

Gives one pause when thinking of the concept of "prairie dogging it" on a long car trip....

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Concerning the BROTHER SUN CAMPGROUND for stashing your unfortunate penised children during your Michfest fun. And these bitches DO state their boundaries when it comes to those hideous five-year-old boys. What phony cunts.

[quote]It is required that sons five years of age and older enroll in Brother Sun and that they not travel into the general Festival grounds with you.

[quote]By creating a warm and stable family campground and respecting that boys over four cannot be in any other part of the Festival grounds, you become a positive and supportive factor in maintaining the balance that honors all of us.

[quote]Brother Sun is a 15-20 minute walk from central activities of the main Festival area

So it's a MILE from the womyn? Or do those 15-20 minutes translate into 100 yards in cane-and-limp womyn distance?

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The funny thing about the five-year-old age cutoff for boys is that I have lots of visual memories from when I was four years old - I think that's certainly old enough to be traumatized by the cheeseball competition, the strap-on dildos, the naked fat wimmin on garbage detail, etc. I feel bad for the poor four-year-old boys who have to suffer through Michfest!

by No replies yet...reply 19507/18/2013

Wow, what kind of awful mother would leave her 5 year old to fend for himself in another camp? How creepy.

by No replies yet...reply 19607/18/2013

The mothers are required to stay and camp with their children over night at the camp ... once they stumble back from being fisted in the Twilight Zone or still have plaster of Paris stuck to their breasts.

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R181 - Are you saying the Lesbian Potluck Wedding troll and the Miss Warwick troll are the same poster?

Are the women who describe the ways they make money to get to Mich Fest responding to the moochers directly or indirectly? As bizarre as some are, at least they take initiative to pay their own way, even by baking or making tchotkes.

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[quote]By creating a warm and stable family campground and respecting that boys over four cannot be in any other part of the Festival grounds, you become a positive and supportive factor in maintaining the balance that honors all of us.

This is such an Orwellian thought in fuzzy feminist language. Basically, you can only create a warm and stable family environment by rejecting your sons.

by No replies yet...reply 20007/18/2013

Anyone who drops off a five-year-old at that camp is crazy.

by No replies yet...reply 20107/18/2013

WHY in the fuck would a womon drag her penised child to Michfest and intern him in the "Brother Sun" gulag for a week ???

Couldn't they just leave the little potential rapist with Grandma or the father ( unless Dad is a turkey baster) while Mom pudding wrestles and bleeds on "The Land"?

by No replies yet...reply 20207/18/2013

[quote]WHY in the fuck would a womon drag her penised child to Michfest and intern him in the "Brother Sun" gulag for a week ???

Do the sisterwomyn strike you as being the kind of people who could be without their children (even the penised ones that they secretly love less) for an entire week?

by No replies yet...reply 20307/18/2013

Someone needs to write "MichFest:The Musical."

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"Do the sisterwomyn strike you as being the kind of people who could be without their children (even the penised ones that they secretly love less) for an entire week?"

Actually, they do sort of strike me that way - many of them seem so self-involved, and needy in a totally self-focused way. But I grant you that the ones we zero in on are outliers - there are probably lots of normal, well-adjusted women at Michfest, and we just focus on the absolute craziest freaks from the message board.

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I don't know, didn't Rose say that she wanted to bring her serial killer daughter to the Land?

Because what could be better for a budding psychopath than to be around a bunch of womyn walking around with strap-ons.

by No replies yet...reply 20707/18/2013

R199, I was outing myself as an example of a troll who seemed to have managed to keep the silliness going without a definitive "reveal." Lesbian Pot-Luck Wedding Reception, that is. (And the "screw you" was in jest, of course.) I still owe one sister a drink who searched the bulletin boards of lesbian bars in Jacksonville for information on the reception, since she was in town at the time.

And, yes, I is Miss Warwick, too. But that's not really a matter of trollery. It seems unlikely anyone tolerating (or not tolerating) those threads of piffle and miscreant outrage would mistake me for the actual Dionne, who wouldn't put in the effort required without a limo and a hefty check. And as I've been told I am tedious I'm laying low until a suitable theme pops up - alien attack, Aretha's demise, Rihanna finally being murdered by Miss Brown - you know.

For the record, even though I am penised I rather like the idea of Mich Fest in the abstract. And it does represent a committed philosophy that seeks to enact itself in the real world in a consistent, true-to-the-cause manner while sincerely tending to its most fiercely focused devotees.

But then so did the French Revolution.

by No replies yet...reply 20807/18/2013

The Staff at Camp Brother Sun shows their happiness at supervising penised persons.

by No replies yet...reply 20907/18/2013

Do you think the sisterwomyn would be okay with Damont dropping Miss Warwick off? Or would he get "Man on the Land" catcalls as he drove away and Miss Warwick was looking for some smoke?

by No replies yet...reply 21007/18/2013

[quote]But I grant you that the ones we zero in on are outliers - there are probably lots of normal, well-adjusted women at Michfest, and we just focus on the absolute craziest freaks from the message board.

I'm the biggest Michfest fan on DL, and I totally agree with you -- the ones we celebrate here are the outlier-iest of the outliers, but it's been an endless source of fascination for me over the years.

by No replies yet...reply 21107/18/2013

I think a "Mizz Warwick attends Michfest by accident" may evolve into quite the thread experience. I smell a book adaptation, movie and eventual TV series. Starring Brandy as Mz. Warwick, since she'll want 17 million and 90% of the projected gross upfront.

by No replies yet...reply 21207/18/2013

[quote] Are you saying the Lesbian Potluck Wedding troll and the Miss Warwick troll are the same poster?

Miss Warwick would never appear at Michfest. Too little dick, too few things to smoke and drink, and if Lady Nostrella has learned anything about life and business over the years, one truth stands out:

Dykes are some cheap bitches and never tip. And if there ain't no bank, she ain't puttin' any gas in the tank.

by No replies yet...reply 21307/18/2013

[quote]Anyone who drops off a five-year-old at that camp is crazy.

It's like a Gulag for Pre-Rapists is a great description someone once posted. I can only imagine the indoctrination in feminist doctrine those poor boys must go through, surprised the wymmin just don't cut their weenies off when they are born.

Yoda, the PTSD Dachshund ain't the only crazy bitch on The Land.

by No replies yet...reply 21407/18/2013

Someone SAVE THAT FUCKING DACHSHUND!!!!!

by No replies yet...reply 21507/18/2013

[quote]The thread on urinating in your tent at Michfest has a variety of suggestions. You can pee into/onto a gallon Ziploc bag, "laundry detergent bottle with the spout cut out," "large take-out soup container," and absorbent puppy pads.

In the THOUSANDS of years before indoor plumbing, people around the world used "chamber pots".

You can find them at antique stores pretty cheap.

Or for the broke-assed festers (who appear to be legion), there's always the tried and true: Plastic bucket with a couple inches of sand at the bottom.

It works every time it's tried.

by No replies yet...reply 21607/18/2013

I wonder how many budding underaged baby dykes get into the Fest with faker IGs ( the minimum age requirement is 16 isn't it?)

I wonder how many statutory rapes happen every year at the Fest given the rampany drug and alcohol abuse.

No wonder those old bull dykes pay the high ticket price to attend ... easy hunting , beautiful naive prey, and not a cop around for 40 miles.

by No replies yet...reply 21707/18/2013

oops meant fake IDs

by No replies yet...reply 21807/18/2013

Dionne Warwick takes to the night stage and tells that stupid girl with her Pussy Lips Coat to sit the fuck down because she doesn't sing when short-haired girls be wandering in her face, taking away her attention.

That's the image I got from the mention of Dionne. LOL.

by No replies yet...reply 21907/18/2013

If these ladies are so pro-women, do you think there is a feeling of disappointment if they have a boy? How are these boys treated?

by No replies yet...reply 22007/18/2013

R219, I can only imagine how Miss Warwick would react to Sara and her Vagina Cape.

by No replies yet...reply 22107/18/2013

Wait a minute, Poliakoff. Let me get this straight before I shove my pigskin sneaker up your Orthodox ass.

You want me to do a gig in August.

In Michigan.

Outside.

In the woods.

Sharing the stage with Big Bad Gina, Hanifah Walida and Hills to Holler.

Without electricity.

With only women - ex-fucking-scuse me - womYn.

Surrounded by lisbons, belly dancers, ladyzeppelins, vegans, reincarnated wallabees and suffering PTSD victims of repressed memories of seeing a male dog's dickpinky out when they were two years old.

Being paid with a sack of whole wheat flour and a past life regression. . . . . . Well....

Ground rules, asshole.

1. NO TOUCHING. I am still not over the "Leontyne Price on Mushrooms for the First Time" incident in 1974. I do not - I repeat - DO NOT - want to be pusshandled.

2. I get my own fucking tent. And Nippy is coming with me as personal security. She's getting a little rank after being dead a year and five months and I have to keep tossing her hamsters to keep her from trying to pounce on me and bite my eyelids off, but she's STILL more presentable than the psychotic feedlot contingent I see in those photos you sent me.

3. The usual terms of my rider apply. I don't give a shit how they do it, but I get my bubble-bath hot tub, crockpot of Little Smokies and FULL SEVENTEEN OUNCES of Hookahoo-Hash Deluxe. Period. And I WILL smoke my Kool Non-Filters anyfuckingwhere I want, whenfuckingever I want.

4. TWO sacks of whole wheat flour. AND 25 pounds of yellow grits. AND NOT THE INSTANT SHIT.

Get back to me. And it ain't like I don't have other offers. That Rhode Island Indian bingo hut is making very serious noises.

by No replies yet...reply 22207/18/2013

Reading this thread has got me feeling pretty good about myself and the choices I've made thus far in life.

Thanks crazy womyn and the crazy womyn who love them.

by No replies yet...reply 22307/18/2013

[quote]I'm the biggest Michfest fan on DL, and I totally agree with you -- the ones we celebrate here are the outlier-iest of the outliers, but it's been an endless source of fascination for me over the years.

The Michfest threads are the only thing on DL that are still pure pleasure for me. But there's no question that you're right about these womyn being outliers. In any sort of fandom (be it music, a tv show, or camping with dykes in the woods), the people with the most time on their hands are going to make the most noise on the internet. That means the people without jobs, friends, or hobbies outside their fandom.

Growing up, one of my best friends had lesbian moms who went to Michfest every year. They were hilarious women who would have been first in line to make fun of Michfest if given the opportunity. The rest of their annual vacation time was spent going to Disneyland, New York, or Europe, when they could afford it.

That said, one of them was incredibly fat and incredibly butch, and the other was thin and fem only by comparison. They absolutely looked like typical Michfesters, and I bet they spent most of their time in the Twilight Zone.

by No replies yet...reply 22407/18/2013

Miss Warwick rides the Rainbow Express! Pretty please!

by No replies yet...reply 22507/18/2013

Will Miss Warwick be participating in the cheeseball competition?

by No replies yet...reply 22607/18/2013

[quote] Ground rules, asshole.

1. NO TOUCHING. I am still not over the "Leontyne Price on Mushrooms for the First Time" incident in 1974. I do not - I repeat - DO NOT - want to be pusshandled.

2. I get my own fucking tent. And Nippy is coming with me as personal security. She's getting a little rank after being dead a year and five months and I have to keep tossing her hamsters to keep her from trying to pounce on me and bite my eyelids off, but she's STILL more presentable than the psychotic feedlot contingent I see in those photos you sent me.

3. The usual terms of my rider apply. I don't give a shit how they do it, but I get my bubble-bath hot tub, crockpot of Little Smokies and FULL SEVENTEEN OUNCES of Hookahoo-Hash Deluxe. Period. And I WILL smoke my Kool Non-Filters anyfuckingwhere I want, whenfuckingever I want.

4. TWO sacks of whole wheat flour. AND 25 pounds of yellow grits. AND NOT THE INSTANT SHIT.

Miss Warwick has just stated her boundaries. Please respect them. Miss Warwick is telling you this NOW so she doesn't have to tell you LATER.

by No replies yet...reply 22707/18/2013

To be fair, fathers exclude their young daughters from all sorts of "male bonding" activities. They feel free to leave the girls at home for sports events, hunting trips, etc., and the girls can take it to heart.

However, I've never ever heard of a men's group setting up a separate camp for their daughters! Maybe that's because comparatively few men have sole or primary responsibility for their children, or maybe they aren't willing to trust each other with their little girls.

by No replies yet...reply 22807/18/2013

[quote]However, I've never ever heard of a men's group setting up a separate camp for their daughters!

What about all those creepy fundamentalist father/daughter retreats?

by No replies yet...reply 22907/18/2013

Miss Warwick at R222, I am laughing so hard I am crying. The opposite of when I see you sing live.

Praise be to the goddess.

by No replies yet...reply 23007/18/2013

R206, I've met women like the ones described. All of their kids are seriously fucked up. Usually there aren't any fathers, grandparents, or any other caring relatives or adults in the child's life either. Worse when these Mothers start expecting their kids to be their best buds or parents, because anyone sane runs away. Obviously the women are spending a lot of money for non-necessities.

I very clearly remember my 3rd birthday party. No one under 18 belongs at these festivities. Can you even image a little girl writing a school book report on what I did on my summer vacation?

by No replies yet...reply 23107/18/2013

R231 Wait until she brings Mommy's breast cast for show-and-tell.

by No replies yet...reply 23207/18/2013

any women with children who drops 500 bucks on this and is low income is nuts.

I wonder if these women still have the lights or food at home?

by No replies yet...reply 23307/18/2013

VOTN, for someone who has had more than his share of emotional issues and shared them on DL, you certainly lack compassion. You're going to be a great DO.

by No replies yet...reply 23407/18/2013

From R165's link"

[quote]The woman lays down, nude from the waste down,

That Las Vegas Sun is one smart paper.

by No replies yet...reply 23507/18/2013

re: Camp Brother Sun. What if you're a Fest-going womon with a special needs child? (I'm sure there are some.) Is there some special dispensation that allows the mother to have her penised-person offspring to attend with her or is he banished to CBS for the entire length of the Fest?

by No replies yet...reply 23607/18/2013

R232, Are breast casts an imitation of those plaster penis casts I've heard they used to do years ago? Wouldn't both really hurt?

Do they have anything relevant to improving women's economic circumstances or health at Michfest? Do they at least have a mamovan and talk about cancer risks and heart health and bone density? Sorry but it sounds like a bunch of very bad performance art to me.

by No replies yet...reply 23707/18/2013

We could do a whole thread on the lame fatty queen at R154. Pathetic and unfunny.

by No replies yet...reply 23807/18/2013

"I can only imagine the indoctrination in feminist doctrine those poor boys must go through, surprised the wymmin just don't cut their weenies off when they are born."

Well, not much worse than the misogynist indoctrination poor girls go through from the day they are born.

by No replies yet...reply 23907/18/2013

But will Miss Warwick protest against the Womyn Born Womyn Only contingent?

(Answer: It depends. Who's paying and who has the best cheeba?)

by No replies yet...reply 24007/18/2013

Please, R240. A personage of my elevatory dignification does not give a squirrel turd (I am trying to get into the sylvan spirit) about which of these Sasquatch Sallies were born with their ladygaps and which had to do a hack-and-stitch to get one. My feeling is that if the gash can serve as a stash, that's enough proof of a real woman of depth for me.

Hey, I've seen the pictures. To me they ALL look like something Mary Shelley had a hand in. Do I think anything a Pueblo quack could to do whittle a woman out of a guy would be worse than what I've seen nature's crazy hand leave behind? I do not think so.

So long as they pay up they can be my fans. But I have a feeling the cheeba from any of these michosaurs would smell like nursing home navel. Not that I'd pass on one of their doo-doo-doobies, of course.

And shit. When they said this thing was in the woods in Michigan I naturally assumed they meant Downtown Detroit. I am going to have to do a rethink.

by No replies yet...reply 24107/18/2013

lol who is this queen?

We know who post here.

by No replies yet...reply 24207/19/2013

Back before people called it Mich Fest I worked on a gay and lesbian collective and I joined about two weeks before "Michigan," as it was called for short. All of the hip young late-'80s dykes went and many of the old timers did too. I got to know a lot of them over the years. I even met an all girl band that performed there. To a person, they ALL made fun of the people who came up with the endless lists of rules. The women I knew back then just liked to get away for a time period to just be able to relax among women and enjoy some music. Some partied, some did not.

There were those who made fun of the camp for boys, there were those who were adamant that MTF transgenders who had actually had their cocks cut off should have been allowed at Michigan. Most of them believed the second wave feminist adage: "Take what you can use and leave the rest." In other words, they let the rule worriers worry about the rules and didn't let it affect their time negatively.

For a lot of the people who go, it's just a cool time. But like any other annual gathering there are those who make a ritual out of rules.

Having said that, I look forward to these threads every year. For how else would we have made the connection between squirrels, death?

by No replies yet...reply 24307/19/2013

The whole bucolic ride through the verdant woods leading up to The Land makes me yearn for a Burning Woman...

by No replies yet...reply 24407/19/2013

I am surprised these brood sows don't give up a penised newborn for adoption or go the baby in the lake route taken with girls in China. Their only motivation for keeping it must be a sick desire to mentally scar a penised person. I offer Brother Sun camp as evidence.

by No replies yet...reply 24507/19/2013

R245, I also feel sad for any underaged girls; Michfest should be for adults only. The feminist movement was about being economically self sufficient, so that women weren't trapped in very abusive marriages. I see nothing in Michfest that focuses on improving women's health or financial well being.

Some of the sexual practices belong behind closed doors, and could be very traumatizing for young girls trying to learn their way in society.

by No replies yet...reply 24607/19/2013

Just remember this simple rule: vaginas made by a human hand = bad. Penis made by human hand = fine, especially if said phallus is shaped like a dolphin.

by No replies yet...reply 24707/19/2013

I don't think the queen in R242's link is in any position to be making fun of others for being odd.

by No replies yet...reply 24807/19/2013

I still can't get over that cheese under the breasts thing. It's basically just their version of a wet t-shirt contest.

by No replies yet...reply 24907/19/2013

OMG, the queen @ R242's link looks and sounds exactly like Betty Butterfield (aka, Shirley Q Liquor) when he's doing the Michfest reading. Are they one and the same?

And, yes, of course he "goes" here. Where else, with all those DL references?

Check out this clip of Betty to compare.

by No replies yet...reply 25007/19/2013

R249, "Cheese under the breast thing?" WTF is that? It doesn't sound like something I'd want anyone under 18 seeing.

What happened to women's empowerment by pursuing an advanced education, reading about female inventors, learning self defense, etc?

by No replies yet...reply 25107/19/2013

[quote]Well, not much worse than the misogynist indoctrination poor girls go through from the day they are born.

Are you posting from 1956?

by No replies yet...reply 25207/19/2013

R252 Are you posting from a cave?

by No replies yet...reply 25307/19/2013

No, R253, I just am aware that girls today grow up with "boys are stupid, throw rocks at them" t-shirts and schools supplies, and recite "Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider". This is not the world of Betty Crocker. It is the world where girls are expected to be Grrrrrrls.

by No replies yet...reply 25407/19/2013

Cheese ball competition; it's worse than I thought. What an insult in a land of starving kids that food is wasted. This is also very degrading to women, who should have the sensitivity to set an example to others.

R254, Reverse sexism is not helpful to anyone. What if the boy really was mentally challenged? Shouldn't girls, as well as boys, be taught sympathy?

by No replies yet...reply 25507/19/2013

A crossover Ms. Warwick/Michfest thread would just about kill me and my productivity. Please do not allow this to happen.

by No replies yet...reply 25607/19/2013

Sorry, I appreciate a good MichFest thread as much as the next one, but I think DL has an over-zealous MichFest troll... likely the same person who is forever posting these threads and attempting to make a classic thread happen.

This is clearly fake. OP is either posting to the MichFest board or having someone else do it for her/him.

As dysfunctional as those lesbians are, OP's link is a poor attempt at posting something "funny" that never happened.

by No replies yet...reply 25707/19/2013

R256, Miss Warwick has had her say already.

by No replies yet...reply 25807/19/2013

r257, doesn't a later post in this thread link to the real Facebook page of the real begging womyn who wrote the post quoted in the OP? (I'm too lazy to go back and look.)

by No replies yet...reply 25907/19/2013

Yes, R259, you are correct. Also, "irisflowerz" at OP's link has been a member of the Michfest board since August 2007 and hast posted 20 times. She's the real deal, not a DL troll.

by No replies yet...reply 26007/19/2013

R257? it's not fake. Now STFU, cunt.

by No replies yet...reply 26107/19/2013

Um r257, go to Gina Rochman's page on facebook - that's Irisflowerz. She provided her real name and facebook page for all to visit, and everything checks. I already posted the link a while ago but I'm not gonna look it up again and provide it for your convenience just because you're too lazy to do your own reading (whether of her post where all the info is, or this thread, where it also is).

by No replies yet...reply 26207/19/2013

You, R258. My say? MY SAYYYYYY? Shit, like my say is ever over. Haven't you seen me sing for the directions to shithole San Jose for the two millionth time like I mean it? Like I'm some re-tarded ho with short-term memory loss who can't find her way north up a fucking peninsula?

Don't you DARE put out the PR nixilating my PRO-spective gig. Can't you tell when a diva is negotiating? I said I'd need a RETHINK.

As opposed to a Re-Think, which means how she holds out refusing to go on, with the audience in its seats, until ten more buckets of Lee's Special comes through the door. I mean, I'm all for aggrandizing, but those Grammys were televised. And if there's one thing I've learned in life, it's to re-re-re-re-spect ANYTHING with one eye standing up and staring at you. TV camera or otherwise. Something those "Mitches at the Fist Fest" do not understand.

I need to rethink because the Michigan wilderness did not happen to be in Downtown Detroit City the way I expected. That's all. I mean, they still have buses that go down there. I think. Now we're talking out there in Michigan. In Canada. Out there somewhere in some nowhere beavershit barrens out in God's Cuntry. So if I can get a full twenty ounces of the good stuff out of this, I can cancel that drive-by I got scheduled on the 26th.

Jesus, could I really take those critters? I mean, I have played the Scorpion Festival in Xuxulu (click click) cabaramadoodoo (click) under the equatorial sun with a bush guerilla hanging on to my tit like it was a grenade pin in an ambush. But THIS sounds un-Dee-niably whack. You know, with all those cracks. As my dear departed-and-yet-present niece-cousin would have said when she had the power of speech.

But I promise I will take my binness to another location so I do not appear to high-jack (love that word) this depressing thread that smells like garlic toenails and kill-floor thongfloss just by association. And you people OBVIOUSLY have such impotent things to talk about here. Far be it from me!

by No replies yet...reply 26307/19/2013

Miss Warwick. Please give it a rest.

by No replies yet...reply 26407/19/2013

Won't someone PLEASE SHIT IN MY ZIPLOC BAGGIE????!!!!????!!!!?????

by No replies yet...reply 26507/19/2013

R266!!

Do Not Say Its Name Out Loud!

We cannot speak directly of Ig-tay Otaro-nay!

by No replies yet...reply 26707/19/2013

Has anyone EVER laughed at the Warwick troll? Why is it even on this thread? I skip right over those rambling, unfunny posts.

by No replies yet...reply 26807/19/2013

R268, agreed. Real over-the-top Michfesters never stop being funny but the parodies are like taking a sledgehammer to a dead horse.

by No replies yet...reply 26907/19/2013

Good one, R265. Good one.

I think the unfunny guy who reads the original post with a breathy fat queen accent at the link at R154 is also the unfunny Warwick poster, R268. Just a hunch.

Why use a fake voice that has nothing to do with the voice of the person you're imitating?

by No replies yet...reply 27007/19/2013

I thought I was the only one who thought the Warwick troll was a fucking idiot. If you're going to spend all that time writing that shit, at least have a modicum of humor laced in there. Warwick sounds like what my middle schooler would write to be funny. (and my middle schooler is funny for a middler schooler but even he knows his humor isn't smart enough for adults)

by No replies yet...reply 27107/19/2013

OK, enough about the Warwick poster - some like, some don't.

by No replies yet...reply 27207/19/2013

Added to the workshop list:

"Love Me, Love My Gunt"

"Survival by Ziploc: Fitting Ten Pounds of Shit Into A Five Pound Bag"

by No replies yet...reply 27307/19/2013

Tsk.

by No replies yet...reply 27407/19/2013

You can mock Irisflowerz for her PTSD dog, her diseased liver, and her underwear-clad neighbor, but you've gotta respect her for laying it all out there NOW so she doesn't have to lay it all out there THEN.

by No replies yet...reply 27507/19/2013

[quote]Cheese ball competition; it's worse than I thought. What an insult in a land of starving kids that food is wasted. This is also very degrading to women, who should have the sensitivity to set an example to others.

Now THAT'S a post worthy of the Michfest boards.

by No replies yet...reply 27607/19/2013

The beauty of the Michest threads is always the real posts, not the over the top parodies....

by No replies yet...reply 27707/20/2013

Very true. Just like no fake mlop will ever surpass the real mlop.

by No replies yet...reply 27807/20/2013

OMG, it's dyke Christmas!

"Detroit Crew will be selling MANY things this year: iced coffee, homemade granola bars, festie planners, lightweight knitted hats, various bracelets/jewelry, ASL lessons, and guided lesbian processing using tarot :)"

Processing using tarot.

I just can't....

*head explodes*

by No replies yet...reply 27907/20/2013

Apparently Irisflowerz has it all figured out now:

I will have some various handcrafted things and I plan to make some good old fashioned homemade down-home farm baked good....what I am good at. Maybe a few loaves of bread, cookies, maybe even a pie or two if someone is interested......*hint*

If I have the space and can keep them frozen, I have several cuts of Lamb from my family's livestock that I might put on dry ice and sell also to the people who eat meat at Fest :)

Sadly I don't know yet the car, because I am renting one, but I will make a sign and try to walk up and down the line some, but disabled and have service doggie so that might be a challenge. :)

by No replies yet...reply 28007/20/2013

I'm telling you, I wanna bust into Michfest and save that fucking DOG.

by No replies yet...reply 28107/20/2013

Which dog?

by No replies yet...reply 28207/20/2013

[quote]Worse when these Mothers start expecting their kids to be their best buds or parents, because anyone sane runs away

That sounds terrible.

by No replies yet...reply 28307/20/2013

I have an idea. Why don't we set up a foundation to grant needy womyn the funds to get to Fest? Collect from the Festers of means. Distribute to the Festers of need.

The fun would be in reading the grant applications.

We could also fund new Fest Features.

by No replies yet...reply 28407/20/2013

Is this event lesbian only?

by No replies yet...reply 28507/20/2013

R285, no anyone without a penis is welcome.

by No replies yet...reply 28607/20/2013

[quote]but disabled and have service doggie so that might be a challenge. :)

Quite challenging indeed for a poor little Dachshund with PSTD being forced to carry a CPAP Machine & extra Hooveround Scooter batteries all week.

by No replies yet...reply 28707/20/2013

We make fun of these women but lesbians don't riot, vandalize, burn down buildings, rape and kill people in the streets so let them be eccentric.

They're harmless and nonthreatening so we tease--we shouldn't do that.

by No replies yet...reply 28807/20/2013

What about pets? Must they also be female?

by No replies yet...reply 28907/20/2013

[quote]but lesbians don't riot, vandalize, burn down buildings, rape and kill people in the streets so let them be eccentric.

That's right, YEAH!

by No replies yet...reply 29007/20/2013

[quote]We make fun of these women but lesbians don't riot, vandalize, burn down buildings, rape and kill people in the streets so let them be eccentric.

A near perfect demonstration of the conservative mind at work.

by No replies yet...reply 29107/20/2013

R288, As a female, I believe that those that attend Michfest are being emotionally abusive if they bring children to such a sexually explicit venue. I don't believe those who are underage belong at swing parties either.

I also am against those that are not financially secure spending so much for non-necessities, including a ridiculously overpriced vacation, or whatever they want to call it.

by No replies yet...reply 29207/20/2013

R292, I agree about the sexually explicit stuff but I doubt it's that pervasive--it seems more like granola and Birkenstock stuff.

Really, it's none of our business how these women can afford to go. Maybe it's their one opportunity all year to be with other women. Maybe they live very isolated lives.

All-in-all, it seems to be fun for most and s breather to let loose and be gay, gay, gay.

by No replies yet...reply 29307/20/2013

R292, lighten up and read about about Michfest. They have more rules than the US Airforce. I'm surprised they have any sex between the line ups, workshops and compulsory work shifts. There are childcare options and safe zones etc.

by No replies yet...reply 29407/20/2013

Michfest attracts the poor, eccentric, tree-hugging, nature freak lesbians. So, yes, they thrive on sharing quirky fund raising and crafts ideas.

The only people in the land with money are the promoters and some of the bigger acts throughout the years (Indigo Girls, Suzanne Westenhoefer, etc)

Wealthy power lesbians wouldn't be caught dead roughing it in nature with no AC. They are too busy touring the golf/tennis circuits with Billy Jean, Rosie, and Martina, or attending art openings/red carpet events with Portia and Ellen.

Upper Middle class lesbians are much happier with season WNBA tickets and the occasional Cherry Grove or P-Town share, where they proudly display their school sports trophies and personalized beer mugs.

Middle class lesbians will have friends over for BBQ so they can exchange Home Depot ideas, and go to P-town once a year on women's week.

And none of them embrace womon-speak

by No replies yet...reply 29507/20/2013

Michfest is like IML or a Bear event. It can be an easy, fun vacation seeing old friends or it can be a living hell of self-important rule enforcers and Nazis.

by No replies yet...reply 29607/20/2013

Rose and Lu will be attending, however Rose is going through a divorce, so she is traumatized.

by No replies yet...reply 29707/20/2013

[quote]Rose and Lu will be attending, however Rose is going through a divorce, so she is traumatized.

Is Lu back on her meds?

Is Rose still freaked out by squirrels?

by No replies yet...reply 29807/20/2013

[quote] As a female, I believe that those that attend Michfest are being emotionally abusive if they bring children to such a sexually explicit venue.

Have you looked at their webpage? Endless details about the childcare provided for male and female children in various age groups. They aren't being taken to orgies, FFS.

by No replies yet...reply 29907/20/2013

[quote] Michfest is like IML or a Bear event. It can be an easy, fun vacation seeing old friends or it can be a living hell of self-important rule enforcers and Nazis.

Leathermen may have rules. For bears, the only rule is don't block their cock or their buffet.

If anyone attempted to make 1/100th of the rules of Michfest at a bear run it would never work. None of those fat hairy bitches would listen.

by No replies yet...reply 30007/20/2013

R295 hit the nail on the head...

by No replies yet...reply 30107/20/2013

WW R296

by No replies yet...reply 30207/20/2013

Thanks for the insight R295.

by No replies yet...reply 30307/20/2013

Is it true that there is virtually no video ( except the one posted a few pages back) and very few pix taken on "The land"?

Surely in the age of iphone cameras, twtitter, instagram, tumblr, etc etc ... someone must be able to get some footage out to the rest of us .

Or do the Guards confiscate all recording devices when they search you for a penis at the gates?

by No replies yet...reply 30407/20/2013

[quote]any interest in home-made kale chips?

Oh, my sides.

by No replies yet...reply 30507/20/2013

Here's a slideshow for you, R304.

by No replies yet...reply 30607/20/2013

[quote] Wealthy power lesbians wouldn't be caught dead roughing it in nature with no AC.

Could you imagine someone like Suze Orman at Michfest? Leading workshops encouraging the womyn to invest in stocks and bonds rather than selling arts and crafts and home-made kale chips?

by No replies yet...reply 30707/20/2013

More pics here

by No replies yet...reply 30807/20/2013

[quote]Is it true that there is virtually no video ( except the one posted a few pages back) and very few pix taken on "The land"?

Yes. Shooting photos and video has always been actively discouraged on The Land, because it detracts from womon "living in the now," and also can be used negatively (in the eyes of womon) in the context of living up to every single stereotype that penised persons have about the place. The fest experience is "sacred," and filming it is considered borderline sacrilege. I'm telling you NOW so I don't have to tell you THEN: leave your camera at home!

(Also, there's nowhere to charge a phone out there, and most of them run out of juice after the first day or two.)

by No replies yet...reply 30907/20/2013

[quote]OK, enough about the Warwick poster - some like, some don't.

Telling us now, so she doesn't have to tell us then....Your queen-sized control top pantyhose are showing, R272.

by No replies yet...reply 31007/21/2013

Cell phone vids and pix aren't really that big an issue with the wymmin. Here are some of the ones the guards confiscated at the gates the last years 'Fest.

by No replies yet...reply 31107/21/2013

oops , forgot the pic.

by No replies yet...reply 31207/21/2013

r295 is right. There is a big divide/class issue between the Michfest types and the Dinah Shore Weekend types. Neither groups have anything to do with each other, for the most part.

Money and class divisions do exist in the lesbian community, but they are certainly more visible in the gay male community.

by No replies yet...reply 31307/21/2013

Does anyone have the link to the "Michfest Womyn of Size" thread. I'm relatively new here and this thread is hysterical!

by No replies yet...reply 31407/21/2013

R310 - I usually disdain the "control" bitches too, but this thread is too rich to get deleted so I did get a little bossy.

Consider it my introduction to lesbian processing!

xo

by No replies yet...reply 31507/21/2013

I'm with you r272. I always skip Miss Warwick's unfunny epics, written by someone trying to hard to create a legendary DL character and failing in all accounts. Betty Bowers, Mrs. Patrick Campbell or Patsy Ramsey she ain't.

To each his own.

by No replies yet...reply 31607/21/2013

What are the qualifications for the wimmin of color participants? Does a womon with a nice tan qualify? Does one have to provide some sort of genetic testing?

I would imagine where would be some rules to keep white wimmin from casting their oppressive breasts.

by No replies yet...reply 31707/21/2013

White wimmins breast only nurse and feed the oppressors, R317.

by No replies yet...reply 31807/21/2013

Michfest.

by No replies yet...reply 31907/21/2013

I don't understand how this is supposed to be worth $500.

by No replies yet...reply 32007/21/2013

Who could put a price tag on walking around, outdoors, swinging around those big tits!

by No replies yet...reply 32107/21/2013

r319, thanks for the info: sports boobs with huge nipples.

by No replies yet...reply 32207/21/2013

Just for nitpicky clarification, Irisflowerz' dachshund does not have PTSD, he is her service dog - to offer emotional support for her PTSD.

I wonder what would happen if a womon claimed that her emotional-support crutch was a man and he simply MUST attend Fest with her?

by No replies yet...reply 32307/21/2013

[quote] Just for nitpicky clarification, Irisflowerz' dachshund does not have PTSD

Not YET. But after all the time he has spent around her, and now a week at Michfest, I'm sure that little dog will soon be facing some serious issues.

by No replies yet...reply 32407/21/2013

[quote]I wonder what would happen if a womon claimed that her emotional-support crutch was a man and he simply MUST attend Fest with her?

By law an emotional support or working pet has to be allowed everywhere. the challenge - proving a human is your "pet".

by No replies yet...reply 32507/21/2013

cancer comedian wombin warrior, and Datalounge deleter, Tig Notaro, has canceled due to exhaustion caused by non stop self promotion of cancer scare comedy tour.

by No replies yet...reply 32607/21/2013

Do you think her tumor is penised?

by No replies yet...reply 32707/21/2013

R323, R324 A nitpicky clarification of R323's nitpicky clarification: Irisflowerz' dachshund DOES INDEED have PTSD See R12.

by No replies yet...reply 32807/21/2013

Is the daschund male? If so, they'll probably allow him as long as he's neutered.

by No replies yet...reply 32907/21/2013

R320, can you really put a price.on the cheeseball contest? Or the Menstrual Hut?

by No replies yet...reply 33007/21/2013

Is there an additional charge for activities like breast-casting? Do you have to bring your own materials? How about your own cheese-balls?

by No replies yet...reply 33107/21/2013

Just a reminder that the CHILDCARE FORMS *MUST* BE POSTMARKED BY TOMORROW!

by No replies yet...reply 33207/21/2013

Have any breasts gotten stuck in hard plaster?

by No replies yet...reply 33307/21/2013

[quote] nitpicky clarification of R323's nitpicky clarification: Irisflowerz' dachshund DOES INDEED have PTSD See [R12].

No, you are wrong. The post of irisflowerz quoted at R12 says, "a seriously low-income person and her ptsd dachshund." This has been misinterpreted by DL'ers to mean a dog with PTSD. What irisflowerz meant by her "ptsd dachshund" is a service dog who helps her deal with HER PTSD, not a dog with PTSD. This is clear if you read her other posts on the forum. In her other posts, she refers to the dog as her "service dog."

by No replies yet...reply 33407/21/2013

I don't know, if I was irisflowerz' service animal, I might have PTSD.

by No replies yet...reply 33507/21/2013

What are you going on about, R336?

VoTN hasn't crapped on us with unsolicited Fin de siècle scenarios about his need for MichFest or going on to med school. He's just fine. How are you?

by No replies yet...reply 33707/22/2013

Preach, R336! Arseburgers is a hell of a thing.

by No replies yet...reply 33807/22/2013

I thought the dog DID have PTSD. She had photos of it wearing earphones.

And also a CPAP.

I love dogs but I don't know....if mine were batshit crazy AND had sleep apnea I would consider doing the humane thing and putting Fluffy down.

by No replies yet...reply 33907/22/2013

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by No replies yet...reply 34007/23/2013

I loved the Thanksgiving Dinner MichFest reunion thread where the young sons were sent out to eat at Camp Brother Sun's cold garage while the wimmin ate indoors (and argued about food.)

by No replies yet...reply 34107/23/2013

Man on the Land! Man on the Land!

Oh wait, no. That's just Butchie, the PortaJanes delivery lady.....

by No replies yet...reply 34307/24/2013

Not yet a "wise crone," but no spring chicken either? Come "claim your throne of empowerment" at this powerful "crowning" ritual!

[quote]A Sacred Ceremony to mark the transition from the years of education, training and personal/career development and/or mothering and managing a family to stepping into caring for our realm as a guide and resource, but we have yet to slow down and settle into the wise crone. ...In the psychology of personality and the mystical systems for personal self-knowledge and transformation such as Magicke and Alchemy, sovereignty is seen less as a goddess or sacred role in society but rather as an element of the self, one through which we reclaim the right to the wholeness of the self and the invincibility of the self-actualized individual. The notion of becoming personally sovereign, recovering full rulership of one's self, is potentially a healing and liberating prospect.

by No replies yet...reply 34407/24/2013

It's the moooost wonderful tiiiiime...of the yeeeear.

by No replies yet...reply 34507/24/2013

why do the Festers hate the English language so much?

by No replies yet...reply 34607/24/2013

Let's be clear - the DL needs the Michfest threads far more than it needs any person who is bitching about the Michfest threads.

If we want to make fun of the PTSD dachshund, we will - and WE DO. If you don't appreciate the humor in the Michfest threads, your remedy is simple. Stay the fuck out of the Michfest threads, you humorless cunts.

I'm telling you NOW so I don't have to tell you THEN...

by No replies yet...reply 34707/24/2013

R347 has stated boundaries. Please respect them.

by No replies yet...reply 34807/24/2013

R348 - Are you vanilla, chocolate, swirl, or bread pudding?

by No replies yet...reply 34907/24/2013

Can someone repost NOW what was posted back THEN - the sappy BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY-esque story about the womyn and her Fest fuck-buddy who disappeared out of her life and who she later ran into again at a Wal-Mart along with a husband and kids, and exchanged tearfully knowing glances with or something?

by No replies yet...reply 35007/24/2013

Please ensure that the pudding for the wrestling is lactose free. Some of our syster wombmoons suffer from severe lactose allergies and their intolerance to such products must be respected.I am telling you this NOW, so I do not have to tell you THEN.

The pudding may also be a trigger to some of the systers who suffer from PTSD--Pudding Trauma Stress Disorder. Many wombmoons of size were ruthlessly mocked by people of the penised persuasion for their love of Snack Pack pudding cups. These boundaries have been stated. Please respect them.

by No replies yet...reply 35107/24/2013

The pudding must also be Kosher, as I am an observant Bull-dyke-drag-king Conservative Jew.

by No replies yet...reply 35207/24/2013

This thread is hysterical. I've gone back and read all the Michfest threads. i feel like Denise, Amy and Rose are people I watch on TV. When does Michfest begin? Will there be a new thread then. I want to find out how they're all doing and if the "Rainbow Express" is up and running!

by No replies yet...reply 35307/24/2013

OK, I went back searching through old MichFest threads to satisfy my own request, because I just had to read the classic AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER/BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY mash-up love story of keepinitonthereal and Liz one more time:

"My Defining Festival Experience I will say that her name was Liz. I met her in Crafts. I overheard her discussing a necklace that she liked. So I bought it for her. It was a Crescent Moon. So began the romance. Three days. Passionate sex. We talked, but mostly about me. Little about her.It was her first fest. My second. She was from a small town in Minnesota. She said she had never felt more alive in her life. Never so free. She was older than me. In her late 30s.That Fest ended with a promise. We would exchange no contact information. Rather we would meet the following year at Fest and begin anew. Fest Magic. See You Next August. Tears.The following year I looked for Liz, my heart overflowing with desire and excitement.But I did not find her. I wept.The following year I looked for Liz, refusing to give up hope.But again, I did not find her. I wept.Over the following year I tried to forget her. Her hair. Her smell. The way she laughed.It was late July and I was at my local Wal-Mart, picking up some last minute items for Fest. I was just about finished checking out when I heard a familiar voice.It was Liz.My heart fluttered as I looked up and saw her standing only ten feet away. I opened my mouth to speak but could not make a sound.Suddenly, her eyes locked with mine and I felt overcome with emotion. I wanted to run to her, to embrace her, to tell her that I missed her.But something was wrong. She did not look happy. She looked alarmed at the sight of me.And then I saw why.She was calling out to three children. Not young children either. Teenagers. Clearly her own. They joined her, as did a man - her husband, clearly, and they all hastily made their way out of the store.Overwhelmed, I staggered to my car, placed my purchases in the trunk and began the drive home.A stoplight at a T-intersection. I look to my left. Liz is in the passenger seat of the minivan next to me. Her husband driving, her kids in the back. Her eyes are locked with mine.As my eyes begin to flood with tears, I notice that her hand is dangling from the car window.Hanging from her hand? The Crescent Moon necklace.The light turned green. They turned left and I turned right. I have not seen Liz since.I will look for her again this year."

by No replies yet...reply 35407/24/2013

And as long as we're saluting the timeless classics, here's Rose's original post:

"I am going with my child, know no one and in two hours I am getting an MRI so I could find out why I can't walk without pain. The tickets came yesterday and at first I was amped and then I realized WTH am I doing?!

I registered with dart but we are camping at the family campground. I have a cpap that I must sleep with every night, I am trying to figure out marine deep cycling batteries. My daughter at 7 is an extremely picky eater, she is also in therapy for anger issues. She is great at school and playdates, but she breaks mirrors and beats up her Dad and has recently started to hurt me. So much anger in a small child. I am in tears trying to get all the equipment together, wondering how I will set up my tent.

Parenting her is so different then her brother who is almost 17.

I am going to bring a little tent for her to have her toys and stuff in. She has camped before but apparently doesn't remember. We are going on a 3 day camp before the fest so hopefully she will be get used to it.

She is excited about playing with the other girls. I hope it stays that way. As for me, I am not asking the Goddess for much, a mostly calm happy week meeting new women and if I can see BETTY, that would be aces. I saw them at the last fest I went to, whenever Limboland came out.

It is so hard sometimes, all that rage in a small cute bundle. 90% of the time she is herself, happy and creating and playing and then she flips out.

She is at her therapist right now, a small break for me!"

by No replies yet...reply 35507/24/2013

[quote] i feel like Denise, Amy and Rose are people I watch on TV.

This would truly make for the BEST reality show EVER!

by No replies yet...reply 35607/24/2013

Her "rare liver disease" is probably Hepatitis B she picked up from a dip into the lady pond during her last "healing trip" to the festival.

by No replies yet...reply 35707/24/2013

So the long winded explanation of the Sacred Ceremony mentioned at r344 could just be called "Bored Empty Nesters needing something to do"

by No replies yet...reply 35807/24/2013

My nine-year-old son is identifying as female, and we are planning for him to have his surgical transition before he hits puberty. "Nicki" has long hair, wears dresses and girly clothes, and FREAKS OUT if anyone calls her a boy.

If I put her in the Brother Son Reeducation Camp, she will be miserable because she says she's not male. But if I take her to any events, the WBW contingent (which I am certain is a minority of Festies) will make her life *and mine* a living hell.

So what should I do, systers? Should I just not mention it to anyone, and hope she "passes" without notice? Should I follow the rules and break her heart by putting her in Brother Son? Or should I just leave her home with her (ugh) father, whom I refer to as "the sperm donor"?

by No replies yet...reply 36007/24/2013

Essay question: which Intensives would you take and why, dear Dataloungers?

by No replies yet...reply 36107/24/2013

[quote] The Lez Rez Shirley Jons Wed 9am to 12noon As Indigenous womyn who attend this Festival, we have a unique opportunity to network and to share who we are and where we come from. Welcome to the Lez Rez. Bring your culture, ideas, songs, jokes, stories and offerings, and sit amongst your sisters from Turtle Island and other indigenous lands. This workshop is for womyn who walk with Native, Indigenous, First Nations blood.

I'm going to assume this is for womyn of Native, Indigenous & First Nations blood in this lifetime only?

by No replies yet...reply 36207/24/2013

[quote]Salsa Rueda Casino Rueda: Salsa in the Round Maryasha Katz. Tues 9am to 12noon, Partner switching at its ultimate! Come learn Salsa Rueda or "Casino" – a form of Cuban salsa that originated in the 1950's. The dance is done in a wheel/circle, with a caller who determines the moves, like in a square dance. Because we will progress as a group, no latecomers!

I thought it said wheel chairs...

by No replies yet...reply 36307/25/2013

Is AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER/BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY posted in R354 real, or a parody post?

by No replies yet...reply 36407/25/2013

It's a real post from the MichFest board, r364, although there was speculation here at the time that its author keepinitonthereal (who also wrote the legendary "I'm telling you NOW so I don't have to tell you THEN" rant) might be a DL-er trolling there. But there was never any definitive answer. I believe the wimmin took the story completely seriously and sent keepin their support and "woo".

by No replies yet...reply 36507/25/2013

"Do NOT put your tent within ten feet of mine.

Do NOT do it."

by No replies yet...reply 36607/25/2013

The "Singing in Sacred Circle" workshop is treading very dangerous ground by allowing latecomers.

by No replies yet...reply 36707/25/2013

Thanks goodness they still have stilt walking!

Learn the ancient art of walking on stilts – its fun and empowering! Wear sturdy shoes or boots and long pants. Girls aged 12 to 16 must bring an able-bodied adult for the duration. Participants may attend either or both intensive days. For more stilt walking, we'll meet for the (optional) parade at 6pm Saturday, discussing costuming and choreography on-site. You are welcome to join the parade if you have been on stilts before. No latecomers after first 30 minutes.

by No replies yet...reply 36807/25/2013

"Moondala: Silk Painting Beardedragyns

The full moon is sacred to many cultures and each has a unique calendar name for her. August moon is called lightning moon, joyful moon, corn moon, and women's moon, but we like to think of her as a Festival moon. Using silk and dye we will explore full moon imagery to create personal symbols of moon-powerment. No previous art experience necessary. Limited to 18. No latecomers."

Is all of this stuff just made up, albeit creatively, or do the "guiders" have any certifications?

by No replies yet...reply 36907/25/2013

I'm sure those moon paintings will be on a par with a kindergartner.

by No replies yet...reply 37007/25/2013

Like hell I am going to take that drumming class for the Sunday concert that takes up three hours a day, every day.

by No replies yet...reply 37107/25/2013

At least they offer a practical course in first aid. As a woman, I feel that this fest is somewhat detrimental to female advancement.

It's the equivalent of encouraging ladies to major in Art History in college or English Literature or even French. Wonderful to study, expands the mind, even fun to some, but how many jobs are out there relating to these fields of discipline? Better to major in Business and take the above courses as electives.

Likewise Michfest should be offering guidance in surviving on a limited income, building your own business, dealing with that horrible male (or female) boss and jealous coworkers.

by No replies yet...reply 37207/25/2013

I agree, the First Aid class is a really good idea.

by No replies yet...reply 37307/25/2013

I submitted a proposal for my "Woodworking for Wymmyn" Intensive to the Organization Committee but is was rejected as it contain two very powerful trigger words , "wood" and "working".

Plus the visual of a drill in operation could manifest eye-rape traumain the more phallophobic segments of the wymmyn.

Plus the ergophobic wymmyn feel uncomfortable at the prospect of being exposed to a marketable work skill.

by No replies yet...reply 37407/25/2013

No latecomers! allowed at the Get Over Her! workshop either.

I'd never do for this place. I'd be permanently locked out of every event with my timekeeping.

by No replies yet...reply 37507/25/2013

...And also for being penised.

by No replies yet...reply 37607/25/2013

[quote]The "Singing in Sacred Circle" workshop is treading very dangerous ground by allowing latecomers.

LOL!!!!

by No replies yet...reply 37707/25/2013

r374 that was hysterical!

keep them cummyn!!

by No replies yet...reply 37807/25/2013

[quote] Likewise Michfest should be offering guidance in surviving on a limited income, building your own business, dealing with that horrible male (or female) boss and jealous coworkers.

How To Deal With The Public When Everything You Own Smells Like Yeasty Pussy and Cat Shit.

by No replies yet...reply 37907/25/2013

[quote]I want to hire a lovely, reliable womon for assistance getting ice each day of fest. I camp in DART on the main (paved) path, and need 2 bags of ice daily. If you have a wagon or garden cart, you might develop a small business getting ice for me & other DART womyn during the week. I will of course pay for the ice, plus a fee that can be negotiated. I will need ice sometime each morning, preferably by 10am.

Anybody usually on the way to breakfast by then? Perfect opportunity for somebody who needs some fest spending or gas money. Please post your interest & contact info here and we can talk off the BB.

thanks, -spark

Nothing worse than a warm iceless margarita at 10am, can someone help a sister out?

by No replies yet...reply 38007/25/2013

"I will of course pay for the ice, plus a fee that can be negotiated."

May I recommend Denise, who works for the very reasonable fee of either weed or pussy?

by No replies yet...reply 38107/25/2013

[quote] Likewise Michfest should be offering guidance in surviving on a limited income

First piece of advice: Don't spend $500 on a fucking camping trip.

by No replies yet...reply 38207/25/2013

Bump. Love this thread!

by No replies yet...reply 38307/25/2013

R382, Love your response to my post. Still I question the motives of Michfest's organizers for clearly being anti-women; ie taking advantage monetarily.

by No replies yet...reply 38407/25/2013

[quote]Still I question the motives of Michfest's organizers for clearly being anti-women; ie taking advantage monetarily.

Having seen the very limited number images that manage to make it off "The Land", it is safe to assume no one would want to take advantage of any of these gals sexually, so it's monetarily by default.

Unless we started literally milking these sad cows and selling it by the quart.

by No replies yet...reply 38507/26/2013

bump for an update. The time is arriving systers!

by No replies yet...reply 38607/27/2013

Which post is more ridiculous? The need for a "potty tent," or the demand for "a closet in a tent. Cannot be a tent as a closet."

"I need a place to put my shirts and sock and shorts and such out of the luggage I bring them in... I need organization in my tent. I spent a lot of time looking for collapsible gear."

by No replies yet...reply 38707/27/2013

They are building a bra tree:

I will pick a tree to gather any bras that you would like to donate - it will be our Fest Bra-Tree. Look for the tree near Triangle / Bush Gardens. I will have a sign posted and feel free to hang your new or used bras to donate. We only ask that they are clean and the hooks are all in tact & work. Let’s see how full we can get the tree by the end of the week.

by No replies yet...reply 38807/27/2013

Aren't bras tools of the patriarchy?

Will they be burning the tree at the end of Fest?

by No replies yet...reply 38907/27/2013

Ooh..binders full of women!!

by No replies yet...reply 39007/27/2013

Thery're going to donate the bras to needy, sexy people.

by No replies yet...reply 39107/27/2013

Would I be useful on garbage detail?

by No replies yet...reply 39207/27/2013

Some festers should have a Tupperware party.

by No replies yet...reply 39307/27/2013

[quote]Some festers should have a Tupperware party.

Plastics? Around those broads?

Perish the thought.

by No replies yet...reply 39407/27/2013

I actually would love to see an invasion of Red Hat Society gals. Sort of like the Invasion of the Pines.

by No replies yet...reply 39507/27/2013

This is fucking CHRISTMAS. I can NOT wait to see what happens!

by No replies yet...reply 39607/28/2013

"Grass, Ass, or Nut Loaf. No one rides on my Hovaround for free."

by No replies yet...reply 39707/28/2013

If you are not a cruchy-granola, ultra-PC lesbian, Michfest just sounds like it would be total torture to get through. If I ever went to The Land, I would violate many boundaries and cause many triggers within the first 20 minutes, without even being aware of it.

by No replies yet...reply 39807/28/2013

Would love to fly a penis shaped blimp over the Land. Talk about TRIGGER WARNING!

"I've been eye raped by a dirigible!"

by No replies yet...reply 39907/28/2013

OMG is it really called the Cuntree Store? I thought that was made up by Dlers.

It's difficult for me to separate the actual Michfest posts from the DL parody posts.

by No replies yet...reply 40007/28/2013

The CUNTREE STORE is on LABIA LANE in VAGINA VILLAGE. Just catty-corner from ASSHOLE ALLEY.

by No replies yet...reply 40107/28/2013

On the left is Taint Trail and further up is Areola Avenue.

by No replies yet...reply 40207/28/2013

More like Cellulite Circle and Yeasty Way.

by No replies yet...reply 40307/28/2013

Are you allowed to attend The Sacred Circle if you're on your moon? I've heard it's bad Karma.

by No replies yet...reply 40407/28/2013

Will there be a crone casket weaving workshop at this years fest? Are cryogenically preserved systers known as ice cream crones?

by No replies yet...reply 40507/29/2013

[quote]Some festers should have a Tupperware party.

Do they make Tupperware for holding bodily fluids?

by No replies yet...reply 40607/29/2013

[quote]It's the equivalent of encouraging ladies to major in Art History in college or English Literature or even French. Wonderful to study, expands the mind, even fun to some, but how many jobs are out there relating to these fields of discipline? Better to major in Business and take the above courses as electives.

Business? You want these loony wymyn to go to college and study business?

Put down the crackpipe, hon.

by No replies yet...reply 40707/29/2013

If a man accidentally crash-landed on The Land, would it be like Escape From New York, except with fat, topless lesbians instead of mutant convicts?

by No replies yet...reply 40807/29/2013

R408, I actually envision that scene from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" where one of the alien pods realizes that a human is amongst them, points and shrieks.

by No replies yet...reply 40907/29/2013

[quote]Are cryogenically preserved systers known as ice cream crones?

HA!

by No replies yet...reply 41007/29/2013

This is a Christopher Guest movie.

by No replies yet...reply 41107/29/2013

[quote]Do they make Tupperware for holding bodily fluids?

Tupperware actually makes resealable moon cups.

by No replies yet...reply 41207/29/2013

Tupperware IS environmentally safe in a way. It can be used for years and years and therefore no clutter at the landfill.

by No replies yet...reply 41307/29/2013

What a way to kill a thread R413!

F&F for you!

by No replies yet...reply 41407/29/2013

I'm being penis raped by R413 and R414!

Patriarchy oppresses!

by No replies yet...reply 41507/29/2013

When does Michfest begin? I hope someone starts a new thread when the festival starts up. This one has been so funny!

by No replies yet...reply 41607/29/2013

[quote] When does Michfest begin?

This year it starts August 6th and ends on the 13th.

by No replies yet...reply 41707/29/2013

Undergraduate business are academically bankrupt--Business majors were always the dullest and least creative students wherever I taught. Economics is a better major for someone who wants to go into business after college.

by No replies yet...reply 41807/29/2013

Michfesters wouldn't have JOBS, people.

It reinforces patriarchy!!!

by No replies yet...reply 41907/30/2013

"I agree, the First Aid class is a really good idea."

Oh please - the amount of "illness" at Fest would require an MD at least...if not a fully trained psychiatrist.

by No replies yet...reply 42007/30/2013

[quote] Oh please - the amount of "illness" at Fest would require an MD at least.

The nation's foremost leading experts on fibromyalgia will be stationed on The Land in anticipation of a severe wave of attacks.

by No replies yet...reply 42107/30/2013

R421, Sufferers don't have "fibromyalgia attacks," any more than victims of severe car accidents suddenly have "pain attacks."

R420, First aid classes and basic courses in health care, including heart attack prevention and CPR, along with blood pressure checks and low-cost breast exams, are crucial for all women. If Michfest doesn't include them in the outrageous price, then shame on them.

Obviously Michfest is more concerned with making money than with empowering women. If you go to almost any large gathering in many cities, there is info on improving ones' health.

by No replies yet...reply 42207/30/2013

r422 = Debbie Downer.

Or Cheryl

by No replies yet...reply 42307/30/2013

R423, Neither Debby Downer nor Cheryl; just a realist who hates seeing anyone being ripped off.

If I were either one of those 2 imaginary ladies, I would have insisted on having an info booth, passing out info on testicular cancer prevention, for the inevitable penised individuals that sneak on to the land to gawk at the semi-naked ladies. I mean, how does everyone know that there aren't straights in drag?

by No replies yet...reply 42407/30/2013

R422, Michfest isn't a commuter college, it's a music festival, and its primary purpose is to give the attendees a good time. If the attendees want to give workshops or seminars, it's because they think the wimmin might like it, and because you can't get people together for this stuff in real life.

Why do you insist it has to include all this education that is available in the real world?

by No replies yet...reply 42507/30/2013

Please, don't call it fi-BRO-myalgia. It's a trigger and it wounds.

You may call it fiGALmyalgia.

I'm telling you NOW...

by No replies yet...reply 42607/30/2013

R425, Is Michfest REALLY pro-women?

Many fun fairs, cultural events, and music and art festivals in other cities and states regularly offer health care info as a public service. It's a relatively easy way to contact large numbers of people. Just because info is supposedly available online doesn't mean that women regularly access it, especially if they're poor or have health issues.

You would be shocked at the number of preventable deaths that occur because so many lack basic info. At the very least they should have a booth on heart health.

by No replies yet...reply 42707/30/2013

They ARE having a First Aid workshop, people.

It says so upthread.

by No replies yet...reply 42807/30/2013

WIMMIN BORN WIMMIN!!!!!!!!

WHITES ONL.....I mean WIMMIN BORN WIMMIN!

by No replies yet...reply 42907/31/2013

How did the "Fest" settle on rural Michigan of all places?

Seems like Northampton ,MA (Lezztown,USA) or Palm Springs during the Dinah Shore Classic would have been much more logical locations

by No replies yet...reply 43007/31/2013

Different kind of lezzies, r430.

by No replies yet...reply 43107/31/2013

Dinah Shore Weekend = Lesbian White Party

by No replies yet...reply 43207/31/2013

My question is what do the owners of the Land use it for the other 56 weeks of the year?

They don't let it sit empty, do they?

by No replies yet...reply 43307/31/2013

Might I suggest a workshop on how many weeks there are in a year?

by No replies yet...reply 43407/31/2013

Ms. Lynsburry, put down the nutloaf. There are only 52 weeks in a year.

by No replies yet...reply 43507/31/2013

I believe the land just stays unused and then they probably start preparing it sometime in the Spring. They bury all the bases for stands, amps and then uncover them again.

by No replies yet...reply 43607/31/2013

Are they all setting their mentrual clocks? It's only a week away!

Did all the moochers get their free tickets?

by No replies yet...reply 43707/31/2013

"Did all the moochers get their free tickets?"

This is the most important question. Any updates on this?

by No replies yet...reply 43807/31/2013

Somewhere a dachshund is being denied its chance to be among hundreds of naked, dancing and menstruating lesbians!

by No replies yet...reply 43907/31/2013

[quote]I believe the land just stays unused and then they probably start preparing it sometime in the Spring. They bury all the bases for stands, amps and then uncover them again.

If the land is unused for most of the year, then all of the "volunteerism" for the Fest is also land maintenance for the owners. There most be a ton of growth and vegetation that accumulates and has to be cut back and removed to make it usable. I imagine if the Fest didn't occur yearly, the land would be choked with growth and unusable.

by No replies yet...reply 44007/31/2013

Rodger, have you checked out the Radical Faeries? Also, there are numerous gay campgrounds around the USA.

by No replies yet...reply 44207/31/2013

Burning Man is the place for you, Roger.

by No replies yet...reply 44407/31/2013

Roger, it's mixed and its the first year, but I saw this listed in the post pride events for Vancouver.

by No replies yet...reply 44607/31/2013

R447, Are either you or your partner Jewish? There are retreats in the North East, and perhaps you just need to be interested in Jewish culture.

by No replies yet...reply 44807/31/2013

Try this event on for size, Roger. It's mixed, but it's queer, so you may even get a bit of that Mich vibe, by probably from the men. It's in your neck of the woods, so no excuses.

by No replies yet...reply 44907/31/2013

[quote]My question is what do the owners of the Land use it for the other 56 weeks of the year?

They don't let it sit empty, do they?

It takes Mother Earth the other 50 weeks of rain and snow to wash clean the toothpaste spit soaked ferns and menstrual blood saturated trails.

by No replies yet...reply 45007/31/2013

Roger has a long-term partner, so there's at least one person.

by No replies yet...reply 45208/01/2013

R451, You sound like a very nice, honest person. I wish that we could hang out together, platonic of course.

by No replies yet...reply 45308/01/2013

Are you really an octopus?

by No replies yet...reply 45508/01/2013

Octopus, try a gay bowling league. My ex used to drag me to one. I hated it, but sounds like it might be up your "alley". I'm pretty sure there were some male fibromyalgia sufferers in the one I used to go to!

by No replies yet...reply 45808/01/2013

OK, R.O., you do sound like a nice guy but that last post at r457 went a little overboard trying to make your moniker happen. This here is a Michfest Pre-Drama Thread; try not to make it about yourself.

by No replies yet...reply 45908/01/2013

I can't even imagine my power lesbian neighbors going to something like this!

But I found out the other day a coworker has been to Festival! She's not a lesbian (well not 100% I think) but is kind of an old hippie. She went a few years ago with some lesbian friends. She said it was fun, but that there were definitely plenty of the boundaries/wimmin/nut loaf types. In fact, on the way they picked up some sad sack who they barely knew to give her and her kid a ride. She couldn't remember if fibromyalgia or PTSD were involved, but the chick definitely had issues, and almost ruined it for them. Mainly, her son was clearly over 5 years old but she refused to admit it and raised holy hell to keep him from going to the Boys Camp. Apparently, she didn't have anything proving that he was under five, so they forced the kid out.

I've met some of the lesbians she went with, and they are all fun, older hippie types, and definitely not men hating. They don't go to Festival anymore because they don't agree with them not allowing transgender women.

by No replies yet...reply 46008/01/2013

Bodypainting "Tip of the Day":

[quote]BP TIP of the day: When asking a beautiful womon if you can body paint her, do not take it personally if she says, "No Thank You." Take a deep breath and go ask that other beautiful womon if you can paint her. Look her in the eye and say something like, "Would you like to be body painted?" "How much does it cost?", she'll ask. "It's Free! Do you have a few hours? Will you get completely naked? No?........Yes you can wear just your favorite sarong. Is it okay if it gets a little paint on it?" Then tell her about acrylic paint and how it can be permanent if left to dry on fabric. Show her where she can put her water bottle, day pack and clothes under the Painting Tree. While you are painting, focus on color and design and what you are doing. This is not a time for 20 questions but a few are okay. The person being painted will be too busy soaking up all the activity around her and dealing with the new feeling of being licked with a paintbrush with her shirt off while trying not to giggle. Her girlfriend, on the other hand, may have 20 questions for you mostly related to body painting.

by No replies yet...reply 46108/01/2013

IT'S COMING BITCHES!

by No replies yet...reply 46308/02/2013

How did they force that boy out, R460? Did they run him down a dirt road on the Land, all yelling "Shame! Shame!" behind him until he was out?

by No replies yet...reply 46408/02/2013

Will newly out Raven-Symoné be attending?

by No replies yet...reply 46508/02/2013

Christ on a cracker. I thought I was visiting the newest Michfest thread, but I see it's become a vortex centered on one poster.

by No replies yet...reply 46608/02/2013

Regina Ovary, we're already tired of you.

by No replies yet...reply 46808/02/2013

Oh for God's sake, just DIE!

by No replies yet...reply 47008/02/2013

Regina Ovary, we don't give two fucks about your boundaries. The third person references make you sound even more derp-y than you already do, dear.

by No replies yet...reply 47108/03/2013

Roger may have been banned. After posting nonstop for the last four days or so he's been quiet all day.

by No replies yet...reply 47208/03/2013

r472 -- Roger's team got the meds correctly balanced.

by No replies yet...reply 47308/03/2013

"Acrylic is also very difficult to remove from pubic hair. Even if you avoid painting the pubic area suggest that they might want to wear something to cover their pubic hair while they are showering the acrylic paint off so the little bits of paint (plastic) won’t get caught in their pubic hair. They will be picking it out for days. This could be a fun grooming activity with a loving partner later, but not usually a desired effect of acrylic body paints."

by No replies yet...reply 47408/03/2013

In the discussion about lists, one syster shares her "List of Lists":

[italic]My List of Lists:

The "Before You Go" To-Do List. (pre-trip vehicle check, board pets, hold newspaper, etc)

The List of Food Categories to Think About. (road-trip snacks/meals, "share in the Line" treats, hot and cold beverages, protein, etc.) What needs to be done to prepare any of this ahead of time? (freeze meats, re-containerize things like oatmeal, etc.)

The List of Things I'll Need for the Road Trip. (beach items, iPod, maps, motor oil, etc.)

The List of Things I Want "At Hand" In the Line, (or Just After I Get Through the Gate). (TICKET, rain poncho, sun screen, Pee Style, Un-official schedule (so I can plan work shifts) etc.)

The List of Everything I Need for Putting Up My Tent and Canopy. (poles, rain fly, ground cloth, stakes, etc.)

The "Stuff I Need Inside My Sleeping Tent" List. (a sub-list of bedding items, plus things like alarm clock, dome light, tent potty, etc.)

The List of Furniture at My Camp Site. (tatami mat, small stool, small table, message board, etc.)

The List for My Camp Site Kitchen. (water jug, propane stove, can opener, etc.) Make sure all the utensils needed to make/serve/eat campsite food is included.

The List of Clothing Lists: --For regular day wear (undies, skirts, shorts, tops, etc.) --For Night Stage (or party) dressy --For Night Stage keep-me-warm --For Bedtime keep-me-warm (fleece, not cotton!) --Footwear (lots of socks, shower flip flops, rainy-day alternative, foot powder, etc.) (I pay a lot of attention to keeping my feet clean, warm and dry.) --For Inclement Weather (poncho, boots, chemical hand warmers)

The List of Things in My Fest Kitchen Bag. (plate with lid, silverware, napkin, etc.)

The List of Things in My Fest Shower Bag. (flip flops, towel, toiletries, etc.)

The List of My "Health and Beauty" Supplies. (toothbrush, contacts kit, Rx's, etc.)

The List of Things to Carry with Me in My Ditty Bag. (credit card, small flashlight, sun screen, address labels, etc.)

The List of Things to Bring to Night Stage. (sand chair, binoculars, snacks/beverages, program, warm clothes, etc.)

The Lighting List. (small flashlight in ditty bag, dome light in tent, candles at campsite, solar yard lights, etc.)

The "Things to Bring Just for Fun" List. (star chart, satellite photo of the Land, stuff to Barter, "Rise Up Singing" Song Book, etc.)

The Container List. (what will I use as my Ditty Bag, Day Pack, Kitchen Bag, to keep my clothes dry, to keep critters from my food, to keep my food cold, etc.)

The "Leave This in the Van in Case of Emergencies" List. (extra (dry) clothes, extra (dry) fleece bag, prescription glasses, walking stick, real winter coat.)

Each of my lists is on it's own laminated note card. I love to browse through them whenever I start to day dream about Fest![/italic]

by No replies yet...reply 47508/04/2013

Da Fuq?

A fucking list of lists?

Damn. Is she packing a U-Haul or what?

by No replies yet...reply 47608/04/2013

Where is the link to the satellite map of The Land?

by No replies yet...reply 47708/04/2013

Somebody should do a Michfest map like the old Dataloungeland theme park.

by No replies yet...reply 47808/04/2013

"The List of Things to Carry with Me in My Clitty Bag."

Fixed that for you.

by No replies yet...reply 47908/04/2013

[quote]They will be picking it out for days. This could be a fun grooming activity with a loving partner later, but not usually a desired effect of acrylic body paints."

So picking bits of paint out of pubic hair is a romantic lesbian activity? Did they get the idea from a trip to the zoo?

by No replies yet...reply 48008/04/2013

R475 is lesbian processing at its very, very apex.

I take my hat off to it.

by No replies yet...reply 48108/04/2013

[quote]So picking bits of paint out of pubic hair is a romantic lesbian activity? Did they get the idea from a trip to the zoo?

This is what happens when you channel flip between HGTV and Animal Planet. You get none of the good parts of either channel and you're left with pubic picking and acrylic paints.

by No replies yet...reply 48208/04/2013

I sense that R475 is like the co-worker who leaves little notes about the proper hanging of toilet paper, items in the fridge and especially her "scent sensitivities" and requests that we not use air freshener in the washroom.

by No replies yet...reply 48308/04/2013
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