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Break the Code of Silence: What Happened at Metapoeisis?

There was a lot of controversy largely through this forum leading up to City Repair's boycotted, canceled, and then revived festival metapoeisis. I've read several posts here and elsewhere asking those that attended to report on what actually happened, however silence has been the response. It has been a month since the festival occurred near Mosier, so give it up: what happened?
There was a lot of controversy largely through this forum leading up to City Repair's boycotted, canceled, and then revived festival metapoeisis. I've read several posts here and elsewhere asking those that attended to report on what actually happened, however silence has been the response. It has been a month since the festival occurred near Mosier, so give it up: what happened?

How many people attended? Was it worth it? How has this affected morale surrounding City Repair? Did you boycott or go? Why?

C'mon y'all! Be honest! Speak up!
yeah, dish the dirt! 04.Sep.2006 18:01

just kidding

er, who cares

this sounds like an attempt to stir up more conflict

it was a big silly party, people argued about it, maybe somebody went, maybe nobody showed up, it's over

ya 05.Sep.2006 08:42

maybe

some went and ya maybe some didn't but how was the area left after all was said and done or was it just another ........ party

My opinion 05.Sep.2006 12:21

Ant

So am a part of the Mosier Comm. that took issue with the event. The following is my opinion and does not speak for everyone involved. I would estimate that about 350 people were at the event. Supposedly, there were 2 small fires that started but were quickly put out before they could grow. I was definitly dissipointed by the event and a large percentage of the people who came out.

The event, because there was not a single workshop on ECO anything. The workshops were things like "Who are the Indigo People, and Why are They Here" and "OMMing in the Dome". I lead a hike to a lookout and talked a bit about the ecosystem and geology of the area but only 2 people came.
The was also a large amount of people who had no idea what had went on and were definitly there for a huge rave like party. Some folks were very understanding of the situation, but others would make excuses constantly like, "But at least people are becoming enlightened here." Which I don't believe was happening.

Anyways, It took a few weeks to clean up and I thought it looked clean as far as trash and materials. VERY MINIMAL RESTORATION HAS HAPPENED. Both Oracle and City Repair have committed to a long and complete reparations of the area, but so far I haven't seen even a waterbar. I know they have lost lots of money and energy from this, so I don't expect them to have things done so quickly. I just hope they stay committed to their plan.

I personally would like to see City Repair have small 50 - 200 people gatherings focused purely on Community and Restoration events out in Mosier. Now that the infrastructure is there Smaller gathering could really work. Workshops are the Key, Music is great but its NOT about the music.
PEACE ANT

Good Idea, City Repair! 06.Sep.2006 19:59

on the calendar?

Yes, City Repair, since you made the verbal commitment, why haven't you scheduled a restoration workparty for the site? You've got lots of other gigs going on, but don't you need to clean up your messes first before you go on to make others?