Lightning greets us as we roll into Alabama, boiling out of ferocious thunder-storms that swept across the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. By the time our rented Chevrolet climbs the last dusty forest road into the Talladega National Forest, the heat and humidity are smothering the northeast corner of the state like a soggy blanket. But that's not what is bothering Robbie Gordon. What's bugging Robbie is that we haven't seen any Rainbows.
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Unlike most gatherings held in Europe and other countries, where there is only one central kitchen, the American annual has many kitchens feeding the Family, each with its own traditions and culture. Many of them send food to the Dinner Circle in the main meadow every evening, and almost all of them serve in their own camps the rest of the day. All places are described with third person pronouns by a person who is not normally a worker or resident in the place described. Input from insiders is still welcomed. This is a work in progress. If you know more about any of these places, or see any errors, go to this page and write in the submission window.
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The rainbow family is an expression of Utopian impulse with an added touch of bohemianism and hippie culture, which refer to mainstream society as Babylon and consciously express an alternative to consumerism, capitalism, and mass media. These gatherings happen annually all over the world, and have proven a durable phenomenon. Age: The Dark Side of the Rainbow Gathering. Started in the late s as an outgrowth of the antiwar and hippy movements, the Rainbow Family of Living Light describes itself as" the largest best.
I sit in my car watching the boxcars roll past, thinking how easy it would be to hop on and let the rails carry me away into the distance. I finally find a McDonalds, which I know at least has wi-fi. Anything helps. They both look pretty old and very homeless. The man must be at least 60, the woman