Thomas

Thomas

First Gathering: Wisconsin 2005 Can be found at: Casual Encounters I come to Rainbow Gatherings for a number of different reasons. In my youth Rainbow Gatherings were a place of healing and recharging. It’s still that way for me today, though now it’s a lot more work. One thing I particularly appreciate is that here …

Casual Encounters

Casual Encounters

Known for its fantastic breakfasts and brunches, Casual Encounters is a morning favorite among many gatherers. The core group first hooked up in 2011, when a bunch of people were looking for a ride share to the Washington gathering via Craigslist. That first year they were just a group of friends camping together, but by …

Wanna Burn

Wanna Burn

At the Montana gathering in 2013, a couple of fire spinning folks noticed that there were a lot of unsafe fire practices going on and decided that the best way to address the issue was to make a fire performance kitchen. As a result, Rhythm and Beth Many Hats started Wanna Burn at the Utah …

Pat

Pat

  Has been with the Ovens since the Ithaca regional in 2001. Favorite hangout: the Ovens, of course! “We [at the Ovens] put in an incredible amount of work. Sometimes I think that all the money we spend—all the main crew—we could just take a cruise for two weeks and someone else would do the …

Meir

Meir

Has been attending gatherings off and on for 15 years. Favorite hangouts: Wherever the good vibes are “Rainbow is my biggest teacher.” “I believe this is the way we really are supposed to live. City life doesn’t feel to me like real life.” “One of many things I love is the fact that there are …

The Belly Buttons of Rainbow

The Belly Buttons of Rainbow

The purpose of the Kitchens of Rainbow was originally to help very disparate sections of Rainbow get to know a little more about each other, to give voice to the heartsongs of folks rarely asked. Even at Rainbow it can be easy to gravitate only towards the people you vibe with and see those who …

Tiana

Tiana

Has been attending gatherings off and on since 1999 Favorite hangout: Kiddie Village “The kids got us here but it’s the family and the love that keeps me here.” What makes you keep coming back to Rainbow Gatherings? “It’s mainly the love that I feel the whole gathering through. That, and the prayer for peace …

Phoenix

Phoenix

Age: 10 Number of Gatherings: 8 as of Oregon 2017 (including one in utero) Favorite Hangout: Kiddie Village “I like Rainbow because of the vibes and the fact that you can get away from devices. And you can be free and peaceful.” “I don’t have anything here that’s the most fun because it’s all fun. …