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. …

Noah

Noah

Age: 14 Number of Gatherings: 7 as of Oregon 2017 (including one in utero) Favorite Hangout: Info Would you come to Rainbow if your family wasn’t coming? “Totally! If I had the means to drive to it, I totally would. Every year I get surprisingly hyped for the gathering. I like the culture, the way …

Montana Mud

Montana Mud

Montana Mud was began around the year 1988 when its founder, Jimbo, really needed a caffeine fix but couldn’t find anything strong enough to kick his caffeine headache. He was an alcoholic wanting to kick the booze, so was drinking way too much caffeine. So much so that he’d get headaches if he didn’t get …

Kiddie Village

Kiddie Village

Kiddie Village, first known as Kiddie City, made its first appearance in Rainbow at the New Mexico Gathering in 1977. Feather and Wavy Gravy were the main focalizers that first year, though in the following years many different people would take it on (like Swami Mommy in 1979). These folks would generally become focalizers for …

Shut Up and Eat It

Shut Up and Eat It

Shut Up and Eat It was born at the Ocala gathering right before the West Virginia national in 2005. It began when a group of kids got together to provide support for a brother with spina bifida, but eventually turned into a full scale kitchen because “everyone here who’s doing anything awesome has a kitchen.” …

What Time Is It? It’s Tea Time!

What Time Is It? It’s Tea Time!

Tea Time first arrived on the scene at the 1986 Pennsylvania gathering when Rick, Roger, Nothin’ Fancy Dave, Major Tom, King George and Sunny got together to make a tea kitchen. It was just a small, intimate affair back then, and it wasn’t until the subsequent North Carolina gathering that it got its name as …

Instant Soup

Instant Soup

“The Attitude Is Gratitude” Back in 1995, three friends–Summer, Magic, and Rich In Spirit–were sitting together on a hill at the  New Mexico Gathering musing over their future contributions to Rainbow. Up until then they’d been what Rich terms “lazy hippies”–not working much but rather going around the gathering with packages of Ramen noodles and …