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Update on Polyamorous Summer Solstice Party: June 22: Berkeley

From: Dave D.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:29 AM

This is (probably) the final update on the Polyamorous Summer Solstice party, happening in Berkeley, California, on SATURDAY, JUN 22, 6:30 - 10:30 PM. (Permission to stay after 10:30 Pm is granted on a selective, permission-only basis).

Summer Solstice is a celebration of the brightest, sunniest day of the year, traditionally celebrated with themes of joyous exuberance, FUN, debauchery, "excess most wretched," FUN and the transcendence of socially and self-imposed limitations. Sounds like a good excuse to have a polyamorous party if ever there was one, yes?



We will need to see valid Photo Id from all people who attend.

WE ARE OVERQUOTA FOR SINGLE MALES AT THIS EVENT. WE Must severely limit the number of single males! This does not mean that no single males will be allowed, only that we will be limiting the number. Priority will be given to those who attend in the company of one or more females, with single males permitted on a space-available basis. A single male is a male who shows up in the absence of female. (The fact that he may have four wives and seven girlfriends at home does NOT enter into the discussion) . [Given the number of single males last time who did things like RVSP as a couple but showed up alone, RVSP pretending to be a female but were actually male, etc., or otherwise violated the rules, this policy will be much more STRICTLY enforced from now on]. Gay couples are counted just like any other couple, not as two single men.

We still have no confirmation for any exotic erotic dancers. We generally have at least one male and one female, but so far, no confirmation from any of them).

We have traditionally had our female exotic-erotic dancer doing the infamous "dance of the seven viels," which includes the eventual removal of ALL seven veils, (including veils #5, #6, and #7). We've got all seven veils, but no one to wear, dance, and remove them. Any qualified volunteers?

(The dance of the seven veils was, according to SOME traditions, the scandalously erotic dance performed by Princess Salome in Jerusalem about 32 AD in front of King Herod, which resulted in John the Baptist loosing his head. The celebration/ commemoration of St John's life, career, and unfortuate demise has historically happened on the Summer Solstice, thus the association of this dance with Summer Solstice. However, it is also alleged that the dance of the seven veils has much more ancient roots, being associated with the great and highly non-monogamous goddess of love, feminine beauty and unrestrained female sexuality, Venus/Aphrodite, aka Astarte, Innana, etc. It is thus also very appropriate for a polyamorous celebration, expecially one happening on the Summer Solstice). Always eager to make common cause with our Christian Brethern, famous for their unflagging support of universal, non-possessive love, so this is our annual attempt to appease them with a ceremony with a good solid Christian theme. We sincerely hope they will appreciate the gesture).

We have shortage of Bluestar flowers for the Kireseth/Summer Solstice ceremony. Usually we have a surplus growing in the yard to draw from, but 3 days ago some kind of misguided overexuberant gardener seems to have removed them. Anybody got a good batch growing in their yard we can use?

(These blue-star flowers/Kireseth flowers are alleged to possess aphrodisiac properties of a particularly polyamorous nature when dissolved in a small quantity of wine, and/or when the pollen is inhaled directly). We shall be conducting a highly scientific test of these claims at this event. Participation is on a strictly voluntary basis).

We are making preparations for the traditional Summer Solstice Cake, but it should be ready by Saturday night.

The structured "puppy pile" still scheduled for 10:15 PM
PRIME DIRECTIVE #1:: Participation in ALL activities are strictly on a voluntary basis. (NO PUSHINESS ALLOWED!)
PRIME DIRECTIVE #2:: Anyone acting like an asshole will be unceremoniously ejected.


Because of the chronic piss-poor luck we'd getting volunteers to show up to help with setup for 2 hours on Saturday, roughly 4-6 PM, we have finally abandoned all hope of getting volunteers for this task, and are instead trying to hire a paid crew to handle the task.


We are requesting a clean-up donation of $6 per person from all attendees, with the amount to go towards hiring a professional crew to do what is necessary for set up and clean after the party.

[This means RVSP to THIS email address. Pressing a button or clicking on a MEETUP group, making a FETLIFE comment or telling your brother-in-law you "might want to go" to go ain't going to cut it. You actually have to RSVP to the email address provided.


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See you on June 22: (SATURDAY) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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