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Re: [Berkeley-Polyamory] Update on Polyamorous Saturnalia Party: Dec 22: Berkeley, California

From: Yosef
Sent on: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:41 PM
Do you still need hand to help with set-up? i worked at a party house so Im really good at these kind of things. Let me know.

From: Dave Doleshal <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, December 19,[masked]:33 PM
Subject: [Berkeley-Polyamory] Update on Polyamorous Saturnalia Party: Dec 22: Berkeley, California

Hello Folks,
This is (probably) the final update on the Polyamorous Saturnalia Party, happening Dec 22, (Saturday evening) in Berkeley, California, 7 PM to 10:30 PM.
We have confirmation from both our MALE exotic/erotic dancer AND our Female exotic/erotic dancer. (This costs bucks to make happen, so please contribute generously when donations are requested, and tip graciously as well).
We are definitely over quota for single males at this event. (Sorry guys). However, we still have plenty of room for all single females, couples, triples, quadrapedalists, pentathons and all other configurations. (Please note that gay male couples are counted just like any other couple, not as two single males).
    The traditional Winter Solstice Cake is under construction at this very moment. However, we still have need of a female volunteer to play to role of the Goddess Ariadne, who traditionally brings out the cake. Ariadne wears the crown of burning candles on her head as she carries in the cake. She is supposed to have an aura of the goddess, and must possess sufficient poise, grace, and sobriety to carry the cake down the hall while wearing the firey headress, without setting herself or the premises on fire. (Note that she does NOT carry the cake on her head. She merely wears the headgear that contains the ring of burning candles on her head. Evidently one of my earlier emails created some confusion on this matter). Being the strict traditionalists that we are here at the house of perpetual commotion, it is vital we secure an authentic female for this ceremonial role. (Else we'll have to bootleg one this year).
   We do still plan to have the traditional feast of roast reindeer again this year for those wishing to partake. (We have already dispatched the hunters to various local parks, woods and grocery stores. We'll see what they come up with this year).
  We do still plan on having the traditional "annointing with antlers" ceremony for the men who wish to participate in affirming their committment to polyamory in this fashion. We have one full set of authentic reindeer antlers, but someone seems to have absconded with half of the smaller pair of antlers. Be good to have both sets available. Any one out there willing to donate a second pair of reindeer antlers to the cause?
See ya all on Dec 22!!

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This is to announce that the 9th annual Polyamorous SATURNALIA Party will be
happening SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, in Berkeley, California, beginning at 7 PM,
going until 10:30 PM.
(Party officially ends at 10:30 PM, with permission to stay after 10:30 PM being
granted on a limited and invitation-only basis).
RSVP to [address removed]
As you all probably know by now, Saturnalia was the outrageous festival of
exhuberance, joyousness, generousity and free-wheeling non-monogamous debauchery
that was celebrated throughout the Greco-Roman world. Saturnalia was the late
December festival, centered upon the winter solstice, and intended to
commemorate Saturnia Regna, the mythical utopian era when all people enjoyed
freedom, equality, peace, abundance and were naturally generous, and in which
men were not
possessive about the sexuality of their women.
Of course, eventually in the 4th century or so, those puritanical,
control-freaking Catholic Church leaders got a hold of the celebration, and
don't you know people like that were just bound to fuck it up. They converted
what had been all about removing all the restrictions of daily existence, one of
the wildest and most outrageous celebrations ever - including very free
expression of sexual and romantic sentiments - and squashed it all into the
sedate namby-pamby, Brady Bunch celebration nowadays referred to a Christmas and
New Years.
But we aren't gonna let a little thing like the Church stop us from
celebrating Saturnalia in the good old fashion way, are we?
In fine Saturnalia tradition, we shall be serving roast reindeer. (We shall
also be having our annual polyamorous "anatomically-correct snow person
contest," assuming the weather cooperatives.
We plan to have at least two, (and possibly more) professional exotic-
erotic dancers. This time we have comfirmation from one of the MALE exotic
dancers, (same fellow who did such a great job last month) and are still trying
to nail down the arrangment for at least one female exotic dancers.
. We are anticipating another annual visit from the goddess Ariadne again this
and will have our standard "crowning with antlers ceremony" for those who care
to participate.
We will need to see valid PHOTO ID for ALL PERSONS who attend, especially
those who are attending for the first time, and especially single males and
those not personally known by me. Sorry to have to do this, but is it a security
measure insisted upon by my lawyer. We need the ID for everybody, not the same
lame excuse we heard last month about how you forgot it, showed it to me last
month, or figured the rule didn't apply to you.

We need 2 more people to help with set-up for a couple hours before the
party, roughly 4 PM to 6:30 on Saturday.

We are also having to limit the number of single males. We have been doing
this for a while, but we are now going to be enforcing this policy more
strictly.(Sorry guys). This does NOT mean there will be no single males allowed,
just that the number of them will be limited. (Note that the term "single
male" is here defined as a male who arrives without the company of a female. The
fact that he may have four wives back in Utah or/and several girlfriends does
not enter into the discussion. Note that a gay couple is considered a COUPLE
another other, not two single men, etc).
This is NOT a kid-friendly event. No one under 18 years of age will be
permitted. It will not be a g-rated event, at least not after 8:30 PM. This does
not necessarily mean it will degenerate into a wild orgy, merely that there is
no guarantee of a g-rating after 8:30 PM.

The event is guaranteed G-rated until 8:30 PM.
Approx 8:30 PM, delivery of the traditional winter solstice cake by the
goddess Adriadne.
8:45 PM: This will be followed by the "bestowing of the reindeer antlers"
ceremony for those wishing to make a traditional vow of non-possessiveness in
their future activities related to love and romance.
Exotic/erotic dancers go on at about 9 PM.

We shall have another structured "puppy pile" this time, beginning at 10:15
PM. This is safe and g-rated activity, and participation is strictly on a
voluntary basis only.
Specific location and other relevant information will be given to those who
RSVP to: [address removed]
Hope to see Yah'all on DEC 22!!

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