There are douche bags everywhere. Some might be at the same event you attended. That doesn't mean everyone at the event or the event shares the same mindset. Classic knee jerk armchair criticism. But why be eloquent when you can be reactionary? Why see it as an incredibly rare event that many different ages, races and social classes to come together for two days no matter how stupid and offensive a portion of them are? It's easier just to lump it into one pot and wonder why it tastes shitty.
I guess all the Minorities involved in The Drive Invasion and the day to day operation of The Starlight are invisible to this guy. I know my black friend set up in the front row must have been. I remember showing BLAZING SADDLES this year. If that's not a discussion on race I don't know what is. I guess he wasn't there the year we had Rudy Ray Moore at the festival and showed two of his movies. Knowing Mr. Moore, he would be pissed he wasn't black enough to count.
What gets me is not that he pointed out out the few racist shitheads that may have been there, it's that he consistently calls the event racist. Just because one of those dicks is in Kroger buying Milk doesn't make the Grocery Store a Bigot or the Frozen Pizzas a Nazi.
Here's some of last years moaning:
Guess what... A swastika or SS tattoo is moronic. Last time I looked it wasn't illegal - just in bad taste, ignorant and childish.
I also get the feeling that the "All these Tattoos" mindset is bordering on judgmental and classist as well. It's not anyone else's business and the individual's right to self expression. If I had the right to control who could and could not come to the Event by the way they looked then there wouldn't have been anyone in MANDALS.
This is not the case and I saw Man Feet for 2 days.