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Posted:Rainbow Serpent Festival This is one of Australia's best outdoor psytrance-focussed annual events.. Located 2.5 hrs from Melbourne, this party spans 3 days of natural beauty, amazing interaction and a perfect harmony between technology, people and mother earth. Love it!

Okay, who's going?

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DreamTime Story of the Rainbow Serpent:

"In the beginning of the world was the dreamtime. Nothing moved and nothing grew. All the spirits of the animals lay in the earth, sleeping. Everything was still and quiet. One day, the rainbow serpent awoke in her cave deep under the earth. She pushed her way out of the earth and began to travel over the land, pushing rocks out of her way and leaving deep valleys where her body passed by.

She traveled over all the land, pushing up the mountains and creating deep valleys and even large craters when she turned in circles. After many days she became tired of being alone and called out to the animals to wake up and join her on the land. The frogs heard her call but were sleepy and slow to join her. The rainbow serpent reached under the earth with her forked tongue and tickled the frogs under their chins. The frogs laughed so loudly that all the other animal spirits came out to see what was going on. The water in the frogs’ stomachs spilled out over the land, filling the valleys and craters the mother spirit had made, forming the lakes, the rivers and the oceans.

The kookaburra heard the laugh of the frogs and tried to imitate it. All he could manage was a very loud and raucous “Goo-gee-gaar-gaar.” It was so loud that it woke up the sun who rose in to the sky to see what the fuss was about.

So the kookaburra created the first day and has greeted the sun every day since then. The rainbow serpent gathered all the animals together and gave them their homes. The kangaroos and emus would live on the plains. The reptiles and snakes would live in the rocks and the birds would live in the trees and travel through the air.

Most animal tribes lived happily and followed the laws the mother had made.They were simple laws and gave everyone the right to hunt and gather food, to be free from enemies and to raise their children in safety. Some animals would not obey the laws and the mother was very angry with them.

She gathered the animals together and called out to the lawbreakers. The Bunyip, who hunted the young of the other tribes, she turned into a water-spirit who would always live alone in gloomy waterways and billabongs. He lives there to this day, hunting the young of people and animals in his watery grave. The other lawbreakers she turned into large rocks.

They stand there even today as a reminder of what happens to those who break the mother’s laws. Finally, the mother changed the tribes into people. To each tribe, she gave a totem animal. The animal she had made them from. She told them that they were not to eat the animal from which they are descended. In memory of where they came from, the kangaroo tribe will not eat kangaroo meat and the snake tribe will not eat their brother snakes.

So, everyone came to live on the land as many different tribes and the rainbow serpent slid back into her cave. She sleeps there today, waiting for the end of the rule of spirit Time so that she may emerge from the earth to create the new dreaming,where all will be one again."


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bender
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Posted:meow!
(that's cat tongue for 'OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG-ICANTWAIT-OMGOMGOMGOMG')
definitely the highlight of the bushdoof year for this little cat.
meow!
apparently they have 'soul capoeira' on show next year.
i have absolutely no idea what that is.

um there's a competition to get free tickets and airfare to the the festival from www.12am.com.au if you is interested!
then you can come and watch as i fail to find 'net people at the event!

meow!


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Posted:Bender - That comp has actually been closed and drawn.

I didn't win, neither did you.

But early bird tix are available (limited number) for $70, otherwise you're looking at $100.

We simply must have a meetup bender! C'mon - we can't be the only eastern seaboard doofers on this forum...


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Katinca
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Location: Adelaide - South Australia
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Posted:Secret talks of the idea of having a HOP meet up at 2004 rainbow serpant are a happening over this side of the world. I know 4 people who are aiming to be there, in-cog-neat-o with fake moustaches.

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bender
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Posted:meow!
i'm beginning to like dressing (up?) as a cat at doofs.
there were about 4 at the eclipse fest!
i'm thinking a good meeting spot is somewhere with cover fromthe rain sos that we can all sit n chat n compare conjoined foetuses.
and meowing. lots of meowing.


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Posted:bump

now that I have NYE out of my system, I'm really very much looking forward to this event!

My crew are actually gonna do the renegade thing this year - save us from the doom that is Jet More.


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Posted:jet more?
yes.

yes i am confused too.


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fireart
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Location: Melbourne
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Posted:Whats the go with fire at Rainbow Serpent?

Will there be an area for us to boogie con feugo?


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Katinca
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Location: Adelaide - South Australia
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Posted:hmmm fire *grumble*

Last year, there was open fire twirling for an hour. That was it. That was all we got to do. It was very annoying.

At the sametime it was very cool, seeing loads of really good Aus twirling all light up at once, and going hard because we only had an hour. I asked the fire-guys if that was it, and they were pretty admimint (sp?) about us only being about to twirl for an hour. It was really crap.

But it might be different this year, still way worth going. There are a stack of great twirlers there, and the fire performers hired by the Green Art guys, are lush to watch.

It's going to be the first RSF that Josh and I have missed in 3 years I think, which is a bit sad. It's one party that I look forward to all year.

Even it you only get to fire twirl for an hour, it is well worth it, and it is well worth to watch because people put on their best and go hard in that hour.


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bender
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Posted:/lights up a pretend staff in the air for Kat+Josh, our missing AU krew members.
look see? no dangerous flames when it's all makebelieve! just like my sense of personal hygeine...
/whistles to self


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Zoltar
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Posted:I believe I shall be in attendance

So much fire, so little body hair...

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Posted:how about a meetup then?

How does 4pm Saturday at the Market Stage, around the left hand speaker sound?


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Posted:Gard, I wish I could afford to be there

*closes eyes & starts wishing*

next year, next year, next year...


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bender
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Posted:/scribbles time and place down and tries not to wash hands for a week.
wanna shake my hand?

to people who haven't yet bought tickets, there's a real nice psy CD free with your ticket purchase from certain stockists.
yum yum!

- edit -
hmm will have to be somewhere at 6pm too!

Workshops times

Friday Evening Workshops
6pm Sivananda Yoga
8pm Musical Recipes for Bliss and Euphoria

Saturday Workshops
9am Reiki attunements
10am Peace Empowerment & Violet Flame
11.30am Chi Gung Heart of the Universe Practice
12 noon Labyrith Creation
1pm Musical Recipes for Bliss and Euphoria
4pm Self Expression through Dance Express yourself through Colour
6pm Capoeira
8pm Sivananda Yoga

Sunday Workshops
8am Shaolin Chi Kung Traditional 28 Form His Sui Jing
9am Reiki Attunments
10am Shaolin Chi Kung Traditional 18 Form Yi Jin Jing
11am Meditation and Visualisation
12noon 5 Bodies of Conciousness
2pm From the Cradle to the Grave
3pm Lotus Creation
4pm Capoeira
6pm Sivananda Yoga

[ 20. January 2003, 07:28: Message edited by: bender ]


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Posted:cool bender.

I should have said the day too. How does 4pm SATURDAY at the Market Stage sound to you?


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Posted:I'd like to meetup, but I usually get, err, ummm, a little to distracted and usually forget.

Will tie string on finger



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Posted:which city do you need a lift from? Sorry that I can't help you (have a very full car travelling from Sydney), but if you're looking for a ride from Melbourne I beleive there is a Sandal Grrove Tour bus thingy being organised.

Go to the Rainbow Serpent website and click on the Travel tab - that should give you some options.

best of luck!


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Posted:Christoph, mate what day are you leaving on?!?
do you need fire fuel?
what's the time?


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Stone
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Posted:It’s been a struggle this year, but I should make it on Sat Looking forward to (watching) the Capoeira workshops and some of the professional fire performers.

And hey, as far as tips go, don’t park ya car on the dance floor
Bring glow toys as Total Fire Bans will probably be in-force. Take a radio as they will be broadcasting live. Have fun

Catch ya


Still didn’t get there Grrrrrrrr you wouldn’t believe how many people ley me down over this one. Hope everyone had a great time. Bit hot, hey

[ 26. January 2003, 12:40: Message edited by: Stone ]


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Posted:Ant and i are planning a bit of a trip down to Melb for Jan... and possibly Rainbow Serpent Fest! YEWYEWYEEEEEEWWWWW!*:. i'm just a little bit exitabubble!!! ubbrollsmile

Zoltar, when i was about 3yrs old we had a duck names Zoltar... i was scared it would eat my head. it was possibly bigger than i was at the time... and very VERY scary...

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bender
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Posted:RSF Festival 2009 will be held on Jane 23-26 (Australia day)
Site will remain the same as last year (10 min drive from Beaufort, VIC)

first round tix sold out waaay fast:
Quote:First Round Early Bird Tickets Sold Out!

Wow ... is about all we can say! Even with an increase in the allocation of first round tickets the demand was so high they sold out in under an hour!!

Second round early bird tickets have been on sale through the website for $125 + BF. We recommend you don't leave it too long before you try to grab these as they are also very close to selling out.

The full range of ticket prices for 2009 looks like this:

1st Round EB: $100 + BF (available to mailing list members only - SOLD OUT)

2nd Round EB: $125 + BF (almost sold out)

3rd Round EB: $150 + BF

General Presale: $175 + BF

On The Gate: $200

Performers' theme this year is the number 12.

official website:
http://www.rainbowserpent.net/
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55 page discussion of RSF 2009 fest with announcements:
http://www.oztrance.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7722&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
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hanging out with yourself n ant if possible would be yayness!


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Posted:I wants to go to this so much!! But it is just before the Circus fest so frown no moneys to get there.

Have fun guys!!


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bender
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Posted:Totally the most fun of all the large scale doofs in VIC. The setup thsi year was the best i've seen yet.
speaker stacks pointing away from camping, lush decor covering such a huge area, excellent lighting at night, particularly at the market during ott's set.
camped with great mates and got alot out of a very social rainbow serpent.

Muscial Highights for me were COSM, Sun Control, Eat Static, Son Kite & Eegor!

some photos from this year:

Main Stage

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Market Stage

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Chill Stage

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Market Area

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More Photos to come in my Rainbow Serpent 2008 Gallery


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Posted:MEOW!!!!! grin

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Katinca
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Location: Adelaide - South Australia
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Posted:Hey Hey,

Josh and I will be there next year (hopefully)...

Haven't been for a good number of years now, not since it first moved to the new site (Personally I loved the old site :)).

However, we haven't been for a while, and there's a lot of friends going so it will be nice to catch up...

ALthough must say looking forward to .. www.tribeadelic.com/

LOOK whos playig OMG OMG Woot!

Sorry about the thread high jack there, but I was very excited about NYE.


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bender
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Posted:yes tribe will rock the house. it's gunna be hotter than hell tho. can you imagine fisting the air kinzadza or FreQ in 45 degree weather?!
big respects to you guys for even considering the interstate trek for both parties. I will have a cold brew for u both if i remember to get ice and am wearing pants.
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