Spokane Sub-culture and possible experiment...
by, 07-Jul-2012 at 08:05 (437 Views)
I have lived in many places and likewise seen many things. I have lived in Spokane, Wa. for nearly a year now and have found it surprisingly easy to get by as an AB.
I am Wiccan, there are a few groups that operate in the area and despite the religion, I found that most of the pagan community here is very conservative. Which is a major change from what I'm used too.
So at this point I would consider things to be at a 2/2 but the last is just killer to me ><
The "rave" scene is basically completely underground, there aren't even any clubs that come close. I could care less about the drug scene most associated with raves....but seriously not even a club here, it's sad.
So this got me to thinking. In a city that is secretly trying to have fun, what would happen if a small group of people got together purely just to walk though downtown. Dressed in the extremes of their sub-culture, would it pique peoples interest. Which brings me to a new goal of mine.
I plan on starting an anual event for people of different sub-cultures to walk the streets of downtown Spokane for a couple hours, get food, socialize, and hopefully raise awareness. For me as an AB due to my work, I wouldn't run around in just a diaper. I would definitely be padded but would probably be in my rave clothes, being a cyber I think it would be most interesting to see peoples reactions. So, a video camera is a must - Not only will I be able to see peoples reactions but with it on youtube I imagine I can make the event grow into a sort of festival. Perhaps and maybe just perhaps get some good media coverage.
Knowing what I do about the human psyche in regards to social endeavors, I know that most people are willing to participate so long as someone else starts it. I also think communication is the key to everything. So by starting a gathering like this (probably annually) My hope is that people will learn that these sub-cultures that are around them aren't all evil and are usually a means of relieving stress.
I don't know, I just came up with the idea today. It is still in the very very early stages, but hopefully this will evolve into something that will raise awareness and acceptance.
Note: I call myself a Cyber, this is generalized term for Cyber Goth. I don't really think "Goth" is all that appropriate for most in this particular sub-culture, but it stuck. If you want to see a good example of the Cyber Goth community I would check out Eisenfunk - Pong or Techno Viking vs Pentafunk Jenny GodlessAngel 1080HD - YouTube