If the Jamband Culture is leading people (or at least some people) to a tribal (or more tribal) lifestyle, then I’m all applause.

The point I have to make is simply that getting together to have a good time is wonderful, but this IN ITSELF doesn’t make people a tribe. I have to make it clear that FEELING TRIBAL isn’t what I’m talking about, the same way that joining a commune isn’t what I’m talking about.

I’m constantly having to do this–having to articulate what I’m NOT saying—I’m NOT saying people should become vegans, I’m NOT saying that starvation is the cure for overpopulation, I’m NOT saying we should go back to living in caves, I’m NOT saying that Leavers are Good and Takers are Evil, and so on.

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updated: 02 Jun 2002