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jamie posted a video showing what Descend on Bend looks like. FYI.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79fr8050b3Q
Well that looks like....a lot of swirling humanity. Nice for those who enjoy that sort of thing.

The Dire Wolfess
Lots of people! I'll tell my daughter about it.
Nice thing about such events is you can stay until you don't want to anymore. :-)

RIght now I'm in the Organ Mountains national monument (NM). I thought there were no other people around me but with binos I found an SUV camper about a mile away. Feeds my spirit right now.
(10-06-2018, 11:03 AM)Moxadox Wrote: [ -> ]Well that looks like....a lot of swirling humanity.  Nice for those who enjoy that sort of thing.
My stomach was getting slightly acidic, looking at all the people. I am beginning to wonder how many people will show up for the caravans. Bob posted the video today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOwoX2hKqok
I'm seriously wondering how much I'll like being at the RTR for the same reason. I'm definitely a loner/introvert type of person. But I'll go give it a try.
I'm an extroverted introvert which is confusing enough, but I find these events conflicting for me.  

I can appreciate most folks for a limited time.  (1-3 hours.)  I'd go to see if there are any like-minded folks to connect with and to satisfy the social part of me that enjoys people.  But, just like my tastes, beliefs and interests aren't in line with many other people's (I'll even say most), there are certain aspects about other people that I just have absolutely no interest in and/or can't relate to, especially in a large group setting.  Combine that with being where people are on top of each other like this... I'd likely be gone in two or three hours.  As for sitting there watching people sing on a stage?  That's torture for me.  I wouldn't even go to my favorite singer's concert if I was given a free VIP ticket.  

I can understand an initial welcome speech with announcements and a schedule for people to refer to throughout their time there, but to sit and listen to singers and lecturers, etc., that's not for me.  I'd have fun roaming around meeting random people and seeing their vehicles though.  If I didn't feel like it was the place for me, I'd just quietly slip out and drive off.
One good thing for an extrovert-introvert, Jack, is that people may be able to hook up with like-minded people to serve as traveling companions. From what I've seen, this usually means 2 or 3 other vehicles, rather than a large group. In your case, you would probably like to find companions with similar beliefs. Ya never know.
(10-06-2018, 11:42 AM)travelaround Wrote: [ -> ]I'm seriously wondering how much I'll like being at the RTR for the same reason.

The RTR is geographically huge and one can camp at or beyond the outskirts where other people are so far away they look like ants.  The only downside would be a longer walk to see other folks, rigs, and the stuff at main camp.

One can also move day to day to adjust to growing/changing crowds.  No rules about staying put or staying the whole time!  Seeing so many rigs and likeminded folks is really valuable.

Jamie's gatherings tend to have more of a party atmosphere, so I wouldn't draw any hard conclusions from the video.
(10-06-2018, 02:30 PM)frater secessus Wrote: [ -> ]Jamie's gatherings tend to have more of a party atmosphere, so I wouldn't draw any hard conclusions from the video.
Descend on Bend has been an ongoing event for several years. Jamie just happened to be there and filmed part of it. Of course, life does seem to be a party to him too, LOL. I'm sure his van build will be a big party. People need to be prepared for everything they may encounter!
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