Alice, the nice lady who comes to the house to keep us from perishing in our own filth overheard me talking with Son Matt about upcoming topics, including a possible Full Moon Ride.
She asked if I had ever heard of the Full Moon Drum Circle at the Lake Worth Municipal Beach.
I’d never ever heard of a Drum Circle, whatever that is
The Internet is your friend
Within moments, I found a Yahoo Group that says a Drum Circle is going to happen tonight, Aug. 5, from 8 PM to midnight.
From the Lake Worth Drum Circle Announcement
Title: Palm Beach County Full Moon Drum Circle – Lake Worth
When: Wednesday August 5, 2009 from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Location: Lake Worth Municipal Beach: take Lake Ave. eastward, cross A1A, enter Barton Park, follow the road around to the back of the park, we’re just north of the Lake Worth Ocean Pier on the beach. In case of rain or wind, we move under the big picnic shelter you pass on your left on the way in.
Notes: This is the original Palm Beach County Full Moon Drum Circle; it’s been going on for over a decade. Please join this monthly gathering of our ‘conscious tribe’ – 150+ folks celebrating personal growth, love, consciousness, radiance, expression, creativity, freedom, community, peace, & bliss! Tune in, connect, let the rhythm move you. Enjoy this community-building tradition!
HELD ON THE FULL MOON NIGHT OF EVERY MONTH
Free (except for parking meters)
(a) The park officially closes at midnight, but that’s loosely enforced. When the police car announces that the park is closed, please pack up & leave quickly, so that we continue to be welcome there.
(b) Remember, it can be chilly and/or windy on the beach during the cooler months – dress accordingly.
(c) The rules of Lake Worth prohibit alcohol or drug use or possession on the beach or in the park. For the good of the drumming/dancing community please don’t jeopardize our use of this unique location.
(d) To maintain the mutually-respectful, harmonious, community spirit of this drum circle:
- please drum close to the other drummers
- listen to & cooperate with what others are playing don’t use the drum circle to show off, grandstand, or solo
- stop drumming when the bulk of the group stops
- allow a minute of silence between rhythms
- if you start a new rhythm, make sure it’s significantly different from what’s already been played that night
- be aware that it’s not necessary to fill up every space in the rhythm with sound – the empty spaces create the ‘personality’
- only play big drums or penetrating instruments (cow bells, etc.) if you have a good sense of rhythm, persistence enough to keep your part going thru the whole rhythm, & don’t have a tendency to drag the beat
- listen quietly during group announcements
- keep your announcements on topic – only drumming or dancing related events
- respect the traditions & leadership of the group
- look out for the welfare of the group & the event
The Lake Worth Drum Circle thing sounds like fun
It’s on my normal evening ride route, so I’ll show up tonight and report back with pictures before next month’s Full Moon.