1999 Pennsylvania Rainbow Gathering Photo Page 18Photos from Seed Camp Journal: Notes from the 1999 Pennsylvania Rainbow Gathering
"I think in March the government and business decided to downplay Y2K," he says. "But, the same problem is going to be there. Only now, no one will be prepared for it."
Working with a cavernous U-Haul truck and a cel phone, Nick was able to conjure up cases and cases of food just before they were to be thrown in the dumpster. He made deliveries every few days throughout Seed Camp. Each time, he had to venture through the A-Camp gauntlet on FS Road 161 before arriving at the supply depot. Disgusted by the threats, the brutality and the general sleaziness of the A-Camp scene and physically unable to walk into the main part of the Gathering to see what else was happening, Nick quickly became disillusioned.
He vented his frustration by posting long, scathing reports to the Rainbow newsgroup. Confusing the usual A-Camp chaos with the rest of the Gathering, he became a regular source of misinformation. He relied on his first impressions without investigating further.