BRUSHWOOD FOLKLORE CENTER -- SHERMAN, NY
JULY 4 through 7 (a.m. July 5 or else Sunday, July 7)
HOW TO GET THERE, WHAT IT'S LIKE, WHAT YOU NEED and WHAT WE CHARGE
See also the Brushwood website.
BRUSHWOOD FOLKLORE CENTER is just outside the village of Sherman, NY, in southwestern New York state, an hour from the Eerie airport and about 2.5 hours' drive from Cleveland or Buffalo. This is the site of the infamous Starwood neopagan gatherings -- 180 lush acres of rolling hills and majestic woodlands, with indoor hot showers, flush toilets, a roofed swimming pool and hot-tub area, a giant tent for holding tent-show devivals, and enough electrical power to keep TEN THOUSAND DOKTORBANDS CRANKING OUT THE HITS USING ALL THEIR EQUIPMENT, WHILE BREATHING CHURCH AIR, AND PERFORMING NASAL SEX, STARK NAKED, RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY, ALL NIGHT LONG!! That's right, you can REALLY LET YOUR TRUE YETI NOSE HAIR DOWN at THIS little campground! (It's "clothing optional"! SEE "The Swingin' Meat Jesus!")
It'll scare the shit out of the norm-worms and PROBABLY US TOO!!
But this isn't the sleazy poebucker set-up that The Pink Inside You fears. Brushwood is COMFORTABLE. The situation is SECURE. We will have our OWN "police." The folks who run the site, and the town nearby, have been doing this for YEARS with the PAGANS, and are COOL with "BOB"! W held our wildly successful DRILLS here in 1996 and 1997, achieving UTTER MOUTH-WATERING SLACK!! Then the world actually ENDED in 1998 -- except that it OBVIOUSLY isn't really "1998" YET! THEN, in 1999, well... we had one hell of a time. Then in 2000.... hoo boy. 2001, well, the world STILL didn't end. But sooner or later it HAS TO!
THIS IS IT! This is where things start getting REALLY REAL! You'll notice we haven't mentioned any PREACHERS, BANDS or "SHOWS" yet. That's because those things will be YOU on XXX-Day!!! You wanna RANT?? Get up there and RANT! It's the END of the WORLD! You want to get SO DRUNK that you waddle around with your pants around your ankles, drooling, before toppling over into the pond? THIS IS THE TIME AND THE PLACE FOR IT!! WE aren't gonna plan a GOD DAMNED THING!!
The ONLY RULE is... DON'T SULLY ANYBODY ELSE'S SLACK. (NOTE: even FAKE guns and rocket launchers are highly illegal in NY.) If you fuck up or piss us off, we won't hesitate to have you physically thrown out by big burly S.L.A.K. Squad goons and/or THE MAN.
Now you're saying,
You don't have to do a DAMN THING and neither do we. All you have to do is BE THERE, CASH IN HAND! (VISA or MONEY ORDERS ACCEPTED. NO CHECKS!! Hit the ATM FIRST!!)
$30 for ORDAINED SUBGENIUS MINISTERS
(MUST HAVE MEMBERSHIP CARD! We WILL have our computerized Sacred Mailing List records at the gate as well as a MWOWM v.1.0.2b4 Pstench Scanner.)
PLUS $30 to become an ORDAINED SUBGENIUS MINSITER if you aren't one already!
(And you people better be AWFULLY GLAD that we had some slight modicum of MERCY and didn't raise the price to $3 Million like we planned!))
PLUS $10/day for camping!
NO one-day passes! * NO one gets in free or for a discount -- NO ONE, not even us!!!! Everyone pays!
PRE-REGISTER VIA WEB
FAX IN YOUR PREGREGISTRATION!
Admissions will be closed each night between 1 am and 10 am. PLAN TO ARRIVE OUTSIDE THESE HOURS. Parking is located at the front of the site; vehicles must be parked there after unloading inside. To insure privacy, security, and a plague-free event, you must sign a waiver and wear the ID triage tags given you. Brushwood is clothing-optional EXCEPT near the road.
This is a semi-developed camping facility (no RV hookups). Bring EVERYTHING YOU'LL NEED. NO ONE WILL BABYSIT YOU. There will probably be lunches and dinners available at the Brushwood cafe. Bring tent, sleeping bag, flashlight...see list linked below. (The water there is ok.) Nights can be VERY COLD even in July, so bring warm stuff including a thick coat and extra shoes. There are two small towns with supermarkets (and alcohol) within 10 minute drives of the site.
THINGS YOU MUST BRING TO GROUND ZERO, BRUSHWOOD
DIRECTIONS TO BRUSHWOOD:
Find Sherman, NY on a NY map. It's off Rte. 17, west of Chautauqua Lake in the southwestern part of the state, at the very tip, where it's reaching for and almost touching Ohio. 430 runs through it; 76 crosses through it and Rt.17
Go to Sherman.
Sherman's only one block long. Main Street = 430. Go to the west end of Main (Ford dealer on the corner) and turn south onto Co.Rd. 15. Take 3 miles to first 4-way intersection, which is Bailey Hill Road. Turn right (west) on Bailey Hill and go 1 mile. Brushwood is on the left, with a sign. If you get lost, you can call Brushwood at 716-761-6750.
MAP OF BRUSHWOOD, SHERMAN, NY
by Irrev. Friday Jones
X-Day Brushwood Aerial Photo and Targeting Info
For more info, but probably not much more, call or email the DEVIVAL HOTLINE: (216) 556-0338
Or send SASE to 5XDAY DRILL c/o SubGenius Foundation PO Box 204206, Austin TX 78720, for info and "registration" form.
* Anyone wanting to put on something special, rant, or play, JUST SHOW UP AND DO IT. We DON'T plan on "organizing" this one AT ALL. Preachers or bands planning on ranting, etc., should let us know only so we can add you to the p.r.
animations by IrRev. Friday Jones; bottom illo by Popess Lilith