Vice, “Love, Bums, and Drum Circles: Postcards from a Modern-Day Hippie Paradise”

The Rainbow Family is an anarchist, utopian, new age community that comes together during Rainbow Gatherings. The emphasis during those gatherings is on freedom and love. There is no entrance fee, no hierarchy and no actual organisation behind the gatherings. Everyone is responsible for planning and setting up the event – scouting the location, cooking, providing first-aid supplies and peacekeeping. The costs are covered by donations from the attendees during the gathering, who spend their days giving and taking workshops at the gathering, dancing, meditating, sitting in council circles, women’s circles and drum circles or doing herb walks, yoga, tantra or psychedelic drugs.

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