HOW TO GET THERE
From Cincinnati: Take I-71N to Exit 32 - Lebanon/Morrow Exit, Turn Right off
Exit onto State Route 123, Go 2.6 miles, Turn Left onto Gilmour Road ,
Campground is 1.6 miles on left.
WHAT TO BRING
Bent instruments. Electronic art. Xtras to share (buy a bag of apples!). Things
to swap. Things to sell. Battery-powered amp. Your own small tent if you’re
over-nighting. Swimsuit. Incense. Business/contact cards. Personal light show
for nighttime magic. Cool art to show or sell. Thrift store electronics to gift,
sell or trade. Warm clothes. Rain jacket. Bicycle (we’re on a superb bike
trail). Foods/snacks/water. And bring colorful things – banners,
flags, streamers for the trees, mobiles, tapestries, paper lanterns,
costumes, masks and magic wands. You know – help us with the transformation.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Pets (sorry, there’ve been too many left-behinds). No illegals, please. We want
to do this again.
WHAT NOT TO DO
Reed has secured for everyone a superb, private canoe camp (rentals available).
Even so, there will probably be people in the family camp across the river from
the Be-In. We need to respect these other campers by keeping instrument volumes
down to reasonable levels. And a posted camp rule asks that campers respect
neighbors sleeping across the river, and to hold loud noise down after 11 PM.
That’s pretty reasonable.
No trash left behind. Reed and Nebulagirl are not only the garbage collectors at
the Be-In, they are monetarily responsible for any damage/trashing that occurs.
If you brought it in – take it out. Please.
For collectors of the art and its history, Reed is bringing “surprises” – signed
rarities from the recording vault, odds and ends from the early “Sound Theater”
days. This will include one signed copy of the original and rare EMI in which
Reed first published his term “circuit-bending” (1992). Several special Requiem
CD sets will be offered (includes a signed and numbered, laminated card
containing an actual tiny chunk of the plastic radio heard being transformed in
the recording). Signed Threnody CDs will also be available. Signed books. And
other historic oddities.
ABOUT THE POSTER
Reed’s Bent Be-In poster is a modernization in honor of the
original Be-In Poster by Stanley Mouse and Michael Bowen, first
printed by The Bindweed Press, San Francisco, 1967. Reed’s Third Eye
is a glass cat eye from the
“I’m not really that grumpy, it’s poster art.” – Reed
HOW TO SUPPORT THE BE-IN
•Buy a signed poster. The original Be-In poster costs around $1,000
now. Ours are way less ;-), all signed by Reed. Proceeds go to
this year’s and next year’s costs. They're 11x14, heavy stock ($18
in mailing tube).
Send check or Postal Money Order to:
POSTER c/o S. Wheatie
P O Box 37062
Cincinnati, OH 45222
•Spread the word. You can get a beautiful,
FREE, 36” poster here Print some out, big or small, and pin
them up in good spots.
•Enter the raffle ($5, front gate) to win this year’s Ghazala
•Bring your electronics garage sale and lay it out on a blanket.
It’s OK to mark-up your un-bent finds from the thrift shop. Just
be reasonable. Share and gift if you can.
•Do you make a cool bent/hacked/modded-out instrument? Totally cool
to bring ‘em and sell ‘em.
•Tell us what you’d like to do to add to the scene (Perform? Talk on
a subject? Demonstrate a technique or instrument? Or?)
Contact us with your ideas:
Watch this space to see what happens. Right here will appear updates
as they occur. Be sure to check for possible schedule and
And- PLEASE email us if you're planning to come so we can get
a head-count and have the right space arranged for this. Tell us if
you want to just hang-out, buy stuff, sell stuff, camp overnight,
Please be kind to each other and us. This is the first year,
we’re learning, we need your help.