We were at a Huge summer festival. It was being held in a very large fairground about an hour east of Olympia. It was a combination of Bonnaroo, Summer Meltdown, The Gorge, and just about any other massive music festival out there.
We had arrived sort of by accident. I'm not sure why we were there. Maybe Dan was doing some A/V work to set it up because we arrived before everyone else. We got a tour of the grounds, which included a large area that was waist-high fresh water. Supposedly, it got so hot out here that half of the GA area was wading-water so people stayed comfortable and cool.
We went to the camping area to park the car and hang out for a while. My mom was with us, as well as a whole lot of friends. The dream seemed to last forever. It was just one long social experience. Dan and I had brought a futon couch (frame and all) and a day pack (which included a panoply of drugs). But all of that got left in the car when we went off to explore. The car was far away from where we wound up hanging out.
He wandered off to do his job, so I just hung out with people. The campground filled up fast as the day wore on and all the people there and arriving were on the same wavelength. People were eating LSD right and left. It seemed that everyone was dipping into vials or dropping it in their eyes or rubbing it into their nipples. I was tempted, but we were only there for the afternoon, until Dan's job was done. Then we were going to head home, so I didn't want to wind up high as hell on a long car ride home.
So I enjoyed the silliness that everyone was exhibiting. It was really fun. There was a strong trickster energy but not negative. It was more goofy and innocent. I helped people find their shit and fix their clothes and clean them up when they got messy.
At one point I was walking around with my mom (who was also kind of Dan). She mentioned that we could probably stay one night if we wanted to. I told her that I did because I wanted to take some L and she said that that would be fun and she'd like to join me. I was thrilled! Yay! My mom wants to take acid with me! What a monumental day!
But then I started thinking about the kitties. They were home alone with no food because we were planning to go home that night. Would they be okay by themselves till tomorrow?
Eventually the first bit of the music started on the main stage. It was some crappy pop/doo wop group and they were performing in a space that was like an orchestra pit so no one could see them, except where they were projected onto monitors. The music sucked and the show was boring so I left in pursuit of better sounds.
I came across an area where people were hanging out. I could hear Covenant's Stalker in the background and I went in search of the source, sure that it would be Dan DJ'ing. When I came around a corner, I saw someone with long dark hair and a black fleece jacket spinning. I was sure it was him but when I did a double take, they turned around and it was a woman.
I returned to the people hanging out, growing impatient to know what was happening so I could decide whether or not to participate. Everyone was frying and I really wanted to meet them on that plane.
I hung out in an area that was sectioned off into open area rooms with no ceilings and only two walls. In the middle was a concrete pedestal where fires were being built. It was getting to be late and I realized that if I could find Dan, we had enough time to trip the night away and if we needed to sleep, we could just lay the futon down by the fire or in the back of the car. It was a great plan, but where was Dan?
I wanted to text him, but as usual, my phone wasn't working in the dream.
There was a guy tending the fire in one of the rooms. He was dark and sarcastic and seemed to take a shine to me because he immediately started teasing me when I arrived. But I was filled with the trickster spirit, so I took it in stride and fired back at him. By now, people were starting to mellow around the fires. The music was done for the evening and people were readying for sleepy-time - gazing profoundly into the fire. This guy and I were still really awake and on it, so we bantered for a while, almost putting on a show.
Eventually the conversation turned to where I was sleeping that night and how he had room for me if I needed a bed. I explained that I had a boyfriend and that if I wanted to explore a relationship with this guy, we'd all three have to sit down and discuss the parameters. He didn't seem phased by this, even though I felt like I was trying to brush him off. I really wished that Dan would show up but I didn't know how to get in touch with him.
I was really disappointed that everyone was coming down. I wanted to party but the party was over. I sat by the fire and the guy started to touch my back. It seemed harmless. Then I saw Dan wander past. He hadn't seen me and I wanted to look casual when he did find me, so I didn't run after him, I just sat at the fire waiting. Finally he turned around and saw me.
He was glowing. He'd been able to DJ and it was really well received. I was so proud of him.
Then I woke up.
I feel like this dream really represents my summer right now. Dan is away on the East Coast - represented by my fruitless pursuit of him throughout the dream.
I'm managing to have a good time regardless. I've been able to stay busy and take care of some projects and hang out with some wonderful people. That's been really enjoyable but there's still that feeling of longing to have him return so I can know how to proceed.