March 24th, 2011
Went to the Warm Mineral Springs for their drum circle event this past weekend, March 19-20, 2011. They removed their normal fee to get in. Normally $20 for adults and $10 for kids. It was free due to an Ecofest and a try for largest drum circle event in the Guinness Book of World Records.
I was talking it up at our Lee County Drum Circle web site and to the people at our drum circle. I thought it would be a huge tribal event.
Now that I have been to this event it makes me want to check out, a bit better, what I post about (referring to the post for the Lee County Drum Circles blog). I took the Warm Mineral Springs web site at it’s word.
There were no spinners but there were dancers. The eco event was interesting and informative, it was a good family event. The drum circle was not organic in nature but more organized as if it were an event on a cruise ship. It was very helpful to first time drummers. It put a drum in the hands of many who might otherwise never of held one. It also made every participant realize they can play a rhythm. It was a rich djembe moment. The sulfur mineral water was nice to float in while listening to the drum beats.
If I had portrayed a night under the moon with wild magical drummers and dancers, I am sorry. This…it was not.
But Nokomis circle was 20 minutes away and that…it was.