I am the one who started this thread and since has it carried on so long I thought that I might ring in here.
I am going to my first local Chapter rally this weekend.
We are taking our oldest son who is eight.
The reason we are taking him has lot to do with how receptive and friendly the people were at my first state rally which was the suject of this first post in this thread.
One thing I say very positively, the folks at the State Rally were VERY friendly.
The reason I started this thread was to gain some insight and or etiquette of attending a rally. Especially the Alcohol. We wanted to know if we were to expect the religous influence so strong that they would pressure us to be in their following, ( this did not happen, just trying to prevent it.) Kind of like the person that walks up to you in the parking lot and asks you to come to their church or listen to their take on religion. If you know what I mean.
We are already active in a church and we like it in small doses. Our son attends a private religous school and he enjoys all of the fun including the religous activities.
There are many opinions posted within this thread. I am going to follow the advice of the thread and attend another rally or three to feel it out real good.
So I say, ("gather up the kids and were goin' campin!" Go to a rally and have a good time and let the kids run with our kids and others and dont worry about being judged. The working class is steadily moving into the WBCCI and the rules and enviroment will evolve with the changing of the guard.
(sorry for the long wind),