There are a couple of items that have come to my attention that reminded me that we aren’t teaching the new people properly. So here are 2 things to keep in mind.
1) Keep it private. By and large, people in this Lifestyle want to keep their privacy. We tend to avoid full names (often just using an alias or a scene name). But one thing people forget is that it applies both in and outside of an event. The privacy part that is. Don’t go up to people you only know in the Scene and say “Hi” to them like you know them or you are their friends. Just nod (or better still don’t nod), and move on. You don’t know what they are doing in their life. who they are with, how they would have to explain they know you. Just don’t do it. Move along, nothing to see.
2) Scene etiquette 101. Don’t touch other peoples gear. Don’t touch other peoples property, Don’t get too close to a scene. Do’t talk too loud. Do read this.
That is all for now.