On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.
I'm happy to see this--New Belgium seems to have sponsorship locked up for EVERYTHING. While not a bad thing and NB can afford it, I'm glad to see a big event attached to a local brewery from the valley. And this means I can go to a festival and drink something else for once