Originally Posted by heregos
And just to clarify, the reference to groups playing music as in my earlier response was to playing recorded music over speakers while floating down the river. It was not a reference to people playing live.
Since we are getting into curmudgeon territory... If you have a problem with someone playing their preferred music on a speaker... I wouldn't stop there...I've been on trips that some out of tune guy with a guitar that only knows 5 songs got old pretty quick and would have vastly preferred someone with a bluetooth speaker playing more varied and enjoyable music.
Then again...I have no problem with people using a bluetooth speaker on the river at a reasonable volume. I know it adds to the experience for me and lots of other people.... and no...earbuds aren't the same since you can't hear the environment with them in.
I think the Pumpkin thing has gotten silly and should probably be greatly reduced if not stopped. I mean...what does it really add to a trip? If its something you like to see...bring a few of them to set up around camp and then take them home with you.