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that is REALLY rotten

I had a friend dosed against their will one time and it was a bad scene for a long time. It's not a funny thing to do to people AT ALL.

Hope the wrats are doing okay.

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passing it on

Sunday night at Red Rocks, 2 wrats were offered chocolate that was packaged in a commercial way,while they were standing at the table. this happened right before the set break meeting. They examined it and ate it and the guy who gave it to them said nothing and walked away. This is a horrible thing to happen to someone in recovery, let alone anyone! Even with people who are using, proper "drug edicate", is always to ask if the person wants to dose. It was an extremely frightening experience for those 2 wrats and I would hate for this to happen again. I don't know if the person who gave it to them had malicious intent b
ut it should never have happened. Here is a description of the chocolate and packaging: silver foil on the inside with a lilac colored label with printed ingredients and some sort of local logo for chocolate company. It was a smaller bar and chocolate had nuggets in it.
I did some research and found out these we're all over redrocks, and apparently had mushroom powder in them. Not sure if this was someone local from Colorado or if they will have them on the whole tour. Please be aware if you are attending any upcoming shows. This happened right at the wharf rat table!!
I pray this never happens again

kym
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County Bowl 10-7-12

Just wanted to say hi and that I am looking forward to seeing old friends at the SB show this year! Had to miss last year's tour altogether, and this will be my only show this time around, so it will be nice to reacquaint! See you at the table, or maybe at Superica beforehand! (You coming this time, Jimmy C?)

I will be staying in SB a few days before and after the show and have spent a lot of time in sobriety there - if anyone needs info on local meetings, I would be happy to help! Feel free to PM me if you need info!

Kym in Arizona

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1988 or 1987

Just a little bit of my life on the road with the Dead. The year was either 87 or 88 cant remember which. Was handed a piece of paper at a shoreline show, read something like need help were here for you. Noticed it said something about balloons and being sober. I was as mass hole as they come. Having been to almost every show fro summer of 82 till this point in 87 or 88 I took the flyer crumpled it and threw at the persons feet. Little did I know a year or so later my life would change like so many others. I was rescued from the Haight in October of 89 walking down the street. Much to my surprise a family member from the east coast had flown to find me and take me to treatment.
I have not stayed sober all that time yet I have NEVER lost my love for being sober. I put together 5 years then 7 and now 7.5 again. Life has its ways of throwing us curves we just need to learn to duck at the proper moment. In these last 7.5 years alot has changed I lost the love of my life in an auto accident and NEVER found it necessary to pick up a drink or a drug. That's the power of our maker and the program of AA Not one to like NA FIND TO MANY people there getting high. I happen to like AA the old fashion way sit down SHUT UP and listen. thanks to you people and my higher power life goes on. I miss my little one every day yet I love my life far to much to give in to the old habits. jhon my little one was dyslexic and always wrote my name that way. I know she is in heaven and I will join here and so many others someday

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new to this!

wow~~~ i just joined the website today so i went to warf rats section to read posts because i liked the songs. after reading some posts i discovered warf rats were sober group of dh"s! as cool as this may be today is my 4th year clean date anniversary !! i would love to consider myself a warf rat dead head! i am so pumped about this! so cool how everything works in the clean life!

love to all my fellow warf rats
watts5565

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new to this!

wow~~~ i just joined the website today so i went to warf rats section to read posts because i liked the songs. after reading some posts i discovered warf rats were sober group of dh"s! as cool as this may be today is my 4th year clean date anniversary !! i would love to consider myself a warf rat dead head! i am so pumped about this! so cool how everything works in the clean life!

love to all my fellow warf rats
watts5565

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All Good 2012

Any wharf rats going to all good, lemme know

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Wharf Rats stuff

@ Freebird914...Try the link below. It's to the latest Wharf Rats newsletter and its got contact info for Warren, the treasurer/merchandise guru.

http://www.wharfrat.org/?page_id=6

Also, if you go see any Furthur, Phil & Friends, Dark Star Orchestra, etc. show, the Wharf Rats will have a table under a yellow banner with all sorts of goodies.

One show at a time.

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Me and My Sponsor

(with apologies to John Phillips)

Me and my Sponsor, went drivin’ down,
Southern California, San Diego bound,
We stopped over in West L.A.
That being’ the point way past half-way,
You know Happy Hour’s a trigger time of the day.

Went to a Meeting 12 Steps up on the wall
We sat down, smiles ‘round to all
Eight hours of driving, my neck and shoulders hurt,
Needing a neck rub, I began to flirt
Someone said, “She’s a newcomer, leave her alone, you jerk!”

West L.A. dope fiends, they’s all around,
With facelifts and money, they’re loaded down.
The 7th Tradition in this town must be insane!
Bein’ two strangers, we had to give our names.
I said, “He’s Alkie Bill and I’m Dope Fiend James.”

My Sponsor sat there grinning,
I stared at the floor,
But I spied me a movie star, and then two more.
“Is that Johnny Depp?”
Oh no! It couldn’t be!
I know Johnnie, he ain’t nothin’ like me!
I’m as crazy as a Frisco Fiend can be!

One of those “dope fiends,” he starts to draw,
Sketches of the movie stars, they never saw
Leaned into my Sponsor, said, “This Meeting’s been sold!”
He gave me a nudge and towards the door we strolled.
Sure 'nuff paparazzi was lurking out there in the cold

I love the 12 Steps, more precious than gold
I love my Sponsor, his stories never get old
Fooled them paparazzi
Fooled ‘em good, ya know!
Told ‘em they’d better hurry,
Or they’d miss Russell Crowe
Comin’ outta a SAA Meeting down the road!

In the meantime check THIS out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp3lJg07u4w

Yes! That's a VERY young Joni Mitchell

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Thanks for the reply look

Thanks for the reply look forward to meeting some people down the road "As we Trudge the road to happy Destiny"

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