Shoreline 5/10/09 was Magical!!! Every time I go to a show, whether it is Phil & Friends or The Dead, I enjoy the Spiritual Nature of the Wharf Rat Meetings at intermission. It is such a joy to get to hang out and meet the other Wharf Rats at the table with the yellow balloons. As the years roll by, it has become a family get together. We are family. You are my brothers and sisters. I am extremely Grateful I got to experience the 2009 Dead Tour, and even more Grateful I got to enjoy it clean. One Show at a Time!!!
Thanks for all the fellowship at Camp traction, th etables, & the meetings at set break at Rothbury. You guyz & galz made my trip the most memorable festie I have possibly ever been two. Look forward to seeing me family down the road...
"No matter where you go, there you are..." Buckaroo Bonzai
We will have a booth at Rothbury,I am part of the team. Also check the map for camping and look for the yellow balloon.There will be camp traction available. send me PM if you want.
Peace, Love and Recovery,
I'd love to know if any Rats from Ohio are going to Rothbury? I've been a WR since 1987 and had to miss this latest tour due to getting a new job and moving to Ohio. Now I'm ready for a long weekend of excellent music at a new venue (Roo just played itself out.) Looks like I'm going to drive in solo; I know once I get there, I won't be alone. But wanted to pitch my tent near likeminded souls...
Always looking for my old Tour rats 1989-1984. Anyone out there?
Thanks to all who've taken on the tables in this century and welcome to the family to those who are new. You know it's going to get stranger, so let's get on with the show!
Jerry Girl new to Ohio
this spring was my first sober shows, except when i was too burned out on a long tour to use on a particular night. i actually remember most of what i experienced. DC and C-Ville were all i could ask for with favorites played in..dark star, st.stephen, foolish heart, passenger, pride of cuc., mason's... and so on.
wish i had found the wharf rats long ago, but, "everything leads up to this day"
any wharf rats around the winchester, va area? contact me, please...Peace
peace and love to you all
Heart felt thanks to all of my Wharf Rat brothers and sisters, especially Jimmy B. from Santa Cruz for your support before during and after the shows, and to my new friend Kym from Az who will be joining me for Ratdog in September. First night @ Shoreline I was celebrating 18 months sober! Awesome stuff. We sang Black Peter in the circle at the end of the meeting. Gave me chills. Second night the serenity prayer. Really don't need dope to dance. My neighbors in my aisle had to clear out around me during China>Rider on the second night. Can't wait for the fall/winter. I know the band had a great time on this tour and they'll need to do it again real soon. Until then.... :-) :-) :-)
It was great to see so many of you at the break meeting in Mt. View. Thanks for being there! I also really enjoyed looking around during the show and spotting the yellow stickers on so many of you. I truly enjoyed seeing the show clean and sober. It gave me a lot of encouragement to see so many others committed to having a good time without the drugs.
You don't need dope to dance!
the vivid.lifelike dreams are surely comin from yer medication.know that thing only too good....
hey all. just an observation here. lately it seems that if i miss out on some meetings, things start to go a little south for me. as soon as i start back, good things come round-job interviews, jobs, and good news all around. sounds a bit superstitious maybe and it could be that my spiritual level gets a little drained without a meeting. it's kinda cosmic to me, but i was wonderin if anyone else has noticed anything similar.
nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile