Hey Gourdgod! I have a place if you still need it; at least for 7/3 & 4!
I'm flying back to NY on 7/5. We could split the cost or something; I have 2 beds in the room...
These will be my first shows sober - from your comment, I am guessing I find Wharf Rats by looking for the yellow balloons? It'll be important for me to hook up with Wharf Rats at these shows!
Look for the yellow balloons. Will try to keep this forum updated about about it best I can.
New to this forum. Hope to see clean and sober folks in Chicago!
Hey! I'll be there!! 3 years Clean & Serene & Loving the Life I Live... I'm flying out on 7/3 from NY..Where are you coming from?
I have just mailed in my ticket order so I am hoping to be going to the July 5th show in the pit. I have been clean since 1983 and have been to a few shows since then :) so I would be happy to hang out.
I will be coming from Minneapolis and if anyone in the Metro Area is driving down I might be interested in helping pay for gas. Also, if anyone knows a place to crash or share the cost of lodgings while in Chi town let me know. I grew up there but left in '75 so I no longer have connections there.
Does anyone know if the is a Wharf-Rat meeting planned during the break? I have never been inside Soldier Field so I don't know the layout but if anyone has info I would appreciate it.
I am planning on going to Chicago for the "Fare Thee Well" shows. All of my buddies cannot make it (for different reasons) and I am looking for some sober people to hang with during the shows. Is anyone here going?
Hello there. I am new to this lovely community here. I have really fallen victim first to alcoholism and then after becoming sober I seemed to have lost my place. I put down my guitar, turned off the music, the only things that made me happy. It was as if I couldn't allow myself to be happy all I knew was I couldn't continue to use drugs and alcohol anymore. I have just recently found a way to get back to the music and I remember hearing about The Wharf Rats, its been a year or so since Ive been to any show, but from the days I was more steadily making it to live shows. I just want to say hello and thanks.
Thanks for sharing that! I am 18 months sober (yesterday) and as you said..things get better. I did a 60 day residential recovery program and really became willing, open, and honest. At about one year I was in a high pressure job and struggling because I began to take my will back. I was wanting my ex wife back and not accepting what life was giving me. I took some time off work, then took on a less stressful role there, and worked hard on me and in becoming accepting. Low and behold, through a lot of introspection, meditation, and prayer, I began to really love MYSELF for who I am and realized the relationship I was in with my ex really wasn't a good one for either of us. I moved on, and am now quite content with my single guy life, and cherish life for what it is and am truly grateful that I can see and walk the path my higher power is showing me.
Found out I have cirrhosis of the liver. Never a heavy drinker and I haven't used any other drugs for 35 years. I had my last drinks [2 Guiness Stouts and a couple of glasses of Port] last Friday while playing Pinochle with some friends. It'll be difficult to not have a few drinks with my friends when we get together but I don't want to make it any worse than it is already. I guess I'll be drinking seltzer from now on. I hope to be able to handle the alcohol free life.