i dont know if anyone is gonna read this but..... theres a new wharfrat site! the address is liwarfrats.samsite.com come on by and be apart of it!!!! peace to all!!!!!!
Looking for anyone near the Clearwater, FL area who is a Rat or knows any close!!!!!! New to sobriety 14 days in and read about the Wharf Rats in the Annotated Dead Lyrics. Have been a deadhead for 16 years know. Anything I can still keep learning and experiencing is a great honor from a great man, band, and fans!!!!!!
hello out there! I am 3 1/2 months into sobriety and recently found out about the wharfrats via a reference in a discussion meeting. have been a deadhead for many years - first show may 25, 1974!
loving my new life and looking forward to seeing my first show (tba) sober!! are there any wharfrats out here in the phoenix area, esp. east valley? looking forward to checking back to this forum!
so sorry for your loss, and stay strong.
hey kids, my monthly type of post here. i think that keeping in touch really helps me keep my new life rolling. well, my 79 yo father passed away this week last. he just got sick and sicker. being sober for this helped me realize again that it is not about me. i am not the center of the universe in how leon's death reflects upon our baby blue earth. i have obligations as a deadhead to extend my hand to his wife, my drunken and distraut sister and who else may be somewhat shattered. i recently sent him a copy of acoustic reckoning live 1980, whew. i recall calling him on father's day 1988 before i headed up to alpine valley that sunday. perhaps that knockin' encore can shatter my frickin' bones inna commemorative way that the gd do do so well. i am so lucky to be sober to assess things in a tight arrangement (the good old grateful dead). thanks for any meditations and prayers, but i do not type this in order to create any excuse to use - it ain't about me! have a grateful day! peace, shack
I went to the Phil show in Penns Peak (excellent show! killer 3rd set!!) and the Wharf Rat table sure was there! When I first went to shows in my early sobriety, it was tougher. The more time I have the easier it gets. Finding the table with the yellow balloons helps becasue it reminds me I'm not the only one out there. And this forum does too.
Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!
are there any wharf rats in northern VA? do they meet at shows around this area? i know phil is coming to richmond on tuesday i will be going. hopefully i will find wharf rats there. is anyone going to floyd fest grisman is playing and i was hoping other wharf rats are going. i am a 22 year old male hoping to have an enjoyable sober summer, after i was strung out on heroin last summer.
I was wondering if the Bobby show in Seattle will have the Wharf Rats there. I know to look for the yellow baloons, but last time I looked I didn't see any.
Hey man - thatz awesome and congratulations. 30 days is long time.
I have been a wharf rat for over 11 years.