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Joined: Jul 8 2012
Sober in New Jersey..

....hello friends!! Great to see this page getting so much attention. My name's Paul (Pauly-P) and i live in Somerset Co. New Jersey. I am lucky enough to be going to all three nights in Chicago!! I'm very excited about hooking up with fellow Rats at the shows in-between sets, backstage. By the grace of God, the Fellowship and clean and sober DeadHeads, I celebrated 25 yrs this past April 15th. Talk about your "miracle"...we all are. I cant put into words how epic this July 4th weekend is going to be. Following the Grateful Dead, the Other Ones, the Dead, Furthur, Ratdog, etc for the past 37 yrs has been an amazing journey, to say the least. The friends I've made and the friends I've lost over the years gives me time to reflect. Living a clean and sober lifestyle is truly a gift from God (Your Higher Power)and there is NO WAY, I would be here today without His intervention!!

In regards to the Chicago shows, my wife and I are flying in on July 3rd and staying at the Fairfield Suites, Downtown, Rivernorth. Just gonna be site seeing during the day and dancing
all night. I would love to meet up with folks before the shows. Hell, we might even be on the same flight out of Newark!! Peace to all my friends going to the shows. It promises to be a legendary weekend!!

We all have today, make it the best!


Joined: Jan 3 2009
Help a brother go to the show...

Got shut out for tickets to Chicago, don't want to pay Stub Hub prices. If any sober head has an extra they are willing to sell for face please send me a private message. BTW my last run was the Phila Spectrum Sept 1995 my sobriety date is 9/15/95. Peace & love to all.

The good Lord willing, if he says I may.........

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Joined: Jul 28 2007
checking in

Not gonna make Chicago, but will be at both Levi's shows...feeling lots of emotion as I begin the all too familiar process of getting ready for shows..especially with all the drama with these being the absolute last shows with all the remaining members of the band. I am also extremely excited just to see everyone, to be able to look out at a sea of deadheads, all dancing and singing along with the music we know like we know our own name...
I know we all miss Jerry so much...he passed on my birthday and his passing forever changed how I 'celebrate' that day...I totally believe that his spirit will be there with us as we conjure up that X factor, the good lord willing..I'll be looking for the WR table!!!

Joined: Nov 16 2009
Looking to hook up with some Wharf Rats in Santa Clara

Coming all the way from Florida to see The Dead for the last time. Looking to find and hang out with all the Wharf Rats. Been a "rat" for over 20 years and am psyched to see the boys and share some fellowship. PM me if you'll be at the show!

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Joined: Apr 20 2015
soldier field

hi friends, i am sober many years now and will be going to the show on sunday 5th was wondering if i can team up with any one who is also on that road and going on the 5th?

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Joined: Sep 28 2008

Checkout WR website or FB WR

Joined: Jan 29 2015

Hi, how can I get a "You Don't Need Drugs To Dance" shirt for the Santa Clara shows?

Joined: Apr 13 2015
Santa Clara?

Hey guys! looking for some folks to hook up with in Santa Clara. Its been a while since I've been to a show and hoping to find some like minded folks to hang with...will definitely look for balloons but would love to connect before hand...Smiles and Hugs

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Joined: Feb 17 2015
WR Chicago attendee!!

Hey All,

Me and a buddy both sober will be in Chi as well. Definitely will be looking for the Yellow Balloons and table etc.

@Brianinnj I sent you a PM from your post on the other page..

Keep in touch. Keep on Trudging!!

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Joined: Apr 2 2009

Ok, you found it already! Great, this is the spot to connect w other like minded. I'll PM you, check your inbox.


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