i never got to see the dead clean.i knew about the WR's,but thought you were all a little strange.now i am clean and i KNOW WE are a little strange!lol...i have to say that i have had alot of fun at the furthur fests and other family events since then.i have more fun now because i was always in some horrible haze,unable to see the light.it is great to remember shows now too.what a long strange trip it's been.
Hope everyone is doing well. I arrived here recently, through the direction of some Dead Head friends I have in the NA Program. Looking forward to the Ratdog Concert at the Greek Theatre in a few weeks. This will be my first Ratdog concert and I'm really looking forward to it. I saw The Eagles at the Staples Center and The Rolling Stones at Dodgers Stadium recently. I expect to have somemore fun at the Greek Theatre too. Take It Easy...
Peace & Hugs,
Hey all, Im new 'round here, but wanted to let ya know if your going to be at the Rat Dog show in Council Bluffs IA stop by the Wharf Rat table and say howdy to Clint and Eric and the other Wharf Rats in attendance. I'll be at 10KLF flying my yellow balloons so if you're there say hey:)
Looked for yellow balloons at summerfest ratdog
Were any WR's there? (besides this bear)
Won't make Aragon date in Chicago.
Great 2nd step meeting this am with my homegroup.
Rev Al's, one of the gys at the meeting fronts a band After Curfew(good rockn'roll) plays tonight in hometown music and brat tent The Rev's a bona fide real Rev. and serious heat on the stratocaster.
First show ever Famliy Dog 11/1/69
Too many roads to try to count since then and I've tried
bear's first sober show(s) 3 days at the uptown in Chicago Feb 1981.
First AA meeting 1/24/80. My sponsor gave me Good Orderly Direction and I went with a couple of sober buds, same to this day.
Found the briliant Wharf Rats later on down the line.
Nice to be here.
good to here from all of you!
lets have a meeting peace and keep it green
The bus came by on 12-7-81 in Des Moines, Ia., I got on, that's when it all began.
Last song-Brokedown Palace (Denver 12-1-94)
And Leave It On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
searchin' for wharfrats in portland.find some heads @ na meetings, but it's not the same. don't have the time to form a group myself ( back in school after 20 yrs)
even a blind man knows when the sun is shining
Thanks shack. I love the sound of that. My first meeting of the friends of August W was the hope of the Chicago Bears, Soldier Field 91 (in sight of a Green Bay Packers banner!). I remember a couple of beat cops inside the stadium checking out the group. One was nervous, the other saying something like, "It's an AA meeting." The first cop was skeptical, and the way the second cop told him "I know it is," still gives me a goosebump or two. Thanks for showing up, everybody.
... that i walked by the gathering of wharf rats and nodded and acted polite. ha ha! now i am almost 17 months clean and sober and life is so positively different. 46 and back in school at iupui. i cruise with my earbuds everyday and describe my sobriety as 'hearing new things' all the time. i love the gd! before i write a senior thesis or something, i wanna say one more thingy: when jer-bear passed i had the premium built in excuse. i got sooo wasted for 11 yrs. poor me. what fun now is! peace, shack deer creek - indpls.
In 2000, I became a Wharf Rat and even got a Steal Your Face tattoo with "Whaft Rats" written around the skull to celebrate my "going on" 8 years of sobriety. Whenever I think I might stumble, it is in plain view on my arm to keep me strong and encourage me to keep going. Being able to enjoy the real joy which is the music and my life now which are the most valuable things.
First found the Wharf Rats in 1989. First clean show was Deer Creek July 18, 1990, and I stayed clean for several years. My last Grateful Dead show was 6/23/93.
Unfortunately, I went back out in 1998, and came back in 2003. I was glad to hook up with the Wharf Rats again, and my sponsor is also a Wharf Rat. It is SO WONDERFUL to be able to attend shows like Phil & Friends, Yonder Mountain,etc. clean and not get into all the BS that went along with trying to cop.
Thanks for being there when I needed you. If I can help, let me know.
On the Illinois side of St Louis