I've been away from the Wharf Rat scene because my live show addiction caused me to
Fail a college class that was paramount to me.
I'm reluctant to contact my phellow table workers because I don't want to know of
all the cool shows that I would be compelled to sacrifice my education to attend.
Timothy Leary advice, "tone in Turn on and drop out" messed up my life. Now I have to
do it in Reverse.
Jerry Garcia symphonic orchestra will be in my neighborhood (Hollywood Greek) on August 4th. I prefer to attend shows that have recovery meetings.
Will there be a Wharf Rat Table at JB (Warren Hynes) symphonic orchestra ?
just moved to st.pete. after a slip i've got 5 months and doing good. i hit up meetings all over good to know there are others in the area
Hi everyone! I'm new here yet sober 5+ years and on the bus for well over 20. I would love to connect with other rats in the Clearwater/ Dunedin Florida area. I enjoy playing guitar almost as much as listening to Jerry play his. I would like to connect with Rats from all over too, not just near me. We are everywhere after all. Come say hello and make a new friend.
Thinking about Bobby and hoping he is okay!
.Thanking You for thinking as we all must, about Bob and his well being....Peace to You Sister Mom
Hey Rats! I haven't posted in a loooong time but I hope everyone is good:) I just had 5 years in March and I feel better than ever! Saw Furthur in Broomfield...nice...can't wait for Red Rocks again...although its kinda a ways off. Thinking about Bobby and hoping he is okay!
...keep the faith! Oh, and introduce myself. I'm Ben and I'm an alcoholic/addict who's been sober since July. I'm 33 years old and have known of you guys since I was probably 13. Well I went through my years of use and abuse and always kinda figured I'd end up with the Wharf Rats and so here I am if you'll have me. Thanks! As I listen to the Other Ones sing "Just like Mary Shelley, just like Frankenstein...," I gotta think I'm in the right place.
Be unabashed and public about sobriety and AA.
I was taken by Roger Y. to my first meeting the 4th Thursday of Jan. 1980.
Didn't drink and didn't die so far.
Couldn't have done it without you all and many more not on this small list.
Countless blessings and lots of Experience, Strength and Hope came my way.
Thanks to HP, as we understand him, and AA.
I was told to take care of it... " It don't belong to you, it belongs to US."
First show Feb 1970, went to Family Dog to see Commander Cody and got dosed with the Dead who hit me with Mama Tried.
Went back to next few nights shows and the bus departed.
Got my 30 yr wooden chip from Wharf Rat AA group meeting at Holy Innocents Church in SF a few years ago.
A most prized token of the long strange trip.
Couldn't have done it without you all, everyone.
Bound to cover just a little more ground
Before it covers me.
I'm 53 with grandkids and still going to shows/fests with kids and staying clean since 4/2/04. Love hangin with The Rats. Always get a boost when I see yellow ballons & "one show at a time" stickers on people. It's an instant connection. Looking forward to taking grandkids to their first fests. Maybe this summer....if mom & dad are ok with it!!!
HAVE A GRATEFUL DAY!!!
Love the new Rats tee design.
I have been clean and sober since 7/13/88 and don't smoke anymore. I'm from Northern NJ, married for 23 years seeking friendship with someone male or female (not friend with benefits) is into Jamband music. My wife is not into "That kinda music" I love to go to shows. Love the DEAD saw them over 100 times.Been to over 300 concerts in my lifetime. I'm 46
My wife wanted me to find a friend just someone to talk to and hang out with, she suggested I find someone to hang out with that has interests same as me. I use to do everything with my 2 sons but they are both in college now and don't have time for me.
Thank you for your time