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What Got You on the Bus?

An excellent suggestion from Hal R., picking up on a thread in another topic: how did you get on the bus? What was that moment that left no room for doubt?

Probably no two stories are the same, but they're all probably pretty interesting, so tell all here!

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Jerry painting

nice image!

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Just a kid

It was the summer of 89 and I had just finished my sophmore year in high school. I was at home just getting ready to have some lunch when my dad's friend Greg came over and said "I got you guys some Grateful Dead tickets for deer creek" . I was like oh boy great can I get some acid there. Typical teenager I guess. Well the day of the show finally arrived and we get to Deer creek at about 1pm and the place was already gettin crazy. As we were walking around the lot we saw some guy puffin on a bong so we went over and sat down next to him. We fired up some of our Indiana stank bud and he was pleased. After a few minutes we asked him about some doses and he was like "oh ok" and pulled out some blue unicorns (Remember those?). I bought 5 of them for a buck a piece. I was so stoked and couldnt believe that I just paid a buck a hit. Shortly after that as we were just sitting next to the van a couple of cops and security guards tap my dad on the shoulder and say "Just put it out on the ground" . Well needless to say the hippie dude freaks out and starts dumping his nugs onto the ground. The cops says "na man you dont have to dump it out, just dont let us see ya smokin it" . The dude starts putting his buds back into the bag and the cops just stroll away. We were like did that just really happen?? I proceeded to take 3 doses and we all got up and started walking around. Not much more to say but I was so on the bus after the show.

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Phatmoye

Hell yeah. Nothing like having young people around you to cheer you up and lift the spirits. I think I'll try and score a hug this afternoon.

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Does anybody else picture Jerry painting in heaven?

Let's not get Jesus freak here - heaven could mean another plane of existance or just about anything. After reading a very interesting article in, "Rolling Stone" I always pictured him in Hawaii painting with a funny hat and a robe-like shirt . . . making a savage slash with the brush just as some waves come crashing up against the rocks and the spray almost hits him . . . even though he's safe from the surf up on the cliff he's on. The cliff has grass and flowers and it's a majestic sky - with signifigant clouds just on the verge of darkening into rain clouds . . .

If only we could see what Jerry is painting on his canvas . . .

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Glad to hear the........

Vibes are changin up for the better Parcher. Peace be with you. Hawaii sounds nice rite about now.
"You can never stop learning,"
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My life is wierd.

My Dad is a semi-fameous guitarist so . . . when folks listen to me play and remark positively about my skill . . . I usually just let it go and don't tell them the TRUE STORY of how I learned how to play guitar. In reality my Dad never taught me a thing. Geez - it's almost like I went into the woods and had a bunch of fairies from the Other World teach me the scales and stuff for their own trippy purpouses.

I've learned to omit a lot. I don't lie - but when I tell the truth like God is supposed to want me to people don't understand or think I'm making stuff up.

I really ain't. My life is wiiiiierd dude.

Peace,
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I feel much better after working out with a friend. Besides, he has really nice pecs.

Deadheads are starting to respond to my posts. I even got a private message. As things improve so does my mood. It's physics as far as I'm concerned.

Yes, I have some negative vibes. However, I'm not the origin of these vibes so if you really want to nip it in the bud, you have to go deeper.

I think I may even get a head or two to listen to my interpretation of the Dead's songs. Suddenly I've got an urge to go to Hawaii and play for Hawaii Deadheads. My Grandpa (Bill Fincher) uesed to go there with my German grandma (she played bass) and they jammed out for folks.

That would be cool. I wonder if I would do some diving and paint some designs for ties just like Jerry did if I was in Hawaii? Sometimes the Jerry similarity in my personality disturbs even ME.

It sure is wierd. Must be the acid, man.

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FLUFFHEAD420!!!!

I LOVE YOU MAN!
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PARCHER!!!!!!!

DUDE, GO ON A PICNIC OR A LONG WALK
Maybe phish has a post board you can jump on to.
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One way or another this darkness...

has to be cleared. The song is about the Stones hired the ha to take care of security by GD recommendation. What finally was not. Enjoy the music and share the LOVE!

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What Got You on the Bus?