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Subject: Re: Watkins Glen Summer Jam memories or hallucinations?


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Ronny C (OUT RAGEOUS_I WOULD DO IT AGAIN!!!)
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Date Posted: 16:51:33 11/16/09 Mon
In reply to: stephen 's message, "Re: Watkins Glen Summer Jam memories or hallucinations?" on 13:18:47 03/18/09 Wed

Responding to this- YES I would do it again- I made it there with two of my buddies I still hang with. We drove up in my Chevy it was about 5-6 hrs away & my friend said let me drive & he took the keys- we made it in about 5-6 hrs no kidding!
He went through the gates at the Throughway without stopping, he would not let us make apit stop- we were drinking wine, he made us hold it, he went through the grass & down a hill when stopped at the exit by the Highway Patrol at the Exit to Watkins Glen or something I guess- Apparently
They alledgedly were not letting people in who did not live in the area. I was little paniked & afraid they would get my plate number or something- obviously it was not an ISSUE!!

WE drank wine all the way there & were smiling wne we got in , we drove in as far as we could & parked the car. Some freak gave me a sleeping bag because he did not want to carry it. I carried it awhile but HEY it was warm So I gave it to some dude who was trying to crash out on his car hood.We -drank wine all the way but did not have anything else- soon we did. All shared- We got up the hill a ways & just sat down & enjoyed all we could- we could see the stage but did not go further- we were fine! We were with all our brothers & sisters all of whom were great people- I miss them- where are all you at? Lets do it again!!!

Two buddies and I drove up from Fort Hill, Pa early
>Friday. We got there when they were still selling
>tickets and we were able to only buy two (no more
>money). However, soon after all of the fences got torn
>down and it was just free to everyone. When we first
>walked in, they management was trying to keep some
>walkways clear. So we walked up inside the first set
>of speaker towers and found a small spot to throw our
>sleeping bags down. It was the last place that close
>that was open. Pretty soon 'stuff' was getting passed
>around and we were feeling pretty good. We missed The
>Band's sound check but we caught The Allman Bros. and
>the Dead. By the time the sun set there were no longer
>any walkways just a sea of people forever. Around 2 or
>3 in the morning I tried to find the bathrooms. It was
>close to impossible to navigate through all the people
>and to have any idea which way to go. I think I got
>about 50 yards from where I started when I saw this
>circle of people chanting and shouting so I made my
>way over to see what all the fuss was about. In the
>middle of the circle was a couple intensely getting it
>on. I didn't hang around to witness the culmination
>and as I was meandering I over heard someone say that
>the Hell's Angels were driving there bikes through the
>crowd up ahead. So I said to myself, I don't have to
>go that bad and turned around to try and find my
>friends again. After about an hour and many stops to
>share with folks, I actually stumbled upon my buddies.
>Both nights helicopters were swooping over the crowd.
>Man that was wild particularly in the state we were
>in. Saturday was such a kick with the rain storm and
>the mud. Our car was parked really close to the stage
>so during the worst of the storm we cruised over to
>our car and hung out there. After the rain we watched
>folks go sliding down a little hill in the mud. We
>left extremely late Saturday night to head south. When
>we got out to the main road an turned to head home,
>there were cars lining the road for miles with people
>still trying to get in.

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