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


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Ronny C (THERE IS ANOTHER FESTIVAL IN JULY!!!)
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Date Posted: 18:04:55 03/31/12 Sat
In reply to: Brian 's message, "Re: Watkins Glen Summer Jam memories or hallucinations?" on 18:21:59 03/05/12 Mon

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Hi

Brian- tell all. There is another festival coming it's in July near Columbus Ohio Im going with the two gutys I ent with previous-What the Heck ! - One More Trip

go to allgoodfestivals.com

you should go






I was the guy that brought up the violin bow. I had
>been standing on top of a cooler full of beer that I
>had carried 5 or 6 miles. It was still early in the
>morning and the Dead had not yet started their set.
>Graham had made a stage announcement looking for a
>violin bow for The Band. I was just sort of looking
>around, when someone handed me a violin bow, I suppose
>expecting me to pass it along toward the stage. I had
>other ideas, and ran with it the 4 or 4 hundred yards
>to the stage. People were parting like the Red Sea
>when I yelled that I had the bow! When I got to the
>stage, I handed the bow up, and Graham threw down a
>pin with some stupid picture on it. I said "what good
>is this?", and he said "It gets you back stage". I
>wandered around back stage while the Dead did their
>first set. Said "howdy" to Garcia, and hung out on
>the fence to the right of the stage with Joe Cocker!!
>After an hour or two, I left to meet up with my
>friends and watch the show. The best act in my
>opinion was the The Band that day. We left when it
>started pouring. What a memory.
>
>BG
>
>>>worked there helped build stage was working for
>>fillmor production co i remember it was called a day
>>on the green met all the bands good time
>>Great to see this subject. I was looking for info on a
>>>Woodstock 2009 and clicksurfed to this link.
>>>It is great to see the pics!
>>>4 of us drove a VW Bug from L.I. to the concert on
>>>Friday; I ended up hitching back alone 'cause I
>>>couldn't find the bug on Sunday morning.
>>>Since it was supposed to be a one day concert, we
>>>didn't bring camp gear, just blankets to sit on and a
>>>cooler of peanut butter and jelly sandwich stuff.
>>>I don't recall much of the drive, except that it was
>>>dark when we got there, music was playing and we
>>>decided to get our bearings to the stage by trucking
>>>through the woods and some little streams of mud.
>>>Before we got there, the sound checks/music ended.
>>>Oh well, back to the bug.
>>>In the morning, I decided to get back to the front
>>>early, before most of the crowd had awoken, so it was
>>>easy to step easily between the snoring and groggy
>>>bags on the ground.
>>>I ended up slightly to the right of center, 3rd row
>>>and it was excellent.
>>>I can not remember if Laura was with me in the
>>>beginning, but by the middle of the day I never saw
>my
>>>friends again until Tuesday back at home!
>>>I remember someone on stage (Billy Graham I think)
>>>asked the crowd if anyone had a violin bow, and it
>>>didn't take very long before a guy came up with one!
>>>They offered him a backstage pass and he looked
>>>puzzled. I don't know how high that guy was to turn
>it
>>>down.
>>>Oh, yeah. The wine was very good that was passed
>along
>>>the row, but it had a slight bitter "acidy" taste.
>>>Made the announcement about the "a**holes to get off
>>>the a**hole poles" even more funny.
>>>It probably accounts for the fact that I do not
>>>remember eating, bathroom breaks or other
>>>miscellaneous activities except listening to the
>>>music, dancing and laughing.
>>>When it started raining, one guy asked if I wanted to
>>>hang in his van until it stopped. He seemed cool and
>>>said it wasn't far, that there was a group with him
>>>and it was not far. OK-let's go.
>>>Well, it was about a 1/4 mile to the left and was a
>>>rental truck with a bunch of people in the back. We
>>>sat in the front and all of a sudden he was all hands
>>>and slobbery.
>>>No thanks. Very aggressive, tried to make me stay,
>but
>>>he was pretty much my size and I got outta there
>>>intact.
>>>I don't have a problem maintaining my head.
>>>Back to the music stage!
>>>The highlight for me was when they did the lights in
>>>the sky with the music. It was magical.
>>>(Please DO NOT tell me that was a hallucination!!)
>>>This has been long story, but the weirdest is yet to
>>>come.
>>>I couldn't find my friend's bug. Turns out I went in
>>>the wrong direction, so I started asking people if
>>>they were going back to LI. There was a car with 4
>>>people, two of whom were going to be dropped off
>North
>>>before the other two headed downstate.
>>>I fell asleep and when I woke up, I was in the car,
>>>parked on a street about 20 miles from home. I found
>a
>>>train station a few blocks away and instead of
>heading
>>>out on the island was going towards NYC. DUH. Got off
>>>next station, only about a dollar left in my pocket,
>>>started hitching.
>>>This is suicide today for a 17 year old female, but
>>>not back then. Got picked up by an off duty cop who
>>>gave me the lecture but ended up very near home and
>>>walked the rest of the way.
>>>GREAT MEMORIES!!

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