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post #101 of 149
I just wanted to post a reply to treqi (and anyone else that might be interested.) The Rainbow Gathering was amazing! Beautiful experience. I wish we could have stayed longer (were only there for a few days,) but our ride had to peace and we didn't want to burden a stranger with transporting an extremely pregnant chica like me. We came home and hit up a Mystery Train show the following weekend, but had to skip the Further shows in Philly for lack of funds. Definitely having a good summer!
post #102 of 149
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I just wanted to post a reply to treqi (and anyone else that might be interested.) The Rainbow Gathering was amazing! Beautiful experience. I wish we could have stayed longer (were only there for a few days,) but our ride had to peace and we didn't want to burden a stranger with transporting an extremely pregnant chica like me. We came home and hit up a Mystery Train show the following weekend, but had to skip the Further shows in Philly for lack of funds. Definitely having a good summer!
MORE DETAILS!!! please
i miss it so and need to live thru someone else going. so a blog or pics would make my dad!
post #103 of 149
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Hey, any of you on Phish tour or catching any shows this summer.
Im going to the Raleigh show. 1st time dh and I are going without the kids.

wooo hooo
We're going to see Phish at Austin City Limits fest in October. I haven't seen them since 2000!! I think we're going to have to bring our youngest (she'll be 19 months old), but I'm still completely excited!!! Hope you had a good time seeing them in Raleigh! We saw them there once a long time ago. Man I feel old now.

ETA: We're bringing our 13-year-old, too....this will be her first Phish show. She's excited, and I'm excited to share this with her!
post #104 of 149
We got to see Phish when they came to Blossom in June (30 minutes from our home!), and dh & I escaped for a wonderfully impractical road trip to see them at Alpine Valley this past weekend. It was awesome! The most amazing experience!
post #105 of 149
Any Burner Mamas around here?

post #106 of 149
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I used to love to go to shows! I miss it. Now we're lucky if we can make it to Clucking Blossom! (ok, who am I kidding, we always make it to CB! - It's a free show in Fairbanks--free music, free food, free books, art show, painting, etc, the bands even play for free) The main reason is that I now live in Alaska...gotta drive to get to bluegrass festivals, usually pretty far away. I looked for a show to go to that I could take the kids to while I was visiting my folks in VT, but everything was playing at night and in bars. I didn't even realize there was a Phish show the same weekend I came in (and I was busy with alumni stuff anyway). Anyway, thought I'd say hi to you mamas and live vicariously through you all! You don't mind, do you?
Hi Alaskaberry! Just wanted to say hi when I noticed you here on this thread! I used to live in the Goldstream Valley! I miss my Fairbanks days, I was there from 97-2001. We had lots of great music (relatively speaking), but I've definitely been soaking up the live music since coming back to the lower 48. Happy fall...best time of year up there!
post #107 of 149
Hi mama's! Who is going to Furthur in Chicago in November?? Im going the first night and DH is taking our son the 2nd night. Im a little nervous about my son going as I know its sold out and will be packed. We have not told him yet, but he is begging to go. Im gonna check it out the first night then hopefully give hubby the "ok"

Anyway we may have some extra tickets as the show grows near so let me know if you're lookin'
post #108 of 149
Just home from seeing FURTHER last night in Redmond, WA.... fantastic!! Rained a ton but was very warm!

I met a woman and her family that was so wonderful. I can't remember her name.... but her boy's name was Leaf (beautiful little boy with brown curls) and he was about 6-8 years old. Her husbands name was John, had those same curls. I left my tarp with her and we hadn't found our friends at that point yet. Anyone know who she is? She hails from CO. Long dark dreads that she mentioned she had been growing since she was 17. I just feel bad that we didn't make it back over to their family. Our friends handed me their 1 month old and I just had to hold her.

Anyhoo.... shot in the dark, but I really enjoyed her family and hoped to connect with them again.
post #109 of 149
I just scanned through the last few months of some posts here that I missed since the last time I popped in on this thread. When I posted in May I was looking forward to Further and was sad that I wasn't going to get to see Phish again. Well the Further show I had tickets for was cancelled, and at the last minute a friend offered to meet us at our hotel near Mansfield to babysit there while dh and I went to Phish!

We have tickets for Phish in Augusta and I CAN'T WAIT! We don't have a babysitter lined up, but we should be able to figure something out. DH is going to see DSO in New Jersey tomorrow. He's been doing some work in NYC and has been scheduling all his meetings around shows he wants to go to. I'm a little jealous, but as long as I get an occasional show in I'm good.
post #110 of 149
Ahh, DSO. They will be here in Pittsburgh the day after tomorrow. Sadly, I can't go. School night and all. I had a blast when they were here last November.

We didn't do any festivals or big shows this year, just the way life went this year. But I did get out to see our favorite local Grateful Dead cover band at a club last week! It was a packed house and a great time and they had a great jamgrass opening act.

I just talked to a friend who is going to see the Phish Halloween show in Atlantic City. She's betting they do a Springsteen album, in honor of the location. Her husband is betting on Zappa's "Joe's Garage."

Have fun at your shows, everyone!
I'll be living vicariously through you.

Jen
post #111 of 149
Big Phish fan here!!

My twins were conceived after one of the Miami shows for the 2009 NYE Run.

This summer, we went to 3 of the southern shows while I was pregnant and I made a sign that said "Pregnant with twins and craving GUMBO." Trey saw it in Charlotte and laughed, and then we got our Gumbo the next night.

Question, how old were your kids when you started taking them to shows/festivals? My twins are only 6 weeks old so they won't be going to any shows for summer tour 2011, but I'm hoping they get to experience a few Phish shows before the band breaks up for good in the future!
post #112 of 149
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Big Phish fan here!!

My twins were conceived after one of the Miami shows for the 2009 NYE Run.

This summer, we went to 3 of the southern shows while I was pregnant and I made a sign that said "Pregnant with twins and craving GUMBO." Trey saw it in Charlotte and laughed, and then we got our Gumbo the next night.

Question, how old were your kids when you started taking them to shows/festivals? My twins are only 6 weeks old so they won't be going to any shows for summer tour 2011, but I'm hoping they get to experience a few Phish shows before the band breaks up for good in the future!
That is very cool about Gumbo! And congrats on your new babies!

We just took two of our four kids to see Phish at Austin City Limits fest a couple of weeks ago. DD1 is 13, and she had a great time. She's been listening to Phish her whole life and has wanted to see them for years, but this has been the first show where we felt comfortable taking her. We also brought our 19-month-old DD, and she fell asleep during Phish's set.

Honestly, though, I don't enjoy taking little ones into shows/festivals. I know others do it without a problem, but it is stressful for me with the large crowds.
post #113 of 149
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That is very cool about Gumbo! And congrats on your new babies!

We just took two of our four kids to see Phish at Austin City Limits fest a couple of weeks ago. DD1 is 13, and she had a great time. She's been listening to Phish her whole life and has wanted to see them for years, but this has been the first show where we felt comfortable taking her. We also brought our 19-month-old DD, and she fell asleep during Phish's set.

Honestly, though, I don't enjoy taking little ones into shows/festivals. I know others do it without a problem, but it is stressful for me with the large crowds.
I really like that Phish has a family zone. When they are old enough to not need a stroller, we will probably take a big blanket and sit on the lawn in the family zone, giant headphones on the girls to protect their ears, and rock out as a family.
post #114 of 149
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Big Phish fan here!!

My twins were conceived after one of the Miami shows for the 2009 NYE Run.

This summer, we went to 3 of the southern shows while I was pregnant and I made a sign that said "Pregnant with twins and craving GUMBO." Trey saw it in Charlotte and laughed, and then we got our Gumbo the next night.

Question, how old were your kids when you started taking them to shows/festivals? My twins are only 6 weeks old so they won't be going to any shows for summer tour 2011, but I'm hoping they get to experience a few Phish shows before the band breaks up for good in the future!
Cool story! My best friend is good friend's with one of the band member's spouses and we always try to sneak a request in every few tours or so. (This fall was Ride Captain Ride and we got it in Amherst! )

As for babes at shows....I think it all depends on your babe and your expectations. DS has been to few festies and some small outdoor shows but no Phish yet. (Only because I like to let my guard down and still have some fun if you know what I mean).
He loves the band though, so if I take him to a show it will probably be at a shed in the summer where I can find a chill spot on the lawn with other families and take things at his speed. Indoor venues get very loud, very smokey and I wouldn't be comfortable taking him to one of those until he's a bit older and can communicate exactly how he's feeling and how he's doing. I chilled with some very cool families at the Amherst shows, one had a 7 yr old DD and the other a 10 yr old son. They were having a great time and have been to several shows in the past. The family with the boy ended up leaving during the second set because the kiddo was extremely tired but they were really cool about it and you could tell they had their kid's best interest in mind. I've seen extremely careless parents at shows before so this was like a breath of fresh air.
post #115 of 149
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Cool story! My best friend is good friend's with one of the band member's spouses and we always try to sneak a request in every few tours or so. (This fall was Ride Captain Ride and we got it in Amherst! )

As for babes at shows....I think it all depends on your babe and your expectations. DS has been to few festies and some small outdoor shows but no Phish yet. (Only because I like to let my guard down and still have some fun if you know what I mean).
He loves the band though, so if I take him to a show it will probably be at a shed in the summer where I can find a chill spot on the lawn with other families and take things at his speed. Indoor venues get very loud, very smokey and I wouldn't be comfortable taking him to one of those until he's a bit older and can communicate exactly how he's feeling and how he's doing. I chilled with some very cool families at the Amherst shows, one had a 7 yr old DD and the other a 10 yr old son. They were having a great time and have been to several shows in the past. The family with the boy ended up leaving during the second set because the kiddo was extremely tired but they were really cool about it and you could tell they had their kid's best interest in mind. I've seen extremely careless parents at shows before so this was like a breath of fresh air.
Yeah, I wouldn't take them to an indoor venue until maybe high school. Haha. I just think an outdoor venue, like Charlotte, would have been a perfect place for a Family Phish outing. Besides, their father and I really like to let loose at Phish, since it's really the only place we can let loose, and I don't need them there ALL the time. I just hope they get to experience it at some point!

At Alpharetta this summer, I saw a woman with an INFANT in the pit on July 4th. When everyone went crazy during the RATM cover, I feared for that baby's life. Why anyone would take a small child into a pit is beyond me.
post #116 of 149

hey mamas, huge phish head here.  I love how we are all connected.  I am all about that these days.  ShadowMoon, I too, have a friend who is friend with the band.  She is quite the amazing woman and happens to be also a moon-loving mama.

 

Haven't brought the children to shows yet (3, 5, 7) but they are totally wanting to.  Instead we are going to see The McLovins at the Brooklyn Bowl on 11/21, it's a free show and the band is suppsed to be great (Tom Marshall wrote a song for them recently, and they did a very well-respected YEM posted on Y ouTube that Trey was very fond of)

 

Whenever I go to a show I am without fail reminded of why they are the best live band out there today. 

DH is more of a Deadhead and enjoys going to Phish but will remind me that it just isn't the same as seeing Jerry.  True, but they are where the pulse is at!

Anyone getting to the NYE run?

I believe that I have tix for a couple of the nights.

Nothing pumps me up more than a great show (well, and with a good vantage point for sight and sound)

post #117 of 149

My friend is doing NYE and I think she's nuts. I'm too much of a country girl to think being in Times Square on NYE sounds like anything but hell. I don't care how much I love Phish! We had an amazing time at the Augusta show. We took dh's 17 year old cousin to her first show and she loved it. I got my Reba and dh got his Harry Hood and we were both delighted. :)

 

Have you seen the Furthur dates?! If you are in the NE, lucky us! DH has been travelling to NYC for work a lot lately, and I think they are playing something like 10 shows there in March, so I'm happy for him that he'll be able to catch a few. I haven't figured out how I can find my way into at least one show, but I'm optimistic. He saw them in NY a few weeks ago and it sounds like it was an amazing show.

 

DD is 4.5 and I don't see her enjoying a whole show beyond the initial novelty of it. But I could be totally wrong. We'd only consider outdoor venues with early showtimes, but an opportunity hasn't come up yet. (Well, except for the Furthur show in VT that was cancelled at the alst minute last summer. Yes, I'm still bitter!)

post #118 of 149
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Hey now mamas!  I disappeared from the internet world while on the road so now that I'm back I figured I should stop in since I started the thread but never came back LOL!!

 

So stoked about the recently announced Furthur dates... we did a few shows from this last tour and the last ones too. AMAZING!!!!  Crossing our fingers for DSO on NYE. We also hit a John K Band show in Baltimore recently which only about 100 people attended since it was only their 3rd show, I believe, and it wasn't overly advertised. Small, intimate venue. Incredible. Got to meet John K and chat for a bit. Super cool.

 

OH!!! and we hit the Christmas Jam in Asheville NC a couple of weeks ago... whoa. Def worth traveling to again next year. However, the police presence was horrible and harrassing for almost no reason. I never imagined I would need to worry about being a target for profiling ESPECIALLY in the famed Asheville. Sheesh. DP totally got picked out of the crowd for no reason and questioned, searched :-(  Talk about humiliating. While I was talking to our friends about how frustrating it was to be in that position for what I believed was simply "looking heady" , a lady officer approached me and literally threated me for "running my mouth"and told me I "better walk away". Wierd. I haven't been in a position like that since I was a kid. No bueno. Super disappointing. There were cops EVERYWHERE... all over the streets, hanging out in front of bars- and even inside the venue. Blah. Rant over. LOL

 

Loving you Family mamas!!!

post #119 of 149

Haven't been around in a while either, but I wanted to respond to your Asheville experience, Milky.  I'm from there, and used to enjoy shows all the time, now I hear the scene has changed a lot. More police at shows/in the lot and a lot more searches and arrests. It is crazy, and unfortunately is just a sign of the town's transition to a bourgeouis haven for wealthy tourists/vacation home owners.  Where the unique vibrant "weird" population was something to be celebrated and cultivated 10 years ago, the shop owners and chamber of commerce have started cracking down on the street kids and pushing out the more funky shops/hangouts/bars in favor of more upscale boutiques and restaurants.  It's still a great city, but the face has changed a lot, and the police are definitely more aggressive than they used to be. In my days there, almost anything went, but it seems times have changed.

 

Anywho, now we live in Tallahassee, so we have to travel quite a ways to see a Phish or Further show.  We mostly stick to local festivals and artists nowadays.  We took our daughter to our fave fest, The Magnolia Festival in October, and are excited to go to SpringFest in March. David Grisman, the Avett Brothers, Cornmeal and several of the SCI side projects will be there - -wonder if there will be any kind of reunion jam?? That would be awesome!

post #120 of 149

Hey there,

I was wondering if any of you would go to a 4 day festival by yourself.. Camping, hopefully VIP ticket. I have no one around me to go with but really want to go to ALL GOOD this year, have never been and it looks great.

Thanks

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