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post #21 of 786
Whitney, thanx so much for merging the threads!!

I hope all you mamas are enjoyin the summertime!!!


Lizzo!!! Congrats on !!! So many mamas around me are preggo again and I'm totally getting the itch. I made a chart to see how old Madison would be when the baby is born based on when we concieve : . I think we will try for an EDD around 11/07 so she will be about 2 & a 1/2. How old will Makena be? When are you moving to the Fort? We have to get together when you come out - with Meredith (yogamerd) too!!!

Meredith, give me a call when you come down for WSP. I have a HUGE bag of clothes for Kendra. Some good summer stuff too . We're getting so stoked for RR Queso. We decided not to do Flagstaff because we just don't think Madison would be happy (LOTS of driving in a small amount of time and RR right after we'd get back. Plus we're broke). We're having a pool party at our community pool on the 2nd from noon to 3 or so. Please come by!! There's a pool and a hot tub and some grills.

Next show: the Big Wu this Thursday
post #22 of 786
RR Queso
That was so cute!
post #23 of 786
Thread Starter 
Anyone watching the Bonnaro live feeds??? Totally cool!! PM for the link, or let me know if I can post it here!!
post #24 of 786
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Originally Posted by Lizzo
We don't DMB- the secne is pretty lame. If I wanted to I could just walk around my (SUPER college) town at 2 AM when students are back and get the same experience without paying fitty bucks...sorry to be a downer, just how I feel!

I'm sorry hon, but I HAD to laugh at this one. I'm originally from Williamsport (not too far from you) and have been to State College (closest head shop when we were growing up )!! I just completely understand what you're talking about.

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Oh yeah... PS... Earth Angel~ did you see my response to your Q's on the "Festival" thread before the merge
Yes, Yes...thank you!! Very helpful!! We will hopefully get out there, but just aren't sure. Sounds like a nice, family friendly place!!

We might still hit Phil and Friends In Mass too (caspian's mamma, we found a nice camp ground only about a 20 min drive away or so if you're still going???), just not sure what with Dh and his building schedule. We are both really hoping it all works out though, so, hopefully with all those good intentions, something will materalize. I just SOOOO need to get my groove on
post #25 of 786
whit: thanks for the reminder. i've been rocking out on and off all night, since i got home from work. it's a pretty poor substitute for actually being there, but it's a lot better than driving all the frickin way to tennessee!! i wanna stay up for mike, but i think my valerian will kick in before then.

earth: i've already got my tix, so i'm going regardless (esp after watching tonight's performance). i just haven't figured out yet whether we'll crash or drive home, because i don't know if i'll have the next day off from work... and, unfortunately, they way it's been i probably won't know till the preceding saturday. i'll keep you posted asap, though! either way, i still wanna hook the kids up if you guys come down for it.
post #26 of 786
Wow, it sounds llike there are some STELLAR shows happening down there! We were supposed to go see the Chesse @ Redrocks last summer as a finale to my pregnancy and the last trip we'd take as just a couple, but DH had border-crossing issues and we were denied (damn America's war on drugs!!!- that's a whole other rant!).

Mah well, DH is still not allowed in the States, but we're working on it- it's all the great line-ups you get that's motivating him to ge the waiver.
post #27 of 786

Protective ear-wear

Do you have protective ear-wear for your little ones?

If so what kind and where did you get it?
post #28 of 786
i'd use the little moldable swimming ear plugs. we tried the foam ones when ds was 2yo, but it was too easy for him to yank them out.

i don't know about 1yo and younger, but ds didn't mind the noise. he's always been exposed to it, though, so he may have already built an immunity. (during my second trimester i took him, in utero, to see our friend spin a hardcore set at a rave. i also used to drum on my belly all the time when i was driving around, so he could feel the beats.)

ds's biggest problem was the crowd. i think if he'd been younger and in a sling or nursing, he'd have done fine. but he was old enough to want his own space, yet still too small to understand why there were SO many people and why it was SO loud and why it was dark, but had crazy flashing lights. that's when we were in regular seats, though. he did fine when we were way in the back, or on the lawn.
post #29 of 786
I definitely prefer the lawn now that we have two kiddos. It makes it easier to stake out a place by setting up your blanket. I also like to go with some other adults that way we can put the kids in the middle of the blanket and line it up on 3 sides with adults to help keep the kiddos corralled. Plus, I bring lots of toys, games, coloring books and crayons, and some play doh as well as lots of healthy snacks and juice for the kids. I always get my bag searched and they haven't ever said I couldn't take any of the stuff into the show but some venues won't allow drinks no matter what.

I did use ear protection. The swimming ones are great. But, now they are older they won't wear them at all. It was much easier when they were younger, now they are old enough to tell me they don't want to wear them and then refuse. So, for now they don't wear it. We are usually on the lawn so the noise isn't so bad. I wish they would wear them but I understand why they don't. They aren't exactly comfie.

Peace,
Shelbi
post #30 of 786
Hi Mamas ~ Just found this thread!!

We're not doing a whole lot this summer except for shows that are close to where we live. We are definetly going to High Sierra Music Festival. We're talking about going to Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and I'm thinking about trying to make it out to Burning Man.

I want to go to SNWMF and sell my henna. I'm thinking that I could do henna for free and ask for donations... what do ya'll think? I have tons of henna left over from this festival that I was doing and then it turned out to be sh*tty weather and no one showed up.
post #31 of 786
Thread Starter 
I think tha tis a great idea Meghan! And that way if you just ask for donations, the po-po cant get you for vending w/out proper papers! I used to sell all my stuff that way and it always worked out!~
post #32 of 786
grrrrr... it drives me frickin CRAZY when people see me carrying a toddler and still ask me to toss my snacks. i freaked on the poor woman at radiohead, but we were parked way far away and i damn sure wasn't about to throw away and entire box of mary's gone crackers. (they're like $4 a box!)

i always try to help by making sure my stuff is pretty limited and ALWAYS sealed. when you point that right out to them, they usually oblige. (here's hoping great woods won't be too cranky this summer, because there's only so much stuff i can cram down my pants!

shelbi (and anyone else with kids over 4yo): do you buy tix for your kids yet? if so, at what age did you start? were some venues more lax about it than others? ds just turned 3 this month and he's still pretty small, so i haven't bothered yet. plus, he gets a little anxious in the big crowd at the gate, so he usually asks to be picked up anyway (seeming more "babyish" than, say, a 6yo strutting in alone). i've always made it a point to expose him to as much music as possible, but it's gonna be REAL hard when i have to start shelling out full price for it. (i'm guessing dh will be staying home a lot! )
post #33 of 786
Meghan!!! So good to hear from you!

SO we are going to see Huey Lewis tomorrw. Dh loves him so we are going for a late Father's Day gift.

I wish we were hittin up some more fests this summer. Telluride Bluegrass just went down last weekend but it was just too expensive and we dropped the ball on getting camping .
post #34 of 786
Hey hey mamas! We're doing Phil and friends w/GRAB in Camden and Holmdel. I'm kinda bummed about missing Raleigh b/c that is my birthday and I love(d) spending my birthdays w/dead and phish. I used to really look forward to that, and have quite a few bd shows. We're looking into all good festie and gathering of the vibes. Not much for the haps this summah here either.

Caspian-our oldest is 7 and we're planning on buying him his own tickets this year, but still not for the 4 yo or the 2 yo. Some venues are more strict than others. If you are hassled, just wait and try to go thru a diff line later. . I think most venues want you to start buying a seat when they are old enough to need one-this is why lawn is easier to not get hassled about no tix with. The actual age is usually around 6, and again, it depends on the venue.
post #35 of 786
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shelbi (and anyone else with kids over 4yo): do you buy tix for your kids yet? if so, at what age did you start? were some venues more lax about it than others? ds just turned 3 this month and he's still pretty small, so i haven't bothered yet. plus, he gets a little anxious in the big crowd at the gate, so he usually asks to be picked up anyway (seeming more "babyish" than, say, a 6yo strutting in alone). i've always made it a point to expose him to as much music as possible, but it's gonna be REAL hard when i have to start shelling out full price for it. (i'm guessing dh will be staying home a lot! )
Don't they usually tell you when you buy tix who (what ages) still gets in free??? My oldest Ds is 5 now, and it seems most places still let 5 and under in free. Gosh, it would be so expensive to take him too....and then once my 2 yr old is of age to have to pay too.....
post #36 of 786
"Don't they usually tell you who still gets in free???" (EA)

'they' tell me lots of things, mama... doesn't mean i always listen! and it's definitely worth the $30+ to just try another gate, like shelbi suggested.
post #37 of 786
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Originally Posted by caspian's mama
"Don't they usually tell you who still gets in free???" (EA)

'they' tell me lots of things, mama... doesn't mean i always listen! and it's definitely worth the $30+ to just try another gate, like shelbi suggested.
Good point I've just not really thought about it till you asked.....cause it will most likely mean we will get to make it to even LESS shows ...which isn't something very fun to think about!!
post #38 of 786
I have been buying them tickets lately. I used to just try and get in by hassling with the people at the door and making a big fuss and they would just let me in. Plus, we used to get a lot of miracles that way. But, now they are so big that I just save myself the hassle and buy the tickets. I am going to try and volunteer at the Flowmotion Summer Meltdown this summer to try and get some free tix since we are broke once again. It does limit the amount of shows that I go to because of the price. It sucks but it makes me choose my shows carefully.

Peace,
Shelbi
post #39 of 786
that does suck. even if casi stays small for his age, he won't be small forever! if he really does like the scene as he gets older, though, we'll probably just go to the jammy stuff together and leave daniel at home. maybe 1-2x a year we can splurge on something all 3 of want to see, like radiohead or pixies.
post #40 of 786
Fortunately, I live in a town with a great local music scene. There are concerts in the parks that are free all summer long, and lunch time concerts that are free at the library. So, we get to see some music but mostly local stuff. The bigger jambands who are charging 50+ per ticket is a bit out of reach. I guess that is why I will never see the Dead again. They charge too much for a family of 4 to attend especially with gas, food, and camping figured in. I could go to a national park for less. So, I just go to the acts that I really am dying to see. I already saw Panic last summer so this summer I had to pass. I guess that is just part of growing old and doing that whole responsible parent thing.

Peace,
Shelbi
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