BOYCOTT NITROUS - KEEP THE SCENE CLEAN
BOYCOTT NITROUS....man you said it! I mean it's one thing to have a small tank going for some friends if that's what
you're into, but we've all seen the crack man out there surrounded by hundreds of empty balloons that he will not doubt
just leave there when he's done rakin' it in. Perhaps here is a good place for someone of knowledge to tell us how nitrous
works on the brain?
No doubt, much of it has to do with the presence of H in the land which is much more prevalant than it was "back in the
day". So we're kinda cunfused about what's to do? Perhaps our answers can be found in the music? "If you get confused,
listen to the music play!" Also, as a similar thread has put up..."Ain't no time to hate". We've been attempting to find
in other songs that might help us through this. "There is a road, no simple highway"...? "If you plant ice, you're gonna
harvest wind"....? Comes a time.......? On and on... And the idea put forth that nothing's going to be accomplished by
people avoiding "shakedown" is obviously quite true.
Gotta bring this up. gratefuldad420, thanks for posting those YT clips of "good" shakedown scenes.... they kinda warm
the heart and give hope. But the fifth one...Mann Center I think it is....what IS up with the ballons? Are those just
regular ol' balloons, or nitrous balloons? The reason we ask is because of the kids waiting in line for them....and we mean
KIDS..........??? Can't figure that out.
Yeah, at the Mann center, it's home of the Philly nitrous crew, and the reason I mentioned to avoid those guys, because they don't clean up after themselves, they don't put the money they take back into the scene and they have been known to get violent. I am not sure if we can do it, because nitrous IS hella fun, but we need to stop giving these guys money, or else they'll never go away.
I am guilty of liking nitrous, but when I do it, some friends and I go to the suppliers and buy our own tank, to share with our friends back at the hotel room, before and after the show. I even walked down to the BGCC from my hotel with 3 large punching balloons full, for myself. But we as a group need to stop supporting these assholes who just come to take away as much money as they can without helping out the scene, and don't even care about our music.
As I said, I am guilty of doing a few balloons when I want to party, but please, DO NOT buy it off those assholes running all the tanks up and down the east coast, or even on some lots on the west coast. If you take a look at them for about 2 minutes, you can tell that the majority of the nitrous vendors are just shady punks who do not belong on our scene. I have found the occasional nitrous guy on lot who does give good deals, is there for the music, and just happens to sell balloons. They accept refill balloons, collect their garbage, and spend money with the other vendors. They are few and far between, though, and if they aren't these type of people, please don't buy their nitrous!
I am not one to demonize any drug, but the people and the actions surrounding the people using them are definitely open to scrutiny!