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wlewis
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Re: Ever get ripped off on shakedown street?

#28128 3 years, 5 months ago
i once bought fake LSD in the lot at spac in saratoga NY...i became livid after 3 or 4 hours and i went back to shakedown and saw the dude...i went up to him and called him out in front of everyone about him being a fucking scumbag and him being the reason why there is a shitty part of the scene...got my money back and taught him a mental lesson in front of 75-100 other people who were on my side...was only browsing from an unknown source because the known source never made it

but for that one negative experience i've had hundreds of positive experiences

i've heard way too many stories similar but its always from people who are new to the scene--might sound dumb but i experienced it all from someone who had already attended shows and knew what they were doing so i quickly learned how it worked and i cant even begin to imagine the number of people i have brought to their first shows


i've bought a ton of awesome art in the lot, dont feel i've ever been ripped off...art is subjective a lot of the time and its worth varies from person to person
who else is gonna bring you, a broken arrow?
the highway terror
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Re: Ever get ripped off on shakedown street?

#28130 3 years, 5 months ago
I got ripped off on 200 hit's of "L" once, gave the guy my last 90 bucks .
It looked good but was just plain blotter with nice pictures on it no zing at all.
I learned my lesson the first time, never buy off of wanderers , you'll never find them again.
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Ossumpei
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Re: Ever get ripped off on shakedown street?

#28157 3 years, 5 months ago
I got bunked once, which is a surprise, I've got a lot of stuff on the lot.

When I was looking to buy at the next show I was telling the guy that I had been bunked.

Someone standing next to me said, "you were bunked? here." He took a couple of hits from his stash, gave them to me, and just walked away.

It was great, Louisville 93. I was standing right behind Vince Welnick, next to backstage and right near some speakers. What a good time that was.
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gratefulade
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Re: Ever get ripped off on shakedown street?

#28454 3 years, 5 months ago
Yep, unfortunately it's happened a couple times. I like to think I'm pretty good at spotting them now. This year at Wanee we had some fella at our campsite that had some of everything and he kept saying "you can trust me, I'm an old-school deadhead." Lol, no thanks buddy.
83msg1sttyme
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Re: Ever get ripped off on shakedown street?

#28490 3 years, 5 months ago
DeadHead420 wrote:
I was plannin on sellin bracelets on Shakedown. Any advice? I dont wanna set up a table or anything.Not sure how much i should sell em for. Some will be hemp with glass beads. Some glass beads, n some smaller beads.....I dont wanna charge to much or too little.
THE CARDBOARD THING WILL WORK OR LOOP SEVERAL ONTO TO ONEcaps loc dont display them all in case they crack down on vending and want to take your shit keep some stashed in your pack or something..while im thinking about it you should get a money belt or a money walllet that hans round your neck and lays flat under your shirt i just saw some at the AAA store and thought of you hitching.back in the day everyone had this little pouch round their neck to hold your goodies,cash tickets etc
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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jaredlang
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Re: Ever get ripped off on shakedown street?

#28564 3 years, 5 months ago
Is anyone going to see Phish at Bethel this weekend? I will be there. Coming from Canada. I would love to hook up with someone that will not BUNK me. I'm a little paranoid when crossing borders, and worried about getting the worst BUNK of em all by a US Customs Agent.
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83msg1sttyme
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Re: Ever get ripped off on shakedown street?

#28620 3 years, 5 months ago
im gonna be there sat but i dont indulge
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
iamthedoor
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Re: Ever get ripped off on shakedown street?

#28773 3 years, 5 months ago
Yeah actually at Shoreline for the Dead show, got some bunk tabs. But in comparason with all the times I've been given free stuff i.e beer, food, tabs, art etc.. It ain't to bad, the guy was hangin on the outskirts of the lot an kinda seemed skittish, shoulda known
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thundershouter
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Re: Ever get ripped off on shakedown street?

#28810 3 years, 5 months ago
I've never been ripped off, but I've seen thieves and scammers get their asses beat. Tough luck I say.
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