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skimfrosty
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Re: Young Furthur Fans

#4433 3 years ago
I'm 21........unemployed since the start of this month and getting ready to hike the Appalachian Trail for 1 month after I get back from Hampton, N. Charleston, and ATL......

enough about me........

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Docpaleo
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Re: Young Furthur Fans

#4444 3 years ago
It's grate to see all the new Deadheads on the bus!

Not an age thing at all...its an appreciation for the music, the love and the life!

I laughed earlier in the thread at comments that the older pholks just were not tech saavy because I'm 53 years old, used to run Magnetic Resonance Imaging using DOS commands, learned PEARL, UNIX, published several webpages for myself and others, listen to my music using FLAC and other lossless files and currently run a Nuclear Cardiology Stress lab.

Many of the younger pholks have seen many more shows than I and can quote chapter and verse on almost any aspect of the band or the scene. Even still, I've been a deadhead since the late sixties after first hearing "Morning Dew" on an outlaw radio station.

It's all relative...


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spiritfingers
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Re: Young Furthur Fans

#4642 3 years ago
nice whitey thanks for perspective.. young bucks like me get carried away sometimes

I'm 20, members from my two favorite bands one the same night.. Phil Lesh & Friends, Mardi Gras 2005, with all of Railroad Earth sitting in, seen 40-50 Dead related shows since and 34 or so RRE shows.. been blessed to meet so many grate heads, many older, but some young ones good folk too - what got me thru high school (and drug treatment!) was belief in a community based on respect, love, connection.. but still, was born too late for most of that come to find out.. but didn't miss ALL of it.
now getting to work with old head to sell his memorabilia on ebay, staying connected to the scene thru the older folks who really saw the magic.. it lives on the same, like Bobby said, No need to replace Jerry, he didn't go anywhere .. but Furthur is NOT the grateful dead from what I understand
CalliopesAndClowns
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Bobby fans are people too!!!

Re: Young Furthur Fans

#4643 3 years ago
dagan wrote:
Yep! almost 21 here. I got to see Jerry when he was still around a few times. I'm one of the very few my age who can say that.


You can't tell me you enjoy looking at that derp-face each time you post something. You saw Jerry, you know better.
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CalliopesAndClowns
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Bobby fans are people too!!!

Re: Young Furthur Fans

#4646 3 years ago
Deadhead4Obama wrote:
I'm 24, and graduated last spring with a BS in psychology. Currently working as a TSS in the Pittsburgh area. And as much as I hate to admit it, most of the cynsism (sp?) is correct about the young Furthur fans. Most aren't really 'Deadheads' and are just into the partying. Perhaps since they've actualyl taken the time to sign up for these boards and engage in intellectual discussion, there is potential for them.


For the most part I would say this is true. I don't know how you feel about it but I can usually pick out the people there just to party and take no interest in helping shape the show with a response to the music. Each person is entitled to experience it in their own way but I get frustrated with the amount of younger people coming out to cop and THEN score a miracle or cheap ticket off a kind soul with no real gratitude or understanding of what just took place.

I never had the chance to see Jerry, or Brent, or Keith or even Pig so I have no real way of connecting to what was except for older Heads, and they don't seem to enjoy all the antics the younger crowd brings.

I promise - a lot of us LOVE the music and are there to be a part of the magic several others have mentioned!!! I feel an immense amount of gratitude every time I've been privileged enough to see Bobby, Phil, Billly (and yes, even Mickey) walk out and play for us.
This afternoon, streets turned grey and I watched the cars below
My time coming any day, don't worry 'bout me, no
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