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bitzer87
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9246 3 years, 3 months ago
definitely not a tragedy.
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DetroitChris
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9248 3 years, 3 months ago
Cornjulio wrote:
Geez...the thread title is a little misleading.

I too have taken my kid to shows, and have dealt with these wooks. First thing I always do when I take my kid to the shoe, is get to know the Security/ushers of my section and make small talk.

At SCI at the Beacon who my son used to love, before icarly and Katy Perry stole his heart, we had first row of the Center Loge on the isle. I of course protect the isle, when some spinster decides he's going dance, twirl, and puff his chillin with as much flair as possible.

Three times I politely asked if he would stop blowing massive plumes of pot smoke in front of my kid. Just step back a couple of rows. After the third request I got two violent spins into me, which were then followed by a huge plume of smoke blown in me and my kids direction.

Now my dander is up. So I ask him if he has a ticket for the section. "yes". Really let me see it. Sure enough 5 rows behind me. I grab the ticket, rip it to shreds, throw it over the balcony. I told him he fucked with the wrong guy, grabbed him by his shirt, physically escorted him up the isles and out the doors the lobby and inform the security that this guy had no ticket for this area and was harassing me and my kid. He starts screaming "you took my ticket." I replied in front of the security person, "maybe we should go through your pockets and see if it's there?"

I walked back into the show, and never saw him again. Problem solved.

So my strong suggestion at any reserved show, is make the security know you're there with your kid. I will always ask the folks around me before the show starts to be discreet in their ways. For the most part, it works wonders. But sometimes, ya gotta do what ya gotta do.


+1 to you. That's an awesome story.
captaintony
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9249 3 years, 3 months ago
yeah, misleading title, scared me for a second. Thought we had a Pittsburgh repeat.
Cornjulio
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9253 3 years, 3 months ago
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No, I agree with the top two comments. There's some things kids that age don't need to see. There's alot of shit going on in the crowds and kids that age can't comprehend a lot of it even if you do try to explain it.[/quote]

Nonsense, about the only age that I could agree with you on would be 9-10. Before that, you can explain away anything, and if you're on your game, you can distract them.

By 11, they've already gotten the drug education/propaganda that has been force fed, and at that time it's the perfect fun and yet educational opportunity.

Should I not bring them to a major where craziness abounds? Kids today are way more observant than you think they are. My kid's in 3rd grade and hears and sees a lot of crap from kids in his school, around town or on TV. If you shelter your kid too much you can expect one of two things:

a) They will be woefully unprepared when the merciless aspects of this world come at them, or
b) They'll lose respect for you and withdraw from you cause you not preparing them, and they will not feel comfortable confiding and talking with you about everything that is coming their way. (A lot earlier than when we were kids.)
captaintony
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9255 3 years, 3 months ago
Cornjulio wrote:


No, I agree with the top two comments. There's some things kids that age don't need to see. There's alot of shit going on in the crowds and kids that age can't comprehend a lot of it even if you do try to explain it.[/quote]

Nonsense, about the only age that I could agree with you on would be 9-10. Before that, you can explain away anything, and if you're on your game, you can distract them.

By 11, they've already gotten the drug education/propaganda that has been force fed, and at that time it's the perfect fun and yet educational opportunity.

Should I not bring them to a major where craziness abounds? Kids today are way more observant than you think they are. My kid's in 3rd grade and hears and sees a lot of crap from kids in his school, around town or on TV. If you shelter your kid too much you can expect one of two things:

a) They will be woefully unprepared when the merciless aspects of this world come at them, or
b) They'll lose respect for you and withdraw from you cause you not preparing them, and they will not feel comfortable confiding and talking with you about everything that is coming their way. (A lot earlier than when we were kids.)[/quote]


I agree with you to a point, I don't believe in sheltering kids also, but you don't have to slam it in their face repeatedly until it becomes normal to be around. Some of the scenes I've been too I would have never subjected my kids to. They ain't ready, but that's just my two cents.
TheWuby
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9256 3 years, 3 months ago
I dont have kids, but if I did, I probably wouldnt be bringing them to furthur shows. Not tryin' to judge ya or any thing, but what if you brought your kids to a show and they witnessed something like what happened in Pittsburgh? How would you explain that one to them? I can't even explain it to myself! like someone else said, there's a lot going on at these shows that kids that young probably shouldnt be exposed to. Either way, like I said, I don't have kids so what do I know. "Tragedy" was definitely misleading in the threads title.
Colorado Greg
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9257 3 years, 3 months ago
Ah.. one of my favorite quotes...common sense is not so common. Another one is... instant asshole just add alcohol. Personally I would love to see less beer being hawked in the parking lot. Hey I don't drink much at all (give me bud not budweiser) and I constantly have people getting in my face in the lot about what beer deals they have going, which is ok I guess, but like if I am walking by your open cooler (often with a sign) and showing no interest, I REALLY don't need to hear what deals you have going on! Also I really do not think we can put any age requirements on Furthur, or maybe something more encompassing like 8 to 80! With that being said I gotta say to the original poster that maybe tragedy is a bit strong, most notably with the recent death in Pitt. I think we all are nervous that more bad vibes could follow that night, and I gotta say when I read the title of this post I was really upset thinking the worst. Overall I think we all need to respect each others space at shows, PERIOD.
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spinneresque108
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9258 3 years, 3 months ago
If people would like to have the kids vs. no kids at shows argument, perhaps they could have it in a differently titled thread?
captaintony
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9261 3 years, 3 months ago
spinneresque108 wrote:
If people would like to have the kids vs. no kids at shows argument, perhaps they could have it in a differently titled thread?


started a new thread....
UncleGrizz
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9264 3 years, 3 months ago
captaintony wrote:
spinneresque108 wrote:
If people would like to have the kids vs. no kids at shows argument, perhaps they could have it in a differently titled thread?


started a new thread....





Damn, you really did !
That's hilarious. =)
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Ace#11
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9274 3 years, 3 months ago
Maybe you should just wait until there is a outdoor show ? and you can have fresh air for the kiddies and plenty more room to spread it out,.That sucks they had a bad time , and that spinner should go behind the board if he wants to "spin" as they say. I rock out but , I certainly don't close my eyes and start wildly flailing about, that kind of annoys me when peeps do that unless it was there first show ever , and then it is AWESOME! I think a liitle boy or girl should be able to go to the right kind of show , but hockey sheds and small venues are not the right shows for children to attend and dude you have been around the scene and this should be common knowledge.
Ramblin_Joe
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Re: Tragedy in FL

#9301 3 years, 3 months ago
Just pretend you hate the Grateful Dead and your step-daughter will probably grow up to love them.
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