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The Serenity Garden (journal part II)

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325 posted 07-31-2004 04:09 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Thanks illana

Lol at Reb, not at you, with you.

A Music tale:


Couple of years back my friends and I were at a Radiohead show maybe 5 rows out from the stage. If you know Radiohead then you know they're not exactly the kind of band you'd expect to have a racous moshpit. Well we were wrong.

Once Radiohead appeared their was a huge swell to the stage and over the course of a few songs things got worse. So bad that the usually reserved singer started shouting "Eh you #@$#%@ wankers better quit it!" even pointing out specific 'wankers' in the crowd.One of those wankers happened to be a very very large guy in our section who kept causing trouble, including bumping one of my friends earlier.

As a grisled veteran of moshpits (i just wanted to say grisled veteran) I was fine but a few of my friends wanted out. As we were about to leave I noticed that 3 teenage girls were getting crushed near the front so grabbing one of my friends I went in deeper. One girl was particularly horrified and another looked like she had been hit, so using my body as a shield(this is when i still had a body that could be used for things other than scientific/science fiction research) I made enough space for the girls to get through. It was hard to acknowledge their thank you's but I managed to smile between grimaces as the blows rained upon my back and head.

Once the girls were out my friend looked around and asked me how the hell we were going to get out. Once the pounding had stopped I actually was having fun being only feet away from the stage but seeing the look on my pit rookie's friend's face and the crush of the crowd getting worse I needed a plan of action.

Well when the going gets tough...
I asked my friend to turn around and put out his elbows. He complied but before he could finish asking why I had picked him up and running full steam, used him as a battering ram to get out. Picture the parting of the Red sea in the Ten Commandments. I apologized
to my friend but he was too busy laughing to notice, that is, until that very very big jackass I mentioned earlier was directly
in our path. "Raph slow down! Seriously Raph slow down!"  Of course I didn't and we torpedoed the sucker not stopping until we were well at the back were we hid for the rest of the concert. Not as funny or interesting as the stories in here an amusing tale amongst me friends. Ah the good old days     Wonder what ever happened to old batterin' ram?
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326 posted 07-31-2004 04:27 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

OMG, I am so sorry, I DO need a life!  I went by the computer and thought I would see what was going on in here.  Raph you are lucky you didn't tear a ligament, and if it was not so funny, your incident is very sad. Tip:  Always put a glass or bottle of water in the fridge before bed.  While I am at it - let's remind people about Sea's tip about staying cool just 'cause it works!  Put your sheets in the freezer before you jump on them or in them to beat the heat.  Any who...

Raph’s puddle lead me to my Jell-O wrestling memory.  Why you ask – Jello-O wrestling?  First, ask anyone who knows me, I hate "any mess," and was dubbed Martha almost all my life here,  but I was dared by "friends" that I couldn't stand to do it.  Well like any blonde, tell them they can't do something,  and they are first in line, I think it is just inbred.  Besides, it was a charity drive for Children's Hospital, so I figured how bad could it be?  I had seen the women wrestlers on the poster, and they were not too big, and I was told they would be acting most of the time so we just played along.  

All my girlfriends were there waiting, and I couldn’t back out now.  So there I was on some sort of a waterbed type thingee, (it was raised off the ground and bounced is all I remember,) when up climbed, not I replace that verb with “jumped,”  a 25 foot Amazon in braids yet! Run says my stomach, but I look at all those girls who said I couldn’t do this and stubbornness won out.  A bell dings, and rushing towards me is a fate worse than death I swear!  This Amazon then started pushing green Jell-O where no Jell-O should ever go.  Now considering my athletic abilities at that time were cheer-leading and running after boys I hung in there really well, until ... I tried to stand up to jump on her to see how she liked it.  I bonked my head on the referee's chin making him cut his lip, slid into the Amazon’s belt buckle and cut my leg big time on it, then slid off that Jell-O-coated contraption onto the concrete floor and the tore my cartilage in my left knee, and it turned out I needed arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage. I really HAD fallen and couldn't get up so they got an ambulance, and then they called the match because of obviously what they deemed was my stupidity not hers. (Well it beat her winning.)  Like I was 5'6 and she was 25 feet tall, what part of that doesn't make sense - well okay she was about 5,11 or 6 ft. but still?   I wanted to sue them for all the damage (mostly being thrown around by that Amazon, but they reminded me of the release form I signed.) Shoot!  In later years that stupid incident cost me tons of pain in that knee and when I went to have surgery when I tore all the ligaments in that same knee skiing, I found out that dumb doctor had removed the cartilage not repaired it so I did have just cause for a legal suit but too late.

I am so sorry to take up so much space but I truly do have a million stupid stories, and unfortunately each one is all too true.  Nancy Lee and Chris you will appreciate the time I stole the Ontario/Manitoba flag off the pole  at the border going into Falcon Lake for a boyfriend’s breezeway - shall I go there?  I “borrowed” my Dad’s car, loaded it full of girls, and a trunk full of “rot-gut”, but I ended up in jail with three girlfriends to be taught a horrible lesson I tell you I never forgot!  

Nan, Karen, Kit - go read a book you know all these ones.  Anyway when you do get hard up for stories, I have gazillions unfortunately.  I have mellowed some over the years, and won't go as far back as Willow and I when we were young as that would teach kids the wrong things, but there are some cute ones that could be repeated.  Like the time we took the Dean's car, and put it on the roof of the facility building  "for fun" I got caught.  I was UofM's worst nightmare I tell you, and her ladyship Willow, encouraged me all the time. Actually dated a construction guy to get access to the crane that lifted that Volkswagon that time.  Tsk, tsk.
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327 posted 07-31-2004 04:32 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Woodstock, Jello wrestling and all, You rock Mysteria lol.
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328 posted 07-31-2004 04:37 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

WaHoo...the guys are showing up!  Reb, I love your story, and I know there has to be more...

Raph...you poor fellow...I hope you're back in one piece SOON....

girls...what would I ever do without y'all?

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329 posted 07-31-2004 04:38 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Oh you two - those stories are something else!  Scary stuff police in foreign city, been there too LOL.

Raph, I wonder if Helga is still around, next time take her to a concert, trust me they will move if she growls.  Now I really need some of Saturday and sun, see you all later.

Iliana - I can not spill the beans publically on Almost Husband #1 - I signed a binding legal document I wouldn't sorry, but believe me when I tell you I would love to.

I did meet the Beatles though will that do?  Ringo was really very nice to me and held my hand to get me past all the male reporters who were bigger than I was.  They stopped at the airport in Winnipeg, and I was working for CKRC radio at the time, and went out with the news guy to the airport to do a story on it. It was very ugly when we got back to the station as we were literally attacked by so many young girls wanting to even touch people that had shaken hands with them etc.  They tore off my top and ripped out patches of my hair and from the parking spot to the door I lost my purse and shoes.  If anyone has pictures of that I would sure appreciate it, as I didn't keep a ton of stuff and am trying to put an album together for my two girls, rough when your life is not computerized LOL, but yours will be at least.
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330 posted 07-31-2004 04:46 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Local Rebel -- those were the days, weren't they.  Sounds like "Easy Rider" all over again.   Enjoyed the story.  
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331 posted 07-31-2004 04:55 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

You didn't just...omg....no..the Beatles..touched one? Can you tell I'm one of the world's biggest Beatles fanatics? sighs I was so born in the wrong bloody era!
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332 posted 07-31-2004 04:58 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

I don't have pics Mysteria... but I was going to ask for some!!!

I would love to have been at that wrestling match.... maybe we can have a re-enactment???  


psssst.... don't tell Raph but I was at a party with McCartney.... years after the Beatles though
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ARRRRRGGGGhhhh McCartney?! Actually I think he's a bit of a knob now, whatever you do people, don't tell me you met John.
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Sunny one... more?  Well, there was the young lady that I met after the gig... who turned out to be the deputy's daughter... but, I'm afraid it wouldn't fly in this forum.  

Iliana -- it was a few days after Easy Rider -- closer to the Big Chill in the 80's...     
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335 posted 07-31-2004 05:16 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Well, well, well.

It worked!

I was told if I just took my manic ass off to couch you guys would creep on in and help yerselves.

heh.

That didn't sound right, now did it?

I swear I feel like I just traveled through time and woke up at the band's house. They all lived together as most bands do at some point, and yes, I was the most consistent female in attendance there. But not for purposes you might think. As I like to say, they tolerated my presence more because I knew how to keep my mouth shut - there were temporary girls there for that other purpose. I once carried in some handlebars (pieces from a bike being rebuilt in the garage) and asked one particularly slutty thing if they were hers.

"No." she answered dumbly.

"Oh, sorry" I replied. "They kind of look like they might fit your head."



and Reb, c'mon, not one roadhouse with chickenwire???

grin

and Raph? I could have used you at Eric Clapton/Muddy Waters show in the Municiple Auditorium back in the early eighties. nod and wince. Festival seating and I lost my footing when the doors opened.

and my my my Mysteria, laughing wicked--I know your secrets but you know mine, so I'll have to leave well enough alone.

I could have told the one about Jim Dandy & Black Oak Arkansas, but bless the man's nasty heart (bless his heart but leave that moldy sock in his pants alone) he really did seem to have mellowed over the years.

I saw him last year and he'd grown fat, wore an eyepatch, and actually leaned on a cane as he sang.

Yep, I could have told that story and laughed alot, but I just looked in the mirror and today I look like his perfect match.

Karma bites.

and gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Keep 'em comin'?
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336 posted 07-31-2004 05:17 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Sharon -- the best jello story I ever heard but so sorry about the knee.  And, tell me, who was your favorite Beatle????  That crane and car tale, OMG! LMAO  

Ralph, you and Sharon, and your knee injury stories....OMG -- I could visualize the elbows into the crowd.  We were at a Jethro Tull concert a couple of weeks before the Who tragedy.  Those crowds....that's another thing you and Sharon both addressed in your memories.  
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337 posted 07-31-2004 05:22 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Karen, more, more.....lol
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338 posted 07-31-2004 05:28 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

See? Everyone has a story to tell!
I could sit here and read all day. LOL.
Anyone else notice that someone else's memories trigger one or more of your own "similar" happenings? Almost like we are all related!!!   Nawww...couldn't be.
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339 posted 07-31-2004 05:35 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Jo? Chris?

My "list" from "groupie" days is actually pretty short. (in the case of one particular claim to fame it is really short!)



*ahem*

But my stories pale in comparison to Sharon's...I swear that lady is...well, I'll let her tell her stories.
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340 posted 07-31-2004 05:38 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Where do you get these rolling on the floor laughing smilies anyway???  

Karen -- really short, huh?  ahemmmmmm.  lol

Chris -- I think maybe we are all related!
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341 posted 07-31-2004 06:02 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

We must be....   

For instance... I knew Jim (Mangrum) Dandy too.. although -- probably not in the way Blazey did... he was in town recently and I was going to call him up -- but, decided against it...

So, K... does he still come to the rescue?  

I know that you and I must have met at some point -- weren't you the girl out in the audience who?  um... nevermind...

Iliana -- if you type rofl between :: you'll get
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342 posted 07-31-2004 06:06 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I just told Sharon I couldn't resist having a poke at ole Jim--revenge for all the times he tried to poke ME! (but no, sir, I never went THERE)

now c'mon Reb, tell the McCartney story...
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Reb, thanks....trying it now...
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I have to say it!!!
gleeeeeee

I go out for the afternoon and come back to so many wild and crazy but true stories..
I'm smilin' big time!

And I am now postive....we ARE all related!!!
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There really isn't much to tell.  I was just at a (small, informal) party at a mutual friend's house and there he was.  None of us knew he was going to be there.

If you've heard one roadhouse with chickenwire story you've heard 'em all..   I mean... how entertaining is a story about bad PA systems, flashing chix, and bar fights?

Somebody's wife/girlfriend starts up with somebody else -- yadda yadda yadda, the police come, it's all over, you pack up, you go back to the motel, you throw buckets of ice on each other... didn't James Cameron make a movie?  
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346 posted 07-31-2004 06:27 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

yeah, yeah, that's it! I wasn't a groupie, I was a band-aid...

*smirk*

but yeah, I was thinking about the road stories too and they are all the same. Two nights in a row was always bad news. Those kinds of places were best forgotten.

Trouble on Friday, Fights on Saturday--they made up in Church on Sunday so they could work together all week to do it all over again while the band split town...

I still remember your story about the guy who huffed a worm through his nose, tho.

That really is some kinda gross.

*shudder*
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347 posted 07-31-2004 06:30 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Reb, I saw that movie, I think.  Wasn't it about a young reporter trying to build his career by traveling with a band?  Good movie.
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348 posted 07-31-2004 06:35 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

iliana Almost Famous and yeah, it's a great movie. That one kid, the Zeppelin fanatic, I knew a few guys like him lol. Mind you, my nickname in highschool was Zoso.
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Karen the Muddy Waters/Clapton reference just reminded me of one of my favourite vinyls. Eric Clapton and the Yardbirds with Sonny Boy Williamson. Loved that thing, but alas, no working amp for my record player and haven't been able to find that album on compact disc.
 
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