Post Number: 11
|Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 9:11 am: |
I just read in the Sun Sentinel that commissioners in Pompano Beach want to get rid of the Dead cover band Crazy Fingers' weekly gig at the beach that they have been doing for years. They claim the crowd doesn't promote a family atmosphere. All the motorcycles, long hair, and tye dye... dreadful ("dead"ful?) A family can't walk on and enjoy the beach they say. Let's all forget the fact that everyone has a smile on their face and hand out light wands to the kids in the place.
And was that a Tribute I saw in the picture?
I thought you all might like to know.
Post Number: 1798
|Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 2:21 pm: |
Here is the web site.
Post Number: 14
|Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 10:16 am: |
That's bad news. Seen Crazy Fingers a few times and always had a blast.
Post Number: 874
|Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 5:31 am: |
That's just plain retarded! Has anyone here been to ANY biker run/event lately? It's become a real family affair replete with strollers and nannies! Similarly, the Dead attracts a lot of families along with the peaceable (short and long-haired) tie-dyed young and old "hippies" (yours truly included). It seems a bunch of young 'uns these days are being brought to the shows by their parents. As a Dead Head biker (former for 28yrs., latter for 20yrs.), I see a lot of families at both types of gatherings, and they all seem have a great time and good, clean fun.
Sounds like another case of morons in charge who don't have a clue trying to dictate their selective morality to the masses without, apparently, any reasonable basis or consensus of the local taxpayers and tourists. I suppose if they kaibosh the whole deal and bring in a "family act", when the people with money in their pockets no longer show and the locals lose revenue, they'll complain about that as well.
OK, I'll get off my soapbox now! Thanx all.
Post Number: 477
|Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 9:49 am: |
"Sounds like another case of morons in charge who don't have a clue trying to dictate their selective morality to the masses without, apparently, any reasonable basis or consensus...."
It's the Amerikan way! (Unfortunately).
Don't be afraid to get up on that soapbox once in a while. That, brother, is truly the American way. As for bikers, I am far from one myself, by the ones I have run into now and then at dead shows have always seemed pretty cool to me. No problems, just enjoying the music like everyone else. (Of course, I wasn't at Altamont, but my understanding is those were new recruits and wannabes without any leadership present).
Post Number: 876
|Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 6:35 pm: |
Thanks, Bill. That just goes to show you that you can't judge a book by it's cover (that old cliche'). A very small percentage of bikers (and Dead Heads, for that matter) are of "questionable" moral fibre (LOL!, you like that one?), but those old stereotypes still live on in the minds of the ignorant and/or brain-dead.
Post Number: 23
|Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 7:47 pm: |
My Almebic and I toured for the Brokenspoke in 98.
I played several rallies without a hitch and had the time of my life.