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So I go to see a Ziggy Marley concert and……

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Helix, Jul 22, 2019.


  1. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    …..I left during the open band…..I didn’t even make it to Ziggy

    This was a free concert that they have after the horse races at Del Mar….the cost is $5.00 to get into the races

    But there was so much “gonga” being smoked, I started getting dizzy and my head started hurting…….I guess Im getting old
     
  2. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    It's Ziggy Marley. What did you expect?

    Saw him once. Similar environment. But I didn't leave until the show was over.
     
  3. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I went to a Wailers concert a couple of years ago in Dublin...where the devil weed is still not legal.
    Let's just say nobody got out with a clear head...:D
     
  4. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    You're a stud!

    I honestly didn't think I was that much of a light weight.....either that was some really good stuff or I'm just not use to any more :)
     
  5. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    Well, I was a bit looped when I arrived and my girlfriend at the time was driving. That was a good night. I appreciate your topic because it brought up some good memories. Sorry the fans smoked you out at the show you were at. That was years ago, I doubt I'd make it through the show these days.
     
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  6. What is this "gonga" stuff of which you speak? Something new?

    I have seen a lot of "ganja" being smoked at reggae concerts. And, with all due respect, anyone who goes into a reggae concert thinking that won't happen is a little naive.
     
  7. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    I actually had to look up how to spell it

    I got this from Urban Dictionary

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  8. Ah, that must be a more modern spelling. I stand corrected. Thank you.
     
  9. Sorry that you missed the show because of that. There needs to be a "Non-Smoking" section at some concerts.
     
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  10. 2000TA46032

    2000TA46032

    Aug 1, 2018
    I saw Snoop Dogg in concert about 10 years ago. He told everyone to light up and then the venue told him it was non-smoking. Akward for Snoop.
     
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  11. Same same at Rebelution
    "Smoke up Johnny!"
    Johnny.
     
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  12. FenderB

    FenderB

    Mar 28, 2016
    Findlay, Ohio
    Are you sure. Ha,ha.
     
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  13. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    Oh its okay......I just thought it was funny I couldn't hang like I use to

    I actually told this story to my band mates the next day, and to some people at work this morning, and they all thought the same thing......im just getting to old for some of this stuff :)

    No knock on anyone or anything like that....it's all good
     
  14. rollie 55

    rollie 55

    Oct 1, 2018
    lost in space
    ;) :D:D:D
     
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  15. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    You're a better man than I am, Gonga Din...
    :D
     
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  16. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    I played in a reggae band for a few years or so, and played some fun festivals. Had some good times back stage as well. Oh the memories, or lack of memories I should say. I wish I did remember them.
     
  17. Magthegrate

    Magthegrate Way less skilled than my gear suggests.

    Sep 18, 2017
    Austin, TX
    I used to go to the Bob Marley birthday festivals in the Long Beach arena. Before that, I never would have thought that a whole arena could be hot boxed.

    My day job and random tests keep me away from that stuff now though.
     
  18. rollie 55

    rollie 55

    Oct 1, 2018
    lost in space
    :( no fun
     
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  19. skycruiser

    skycruiser

    Jan 15, 2019
    Texas
    I'm only familiar with this reference (and many other obscure literary references) by reading a lot of P.G. Wodehouse.
     
  20. rollie 55

    rollie 55

    Oct 1, 2018
    lost in space
    when you have had a space cake it don't matter ;)
     
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