Post by ilovebonaroo on Feb 19, 2009 16:14:16 GMT -5
saw the "ground score" thread. thought i'd start a thread (sorry if there is already one!!!) about your worst item lost during roo!
i have been fortunate as 08 was my first roo and my worst loss was the purple tye dye roo tshirt with the hippie van with the fungus. im still livid that i dont have it i loved that shirt so much! i had it for less than a day!!!
so tell me inforoo, whats the most valued/memorable loss while your time at roo!
EDIT: I realize that most of the responses will be "i lost my mind!" this thread is more for the material objects lost rather than things that cannot be seen!
Post by CensoredColors on Feb 19, 2009 16:23:49 GMT -5
i left one of those glowing different colored yo yo balls, with the two finger straps... i put it down to pack something and never remembered to pick it up. it was probably just glowing on the ground as i walked away... haha
Post by mphsvoodoo on Feb 19, 2009 16:25:50 GMT -5
I lost my daughter's digital camera on the ferris wheel. I knew I had left it immediately upon walking away and knew which seat we were in, so I hollared at the girls who were in it and they said the ride employees had it. They denied ever having had it and feigned an inability to understand english. I talked to the girls when they got off and they were insistant that they had given it to the guy who put them in their gondala. He acted like he had no idea what they were talking about when I took them over to talk to him. I lost all of my pics from 07 and my daughter held that over my head as blackmail (she would tell my hubby) to get what she wanted for nearly 6 months til I could afford to get her a new one.
Post by candyflippedaround on Feb 19, 2009 17:59:01 GMT -5
i didnt lose anything but my friend almost lost his phone at Phil Lesh last year. he got up to head back to camp 3 of us were sitting there, my one friend goes "Ooh!" and reaches forward like he found something, but it was just an empty pack of cigarettes. hes like oh i thought it was his phone. then two seconds later he goes "OOOH!" and picks up the phone he thought he saw a minute earlier
Post by Britney's_Fears on Feb 19, 2009 19:24:21 GMT -5
I lost my pet monkey, he was the most interesting animal. His fur changed colors like a chameleon and glistened like a fiber optic Christmas tree. He was following me through Centeroo leaping to and fro when suddenly he disappeared into the crowd never to be seen again.
On second thought I really don't think I actually had a monkey.
Somehow the memory card fell out of my camera during the Police. Luckily, it was a new card for that year so I didn't lose too many pics.
No, the one that was a headache was the cellphone that fell out of my pocket while chilling during TMV in 05. It wouldn't be the end of the world but since it was paid for by work it turned into a bit of a hassle. I was pretty disappointed that nobody turned it in to lost and found.
2007....Gave my dugout to my friend to bring through the gate. I had sandals and boxers on (I'm an idiot) When we got through the gate he said he cannot find it. Sure enough he lost her. Her name was Helena and I had her 8 years and 2 roos. She was fully loaded My fault for giving it to a rookie. I still kind of think he ditched it.
Post by justANOTHERnewb on Feb 19, 2009 21:45:49 GMT -5
I've yet to lose anything at the two roos I've been to. I did however lose my car keys at Coachella in 07. It was an awful ordeal. I locksmith showed up cut a key tried it and it didn't work then he said "Oh man is this an SLE....I didn't realize that, these have a chip in the key." So then I get my car towed to a dealership to be told that the computer locked up when he tried to use a key without a chip so it had to be replaced. Luckily that was covered, but my hotel room for nearly a week was not. Kind of a drag but I met several cool people while hanging out in SoCal for a few days. Met a guy at the dealership who saw me sittin there lookin bummed approached me and proceeded to smoke me out because of my dilemma.
I brought a 5 gallon bucket of paint last year, Well after using it on the walls I brought it back to my spot on tent only which ended up being the site for a drum circle after Widespread Panic, lol. It was awesome but annoying as I was madly tired. The next morning the bucket was gone...
I assume it was used as a drum and someone just took it. Though it was hella heavy so sucks for them
my friends and I were wise in '06. We brought two coolers, one was full of Natty Light and High Life, which we left outside the tent, the other was a lockable cooler with all the good stuff inside the tent. I have to wonder how many people thought they were hitting the jackpot with the decoy cooler. It was kind of fun to watch from inside the tent, as well.. we'd be in the tent, chilling, and all of a sudden hear someone rifling through the cooler. we'd peek out, and sure enough, someone was pulling some beer out.
One guy did it like 4 times in under an hour. By the last time, I poked my head out just to screw with him. He stared at me for a few seconds, then at the beer, and then said "sorry, brah, thought this was my cooler" and walked off. lol yeah, right.
I lost my absolute favorite shirt, and two other damn good ones as well as my bed sheet last year. I should take some responsibility, my buddy had been hanging with our friend Alice all day Sunday, and as we were packing up camp in the evening my bag of clothes was mistaken for trash.