Damn..INSOMNIA...kept me reading this whole thread, it was like a made for tv stories! Wish I could just bounce from one place to another, but the responsibility think keeps me from roaming. great read though
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Post by sweetmelissa on Dec 28, 2008 21:52:24 GMT -5
I have lurked here since Dec 06 (longtime lurker, first time poster).... Somehow I've missed this thread. What an amazing story and what wonderful ROOSTERS to lend this guy a hand. This really is what Bonnaroo is all about!
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Post by Britney's_Fears on May 11, 2009 15:16:08 GMT -5
I remember this whole hippiekramer thing. I came in on the tail end. As I remember kramer posted on this board in 2007 that he had lost his dog on the farm and needed a ticket to get in Bonnaroo so a very generous Inforooster bought him a ticket.
He came back on these boards a month before the 2008 Bonnaroo with the same story that he had lost his dog and needed to get back to the farm. You know, expecting someone to buy him a ticket again.
Everyone smited him for apparently taking advantage of everyone's generosity. Then he disappeared.
Well that's a shame if it's true. Still a good story, his later transgressions don't negate (for me) the amazingly positive reactions of people from this board and the town of Manchester when he was not asking for anything.
Uh, don't you people realize when you give people like them hand out's you are being taken advantage of. Tell them to get a job, make money to live like the rest of us. "Oh what's that? You did so many drugs that you can't function enough to live in the real world?" ...Not my fault, not getting my HARD EARNED money
Uh, don't you people realize when you give people like them hand out's you are being taken advantage of. Tell them to get a job, make money to live like the rest of us. "Oh what's that? You did so many NO NO WORD!!! that you can't function enough to live in the real world?" ...Not my fault, not getting my HARD EARNED money
I hope you never need a handout. Personally in my life I have been saved, and amazed by the kindness of complete strangers enough to make me feel like giving back when I can.
You've got to realize that there are people who really NEED help in order to get their life "straight" again and then there are people who are a-okay with other people paying for them to live, day after day after day. That's not negative. Living on the free isn't "cool" when everyone else is paying for it. Hand outs and helping hands are different.
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It doesn't sound like this guy got a crappy deal out of life. It sounds like he made his choices, and they were to be a mooching bum. Great, you love music and want to roam around and see some festivals. Earn the money to see them first. I had no job for quite some time and no form of income to pay for Bonnaroo. What did I do? Found a fucking job so I didn't have to mooch tickets off of someone.
Post by nitetimeritetime on May 11, 2009 23:17:05 GMT -5
To be honest, that was just bad snark. I'm with you, jess. I meant it in the opposite way that the original quote intended. As in: why are you so worried that someone is getting a free ticket to Bonnaroo, since it should be the least of someone's worries.