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talentedsuck:

Can anyone give me some pointers for a first Gonerfest? Also, I will be in town until the 30th; what are some cool places to visit while I'm there?
SAMBEAUX:

Wear one of those "Hello my name is..." stickers and write 'dtrain' where your name should be.
Jack Stands:

Also, do not overdose on Gus' and BBQ the first day. There will be plenty of time.

RSA (usually stuck near the bathroom) will thank you.

Also, Scott loves to be called Horsey.
SAMBEAUX:

If you see a hippie, it's Jack Stands.
I am the Arm:

1. find drugs the first day or set up in advance
2. dont get puke drunk the first day
3. eat krystal burgers when you're staggering for balance and agility
4. once the fest starts you don't wanna sleep(miss anything)...see rule 1
Donkey:

Bray!
Pistol Pez:

1) pace yourself. between the day shows, the night shows at hi-tone & the after hours shows you can't be getting all shit-faced at 2pm & expect to last.

2) don't sleep on bands just because you've never heard them. the best part about most music fests, including GF, is finding new stuff you like.

3) go to goner records (duh) & shangri-la records. otherwise, there's so much music & so many hangovers it's hard to do much other than eat, sleep, music.

4) buy the surly-looking bald guy lots of drinks. if you have trouble figuring out which guy, he'll be the awesome one.
Crenshaw:

Don't go to printers alley
Jack Stands:

Ask Sambeaux random engineering questions. Especially ones that do not apply to his field.
HE LOVES THAT SHIT!
tigerblinds:

No low-fives only high-fives!
bruce:

What are the consequences of not using a DI or reamp box with gear that expects mic or instrument impedances?
talentedsuck:

Well this all seems like logical advice. Except everyone knows in 2013 low fives are what's cool. I can't wait! I'm sure to see some of you there.
Jack Stands:

Someone refused me a high-five.
I'M NOT HAVING IT.
Uptight White:

Goners are a friendly sort, so you'll likely get invited to many of the unofficial soirées and before-hour get-togethers with folks you've just met. Those are the cherry on top of a great weekend already filled with cool live music and fun scheduled events. They are worth the lost sleep.
CrucialDude:

hawk the wind with tigerblinds by the circle k
Windy:

Also, Scott loves to be called Horsey.

uh, he prefers delicate flower.

i second the don't overdose on BBQ on the first day.
lets do crimes:

i am mad i am not attending my first goner fest this year.
Jack Stands:

If you see Bazooka Joe at Gonerfest...

Well, never mind, that never happens.
Sal:

1) pace yourself. between the day shows, the night shows at hi-tone & the after hours shows you can't be getting all shit-faced at 2pm & expect to last.

2) don't sleep on bands just because you've never heard them. the best part about most music fests, including GF, is finding new stuff you like.

3) go to goner records (duh) & shangri-la records. otherwise, there's so much music & so many hangovers it's hard to do much other than eat, sleep, music.


Number one especially. I missed the Cheater Slicks in 2009 because I thought I was invincible. Also, you will have the worst hangover at least one of the days. You might not be able to choose which one...
talentedsuck:

I 'plan' to only get wasted one night while I'm there. Just so I can enjoy the shows.
skank police:

3) go to goner records (duh) & shangri-la records. otherwise, there's so much music & so many hangovers it's hard to do much other than eat, sleep, music.

Okay...yes, but Stax Museum. Period. Don't fuck it up.

Plus...I've still managed to get up every day, have a big breakfast, and hit something cool before the shows (A Schwab, Civil Rights, Metal Museum, Graceland, etc). We're professionals here, not amateurs...4 days. Sleep when you get home. And if you're staying Sunday night, the Buccaneer comedown (DJ Hwy7) dance party is the best!
Useless Eater:

If you're wearing jeans you need these in your pockets: Rolaids, Milk Of Magnesia, ear plugs, Sharpie, Gatorade gum, fiber bar, Chore Boy, Emergen-C, moist towelettes, bottle opener, folded up Gonerfest 10 program, and whatever else you normally carry around. If you're wearing cargo shorts (recommended) bring boxes of that shit. The Sharpie is to mark on your hand or arm how many drinks you've had because you might forget. And you can stick it in that special someone's butt for fun.

The times that bands start playing in the Gonerfest program are within a few minutes. Southern time doesn't apply for the shows so if you see an uptight yankee or German moving really fast it probably means something is scheduled to happen. Follow them or continue to smoke cloves dipped in tussin-x. No worries.

In the 6 years that I have gone I've never seen anybody wearing a tophat, derby, or a Dr. Suess hat. Bring all 3 just in case and wear a different one for each night.

Food places close pretty early. 10pm-2am you're going to choose between Krystal, Taco Bell, IHOP and MacDonalds. Southern time applies to the drivethrus after the bars have kinda closed.

The Gus's by the river is the famous one. The other one by the donut shoppe tastes the same and is by a donut shoppe.

Pedialite for the morning when you have the worst hangover. A pitcher of iced tea will help too. Sweet tea is from the devil. You will get your foot cut off by a real civil war reenactment doctor if you fuck around with some sweet tea.

If you pack light or you lose your socks and shit your pants you can buy some replacements at Ikes. Pick up a 12 pack of some lime LaCroix while you're there and a banana.
Windy:

The Gus's by the river is the famous one. The other one by the donut shoppe tastes the same and is by a donut shoppe.

The famous one was the one in Mason that burned years ago.

Downtown one is awesome and if you've never been to Gus's go to that one. Or if you want chess pie. Otherwise, the East Memphis one is where it's at - shorter wait, same delicious chicken and sides and they serve individual fried pies, next to the donut shoppe. (24 hour donut shop!!!)
Jack Stands:

Start here at 3:46:47 to get a map of indoors Murphy's. That'll give you at least half of an idea of what the space will be Saturday day show.

http://www.rocketscienceaudio.com/RocketScienceAudioPresents/62513Murp hys/tabid/111/Default.aspx
Jack Stands:

Destruction Unit (who actually is playing this year) starts at 1:30:53.
whadatsay:

1. Don't clean your body at all. Everyone around will thank you for that.
2. If you are into "ladies of the night", only pick them up on Claybrook. That is north of Union and South of Poplar about one block west of the Bucc.
3. Wear a shirt from a band that no one has ever heard of and strike up a converstaion. Someone will comment on how underrated that band is and you guys will be friends for life. ( For an even better time, make up a band name and use a Sharpie to write it on a blank shirt. Wait until you are 40 minutes into a conversation of their back catalog before you say that you made the band up.)
4. Fuck pacing your self, this is GONER fest and there are no AA meetings planned. The faster you get drunk, the better everything will be. Trust me.
5. Screw getting a room in Midtown. There are more affordable places in the Crump and Third area of town. Its only a few block walk through some of the nicest scenery Memphis has to offer. Its a safer walk after dark due to cooler weather.
brett_s:

if you see an Australian .....buy them a beer
SAMBEAUX:

What are the consequences of not using a DI or reamp box with gear that expects mic or instrument impedances?

PLUG AND CHUG, DAWG!
dustymedical:

No drinking during the gospel songs
Crenshaw:

WEAR ONLY LEATHER
Crenshaw:

Don't buy cocaine from anyone named Black Jesus
Jack Stands:

If you are staying out east, Sam Cooper blvd is your most direct path to midtown. Be aware that it is also COP CITY.
saint sarah:

If you go to the aftershow at the Buc friday night, you'll be able to say you saw Mudhoney open for Nots. You should do that.
Mark Beef:

Jack Pirtles Chicken Sandwich is vegan.
Any of you homos touch my stuff and I'll kill you!
Mark Beef:

them ducks at that hotel are like Elvis, Dr King, Isaac Hayes, and Jay Reatard reincarnated or something
Pistol Pez:

where are the after shows & who is playing?
Mark Beef:

Graceland is not in an alley, and you dont have to take your clothes off and close your eyes before entering
Mark Beef:

if you meet Jerry Lawler dont tell him you think wrestling is "fake like that Jesus bullshit!".
Mark Beef:

if you see Jack Stands kick him in the ass for me and Nanne cause we still cant watch his dang ol videos
Jack Stands:

In my best Ross Johnson voice, Looooooooser....
Mark Beef:

laugh it up, monkey man. you'll be sorry when I drive my car into a dry riverbed out here
bruce:

Graceland is not in an alley, and you dont have to take your clothes off and close your eyes before entering


are you sure about this?
Mark Beef:

well not sure, but if that was Graceland than Southern hospitality is a lie
Jack Stands:

Also, I don't think you and Nanne have the same issue...
Mark Beef:

Ive heard heaven gets better reception
Useless Eater:

where are the after shows & who is playing?

Friday at the Bucc is Nots, Mac Blackout Band, No Bails.
Saturday at the Bucc is Gary Wrong Group, Cuntz, +1 a super sucrets bands.
Pistol Pez:

jesus christ i'm getting zero sleep.
bazooka joe:

i'll be turning 40 in a week and a half. if my folks are so impressed that i made it this far and they give me a ton of money i might just tell xtine that i'll be back in a few days and don't wait up for me. i will need someone to give me rides and shit.

so HUG THAT, hippie!!!
Scott:

I 'plan' to only get wasted one night while I'm there. Just so I can enjoy the shows.

You're a fool.
joseph t:

Don't drink tap beer
jerryd:

If you're a dude, remove the shirt and be proud of your beer belly while dancing the night away. If you're a lady, do the same.
bazooka joe:

but really, who am i kidding. my parents are poor too.
lets do crimes:

you dickbags are not making it sting less that i'm not doing my first gonerfest this year. it's stinging more. real bad.
m t millionaire:

Don't drink too much at the Murphy's day show or you'll end up drinking other peoples leftover beer from empty tables, a la Spalding. Or so I've heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVTq0jBRWSA
rayultine:

this thread delivers (herpes)
jakob makeout:

haha, good (th)read! it'll be my first time too. see y'all in a couple of weeks.
tigerblinds:

this thread delivers (herpes)


Exactly! See my rule! You freaks keep your low-fives to yourselves!
tigerblinds:

Hey Joe...come on down man..I got you a warm safe place to stay ( big bed and door that locks) and rides won't be a problem...no joke...bring Xtine.

I'm actually pretty damn broke, figures I'd max my last working credit card the month of Gonerfest..fuck it! Party!...but seriously all you need is your Goner and plane tickets....If you like Moes burritos I got your food covered also. Everyone wants to see you, come be the 2013 VIP.

No low-fives!
tigerblinds:

Joe, If there is a chance in hell you can make it just message me.
Jack Stands:

<kicks dirt, sniff>
He's not coming...
I am the Arm:

BJ does this shit every year...
tigerblinds:

He has allot of money invested in other cool ventures and it's a hike getting from Northern PA to Memphis....I pretty much just visit Ohio and Tennessee (and Indiana maybe (ick)) because they are the only affordable and suitably familiar places I can visit...I might be biased against Indiana because I never lived in that state.
Jack Stands:

THIS IS BEYOND YOUR POWERS, TIGERBLINDS.
bazooka joe:

He has allot of money invested in other cool ventures


no it's just that i get paid a salary that works out to minimum wage. i can cut out any time i want to go run errands or whatever, i just can't ever leave town.

waaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!
bazooka joe:

depressed as fuck now. won't be checkin back in here until october. try to filter me about your excitement on FB too.

and give gino a reacharound!
Joe Buddha:

Don't drink tap beer

For real. Don't. Drizzle shits are a bad dance move.

Don't buy cocaine from anyone named Black Jesus

I call Bullshit.
Crappor:

Make sure you bring more underwear than you think. You will need it. It's hot and sweaty and you might poop yourself a little.

Lots of people wear that deodorant that smells like onions. I'm pretty sure Old Spice makes it. Wearing this will ensure you get lots of strange while you are there.
rayultine:

Pretty much always pack extra underwear on any trip. Seminal advice from Crappor.
tigerblinds:

and give gino a reacharound!

What is with you guys and low-fives?
Jack Stands:

HEE-HAW!!!
nickg:

dur dur dur

i wish i was going to gonerfest.
tigerblinds:

I wish you were too Nick...it's been too long bro.

I aint payin no more bills until after Gonerfest...
brett_s:

Psychos last nite in Portland
Jack Stands:

FYI, lots of folks go to see Jay's grave during Gonerfest. The Poplar bridge over 240, near the cemetery will be closed Sept. 28-29th, so if you go that way, take the Walnut Grove west exit, turn left on Yale then left on Poplar. That will put you at the front entrance.
tigerblinds:

Dead Roo! Play Dead Roo! Oh wait it's only youtube....show's still not for a week or two...damn!
skank police:

They didn't play Dead Roo... still holding out.
skank police:

...and apparently Yamhill and I now have our established "rock spot" up front, stage right, at Dante's.
tigerblinds:

^Wha? Dooodoodoododoooo dead roo! Dooodoodoododoooo dead roo!
veronica:

My first time too.. Well for gonerfest that is..
Soo about setting up pot in advance...
craig79:

veronica's a cop.
tigerblinds:

Remember, no hand jobs. I mean low-fives.
tigerblinds:

actually hand jobs are cool, just not low-fives. More hand jobs just no low-fives
Alisa:

Memphis is HOT - even at the end of September. They're calling for 90 degrees next Thursday - with 50% humidity. Don't make the mistake of thinking it's "Fall". Still, bring a something warm to wear. It usually cools down at least one day.

Windy, the Gus's in Mason is still there. I know it burned down, but they rebuilt another shack. If any of you get the crazy notion to go to the original in Mason (straight out Summer Ave) then call me up. I live on the way.

I'm pretty excited too, Jack Stands! HI FIVE!
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