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Posted: Sep 4, 2013 8:37 pm
 
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?
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 9:52 am
 
Wear one of those "Hello my name is..." stickers and write 'dtrain' where your name should be.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 10:57 am
 
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.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 11:54 am
 
If you see a hippie, it's Jack Stands.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 11:57 am
 
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
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 12:14 pm | Edited by: Donkey
 
Bray!
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:29 pm
 
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.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:01 pm
 
Don't go to printers alley
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 3:09 pm
 
Ask Sambeaux random engineering questions. Especially ones that do not apply to his field.
HE LOVES THAT SHIT!
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 3:24 pm
 
No low-fives only high-fives!
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 3:34 pm
 
What are the consequences of not using a DI or reamp box with gear that expects mic or instrument impedances?
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 4:01 pm
 
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.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 4:08 pm
 
Someone refused me a high-five.
I'M NOT HAVING IT.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 4:21 pm
 
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.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 4:55 pm
 
hawk the wind with tigerblinds by the circle k
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 6:02 pm
 
Also, Scott loves to be called Horsey.

uh, he prefers delicate flower.

i second the don't overdose on BBQ on the first day.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 6:18 pm
 
i am mad i am not attending my first goner fest this year.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 6:22 pm
 
If you see Bazooka Joe at Gonerfest...

Well, never mind, that never happens.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 8:58 pm
 
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...
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 10:24 pm
 
I 'plan' to only get wasted one night while I'm there. Just so I can enjoy the shows.
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 11:02 pm
 
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!
Posted: Sep 5, 2013 11:23 pm | Edited by: 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.
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:18 am
 
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!!!)
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 3:02 am | Edited by: 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
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 3:19 am
 
Destruction Unit (who actually is playing this year) starts at 1:30:53.
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 9:15 am
 
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.
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 9:26 am
 
if you see an Australian .....buy them a beer
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 9:44 am
 
What are the consequences of not using a DI or reamp box with gear that expects mic or instrument impedances?

PLUG AND CHUG, DAWG!
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 9:54 am
 
No drinking during the gospel songs
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 12:20 pm
 
WEAR ONLY LEATHER
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 12:23 pm | Edited by: Crenshaw
 
Don't buy cocaine from anyone named Black Jesus
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 12:34 pm
 
If you are staying out east, Sam Cooper blvd is your most direct path to midtown. Be aware that it is also COP CITY.
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:11 pm
 
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.
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:18 pm
 
Jack Pirtles Chicken Sandwich is vegan.
Any of you homos touch my stuff and I'll kill you!
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:22 pm
 
them ducks at that hotel are like Elvis, Dr King, Isaac Hayes, and Jay Reatard reincarnated or something
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:32 pm
 
where are the after shows & who is playing?
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:41 pm
 
Graceland is not in an alley, and you dont have to take your clothes off and close your eyes before entering
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:46 pm
 
if you meet Jerry Lawler dont tell him you think wrestling is "fake like that Jesus bullshit!".
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:53 pm
 
if you see Jack Stands kick him in the ass for me and Nanne cause we still cant watch his dang ol videos
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:56 pm
 
In my best Ross Johnson voice, Looooooooser....
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 2:00 pm
 
laugh it up, monkey man. you'll be sorry when I drive my car into a dry riverbed out here
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 2:04 pm
 
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?
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 2:08 pm
 
well not sure, but if that was Graceland than Southern hospitality is a lie
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 2:21 pm
 
Also, I don't think you and Nanne have the same issue...
Posted: Sep 6, 2013 2:44 pm
 
Ive heard heaven gets better reception
Posted: Sep 7, 2013 10:52 am
 
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.
Posted: Sep 7, 2013 11:13 am
 
jesus christ i'm getting zero sleep.
Posted: Sep 7, 2013 1:10 pm
 
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!!!
Posted: Sep 7, 2013 6:08 pm
 
I 'plan' to only get wasted one night while I'm there. Just so I can enjoy the shows.

You're a fool.
Posted: Sep 7, 2013 7:27 pm
 
Don't drink tap beer
Posted: Sep 7, 2013 8:12 pm
 
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.
Posted: Sep 8, 2013 11:41 am
 
but really, who am i kidding. my parents are poor too.
Posted: Sep 8, 2013 9:16 pm
 
you dickbags are not making it sting less that i'm not doing my first gonerfest this year. it's stinging more. real bad.
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 5:56 am
 
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.

Posted: Sep 9, 2013 8:02 am
 
this thread delivers (herpes)
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 8:35 am
 
haha, good (th)read! it'll be my first time too. see y'all in a couple of weeks.
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 10:52 am | Edited by: tigerblinds
 
this thread delivers (herpes)


Exactly! See my rule! You freaks keep your low-fives to yourselves!
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 11:12 am | Edited by: 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!
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 11:38 am
 
Joe, If there is a chance in hell you can make it just message me.
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 12:15 pm
 
<kicks dirt, sniff>
He's not coming...
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 2:18 pm
 
BJ does this shit every year...
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 3:36 pm
 
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.
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 4:27 pm
 
THIS IS BEYOND YOUR POWERS, TIGERBLINDS.
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 4:45 pm
 
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!!!
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 4:54 pm
 
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!
Posted: Sep 9, 2013 6:32 pm
 
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.
Posted: Sep 10, 2013 10:27 am
 
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.
Posted: Sep 10, 2013 4:23 pm
 
Pretty much always pack extra underwear on any trip. Seminal advice from Crappor.
Posted: Sep 10, 2013 4:37 pm
 
and give gino a reacharound!

What is with you guys and low-fives?
Posted: Sep 10, 2013 4:54 pm
 
HEE-HAW!!!
Posted: Sep 11, 2013 4:33 pm | Edited by: nickg
 
dur dur dur

i wish i was going to gonerfest.
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 7:48 am
 
I wish you were too Nick...it's been too long bro.

I aint payin no more bills until after Gonerfest...
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 2:06 pm
 
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 4:32 pm
 
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.
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 6:44 pm
 
Dead Roo! Play Dead Roo! Oh wait it's only youtube....show's still not for a week or two...damn!
Posted: Sep 14, 2013 2:01 pm
 
They didn't play Dead Roo... still holding out.
Posted: Sep 14, 2013 2:09 pm
 
...and apparently Yamhill and I now have our established "rock spot" up front, stage right, at Dante's.
Posted: Sep 16, 2013 8:44 am
 
^Wha? Dooodoodoododoooo dead roo! Dooodoodoododoooo dead roo!
Posted: Sep 16, 2013 11:50 pm
 
My first time too.. Well for gonerfest that is..
Soo about setting up pot in advance...
Posted: Sep 17, 2013 9:07 am
 
veronica's a cop.
Posted: Sep 18, 2013 11:23 am
 
Remember, no hand jobs. I mean low-fives.
Posted: Sep 18, 2013 5:41 pm
 
actually hand jobs are cool, just not low-fives. More hand jobs just no low-fives
Posted: Sep 20, 2013 8:54 am
 
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!
Posted: Aug 29, 2016 6:16 pm
 
I'm getting diahrrhea in anticipation of BBQ n krystals n chicken tits. Can't wait!!! gonna starve myself all month to make room for it!
Posted: Aug 31, 2016 9:36 pm
 
hey big fella - see ya there!
Posted: Sep 3, 2016 10:55 am
 
No after shows this year? Or am I just out of the loop?
Posted: Sep 13, 2016 1:37 pm
 
Georgio Murderer and Die Group at murphys saturday night after HiTone. not sure about others yet.
Posted: Sep 13, 2016 9:36 pm | Edited by: Tim Teabag
 
X-CIITED!

Gonerfest is the last great thing left in this nigger ass town!!! Most of yall just ain"t got the balls to admit it!!
Posted: Sep 13, 2016 10:20 pm
 
What happened to the Bucc? Somewhere on the internet I read that it was sold, and I see (or don't see) that nothing G-Fest related is going on there this year. Or maybe since I don't participate in social media I missed something. Someone ask a punk what's going on for me.
Posted: Sep 14, 2016 8:27 am
 
The Bucc was sold to the guy who used to own Hi-Tone. An actual Memphis person probably knows better than I, but it sounds like he wants to concentrate on local music.

So, no Friday GF show & it appears there will no after hours shows, either.
Posted: Sep 14, 2016 6:27 pm
 
To echo the above (and I don't know much more...I just moved here for work 4 months ago)

The Bucc's owner was a paranoid schizophrenic who eventually banned everyone but himself and ownership was finally taken out of his hands...everyone rejoiced when the new guy took over but it seems like he wants to host the same horrible local bullshit every week.
Posted: Sep 15, 2016 8:27 am
 
There was much disappointment at last year's GF on Saturday night when the Bucc was not serving alcohol at the after hours show. So maybe the lack of Bucc activities isn't all bad.
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