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    Last night, I experienced something I've never gone through before. I'm 22 years old, and for the first time a little over a month ago, I smoked weed. It was not the best experience because our lights were out here in the dorm, I didn't have anything to eat, and it was very bad weed (from what i was told). Well, the semester here is about to end, and everyone (all the guys in the suite and a few others- a total of about 14) went out to eat at a really nice resturant here in raleigh called "bahama breeze" last night... well, i had quite a few drinks and was quite drunk, and i told the fellas that i would puff the magic dragon that night with them... i figured it was the end of the year, i wouldnt see them that much, it was only 1 more time, plus, they had the good stuff (kind bud, if i'm not mistaken)...

    we went back to the dorm, then went to a girl's apartment for about an hour and watched the Lakers game, then we went back to the dorm... i had an idea and asked if they would mind if i got my van halen concert and watched the eddie guitar solo while i was high... all of these guys were freshman in college except one who is my age and is mildly familiar with VH... they all listen to Godsmack, Staind, and stuff like that... one told me earlier last night that the only van halen songs he would know as van halen are "runnin' with the devil," and "jump." so they are in this generation X that, unfortunately, due to van halen only having 3 albums in the past 10 years, does not know who Van Halen is... and they didn't know what they were about to experience!!!

    i finally found the solo after rewinding forever, and the experience was unreal... about the time eddie really started ripping, after 316, was when the stuff started kicking in... and this time i REALLY knew what marijuana was all about... that was great! but what was even greater was the reaction from the guys in the room... they were ASTONISHED!! it's hard to describe it, but all i kept hearing were, "how the hell does he do that?", "that's fucking crazy," "that's unreal how somebody can do that"... one of the guys even ran and got his guitar (acoustic) and tried to tap like eddie while watching it... a combo of their reaction, and me being high, almost gave me goosebumps... after receiving so much hell (joking) about liking such an old band and whatnot, for the first time they really got to see what it is i've been in love with for all these years... after having very mixed emotions the past year about van halen, and whether or not i really give two shits about what theyre doing now, who's gonna be their next singer, or whatever, i was reminded about why i like them, and why i started liking them... and even though i didnt make a very large dent, i feel i've been successful in showing a few in the younger generation (okay okay, i'm 22, i'm also in the younger generation, but not by what i listen to) who van halen is... maybe if and when they do put out something again, it'll have the same effect and van halen will be huge again...

    that was my neat little story...

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    I hope there are no 14 year olds reading this and seeing it as justification for drug use. I honestly think you could have left that part out of it.
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    Yeah, that was an interesting story and many of my friends who do weed say how it does things like that, but the fact is, on a message board with teenagers on it, you may give the wrong idea. I'm 16 and I've never done anything like that and never plan to, however, many teens are more easily influenced than me, and for the safety of them, you probably shouldn't make drugs sound cool.

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    As the author of this post (the original that is), i do NOT promote smoking weed... AT ALL!!! i'm probably the most conservative person anyone could ever meet... like i said, it was only my 2nd time... and despite it being a good feeling and all, at the time i was watching the concert, it is still illegal! i'm sorry if i've given the wrong impression but you shouldnt decide whether or not you want to do that based on a post you might read on a discussion board... everyone here has heard how awesome weed is... my post was nothing anybody has never heard... don't smoke weed because i did it and said it was good! i would hope you wouldnt be that easily influenced anyway...

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    In lizards defense, if a kid is influenced by a messege board messege, sounds like a problem of the kid not the deputy.

    Ive watched VH on much more than just weed, and have come to the conclusion that I enjoy it (and life) more without it than with it. Some people just have to take bumpy roads but ultimatly, they have to choose them for themselves.

    People (kids included) have their own mind and are totally capable of drawing their own conlusions to things. Just expressing an alternate window in which he saw van halen. No biggee.
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    You know, I don't smoke the 'ole mowee-wowee myself, but this ain't a church board or something Abe. We should be smart enough to talk about anything we'd like here, and I thought the smoking weed was the key part of Deputy's story, since his friends had no interest in listening to VH in any other capacity.

    If people wish to discuss drug use here, that's fine by me. If it helps people understand and make their own judgements about it, then it is well worth it. Certainly Deputy isn't some drug-crazed lunatic promoting heroine use, he is a young guy in college who smoked pot. Big deal. Shit most of us did that. I did it a few times myself, absolutely. No big deal.

    If we have 14-year olds here who think Deputy's story was a promotion of drug use, then these 14-year olds shouldn't be here. Frankly, I don't think ANY 14-year old should be on the net without parental consent. I understand your concern Abe about drug use, but I think its misplaced here bro. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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    Listening to music can be a completely different experience while smoking weed...
    per example, I can't stand dance music, but after smoking, it can be very hypnotic..
    Also, try to listen to Ummagumma by Pink Floyd.. I suppose this music was made for that purpose..
    Another favourite activity is watching spoof movies when I've smoked weed.. You can't stop laughing..

    I don't mean to offend anybody, or tell anyone to start smoking weed with the above, after all, I can't help it since I'm Dutch..
    And as far as I'm concerned, weed isn't illegal or dangerous.(although I'm no longer living in Holland)I think there's no differece in discussing this and discussing alcohol..
    So, moderators, feel free to delete this if you feel I shouldn't have posted this.
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    brett & seenbad:

    thanks for your defense... you're right, i'm not some lunatic drug-abuser promoting drugs... but the point of my story was to tell how these young kids were amazed by watching the old fart eddie van halen, not to promote marijuana... it's just that without the marijuana, none of that would have happened...

    seenbad:

    i totally agree with you about not needing it... like i said, that was only my 2nd time doing it and despite it being a real cool feeling, i feel sorry for anyone who feels they have to do drugs to have a good time... that doesnt speak much for who the person really is... i do NOT need drugs to have a good time, or to feel good about myself... i see so many people whom i'm around everyday who look forward to a friday night so they can eat mushrooms... jeepers, i hope i NEVER get to where i look forward to a weekend so that i can do drugs... that's a shame!

    brett (i think):

    good point about this not being a church discussion board, however i do somewhat regret posting it... and if even one kid reads it and even if he only considers doing pot from what I posted, then take it off... though i know there's no way you can tell if someone does that.. but still, i would never be able to forget that, if someone smoked weed because of me... especially being someone who is against it... but that's your judgment... thanks...

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    jeesh.

    Is it really this sensitive a discussion? lol. Its just a little weed.

    Deputy, as far as the hard road taken by some, I was refering to myself mostly and many other people out there that will do the same, not you by any means. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]

    Glad your friends gained respect for the MAN of the guitar. Hopefully they tell 10 people and they tell 10, and they......
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    If somebody starts smoking pot because of your ONE post on this board Deputy, they have far more important personal issues to worry about. Don't sweat it. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    And yes, as long as it got those youngins to listen to VH, I guess it was worth it. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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    Hey Deputy,

    Which dorm are you in? I'm over here at the Vet School. We finished our exams 2 weeks ago. I'm just chillin' waiting to do some research at the Vet School this summer.

    I used to live in Owen and Turlington. I was in the dorms for 3 years. Nice to see some North Carolinians up in here.

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    I think we're all turning into The View here [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    I don't think I can really add anything to this discussion that hasn't already been said. Deputy, I'm the same age as you, so I can certainly relate to the frustrations of liking this band when no one else our age seems to. I also know what it's like to be on a college campus and enduring the crap that these ignorant masses listen to. Guys, it's torture to the Nth degree. Deputy, I'm glad that you turned a couple of people on to the good ole VH, even if they won't remember it in the morning. As far as your sweet leaf use, I agree with Brett and Seenbad. If some kid, or some adult for that matter, uses your post to justify their apparent need for a fix, then it's their need and their problem, not your's. If your single post has that much of an influence, then if I were you, I'd start asking for donations! You'll need 'em to pay back all those loans. Happy graduation, Deputy!
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    nature boy,

    i'm in carroll (well, soon to not be... i'm packing up as we speak)... i've only been at state two years, after going two years at a community college and transferring... i graduate a week from today... what year are you? you graduating? you're right, it is nice to see some n. carolianians in here...

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    I'm a pretty big pothead, so I'll defend it to the death, but I think you all are pretty level-headed about it. Illicit drugs done in moderation is allright, (with the exception of probably heroin).

    I've got a MP3 playlist on my computer of all cool songs to listen to when I'm high. Really enhances it. That's the only way I can appreciate some songs. But I don't like getting baked at concerts. It's just not my personal preference. I'd rather be sober (aside from a beer or two) and enjoy myself.

    Back to the playlist, one time a bunch of us were in my dorm room smoking, and the kid who came over with the weed was passing out on us. He'd gotten so wasted on booze. He was just totally decimated, passed out. So we're listening to the playlist and "Sweet Home Alabama" comes on, and as soon as the drums came into the song, the kid's arms come to life and he's drumming along to the song, nodding his head and everything. It was amazing to see what music can do to a person.

    I dunno if I had a point here, but oh well [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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    "We get to the hotel, there's people partyin' in the parking lot, people gettin' down in the elevator, wow! I swear to God I had this one chick, this chick was poundin' on my door, she was kickin' and screamin' at my door 'til about 6:30 this morning. Finally, I just said, 'Fuck it!' and let her out of my room!" - David Lee Roth

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    Van Halen probably snorted enough cocaine to keep several Colombian drug lords in business over the years. Drug use was, is and will be for the forseeable future, a huge part of rock'n'roll.
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