Breaking News: Parents Won’t Let 14-Year Old Attend Phish Concert

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Phish concert….. parents wont let me go? [Yahoo! Answers]

Ok so i am 14. My favorite band in the WHOLE world is phish. They are almost like a hippie band and they play very happy music about random things. Well last summer my parents went to thier concert and i wanted to go but they said no beacause people do things there that i shouldn’t be exposed to. Their going again this summer and i REALLY want to go but again they said no!!!!!! They said because people do drugs there. but really i am a responsible person!! It’s not like im gonna go up some random hippie and say ” Yo give me some pot!” I wouldn’t do that. So i don’t really understand why they wont let me go….Any idea???!!!??!!

I’m speechless; the parents can go, but the 14-year old can’t? We at LIVE MUSIC BLOG.com will not stand for this injustice!

  • posterfluffbag

    dont worry, you wont have to ask some random hippie, you will be offered! and not just herb, my man.
    :) nice taste in music
    see you on tourr….

  • posterfluffbag

    dont worry, you wont have to ask some random hippie, you will be offered! and not just herb, my man.
    :) nice taste in music
    see you on tourr….

  • http://twitter.com/darthspacegrass Joe LoRe

    Took my 11 year old to see PearlJam in Philly last October.

    The parents are hypocrites. Or they don’t want their kid to ruin their trip.

    Bottom line, gotta do it – take the kid.

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      Right, like “well we wanted to drop some molly so our 14-year old has no place here…”

  • http://twitter.com/darthspacegrass Joe LoRe

    Took my 11 year old to see PearlJam in Philly last October.

    The parents are hypocrites. Or they don’t want their kid to ruin their trip.

    Bottom line, gotta do it – take the kid.

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      Right, like “well we wanted to drop some molly so our 14-year old has no place here…”

  • jenn

    ha! i am bribing each of my teenage stepkids with tickets to one night of spac to babysit my 2 year old. sorry kid, i would take you!

  • jenn

    ha! i am bribing each of my teenage stepkids with tickets to one night of spac to babysit my 2 year old. sorry kid, i would take you!

  • Rob S.

    Obviously the parents want to go see the show and get high with out their bratty teenager bugging them. I don’t blame them.

    • Bruce

      This is dead on. I have taken 2 of my kids (17, 14) to Pearl Jam over the last few years, but luckily for now, they are not interested as much in Phish. At PJ I have a couple beers, at Phish it is a couple of joints. If my kids really wanted to go, I would suck it up for a night and skip the joints and catch some other shows without them.

  • Rob S.

    Obviously the parents want to go see the show and get high with out their bratty teenager bugging them. I don’t blame them.

    • Bruce

      This is dead on. I have taken 2 of my kids (17, 14) to Pearl Jam over the last few years, but luckily for now, they are not interested as much in Phish. At PJ I have a couple beers, at Phish it is a couple of joints. If my kids really wanted to go, I would suck it up for a night and skip the joints and catch some other shows without them.

  • Sandi

    sucks, kid. I’m taking my 10 year old this summer to a couple shows, but parents do have to make certain, um, responsible choices, to bring their kids along. Not to mention, god damn, she gets to be a PITA at times, and if they do another Indio festi this year, I’ve already determined that she just can’t hang for that long of a weekend.

    • Sandi

      I guess point being, sometimes parents just want to be people sometimes too, and dragging the kid along does not always sound like the best time.

  • Sandi

    sucks, kid. I’m taking my 10 year old this summer to a couple shows, but parents do have to make certain, um, responsible choices, to bring their kids along. Not to mention, god damn, she gets to be a PITA at times, and if they do another Indio festi this year, I’ve already determined that she just can’t hang for that long of a weekend.

    • Sandi

      I guess point being, sometimes parents just want to be people sometimes too, and dragging the kid along does not always sound like the best time.

  • posterfluffbag

    its a teachable moment! either you try to conceal or reveal. the kid is ready – already feeling the music– might as well teach him about the scene that surrounds, and how to stay safe and happy within it.

  • posterfluffbag

    its a teachable moment! either you try to conceal or reveal. the kid is ready – already feeling the music– might as well teach him about the scene that surrounds, and how to stay safe and happy within it.

  • Paul

    And here I am taking my infant to music festivals. Last summer he was 9 months at the ABB/WSP show. Gotta take the kids!

  • Paul

    And here I am taking my infant to music festivals. Last summer he was 9 months at the ABB/WSP show. Gotta take the kids!

  • http://143245.org nelsorp

    i wont ever forget the kid in front of us at 8 on his dads shoulders during the Exile set. that would have left an amazing impression on me as a kid. what an amazing way to witness that show. bring em on, just be responsible.

  • http://143245.org nelsorp

    i wont ever forget the kid in front of us at 8 on his dads shoulders during the Exile set. that would have left an amazing impression on me as a kid. what an amazing way to witness that show. bring em on, just be responsible.

  • James Bradley

    Go to Phish without your parents. Just be patient or go behind their back. Best of luck to you kid.

  • James Bradley

    Go to Phish without your parents. Just be patient or go behind their back. Best of luck to you kid.

  • Kittybrat

    I took all 4 of mine and they are all the better for it. Plus, they knew how to handle themselves (and help their friends) once they came of age to go by themselves.

  • Kittybrat

    I took all 4 of mine and they are all the better for it. Plus, they knew how to handle themselves (and help their friends) once they came of age to go by themselves.