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 Post subject: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:33 am 
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Can we have a glowstick war on the boat or will a dolphin eat and choke on it?


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:54 am 
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it is allowed only if you also bring a high powered laser to burn peoples eyes with

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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:08 pm 
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monmouth18 wrote:
Can we have a glowstick war on the boat or will a dolphin eat and choke on it?


Not a good idea at all bud. Glow jewelry is fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Howdy! Getting ready to cruise? So here's the thing about glow sticks. First please note that I have no official status to tell anybody what to do, so this is just my own observations and opinions.
You know how we have this greening thing and carbon offset and stuff? C9 is trying their best to make this an environment friendly experience (although I'm sure the smoke stack on that huge ship will get a few polar bears swimming around searching for a new ice sheet). Anyhow, glow sticks contain plastic and some chemicals that are not a part of the regular diet of the average bottlenose dolphin. So glow sticks are little bit frowned upon and discouraged on the cruise.
Then what to do if you want to glow? EL-wire is a fun thing to work with. LEDs as well. (Don't throw the used batteries overboard when you're done with them. The Yellowtail Damselfish can choke on them! :NAUGHTY: ). Another thing I warmly recommend is glow stick apps for Android and iPhone. You have no reception on board anyway so your phone will be nothing than an expensive coaster on your nightstand. Put it to use! (And don't throw your cellphone overboard when the battery is out. It can hit a manatee in the head! :NAUGHTY: )

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Nasty chemicals in glowsticks
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The pretty yellowtail damselfish
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And the mandatory cute polar bears!
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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Last year I brought a 100 orange glowsticks. I walked around clutching them like Hunter Thompson with a valet ticket. At one point I turned to a random person and offered him a glowstick. He declined, but then offered me a spectacular truly epic gift of which I can not speak in this forum. :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: Suffice to say, I will be handing out glowsticks on the next jam cruise.


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:13 am 
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Boca Bosco wrote:
Glow sticks are simply one of the worst things people can bring to a concert.
If someone threw a piece of plastic at you, you might be pissed off, but fill it with cyalume and it's now ok?
They are a single use, instant gratification, then throw away resource.

From Aaron Freeman, policy director of Toronto-based group Environmental Defence:

Glow sticks have an impact far beyond the precious moments they shine in the dark.

"You're talking about creating a product (glow stick) that is for one-time use only. It's made of plastic, which is derived from petro-chemicals and is energy-intensive to make," Freeman said.

Add to that the mix of chemicals inside – including hydrogen peroxide and a chemical ester which acts as a catalyst to unleash the photo-chemical reaction, i.e., the eerie glow – and you've got a product that is not green-friendly, no matter what the hue.

"(Glow sticks) are filled with chemicals that companies claim are not acutely toxic. But it is harmful to the environment once it does get released.


From Wikipedia:
Because the product is a one-time use device and is made from plastic, and because of the number sold, the device is considered to have a high environmental impact for purely recreational entertainment

Speaking of Panic, I recall Dave Schools and WSP expressing their hate for them. (can't find the quote)
There are many good reasons why bands and venues are banning these things.
I'm looking forward to the day when everybody is over this.


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:58 am 
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Recent anything with the word glowstick or the word war in it. So have your xxx xxx elsewhere. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:15 am 
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I'm about to lose it over that LED dress...and vow to have one before the cruise.


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:14 pm 
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Does anyone have a picture of me on Future Night (JC9) with my remote controlled LED jumpsuit?


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:54 am 
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abeautifulday365 wrote:
I'm about to lose it over that LED dress...and vow to have one before the cruise.


I'm dying over it too.


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:30 pm 
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abeautifulday365 wrote:
I'm about to lose it over that LED dress...and vow to have one before the cruise.


Right?!? Completely awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:34 am 
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I know a girl who makes cool LED outfits available on her etsy site... http://www.etsy.com/shop/SparkleFide


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:32 am 
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Wow...very creative!


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 Post subject: Re: Glowstick Wars
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:46 am 
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Yeah-I just lost an hour scouring through Etsy. Super fun designs and creativity! I'm inspired. How about a theme night announcement so we can commence the planning :-)?


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