JellyPhish Salad

JellyPhish Salad Gargleblaster

Like jellyfish in a turbulent sea,
the crowd follows different trajectories,
yet pulsates to the same beat.

We ooze our way forward,
squeezing through momentary gaps
as this mass of jeans and t-shirts
expands and contracts.

At the stage finally, we dance.

(Link to Phish’s “Sample in a Jar” video)

{yeah writers: I put a different post on the supergrid, so here’s my Gargleblaster for the prompt, “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”}

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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11 Responses to JellyPhish Salad

  1. Jen says:

    This is so adorably fun! How was the show? I have a mess of friends that tour with them. Or you know… follow them around on the road. lol
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    • Marcy says:

      It was a great show! We were on a large lawn where we hung out on a blanket, and then we went down to the stage area. It was so crowded, but everybody just flowed peacefully without any bumping or shoving.
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  2. Nicely done. I guess from above the gig crowd is quite jelly fish esque! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. These week’s prompt left me totally baffled. Glad to see you keeping up with the gargleblasters.
    Love the title.
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    • Marcy says:

      The prompt was definitely a harder one to connect with. I noticed it brought a lot of stories about mental illness to the grid.

  4. Catherine says:

    I love this! I’ve never really thought of crowds as like jellyfish before, but I can completely see what you mean!
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    • Marcy says:

      Your comment reminded me of a fast-motion video I saw of pedestrians in a crowded city, and they all looked like they were flowing like water.

  5. Robin says:

    What a great poem. I love the first verse. Who would have ever thought you could take a jellyfish and perfectly describe a concert – first the crowd all moving to the same beat, but not necessarily together; and then you moving through the crowd to the stage? Very cool.
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  6. Awesome analogy. 🙂
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