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Winners: Jerry Garcia Haiku Contest

Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Krystal, and to five more haiku-creating music fans!

Update (midnight, July 18)

THANK YOU to all of you who posted Jerry Garcia-inspired haiku poetry and who voted in the comment thread below!

Our contest ran on two parallel threads— and —with more than 100 poems and dozens of votes posted to each. You voted in comments and here are the six winners (poems posted at the bottom of this update):

  1. Krystal (Grand Prize)
  2. Jesse Patrick
  3. Chris Noble
  4. Karen O’Neil
  5. Scott Butler
  6. Pat L

Patch will hand off these tickets to our winners between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday at in Fairfield, and we’d like to invite all of you to stop by for a coffee on us (they have great java). We’re also asking our good pal Andrew, owner of Las Vetas, to put on some Grateful Dead, maybe some Garcia and David Grisman for the morning. So come on down, meet our winners and meet some fellow music lovers as the gets underway!

Here are our winning poems:

Krystal:

Celebrate Jerry
Steal Your Face Right Off Your Head
Forever Grateful

Jesse Patrick:

A four fingered chord
Ignites a roaring chorus.
God must sound like this.

Chris Noble:

Jerry Garcia
Started this movement of love
Vibes will carry on

Karen O’Neil:

Strangers stop strangers
Music uniting, Seaside
His ripple lives on

Scott Butler:

Grateful for Jerry
Started this movement of love
Vibes will carry on

Pat L:

Garcia has left
but we dead heads go Furthur
Jerry forever

Thanks again, everyone—enjoy the festival!

Original Post (July 15)

On Thursday, July 19, more than 20,000 music lovers will travel to Bridgeport's Seaside Park to attend. The festival was founded in 1995 by Weston resident Ken Hays to celebrate the life of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia.

Patch is pleased to announce a partnership with the Vibes, and we're giving away ticket packages to six lucky winners who yearn to put on their dancing shoes.

To enter, just (full rules attached as PDF):

  1. Write a Jerry Garcia-inspired haiku (structure outlined below)
  2. Post it in the comments thread below

To vote up the winners, just:

  1. Find your favorite haiku in the comments
  2. Hit "Reply" just below that haiku and let us know you're voting for it

Haiku-posting and voting close at midnight Wednesday.

Five winners will receive four tickets to Friday, Saturday and Sunday's festivities, while the grand prize winner will receive two camping passes to the event which includes admittance Thursday night as well. Patch will meet the winners in Fairfield on Wednesday, July 18 to hand off the tickets.

Good luck, and we hope to see you boogying on the beach! 

A haiku is an unrhymed, three-line poem with this structure:

  • Line 1: 5 syllables
  • Line 2: 7 syllables
  • Line 3: 5 syllables

Here's the concert's official site. Headliners this summer include:

  • Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with special guest Branford Marsalis
  • Primus
  • Phil Lesh & Friends
Drew Venditti July 18, 2012 at 01:50 AM
God must have given scott butler this haiku in a dream. SO SWEET Give him Tickets
ZzLattimer July 18, 2012 at 01:56 AM
you better give me this goddamn ticket
Jack July 18, 2012 at 02:02 AM
got my vote
Jack July 18, 2012 at 02:18 AM
my vote goes to this one, beautiful poetry
Sarah K. July 18, 2012 at 02:24 AM
he has my vote, this guy should definitely get those tickets There aren't nearly enough votes for this one its so original and thouhtful
gerry barcane July 18, 2012 at 02:30 AM
my vote goes here. I love it. yes we deadheads
Owsley July 18, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Storytelling jams cowboy song covers as well Roll those laughing bones
mrf July 18, 2012 at 03:04 AM
I vote for Sharon .... eyes glisten soulful
mrf July 18, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Sharon wins hands down ... truly the best jerry inspired haiku. Good luck.
Gina E Long July 18, 2012 at 03:17 AM
You got my vote. Good luck!
Ryan Leddy July 18, 2012 at 03:18 AM
this is the best jerry garcia-inspired haiku i have ever read. it has my vote for sure
The Rabbi July 18, 2012 at 03:20 AM
This is the best thing since sliced bread
mrf July 18, 2012 at 03:21 AM
I vote for sharon. "Eyes glisten soulful" is truly jerry inspired. She should be a winner.
Kelly July 18, 2012 at 03:22 AM
i vote scott butler
Emily Byrne July 18, 2012 at 03:24 AM
win.
Sheri July 18, 2012 at 03:29 AM
I vote for Sharon!
Zev Fientuck July 18, 2012 at 03:36 AM
I vote for this one.
Doron July 18, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Vote. :)
s.m. kind July 18, 2012 at 03:38 AM
in our hearts captain. love it.
Liz July 18, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Love it!!!!
eric July 18, 2012 at 03:52 AM
I vote for Sharon! She rocks!
Sharon July 18, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Thanks!
Sharon July 18, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Thanks!
Sharon July 18, 2012 at 03:55 AM
:) THANKS!
Bruce Lane July 18, 2012 at 03:55 AM
This is best one hands down. Love it
Sharon July 18, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Thanks!
mike feller July 18, 2012 at 03:56 AM
My vote is for sharon. good luck
Michael Dinan (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Thanks everyone for your posts—as per our rules, we’re going to quickly count total votes posted as of midnight to determine our winners. Stand by!
Jack July 18, 2012 at 04:01 AM
is the contest over who won?
Michael Dinan (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Hi Jack: Yes, winners are now posted in an update at the top of the article!

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