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RIP Vibes MC Mike Potashnick


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#1 In A Silent Way

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:16 PM

The voice of the Vibes has been silenced.

Mike Potashnick died last night due to complications from pneumonia.

:heart: :cry1: :heart:

Edited by Jim, 18 January 2011 - 10:13 PM.
updated cause of death per Green Mountain Concert Services


#2 unbroken_chain

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:20 PM

name sounds vaguely familiar.... :dunno:

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#3 TEO

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:21 PM

All best wishes that warm memories swiftly replace sadness in the heart's of his family & friends. :heart:

#4 Lemireacle

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:26 PM

name sounds vaguely familiar.... :dunno:

:heart:



Yeah, to me too... is that the MC for the Vibes?

RIP :heart:

#5 B. Diddy

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:27 PM

"Spin a disc" guy from 2001 Red Hook?

#6 In A Silent Way

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:28 PM

name sounds vaguely familiar.... :dunno:

:heart:


Yeah, to me too... is that the MC for the Vibes?

RIP :heart:

Yes, he was the big booming voice of the main stage.

#7 sums

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:31 PM

so sad... mike was a big hearted guy. i didn't know him really well but every year at vibes he always had a big, warm hug for me... RIP

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#8 Lemireacle

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

Yes, he was the big booming voice of the main stage.


Aww man, that is the suck! :cry1:

He was great! A really funny guy, used to crack me up when I had the chance to hang with him.

RIP Mike!! :heart:

#9 LisaMarie

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

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#10 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:36 PM

It appears that mike came down with the Flu really bad around thanksgiving, that turned to pneumonia. He was on the mend, had finally broken his fever and was said to have been feeling better. I dont know how things changed or when.

Very very sad. Mike was a huge music lover, a wonderful person with a humongous heart, and a dear dear friend. He will be missed, his hugs will be missed, his laugh will be missed... and oh that booming voice of his.

#11 Mutant

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:38 PM

Give it up for Mike Potashnick.

Rest in Peace, Mike. :heart:

#12 JBetty

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:44 PM

IS THERE ANYBODY... OUT THERE?



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#13 unbroken_chain

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:47 PM

I thought so.... :sad:

Got to meet him while working an Artist Liason deal @ Camp Creek....

was always good to hear his encouraging kind words between acts..... ~ this is our land.... don't trash the land ~
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#14 insolent cur

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:53 PM

:heart: condolences. :sad:

#15 Joker

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:21 PM

:heart:

#16 Sunshower

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:22 PM

RIP Mike:cry1::heart:

#17 little frog

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:40 PM

:heart:

#18 In A Silent Way

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:06 PM

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#19 fire_rocket

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:24 PM

Oh no... this is a very good friend of a great friend of mine. Just left her a message to give me a call when she gets home so I can break the news to her, if she hasn't already heard by then.

(((((((Mike))))))) :heart: What a bummer.

#20 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:33 PM

:undecided:

Met him a couple of times, seemed like a real nice guy.

My condolences :heart:

#21 lilphlower

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:56 PM

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#22 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:37 PM

If anyone hears of services, ect for Mike, please post them.

#23 tyedyedee

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:12 PM

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#24 -anna

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:15 PM

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#25 insolent cur

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:18 PM

about to introduce the radiators at vibes 2010, standing with tiger rose.

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#26 georgi

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:20 PM

RIP :heart:

#27 scarfire

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:41 PM

sad news.

i remember he put in some overtime in 2001 at red hook.

#28 pure silliness

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:58 PM

:cry1: Your VIBE is in the sky above us now...Watch over us. :cry1:
You will be missed by all.

#29 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:01 PM



Mike introducing Grace Potter in 2009... you"ll know the voice once you hear it.

#30 battynurse

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:08 PM

Oh my. Mike P. We go back a long way. Even tho I had not seen him in a few years I still consider him a friend. Rest in peace, my friend. Thanks for all the smiles.

#31 BobbyZ

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:12 PM

sad day.
His voice on the main stage will surely be missed.

#32 Royal

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:16 PM

Mike was the vibes.. I loved his "Let's Give A Warm Gathering of The Vibes Welcome to..."

Whoever takes over should keep that introduction line going.

#33 DereK

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:05 AM

Wow. Damn. I liked Mike.

#34 sarah b.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:39 AM

RIP. :heart: ((his family and friends)) :heart:

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#35 pixiebug

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:15 AM

wow, so sad. The few times i met Mike were fun times....

may he rest in peace... :heart:

#36 Terry Bo Berry

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:18 AM

Oh my... Rest in peace Mike and peaceful thoughts for the rest of the Vibes staff/family. :heart:

#37 musicmomma

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:54 AM

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#38 Crayzee

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:27 AM

my condolences to mikes friends and family
rip
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#39 DancingBearly

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:15 AM

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#40 Mr_Pat

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:03 AM

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Holly shit... I just saw this on facebook....

I met mike this past year and bs'd with him for a good 20 minutes.... He will be missed.

#41 Dagan

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:11 AM

That is so sad... :heart: :cry1:

#42 Goose

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:40 AM

Sad, that voice and his sayings were definitely a part of the vibes.

#43 cassady

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:54 AM

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#44 Tabbooma

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:02 PM

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#45 rezcowgirl

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:38 PM

I thought so.... :sad:

Got to meet him while working an Artist Liason deal @ Camp Creek....

was always good to hear his encouraging kind words between acts..... ~ this is our land.... don't trash the land ~
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Unbroken chain, that's me & mike in your first pic. We are HS school mates. Thanks for posting my/our photo, he is very dear to me.

#46 nancykind

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:54 PM

he gave me my special Terrapin baseball cap that you see me wear a LOT, at the 2000? 2001? full moon new year's eve weekend. i love that hat, and don't think i've put it on very often that i didn't think of him in fact.. this makes me so sad. RIP Mike. :heart: :heart: :heart:

#47 Wende

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:04 PM

:heart::heart:

#48 nancykind

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:20 PM

i wonder if he started out with that same terrible virus that i got thanksgiving week. when the cough hung on for soooo long i remember thinking several times how easy it would be to get pneumonia from this, and not even realize it.

my heart goes out to family and friends. :heart:

#49 Arglebargle

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:25 PM

:heart::heart::heart:

#50 unbroken_chain

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:46 PM

Unbroken chain, that's me & mike in your first pic. We are HS school mates. Thanks for posting my/our photo, he is very dear to me.


:heart: It is a precious photo indeed... something about those ~classic shots~ that really tells the tale of *us*

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