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Web Exclusive: Unity at the Music Festival

By practicing the First Tradition, members are able to stay sober at an bi-annual music festival in Yosemite

The First Tradition typically applies to Fellowships functioning at Alano clubs, churches, and civic facilities where daily or weekly meetings are held. But it also applies to a circle of AA friends who meet twice a year under conditions that are not particularly conducive to sobriety. Here, we may be far from the madding crowd but we are squarely in the middle of the partying crowd. The concepts of our common welfare and unity enable us to carry the message and ensure that we are carried safely and soberly back to our home groups throughout California and as far east as New York.


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