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What’s your Number?

Thousands of us were fortunate enough to receive a Ticket with a number from the Spaceman. When the time comes we can use the Ticket to board the flight to Lycillus Apum.

What’s your number?

Send us a scan of your ticket if you can.

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  1. XOBDUDE
    29 April 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I Lost my Ticket! XLB/482

  2. Hugh Brenner
    15 June 2012 @ 2:18 am

    We called ourselves the “Hole-in-the-Crack Gang”, also known as the “Coronado Street Gang” because several members lived on or near Coronado Street. We hung out at the Wall by O.B. Pier, and swilled countless gallons of (very cheap) Red Mountain wine and White (NOT pear) Ripple, which we bought (or lifted) at Miller’s Market at the corner of Newport and Bacon, or at the Abbott Street Store by North O.B. Spaceman was a regular at our gatherings, he had a small apartment right by the entrance to the Pier. We all had our space numbers, and most of us still have our Interstellar Communication Service (ICS) cards. When Clint gave each person his Space Number, he made it formal by handing us a card, then stepping back and whipping his right hand, with the first two fingers extended, in one vertical and two horizontal slashes, accompanied by whooshing sounds with each slash. His number was XIB/little 2. XIB/little1 was God.. The proper way to say your title and number was (mine) “King Hugh, XIB over BB78″ . I guess only a very few remember that the titles varied from person to person, according to how they would be received on Realispor, and the highest title was “musico”, of which two of my pals were the proud recipients. One of them, Bobby Dameron was, to my knowledge, the first O.B.cean to receive a Space Number Musico Bobby, XIB over little 2. You can hear more about Spaceman and all the rest when I finish my book, but it’s all real stuff.

  3. RGMc
    7 July 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    Met the Spaceman as a kid growing up in OB. He gave me my number, XIB/S114, (no ticket), when I was 15. Had the pleasure of seeing alot of his art work at Bob C’s place. Good times…….

  4. John Diamond
    7 August 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I first met Spaceman when they were still working on the O.B. Pier.

    He was living down near the Jetty. I was passing by and he asked for help getting a 12 foot solid balsa wood surf board off the top of a car.

    Being quick to volunteer I received what he claimed was a very special Space Number – because I was a musician I merited a Musico prefix.

    Because I was kind enough to help I got a Big 2a – Musico John XIB over a Big 2A – a number said to be just under the exalted status of Bob Oak’s number.

    Bob was XL if memory serves – but you know what they say about the 60′s.

    I used to play tenor sax at Bob’s jam sessions. Compared to the average musician showing up I was terrible – but Bob pretended not to notice.

    I think Bob’s favorite book was “The Science of Mind” by Ernest Holmes. He loaned a copy to me for a couple of weeks.

    Perhaps some of that centeredness Bob manifested rubbed off.

    I could not afford the 100 plus bucks it took to buy a Spaceman painting back in the day. Would happily pay many times that today.

    I still have my ticket.

  5. John Diamond
    7 August 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Bob Dameron and I were together the day we first met Spaceman – we were hauling our surfboards on trailers behind our bikes down to the beach – ran into Spaceman for the first time. He was staying with some Aussie surfer with an ancient solid wood surfboard it took 3 guys to offload..

    Have lost track of Bob. Name Hugh Brenner stirs a few half dead neurons.

  6. sarah
    7 June 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    Do you still have tickets? I don’t have one, though I met the Spaceman on Newport many times years ago….a friend put up a booth so you could see the paintings in UV for the OB Street Fair one time….but I’d love a ticket…don’t think I ever got one.
    I way also wondering about tshirts – I know they existed – are they still available anywhere? I just liked your FB page, and asked the same question there…..
    Love the Spaceman <3 Sarah

  7. admin
    8 June 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Sarah

    Do I know you? I was one of the guys that set up the UV booth at the street fair. It was 1993 when the fair went for two days. Did you catch the jazz jam on Sunday as well? As for t-shirts, for the Spaceman’s return in August at the OB Playhouse, there will be shirts available. Not many and not a lot of different colors – maybe only black. Follow us on Facebook – The Spaceman of Ocean Beach – for more details. Hope you can make it to the show.

    Rick

  8. Greg Zielski
    18 November 2013 @ 1:14 am

    I lived on Coronado ave. Lucky enough to meet him in 68 and get a musico number and card.Can’t remember my number. Don’t have it now and wish I did along with my Draft card, that one I know what happened to it. I burned it lol

    Greg

  9. pam
    13 January 2014 @ 5:20 am

    well, I met the Spaceman as a young girl and he gave me a number (tho I cannot recollect it now) I remember he put his artist canvas and easel in the middle of the street….and would paint right there….he was both an oddity and a reality….a good memory of OB summers….

  10. Charlie King
    21 April 2014 @ 8:20 pm

    I have some Spaceman paintings. Anyone interested in making me an offer?

    Chanks,

    Charlie King

  11. Charlie King
    28 July 2014 @ 6:09 pm

    I met Spacey many times at Bob Oak’s jam sessions with Harry
    Adams, Pat Oakley, Dick Ryan. I did have a Mother Ship seating number at one time.

    I have subsequently left San Diego for Oregon.

    I can be reached @ 541-564-1956

  12. steve courtway
    11 December 2014 @ 8:54 pm

    I got my ticket to ride (don’t know where it is) in about 1991 or so from the spaceman when I bought one of his shirts (green) for 8 bucks from him in his wheelchair.

    The gift is working marvelously this year, 2014, as I have been experiencing the most magical year ever, here in the East Bay.

    I got in a fight with a homeless man who attacked me, ripping the shirt, and it mended ITSELF.

  13. kent knudsen
    20 February 2015 @ 6:11 pm

    XIB P176 here, still have my ticket with Clints hand written number on it. I received it after being “logged in” by having the ticket held in the air and announcing my passage. I was told I could bring family and friends.

  14. Fox NorthStar
    5 April 2015 @ 10:00 pm

    Had ticket 3339, but it was lost when I failed to be current on my storage unit. This was back in 1976 when I live at the corner of Abbott and the alley between Saratoga and Cape May

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  • Please have your tickets ready
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  • Travel distance: 26 Light Years
  • Travel time: 25 minutes