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Old 02-29-2016, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jdm61 View Post
I managed to see the Gov't Mule for two of the New Years shows 2006 and one of the ABB shows in March of 2007 at the Beacon in NYC. The opening acts for Mule the two nights were Los Lobos and North Mississippi All-Stars. I was in the tenth row right in front of Warren Haynes for the second Mule show. I had dinner at 21 in December and at the Tavern On the Green in March before they tore down the big solarium room and also stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria for the March trip. . Several geeky/touristy bucket list items crossed off in that relatively short period of time.
Matt Apps was a friends drummer before the Mule. See everyone you can while you can.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:20 AM
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Tell me more about Watermelon. We were going to Festy with our friends and kids, and now its moving to the Interlockn site and getting bigger. Looking for a replacement that's kid friendly, I've heard good things about that festival.
Loretta Lynn last year, and my wife loves her. To honest, she is not my cup of tea. I think she was dead, but still moved around OK

The music is frankly not great (can't hold a candle to Delfest), but a great family vibe. Kids all carve up watermelons, and we launch them down the river in a weird race. very fun. Ice cream makes it all worth while, decent food trucks as well.

Small festival - just a great excuse to play with the camper and sleep under the sun. No booze sold, but no real issue bringing your own. Site went on sale last Wednesday, I would imagine only filed spots left.


Location is just oust of leesburg va, so real easy to get to


If you can get in the family campground, or get there real early, Delfest is a great family fest. Only problem is it is on memorial day.
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Going to the Country 500 at Daytona. We are taking the RV and camping on the infield.
Old 02-29-2016, 06:43 AM
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Delfest and Watermelonfest up here in mid atlantic. Three kids kids (8,10,12) KIND of limit the options
I have been to delfest and used to attend watermelon fest when I lived down the road. We had Larry Keel play at our wedding.
Old 02-29-2016, 12:06 PM
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If you want the best festival experience check out Jam Cruise. I went in 2015 and we are going in 2017 again. I have done most of the big ones over the years (bonaroo, lockn, floyd, delfest, swanne, and many more I can not remember). Jam cruise is one of the best music experiences I have ever had.
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Originally Posted by drkptt View Post
Second weekend of Jazz Fest (New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival).
Definitely a bucket list if you've never been - great line up this year!

For all you SoFla boys, check out the next best thing - Craw Debauchery!



http://crawdebauchery.com/
Old 02-29-2016, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by gofastsandman View Post
Matt Apps was a friends drummer before the Mule. See everyone you can while you can.
I have some stories about those days...

Wish Lowell George was still with us.
Some of the classic guys are already long beyond the point of being worth seeing. I have seen a couple of acts who were downright pitiful. You almost have to catch the bands like Rush or Steely Dan who took a LOT of time off and didn't engage in all of that self destructive behavior when they were young. Even with the hardcore road dogs like ZZ Top, you had better catch them early in the tour if you want to good sounding show. I saw them a few years back for their first show of the tour at the Hard Rock in Orlando and that was as good as they had sounded since 1980. Same deal with Page and Plant back in like 95-96. it was the first or second show of the tour in Tampa and they were dead on. Better than the videotaped show that they did the previous year IMO.
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Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival in the spring at Sandy Point State Park - a beautiful venue always with excellent talent.
I REALLY miss Rocky Gap, Balloon Glow @ Oregon Ridge, and Tangier Sound Music Festival. I used to go to them all every year. Best / most fun concerts ever for me!
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Originally Posted by jdm61 View Post
Some of the classic guys are already long beyond the point of being worth seeing. I have seen a couple of acts who were downright pitiful. You almost have to catch the bands like Rush or Steely Dan who took a LOT of time off and didn't engage in all of that self destructive behavior when they were young. Even with the hardcore road dogs like ZZ Top, you had better catch them early in the tour if you want to good sounding show. I saw them a few years back for their first show of the tour at the Hard Rock in Orlando and that was as good as they had sounded since 1980. Same deal with Page and Plant back in like 95-96. it was the first or second show of the tour in Tampa and they were dead on. Better than the videotaped show that they did the previous year IMO.
I was able to see many shows in the 70s- 90s.
Dream on tour was my first show. Saw them again in 80?
Perry fell down 3 or 4 times. Roadies would rush out and pick
him up. He just leaned against his stack.

Tyler blew his voice out immediately.

Saw the Eagles last fall and they were tremendous.

They say the night life ain't no good life,
But it's my life.

Still rings true.
Long Time Gone was a good read.
Not My Cross To Bear is on my list.
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Originally Posted by drkptt View Post
Second weekend of Jazz Fest (New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival).
There's no music festival with better food than this:

http://www.nojazzfest.com/food/food-list/
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Not going to Jazz Fest, but I am going to see Trombone Shorty at the Saenger Theater in NO while he is there for Jazz Fest. I am pumped to see him!!
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Joe Walsh and Bad Company!
Old 03-04-2016, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by cwhite6 View Post
Not going to Jazz Fest, but I am going to see Trombone Shorty at the Saenger Theater in NO while he is there for Jazz Fest. I am pumped to see him!!
I saw him here in LA at the Hollywood bowl, great show.

Il be flying out for Jazzfest as our agency sponsors it. Cant wait!
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Not a fest, but saw Black Sabbath last Saturday at Madison Square Garden. They still got it going on. The band was as tight as ever, Ozzie was spot on as well.
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Don't forget Jamboree in the Hills, right outside St. Clairsville, Ohio the 3rd weekend in July. It's a Flag Waving, Hand Clapping celebration of America.

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