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#247258 1 year, 5 months ago
Thanks to Taper Joe for 03-16-13_Bread Box ... It's been a while since I've heard Bread Box performed live!

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#247263 1 year, 5 months ago
It was a great performance too. I think he opened his set with it. Really enjoyed getting to know Stu better.
Really nice guy too. Met him and talked for a while after the set.
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#247264 1 year, 5 months ago
Equinox wrote:
Thanks, guys, for all the advice about persuading Mrs. E. And I do agree with you that SF is one of the most gorgeous cities in this country.
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These days when we travel around the country it's mostly for baseball games. You can a learn a lot about a city by spending a few days in its local ballpark and we're trying to see all of them.

And there are some very significant ballparks on the west coast. At some point we have to do Giants Stadium and we're agreed that when we do that there's no point in flying all that way and just going home after a few days. So who knows?


Baseball and Furthur: Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!

In 2010 I attended two Furthur shows in Brooklyn, saw the Grateful Dead Archive exhibit at the New York Historical Society, and watched the Seattle Mariners (and Cliff Lee) beat the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
I took the $30 bus ride to Boston, and the commuter train to Lowell, MA for another Furthur show. After a day exploring Lowell - it seems like they knew how to make energy from the river when the factories were booming - I went to Boston and watched the Red Sox beat the Orioles at Fenway Park. Before the game, I took the tour of Fenway, and it was definitely worth learning about the history of that historic venue. My flight didn't leave until later on the next day, so I wandered around Boston, Cambridge, and Harvard while absorbing lots of history with an after-show glow.

The ballparks in Seattle and San Francisco are outstanding! Unfortunately, Seattle is far from any other city with a major league team. However, there are a few minor league stadiums between Seattle and San Francisco. When I attended Jerry Garcia Night at AT&T Park in 2011, I also went to see the Mickey Hart Band at the Independent in San Francisco, and the M.U.S.E. concert at Shoreline. I missed Jerry Day in 2011, but I hope to attend some time. This year the 11th Annual Jerry Day takes place on August 4, 2013 at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park, San Francisco. Jerry Day and Jerry Garcia Bobblehead Night usually take place during the Days Between. The Giants are home August 5 for a 4-game series against the Brewers, and they open a series against Baltimore on August 9th. No special promotions have been announced yet. Have fun in your adventures!
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#247303 1 year, 5 months ago
I'm glad you got to see Fenway. An essential destination for any baseball freak. I'm sorry you didn't get to see the original Yankee Stadium. That had the same kind of aura as Fenway, that sense that you're surrounded by ghosts and history. The new one's very nice, of course -- I saw McCartney there in 2011 -- but it's just not the same. As for wandering around Boston, it's a great pleasure, isn't it? I'm lucky that a lot of college friends have moved up there so I've had plenty of high, high times in the city and the surrounding areas.

As for west coast ballparks, the two I most want to see are Dodger Stadium -- home of Koufax and all that -- and AT&T. I'd love to catch a Jerry Day. Those bobbleheads are a riot. This will happen. The biggest problem is blocking out the time. Between checking out ballparks (there's also the Angels and the Padres) and catching up with friends and family who have relocated out there, we could easily end up spending three weeks. That's a major chunk of time and money. Like I say, though, this will happen. Somehow.
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#247305 1 year, 5 months ago
SunshineSue wrote:
Equinox wrote:
These days when we travel around the country it's mostly for baseball games. You can a learn a lot about a city by spending a few days in its local ballpark and we're trying to see all of them.

And there are some very significant ballparks on the west coast. At some point we have to do Giants Stadium and we're agreed that when we do that there's no point in flying all that way and just going home after a few days. So who knows?

To heck with California, it looks like the Rockies have a couple of good home games right around the third weekend in September.

colorado.rockies.mlb.com/schedule/index....amp;calendar=DEFAULT


I'd love to do Red Rocks. Again, Mrs. E. is less enthused as she saw the GD there a few times in the 80s. It looks beautiful. A tour buddy of mine -- actually the guy who introduced me to my wife -- relocated out to Denver to be closer to his wife's aging parents. So every once in a while he sends me a photo of his family wandering around Red Rocks. It's really breathtaking.
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#247307 1 year, 5 months ago
If you go to Dodger stadium be sure to take a taser with you

The Rockies are chumps but Coors Field is a magnificent ball park.
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#247327 1 year, 5 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
If you go to Dodger stadium be sure to take a taser with you

The Rockies are chumps but Coors Field is a magnificent ball park.


Yes, I've heard about the Dodgers fans. I'll bear that in mind.

As for Coors Field, I agree. From what I've seen on TV -- and the Phils play there frequently -- it seems completely unique. That deep, deep outfield and the tendency for the ball to just fly in that altitude. Yes, I definitely need to experience that.
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#247423 1 year, 5 months ago
I really enjoyed your review Flower thanks!!! This was really hard missing out on these shows. I am glad you made it out for some of it!

Its funny you mentioned the game of waiting in line and trying to get up front. I havnt been to Txr yet this year, but last year I went a lot and it was aggravating seeing the same people at every single show getting there "spot". I learned how to do the game though and I got up on the rail for 4 or 5 shows, and one show I was directly in front of PHIL for the only acoustic set of the opening run! The place is definitley more local friendly no doubt about it, but its still a place for family
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#247843 1 year, 5 months ago
Em, thanks for the review. What shows were better/more fun: Furthur New Years or Phil and Friends at Terrapin and why?
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#247984 1 year, 5 months ago
dr bakes wrote:
Em, thanks for the review. What shows were better/more fun: Furthur New Years or Phil and Friends at Terrapin and why?


That's hard! To see a show a Terrapin is like its own category! There are your regular concerts and then shows at Terrapin. NYE has to be my favorite run of all! Looking back on the year and celebrating with friends ringing in the new year is the best! And being at a TXR show in Phil's living room with almost perfect sound is the best as well! So with that being said everyone must experience a NYE run and a show at TXR!
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#248067 1 year, 5 months ago
I agree with Furthur Flower there. The TXR experience is in a class all by itself. It really is like being in Phil's living room.
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#248162 1 year, 5 months ago
In case you haven't seen this give it a watch!!!

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