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Return to live as we know it.

Postby mudshark » 17 Mar 2021, 19:32

May 20th - Dosey Doe, The Woodlands TX: Martin Barre, Clive Bunker & Dee Palmer play Jethro Tull
June 17th - Cynthia Woods Pavilion, The Woodlands TX: Steely Dan & Steve Winwood
June 19th - Dosey Doe, The Woodland TX: John Mayall
July 17th - Cynthia Woods Pavillion, The Woodlands TX: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire.
July 30th - Dosey Doe, The Woodlands TX: Foghat
Got tickets for all of these. Apprehensive like a young whippersnapper.
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Postby Six String » 17 Mar 2021, 19:45

I don’t go to big shows anymore but looking forward to some small ones when they cross my path. I will probably start with outdoor shows to see how people act and go indoors to a theater when it feels right. I had shows scheduled in my calendar on my iPad last spring/early summer to remind me to get tickets and sadly watched those days go by without a note.

I’ve also missed playing guitar with a close group of friends. We had been playing about a year and were starting to get somewhere and then it all fell apart due to covid. The first six months of lockdown I played at home by myself a lot thinking it would allow me to learn lots of new songs but for some reason I got tired of playing alone or just for Rebecca and I have played very little in recent months. I am hoping that with vaccines going into arms that we’ll be able to play together soon.
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Re: Return to live as we know it.

Postby kath » 17 Mar 2021, 19:57

mudshark wrote:Let the good times roll!


indeeeed.

like six string, my days of stadium tours are over. reap was the one who was fantastic at scoring good seats in big places anyway. there is no way i'm climbing to the rafters for any live act. but i *would* like to see some smaller shows at a few of my fave places around here. club-level. if i choose wisely, i can even get my sister onboard. (sam's easy. he'll still hit an arena for a heavy metal act, mwhaha.)

all things are possible, once we get completely vaxxed.

hell, i look forward to eating indoors at my fave restaurants. and this town is FULL of em.

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Postby The Slider » 17 Mar 2021, 20:52

The Damned on July 9th - day before the next Jolly Up - at Hammersmith Odeon.

And Supergrass at the Crystal Palace Bowl in August

They are the first two I have booked
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Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Mar 2021, 21:06

I stopped when I did my neck in, two-three years ago. My last show was Burt Bacharach. I thought that was a fitting conclusion.
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Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 17 Mar 2021, 21:45

Had my 1st vaccination jab today.
Three more weeks should see Covid deaths and hospitalisations through the floor in Scotland.
Hadn't thought about looking for gigs to attend until I saw this thread.
Well done on reminding me and good luck in gigsville.
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Postby never/ever » 17 Mar 2021, 22:16

Have tickets for Steve Hackett in May which still hasn't been cancelled here.
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Postby mudshark » 17 Mar 2021, 23:45

Cynthia Woods is pretty large with a capacity of about 12,000 I'm guessing, but an outdoor venue.
And Dosey-Doe is an old Kentucky barn they moved down to Texas. Probably holds 500 at most. It's a dinner-show kind of place. I've seen John Mayall, Graham Parker, Blind Boys of Alabama, War, Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks, and several others I can't recall at the moment. As small venues go, this is quite an awesome place.
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Postby pcqgod » 18 Mar 2021, 03:10

Pretty nice venue. I've seen Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Van Halen and Deep Purple at the Woodlands in recent years.
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Postby kath » 18 Mar 2021, 05:22

mudshark wrote:Cynthia Woods is pretty large with a capacity of about 12,000 I'm guessing, but an outdoor venue.


i may've seen yes there in the early 90s, now that i'm thinkin on it. mwhaha.

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Postby Rorschach » 18 Mar 2021, 06:44

I'm soooo envious. It looks like it'll be a very long time before I get to see anything.
In fact, Spain doesn't have anything like the gig culture of the UK or US; there is almost no local band scene, and gigs are more like big events than the kind of thing you're all used to.
Apart from bloody TEFL teachers playing Irish music...
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Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 18 Mar 2021, 09:40

mudshark wrote:Cynthia Woods is pretty large with a capacity of about 12,000 I'm guessing, but an outdoor venue.
And Dosey-Doe is an old Kentucky barn they moved down to Texas. Probably holds 500 at most. It's a dinner-show kind of place. I've seen John Mayall, Graham Parker, Blind Boys of Alabama, War, Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks, and several others I can't recall at the moment. As small venues go, this is quite an awesome place.


Dosey-Doe sounds a great venue other than the dinner-show bit.
Small venues are what it's all about.
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Postby Six String » 18 Mar 2021, 15:55

I stopped going to stadium size shows after the Stones’ Steel Wheels Tour. That one really put me off those big shows forever. I really prefer small venues (150-300) even if it means not seeing the big stars. I did enough of that in my yout’. There is something thrilling about shows where artists and audience can actually see and react to each other.
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Postby Geezee » 18 Mar 2021, 17:40

IDLES was supposed to my first one at the end of June but somewhat curiously was postponed just after the reopening schedule was announced (which appeared to indicate that that date should have been fine). Have tickets for Viagra Boys which is also June but I'm thinking it will be delayed.
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Postby mudshark » 18 Mar 2021, 17:44

https://www.woodlandsonline.com/images/ ... 1127_n.jpg

I've never figured out how to post a photograph here. I want to show you all what the Dosey Doe venue looks like.
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Postby C » 18 Mar 2021, 17:47

mudshark wrote:June 19th - Dosey Doe, The Woodland TX: John Mayall


Wow! The lad will be nearly 88 when you see him.

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Postby C » 18 Mar 2021, 17:49

Barre, Bunker & Palmer will be fun




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Postby C » 18 Mar 2021, 17:52

mudshark wrote:Image


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Postby mudshark » 18 Mar 2021, 18:25

Thank you, I.T. Guru! Reminds my of (what I still think is a) funny story: way back when (late '80s) I was trying to get a contract from a company called Brown & Root. These were the early days of the software programs. That company wanted its subcontractors to have the newest stuff. My first wife was doing my accounts etc. at the time (turned out to be a bad decision a decade or so later. I should have listened) was doing a Lotus 1-2-3 course. So my sales song & dance included the fact that I personally didn't know much software, my 'staff' was highly proficient in all the intricacies of the newest programs. After my presentation we went for dinner. I'd invited my wife to join. I'd forgotten to tell her I'd thrown her to the lions regarding the software etc. When I introduced her to my customer he greeted her by saying "so, YOU're the PC-whiz". Upon which my wife responded: "What's a PC?". We still managed to win the business so I can still laugh about it.
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