Thread: Y'all a great bunch! 3/30-3/31 Weekend appreciation thread

absnj - 4/1/2007 at 05:45 PM

My daughter summed it up nicely: I have never seen so many adults having so much fun.

Thank you everyone who had a hand in making this happen: The Sweeties, HTN, Devon, Lefty and everyone who came from far and near to be part of this fabulous time!

It was great meeting you all, and sharing the music all weekend long.

Love and peace to you all!!


dadof2boys - 4/1/2007 at 05:47 PM

..a memorable weekend of great family,friends,fun,MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!


susea - 4/2/2007 at 12:40 AM

Hi Alan and Effie! Fantastic weekend!! Much love to all!


j9j5g - 4/2/2007 at 12:43 AM

It was fun and good meeting all of you!


williamland - 4/2/2007 at 12:58 AM

Peakin'at the Beacon, 2007!

Friday night had its ups and downs but it still had some memorable moments.
I enjoyed Susan T's singing on The Weight.
Mountain Jam into Lovelight was great!

Saturday night was solid, all night long from my point of view.
Felt more like a summer tour ABB show since the only guest was Devon.
Can't go wrong ending a set with Jessica.
The Black Hearted Woman into the Other One was great!
The Same Thing/Drums/Bass/The Same Thing was very powerful.
Particularly enjoyed the extended jamming on NLTRWA.
I've heard and enjoyed that song for years, fun to hear a new version.

Great guitar work, great drums, great venue.

Grateful for what the ABB bring to this crazy world.


bobkaufman - 4/2/2007 at 01:09 AM

I'll second that, it was a great weekend. Met a bunch of nice folks, heard some great music at the show and before the shows in the meeting room. what a weekend.


Buppalo1 - 4/2/2007 at 02:41 AM

absnj, it was great meeting you, spending a little time over the music.

I've been priveliged to take a few "first-timers" recently, the thing they all talk about is how happy this music makes people.


leftyblues - 4/2/2007 at 03:25 AM


Haisija - 4/2/2007 at 05:25 AM

Can I come back next weekend ?
This was one fantastic weekend with little sleep, and this member of the Hayseed Mafia is headed to sleep.


bluedad - 4/2/2007 at 06:21 AM

I am extremely HAPPY...

and tired...


bob1954 - 4/2/2007 at 08:26 AM

My wife and I had a fantastic time. Both shows were unique and great, and it was especially nice to meet so many great people. Thanks to the sweeties, HTN, left coast crew, and everyone who helped put together those great parties!


Slammer - 4/2/2007 at 11:01 AM

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couldn't have said it any better myself






cupofjo - 4/2/2007 at 11:13 AM

It was a blast. Thanks for everything


rainy - 4/2/2007 at 11:16 AM


michaelsio - 4/2/2007 at 12:24 PM

Me, my wife and daughter had a good time, even though we didn't get there until 4:30. Bands were great and I got a picture of Oteil with me and my wife.
Then the show was great. Hope to meet more folks next year or maybe next Saturday when I'm back for that show.


No1ToRunWith - 4/2/2007 at 12:44 PM

Thanks to everyone I met it sure was a time I will never forget. There was much love in the hotel .


BigDaveOnBass - 4/2/2007 at 12:45 PM

quote:
Can I come back next weekend ?

This was one fantastic weekend with little sleep, and this member of the Hayseed Mafia is headed to sleep.


quote:
I am extremely HAPPY...

and tired...


HAYSEED MAFIA IN DA HOUSE!!

I've got to echo Haisija and Bluedad's sentiments. My cup runneth over.

So many people to acknowledge, but first I want to give a big shout out to SkyDogSys. Thanks for picking us up from LaGuardia on Thursday, being our chauffer, guide, jam master and everything you did for us, showing a bunch of hayseeds love like only a brother can. I am looking forward to the next time.

More to come later. They actually expect me to work some today. :rolleyes:


dadof2boys - 4/2/2007 at 12:54 PM

everyone,go to sleep ---just woke from a needed major sleep---what a weekend ---love this group of people--how do we bottle it & keep it going.....


LinnieXX - 4/2/2007 at 01:13 PM



so nice to meet so many i hadn't before.....and so good to see all of those that are old friends now......

what a great time.......really! what a goddamned great time! I love you people.


tommars - 4/2/2007 at 01:14 PM

I has a blast on Friday and so did my Beacon newbie wife. Sorry I missed the parties but I got a chance to meet Blue dad and Haijsa briefly and had a nice talk. Didnt' know Blue was a fellow Strong Islander. I also met BDOB very breifly at the loge bar. I'm glad you guys from the South had a great time in NYC.

I also met Scotty from California briefly at the t shirt stand. I kind of forgot about until I found the temporary mushroom tattoo in my wallet the next day. Thanks bro.

I can't wait to go again Thursday night !


hgc - 4/2/2007 at 01:55 PM

Had to leave before Saturdays activities but a special thanks to the swetties for Friday. My wife and I had a wonderful time,so nice to be among people who enjoy a good time and care about others.


nypeachhead - 4/2/2007 at 02:22 PM

Awesome meeting everyone this past weekend. It is so great to have the community we have and revolve around the ABB. So great to see everyone new and old faces and listen to great music and ultimately help a great cause in the American Cancer Society. A weekend I will not soon forget


Eileen1 - 4/2/2007 at 02:32 PM

Definitely a memorable day for me in so many ways, it was great meeting ya'll, hanging and partying. Felt like I knew some of you for some time!! Thanks for welcoming me into this great community, there is no other place on earth like this. The music, the people, the vibe was outrageous. Thank you all for making it that way, and thanks to all involved in putting the shindigs together. Ya'll did a fantastic job!!

Love and peace brothers and sisters!!!


TopDroog - 4/2/2007 at 04:03 PM

Yeah, that was one of the best weekends of my life, in all honesty.

I'll have a lot of words about it over the next few weeks, I imagine, but for now I'd just like to thank everyone involved in making it such a special time.


Jon and Dave, you guys made it home! My flight was delayed until about 11:00 p.m. Has Hai reported in? How did he do?

[Edited on 4/2/2007 by TopDroog]


BigDaveOnBass - 4/2/2007 at 04:05 PM

Hai made the last plane out, Randy. I talked to him this AM. He's back to work, like the rest of us Hayseeds.


BigDaveOnBass - 4/2/2007 at 04:16 PM

SINCEREST gratitude to The Beacon Hospitality Sweeties, The Left Coast Crew and everyone else who had a hand in putting the weekend pre-show festivities together. It was everything I anticipated and MORE. My first trip to NYC and The Beacon were more than memorable and I'll be floating on the high from it for a while. Thanks again. Y'all a great bunch!!


Jeanne - 4/2/2007 at 04:20 PM

"Never seen so many adults having fun."

Adults?!? Ha. Your daughter's funny.



Love it when good folks come together at these gatherings. It restores my faith in human kindness and it reminds me not to sweat the small stuff so much.


Haisija - 4/2/2007 at 04:21 PM


bocat - 4/2/2007 at 04:33 PM

How many more years will the Brothers be returning to the Beacon?
Hope it doesn't end too soon.


Eileen1 - 4/2/2007 at 04:34 PM

Hi Hai!!! *wavin* Glad you made it home safely!!

Jeanne, soooo nice meeting you!!!!! Who was the gentleman behind the table with you?


gondicar - 4/2/2007 at 04:39 PM

I really enjoyed meeting so many fine folks at the Jam for the Cure, I'm only sorry I didn't get to meeting everyone! Great job by all the organizors!!


hastings - 4/2/2007 at 04:40 PM

Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to put together
the parties. It was so great to meet everyone and have
fun together. I ended the fun by going to a fantastic Broadway
show yesterday and got home 2:00 this morning.
Thanks again, everyone


sixty8 - 4/2/2007 at 04:44 PM

Sounds like you first time visitors had a great time in our fair land. I hope to be hearing some reviews of the music, people, food and everything else you guys experienced during your stay. I'm gonna make sure to coordinate my shows next year to when all these festivities take place and all the out of towners are here. Hope you all had a blast and will come back next year.

Pete


Slammer - 4/2/2007 at 04:51 PM

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I really enjoyed meeting so many fine folks at the Jam for the Cure, I'm only sorry I didn't get to meeting everyone! Great job by all the organizors!!



You were there ?????

Dang, sorry I miised you. You're right about not having enough time to meet everyone.



leftyblues - 4/2/2007 at 04:54 PM



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Jeanne, soooo nice meeting you!!!!! Who was the gentleman behind the table with you?


one of the nicest guys in the world..Johnny Fishcamp...

the two of the them are awesome..


BigDaveOnBass - 4/2/2007 at 04:55 PM

quote:
"Never seen so many adults having fun."

Adults?!? Ha. Your daughter's funny.

One of my mottos is, "I may grow old, but I refuse to grow up."

quote:
Love it when good folks come together at these gatherings. It restores my faith in human kindness....

Regardless of what we might see and hear or read in the media/press, I HAVE to believe there is more goodness in the world than evil. Evil makes for better headlines.

quote:
...and it reminds me not to sweat the small stuff so much.
And like my daddy told me, he said, "Son, two things to remember in this life and you'll get along just fine. Rule #1 - Don't sweat the smal stuff. Rule #2 - It's ALL small stuff."

Who would have ever thought a bunch of like minded folks would bond over something like great music?? Oh, I know who...Duane Allman.


PhotoRon286 - 4/2/2007 at 05:02 PM

quote:
How many more years will the Brothers be returning to the Beacon?
Hope it doesn't end too soon.


Make sure you go next year.


absnj - 4/2/2007 at 05:03 PM

quote:
"Never seen so many adults having fun."

Adults?!? Ha. Your daughter's funny.



Love it when good folks come together at these gatherings. It restores my faith in human kindness and it reminds me not to sweat the small stuff so much.


Guess she should have said people older than she is...

quote:
Can I come back next weekend ?


Sure- we have shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday- Maybe we can corner Derek and get a copy of the Athns show for you!


Eileen1 - 4/2/2007 at 05:10 PM

quote:


quote:
Jeanne, soooo nice meeting you!!!!! Who was the gentleman behind the table with you?


one of the nicest guys in the world..Johnny Fishcamp...

the two of the them are awesome..


Thank you Lefty and sooo nice meeting you as well!!


dadof2boys - 4/2/2007 at 05:11 PM

....i also feel badly that i met so many but missed too many fine people--but,someone got it right,one of the best weekends ever!!


BigDaveOnBass - 4/2/2007 at 05:33 PM

Picture courtesy of Schneile.



[Edited on 4/2/2007 by BigDaveOnBass]


gondicar - 4/2/2007 at 05:42 PM

quote:
quote:
I really enjoyed meeting so many fine folks at the Jam for the Cure, I'm only sorry I didn't get to meeting everyone! Great job by all the organizors!!



You were there ?????

Dang, sorry I miised you. You're right about not having enough time to meet everyone.




Yeah, I was the one with beer in hand and smile on face.

Then again, that describes just about everyone I met.

Sorry I missed you, man. Just another reason to go back next year.


dadof2boys - 4/2/2007 at 05:42 PM

love it!!


alec - 4/2/2007 at 05:51 PM

Just an absolutely amazing amazing time! I met so many great folks, got to run into a few dear friends, and met some new great friends, but I guess it's what it's all about. Thanks to everyone who hung in there musically all weekend, and thanks for those who personally came up to me with their compliments and well wishes! Indeed a great bunch!

Alan you are the man, you're kids (young ladies) are wonderful, and not many people may know this but there just aren't many who can keep up with you!

thanks to everyone for a great weekend and a great time!


BigDaveOnBass - 4/2/2007 at 05:53 PM

Alec, it was good to see you and play with you on a full kit!!! Hope to see you again soon!


alec - 4/2/2007 at 05:56 PM

can't wait dave....so good to see you and bluedad and hey we got to play a little didn't we? and oh yea next time we WILL DO THORAZINE SHUFFLE! count on it!


BigDaveOnBass - 4/2/2007 at 05:56 PM

Oh YES!!!!


BrandonP - 4/2/2007 at 05:58 PM

Wasn't at the parties this year, but was able to meet lots of great folks from this site on 3/30..Rusty, Buppalo, multiple Sweeties, Croky, Janne...the list goes on. Made it by far the funnest show of the run for me. I always look forward the Beacon run, but meeting fellow GBers during makes it that much more magic. As everyone says it's great to put a face to a name! My wiife thinks I'm nuts when I come back gushing about meeting all these cool folks that I have heard/seen/read posts of/traded with on the Internet! Already looking forward to next year (or this Summer! )


BrandonP - 4/2/2007 at 06:02 PM

P.S..Meeting everyone on Hospitality Weekend also always reconfirms for me what an awesome site have going on here!


TopDroog - 4/2/2007 at 06:09 PM

Yeah, I'm learning today that there were a good many of people at both parties I didn't have the opportunity to meet. One of the only minor regrets of the weekend. That's one of the reasons I wore the "avatar" shirt the first night . . . I wanted to broadcast my identity and hopefully provoke some meetings . . . kind of like drawing flies to honey . . . or drawing flies to ****, depending on what you think of my personality.


woodyca - 4/2/2007 at 07:04 PM

Can't really add much, it was a fantastic weekend. The "gentleman" behind the table with Jeanne was JFC or Johnny from Fish Camp. A great guy! I'm stunned at how the parties have become big time events versus a "pre show load up" Next we'll be having papparazzi trailing Scotty around the venue.

Any input on how much money was raised for ACS or Billy?

I am digging mt little shot glass and tee shirt collection I'm amassing from the various years festivities.

Each year I swear I'm going to party less so I can rememeber everyone I met. I failed miserably again.

What the hell are we going to do in March next year?!? We need a temporary venue to fill in the gap or it's going to be a long drought until the 2008 summer tour!


[Edited on 4/2/2007 by woodyca]


No1ToRunWith - 4/2/2007 at 07:12 PM

quote:
Yeah, I'm learning today that there were a good many of people at both parties I didn't have the opportunity to meet. One of the only minor regrets of the weekend. That's one of the reasons I wore the "avatar" shirt the first night . . . I wanted to broadcast my identity and hopefully provoke some meetings . . . kind of like drawing flies to honey . . . or drawing flies to ****, depending on what you think of my personality.


I saw the shirt Droog and apologize for not stopping. Things were crazy and hectic and got lost in conversations.


Eileen1 - 4/2/2007 at 07:16 PM

Very nice meeting you Droogy!!!


DerekFromCincinnati - 4/2/2007 at 07:18 PM

Greetings folks. Back in Cincy.

I simply had a great time. The Beacon Jam For The Cure party was a blast.

“Who the hell is this strange man, and why the hell is he sleeping on my couch?

This was my first hang at the Beacon party and I have to thank Linniexx for kicking me in the backside and getting me there. I don’t know what took me so long, but, what’a ya’ gonna do?

You never really know if you’re friends with someone until you meet them face to face. After bugging me to come to the Beacon and NYC for a long time, and to goof off and have some fun, I finally get off the plane in Philly and Linnie greets me with a beer and a soft pretzel. Ok then, friends it is!! Thanks to Linnie for being a good host, a great friend, and an excellent tour guide…

After a fun tour of Philly, cheese steaks at Jim’s, and a walk on South Street for beers and exploring, and then on to the Italian Market area for other foods and shops, we regroup and decide to head north on Thursday night. Big Dave, Brent, Bluedad, Sky, Haisija, Tommy Booth and other folks are hanging at a bar in Easton, Pennsylvania. Haisija I have hung with before, but I had yet to meet everyone else. The bar is an hour and a half away…but so what, they’re there, let’s roll and party. It was an electric open stage night at the bar and BlueDad breaks the ice with a jam with the house band. Then Brent and Haisija grab up a guitar or two and rip into a couple, and both Tommy and Big Dave whooped ass on the bass, with Tommy playing with the most subtle drummer I’ve heard in days on the first one (cough, cough). Lord knows that Brent has enough to deal with, but he poured his heart out on the guitar anyway. It’s good to see that so many cats from this board can play. I did put my name on the list, but the bartender shut it all down before I could grab an axe and make a dent. He must have gotten word about my pickin’ Ouch! I probably would have cleared the place out anyway, so I actually would have done Mr. Bartender a favor.

There was a funny moment, however. As I poured another one from the five-dollar pitcher of beer, back behind me were a group of musicians who had come in after everyone else and were waiting in line to take a turn onstage. Brent and Jon are onstage gettin’ it, and the guy sitting behind me asks another musician next to him, with the intent of trying to find out how long the jam list is, ‘Who are these guys?” “A bunch of Allman Brothers fans, apparently. They’ve been playing Allman songs the whole time,” the other guy answered. Then the first guy answers back, “Allman Brothers songs? Sh*t, that’ll take all night.” Then, of course, I believe Brent takes off on YDLM.

After a day of exploring the Jersey coast on Friday, looking for some Cape May diamonds, eating a great burger, soaking up the sun, and taking in the sounds and the smells and the sights of the ocean that I haven’t experienced in about five years, it was time to take the train to NYC on Saturday morning. I think the NYC cab drivers honk their car horns in their sleep. It is so automatic that they get to the point where they honk the horn just to let the driver next to them know that his beard is itching, let’s do lunch tomorrow at 2pm, and I’ll trade you what’s left of my international calling card for a pack of cigarettes. I figured out that three short honks and two long ones equal, “Is that a fifty cent piece sticking out of that pigeon’s ass over there by the abandoned shoe?”

Soon I reach the Beacon lobby and see Big Dave and Haisija, and then start the day-long process of meeting everyone I can, while I can. Wharfy, Buppalo, HotlantaTim, Rusty, Donna, Jason, and the rest of us that walked to Central Park – very cool. We were a bunch that were full of multi-layered conversation as we walked, with various topics and greetings flowing everywhere simultaneously, and it was great. Plus, it was cool to see the rock there in Central Park where George Washington gave the Gettysburg Address. BlueDad also pointed out to me where they filmed the chariot scene from Ben Hur over by the fountain, so that was cool as well. What’a ya’ gonna do?

The party was a blast;
Susea – awesome. A pleasure. Great to meet you.
Eileen, it was a blast to hang with a true blue borough babe.
Randy Poe, Willie Howard, Joe Bell, and Marley, it was good to talk to some fellow brothers of the pen. Very cool.
TerriB, thanks for the leftover jello shots, good to meet you. See, I don’t bite!!
Lamdog, we’ll jam on it one of these days. Good to meet you,
Lefty, it was a pleasure and really did enjoy the awesome show at BB’s. I had big fun.
Wharfy, good to finally meet you, brother.
Ayla, my fellow Queen City friend, I have to go all the way to NYC to wake you up?? Always good to see you,
Haisija, always a pleasure. Your words in the park blew me away, and cool on the Japan connection with the kid and the camera.
JohnnyFishcamp and Jeanne– surf’s up, poles in the water, thanks for the conversation,
Topdroog, keep the humor coming. Had fun.
No1ToRun – a pleasure,
Slammer, thanks for the hospitality on the 15th floor, and the conversation,
Nypeachhead, good times. Go Bengals.
Snowflake, very nice to meet you in NYC,
Jacquie, good to meet you as well,
Karen – awesome, cool, thanks so much!!
Sari- thanks for hanging at BB’s, awesome.
NYC – Barb, cool on you as well,
Sang and Bob1954- a pleasure,
Harvey, a fine bloke you are, great talking to you. A pint of Watneys down the road.
Sheep, good to meet you,
Sky, a pleasure.
Hooch, absolooch!
Peachnutt – great to meet you, man. Prayers.
Lizzie, thanks for being sweet,
Alec, good to meet you, and I’ll pass on a howdy to Dallas Moore,
Big Dave, I’ll match your Hayseed with one Ice Fishing Ridge Runner,

Who am I forgetting??? Folks, if we had a conversation, remind me, as I know I am going to miss somebody. And, I am sure that I somehow missed a few people, so hopefully next time.

Then, as the night continued, it was onto the express from 72nd street down to Times Square and BB King’s. The Square was buzzing, and Lefty was jamming. It was great to meet and talk with Devon. He grew up in St. Louis, so we had that Midwestern thing going and had mutual friends in the biz. Good guy. The crowd was into Lefty’s music, and that was fun. As the night went on it was back on the train at 2am. That can be interesting that time of night, and it was, with conversations with a near-genius computer guy across the aisle who just got back from his company sending him to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, which led to a young man in the booth ahead of us who was in the service over in the UAE for a while who joined the conversation, and it went on from there to a conversation with a young lady with the biggest blue eyes I’ve ever seen in the booth on the other side about her Comparative Literature major at Princeton University, and her sharing the story of the students sitting out on the grounds the other day and watching a squirrel do his thing as a hawk swooped down out of the blue and applied blatant carnage to the squirrel in front of everyone, making it his immediate meal. She laughed at the response of the ‘nature lovers’ around her that day, because all the students verbally gasped in unison, yelling out, “Oh my God,” as if the president had just got shot or something. Good times.

Anyway, all good, stories shared, libations consumed, interesting conversation, fun, flight back home was an hour and a half late, home at 1am last night, Beacon weekend over.

Thanks to everyone!!

Derek



[Edited on 4/2/2007 by DerekFromCincinnati]


Eileen1 - 4/2/2007 at 07:31 PM

Derek, you are one cool Cinncie Dude!! I hope we cross paths again, it was a blast hanging with you Brother!!


DerekFromCincinnati - 4/2/2007 at 07:51 PM

Thank you Eileen.

Oh, I forgot Scotty, big time props, man!! Thanks!

Derek


LinnieXX - 4/2/2007 at 07:54 PM

Derek, i'm real glad you had a good time and i'm real happy i was able to twist your arm to come, and i hope we did surprise at least a few people!

"Plus, it was cool to see the rock there in Central Park where George Washington gave the Gettysburg Address"

too funny!!!!!!!!!!1




Uponthe2ndfloor - 4/2/2007 at 08:01 PM

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"Plus, it was cool to see the rock there in Central Park where George Washington gave the Gettysburg Address"

too funny!!!!!!!!!!1






Glad you wrote that.I was sitting here trying to figure it out.Now I see it was a joke.

Thanks to all for Saturday.While it was great to meet all the people I did,my only regret was that I didn't meet more.


LinnieXX - 4/2/2007 at 08:04 PM

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Glad you wrote that.I was sitting here trying to figure it out.Now I see it was a joke.


yeah i'm your girl if you want a tourguide, i can show you where it was john lennon didnt live!


Eileen1 - 4/2/2007 at 08:16 PM

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Glad you wrote that.I was sitting here trying to figure it out.Now I see it was a joke.


yeah i'm your girl if you want a tourguide, i can show you where it was john lennon didnt live!


LMAOOOOOOO!!! Linnie, you are soo funny woman!! It was sure a blast meeting and partying with you good sister!!! We HAVE TO meet up again soon!!!


DerekFromCincinnati - 4/2/2007 at 08:26 PM

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"Plus, it was cool to see the rock there in Central Park where George Washington gave the Gettysburg Address"

too funny!!!!!!!!!!1




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Glad you wrote that.I was sitting here trying to figure it out.Now I see it was a joke.




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yeah i'm your girl if you want a tourguide, i can show you where it was john lennon didnt live!


Ok, here we go.....we are walking towards Central Park, looking for the John Lennon circle tribute in the park and the Dakota where he lived and ultimately died. Linnie stops us in front of the black iron fence at the Dakota where Lennon met his fate. Heartfelt conversations ensue about Brother John, and how stupid his fate was, taking a picture or two, and we are all looking at the walkway for a minute and taking in this piece of history.

One problem, it was the wrong gate, the wrong street, the wrong building, the wrong everything. The Dakota was one block over. And yet Jason, who is from flippin' Rhode Island and knows his way around NYC, knew that it wasn't the Dakota yet said nothing until a few steps later. Crazy, but polite. But, what'a ya' gonna do, eh? Humerous, to say the least.

All of a sudden we weren't just 'tourists,' we were 'touratistas.' And so, after paying our true respects at Lennon's tribute circle in the park, we kept walking and between Bluedad and I and others, it was ON! We weren't going to let that one go, so we had fun with it. Everywhere we went in Central Park- "Now, over here everyone, is the rock where George Washington gave the Gettysburg Address." "Over here, ok.....everybody look and get your cameras ready, this is where Thomas Jefferson wrote Huckleberry Finn."

Couldn't resist. But, Linnie is the one who got us out and walking of a Saturday morning, as we filled Central Park up with good conversation, and some blood flowing through some hungover brains. Good time.

DH


LinnieXX - 4/2/2007 at 08:29 PM

the walk in the park was great!


Haisija - 4/2/2007 at 09:10 PM

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the walk in the park was great!


Did they have toilets there ? Thanks Linnie, very cool to see the memorial and what should be at the main intersection downtown in Macon for our guys.


vinsanity231597 - 4/2/2007 at 09:16 PM

Great to meet everyone this past weekend, off the top of my head, I put faces to these names:

Linnie, Croky, BDOB, Wharfrat, Lefty, N1TRW, PeteMan, jak, Eileen, Slammer, Haisija, and a bunch more I absolutely can't remember because I have a crappy memory. What an awesome weekend, lets do it again next year


Pastdreams - 4/2/2007 at 09:17 PM

Did you guys ever find the Dakota and Strawberry Fields? LOL!


BigDaveOnBass - 4/2/2007 at 09:25 PM

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Did you guys ever find the Dakota and Strawberry Fields? LOL!
We did! Haisija said he saw Yoko out on the street too!!


EasyMichael - 4/2/2007 at 09:26 PM

I'm so sorry that the my train was so darn late on Friday and I missed all but the last few minutes of the Sweeties' Party. I had an absolute ball on Saturday, though!

Scotty, major, major thanks to you (and Big Rich) for all that you did for Saturday's Jam for the Cure.

It is always great to see my "old" HTW friends and to meet so many new ones--yet it appears I still missed out on quite a few after reading this thread.

Well, thanks again for so much fun!


Haisija - 4/2/2007 at 09:31 PM

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Did you guys ever find the Dakota and Strawberry Fields? LOL!
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We did! Haisija said he saw Yoko out on the street too!!


She's much cuter in person. We bowed to each other and walked on by. I had to go to the bathroom .


susea - 4/2/2007 at 10:43 PM








bob1954 - 4/2/2007 at 10:51 PM

quote:
Yeah, I'm learning today that there were a good many of people at both parties I didn't have the opportunity to meet. One of the only minor regrets of the weekend. That's one of the reasons I wore the "avatar" shirt the first night . . . I wanted to broadcast my identity and hopefully provoke some meetings . . . kind of like drawing flies to honey . . . or drawing flies to ****, depending on what you think of my personality.

It was great to meet you Droogie. I noticed the shirt before I saw your name tag and figured it had to be you. It was so nice to meet so many great people that I only knew from the forum here. I won't even try to list names because I know I'ld leave some out. I think we got some great pictures at the parties...I'll post them in the media gallery later.


TopDroog - 4/3/2007 at 12:50 AM

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Did you guys ever find the Dakota and Strawberry Fields? LOL!
We did! Haisija said he saw Yoko out on the street too!!


Well, Linnie told us it was Strawberry Fields . . . but I don't know . . . Nobody offered me any strawberries.


BigDaveOnBass - 4/3/2007 at 02:26 AM

Special thanks again to Scotty for the room hook up. I have come to the conclusion the only way to DO the Beacon right is to BE AT the Beacon Hotel. I won't order Beacon show tickets again without booking a room simultaneously.


TerriB - 4/3/2007 at 02:30 AM

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Special thanks again to Scotty for the room hook up. I have come to the conclusion the only way to DO the Beacon right is to BE AT the Beacon Hotel. I won't order Beacon show tickets again without booking a room simultaneously.


That's a hayseed learnin' something!


TopDroog - 4/3/2007 at 02:30 AM

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Great to meet everyone this past weekend, off the top of my head, I put faces to these names:

Linnie, Croky, BDOB, Wharfrat, Lefty, N1TRW, PeteMan, jak, Eileen, Slammer, Haisija, and a bunch more I absolutely can't remember because I have a crappy memory. What an awesome weekend, lets do it again next year


Could have been all of the substances you ingested.


BigDaveOnBass - 4/3/2007 at 02:38 AM

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Special thanks again to Scotty for the room hook up. I have come to the conclusion the only way to DO the Beacon right is to BE AT the Beacon Hotel. I won't order Beacon show tickets again without booking a room simultaneously.


That's a hayseed learnin' something!
Hayell Yeah!! I might be ignorant, but I ain't stupit!!


nypeachhead - 4/3/2007 at 02:43 AM

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Hey Susea, I cant tell, were you happy on Saturday??? LOL!!

Great meeting you


absnj - 4/3/2007 at 01:17 PM

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Special thanks again to Scotty for the room hook up. I have come to the conclusion the only way to DO the Beacon right is to BE AT the Beacon Hotel. I won't order Beacon show tickets again without booking a room simultaneously.


That's a hayseed learnin' something!
Hayell Yeah!! I might be ignorant, but I ain't stupit!!


But the first lesson to learn is: Never believe anything a city girl says...


hoochiecoochiegirl - 4/3/2007 at 02:05 PM

. . . and that's all I have to say!! WoooooHooooo!!


Eileen1 - 4/3/2007 at 02:20 PM

Alan, it was sooo great meeting you, Heidi and Dell at Yogi's!!


Rusty - 4/3/2007 at 02:26 PM

Derek wrote:

Ok, here we go.....we are walking towards Central Park, looking for the John Lennon circle tribute in the park and the Dakota where he lived and ultimately died. Linnie stops us in front of the black iron fence at the Dakota where Lennon met his fate. Heartfelt conversations ensue about Brother John, and how stupid his fate was, taking a picture or two, and we are all looking at the walkway for a minute and taking in this piece of history.

One problem, it was the wrong gate, the wrong street, the wrong building, the wrong everything. The Dakota was one block over. And yet Jason, who is from flippin' Rhode Island and knows his way around NYC, knew that it wasn't the Dakota yet said nothing until a few steps later. Crazy, but polite. But, what'a ya' gonna do, eh? Humerous, to say the least.

All of a sudden we weren't just 'tourists,' we were 'touratistas.' And so, after paying our true respects at Lennon's tribute circle in the park, we kept walking and between Bluedad and I and others, it was ON! We weren't going to let that one go, so we had fun with it. Everywhere we went in Central Park- "Now, over here everyone, is the rock where George Washington gave the Gettysburg Address." "Over here, ok.....everybody look and get your cameras ready, this is where Thomas Jefferson wrote Huckleberry Finn."

Couldn't resist. But, Linnie is the one who got us out and walking of a Saturday morning, as we filled Central Park up with good conversation, and some blood flowing through some hungover brains. Good time.

DH


"Touratistas"? - I think "Tourons" is a more fitting description. Yeah, Linnie chastised us all real good and powerful for gawking at the site that she had identified as the Dakota. I think in a past life, Linnie was probably Columbus's navigator ("Yep, that's India straight ahead there, Christopher."). As tour guides go, Linnie was worth every penny that we paid her.

There's not enough bandwidth on this site for me to list all of the incredible folks that I met this weekend - these in addition to the "good-ol' buds" that I've known for a while. I absent mindedly told Donna that this was the best time that I'd ever had in my life. She said, "you mean besides the honeymoon, the trips to Europe - blah, blah, blah-de-frickin'-blah-blah...". To which I replied, "OH YES! YES! BESIDES THOSE TIMES!!!" "Nice recovery", I said to myself as I wiped the sweat from my brow.

Two shows, Two parties and BB Kings ... but I do think the walk in Central Park was my favorite part of the weekend. It did my heart good to see the pond were Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the aircraft carrier.


Ayla - 4/3/2007 at 03:30 PM


G'Mornin' All

WOW ,,,
Yep still got my shades on

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

I had the best time, got to meet alot of interesting people and heard some funny accents also. And ya'll think I talk funny ! That's for everyone that was trying to figure out my accent. LOL

I believe that those Jello Shots have a lasting effect, cause my brain is ... well ... I'm not really sure where it is right now
so I'll just keep my shades on

Gonna post just a few pics here and the rest in the gallery

If I start at the beginning, then a great big shout and hug goes to Slammer

for talking me into this trip. What a smooth talker, he can talk ya in to all kinds of things, but that's a whole other story !

DUDE !!!

Warfy, you are 1 great brother and room mate


Benjamin, twas a pleasure ! Another great brother, from another mother


TopDroog, you really are the Tops. Gotta love the shirt, with your pic on it

Now how about this, Oh Yeah !!!

I'm a Bass Players Sandwich ... Might I just say ,,, YUM Between Oteil and BDOB


Lana, Me, Terri B
Lana, I truly felt the "Love" by you
Terri B, yeah girl, nice to meet someone that can keep up with me walkin'
Can't wait to party with ya some more at Wanee ,,, Woo Hooo !!!

And what would a trip to NY be if ya didn't hit Yogi's

A crew I am Proud to call my Brothers !!!

Finish it all off with a trip to Carmines

Great food and even Greater Company, Love Ya'll

Thanks again
Karen and Lynn for the opening party, tell the kids Thanks for the bracelet
Sweeties, Love ya Ladies ,,, can I be a visiting member?
Left Coast Crew and HTN Great Party

Maybe after my brain returns I'll write more, but then again Wanee is just around the corner, So ......
Love, Peaches & Peace to Everyone for a most enjoyable time
I'll be back


nypeachhead - 4/3/2007 at 04:02 PM

Great Pics!


BigDaveOnBass - 4/3/2007 at 04:10 PM

EXCELLENT photos Ayla!!! Love the one of me, you and Oteil. Look at my eyes....chuckle chuckle


TopDroog - 4/3/2007 at 04:18 PM

If I didn't know Ayla personally, I'd probably crack some joke about "bass players going deeper" or something like that, but since I do, I won't.



Great pics, sis.


Gaston - 4/3/2007 at 04:33 PM

Nice pictures, nice people...


Johnny - 4/3/2007 at 05:27 PM

My sincerest THANK YOU to Scotty and Big Rich and the Sweeties for setting everyone up for some big time fun.


BigDaveOnBass - 4/3/2007 at 05:52 PM

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If I didn't know Ayla personally, I'd probably crack some joke about "bass players going deeper" or something like that, but since I do, I won't.



Great pics, sis.
Unless you're playing a piccolo bass.


rottinpeach - 4/3/2007 at 06:03 PM

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"Plus, it was cool to see the rock there in Central Park where George Washington gave the Gettysburg Address"

too funny!!!!!!!!!!1






Glad you wrote that.I was sitting here trying to figure it out.Now I see it was a joke.

Thanks to all for Saturday.While it was great to meet all the people I did,my only regret was that I didn't meet more.




I thought that was the rock Adam Sandler slept on in Little Nicki...........Thank fired my son up more than going to the Beacon. Mule NYE 2003.



[Edited on 4/3/2007 by rottinpeach]


rottinpeach - 4/3/2007 at 06:07 PM

Nice shirt in the pics BDOB.


BigDaveOnBass - 4/3/2007 at 06:13 PM

Thanks RP. Me, Haisija and SilverDollar (aka Vito) had our Zebo shirts on Saturday at the HTN party. Someone took a pic of the three of us together. Can't wait to see it.

Word to Vito....thanks again for the copy of 3/24!!! MUCH appreciated!


nyc_barb - 4/3/2007 at 06:19 PM

I got that one Dave! Still have to edit/resize many pics. Here are a couple til I get to that one:

nyc_barb, rainy, Susea and Angelemerald at the Left Coast Jam





I'll let someone else caption this one!




nyc_barb - 4/3/2007 at 06:21 PM

Ayla, love your pics! So glad you had a great time. See you at WANEE! Wooo-hooooooo!!!!


Eileen1 - 4/3/2007 at 06:24 PM

Barb and Ayla, great pics!!! Johnny nice collage!!


BigDaveOnBass - 4/3/2007 at 06:29 PM

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I'll let someone else caption this one!




I can't think of a caption, but what were we saying the moment the camera clicked?? At least Oteil was ready.


nyc_barb - 4/3/2007 at 07:04 PM

BDOB, haisija, and silverdollar in their Zebo shirts, and Lizzie peaking out from behind!





BigDaveOnBass - 4/3/2007 at 07:06 PM

EXCELLENT!!!


rottinpeach - 4/3/2007 at 07:15 PM

again, nice shirts fellows.


TopDroog - 4/3/2007 at 07:30 PM

I'm going to keep a close eye on the pictures as they roll in. I think I stepped on a guys foot (kind of hard), and I'm hoping I can identify him and apologize.

I saw the same dude taking down some equipment after the Jam for the Cure, dark hair, full beard . . . he may have been taping the jam. Anyone know who that might be? If I saw a picture, I'm sure I'd recognize him instantly.


BigDaveOnBass - 4/3/2007 at 07:46 PM

I saw the taper too. Lamdog, Skydog007 or SkyDogSys would know him.


susea - 4/3/2007 at 07:56 PM

Very nice!


nypeachhead - 4/3/2007 at 08:06 PM

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My sincerest THANK YOU to Scotty and Big Rich and the Sweeties for setting everyone up for some big time fun.




Awesome collage Johnny!! Great seeing you again brother!!


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