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  posted on 4/1/2010 at 11:44 PM
The band doesn't seem to be gearing up for the full summer tour they usually do.

Is this a one year break or will they be back in full force next year?

I'm fearful that they they might be at the point where they only get together for special occasions.

I just don't want it to end!

 
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  posted on 4/1/2010 at 11:49 PM
I hope not, but I think it is winding down. I think that the age of the originals, and the fact that Warren and Derek want to concentrate on their own bands is a deadly combination.
 

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  posted on 4/1/2010 at 11:52 PM
I have always loved looking at that summer concert calender and seeing the ABB name there.

It won't be the same without them, hate to see it wind down.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 07:53 AM
to me, its never worthwhile to worry about something you cannot control.
Winding down is inevitable. Enjoy it while you can

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 08:00 AM
There is, of course, no substitute for sitting at a venue with the band right in front of you taking it to that zone. But having lived through the demise of quite a few great bands (the Grateful Dead, of course, being a major one) and seeing that life does indeed go on and that there is still great live music out there to be found and heard, I must once again say what I have said on numerous occasions - THANK GOD FOR THE TAPERS!!

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 08:05 AM
Not worried, but it seems apparent that they're winding down.

I am so grateful that I've had The ABB be such a major factor in my life for the past 41 years. The road will go on forever in my heart. And, you too family, first we had the brotherhood, now we have each other.

Whose luckier than us?

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 08:18 AM
I'm with weallen.

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But having lived through the demise of quite a few great bands (the Grateful Dead, of course, being a major one)


When Jerry Garcia died my life changed. Following the Grateful Dead was an adventure, an epic Odyssey of trials and tribulations. With a troop of misfits and gypsies I explored cities of cheap hotels, fantastic venues, broke down palaces, art museums, greasy spoons, and booze soaked dives. it was a world both familiar and alien. For me the Grateful Dead experience was home.

The Allman Brothers have made living in exile much easier yet I'm still living outside the gates of where I'd like to be. I accept that eras fade. I know that the road does go on forever. The changing scenery keeps it interesting.

I'm not worried. Just sadly smiling with acceptance.

[Edited on 4/2/2010 by BillyBlastoff]

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 08:24 AM
It's coming. The band have made that fairly clear. The recent retirement of the road warrior Dickey Betts certainly reminds us that these great musicians will not tour forever.

However, for me at least, Derek Trucks is the Great White Hope. I really look forward to hearing what he serves up. The quality of his concerts is just remarkable.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 08:27 AM
As with everything else in life, all good things come to an end. I'm going to ride the train until it makes it's final stop. After that, I've got all my CD's and live shows to listen to and love. It's just a band...albeit a GREAT band. Get it while the gettin' is good.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 08:32 AM
There's nothing to worry about. The music will live forever. Heck, my favorite live music from this band ended nearly 39 years ago but I still hear it all the time. I've accepted the fact that March 28, 2009 was probably the last time I'll ever see this band live.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 08:33 AM
I would be sad, but only out of selfish reasons.
I relate so many amazing times in my life that have been augmented by the ABB's music. One that comes to mind is when my then 10 year daughter heard a song and casually walked by me saying "I just love Revival, it makes me feel so happy!"

The band will do what they will do, I can't change it. If some members feel they've earned the right to lay under a palm tree for the rest of their lives, I say enjoy the shade and thanks for the memories.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 09:03 AM
This has been well established that the 40th beacon year was the last big hurrah! but they will play a few dates each year as long as they want but no full blown tour ..

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 11:09 AM
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The band doesn't seem to be gearing up for the full summer tour they usually do.

Is this a one year break or will they be back in full force next year?

I'm fearful that they they might be at the point where they only get together for special occasions.

I just don't want it to end!


Very worried. That's why I bought a ticket a UP show at the last second. I wanted to make sure I saw them at least one last time. And, I am very glad I did. Loved the venue. Loved the show. I still hope they come around to Philly now and then on a summer tour or something. But, if not, I'll be damn sure to go to an NYC every year until they're done.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 11:43 AM
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to me, its never worthwhile to worry about something you cannot control.
Winding down is inevitable. Enjoy it while you can


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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 01:27 PM
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I'm with weallen.

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But having lived through the demise of quite a few great bands (the Grateful Dead, of course, being a major one)


When Jerry Garcia died my life changed. Following the Grateful Dead was an adventure, an epic Odyssey of trials and tribulations. With a troop of misfits and gypsies I explored cities of cheap hotels, fantastic venues, broke down palaces, art museums, greasy spoons, and booze soaked dives. it was a world both familiar and alien. For me the Grateful Dead experience was home.

The Allman Brothers have made living in exile much easier yet I'm still living outside the gates of where I'd like to be. I accept that eras fade. I know that the road does go on forever. The changing scenery keeps it interesting.

I'm not worried. Just sadly smiling with acceptance.

[Edited on 4/2/2010 by BillyBlastoff]


well said Billy

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 01:50 PM
It's hard to think of them stopping when they sound this good.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/133793/late-night-with-jimmy-fallon-exclusive-per formance-the-allman-brothers-band

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 02:12 PM
I'm not worried,cause we all know it was certain.But on the other hand summer will not be the same without going to see a show of theirs,they still can swing your a#* across the planet.I am pretty certain they will still be doing NYC shows and wanee fest for quite a while,it would be nice to hear a couple of new songs but hey we have been blessesdto have musical enjoyment from these guys for 41 years now.
 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 03:24 PM
If they don't play PNC Bank Center, NJ this year, that will break a streak
all the way back to 1989. They have played there EVERY year since '89.
Can't even say that about the Beacon.

Sad to say I think they are winding down. Enjoy the tapes and go see Warren
and Derek. And all the other bands, Further, moe. panic, etc....

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 04:33 PM
We've been talking about this for years here, and they are undoubtedly winding down. They have been for a while. Who knows when it will be over for good? Who knows if there will be any more West Coast shows? My first ABB show was at the University of Georgia in Athens in January of 1973. If it turns out my last show was at JazzFest in 2007, that will have been a pretty good run. If I get to see them again, that will just be more icing on the cake. I'm listening to Eat A Peach Mountain Jam right now. The road truly does go on forever, whether the Allman Brothers Band does or not.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 04:39 PM
I'm so happy right now.... (((WANEE)))....Macon....Gregg Allman & Friends in Biloxi.....not about to borrow trouble for the future.....livin' in the moment and the moment is real good right now!!!!
 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 05:07 PM
This is precisely the reason why I will try my best to go see any of my favorite bands when they decide to tour, because you just never know when it will be the last time you will see them. Although finances weren't great and the UP prices went up, I did what I had to do to see a show and if the run hadn't ended a week early I probably would have gone one more time. Anytime I happen to run into one of our "music heroes", I try to go out of my way just to say thanks. This summer won't be the same if the ABB don't come to Jones Beach this year, but Gregg, Jaimoe and Butch deserve to carry on with the rest of their lives and careers as they see fit. They've certainly earned it. And thanks.
 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 05:36 PM
No worries. Been blessed to be able to listen to them for the last 38 years. The band members will continue on their own or reunions or whatever as long as they are able. Memories and music go on forever.




 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 09:23 PM
I feel blessed for my experience with this band. I've always thought that when my last moment was near, I'd be able to remember - and listen to! - the blazing, cosmic, perfect version of Jessica they played on October 1, 2005 in Atlanta.

For me, that song - that particular version of that song, and the sensory / emotional memories it brings up - is the definition of joy.

Some people never have that kind of happiness. We have. Over & over.

What can be better than that?

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 09:35 PM
I'm on this bus till it makes its final stop.. And its been a GREAT ride

And rememeber, we will have Mule are Derek for a long long time to come

 

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  posted on 4/2/2010 at 09:43 PM
I think my problem is that I just hate good-byes.

I'd like to think that ten years from now that summer tour will still be coming around!

 
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