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  posted on 5/3/2011 at 04:11 PM
I noticed we have some members from overseas. Please, tell us where you're from. I'd love to see how far the Allman Brothers reach all over the world.
 
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  posted on 5/3/2011 at 04:41 PM
Maastricht, Netherlands

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maastricht

A briefer history:

First established by the Romans over 2050 years ago, Maastricht has long been considered to be the oldest city in the Netherlands. Reminders of the towns’ history are all around you upon visiting. Approximately 500 years before the Romans arrived, Celts colonised the area.

Fortress Town

The city has a history as an important fortress town, over which many long and bloody battles were fought. Reminders of this history are everywhere - The old city walls, Roman excavations, the St. Servaas Bridge. Maastricht once served as a Roman border checkpoint post, a city of pilgrimage and a medieval fortified military city and is where the Dutch Industrial Revolution began.

City Walls

The remains of two of the cities walls from the 13th and 14th centuries, as well as a fortress gateway, the "Helpoort", ("Gateway of Hell") which used to be a prison at one time are still in evidence in Maastricht. Situated close to the town is the famous Fort Sint Pieter, built in the 17th century to keep the French armies out, although this was not always successful.

Saint Servaas Church

The main square of Maastricht known as 'the Vrijthof' houses the oldest and most famous church in the Netherlands. The original church, named after the city’s patron saint, was built in the 6th century but has been subsequently destroyed and then rebuilt many times until the present Romanesque Church was built. The shrine of Saint Servatius, the first Bishop of the Netherlands, is situated here and as such Maastricht has long been the focus of religious pilgrimages. It's impressive and rather grand old several storey high buildings that can still be seen and admired around Vrijthof serve as testament to the city's rich history.

Notes of interest

Maastricht has long been recognised the world over as being a centre of government. The Treaty on European Union was signed by the heads of government in the city in February 1992.

‘Must sees’ in the town are the the old town and its St Servaasbasiliek monument (see above), the gothic St Janskerk church and the city’s oldest building, the Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek which dates back to the year 1100 and is built upon Roman remains.

An interesting and little known historical fact about this city is that in 1673 the fourth musketeer D’Artagnan, was reputedly killed while leading an attack upon the city’s fortified walls.

On September 14, 1944, Maastricht was the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces during World War II.

Currently the most well known Maastricht citizin is violin player and music conductor André
Rieu.

Another little known historical fact (and a little hobby of mine):
The Maastrichtian is, in the ICS' geologic timescale, the latest age or upper stage of the Late Cretaceous epoch or Upper Cretaceous series, the Cretaceous period or system, and of the Mesozoic era or erathem. It spanned from 70.6 ± 0.6 Ma to 65.5 ± 0.3 Ma (million years ago). The Maastrichtian was preceded by the Campanian and succeeded by the Danian (part of the Paleogene and Paleocene).[1]

At the end of this period, there was a mass extinction commonly referred to as the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event (or K/T), also now known as the Cretaceous–Paleogene (or K–Pg) extinction. At this extinction event, many commonly recognized groups such as non-avian dinosaurs, plesiosaurs and mosasaurs, as well as many other lesser known groups, died out.

In common words: the era when dinosaurs went extinct (probably one of the main events in the history of our planet) is named after my hometown. How cool is that?


 

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  posted on 5/3/2011 at 05:38 PM
wow, thanks for sharing. i've always wanted to visit the Netherlands. I hear there's great bud there, lol. but seriousely, what is mainstream music like over there as compared to the U.S.? Were the Allmans big back in the 70s?
 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 03:01 AM
I live in Pordenone, Italy. Approx 60 miles north of Venice.
Spend half of my time travelling in Russia and Scandinavia on business trips.
Wish I get to see the brothers, sooner rather than later...

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 03:45 AM
Birstall Batley West Yorkshire England

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 04:12 AM
Widnes, Cheshire. Nestled between Liverpool to the west (6 miles) and Manchester to the east (18 miles) on the River Mersey.






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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 08:15 AM
Ashford, Middlesex, England which is five miles from London Heathrow airport.




 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 08:44 AM
3 Brits and an Italian....welcome! Those pics are beautiful.

Soulfuljules, I've been to Venice before. It was the best vacation I've ever been on. We travelled as a group by bus from Rome, to Florence, then Venice, and Lake Maggiore up North. It was amazing. I'm jealous that you get to travel all over like that. I would love to see that part of the world. Are the Allmans popular where you live, or are you one of the only fans out there?

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 08:45 AM
Have anyone from England seen the Allmans in concert over there? If so when?
 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 12:53 PM
I've met folks from Finland a couple of times at Allman Brothers events in Atlanta and NYC!

Really good people. Also met English Darren in NYC!

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 12:56 PM
Blyth, Northumberland, UK. 12 miles from the city of Newcastle in the North-East of England. Approx 60 miles from the Scottish border.

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I've seen the ABB once in England. London 91

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 12:59 PM
Texas.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 01:02 PM
Thanks for posting those pics. England sure is beautiful. It's high on my list of places to visit.

Question for the Europeans....have you ever been to the U.S.? If so, which cities?

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 01:16 PM
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Thanks for posting those pics. England sure is beautiful. It's high on my list of places to visit.

Question for the Europeans....have you ever been to the U.S.? If so, which cities?


I spent a fair amount of time working in the U.S. in the late 80s-mid 90s. In late 96 I hired a car in Spokane. Washington and drove through Idaho into Montana and that completed my mission to visit all 50 states. I try to visit the U. S. every year, been to Wanee a few of times and the Beacon one year. I have friends in New Orleans so visit there fairly regularly.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 02:04 PM
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Thanks for posting those pics. England sure is beautiful. It's high on my list of places to visit.

Question for the Europeans....have you ever been to the U.S.? If so, which cities?

NY
LA
Las Vegas
Boston
Chicago
Miami
Naples
Palm Beach
Orlando
San Fransisco
Carmel
New Orleans
That leaves Dallas, Nashville ,Memphis, Philli & of course Macon still left to visit

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 02:17 PM
St.Helens, Merseyside, between Liverpool and Manchester, and just down the road from peach-head in Widnes.

I have seen the band twice at Manchester in 1980 and 1991 and also saw Warren and Derek there in the last few years. Looking forward to Gregg in Birmingham this July!!

I have been to Florida 3 times at the theme parks and for a fortnight on the coast at Clearwater and always has a great time.

 

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That leaves Dallas, Nashville ,Memphis, Philli & of course Macon still left to visit


Glad to see you have my hometown of Philadelphia on your list. You will love it. When you get a cheesesteak, get it with cheese whiz....i normally hate cheese whiz, but when done correctly, it tastes like heaven on a cheesesteak. Pat's and Geno's will not dissapoint you.

I truly have a strong desire to relocate to somewhere in Europe, just for a few years, and then come back to Philly. I think it would be the most amazing experience ever to live in a foreign country. I can't imagine how different life would be. I have the utmost respect for all the foreigners who leave everything they've ever known to start a new life in the U.S. Talk about anxiety!

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 03:27 PM
I live in Ealing West London.. a leafy suburb near the Shepherds Bush Empire!
Im originally from Alnwick Northumberland.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 04:13 PM
Originally from North Wales, I moved to Jersey, Channel Islands in 1979. Jersey is a beautiful island some 11 miles by 6 miles off the coast of Brittany [Northern France].

First saw ABB at Knebworth Park, UK in 1974 being their first ever gig in UK [Europe?].

I've since seen them around 50 times in US...@ The Beacon [NY], New Orleans, Austin, Boston and Newport Folk Festival.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 04:21 PM
Planet Ogo in Deep Space.

Lots of Aliens visit NYC to go to the Beacon for the Brothers.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 04:23 PM
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, now living in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.

Managed to miss the Brothers on their UK visits, but did have a ticket for the tour they cancelled (73?) due to the oil crisis at the time. Seen Mule, DTB GA&F here over the last 5 years or so. It's getting to be quite a social occasion when these bands hit London.

Been to NYC twice for Beacon pilgrimage (06 & 09) and hoping to do Wanee 2012. Also managed to catch ABB in Toronto in 03 when visiting my cousin in Canada.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 05:06 PM
I live in Gijón, Asturias, Spain. Natural Paradise.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 05:26 PM
I was at the London shows in 1980 (Rainbow) and 1991 (Hammersmith Odeon).

I have flown into New York (Kennedy and Newark, many times), Boston, Orlando, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco and San Diego but travelled on from most of them, including to Macon 1996.




 

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  posted on 5/4/2011 at 10:30 PM
Damn, such great stories! I love travelling, I wish I got to do it more.

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Originally from North Wales, I moved to Jersey, Channel Islands in 1979. Jersey is a beautiful island some 11 miles by 6 miles off the coast of Brittany [Northern France].


When I first read this, I thought you moved from North Whales to New Jersey, lol.

I'm so glad to hear that the Brothers can touch people so much that they'll fly overseas to see them...that is truly unbelievable. I respect that a lot. I kind of feel bad that you don't get to see them as often as we do over here.

I hope Warren and Derek make it big in Europe. If there's anyone who can hang with the British musicians, it's these two cats. And now is a good time to thank the UK for providing us Americans with the greatest music ever....aside from Hendrix and the Allmans of course, the UK produced the best of the best.

 

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Thanks for posting those pics. England sure is beautiful. It's high on my list of places to visit.

Question for the Europeans....have you ever been to the U.S.? If so, which cities?


A city trip to NYC in november 1997 and a trip to Warren Haynes Christmas Jam 2008 in Asheville, NC.

Back in 1989 i spent all my savings on a month long US vacation visiting:
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Carmel
L.A. incl. Disney Land, Anaheim
Calico Ghosttown
Tombstone
Las Vegas
Tuscon
Hoover Dam
Grand Canyon
Joshua Tree National Park and a few other parks
Carlsbad Caverns
Houston (incl. NASA)
San Antonio
New Orleans
Memphis incl. Graceland
Nashville
Richmond
Williamsburg
Philly
Washington DC incl. Arlington
NYC

 

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