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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 02:01 PM
First good to see them honor those folks who had bought March Beacon tix....... with the news of Warren and Derek and Oteil, back early in the year.. we as fans new pretty much this was the last hurrah and they had dates set for the rest of the year.. We werent promised a "farewell" tour. and after 45 years I wasnt expecting one...The fact that they are playing a few dates in October in NYC is mainly to fulfill a March obligation... I knew basically my Beacon dates and Wanee was my farewell tour. What ever pops up in the future so be it......... I understand ones disappointment but this was pretty much all spelled out...........I will try to get seats for October on the chance of maybe getting tix,

What they should do for the the remaining Beacon tickets available make them ONLY available to Peach Corp. memebers with NO PUBLIC SALE..................just a thought...



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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 02:20 PM
END OF THE LINE
 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 02:24 PM
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What they should do for the the remaining tickets available make them ONLY available to Peach Corp. memebers with NO PUBLIC SALE..................just a thought...


Not sure "thought" is the right word here 'cause I'm afraid I have some very bad news Virginia...

The more I think about this, the more of a total embarrassment this whole ending is.

Derek said in one of his most recent interviews that the ABB has knows for YEARS that this was to be Derek's final year and they did absolutely ZERO to prepare for it.

The ABB is first band in R&R history to NOT cash in on a farewell tour! That is unprecedented! Someone alert the R&R Hall of Fame!

Let's hope the sell webcasts! (HAHAHA! Just a "thought")

Deeply disappointing.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 02:25 PM
bullshit

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 02:30 PM
For goodness sakes, let this mess just be over.

Get all that $$ you can Gregg!

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 02:34 PM
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Get all that $$ you can Gregg!



Or don't!

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 02:51 PM
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For goodness sakes, let this mess just be over.

Get all that $$ you can Gregg!


While I think it's a shame that they are not doing a 3-6 week run of early Fall Dates (when the weather is still warm enough to play outside), it's hard to say that this announcement is a cash grab. It's just the opposite.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 03:18 PM
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For goodness sakes, let this mess just be over.

Get all that $$ you can Gregg!


from the one who has had issues with Gregg since he couldn't get an autograph

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 03:31 PM
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For goodness sakes, let this mess just be over.

Get all that $$ you can Gregg!


from the one who has had issues with Gregg since he couldn't get an autograph


Kind of, or should I write "part of the reason"....too funny. He claimed he was afraid I would sell it on E-Bay on make $$ off his name. Like I haven't spent thousands on tickets, travel, accommodations and booze over the decades supporting his music. But hey, how would he know that?...He's been busy writing new songs.

Correction, yeah, still pisses me off. I'll admit it. I recall he even had a Goon standing over me to make sure I didn't ask him to sign it. Quite a contrast from the other members of the band who signed and don't seem threatened by the sale of a $400 Japanese Gretsch. Please.

But since it seems to have always gotten under your skin.... there it is.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 04:10 PM
Pause from the snide and snarky remarks for a moment.

This is a bittersweet moment. I was among those fortunate enough to see them before they caught on nationally and then worldwide. I've seen close to 100 shows. Been there for the ups and the downs - even ignored them for several years. When I rediscovered them (a born again Allmaniac), I realized that my tastes as a preteen and teenager were spot on. I searched for and through lots of other music before realizing that my favorite band - quite possibly the greatest band in "rock and roll" history had been with me the whole time.

This seems like the right thing to happen. When I was watching Brock's videos from Tom's Jimmy Hall birthday bash, I noticed the induction to the Hall of Fame video on the sidebar. I watched that and realized just how far down certain members of the band fell at one time. It was then that I had an even greater respect for their comeback and re-rise to the top (especially Gregg).

Maybe it has been a money-grab for them at times. They are professional musicians. This is their bread and butter. Make hay while the sun shines.

But along the way, they have turned in some of the most incredible performances of any musical genre.

They have given me enlightenment on so many levels. They have provide a conduit through which I have made many lasting and true friendships.

I realize that there is the possibility that some reincarnation (Frankenstein-ation) of the band could occur. There are many players with the talent and chops to resuscitate the band. There is a side of me that would love to see Jack P, Lee Roy Parnell or even some of our fellow site members up there with whatever's left of the original outfit. My biggest fear is that they becomes something akin to either the Beach Boys or Lynnyrd Skynard (I still can't spell that) - out there breathing on one lung.

All things must pass - all things. It's just beginning to set in that that final day is near.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 04:25 PM
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Pause from the snide and snarky remarks for a moment.

This is a bittersweet moment. I was among those fortunate enough to see them before they caught on nationally and then worldwide. I've seen close to 100 shows. Been there for the ups and the downs - even ignored them for several years. When I rediscovered them (a born again Allmaniac), I realized that my tastes as a preteen and teenager were spot on. I searched for and through lots of other music before realizing that my favorite band - quite possibly the greatest band in "rock and roll" history had been with me the whole time.

This seems like the right thing to happen. When I was watching Brock's videos from Tom's Jimmy Hall birthday bash, I noticed the induction to the Hall of Fame video on the sidebar. I watched that and realized just how far down certain members of the band fell at one time. It was then that I had an even greater respect for their comeback and re-rise to the top (especially Gregg).

Maybe it has been a money-grab for them at times. They are professional musicians. This is their bread and butter. Make hay while the sun shines.

But along the way, they have turned in some of the most incredible performances of any musical genre.

They have given me enlightenment on so many levels. They have provide a conduit through which I have made many lasting and true friendships.

I realize that there is the possibility that some reincarnation (Frankenstein-ation) of the band could occur. There are many players with the talent and chops to resuscitate the band. There is a side of me that would love to see Jack P, Lee Roy Parnell or even some of our fellow site members up there with whatever's left of the original outfit. My biggest fear is that they becomes something akin to either the Beach Boys or Lynnyrd Skynard (I still can't spell that) - out there breathing on one lung.

All things must pass - all things. It's just beginning to set in that that final day is near.




Thank you for this....it was very refreshing and I couldn't agree with you more.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 04:38 PM
Rusty,
Thank you so much for bringing things back into perspective. I too got side tracked from Tom's Jimmy Hall bash and watched the Hall of Fame performance. Hard to recognize Gregg. Anyway I am finding it difficult dealing with all the negativity on this site lately. Long time fans feeling scorned, burned, entitled, etc. Lots of different wants and needs out there. I like your line about enlightenment and also friendships. I dove in head first in 2006 with a Beacon trip followed by many more, then came Wanee, a trip to the Big House, Peachfest, Tower Theater, etc. All shows I have attended plus many more I have in my possession and never tire of listening to. The final day perhaps is near but there remains an unlimited supply of live recordings to enjoy. Change is good. Better things will follow.

 

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Thank you so much for bringing things back into perspective. I too got side tracked from Tom's Jimmy Hall bash and watched the Hall of Fame performance. Hard to recognize Gregg. Anyway I am finding it difficult dealing with all the negativity on this site lately. Long time fans feeling scorned, burned, entitled, etc. Lots of different wants and needs out there. I like your line about enlightenment and also friendships. I dove in head first in 2006 with a Beacon trip followed by many more, then came Wanee, a trip to the Big House, Peachfest, Tower Theater, etc. All shows I have attended plus many more I have in my possession and never tire of listening to. The final day perhaps is near but there remains an unlimited supply of live recordings to enjoy. Change is good. Better things will follow.


Rusty, thank you too... And on the above post... I agree, the negativity on this site has grown ridiculously and I can't understand it. - People are talking about how horrible everything is and all I have heard is 14 years of amazing music which with very little exception remained extremely consistent.

Maybe this goes to the 'entitlement' issue we're always hearing about in today's world. - But whatever it is, we have lost the point. We point the finger at the 7 guys on the stage that we supposedly love to hear making music and blame them for everything we don't like to deal with. Almost all of these are things that have been happening since the beginning of history. We blame musicians for wanting money, however we all expect to get paid for our jobs. We complain that things aren't 'handled' correctly, but we don't really know what the background problems are, we just assume we do.

It's sad. I used to come to this site because there were so many great, happy, music-loving people. But now I just see mostly tons of complaints, which all but very few seem to be completely invalid.

Anyway, I'm just happy to have been along with this great ABB ride for so many years. I've had my soul moved more than by any other band and was so proud at how well they kept up the love and passion for the music they made on stage (and in the studio).

That's what I am going to take with me.

 

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Rusty, thank you too... And on the above post... I agree, the negativity on this site has grown ridiculously and I can't understand it. - People are talking about how horrible everything is and all I have heard is 14 years of amazing music which with very little exception remained extremely consistent.

Maybe this goes to the 'entitlement' issue we're always hearing about in today's world. - But whatever it is, we have lost the point. We point the finger at the 7 guys on the stage that we supposedly love to hear making music and blame them for everything we don't like to deal with. Almost all of these are things that have been happening since the beginning of history. We blame musicians for wanting money, however we all expect to get paid for our jobs. We complain that things aren't 'handled' correctly, but we don't really know what the background problems are, we just assume we do.

It's sad. I used to come to this site because there were so many great, happy, music-loving people. But now I just see mostly tons of complaints, which all but very few seem to be completely invalid.

Anyway, I'm just happy to have been along with this great ABB ride for so many years. I've had my soul moved more than by any other band and was so proud at how well they kept up the love and passion for the music they made on stage (and in the studio).

That's what I am going to take with me.


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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 05:18 PM
Been a nice ride down the Cosmic Highway we call Life, Some Great Music over the years with the Allman Brothers Band and Magical moments at quite a few shows, May see them again this year , maybe, not, But Thanks for the Music, The Life Long Friendships I have made from being part of the first ABB website, and to This one as well.....To the ABB and to All, Chase your Dreams and Stay in Good Health........

 

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The Allman Brothers Band has been an enormous blessing in my life. From the second I discovered Live At Fillmore East in high school, they have been one of my very favorite bands of all time.

Unlike most fans, I was lucky and fortunate enough to have a job where going to ABB shows was part of the gig. As many of you know, my time at HTN had plenty of frustrations, but it also allowed me to see the ABB literally dozens of times for free. That is something to be grateful for and I appreciate it even more in hindsight.

The Fox shows in 2004, the Year Of Egypt in 2005, Jazz Fest 2007, all the Wanee festivals I attended, and of course the legendary 40th Anniversary tour in 2009 will remain cherished memories until the day I leave this Earth, and maybe longer.

I will say that I am glad I left HTN when I did, because it would have been heartbreaking to see it all come to an end like this. I mean, it's still heartbreaking, don't get me wrong, but at least I am a little more removed from the equation.

Sometimes in life, the most important thing is knowing when to move on. I feel that was true when I left Hittin' the Note, and I feel it's true for the Allman Brothers Band at this point in time. I just wish they had made a more graceful exit.

 
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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 07:44 PM
I'm very grateful for this positive thread. I don't understand the negative criticisms one bit. They have gone so far above and beyond the call of the duty during their legendary career. God forbid, they have a bad 2014, most likely due to health reasons, and they are demonized. It's ridiculous. No other band has given so much to their fans, and I for one am extremely happy and grateful for everything they've given me. It was so much more than I could have ever expected.
 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 08:09 PM
All the positive people seem to have gravitated to this thread.
 

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I'm very grateful for this positive thread. I don't understand the negative criticisms one bit. They have gone so far above and beyond the call of the duty during their legendary career. God forbid, they have a bad 2014, most likely due to health reasons, and they are demonized. It's ridiculous. No other band has given so much to their fans, and I for one am extremely happy and grateful for everything they've given me. It was so much more than I could have ever expected.



I agree with BoytonBrother.
I for one did let my immediate thoughts and emotions get the better of me, but now my faith has been restored! Ill be there for the 25th show, hopefully for the 27th and 28th as well!

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 08:34 PM
They owe us nothing! We have been blessed for a **** ton of years! I will try like hell to score tickets to the final 2 and soak in every minute of the end of the line!

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 09:04 PM
My favorite RnR band since I was about 14, (1972 or 73) when I got my 1st copy of AFE. I've been lucky enough to see every incarnation except the originals (that's a huge gap in my musical life, but...) and am grateful for all of the great music I've witnessed and heard.
We watched the 40th anniversary DVD last night and were floored.

I'm psyched for Peach Fest. I was hoping for a fall tour but it's not to be. Believe me, although I'm disappointed it is far from the greatest tragedy in my life.
If I get to NY in October that will be gravy.

Thanks to all band members past and present, everyone who lugged gear, produced albums, recorded shows, traded shows, and anyone else involved.

The music, and Duane's spirit, will live forever

 

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  posted on 6/2/2014 at 09:11 PM
I can accept the no more touring I guess, but what's hard to fathom--for me--is the lack of new material...only one album from this lineup. Oh well, so it is...
 

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  posted on 6/3/2014 at 09:12 AM
Nice thread. The ABB have had a huge influence on my life and I don't really think they owe us anything to be honest. To put a positive spin on things, we still have some great music out there from Derek, Warren and Oteil (at the very least). We should enjoy that. These guys should be going for a long time.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2014 at 09:59 AM
Man we all knew this was coming. I bought my Peachfest tickets early this yr figuring it will be my last hoorah. Who knows if I can get to the beacon or not one more time. I do feel for the great fans not in the northeast, it has not been easy for y'all to see them live over the yrs.

That said, the music and enjoyment that this band has given me in my life is something that will live in me forever. But more then that, I joined this website probably in 97 or 98. The friendships that were forged and the get togethers that we were able to have over those yrs are so precious to me that I cant think about the ABB without thinking about the great brothers and sisters I have come to know. All of that is do to Lana and Rowland who have just been these amazing people dedicating their time to the fans of this great band to give us a forum to enjoy and share this great band. The support IO have had from this site when my mother passed from cancer and the birth of my children, its just such a wonderful feeling to have you all in my life. I find myself getting emotional at work typing this LOL. Its juts a testament to the love everyone has for this band and the great people that follow them. Too many memories to count, I am just so glad to be a part of it for so long.

I hope we can all keep getting together around the music for yrs to come. As Greggy always says "Y'all a great bunch"

Hope to see many brothers and sisters in August

 

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  posted on 6/3/2014 at 10:36 AM
Thanks to all the positive posts on this thread, and at the risk of sounding corny, I'm gonna add mine.

I spent a couple of the hardest years of my life logged on to this site almost every day. In 2006, 2007 I was recovering from a lot of personal problems, death and demons, rough times in my marriage etc. And there were two things that healed me: The Allman Brothers' music, and the people I found on this site. That's no coincidence: The Allman brothers music, and their story is ALL ABOUT rising back up from the most soul-crushing adversity.

I found resiliency and kindness. I found toughness and heart. I found a lot of incredible music and some amazing people who shared it. I still have hundreds of shows because of the generosity of the people on this site. And I will always have the memories of the incredible shows I got to see with this lineup, a bunch of guys who took Duane's vision and pushed it forward, actually managed to turn a potential grteatest hits midlife cash grab into 15 years of genius, beuaty and original power.

I for one feel beyond lucky to have seen and heard this band in action for so long. Today is never a guarantee of tomorrow and yet we've had this 15-year coda to a career that was already second to none. I'm thankful to all the old Peachheads who made this site a home to me for a couple of rough years, and I am sure as hell grateful to the Allman Brothers Band for every ounce of creativity and sweat they've pored out for the past 45 years.

Keep it in perspective folks! We got to see the greatest band of the Rock n' Roll era have a second (third? fourth?) renaissance, and this final lineup circled all the way around to Duane's vision and pushed it further.

I got nothing to complain about.

 

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