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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:01 AM
Just wondering how many of you like me have a spouse who does not share your love of the Allman Brothers like me. To my wifes credit she has put up with me and my fondness of the Brothers. It even has rubbed of on her (some what over the years).

She will listen to the light stuff and enjoys it. But forget the intrumentals or long jams. She even has taken to quite a few songs on SongLines. She has put it on her Ipod But there are songs she doesnt like on there too. Ones that I really like! She likes Gov't Mule's slower songs but doesnt care for the really heavy Mule. But she does like Warren at Bonnaroo.

I asked her if she wants to go to NH to see them this summer. She is seriously thinking about it. If she goes that is great but if she doesnt maybe next year. One of these days!

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:09 AM
My situation is exactly the same. She's good about going to concerts with me (she says she likes seeing me enjoy them) or letting me go without her, but she does not get into the music at all. I guess not everyone hears music the same way.

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:16 AM
While my wife did listen to the brothers when she was younger; Ramblin Man etc..she is not real tolerant of the music these days. We just have different musical tastes.

But she will send me links to concerts she thinks I will le and even helps me hunt for tickets when they go on sale.

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:24 AM
Count me in on this list. My wife went once long ago with me to see ABB at Rutgers U.-I don't think she even knew who they were. I have enough friends to go with I don't even ask her anymore to see ABB or related shows. Seems like she never grew out of the disco era, sad to say-musically speaking we're on different planets. I'm looking forward to taking my 14 year old son to a summer show; he'll enjoy it much more than my wife...
 

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Count me in on this list. My wife went once long ago with me to see ABB at Rutgers U.-I don't think she even knew who they were. I have enough friends to go with I don't even ask her anymore to see ABB or related shows. Seems like she never grew out of the disco era, sad to say-musically speaking we're on different planets. I'm looking forward to taking my 14 year old son to a summer show; he'll enjoy it much more than my wife...


I've take my oldest son to one Beacon show a year, which he now looks forward to. I'll wait a few years to bring my youngest.

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:38 AM
My wife hates Allman, Derek, Mule and music in general for that matter. She see's it as noise. Also things trading shows and going to see them in concert is childish and I need to grow up.

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:38 AM
First wife didn't like the Brothers..so i had to shoot her.
Now, my second wife had to pass a 100 question test on the Allman Brothers, and the NY Yankees. 80% was passing grade.
She scored a 79%
But she made it up with extra credits

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:44 AM
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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:46 AM
I have to see the cd collection before I can make a commitment.

My last girlfriend had Stevie Ray Vaughan - very important to me.

But we broke up a couple of months ago (after 5 years).

She didn't have any Allman Brothers.

I have learnt my lesson - it won't happen again.

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:50 AM
She is now my ex .... her dislike of my music certainly
not the reason... but a symptom of the larger problem...
which was having little in common to begin with. Her
music was the latest Top 40 dance craze... Madonna,
Boy George, Cindy Lauper, etc. I hear she's "gone
country" now. I gotta admit ... those "gimmicky" lyrics
are pretty dang hard to resist !!

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 08:56 AM
My wife doesn't "get it." If we're travelling in the car and I put in a show to listen to, she'll wind up asking, "Can we listen to something else?"

She recently asked me why I don't take her to shows. She obviously notices my excitement level and anticipation as I gear up for a road trip. I told her straight up, "If you can't take listening to them on a CD, you DAMN SURE ain't gonna like 'em live." It was my way of telling her, in a round about way, "You ain't gonna ruin MY buzz!"

 

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sky puppy, you're my hero!!!
LOL...Thanks

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My wife doesn't "get it." If we're travelling in the car and I put in a show to listen to, she'll wind up asking, "Can we listen to something else?"

She recently asked me why I don't take her to shows. She obviously notices my excitement level and anticipation as I gear up for a road trip. I told her straight up, "If you can't take listening to them on a CD, you DAMN SURE ain't gonna like 'em live." It was my way of telling her, in a round about way, "You ain't gonna ruin MY buzz!"

Dave..take her to a show...she might see the light. You know how different it is from just listening to them on the radio, or stereo. I took my guitar teacher (33) to a show last year..all he knew was Ramblin Man, Jessica...the stuff you hear on radio.
By the end of the show, he told me he was moved to tears, and wanted to have Derek trucks baby!!

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 09:05 AM
So there are a lot of us guys in this situation. How about the women? Are any of you in relationships with men who don't like the same music as you? Are are guys just generally more musically astute?

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 09:17 AM
There is a saying that once they go country, they will never come back.

 

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My wife hates Allman, Derek, Mule and music in general for that matter. She see's it as noise. Also things trading shows and going to see them in concert is childish and I need to grow up.

Ouch. The first thing I find out about a woman is her musical taste. If we don't agree there, then it would never work. Every woman I've ever been attracted to has been through music in one way or another.

 

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Count me in on this list. My wife went once long ago with me to see ABB at Rutgers U.-I don't think she even knew who they were. I have enough friends to go with I don't even ask her anymore to see ABB or related shows. Seems like she never grew out of the disco era, sad to say-musically speaking we're on different planets. I'm looking forward to taking my 14 year old son to a summer show; he'll enjoy it much more than my wife...


My wife has seen two shows, Darien and Toronto.

I'll take the kids, they enjoy the band.

Pattie is a waste of a ticket.

Ken & Derek have each seen 6 shows.

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 09:21 AM
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There is a saying that once they go country, they will never come back.


That's not how I heard the saying.

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 09:23 AM
Yep....me !! I have always loved the ABB and my husband can tolerate the music to a certain degree and then thats it.... he has gone to a few DB shows with me and dTb... for the most part .... he has come to realize that I'm going to these shows with or without him...I have a couple of concert buddies one is my best friend and she has been an ABB fan as long as myself... So I depend on them to come along...
However, I do wish he woulda " got it " and fell in love with this music... It's always wonderful to share mutual interest with you spouse ..it makes it all the sweeter

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 09:25 AM
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sky puppy, you're my hero!!!
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My wife doesn't "get it." If we're travelling in the car and I put in a show to listen to, she'll wind up asking, "Can we listen to something else?"

She recently asked me why I don't take her to shows. She obviously notices my excitement level and anticipation as I gear up for a road trip. I told her straight up, "If you can't take listening to them on a CD, you DAMN SURE ain't gonna like 'em live." It was my way of telling her, in a round about way, "You ain't gonna ruin MY buzz!"

Dave..take her to a show...she might see the light. You know how different it is from just listening to them on the radio, or stereo. I took my guitar teacher (33) to a show last year..all he knew was Ramblin Man, Jessica...the stuff you hear on radio.
By the end of the show, he told me he was moved to tears, and wanted to have Derek trucks baby!!


My situation is similar- for my wife any "screechy guitar solos" are a no-no in the car- she says it reminds her of when the kids were crying to be nursed... but she loves live shows and has a great time at them. I totally understand your concern about ruining your experience- there's nothing worse than being at a great show with someone who wants to leave after the first number.

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 09:39 AM
My wife does not share my love of this music but she is tolerant of my need to go to shows and she lets me listen in the car. My daughter on the other hand loves the Brothers and the Mule and she is 8. Except when I take my daughter to Jones Beach, concerts work out to be a guys night out as I have a few friends who are into the music though I am the only real fanantic in the bunch. So I thank God for this website where I can poor out my obsession with the like minded.

Doug

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 09:40 AM
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However, I do wish he woulda " got it " and fell in love with this music... It's always wonderful to share mutual interest with you spouse ..it makes it all the sweeter


I hear ya Rainy!!!

My hubby is not crazy about the Brothers, but he will listen to them when I do. He also gets alittle nuts with the intrumentals but can get through it. He likes to joke alot about the ABB being the only band that can't finish a tune or takes 15 minutes to end the tune. I just laugh because its true in some sense. *LOL*

Its been a long while since Ive seen the Brothers and Im going this year. He is actually coming with me to one of the shows. He also doesnt mind me going alone which is really cool. Now and then, like when he picks me up from the train station, I'll get in the truck and he'll have the Brothers on and I'll say "wow honey, your listening to the Brothers!!" I'm keeping a close eye to see when his foot or fingers start tapping. Nothing yet, but I'll keep you all posted. *lol*

I also mentioned to him about going to the Mulefest this coming June and he said it sounded good to him. So who knows, maybe he's actually beginning to really like all this. He can see how much I really love the Brothers.

He's been to one ABB show, that was back in '94 or '95. That was the last time I saw the Brothers, so this is going to be soooo great for me and I hope for hubby as well.

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First wife didn't like the Brothers..so i had to shoot her.
Now, my second wife had to pass a 100 question test on the Allman Brothers, and the NY Yankees. 80% was passing grade.
She scored a 79%
But she made it up with extra credits


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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 09:44 AM
my wife goes every year with me to 1 beacan show. she loves the [RADIO HITS]does not really go for the jams. she always asks me why i go to more than 1 show and i say , you just ansewed your own question........
 

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my wife goes every year with me to 1 beacan show. she loves the [RADIO HITS]does not really go for the jams. she always asks me why i go to more than 1 show and i say , you just ansewed your own question........


Hubby cant understand why I want more than one Beacon show either. I tell him, every night is different, you just gotta be there!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 2/2/2007 at 09:50 AM
I took my wife to show, in 1975, at MSG....she was not impressed. As the years went on, my ability to go to shows, or even spend money on records, stereo equipment or guitars was reduced by my family responsibilities.

If you wait long enough, things are always changing. The band came back, and I started to go to shows, but with my nephew or son. I finally dragged my wife (and some friends) to some DB+GS shows, and then to Beacon, where more than the music, the GB family won them over. Now, she enjoys the shows, and listens if I have a cd in the car player. Different from some folks, she like the live shows, (except the JaBuMa part), more than the recordings. It only took 25 years!

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