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  posted on 2/16/2009 at 10:34 PM
I was on MOOGIS and they had the Piedmont Park show up. We did the road trip, 9 hours one way, to catch the show. We had pre-buy tickets and got in one hour in advance. We must have been one of the first 100 people in the door and we were laying out our blanket dead center 20 feet in front of the stage. It was a fantastic show. By the time the Allmans started playing, we were landlocked and you could hardly move. We bailed 3 quarters of the way thru Dave, who also put on a great show. It was nice of Dave to bring out Gregg to do Mellisa half way thru his set. Warren, a crowd favorite, came out before Gregg and played What would you say with Dave. It was nice to see the show on Moogis and just curious who else made the trip? We had a blast and I am sure anyone that was there had a good time as well.




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  posted on 2/16/2009 at 11:04 PM
This show needs to be released on DVD...so should several others.

Come on, other bands flood the market with stuff like this, we need some of this too.

 

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  posted on 2/16/2009 at 11:10 PM
I was there and sat to the right of the soundboard for the ABB, then pulled back to the top of the hill way back. The ABB seemed ok at best while there, but I admit the Moogis version sounds pretty decent (I still hate that they abbreviated Mtn Jam).

I actually enjoyed the DMB, and Melissa was an interesting change w/ Dave. The scene was mellow, and the DMB fans were fine; there were just too many of them! Man it was hot that day!

It made me appreciate the Beacon, Fox, Chastain and even Lakewood all the more though.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2009 at 07:44 AM
I was there. Donna and I sat on the stage-left side, under some shade trees on the hill. It was just too damned hot early in the day to stake out a space in front of the stage. Great show, it was! I have the Instant Live.

I'm with Brock, though. I just don't care for the HUGE outdoor mega-fest type gigs. Give me a more intimate setting like the Fox, the Beacon ... Chastain, or even Lakewood for that matter! It was a great show, but aside from seeing a bunch of my peach-buds - probably the least enjoyable ABB show I've ever attended. Just too damned big!

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  posted on 2/17/2009 at 07:50 AM
I agree a dvd from something ought to come out soon ...

that, and the "Please Call Home" dvd ...

 

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  posted on 2/17/2009 at 12:02 PM
I was disappointed that the DMB didn't make the full PA system available to the ABB. I understand the concept of holding back all the bells & whistles for the headliner, but with all the lights and lasers and mega-screens for the DMB set there were plenty of other bells & whistles still to be had even if the ABB had full use of the PA system. If you weren't up close to the stage, the volume for the ABB was at a level where a lot of the crowd thought it was okay just to raise their voices a bit to talk over the ABB's music. That made it very annoying for those of us who wanted to hear the ABB's set. Had the remote PA towers been used, it would have been at such a volume (like most concerts) where people would have shut up and paid attention.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2009 at 02:20 PM
I was also there! and im still waiting for a dvd of this to come out! I was right up front Dead center only one person back from the fence. It was probably one of the best concerts ive been to. And a dream come true
 

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  posted on 2/17/2009 at 04:43 PM
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I was disappointed that the DMB didn't make the full PA system available to the ABB. I understand the concept of holding back all the bells & whistles for the headliner, but with all the lights and lasers and mega-screens for the DMB set there were plenty of other bells & whistles still to be had even if the ABB had full use of the PA system. If you weren't up close to the stage, the volume for the ABB was at a level where a lot of the crowd thought it was okay just to raise their voices a bit to talk over the ABB's music. That made it very annoying for those of us who wanted to hear the ABB's set. Had the remote PA towers been used, it would have been at such a volume (like most concerts) where people would have shut up and paid attention.


I was close to the stage and couldn't hear anything. Never again!

 

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  posted on 2/17/2009 at 05:43 PM
I was there. Went to Smith's Olde Bar after the ABB set.

 

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  posted on 2/17/2009 at 07:01 PM
I liked the reduced volume of the Brothers set...

Anyone can turn up an amp and PA and sound pretty decent. Now, turn the amps and PA down and try to play music. A lot of bands can't do it.

Damn it was hot out there

Lots of Brothers and Sisters there

Long beer and port-a-let lines

Hung out at the HTN tent the whole show. The last time Brother Bill Ector and I were at an ABB concert...

 

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  posted on 2/17/2009 at 08:33 PM
We were there! May have posted on thiis before. Agree with Zambi & Brock about the PA's. Had early entry tickets & met some out-of-state DMB fans. They were little impressed with the fact the Allman Brothers Band were to open for them. Hung with them for most of the day. Nice folks. The tents with T-shirts, beer & food were located on a hiill high above stage left with small trees providing little shade on a hot August afternoon in Atlanta. I wore a ball cap and still got nice burn on the face.

Group got larger and DMB fans wanted to move down to the stage area early in Allman Brothers set. This made for more than a few trips thru the gate and up to the tents for beer, etc. After awhille, the Event Staff became aware of this and made their best effort to curtail this activity, although it went on for sometime. I remember a previous post regarding the medical emergency about 40 feet behind where we were all enjoying the show. This got my attention along with everyone around us. I hope the lady involved is ok to this date. I think she was from the Macon area.

Stayed there for a little while, but watched Liz Reed from the ridge.

Was a very good show, but would still prefer a Fox show. The 2004 run was as good as it gets, and would definitely attend again, or any indoor venue in the Atlanta area. The new Galleria venue at Cobb would be perfect for me as I live in Powder Springs.

PS DDOB got too much go-nads to hit Smithes Old Bar after the show. Would have to had to had propped me up!

 

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  posted on 2/18/2009 at 10:16 AM
was there for this monumental event, and had a blast - for FREE!! wife & I and another couple brought the cooler and sat in the gazebo over the lake for awile listening. sound wasn't too bad there, but after a short stroll we found GREAT sound on the point of the lake behind the hill, and underneath all the dogwood trees. the sound really bounced well off the lake, we had a cooler full of booze, and bathrooms w/ no lines 50 yards away. ANOTHER FREE SHOW AT PIEDMONT, JUST LIKE THE GOD LORD & THE ABB INTENEDED!!!!

strolling back to the car and seeing the sea of sunburned humanity all choked into that area and in lines for bathrooms and beer made us chuckle. it's always a free for all at the park, and when you know what you're doing, can always find a way to enjoy even the most crowded of events.

the whole holding back the PA was pretty crappy, as was the wanker in the red helicopter circling the field. ABB don't need no bells and whistles, just MORE VOLUME!!!

EAPF shows at Piedmont Park.

 

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  posted on 2/18/2009 at 11:58 AM
I don't need the DVD, I have MOOGIS!
 

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  posted on 2/18/2009 at 04:21 PM
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I liked the reduced volume of the Brothers set...

Anyone can turn up an amp and PA and sound pretty decent. Now, turn the amps and PA down and try to play music. A lot of bands can't do it.


I guess i don't disagree with that sentiment. It's just too bad that those of us half-way back around mid-field couldn't hear well enough to see/hear whether the ABB did in fact pull it off. We of course knew they did, but we just couldn't hear it for ourselves until the Peachtree TV re-broadcast.

 

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  posted on 2/18/2009 at 04:36 PM
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I don't need the DVD, I have MOOGIS!


After September we'll want the DVD.

 
 


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