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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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GW, Meadowbrook and Darlings are all still open on Sat 8/11.
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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lime rickie wrote:
March 11, 2018 9:21 am
GW, Meadowbrook and Darlings are all still open on Sat 8/11.
Works for me :lol:
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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tailgaitingph wrote:
March 11, 2018 3:23 pm
lime rickie wrote:
March 11, 2018 9:21 am
GW, Meadowbrook and Darlings are all still open on Sat 8/11.
Works for me :lol:
I'm starting to think Bristow may be my best option this year. :o
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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Is all of the negativity over Fenway just generic stadium show stuff (e.g., worse acoustics, no tailgating, overpriced, etc.) and that Great Woods has such a great Parrothead reputation, or is there something specifically annoying about Fenway?

Just a humble Midwesterner, so I wasn't sure. :)
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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PeoriaTom wrote:
March 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Is all of the negativity over Fenway just generic stadium show stuff (e.g., worse acoustics, no tailgating, overpriced, etc.) and that Great Woods has such a great Parrothead reputation, or is there something specifically annoying about Fenway?

Just a humble Midwesterner, so I wasn't sure. :)
This is just my own personal opinion but I think its more disappointment that we don't get to tailgate at Great Woods. Great Woods is one of the best places to party for Jimmy every year he has played there. Although it pretty tame recently compared to what it used to be back when he played 4 shows in a week there, its still legendary and something a lot of people look forward to every year. I know I do. Its just so much d@mn fun. Not sure how else to describe it. Fenway will be a really cool night for many people who go see Jimmy this year. But an hour or two at a bar ordering $7 Bud lights and $10 shots on a Thursday night around Fenway just can't, in my opinion, compare to a full day at Great Woods and a post concert after party, typically, with fire works, good food, and good people.
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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drunkpirate66 wrote:
March 12, 2018 7:33 pm
PeoriaTom wrote:
March 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Is all of the negativity over Fenway just generic stadium show stuff (e.g., worse acoustics, no tailgating, overpriced, etc.) and that Great Woods has such a great Parrothead reputation, or is there something specifically annoying about Fenway?

Just a humble Midwesterner, so I wasn't sure. :)
This is just my own personal opinion but I think its more disappointment that we don't get to tailgate at Great Woods. Great Woods is one of the best places to party for Jimmy every year he has played there. Although it pretty tame recently compared to what it used to be back when he played 4 shows in a week there, its still legendary and something a lot of people look forward to every year. I know I do. Its just so much d@mn fun. Not sure how else to describe it. Fenway will be a really cool night for many people who go see Jimmy this year. But an hour or two at a bar ordering $7 Bud lights and $10 shots on a Thursday night around Fenway just can't, in my opinion, compare to a full day at Great Woods and a post concert after party, typically, with fire works, good food, and good people.
Word.

I'm a relative newbie, just since 2009. It's a fantastic group of people, the BEST tailgate chef and hostess (Dave & Barb), great pre-concert scene with an enthusiastic pool party and band at a couple of raggedy azz motels, and post-concert activity, for those who can make it - still on my bucket list - on Cape Cod.
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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drunkpirate66 wrote:
March 12, 2018 7:33 pm
PeoriaTom wrote:
March 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Is all of the negativity over Fenway just generic stadium show stuff (e.g., worse acoustics, no tailgating, overpriced, etc.) and that Great Woods has such a great Parrothead reputation, or is there something specifically annoying about Fenway?

Just a humble Midwesterner, so I wasn't sure. :)
This is just my own personal opinion but I think its more disappointment that we don't get to tailgate at Great Woods. Great Woods is one of the best places to party for Jimmy every year he has played there. Although it pretty tame recently compared to what it used to be back when he played 4 shows in a week there, its still legendary and something a lot of people look forward to every year. I know I do. Its just so much d@mn fun. Not sure how else to describe it. Fenway will be a really cool night for many people who go see Jimmy this year. But an hour or two at a bar ordering $7 Bud lights and $10 shots on a Thursday night around Fenway just can't, in my opinion, compare to a full day at Great Woods and a post concert after party, typically, with fire works, good food, and good people.
Plus I haven't been to Great Woods since 2012 and that alone means it isn't as good as it used to be. Everything's better when the HOG's there. 8)
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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LIPH wrote:
March 12, 2018 7:52 pm
drunkpirate66 wrote:
March 12, 2018 7:33 pm
PeoriaTom wrote:
March 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Is all of the negativity over Fenway just generic stadium show stuff (e.g., worse acoustics, no tailgating, overpriced, etc.) and that Great Woods has such a great Parrothead reputation, or is there something specifically annoying about Fenway?

Just a humble Midwesterner, so I wasn't sure. :)
This is just my own personal opinion but I think its more disappointment that we don't get to tailgate at Great Woods. Great Woods is one of the best places to party for Jimmy every year he has played there. Although it pretty tame recently compared to what it used to be back when he played 4 shows in a week there, its still legendary and something a lot of people look forward to every year. I know I do. Its just so much d@mn fun. Not sure how else to describe it. Fenway will be a really cool night for many people who go see Jimmy this year. But an hour or two at a bar ordering $7 Bud lights and $10 shots on a Thursday night around Fenway just can't, in my opinion, compare to a full day at Great Woods and a post concert after party, typically, with fire works, good food, and good people.
Plus I haven't been to Great Woods since 2012 and that alone means it isn't as good as it used to be. Everything's better when the HOG's there. 8)
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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Yeah, I have only been lucky enough to see him at the venues listed in my signature below. I really hope I can make it to what I've deemed Parrothead fandom's de facto "Big Three," where Jimmy seems to have had the most loyal fans for the longest period of time and/or a special connection that makes the stop especially unique - Cincinnati, Atlanta and Mansfield. It sounds and looks like an absolute blast!
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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lime rickie wrote:
March 12, 2018 6:23 pm
tailgaitingph wrote:
March 11, 2018 3:23 pm
lime rickie wrote:
March 11, 2018 9:21 am
GW, Meadowbrook and Darlings are all still open on Sat 8/11.
Works for me :lol:
I'm starting to think Bristow may be my best option this year. :o
You should - it's shaping up to be a really good crew :pirate:
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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I think the issue is that Buffet for many in the New England area is an all inclusive event. With the tailgating its culture, interaction, making new friends, it is an event onto itself. Which then leads to one of the most energetic concert experiences possible.

At Fenway you have all the things that make it almost anti-Buffet. Highly controlled, not relaxing in terms of being in dark Fenway, with lots of security and corridors.

People literately bring the beach to Xfinity Center (GW, TC, the place in Mansfield), it is just something special. You can also get non-Buffet fans to go to the tailgate and then to the concert and they are hooked. No new people could e convinced to go to the concert at Fenway.

If you live in Boston proper and are a huge Red Sox fan than sure I can see it.

If he did both the concert at Fenway and then the Weekend in Mansfield, I would probably do both shows. But if it is Fenway only no thanks. At that price, without the extras I personally feel I'd be better off seeing if he does a Honolulu concert end of year again. That is worth the spend. Boston is not.

Also "Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays" was recorded there which I love so it makes it extra special. [smilie=cheeky-grin.gif] [smilie=superkewl.gif]

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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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SharkSquadJack wrote:
March 13, 2018 3:41 pm
I think the issue is that Buffet for many in the New England area is an all inclusive event. With the tailgating its culture, interaction, making new friends, it is an event onto itself. Which then leads to one of the most energetic concert experiences possible.

At Fenway you have all the things that make it almost anti-Buffet. Highly controlled, not relaxing in terms of being in dark Fenway, with lots of security and corridors.

People literately bring the beach to Xfinity Center (GW, TC, the place in Mansfield), it is just something special. You can also get non-Buffet fans to go to the tailgate and then to the concert and they are hooked. No new people could e convinced to go to the concert at Fenway.

If you live in Boston proper and are a huge Red Sox fan than sure I can see it.

If he did both the concert at Fenway and then the Weekend in Mansfield, I would probably do both shows. But if it is Fenway only no thanks. At that price, without the extras I personally feel I'd be better off seeing if he does a Honolulu concert end of year again. That is worth the spend. Boston is not.

Also "Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays" was recorded there which I love so it makes it extra special. [smilie=cheeky-grin.gif] [smilie=superkewl.gif]

Buffett Live tues thurs sat was recorded from various venues
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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The all-inclusive experience is key, for me anyway. YMMV. I've seen Jimmy indoors at MSG and Mohegan Sun. Good shows but a completely different overall experience. Outdoor is always my preference. Saw him outdoors at the Garden State Arts Center way back in the day (I'm an oldster). Great experience but he stopped playing there years ago (decades ago?) either due to an issue with the venue or better to split the ticket sales between Camden/Philly and Jones Beach markets.

When we moved to New England in 2007 full time is about when I found Buffett News, lurking for a bit and then connecting with the GW crowd. Just a phenomenal group to spend a genuinely fun weekend with. Missed out on GW last year due babysitting an elderly relative in NJ for a few weeks. Bangor Darlings venue just didn't do it for me. Living now in Maine any concert will be a roadtrip/travel. My problem is that the overall GW experience, even with the dumpy motels, spoiled me. It is, quite simply, a great way to spend a great weekend with a bunch of friendly strangers or stranger friendlies. Every time. Beyond all that, Jimmy and the CRB always serve it up, so energized and glad to be there. Yes, the SYKBY and some covers. But some real gems, too. 'Into the Mystic' was just sublime a few years ago, and bonus experiencing that with Andrea. Sister Goldenhair's Folger coffee can bathroom tent. LOL Tonga Tam's bar set up. Working the menu and leftovers with Dave..."Oh, you have leftover duck? I have some leftover quesadillas. Let's do something with this." Meeting Sarge and the NH parrothead crowd and also those guys who came all the way from Kansas City to experience GW.

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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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SharkSquadJack wrote:
March 13, 2018 3:41 pm
I think the issue is that Buffet for many in the New England area is an all inclusive event. With the tailgating its culture, interaction, making new friends, it is an event onto itself. Which then leads to one of the most energetic concert experiences possible.

At Fenway you have all the things that make it almost anti-Buffet. Highly controlled, not relaxing in terms of being in dark Fenway, with lots of security and corridors.


People literately bring the beach to Xfinity Center (GW, TC, the place in Mansfield), it is just something special. You can also get non-Buffet fans to go to the tailgate and then to the concert and they are hooked. No new people could e convinced to go to the concert at Fenway.

If you live in Boston proper and are a huge Red Sox fan than sure I can see it.

If he did both the concert at Fenway and then the Weekend in Mansfield, I would probably do both shows. But if it is Fenway only no thanks. At that price, without the extras I personally feel I'd be better off seeing if he does a Honolulu concert end of year again. That is worth the spend. Boston is not.

Also "Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays" was recorded there which I love so it makes it extra special. [smilie=cheeky-grin.gif] [smilie=superkewl.gif]
I think this view is shared by 90+% of the JB & The CRB phans. Here in Detroit when the show was brought to the ballpark we were fortunate enough to at least have our downtown ballpark venue in an area where tailgating was still a very prominent part of the experience..and pretty much open well before noon....albeit more spread out than we would prefer. Still, the ballpark experience for a concert just can't match up with the sheds or even the arenas IMO.
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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Jimmy Buffett created the whole tailgating experience as part of his concerts, the CILCIA concert parking lot videos were a staple and helped fuel the legendary experience of tailgating for his concerts. Take away the tailgating and you have just a concert. Is he worth $125+ per ticket to hear 18-20 of 24 songs that he plays each year? I know a ticket broker who said as of now this show is tanking for sales. He pointed me to StubHub as an example were people are trying to sell tickets well below face value. There are hundreds of tickets listed for under $100, well below the lowest face value ticket available through Live Nation.
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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BottleofRum wrote:
March 14, 2018 10:33 am
Jimmy Buffett created the whole tailgating experience as part of his concerts, the CILCIA concert parking lot videos were a staple and helped fueled the legendary experience of tailgating for his concerts. Take away the tailgating and you have just a concert. Is he worth $125+ per ticket to hear 18-20 of 24 songs that he plays each year? I know a ticket broker show said as of now this show is tanking for sales. He pointed me to StubHub as an example were people are trying to sell tickets well below face value. There are hundreds of tickets listed for under $100, well below the lowest face value ticket available through Live Nation.
I'll end up doing this show , only because ,the Jones Beach date doesn't work for me. I may also head down to the Cape after the show. I see The Beach Boys are scheduled for the Melody Tent that Sat. So , i'll s*** it up , get a ticket , when the prices for a seat in the front section becomes resonable. Deal with a bar tabs and Enjoy Buffett!!

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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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Or just sneak nips into the bar... :lol:
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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BottleofRum wrote:
March 14, 2018 11:31 am
Or just sneak nips into the bar... :lol:
True , but , i'd need a lot of pockets.

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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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BottleofRum wrote:
March 14, 2018 10:33 am
Jimmy Buffett created the whole tailgating experience as part of his concerts, the CILCIA concert parking lot videos were a staple and helped fuel the legendary experience of tailgating for his concerts. Take away the tailgating and you have just a concert. Is he worth $125+ per ticket to hear 18-20 of 24 songs that he plays each year? I know a ticket broker who said as of now this show is tanking for sales. He pointed me to StubHub as an example were people are trying to sell tickets well below face value. There are hundreds of tickets listed for under $100, well below the lowest face value ticket available through Live Nation.
EXACTLY! The past few years, I have paid $150 for a ticket, for the whole weekend...not just the show. The hassle of having to take the T to show and driving back to Maine after the show, certainly isn't worth the costs. I prefer to save my money and have an awesome time at MOTM.
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Re: Fenway 2018 (ugh)

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GW, Meadowbrook and Darlings are all still open on Sat 8/11.
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