Great Woods 2017

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Re: Great Woods 2017

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TommyBahama wrote:
March 4, 2017 4:26 pm
BottleofRum wrote:
March 4, 2017 1:03 pm
Hartford also has an Xfinity Center which is an outdoor amphitheater, it used to be called the Meadows and it looks exactly like Great Woods. It is located on the Conn. River. I saw Buffett there once around 96 or 97. I recall parking being a pain because the lot were limited for parking. I don't think Buffett has played there in over 15 years. If he played here instead of Great Woods I'd take that compromise, this place is less and 60 min from my house :D
I go in the back in , way through North End of Hartford , Not the best of neighborhoods., when Jai Alai closed , they had that lot , and it was a pretty good lot to tailgate in. Now , tailgating is a little tougher now , you have the main lot , then some private lots around the venue. Really not in a great neighborhood to me.
Also near Hartford, in East Hartford, is Rentschler Field, the home of the UConn football team. The stadium seats about 40,000 and has football and soccer games as well as concerts. Great lot for tailgating. Would love to see him play there.

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I emailed Jim Koplick the Live Nation Ct. Concert promoter He said there are NO plans for Jimmy in Ct this year... :(

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Re: Great Woods 2017

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DisisDave wrote:
March 6, 2017 4:59 pm
I emailed Jim Koplick the Live Nation Ct. Concert promoter He said there are NO plans for Jimmy in Ct this year... :(
You could try Don Law , he is the New England Live Nation President.

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Florida/Georgia Line just announced for Fenway on July 7th. This was viewed as a potential Buffett date if he did Fenway. Concerts at Fenway usually have multiple shows and the next night is NKOTB.
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I'm starting to lose faith.

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BottleofRum wrote:
March 7, 2017 2:47 pm
Florida/Georgia Line just announced for Fenway on July 7th. This was viewed as a potential Buffett date if he did Fenway. Concerts at Fenway usually have multiple shows and the next night is NKOTB.
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Didn't he say last year that he was going to cut back on touring? Maybe the shows that have already been announced are the only ones he's doing this year. [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]
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Re: Great Woods 2017

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LIPH wrote:
March 8, 2017 10:29 am
Didn't he say last year that he was going to cut back on touring? Maybe the shows that have already been announced are the only ones he's doing this year. [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]
He did say that , but travel schedule he has planned really isn't cutting back that much , my guess is there will be a show in the Northeast somewhere. If he was to pick one location , like someone Has someone said , Pratt and Whitney Stadium in East Hartford would be ideal Seats 40,000 , parking lot is great , easy on and off the highway. Between Boston and New York. Doubt it would happen. But logistic wise for 1 Northeast show it makes sense. But I really don't think he would not play the Boston Market , whether it's Fenway or GW.

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Can we still tailgate even if Jimmy doesn't play?

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LIPH wrote:
March 8, 2017 10:29 am
Didn't he say last year that he was going to cut back on touring? Maybe the shows that have already been announced are the only ones he's doing this year. [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]

Maybe that is the reality. If so, then so be it. I'd just like to know one way or another. I've seen him enough so any new Mass/NE date is just gravy on top of gravy as it has been for a while. But chances are he is adding more shows somewhere, it's hard to think he'd just do one show in July, more will be added around that date.
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Unless he gets sick or dies he will be at GW (or somewhere in New England) and most if not all the usual stops this year. If he hadn't announced any tour dates yet I would believe otherwise.
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drunkpirate66 wrote:
March 8, 2017 6:01 pm
Unless he gets sick or dies he will be at GW (or somewhere in New England) and most if not all the usual stops this year. If he hadn't announced any tour dates yet I would believe otherwise.
I see A Camden date for Aug 17th posted on Live Nation , Guessing GW would be the 19th then.

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He played Camden last year and I don't recall any a major catastrophes with weather or opening acts that had an affect on the show so there goes that theory of not playing the same spots in 2017 as they did in 2016.
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BottleofRum wrote:
March 9, 2017 10:01 am
He played Camden last year and I don't recall any a major catastrophes with weather or opening acts that had an affect on the show so there goes that theory of not playing the same spots in 2017 as they did in 2016.
Camden is a everyday Catastrophe!!!

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Camden on Thursday and Great Woods on Saturday is certainly very doable from a tour standpoint so IF Great Woods is going to happen the 19th now makes even more sense.
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MDShark70 wrote:
March 9, 2017 10:53 am
Camden on Thursday and Great Woods on Saturday is certainly very doable from a tour standpoint so IF Great Woods is going to happen the 19th now makes even more sense.
or Hershey PA on the 19th (since he skipped us last year ) :)
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Re: Great Woods 2017

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Saltx3 wrote:
March 9, 2017 11:08 am
MDShark70 wrote:
March 9, 2017 10:53 am
Camden on Thursday and Great Woods on Saturday is certainly very doable from a tour standpoint so IF Great Woods is going to happen the 19th now makes even more sense.
or Hershey PA on the 19th (since he skipped us last year ) :)
Hershey was never a regular concert stop , he's only played it once, same with Bethel , so I wouldn't put it into a the skipped category . GW or the Boston Market would be a skipped. Jones Beach he has skipped before.

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Re: Great Woods 2017

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TommyBahama wrote:
March 9, 2017 10:15 am
BottleofRum wrote:
March 9, 2017 10:01 am
He played Camden last year and I don't recall any a major catastrophes with weather or opening acts that had an affect on the show so there goes that theory of not playing the same spots in 2017 as they did in 2016.
Camden is a everyday Catastrophe!!!
well played sir!
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Re: Great Woods 2017

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8/19 ! It's Official
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Re: Great Woods 2017

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Where are you seeing that?
It was too much tequila . . . . or not quite enough.

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