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I admit, I am itching (no, not from the vaccine) to see some live music at my favorite theater locally, in Champaign. :( I hope they can start to book some things for fall at least.
 

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I've been lucky enough to catch some tribute bands here this month and back in the summer. This was only because the venue served food and could limit size to 25%. Have you ever seen either of these bands? They are both wicked good at their respective genres. Highly recommended.

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My wife and I rode our bikes on the Bay Trail from East Palo Alto to Mountain View, 20 mile round trip and kept seeing the Shoreline Amphitheatre tents on the horizon, so ended up being the distance goal. I have been to hundreds of live shows there, always with giant crowds of people, but yesterday it was so weird to go there, was like a ghost town, to look at everything really brought back memories and the longing to see a live concert again.
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My wife and I rode our bikes on the Bay Trail from East Palo Alto to Mountain View, 20 mile round trip and kept seeing the Shoreline Amphitheatre tents on the horizon, so ended up being the distance goal. I have been to hundreds of live shows there, always with giant crowds of people, but yesterday it was so weird to go there, was like a ghost town, to look at everything really brought back memories and the longing to see a live concert again.
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Always saw the great gigs advertised for this venue, like Steely Dan etc., but never got over there, looks like the front of an Ice Skating Rink.
 

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My wife and I rode our bikes on the Bay Trail from East Palo Alto to Mountain View, 20 mile round trip and kept seeing the Shoreline Amphitheatre tents on the horizon, so ended up being the distance goal. I have been to hundreds of live shows there, always with giant crowds of people, but yesterday it was so weird to go there, was like a ghost town, to look at everything really brought back memories and the longing to see a live concert again.
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Shoreline! Great venue, loved how the backing curtains (?) looked like open parachutes. Bill Graham knew how to make a show extraordinary.

Saw the Grateful Dead there multiple times, and the lights were amazing, and at a summer solstice show, Mac computers were used to make a giant overhead oval shape with alternating closeup views of the musicians on stage and psychedelic oil color patterns. Memorable other shows included Jethro Tull, REM, Robert Plant, Moody Blues, and of course the yearly major event of Neil Young's acoustic Bridge concerts: James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkle, Bowie, Elton John, the Heart sisters, etc.

Remember how you are told to never look at the sun? At one Grateful Dead show I was returning from the bathroom and saw a wall of hundreds of young kids, their backs to the stage, and staring at the beautiful sunset. Hmm . . . I suppose they were, um, heightened in the senses!
 

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I have my ticket from last year carried over for this festival (if it happens, could still get cancelled as there is no Covid Insurance cover for festivals). But if it does happen (the week after Fairport's Cropredy Fest) then Hawkwind & Van Der Graaf Generator on a festival line-up, the 70s aren't dead!
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Went to see The Smyths (a Smiths cover band) last night at the 100 club on Oxford Street. 💐 Man it was good! Great gig and was so nice for things to be back to reality in a sense. All normal, no masks or distancing woohoo! 🍻

The music was brill of course and they sounded like they were the real thing. I would’ve loved to go again tonight but they sold out pretty quickly, and didn’t think to get tickets for both nights. 😂

Great to see live music again.

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Went to see The Smyths (a Smiths cover band) last night at the 100 club on Oxford Street. 💐 Man it was good! Great gig and was so nice for things to be back to reality in a sense. All normal, no masks or distancing woohoo! 🍻

The music was brill of course and they sounded like they were the real thing. I would’ve loved to go again tonight but they sold out pretty quickly, and didn’t think to get tickets for both nights. 😂

Great to see live music again.

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Even though it’s nice to see live concerts and club gigs happening again…..you wouldn’t catch me at any NO SIR REA!! That’s just crazy, VACCINATED or not😊. To each their own
 

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Making up for lost time somewhat (not as great as all the shows I had tickets for that were canceled due to the pandemic), I have tix to Dinosaur Jr, Pixies, Lettuce, Big Thief, and New Power Generation in the next few months...Aldous Harding in the spring. Fingers crossed that we can enjoy gigs with a modicum of peace-of-mind regarding the virus. Especially excited about Big Thief--love their edgy songs...a breath of fresh air...
 

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I have my ticket from last year carried over for this festival (if it happens, could still get cancelled as there is no Covid Insurance cover for festivals). But if it does happen (the week after Fairport's Cropredy Fest) then Hawkwind & Van Der Graaf Generator on a festival line-up, the 70s aren't dead!
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The Beautiful Days Festival is going to take place (unless.... things may go awry!) to enter you have to use the NHS App to show either double vaccination or a negative PCR test. So mostly outdoors or in a Big Top, apart from the 'Bimble Inn' a tented 'pub' with music, so as safe as it possibly can be, just so long as everybody is sensible - tends to be a lot of families so usually well behaved, and tickets sold out last year carried over!
 

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Eased my way back into live music last night. The first show I've seen in 18 months! Headed out to Daryl Hall's club to catch this great Elton John tribute.


They specifically cover the period when Elton played live with only a bassist and drummer (as documented on the album 11-17-70). The pianist and bassist are members of The Asbury Dukes.

I thought they were great. But the real test would be if they get the @fredblue seal of approval? :unsure:

In early September I get to see my next show, King Crimson & The Zappa Band.
 
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