SPECIAL EARLY ENTRANCE FOR MEMBERS TO US/CAN GIGS

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Re: SPECIAL EARLY ENTRANCE FOR MEMBERS TO US/CAN GIGS

Postby jarkko » Sat May 16, 2009 11:27 am

I have emailed the management about this request. Red Rocks was supposed to be the last concert in US, and indeed it will be the last in the spring leg.
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Postby MaryB » Sat May 16, 2009 11:49 am

jarkko wrote:I have emailed the management about this request. Red Rocks was supposed to be the last concert in US, and indeed it will be the last in the spring leg.
Ohh Jarkko,

Another tidbit - 'was supposed to be the last concert in US'. I will wait patiently for your pronouncements.

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Postby bridger15 » Sat May 16, 2009 5:48 pm

MaryB wrote:
jarkko wrote:I have emailed the management about this request. Red Rocks was supposed to be the last concert in US, and indeed it will be the last in the spring leg.
Ohh Jarkko,

Another tidbit - 'was supposed to be the last concert in US'. I will wait patiently for your pronouncements.
I also am waiting patiently for a Jarkko announcement about a Fall leg back in the US. In anticipation, I have cleared my Bridge Tournament travel calendar in the Fall to a minimal. I plan to follow the Maestro's final concerts, hopefully in the Southeast (to combine it with a family visit in Jacksonville, FL). And if in Toronto too, I will go there as well.
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Re: SPECIAL EARLY ENTRANCE FOR MEMBERS TO US/CAN GIGS

Postby KaimiK » Sat May 16, 2009 6:06 pm

jarkko wrote:I have emailed the management about this request. Red Rocks was supposed to be the last concert in US, and indeed it will be the last in the spring leg.
As always, our wonderful Jarkko goes above and beyond as our advocate. Many thanks, we truly appreciate your efforts on our behalf. I hope, hope, hope AEG will reconsider the early entry and move it back to 6:00 for Red Rocks. So many are traveling so far for this concert, I know we have high expectations and the early entry/band greets have made wonderful evenings simply extraordinary!

Though I will be so thrilled for all of you if this tour continues on indefinitely - I will have a newborn late this summer and Red Rocks will be my last show for a while I'm afraid! Hmmm, though I'm sure a newborn would quietly snooze through... :lol:
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Postby brightnow » Sat May 16, 2009 7:03 pm

KaimiK wrote: I will have a newborn late this summer and Red Rocks will be my last show for a while I'm afraid! Hmmm, though I'm sure a newborn would quietly snooze through... :lol:
Hold on Kaimi.... were you the lady who came to the box office in Columbia ~20 minutes before the gates opened looking for the ladies' room?
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Re: SPECIAL EARLY ENTRANCE FOR MEMBERS TO US/CAN GIGS

Postby KaimiK » Sat May 16, 2009 7:52 pm

brightnow wrote:
KaimiK wrote: I will have a newborn late this summer and Red Rocks will be my last show for a while I'm afraid! Hmmm, though I'm sure a newborn would quietly snooze through... :lol:
Hold on Kaimi.... were you the lady who came to the box office in Columbia ~20 minutes before the gates opened looking for the ladies' room?
:lol: No, that wasn't me, I've only been to the Seattle concert. BUT, it certainly sounds like it could have been me! :lol:
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Postby Ahda » Sat May 16, 2009 8:03 pm

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Postby stfa » Wed May 20, 2009 7:37 am

Early admission at Hamilton worked - was nice to get to the merchandise quickly - did not see any band members but made the mistake of checking out my seat and I may have missed them - I did see Roscoe at the hotel earlier but didn't bother him!
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Re: SPECIAL EARLY ENTRANCE FOR MEMBERS TO US/CAN GIGS

Postby bkmccalla » Wed May 20, 2009 10:08 am

jarkko wrote:I have emailed the management about this request. Red Rocks was supposed to be the last concert in US, and indeed it will be the last in the spring leg.
did jarkko just inadvertently sort of almost confirm that there is a strong likelihood for more US concerts after the summer tour of europe???????

i don't know how much more my (or leonard's) heart can take. to say nothing of my bank account...

as long as leonard's health and sanity are not suffering, i will rejoice greatly if this news is true and would have to admit that my idea of heaven would be for the tour to go on and on forever and ever. bliss is a hard commodity to come by these days. and when you find it, you grab on with both hands and never want to let go. i am having the time of my life following the beloved master from place to place. (and i do feel like a disciple and i have always endeavored to spread the gospel and when is someone going to found the church of lc, like they did for mr. coltrane?)

which reminds me, i'm looking for traveling companions in europe this summer. anyone interested? i have lots of experience, traveling and otherwise, and am a good traveling companion (a traveling heart with no companion). i've already looked into hotels, train schedules, etc. so let me know if you're interested. i'm probably going to go to as many of the shows in july, august, and september as i can afford, so join me for all or part of the magical mystery tour! i never understood the deadheads until this past year...it is a tribal thing...(if you want to check out my bona fides, you can see who i am on facebook)...

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Re: SPECIAL EARLY ENTRANCE FOR MEMBERS TO US/CAN GIGS

Postby jarkko » Wed May 20, 2009 11:39 am

inadvertently??
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Postby MaryB » Wed May 20, 2009 11:42 am

Be still my heart!!!!!
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Re: SPECIAL EARLY ENTRANCE FOR MEMBERS TO US/CAN GIGS

Postby brightnow » Wed May 20, 2009 2:54 pm

jarkko wrote:inadvertently??
Obviously the promoter will not officially acknowledge future dates as long as there is hope of selling more tickets for concerts that have already been announced, but I think we all know what's going on. :D
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Postby lizzytysh » Wed May 20, 2009 5:57 pm

Obviously the promoter will not officially acknowledge future dates as long as there is hope of selling more tickets for concerts that have already been announced,
Hi Brightnow ~

I don't agree with this being the motive. Leonard's management has had no issue with announcing extensive tour schedules well in advance. The embrace of Leonard by the public has continued, however, as some people have been unable to travel or obtain tickets, and there continuing to be a demand; Leonard's and his group's willingness to go on being assessed and determined as they go and determined to be 'a go;' and then subsequent venues being determined, negotiations made, contracts signed with the dates, times, and concerts secured... these seem to me to be what's at the heart of these references being made without details.


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Re: SPECIAL EARLY ENTRANCE FOR MEMBERS TO US/CAN GIGS

Postby brightnow » Wed May 20, 2009 6:20 pm

lizzytysh wrote:
Obviously the promoter will not officially acknowledge future dates as long as there is hope of selling more tickets for concerts that have already been announced,
Hi Brightnow ~

I don't agree with this being the motive. Leonard's management has had no issue with announcing extensive tour schedules well in advance. The embrace of Leonard by the public has continued, however, as some people have been unable to travel or obtain tickets, and there continuing to be a demand; Leonard's and his group's willingness to go on being assessed and determined as they go and determined to be 'a go;' and then subsequent venues being determined, negotiations made, contracts signed with the dates, times, and concerts secured... these seem to me to be what's at the heart of these references being made without details.


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Lizzy,

I do not disagree :)
One thing for sure: the fact that Leonard and the band are willing to be on the road for so long, away from their homes, families and other projects could only mean that they are (still) really enjoying the tour.
Their return to the US would hopefully mean that I can attend another concert, unbelievable!!
(Also, I seem to recall reading in an interview somewhere that after the tour they might get into a studio and record an album, yet another wonder to anticipate.)

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Early Entry in Boston

Postby fennel » Thu May 21, 2009 2:32 am

sorry, i'm a newbie and couldn't find this ans. anywhere. Does anyone know if the early entry applies to Boston both nights, or is it just the first night May 29th? Also, if i bought the tickets from someone on the forum, (yes i'm a member of the LCForum as well) would the early entry still apply to me? thanks so much!

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