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Boxofrain
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211644 1 year, 8 months ago
I recently spoke with managers at both the Beacon and at Best Buy. Both confirmed that there WILL be a NYC run Spring 2013 for Furthur. The Beacon manager said they really wanted them back but, as of 3 weeks ago, which is when I spoke with him, that was still tbd. At that point, the band was also looking at MSG & RCMH. However, last week, a mgr at Best Buy said his info was that they were headed to the Beacon.

Obviously, there might be more going on behind the scenes that these managers are unaware of, but sounds like they may indeed be headed back to the Beacon!
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dogman
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211651 1 year, 8 months ago
duke ?

banned ??

why ???
patchmyfurthur
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211662 1 year, 8 months ago
So I guess it's another east coast spring tour, central U.S. summer tour, and west coast fall tour for 2013.
Boxofrain
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211761 1 year, 8 months ago
Sounds good to me!!
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deadegad
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211787 1 year, 8 months ago
Boxofrain wrote:
I recently spoke with managers at both the Beacon and at Best Buy. Both confirmed that there WILL be a NYC run Spring 2013 for Furthur. The Beacon manager said they really wanted them back but, as of 3 weeks ago, which is when I spoke with him, that was still tbd. At that point, the band was also looking at MSG & RCMH. However, last week, a mgr at Best Buy said his info was that they were headed to the Beacon.

Obviously, there might be more going on behind the scenes that these managers are unaware of, but sounds like they may indeed be headed back to the Beacon!


That is encouraging news with the rumors of Furthur hanging it up.

The Beacon is too small and tickets were impossible to get so if it is financially feasible I would urge Phil and Bob to investigate the pros and cons of Radio City or even MSG with more shows in say Philly, or elsewhere,rather than just New England. Taht would take some of the scalping pressure off.

I urge everyone here to join with me in urging Furthur to really take this into serious consideration.

Those Spring 2012 Beacon shows were damned near impossible to get into. It was the worst scalping imaginable associated with Furthur.

GSTSTOO also seemed to have vary little of the ticket allotment.

Something has got to give!

I find it amusing that the Beacon wants Futhur back because their ushers and personnel in general are ball-busting SOBs!!!!!!

I do not smoke or drink a lot yet even I noticed a zealousness of their part in harassing Dead heads.

The Beacon entrance is too small and their are not enough toilets. Not by a long shot. It is very, very bad. No joke.

Sure it looks nice inside but that is not enough.

Radio City is much large in aisle space, entrances, toilets. I do not no if the ushers are better or worse though.

Of course MSG would certainly give everyone a much better shot at getting in which is the single most important point. I do not, however, have any idea of what the numbers $ look like to Furthur's management though.
Last Edit: 1 year, 8 months ago by deadegad.
kevin
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211827 1 year, 8 months ago
deadegad wrote:
Boxofrain wrote:
I recently spoke with managers at both the Beacon and at Best Buy. Both confirmed that there WILL be a NYC run Spring 2013 for Furthur. The Beacon manager said they really wanted them back but, as of 3 weeks ago, which is when I spoke with him, that was still tbd. At that point, the band was also looking at MSG & RCMH. However, last week, a mgr at Best Buy said his info was that they were headed to the Beacon.

Obviously, there might be more going on behind the scenes that these managers are unaware of, but sounds like they may indeed be headed back to the Beacon!


That is encouraging news with the rumors of Furthur hanging it up.

The Beacon is too small and tickets were impossible to get so if it is financially feasible I would urge Phil and Bob to investigate the pros and cons of Radio City or even MSG with more shows in say Philly, or elsewhere,rather than just New England. Taht would take some of the scalping pressure off.

I urge everyone here to join with me in urging Furthur to really take this into serious consideration.

Those Spring 2012 Beacon shows were damned near impossible to get into. It was the worst scalping imaginable associated with Furthur.

GSTSTOO also seemed to have vary little of the ticket allotment.

Something has got to give!

I find it amusing that the Beacon wants Futhur back because their ushers and personnel in general are ball-busting SOBs!!!!!!

I do not smoke or drink a lot yet even I noticed a zealousness of their part in harassing Dead heads.

The Beacon entrance is too small and their are not enough toilets. Not by a long shot. It is very, very bad. No joke.

Sure it looks nice inside but that is not enough.

Radio City is much large in aisle space, entrances, toilets. I do not no if the ushers are better or worse though.

Of course MSG would certainly give everyone a much better shot at getting in which is the single most important point. I do not, however, have any idea of what the numbers $ look like to Furthur's management though.


I would prefer RCMH anyday over the Beacon, better yet no NYC shows

BUT I think the guarantee of sell outs and Phil staying at his own place for the run is the ultimate decider

All current Phil shows are in Manhattan or close to an hour's drive away, that and 8 nights at the Beacon last spring kinda says a lot about future tour plans
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211928 1 year, 8 months ago
From a dancers point of view, I would prefer that they play ANYWHERE in the City other than The Beacon; I waited in line for 19 hours to get tickets for every show, paid my $70 like everyone else, and I was kicked out two of the nights for dancing (Because I wouldn't go to my seat, not because I was hitting or inconveniencing others)

also, the staff and security were insulting, down talking, miserably negative; unhappy, and willfully ignorant people.

Please Band, no Beacon
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Tucson John
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211929 1 year, 8 months ago
I want a west coast summer tour mix it up. Let us dance in the sun for a change!
Tucson John
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#211934 1 year, 8 months ago
Bobby said last night in the TRI thingy Furthur will keep touring. I keep telling my wife this is their last tour though, so I can get my show on!
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deadegad
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Re: Furthur Spring 2013 Beacon vs. Radio City??

#212100 1 year, 8 months ago
Little Bear wrote:
From a dancers point of view, I would prefer that they play ANYWHERE in the City other than The Beacon; I waited in line for 19 hours to get tickets for every show, paid my $70 like everyone else, and I was kicked out two of the nights for dancing (Because I wouldn't go to my seat, not because I was hitting or inconveniencing others)

also, the staff and security were insulting, down talking, miserably negative; unhappy, and willfully ignorant people.

Please Band, no Beacon


I hear you. Some who went to the show thought that some of the Beacon Staff took great joy in harassing members of The Dead community.

As I mentioned earlier I do not remember if the Radio City staff is (are?) better or worse. The most important thing, however, is getting in and Radio C holds a couple of thousand more. MSG, ofcourse, would get all of us in.

Hey Furthur management: please consider a large venue than The Beacon so we can get tickets!
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