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sjfgreenman
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15380 3 years ago
MusicMagic, I saw that..Nice. Same show but we traveled to but from different directions. We actually came across huge roadblocks on 40, right on the highway and they told us we had to go to Santa Fe and wait until it opened again. It was hairy, there were vw buses and cars all over the side of the road.

We called and called but 40 was closed well into the next day so we missed the 1st show, ate some tickets. After being practically buried in snow it sure was sweet to be in Tempe, 70 degrees, shirts off dancing to that Here Comes Sunshine. We even saw a Giant "Texas Dragonfly" that day according to Jerry.

recollections? that Amtrack trip was full of those, saw elk, a bald eagle and big horn sheep but the craziest thing was the endless flumes they built to float logs that were on these sheer cliffs. You had to wonder how the heck they got up there let alone the materials to make these flumes.

The bigger Festival Express experience was another Amtrack ride to Seattle for the Might as Well breakout mini-tour. I met a taper named Ethan and a few other heads and we played tunes on guitar and listened to Ethan's gems all the way up. He was psyched for the tape he made of the Bobby Sands tribute jam show from that Spring and I remember listening to that jam out of He's Gone watching some unreal scenery way out in the wilderness. Train rides are cool that way, no roads...the Might as Well breakout was just exactly perfect after all that.
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83msg1sttyme
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15381 3 years ago
Terrapin Sedation wrote:
83msg1sttyme wrote:
we took a flight from NYC to DC for get this 17.76 thats right seveteen bucks i tink it was presidental air


17.76? Constitution Airlines?
it may have been constitution air i just remeber the price was a long time ago then we rode the dc subway it had carpet coming from NYc where that would be unheard of my mind was blown
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
deadforlife
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15382 3 years ago
You used to be able to smoke on planes!
just had to wait til after takeoff.

Farthest I drove was to Maine from Pitsburgh. Alpine and Chicago too.
Flew to Call and Fla. Drove most points in between from 81-95.
Most shows I ever did on a tour was maybe 9.

I prolly drove more in a tour than I do in year now.
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Chester
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15384 3 years ago
Yup. Peoples Express was like that. 29.95, to NYC. You paid on board. And yeah, you could smoke in the back.
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83msg1sttyme
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15385 3 years ago
"Ethan's gems all the way up. He was psyched for the tape he made of the Bobby Sands tribute jam show from that Spring and I remember listening to that jam out of He's Gone " I had that tape bobby starts with "this is for bobby sands"
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
sjfgreenman
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15390 3 years ago
Ha, I forgot we used to pay on board for those Peoples flights...made it pretty interesting with the heads..the smoking thing was pushed one flight to the point the pilot got po'd and made an announcement over the system to cool it or else..I think he was getting baked on the fumes it was smoky in there

Here's the Bobby Sands tribute jam out of He's Gone, the Might as Well breakout show and the Compton Terrace breakout show
..haven't listened to them for years, this should be interesting..

www.archive.org/details/gd81-05-06.glass...non.17697.sbeok.shnf

www.archive.org/details/gd1981-08-14.aud...erson.91768.flac1644

www.archive.org/details/gd92-12-06.sbd.wiley.8706.sbeok.shnf
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wlewis
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15442 3 years ago
i could sum up everything now by just saying i have put 40,000 miles on my car in the past year...

live in upstate ny have driven all the way out to oregon to do t he west coast tour including that brutal drive from redmond>santa barbara (we took PCH for obvious but time consuming reasons) have made the drive out to colorado, done the entire east coast

just waiting for furthur europe spring 2012
who else is gonna bring you, a broken arrow?
Equinox
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15447 3 years ago
I guess the furthest I ever traveled was that shed down in Bristow, VA -- can't even remember its name -- for an Other Ones show in '98. That was about a four hour drive. On numerous occasions I've hit DC, Long Island, Penn State -- about three hours each way -- and various spots throughout PA and of course, NYC. Being from Philly you get spoiled. There's really no need to fly anywhere or even take a train.
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World Wide Dialtone
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15452 3 years ago
Furthest I have traveled is 24 hours total time in the air or a total of 30 hours if you include sitting around airports etc... I was coming from Lusaka, Zambia and going to the Reading and Baltimore shows last Nov. When I am actually in the states the wife and I frequently drive from Va. to Philly for shows.
gratefuldad
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15463 3 years ago
Drove from VA to Alpine Valley in 2002. That was my longest trip. Drove to Philly to see Furthur last year. All other shows have been within three hours of my home.
brokenarrow
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15467 3 years ago
Drove from virginia to los angeles to see the grateful dead. It was the best rode trip ever, met some of the coolest people. I tell my kids about it all the time. Then to the amtrak to new york from virginia to see furthur at mcu. That also an amazing adventure. So thank you grateful dead and furthur for some amazing times
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amazish
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Re: How far have you traveled to see the band

#15470 3 years ago
I came from Israel a few times to the west coast and saw P&F and RatDog and others. Met Bobby and Phil and Karan... And flew in to NYC in 2006 to play[!!] with Phil live in the PLU event. It was a real blast of a whole day. And a real dream coming true. Thanks so much Phil
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