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Went to a new festival in San Diego, which included having water taxis taking you between the stages.  Very diverse lineup, and I saw a little bit of Migos, Phantogram, and Thievery Corp.  Not my style of music, but wasn't bad.  MGMT was good, but I was really there for Slightly Stoopid and Pennywise, who put on great shows.  Although waking up the next day bruised and with sore arms reminded me that maybe I don't need to be in the pit anymore.  

haggis posted:

A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago.  Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good.  So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.

Wow. I heard he has been particularly good this tour. Good for you!

 

Also: I’m curious what the age breakdown was. Was it mostly Boomer (and Silent Generation) professors?  Professors and lecturers of various generations?  Grad students?  Was it 90% undergrads?  20 years ago you were far more likely to hear someone playing “Percy’s Song” on the Arts Quad than anything by Britney Spears, but we all grew up on him via our parents. I imagine it is different for the kids today, but I don’t know. 

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winetarelli posted:
haggis posted:

A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago.  Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good.  So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.

Wow. I heard he has been particularly good this tour. Good for you!

 

Also: I’m curious what the age breakdown was. Was it mostly Boomer (and Silent Generation) professors?  Professors and lecturers of various generations?  Grad students?  Was it 90% undergrads?  20 years ago you were far more likely to hear someone playing “Percy’s Song” on the Arts Quad than anything by Britney Spears, but we all grew up on him via our parents. I imagine it is different for the kids today, but I don’t know. 

Good question and one that I was thinking about yesterday as I was posting my comments.  I would say 75% boomers/profs/admin types.  The rest was largely college-age kids (or so they seem to me!).  There seemed to be a dearth of people 30'ish - 50'ish. 

You went to Cornell??

haggis posted:
winetarelli posted:
haggis posted:

A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago.  Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good.  So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.

Wow. I heard he has been particularly good this tour. Good for you!

 

Also: I’m curious what the age breakdown was. Was it mostly Boomer (and Silent Generation) professors?  Professors and lecturers of various generations?  Grad students?  Was it 90% undergrads?  20 years ago you were far more likely to hear someone playing “Percy’s Song” on the Arts Quad than anything by Britney Spears, but we all grew up on him via our parents. I imagine it is different for the kids today, but I don’t know. 

Good question and one that I was thinking about yesterday as I was posting my comments.  I would say 75% boomers/profs/admin types.  The rest was largely college-age kids (or so they seem to me!).  There seemed to be a dearth of people 30'ish - 50'ish. 

You went to Cornell??

Yep.

In fact I stayed in touch with the managers of Northside for years afterwards. If you’ve ever met Dave Pohl there, he’s the one who really taught me my foundation of wine. But my favorite professors are no longer teaching at Cornell. My favorite to learn from, Ted Lowi, unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago. I’m not certain if he was still teaching near the end. My favorite to argue with, Jeremy Rabkin, the last I heard now teaches at George Mason.  

winetarelli posted:
haggis posted:
winetarelli posted:
haggis posted:

A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago.  Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good.  So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.

Wow. I heard he has been particularly good this tour. Good for you!

 

Also: I’m curious what the age breakdown was. Was it mostly Boomer (and Silent Generation) professors?  Professors and lecturers of various generations?  Grad students?  Was it 90% undergrads?  20 years ago you were far more likely to hear someone playing “Percy’s Song” on the Arts Quad than anything by Britney Spears, but we all grew up on him via our parents. I imagine it is different for the kids today, but I don’t know. 

Good question and one that I was thinking about yesterday as I was posting my comments.  I would say 75% boomers/profs/admin types.  The rest was largely college-age kids (or so they seem to me!).  There seemed to be a dearth of people 30'ish - 50'ish. 

You went to Cornell??

Yep.

In fact I stayed in touch with the managers of Northside for years afterwards. If you’ve ever met Dave Pohl there, he’s the one who really taught me my foundation of wine. But my favorite professors are no longer teaching at Cornell. My favorite to learn from, Ted Lowi, unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago. I’m not certain if he was still teaching near the end. My favorite to argue with, Jeremy Rabkin, the last I heard now teaches at George Mason.  

If you ever get back up this way, let me know!

Saw A Bowie Celebration at a local club Saturday. Great band of former Bowie touring musicians led by Mike Garson with some guest singers including Corey Glover (Living Colour), Joe Sumner (yes that guy's son he easily had most Bowielike voice), Sass Jordan (didnt love her at first but she grew on me) and Judith Hill (wow what range). They played complete albums of Diamond Dogs and Ziggy Stardust plus other hits. Was pretty amazing to see this in such a small venue.

Best part of coronavirus? I coughed my way up to the front row

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I’m very ready for the return of live music and have tickets to two metal shows later this year. Megadeth/Lamb of God are co-headlining in September at an outdoor amphitheater in September. Jinjer is a Ukrainian band that I recently discovered and they will be at House of Blues Chicago in November. The latter show will be a good test for vaccine efficacy.

Went to my first concert in forever.  A great little country band named Midland (though I'm biased, as the lead singer went to my high school). It was outdoor, plenty of space, great to be out, drinking, and hearing some live music with friends on a beautiful San Diego evening.  I've got a couple more local shows on the horizon (Trampled by Turtles, Slightly Stoopid), and then the big test... Bottlerock in Napa over Labor Day.  Looking forward to GnR and the Foo.  The 40K people...not so much.  But if that's what it takes to get live music back, I'm in (thank you Pfizer).  

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