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  • Originally posted by Golgiowoeisme View Post
    Special guests will be a fun bonus but after falling into the trap with a couple Don "Wolf Brother" Was productions I'm tempering the expectations..
    Nothing says you are in for an "Authentic Crescent City Musical Experience" more than seeing Oak Park, MI born & raised Don Was' name on the marquee, that's for sure...

    (that said, over the past few years, he has become undisputed champion at separating Jazzfest tourists from their $$$ with overpriced, randomly cobbled together, often woefully musically disjointed and wildly uneven "A Tribute To..." shows at theaters around town)

    Thankfully it looks like Don Was has nothing to do with the Foundations of Funk show, which ought to be a fine & funky time for all...
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    • Originally posted by swag View Post

      I'm thinking about two past night shows.

      Make it Funky was one. That show was overall great. When Keith came out, he added a bit of a wow factor, the biggest "name" of the night, but he added nothing at all musically.

      The other was the late night Shorty show at Tips, I think it was '08(?), rumor was Stevie Wonder would be a special guest. It was a mob scene inside and out, crazy crowded even by Tips Jazzfest standards. And a majority were there to see Stevie. Rumor didn't pan out, he never showed. It made for a weird electricity in the crowd. Shorty was supposed to be recording a live album that night, but it was never released. I wonder if the dynamic of the crowd affected that.

      So I don't want to repeat that experience, trying to enjoy the listed bands in a crowd of folks there hoping for someone else. And if Keith does show, and strums along on some Meters songs, I don't know if that's special anyway. If Mick shows up too (or if Stevie does), I may regret it, but I'm passing on this one.
      Often "special guests" don't really contribute much to performances. A few years back I was really excited to see Billy Gibbons and Jimmie Vaughn were going to be with TTB during their Jazz Fest performance. I love Billy and Jimmy, but both slowed down the considerable momentum of the show when they came out.

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      • pics of Fillmore > https://photos.shutterfly.com/story_...25696669100447

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        • Originally posted by Jim View Post

          I was at that show-6th row, center. Keith was lame.
          I must have been right next to you Jim. Helen Mirren was sitting right in front of me, did you see her? Anyway, I thought Keith was lame as well, but it was also clear to me that he was really angry about the whole thing. From what i heard, whoever set this up told him it was some kind of tribute to Fats Domino and 50s RnB of Nola, which he was psyched about, and why he agreed to do it at all, then he showed up and they told him "you're going to do 'things i used to do', get it, cause you used to do a lot of drugs, isn't that cool?" and he deliberately did a version of it that was unsuitable for the eventual film.
          Speaking of the eventual film, it's just a rule now, run don't walk from anything like that. i saw the chuck berry film Hail hail RnR, great movie, looks like a blast of a show, a guy i know was there said it was terrible, 2 songs, 30 minute break, 2 more songs, etc. Make it Funky was a lot like that too.

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          • I wish Helen Mirren still had s place here , she’s cool

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            • Originally posted by Jr504 View Post
              I think this lineup is great even if no one shows up!
              its the funkiest version of a Nola band you can put together. and his many more chances will we have to see George and Zig together?

              What guests (local or non) could make this music better do y’all think?
              I don't need any guests with the lineup but if I had to choose for a couple songs, it would be Karl Denson on sax and Corey Henry on bone, Joe Ashlar on keys and Maggie Koerner on vocals.

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              • Originally posted by swag View Post
                For those buying tickets to this show, are you excited to see George & Zig paired up with Ivan, Ian, Tony? Or is it mainly the possibility of the special guests that has you buying?
                both...although I already had Rads tickets for that night and don't like to double up at same time, which I did bc of the guests. George Porter hashtagged his instagram post about this show #rollingstones before the presale and now has taken that hashtag down, which really rubs me wrong.

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                • Reminds of the time mentioned above I think, when Trombone Shorty pushed the Stevie Wonder rumor so he could pack out Tips. One of our friends was hanging out with him at the time and he, intentionally I'm sure, shared the possibility of a STevie sit in so we all thought ok, out of his own mouth, we'll check it out. Shameful. Because ultimately the show would've sold well anyway. I always think of this when he sings, same people you meet on your way up, you might meet on your way down!

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                  • Originally posted by HankAndLeeStamper View Post

                    I must have been right next to you Jim. Helen Mirren was sitting right in front of me, did you see her? Anyway, I thought Keith was lame as well, but it was also clear to me that he was really angry about the whole thing. From what i heard, whoever set this up told him it was some kind of tribute to Fats Domino and 50s RnB of Nola, which he was psyched about, and why he agreed to do it at all, then he showed up and they told him "you're going to do 'things i used to do', get it, cause you used to do a lot of drugs, isn't that cool?" and he deliberately did a version of it that was unsuitable for the eventual film.
                    Speaking of the eventual film, it's just a rule now, run don't walk from anything like that. i saw the chuck berry film Hail hail RnR, great movie, looks like a blast of a show, a guy i know was there said it was terrible, 2 songs, 30 minute break, 2 more songs, etc. Make it Funky was a lot like that too.
                    I didn't notice Helen Mirren but Bonnie Raitt was sitting in the row in front of me, a few seats to my left.

                    As for Keith, I noticed he was a bit miffed about something. I remember when he first came out he mumbled something like "what am I doing here, anyway. Oh well, at least it's warmer than Vermont" or something along those lines.

                    Personally, I enjoyed the show although it was a bit uneven at times.
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                    • Originally posted by McGregor View Post
                      I sure hope that, that's some weird camera angles going on....if not that is going to be one crowded place when it is sold out...LOL indeed!!

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                      • Originally posted by innertube View Post

                        I sure hope that, that's some weird camera angles going on....if not that is going to be one crowded place when it is sold out...LOL indeed!!
                        First thing I thought of when I saw those photos was "That configuration wouldn't accommodate more than 1000 people, no possible way could they cram 2000+ in there" but the risers on the sides will of course be removed, and the ones lining the rear will be pushed back to the wall, so it will be bigger than the linked pictures make it look...

                        I hadn't realized that this show was on the same night as the Radiators gig. I am not sure, but I just might have to pass and get my GPJr. Funk Fix elsewhere., preferably in less crowded, less sterile surroundings.

                        As for "Extra Special Guests" I am guessing that there will be some highly disappointed attendees when this show wraps up for the night, despite the (to me rather dubious) claims above that no one here really cares about overpaid, washed-up visiting Superstars potentially gracing the show with their hallowed presence...
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                        • Looks exactly what I thought a concert venue would like inside a casino. Sterile, slightly cheezy. Don't really care one way or another. If the sound is good and the prices aren't ridiculous, I'll go there.

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                          • Originally posted by MormonMatthew View Post

                            First thing I thought of when I saw those photos was "That configuration wouldn't accommodate more than 1000 people, no possible way could they cram 2000+ in there" but the risers on the sides will of course be removed, and the ones lining the rear will be pushed back to the wall, so it will be bigger than the linked pictures make it look...
                            Don't be too sure about them moving the seats. The seating diagram on the LiveNation page shows 9 rows of seats on the back and those risers/tables on the side will likely be there for those who ponied up the $3000-$5000 for the "Fillmore East VIP" package.

                            I'm guessing the floor area will be sardine-like.

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                            • Originally posted by HankAndLeeStamper View Post

                              I must have been right next to you Jim. Helen Mirren was sitting right in front of me, did you see her? Anyway, I thought Keith was lame as well, but it was also clear to me that he was really angry about the whole thing. From what i heard, whoever set this up told him it was some kind of tribute to Fats Domino and 50s RnB of Nola, which he was psyched about, and why he agreed to do it at all, then he showed up and they told him "you're going to do 'things i used to do', get it, cause you used to do a lot of drugs, isn't that cool?" and he deliberately did a version of it that was unsuitable for the eventual film.
                              Speaking of the eventual film, it's just a rule now, run don't walk from anything like that. i saw the chuck berry film Hail hail RnR, great movie, looks like a blast of a show, a guy i know was there said it was terrible, 2 songs, 30 minute break, 2 more songs, etc. Make it Funky was a lot like that too.
                              I was at that show for a tribut to chuck..They weren't filming a concert, they were filming a move that had a concert sequence. Whole thing sucked

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                              • In more pressing matters, does anyone know if it's actually true that Keith Richards used to take a lot of drugs?

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