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  • Originally posted by Kemp View Post

    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.
    Very true. Those two guitar slingers are two of my heroes but are no match for Derek Trucks. No such issues earlier this week at The Saenger!
    Last edited by jjazznj; 3 weeks ago.

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    • Originally posted by MormonMatthew View Post

      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...
      Although they had a slow pace, The Dr John and Neville Brothers tribute shows were both outstanding.

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      • The 2200 figure came from the venue announcement, but it's possible that's the max, with the risers out. Maybe they will sell fewer than that for shows like FofF with the seats in place?

        Visit my Jazzfest advice site: http://jazzfest.swagland.com/

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        • The risers on the side are the VIP areas. They made a pretty hard push selling VIP packages that include all the shows, so I doubt they are going anywhere.

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          • Originally posted by halley8 View Post
            The risers on the side are the VIP areas. They made a pretty hard push selling VIP packages that include all the shows, so I doubt they are going anywhere.
            On their website, there was a blurb about VIP packages being available. I thought it was on a show by show basis, so I shot them an email on Tuesday. They have sent me at least 4 emails since then, detailing their season VIP packages; they're pushing it HARD, but at $3000-$5000pp, they have a lot to gain.

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            • Originally posted by CEfromLA View Post

              On their website, there was a blurb about VIP packages being available. I thought it was on a show by show basis, so I shot them an email on Tuesday. They have sent me at least 4 emails since then, detailing their season VIP packages; they're pushing it HARD, but at $3000-$5000pp, they have a lot to gain.
              this is what I do not like about casino shows...the casino winds up giving these tickets to the high rollers...people who do not give a damn about the music...just there for "their FREE" chit...it also brings in the real CFW's...
              Last edited by innertube; 3 weeks ago.

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              • Originally posted by innertube View Post

                this is what I do not like about casino shows...the casino winds up giving these tickets to the high rollers...people who do not give a damn about the music...just there for "their FREE" chit...it also brings in the real CFW's...
                CFW?

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                • Originally posted by CEfromLA View Post

                  On their website, there was a blurb about VIP packages being available. I thought it was on a show by show basis, so I shot them an email on Tuesday. They have sent me at least 4 emails since then, detailing their season VIP packages; they're pushing it HARD, but at $3000-$5000pp, they have a lot to gain.
                  I was able to get on a waiting list for VIP tix for a particular show...Not sure how that works with the "season tix" but I was told if they were to come available I would be contacted a few weeks before the show.

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                  • Originally posted by innertube View Post

                    this is what I do not like about casino shows...the casino winds up giving these tickets to the high rollers...people who do not give a damn about the music...just there for "their FREE" chit...it also brings in the real CFW's...
                    I'm not sure if Harrah's has a stake in the Fillmore. It's possible they have some arrangement with Live Nation. If not, then they shouldn't have freebies to hand out to their high rollers.

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                    • Originally posted by BettsSS View Post

                      CFW?
                      It is a shortened version of some words I used to describe pests at a stage that I was at.

                      I may have called them, Chatting Fuckwits

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                      • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/video...r-nature-video


                        hell of a special guest

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                        • Originally posted by UncleBuckDabs View Post
                          "Was a member of the Allman Brothers back when Donnie was still alive"

                          Wut?

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                          • Originally posted by CEfromLA View Post

                            On their website, there was a blurb about VIP packages being available. I thought it was on a show by show basis, so I shot them an email on Tuesday. They have sent me at least 4 emails since then, detailing their season VIP packages; they're pushing it HARD, but at $3000-$5000pp, they have a lot to gain.
                            I have never in my entire life of going to see music even considered anything called "VIP". I do well enough on my own without that nonsense.

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                            • Originally posted by jjazznj View Post

                              I have never in my entire life of going to see music even considered anything called "VIP". I do well enough on my own without that nonsense.
                              Same. I think the whole VIP "experience" has created a self important and self absorbed crowd and has ruined what used to be an open, free space to listen to and enjoy live music.

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                              • Have you considered that sometimes the VIP or premium priced ticket might be the best option for folks who arenít handicapped but need a seat in order to enjoy a show? Some venues offer no GA seating or limited seating that youíd need to secure early. I think itís awful when a venue only offers seating in the vip section but some do. And for some people having a reserved seat isnít really a luxury- itís a necessity. Itís not all high rollers and CFWs looking to have status.

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