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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 11:10 AM
I've been going to see the ABB since 1994 and have caught 30+- shows. They are my favorite band of all time and it saddens me to see it come to a close but they had one helluva run. I totally understand the history of the Beacon and i think it's awesome they are doing one last run there, but I was really hoping for one last final hoorah somewhere in the south. I heard rumors earlier this year about a final show on Duane's birthday and I think that would be perfect. It would be nice to see em play back where it all began one last time.
 
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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 11:49 AM
It is etched onto the home page of this site that their final show will take place at the Beacon on October 28. That this finale is being held in New York City - a place quite price restrictive for many (most?) fans to reach - and that it is held indoors where tickets and seating are both finite in quantity does make the choice seem a little unfair to a good bit of the fan base.

As a fan who has been on board since the beginning, I must say that the one thing I've learned from this band is to never say never. I think there are fans who took out second mortgages to attend the October shows. Would these fans be short-changed if another show or two was suddenly announced?

By all indications, this will be it. But somewhere in my heart and mind I hear a voce telling me not to be surprised to see either a Christmas Jam show or for a big shindig at Piedmont Park.

Yeah, I know. October 28 is the end.

 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 11:55 AM
I just don't think you can add more shows once you say "It's the end on the 28th". Although they wouldn't be the first band to have multiple "farewell shows" if they added more dates.

But remember Warren and Derek said that 2014 was the end. By the end of October that leaves 2 months before the end of the year. I don't see another date being added in November or December.

 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 12:23 PM
Derek already scheduled and sold a show for the xmas jam date so get that off your fantasy list.
 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 01:06 PM
I suppose I didn't make myself very clear, sorry about that. What I meant to say was that I WISH their final show was gonna be in the south, not that I expect it to be. Ok and if I'm gonna wish, i'll wish big... I wish Dickey would come back for the final gig, too. Four original members would be awesome for the last set. I'm not trying to stir up any more rumors. I just felt like getting all this off my chest. Would be good to see this southern band play their "last" gig in the south. = )

[Edited on 9/16/2014 by rhargett]

 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 01:19 PM
Besides, I saw em twice at Wanee this year, and will be @ the Gretna festival in Louisiana to see Gregg next month. And to be quite honest, seeing the Gregg Allman band in most cases is a mini ABB show anyway so we still have that to look forward to.

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 01:22 PM
Is the Xmas Jam back to one night tbomike?

 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 01:43 PM
The Xmas jam should be one night---well, except for the pre VIP jam at the orange peel...

The only two night Xmas jams that I know of were the 20 and 25th anniversary shows....

 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 01:51 PM
One thing that is safe to say is that there will never be a final thread on here about the final show. About once a week a new one comes to life.
 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 03:51 PM
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The Xmas jam should be one night---well, except for the pre VIP jam at the orange peel...

The only two night Xmas jams that I know of were the 20 and 25th anniversary shows....



I wish it would move to a two night (3 wight the Orange Peel) format. It would make it a lot easier to travel to Asheville in the Winter.

 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 04:35 PM
I'm only 2 hours away so it's pretty easy for me to get to Asheville..

I think with 2 nights that's too much of a marathon for some people and they can't handle it...

Also--I've noticed with the two night format---there's more arrests that go on...

Guess the cops have figured out that people need their drugs to last the marathon...


 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 05:27 PM
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Guess the cops have figured out that people need their drugs to last the marathon...




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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 06:21 PM
I may try to go to Christmas jam this year. I'm only two hours away too. I saw GA band last New Years here in Charlotte at the Fillmore so hopefully he will play here again this year.
 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 10:17 PM
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The Xmas jam should be one night---well, except for the pre VIP jam at the orange peel...

The only two night Xmas jams that I know of were the 20 and 25th anniversary shows....



I wish it would move to a two night (3 wight the Orange Peel) format. It would make it a lot easier to travel to Asheville in the Winter.




The only thing I'd say having done last years three nights is it was exhausting. The Orange Peel show tuned out to be the early night, ending around Midnight. The Friday night show went until 4 AM and the Saturday one around 2:30 or so. I personally could have done without a few of the acts and more Mule although I know Warren was under the weather. At least smartly I didn't travel home the next day after the Saturday show.

 

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  posted on 9/16/2014 at 10:47 PM
The last 3 years or so the Xmas jam has ended much earlier than years past....

There were some years that I left the civic center at like 4 or 5 in the morning and mule had just barely begun...

The last year that the brothers played there (think 2008) they ended at 4:20 in the morning...

It was well after 6 before I got outta there...

But, it seems lately that they are tryin to end it before 3 am...

So what I say to people who go to it---it's a marathon and not a sprint...

Plan on doing your drugs (alcohol included) accordingly to last the night...

 

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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 06:39 AM
I wish they would serve espresso.

 

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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 11:17 AM
I've heard a few people say to effect "you don't want to miss the FINAL show". I have tickets to the Saturday show and to Jaimoe's midnight show. Obviously we'd all love to make it to the FINAL final show, but even though I live in NYC, I don't have the money for a StubHub ticket (they start at $400). Any one have any idea if the FINAL Tuesday show will be that much more of a show than the others from the run? Should I be thankful I have Saturday tickets (which I am) or am I going to miss the most amazing show ever if I don't break down and cough up the dough for the last show?


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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 11:29 AM
Isn't the final show Wednesday?

I'm very happy I have a ticket for Tuesday - the penultimate show.

 

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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 11:38 AM
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I've heard a few people say to effect "you don't want to miss the FINAL show". I have tickets to the Saturday show and to Jaimoe's midnight show. Obviously we'd all love to make it to the FINAL final show, but even though I live in NYC, I don't have the money for a StubHub ticket (they start at $400). Any one have any idea if the FINAL Tuesday show will be that much more of a show than the others from the run? Should I be thankful I have Saturday tickets or am I going to miss the most amazing show ever if I don't break down and cough up the dough for the last show?


The further into the run you go the greater the probability that someone won't be in the mix on stage. Also on many occassions the best shows are the least anticipated. I chose the second to last show when buying during the presale since I believed I would have a better chance of getting tickets. I will never know if I was right but I bought tickets on Monday night during presale. Also they may forgo with guests the last night but damn would I like to see Bill Evans come out on Monday night. He makes them a better band IMHO. And while lots of folks like to say they were at the last show I am good saying it was the second to last show. My suspicion is that we will be hearing from the band again - not in 2015 but I expect to be back at the Beacon in 2016 although Gregg's role will be somewhat diluted by that time. For what its worth.

 

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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 11:54 AM
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Isn't the final show Wednesday?

I'm very happy I have a ticket for Tuesday - the penultimate show.


Can't tell if you're joking, but Monday and Tuesday were the added shows. Unless you know of them adding another date your are going to the ultimate show.

 

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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 12:00 PM
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I've heard a few people say to effect "you don't want to miss the FINAL show". I have tickets to the Saturday show and to Jaimoe's midnight show. Obviously we'd all love to make it to the FINAL final show, but even though I live in NYC, I don't have the money for a StubHub ticket (they start at $400). Any one have any idea if the FINAL Tuesday show will be that much more of a show than the others from the run? Should I be thankful I have Saturday tickets or am I going to miss the most amazing show ever if I don't break down and cough up the dough for the last show?


The further into the run you go the greater the probability that someone won't be in the mix on stage. Also on many occassions the best shows are the least anticipated. I chose the second to last show when buying during the presale since I believed I would have a better chance of getting tickets. I will never know if I was right but I bought tickets on Monday night during presale. Also they may forgo with guests the last night but damn would I like to see Bill Evans come out on Monday night. He makes them a better band IMHO. And while lots of folks like to say they were at the last show I am good saying it was the second to last show. My suspicion is that we will be hearing from the band again - not in 2015 but I expect to be back at the Beacon in 2016 although Gregg's role will be somewhat diluted by that time. For what its worth.


I was thinking the same thing regarding the band's future. "No More Touring" technically means no buses and multiple dates in several cities, and technically the band never toured this year, so I wouldn't be surprised if the Allman Brothers reunite in some fashion in the future. Wanee 2015 will be a good litmus test since I imagine TTB, Mule, and Jaimoe will be there - can't imagine GA&F in the mix.

I went to the first Gregg-less show at the Beacon last Spring, and while it was initially disappointing, it ended up being a monster of a show. But I might not be so satisfied had I paid $400 on Stubhub for it. Unless a ticket for Tuesday falls into my lap, Saturday will be it for me most likely.

 

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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 12:07 PM
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Can't tell if you're joking, but Monday and Tuesday were the added shows. Unless you know of them adding another date your are going to the ultimate show.


Sorry. My mistake. I'm going Monday. The penultimate ABB performance.

 

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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 12:30 PM
Under ordinary circumstances, I would expect a "last show" to be special, but this is no ordinary band or ordinary circumstances, so I think all bets are off.

I used to like going to the last of the Beacon shows. In my experience if the run was particularly good, the last show WAS better than average.

Going to this "last show" may be a sentimental one, rather than a musical experience.

 

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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 01:37 PM
i dont expect the final show to be much different than any other show....

i doubt it will be longer in length......

the only thing that i can think will make it different will be since warren is doing the setlists---maybe a slightly "older" kinda setlist (as in, songs from the early days as opposed to the later days)...

i have a feeling that alot of people will leave the theatre in a kinda let down state..........and not just because its the final show.....

 

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  posted on 9/17/2014 at 03:44 PM
I think the intermission will be longer than usual. Probably a little later start up time. Lots of backstage schmoozing.

Sigh.

I hate that this is all winding down.

 

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