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  posted on 5/16/2009 at 11:54 PM
The Doobie Brothers stole the show from the ABB. More energy and better sound. At one point Greg asked the fans if the Doobie Brothers wore them out. I saw the ABB seven times at the the Beacon from 2004-2007 and all of the shows were good. This one was not for them. Close to the end of the show the ABB did a football huddle at the middle of the stage to find what songs to get the crowd into the show.

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  posted on 5/17/2009 at 12:34 AM
I thought the Allman Brothers show in Portland was incredible! Les Brers and Rockin' Horse were simply amazing feats of improvisational blues guitar. Who cares if they don't prance and jump about the stage like some other bands! I hope they come back to Oregon every year! Long live the Allman Brothers Band!
 

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  posted on 5/17/2009 at 07:43 PM
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The Doobie Brothers stole the show from the ABB. More energy and better sound. At one point Greg asked the fans if the Doobie Brothers wore them out. I saw the ABB seven times at the the Beacon from 2004-2007 and all of the shows were good. This one was not for them. Close to the end of the show the ABB did a football huddle at the middle of the stage to find what songs to get the crowd into the show.

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Did you sing along with the Doobies on all their hits?

 

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  posted on 5/17/2009 at 08:22 PM
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The Doobie Brothers stole the show from the ABB. More energy and better sound. At one point Greg asked the fans if the Doobie Brothers wore them out. I saw the ABB seven times at the the Beacon from 2004-2007 and all of the shows were good. This one was not for them. Close to the end of the show the ABB did a football huddle at the middle of the stage to find what songs to get the crowd into the show.

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Did you sing along with the Doobies on all their hits?


so what if he did ? is there a problem with that ?

this happens every year with the double billing shows...

The Doobies had some great songs...the current ABB rips...

it's all good...

 

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  posted on 5/17/2009 at 08:56 PM
The ABB did a great job when they did the short tour with Skynyrd of making sure they played a setlist that would have a wide appeal. Should do one of those Skynyrd-killing setlists (as Ron E called them).

 

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  posted on 5/17/2009 at 09:07 PM
All I know is.. I am VERY happy the Doobies are the opening act in NJ

 

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  posted on 5/17/2009 at 10:06 PM
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The Doobie Brothers stole the show from the ABB. More energy and better sound. At one point Greg asked the fans if the Doobie Brothers wore them out. I saw the ABB seven times at the the Beacon from 2004-2007 and all of the shows were good. This one was not for them. Close to the end of the show the ABB did a football huddle at the middle of the stage to find what songs to get the crowd into the show.

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Did you sing along with the Doobies on all their hits?


so what if he did ? is there a problem with that ?

this happens every year with the double billing shows...

The Doobies had some great songs...the current ABB rips...

it's all good...


Yeah, It's all good....

It's just been my experience that the same people who sing when their band is on stage, are the same ones talking all through the set of the next band. In this case the Allman Brothers.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2009 at 10:06 AM
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The Doobie Brothers stole the show from the ABB. More energy and better sound. At one point Greg asked the fans if the Doobie Brothers wore them out. I saw the ABB seven times at the the Beacon from 2004-2007 and all of the shows were good. This one was not for them. Close to the end of the show the ABB did a football huddle at the middle of the stage to find what songs to get the crowd into the show.

[Edited on 5/17/2009 by markmcelroy]

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Did you sing along with the Doobies on all their hits?
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so what if he did ? is there a problem with that ?

this happens every year with the double billing shows...

The Doobies had some great songs...the current ABB rips...

it's all good...
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Yeah, It's all good....

It's just been my experience that the same people who sing when their band is on stage, are the same ones talking all through the set of the next band. In this case the Allman Brothers.


LOL..you should have been with us at the Beacon on the first Clapton night, behind the soundboard..

8 trust fund babies ( they were calling each other that), each trying to outdo the other with thier "inside" knowledge that Clapton was going to join the brothers for 2 songs...

 

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  posted on 5/18/2009 at 11:03 AM
Portland was a so so crowd in 99 when I was there, no radio promotion, half full field, nobody I knew there even knew the show was happening, who weren't Peach heads. It was a great show, BTW.

I think the ABB turn off some casual attendees with the miinimilistic crowd acknowledgement, to ones not in the know, they seem aloof. You say that is how they are? Listen to Duane era recordings. His mic was more for the friendly audience chat he freely gave out, made the people feel welcome and good vibe was shared. When he was gone, the band went silent, except for Dickey, who kept some dialogue going. Now they can go a whole show and say little. Non hard core fans can take that as a band not into it. And it sounds like that is what happened, along with maybe a bad set list, and a non Allman crowd. Ya got to win over them hostile crowds!

 

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  posted on 5/18/2009 at 11:30 AM
I don't even like the Doobies. I wouldn't go to a show with them on as a double bill.
I prefer 'an evening with'. I can see how a 'Doobie' crowd might not be into the ABB.
Gregg always says, "Y'all A Great Bunch". I guess he didn't say it at this show. LOL

The road goes on forever...............don't waste time on non-ABB crowds.
Enough people love the ABB, forget the rest.

Can the "Doobies" fill the Beacon Theater 15 nights in 3 weeks? LOL

 

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  posted on 5/18/2009 at 12:15 PM
The Doobie Brothers are and were a great band. Great songs, all how you look at it or listen to it. Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons are 2 of the best players/writers still around.

You don't have to sell out the Beacon for 15 nights to be great.

Wish they were touring down south with the ABB instead of Panic.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2009 at 12:28 PM
Ruth,

No need the "diss the Doobies as they're also a very good band. I think the reason the Doobies might have got a better responds is that THEY ARE a West Coast band and probably have a much larger fan base out West simply because they play the area quite a bit (sort of the "home town band" effect). Truth is, the Allman Brothers have a great responds up and down the East Coast because they DO play the area quite a bit, and people on the East Coast are much more aware of the Allman Brothers and their music.

Also for a more "casual fan" the Doobie"s music is easier to get into because it much more "song oriented" than the Allman's "improvational" approach. Lot of people who don't understand the "improvational" approach to music have a hard time getting into bands and musicians that play in that realm. I happen to enjoy both approaches to music, whether a band stretches out or delivers a great three chord "rock and roll" song.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2009 at 12:37 PM
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Portland was a so so crowd in 99 when I was there, no radio promotion, half full field, nobody I knew there even knew the show was happening, who weren't Peach heads. It was a great show, BTW.

I think the ABB turn off some casual attendees with the miinimilistic crowd acknowledgement, to ones not in the know, they seem aloof. You say that is how they are? Listen to Duane era recordings. His mic was more for the friendly audience chat he freely gave out, made the people feel welcome and good vibe was shared. When he was gone, the band went silent, except for Dickey, who kept some dialogue going. Now they can go a whole show and say little. Non hard core fans can take that as a band not into it. And it sounds like that is what happened, along with maybe a bad set list, and a non Allman crowd. Ya got to win over them hostile crowds!


I have to agree with you. The wife and I went to the Oakland Show
last Wed. An Evening With. Total ABB crowd. Everybody loved the show.
(And It Was Fantastic). My wife is not as big a fan as I am(Understatement).
She made a comment on the way home about how the Band does not
talk to the crowd. Gregg said "Thank You Very Much" one time and
"Thank You and God Bless" after the encore. Warren mumbled something
right before the intermission. That was it.
I said "Thats just there way, Music first". She didn't get it.
She's a big C & W fan. She's used to the Artist - Crowd banter.
So I can see how some people might be put off by a band that
does not acknowlege the crowd.
I'm just not one of them.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2009 at 12:39 PM
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Ruth,

No need the "diss the Doobies as they're also a very good band. I think the reason the Doobies might have got a better responds is that THEY ARE a West Coast band and probably have a much larger fan base out West simply because they play the area quite a bit (sort of the "home town band" effect). Truth is, the Allman Brothers have a great responds up and down the East Coast because they DO play the area quite a bit, and people on the East Coast are much more aware of the Allman Brothers and their music.

Also for a more "casual fan" the Doobie"s music is easier to get into because it much more "song oriented" than the Allman's "improvational" approach. Lot of people who don't understand the "improvational" approach to music have a hard time getting into bands and musicians that play in that realm. I happen to enjoy both approaches to music, whether a band stretches out or delivers a great three chord "rock and roll" song.


Well Said!

 

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  posted on 5/18/2009 at 12:49 PM
Doobs are a great band live. Great players. Great harmonies. John McVie and Patrick Simmons are ecellent musicianados. Lots of top 40 hits. Name recognition.

The Bros...totally different style of music. Abouth the only thing in common with these 2 bands are the word Brothers...maybe Harley Davidson's also.

I was kinda bewildered when I first saw the pair up.

If I never hear China Grove or Long Train Runnin' again I'll be a much more content.

If I never hear Mountain Jam again...I'll probably be pushing daisies.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2009 at 08:47 PM
No need the "diss the Doobies as they're also a very good band

Just my opinion. Everybody has one, The fire chief in the city I worked,
told me he had 100 firefighters and 200 opinions on every issue. I guess
I sounded a little rogue on the Doobies but I was annoyed with markmcelroy
who dissed the ABB. But my opinion doesn't change.
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