We need more threads about your favorite band, concert, film, best golf course, etc to distract us!
Agreed- - i play golf every saturday AM until the course closes in December, so i want every kickoff to be 7pm or later! Though to be honest, 3:30 works fine and i can always dvr the noon games
The Bon Scott era was the only version of AC/DC i saw (5x between '78 and '79). This is how i remember them!
As an aside, the OP certainly has an interesting upvote to downvote ratio!
Thanks. Forgot to mention that one =-- I've played both courses there. Also, wildfire at the JW Marriott. I like Grayhawk but of all of the courses i've played out there, it seems like i always run into a really slow round there.
Love Troon North. I'm going to try to play Boulders next time I'm out there.
I really liked We Po Ka. So many nice courses out there. I also played Talking Stick and TPC Scottsdale last time i was there.
In my experience, all you have to do is look the part, but act it. You don't have to be a pro, or scratch golfer, just don't play slow, respect the course, and know and follow the rules. After that, you should have fun and probably get invited back.
Totally agree. Also, its important to play the appropriate tees -- don't play beyond your handicap (e.g., if you are a 25, you have no business playing from the tips).
Baltusrol - both the upper and lower courses. On the 18th hole, lower course, there is a plaque where Jack Nicklaus hit a 240 yard 1 iron on the green in the '67 US Open to seal the win and beat Arnie. So much history going back over 100 years- 7 US Opens; 2 PGAs (its there again in 2016), 4 US Amateurs. All the greats played there, going back to Jones and Hagan.
Yale Golf Club
Maybe not legendary, but i played a few PGA Tour stops, which were a lot of fun:
PGA National Championship Course (Bear Trap)
A couple of my favorite courses, which i wouldnt call legendary, but they are awesome:
Streamsong (Red and Blue) - fantastic place. Two top 100 courses - only open a couple of years. They are building a third.
We Po Ka -- near Phoenix. Saguaro course is great.
This looks pretty good -I think you are dead on with the QB analysis
A couple of others that I might sneak in: Jim Lachey, John Frank, Jim Otis.
But I can't really find fault with any of your picks.
Definitely a great show and a really nice set (Breath, Chloe/Crown, Pilate). The second Brooklyn show was during the OSU/Iowa game, which was closer than it should have been -- i caught the end of it on my phone while i was in line
Got to see Pearl Jam at Key Arena in Seattle. Best. Show. Ever.
Which tour?! all of their shows in Seattle are awesome -- i always download Seattle shows (the last show of the 2000 tour is sick).
Best Pearl Jam show I've seen is probably the third night at the closing of the Philly Spectrum in 2009. And all of the MSG shows have been incredible.
I hear ya. I'm out on these reunion tours. To me, they just don't sound the same....almost a bit slow. And for what you pay for them...
I've seen the Stones on nearly every tour since '78 and at this point, its just about nostalgia. They havent put out any decent new music in 15 years (and the standard of excellence they achieved in the 70s started to fall off in the 80s). Only reason I've seen any recent tours was because tickets fell in my lap - i did enjoy the last show i saw in Newark (last one I saw featured a bunch of guests - Springsteen, Black Keys, Ga Ga, John Mayer, plus Mick Taylor played on Midnight Rambler) .
Except for Pearl Jam. They still bring it.
Now you are talking! They remain one of the very best live bands you will ever see. Different show every night -- i always try to catch multiple shows. I caught both of their Brooklyn shows in 2013 - got to hear Oceans and Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns.
ok, so ill just say that Corny Greene was a baaaad mother f**Ker!
Corny Greene was the man!
South Park handled this pretty well.
I think that can be said for every topic they have covered!
AZ - thanks for the info. Can you tell us when Demario McCall commits?
Is a Sugar Bowl ring really necessary?
I dont play bass, but these look cool -- I'm sure they are affordable and accessible!
yep - I'm itching to get out this weekend on the golf course and have been checking the weather daily. And, I have been re-watching Game of Thrones in anticipation of the new season. These are two of my favorite things!
Reminds me of the OSU-NW football game a couple of years ago! (last second defensive TD causes $100 million swing)
Great - just when i thought there weren't enough Michigan or Harbaugh threads!
This is a great off-season thread! Its a pretty broad spectrum of shows, covering 30-40 years! I've been wearing out the upvotes!
It also reminded me of a few I missed (like many on here who have been going to shows since the 70s, ive been to hundreds of them) -
Deep Purple - Richfield 1985, 87 - The Made in Japan lineup gets back together for an amazing couple of years and two great tours
GNR - Rupp Arena 1991 -- early part of the Use your Illusion tour (the albums hadnt been released yet). Axel didnt think a couple in the front row was showing enough enthusiasm, so he asked how much they paid for the tickets, paid them and threw them out. He then gave those tickets to a couple of people the roadies brought down from the nose bleeds!
AC/DC & Cheap Trick 1978 - Vets. This was a wild show. First, Cheap Trick was touring off of Heaven Tonight and hadnt broken out yet-- they were incredible and i got hooked that night. AC/DC was touring off of Powerage and was hitting their stride. At one point, the crowd had massed to the front and Bon Scott told everyone that there was plenty of room in the orchestra pit. So a bunch of people poured into the pit and hung on the stage. During Rock n Roll Damnation, security came on stage, sprayed mace on the people in the pit, and threw them out. Bon Scott got inches from one of the guard's face-- screaming the lyrics at him. Angus poked the other guard with his guitar and the guards left the stage. I had front row tickets so i had a good view of it. Later, before the encore, Vets turned on the house lights. Bon came out and yelled "turn off the f++kin lights!" and the band came out and played some more. This was broadcast live on qfm96
AC/DC & UFO - 1979 - Fairgrounds coliseum
Rush - '78 Vets (Farewell to Kings); '79 St Johns Arena (Hemispheres); '80 St Johns Arena (Permanent Waves). Rush was huge in Columbus early in their career (probably a spill over from their early breakout in Cleveland).
Black Sabbath w/Dio 1980
The Kinks w/John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar at that time) 1980 - Vets
Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan w/Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 1986 - Akron Rubber Bowl. Might not have been the best Dead show, but it was still pretty cool to see them all together. Tom Petty backed Dylan, and they traded off much like his earlier tours with the Band. Dylan jammed with the Dead for about 30 min to start the Dead's set.
A bunch of Pearl Jam shows (surprised they dont get more mention in this thread-- they are truly one of the best live bands I've seen. They mix up the sets every night and really put it out there). All of the MSG shows ive seen were great, the Philly shows in 2009 where they tried to play everything they knew over 4 nights to close down the Spectrum; and a special charity show i saw at the Beacon Theater in NY - 100 year old former vaudeville theater. Got an acoustic set to start the show.
A bunch of Allman Brothers shows at the Beacon (another band that is legendary on the road). The 40th anniversary run was amazing - special guest each night. My favorites were: 3/19/09 & 3/20/09 with Clapton; the 40th anniversary show where they played the first two albums in a succession; 3.23.09 with John Bell and Jimmy Herring from Widespread Panic; 3/12/09 with Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell from Phish; 3/28/09 with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh
Also, the final Allman Brothers show at the Beacon this year was unreal - played 3 sets - ended at 1:30 AM with Trouble no More (1st song they ever played)
As others have said - the Pink Floyd shows at the Shoe were great, but in '87, I also caught them at Cleveland Stadium and at that point in the tour, they were opening with Echoes, which was dropped by the time they got to Columbus the following year. And of course, the Animals show in '77 was better then them all!
Agreed. I like the final four logo on the inside of the brim