"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Hey, (Ms.) Potter, please don't go..."...to 3rd & Lindsley

Well, it's official - we love Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and we absolutely hate 3rd & Lindsley as a music venue. This was our third visit to the place and the experience just doesn't get any better. You have to get there two hours before the show just to get a seat since the place is so small and it only has tables right up to the stage, no "offical" standing area. The tables near the stage are almost always reserved and unavailable. The acoustics are good but the sight lines any farther back than those first few tables are bad and the layout of the place is just awful and not worth the trouble anymore no matter who is playing there. And it's too bad because the place books a lot of great acts, but unfortunately we probably won't ever be back. We figure if the performer we want to see is playing there then they are also probably playing in a nearby city that we can drive to and have a better experience. On a more positive note GP&N were terrific as usual (this is the fourth time we have seen them) in the their performance for local radio station, Lightning 100's, Sunday Night Live simulcast. Our new friends, John and Monique, met us there for dinner and drinks beforehand, and we all had a good time despite our blocked vantage point of the stage (i.e. people standing where they are not "officially" supposed to be) during some of the performance. On an even more postivie note we just learned that Grace & Co. will be playing one of our favorite festivals, Bele Chere, in Asheville, NC, this year. Hoo-ray!!! We were going anyway no matter who played, but this news makes it all the better. See you in late July, Miss Potter!

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