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Old 06-16-2013, 02:46 AM   #46
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It was cancelled by storms AND the band lost a lot of money at a casino, or at least that's what Rhiannon told us.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #47
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It was cancelled by storms AND the band lost a lot of money at a casino, or at least that's what Rhiannon told us.
Yeah, some unfortunate circumstances for sure. The had to cancel a show the week before due to plane problems.

Is she really going by Rhiannon, now?
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #48
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I'm just enjoying calling her Rhiannon, as I had no idea what her name was until last night, and seeing that about killed me.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #49
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I'm just enjoying calling her Rhiannon, as I had no idea what her name was until last night, and seeing that about killed me.
Ha, it took me a while to figure it out too. I'm still not sure how the hell to pronounce Rhydian's last name.
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I'm calling him rid-e-on
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #51
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I'm calling him rid-e-on
Nah, I got that far . . . it's his last name: Dafydd. Not sure what that's supposed to sound like.
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Hahah, I somehow didn't even notice his last name. My eyes must ignore any word with a vowel issue that bad
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Like David, only with a th at the end?
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Like David, only with a th at the end?
I'm a bit confused though, since I've seen it written and heard it pronounced "Davies" on occasion. There have been other interviews where he's introduced himself and it's like "What did he just say?"

Oh hell, I'll just ask him on Tuesday.
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Looking forward to seeing this amazingly loud trio this friday at firefly festival.

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Looking forward to seeing this amazingly loud trio this friday at firefly festival.

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I finally get to see them tomorrow night with TATE, and on Thursday.
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Last week, I had a small New England trip in which I was able to go to the Portland, Maine and Boston shows.

I was especially excited about the Portland show, since they recorded Wolf's Law in Maine and the venue (Port City Music Hall) had a bout a 500 person capacity. Very intimate. I have to say that this was easily the worst crowd I've ever been in for TJF and perhaps any concert.

My wife and I were the first people in line by a good 3 1/2 hours. That whole scene in Portland is just bizarre. Looks like a nice little community, but I swear every other person on the street is either on some sort of drug binge or insane. I can't speak too highly of the fans, since there were shockingly few of them. Maybe 40 minutes before the show, a few fans (sort of) joined us in line. Turned out they were winners of a radio contest for a pre-show meet & greet. I'm guessing they weren't especially big fans, since Matt Thomas walked by the group quite noticeably twice, and there was zero reaction. We actually ended up getting into the meet and greet because there was a no show.

After the meet and greet, we go back outside (there is about 5 minutes until the doors open), and there were maybe four fans waiting in line. The doors open, and all four fans head straight to the bar.

The two opening bands (Box Tiger and You Won't) were actually quite good. About 10-15 minutes before TJF takes the stage, the guy next to us taps me on the shoulder and points behind us. It looked like there were about 30 people there. Fortunately (and I use that word loosely) it did fill up a bit more, but largely with utter douchebaggery. Most of the crowd seemed to be indifferent non-fans more interested in giving the bands shit and starting fights than seeing one of the truly great live bands out there. I was noticeably distracted (and right on the rail in front of Ritzy) for much of the show after some knob started shoving a few of us around in the front row, jut because it was something to do.

Meanwhile the band is putting on its usual fantastic, full throttle show. But I think they sensed that trying to connect with this crowd was a dead end. The set was limited to 10 songs with no encore. I got Ritzy's setlist after no one else even bothered asking for it. Definitely the strangest TJF show I've been to.
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Wow. That does sound like a very strange show. I hope your experience in Boston was much better.

I thought the crowd in Providence was a little tame, but they were mostly there for The Airborne Toxic Event, so I suppose that makes sense.

I thought the Boston show was a lot of fun. I was able to join the early entry line because I ate at the restaurant. I was a little surprised that when I arrived at the venue at about 5:00 pm there weren't a lot of people in the regular line, and when I joined the early entry line 30 minutes before doors opened, there were only four people ahead of me.

I had a nice spot on the rail between Ritzy and Matt, but it also happened to be smack dab in front of a speaker. Thankfully I had my earplugs which were a God send during the opening bands.

I got to strum a few strings on Ritzy's guitar when she came down the front near the end, which was cool. I also got a high five from Matt. With the exception of two people who managed to push their way onto the rail, it was a pretty good crowd down front near me.
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Did you happen to see the girl who took the massive spill on the way in?
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No I didn't. I was probably the fifth person inside and I didn't look back until I at my spot. I could hear security warning people about the step down and not to run.
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