Monday, August 24, 2009
Tomorrow will be the first time I've seen Ratdog playing together since January!
Flying up to Spokane in the morning!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
HELPFUL concert information PAGE
POZO SALOON IS A 3,OOO CAPACITY OUTDOOR VENUE.
ticket are sold through pozo saloon outlets including aardvark music in paso robles, cheap thrills in San Luis obispo, the arlington theater in santa barbara and the clark center in arroyo grande, or online
Bring a low back beach chair or blanket for Festival seating. No outside food or beverage. No pets. No ins or outs. Bring everything in the venue that you will need during the concert. Most cell phones do not work in Pozo. see one of our Event Staff if you need to make a phone call.
The use of recording devices or video cameras may be restricted depending on the artist.
WE ARE LOCATED IN AN AREA OF HIGH FIRE DANGER. SMOKERS - DO NOT THROW YOUR CIGARETTES OUT YOUR CAR WINDOW. DO NOT PARK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN TALL GRASS. BE CAUTIOUS AND SAFE!
DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE VENUE. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOGS AND LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR. THERE ARE NO INS OR OUTS TO TAKE CARE OF THE POOR FELLAS! BE KIND TO YOUR BEST FRIENDS!
Handicapped parking and Restrooms available. Please call or email ahead with special needs. Our Event Staff includes EMTs AND a First Aid station.
Do not use the internet for directions to our venue. We are easy to find off US Highway 101. From north or south, take the Santa Margarita exit and follow all the signs to Santa Margarita Lake. We are 10 miles past the lake entrance on POZO ROAD.
Mapquest or any internet directions can guide you to hard to navigate back roads.Please email us for specific directions from where you live.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The club was half full when we got there. Everyone looking nice.
Coda is newly opened and contemporary. Not very big but efficient and fresh. The small stage was hidden behind a curtain. The drinks were terrific and the food looked good.
The crowd was happy. Saw many friends. Schmoozed til the music started.
The first set was the mellow acidy jazz. The 2nd set was more hip hop jazz with the fellows- CB & Gabriel stepping in and rapping it up. Jay played an enormous drum solo somewhere in there and everyone cheered. Jeff & Kenny were right there too. A fine evening- over too soon!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Also, it's been a long time since I've seen any Bobby or Ratdoggers play. That will be changing very soon! YAY!
Tomorrow night, I hope to get out to the Mission to catch Alphabet Soup with Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane and Hurrah! Kenny Brooks (in town at last!) .
I'm happy to say I'll be hitting the Spokane Ratdog show on the 25th. Very excited as it has been ages (Jamaica!) since I've been to a Ratdog show and longer than ages since I've gone off to a new place on my own for a show. It turned out that the Los Angeles Greek RD show falls on my dad's birthday . Earlier this Summer, my dad was hospitalized - ICU for a week. He's been doing better but this is a birthday I really want to share with him. Scott & I will slip down to Pozo's for that show as soon as birthday festivities finish.
But you know, I can't just see one show. I love travelling- booking flights, researching hotels, I had a little change left over from my last Dogdaze payment and decided to head to the great North West. I'd been to Portland and to Seattle but not to Spokane. Someone on some message board was wondering how come Spokane wasnt getting attention from fans since the venue is said to be so nice. Well, that just turned my head and I decided Spokane is the place I want to see my guys play. It will be my 97th Ratdog show. I can't think of a better reason to go to Spokane!
As I said, we will also be heading to Pozo's! I'm a little scared since it was insanely hot there a few years ago...but it's the closest o the Bay Area (lol, it's half way to LA!) and the following day is a holiday. Whatever- I am looking forward to being with Scott. We travel well together- except for when he drives too fast and I freak out. I'll just wear blinders!
Also coming up- The new Furthur group!! Three nights in Oakland! With a little luck we will get tickets for a few of those shows. Unable to make all of them as my kid is moving away to college on that Sunday.