Umphrey’s McGee Shines On Pink Floyd Cover At Hulaween Pre-Party [Video]

first_imgThe pre-party kicked off for Suwannee Hulaween on Thursday, and the evening’s lineup itself was well worth the price of admission. With a dream-like schedule that took attendees from Spafford to Lettuce, Umphrey’s McGee to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, back into Umphrey’s and bookended with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, campers were treated to a night full of jams on the Patch and Amphitheatre stages.As the sun was set, Umphrey’s McGee kicked things off on the Patch stage with a tropically-inspired “There’s No Crying In Mexico.” The band continued with their signature jamming through a seven-song first set, closing with “Push The Pig” and “Dump City” (which was dedicated to Spafford) sandwiched by a huge “All In Time.” Within literal minutes, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead plugged into the Amphitheatre stage and brought with them a five-song, Grateful Dead-inspired set for the ages. With Dave Dreiwitz gone for the evening, bassist on Jon Shaw took his place. The bands swapped once again on Thursday night, complimenting their unique takes on old school favorites.Perhaps one of the biggest highlights of the night was Umphrey’s McGee’s unexpected version of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” by Pink Floyd. The dark and ominous introduction left fans wondering what would come next, until a light shined over guitarist Jake Cinninger who slowly revealed what was about to happen. The band dug deep into this cover, as you can see in the 20+ minute video below:The festival technically begins today with headlining sets from the String Cheese Incident (x2) and Bassnectar. Check out the full lineup here.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak, FL | 10/26/17I: There’s No Crying In Mexico > 40’s Theme > Wappy Sprayberry > All In Time > Push The Pig, Dump City > All In TimeII: Le Blitz > Remind Me > The Triplewide > The Floor, Day Nurse > Shine On You Crazy Diamond > Day Nurse, Booth LoveSetlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak, FL | 10/26/17I: Alligator -> Ruben & Cerise -> Throwing Stones > Ramble On Rose @, Feel Like A StrangerII: Jam # -> Bird Song -> Truckin $ -> Space -> Truckin -> Bird Song Reprise -> Truckin Reprise % -> Mississippi Half Step -> Playing In The Band ^ -> The Other One & > Shakedown [email protected] – With a Dark Star Tease (TH) & an Unknown Tease (MB)# – With Dark Star Teases (Band)$ – With a Bird Song Tease (MB)% – With a Bird Song Tease (Band)^ – With a Feel Like A Stranger Tease (Band) & a lengthy Afrobeat Jam& – Verse One onlyNot Fade Away (to close Set One) & Samson & Delilah (as the Encore) were on the setlist as written, but not played.[photo by Phierce Photo]last_img read more

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U.K. Company in 300-Turbine U.S. Wind Project for Northern Indiana

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:A British-based energy company is working on plans for a wind farm with perhaps more than 300 turbines in parts of three northern Indiana counties.Officials with Renewable Energy Systems are looking at locations in Cass, Fulton and Miami counties for the project.Company development director Brad Lila tells the (Logansport) Pharos-Tribune that plans are in their early stages and possible placement of the turbines hasn’t yet been decided. Factors include property owner participation, topography and transmission grid capacity.Aaron Ault of a Fulton County property rights group opposing the project says allowing the wind farm would be a permanent mistake that would hurt property values and cause noise problems.Cass County Commissioner Ralph Anderson says the project would help with energy production and boost the county’s property tax base.British Company Planning Northern Indiana Wind Farm U.K. Company in 300-Turbine U.S. Wind Project for Northern Indianalast_img read more

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Dodgers tickets going fast despite price increases

first_imgIf you build it they will come, as the old saying goes. If you pour $100 million into an old building the fans better come, otherwise you’ll find yourself in a ravine full of debt.If you’re the Dodgers, they’re coming — and coming back in record numbers.Dodger Stadium led Major League Baseball in attendance last season with an average of 46,216 per game. Season-ticket sales were capped just short of 32,000. The renovation project — not to mention the expensive product on the field — seemed to be paying off.David Siegel, the Dodgers’ vice president of ticket sales, couldn’t believe his eyes when 98 percent of 2013 season-ticket holders renewed their plans. Siegel believes the investments in infrastructure are having a direct result on demand.“I think it goes to show that the investments our owners have made on and off the field, whether it’s the stadium renovations, to what I think is the best promo calendar in sports, to the product on the field, is getting a lot of traction,” he said.A large renovation project doesn’t pay for itself. The cost of individual tickets on Opening Day and for “four-star games” rose in the vast majority of sections. The most expensive seat in the house, in the front row behind home plate, rose from $160 to $210 for Opening Day and starts at $110 for “one-star games.”The cheapest ticket one can buy — a top-row seat in a “one-star game” — rose from $8 to $10. A handful of seats are cheaper across the board and a few stayed the same; seats in the all-you-can-eat section will remain $30, for example.The four-, three-, two-, and one-star classification system also remains in place. Siegel said fans appreciated the transparency of the system, which replaced the more confusing variable-pricing format of years past.There’s one change. A game’s rating might change based on demand, a twist on the popular “dynamic pricing” system used by many teams.“If a game is trending particularly poorly, if we have a lot of available seats in a particular price category, we could lower the star,” Siegel said. “It could go from a two-star to a one-star. If a game is trending through the roof, it could move from a two to a three.“It’s a hybrid of variable and dynamic pricing.”Because of the dynamic pricing system, the Dodgers can’t say with certainty how much the average cost of a ticket has changed until the end of the season. Based on the early returns, demand (and ticket prices) are on the rise.The effects of new owners on the Dodgers’ player payroll are well documented. Guggenheim Baseball Management — a group including Kasten, chairman Mark Walter and Magic Johnson — has signed off on more than a billion dollars in player contracts since purchasing the team in April 2012. That includes contracts the Dodgers acquired via trade.What’s been the biggest change in the ticket sales department?“I think it comes down to the investment in the fan experience,” Siegel said, “whether you’re a season-ticket holder or individual-ticket buyer.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “In a good year, a low 90 percent (renewal rate), teams are throwing parties,” Siegel said. “In tougher years, it’s a lot lower than that. For the Dodgers, a very good year would be in the 90-to-91-percent range.”As a result of the mass renewals, Siegel said the Dodgers had to cut off season-ticket sales for the coming season. More than 31,000 season tickets have already been sold. The team might choose to release more seats, but Siegel said that’s yet to be determined.“We’re currently re-evaluating how we can launch in very short order,” he said.The annual select-a-seat event for season ticket holders began Wednesday, and the team’s annual FanFest is Saturday at Dodger Stadium. More than half of the 40-man roster, and prominent alumni like Ron Cey, Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser, are scheduled to sign autographs.Fans will also get an early look at the construction behind the left- and right-field bullpens. Two bars, restaurants and concession stands are being added to a long list of stadium enhancements that were rolled out last year. Team president Stan Kasten expects a long-awaited wifi network to be in place by Opening Day.last_img read more

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