You Can Actually Pinpoint the Second When His Heart Rips in Half

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I loathe kiss cams. It turns mostly reluctant people into trained monkeys for the attempted entertainment of others. And then there’s the “joke” putting a couple of opposing team members on camera ….

Ugh… I kind of feel bad for the guy, but it is not a wise idea to turn a private moment into a public spectacle.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ:
I ended up on once when I was with a female friend. Not “friend” but actual friend. Awkward.

Is this real? Cuz this is the type of shit I would totally fake for utoob.

ADD: At that age, mind you. I’d never pull a prank like that now

omg i was proposed to at the Spectrum (rip) during a harlem globetrotters game. how could i say no? i’d end up on youtube! we actually did get married—for about 45 minutes.

Unrelated: Noj, please delete the link to my blog. I ended it. It will live on in the Googles and Wayback Machine.

@jwmcsame: Wow, who could resist joining the brand new Black Robe Regiment? I hope we have a secret handshake and pitch-in dinners after the meetings/cross burnings. You can never eat too much potato salad and green bean casserole.

He’s well out of it. At moments like this you smile and make kissy-face. Afterwards you rip the jerk a new one for embarrassing you. You don’t, as I’m sure baked will attest, actually go through with it. Because who would propose during Sport?

@Benedick: Baked was proposed to at a Globetrotters show, which is to Sport what Buster Keaton is to Dance. Oh and the venue was affectionately known as the Rectum because of the comfy confines. ELP shows were huge there.

@Nabisco: Grateful Dead concerts were quite the thing as well. They played there 53-odd times (some of them very odd).

This has been a gratuitous Grateful Dead reference. I think the first of the year.

@Walking Still:

ah, well now, that explains the rat’s (my husband, long story–ask DaveH)
obsession, a philly boy who no doubt was there all 53 times. this does not explain Mr. Lefty or Mr. Cynica, or why all 3 of them are wearing ponytails.
how do you know this number?…fascinating..do you have a ponytail?

@Benedick: exactly, mum. i was supposed to be in ny this week, but i’m tired from entertaining house guests since end of november. i must see you soon, i must! i’ll be up there for weeks this time, dad, even with his new cocaine habit, is not doing well…..

@Walking Still: Every Grateful Dead reference is gratuitous in my book.

going to the clubhouse now to post a pic of him wearing camo shorts and a 30 year old GD t-shirt…his garanimal tags must have fallen off.

@Walking Still: I was there for one of them, 78 I believe. The sound at the Rectum was abysmal. The best Dead show for me was in my hometown, at a college, a recording of which Lefty greatfully helped me track down. Too bad it was the craptastic “Shakedown” tour. I think Jerry was getting heroin by acupuncture (hi Baked!) by that time.

@baked: First, and most important, I do not have a ponytail. Back in the day (1976-1979) I did. My college yearbook picture has my hair down to about my navel.

Like Mr. Lefty and Mr. Cyn, I share the Deadhead affliction. Like both of them, I am lucky enough to have a spouse who is far too good for me and is more or less willing to tolerate my vice. Fortunately, we have been able to bond over our shared love of folk music.

As to the Philly number, the death of the Spectrum was a big deal in backward and insular Deadhead world, and much was made of the factoid that the boys played the place more than any other band. My mildly (?) OCD is at its finest when it comes to numbers, so the Dead’s Spectrum tally stuck in my head.

Another “amusing” piece do Philly Dead trivia: every place in Philly the Dead have played has been demolished. The locals must know something.

@baked: First, and most important, I do not have a ponytail. Back in the day (1976-1979) I did. My college yearbook picture has my hair down to about my navel.

Like Mr. Lefty and Mr. Cyn, I share the Deadhead affliction. Like both of them, I am lucky enough to have a spouse who is far too good for me and is more or less willing to tolerate my vice. Fortunately, we have been able to bond over our shared love of folk music.

As to the Philly number, the death of the Spectrum was a big deal in backward and insular Deadhead world, and much was made of the factoid that the boys played the place more than any other band. My mildly (?) OCD is at its finest when it comes to numbers, so the Dead’s Spectrum tally stuck in my head.

Another “amusing” piece of Philly Dead trivia: every place in Philly the Dead have played has been demolished. The locals must know something.

@Walking Still: Apologies for the double post. Either the edit function is misbehaving, or, more likely, my skills are failing.

The Globetrotters started as a professional team during Sport racial segregation. They even beat the Lakers twice before the first black was drafted into the NBA.

A little respect?

@Walking Still: I just assumed it was an invitation to drop a few tabs and enjoy Stinque in Stereovision!

Cool stat about the Dead and Philly. I’m surprised they never played the Electric Factory, which is a dump but enjoyable. I remember South Street when it was still mostly boarded up storefronts.

My own powers of trivia are failing me. I failed to name a Jules Holland song on the radio yesterday afternoon, despite literally seeing the album, in my stacks while we were in the car and fifty miles away. Closest I got was “Bram Tchaikovsky”, which was mostly correct in period, slightly off in sound.

ADD: Buster Keaton was pretty balletic. Just sayin

@Nabisco: To get stereo, you need to find the one letter that’s different.

Also, there’s a rumor that the Dead are playing Autzen this summer.

(This ancient local reference brought to you by the Eugene Chamber of Commerce.)

@nojo: The amount of patchouli wafting over the stadium will cause the state air quality board to declare a “Spare the Air” day for Eugene. OTOH, it will probably be a warm enough day that the crowds’ Birks will all be worn sock-free.

@Nabisco: I just got the extended Europe ’72 tour set of CDs. I also have a link somewhere to a live recording from a Stones tour of the Continent in ’73 or so, will look for it.

@SanFranLefty: There’s a Willamette Valley field-burning gag there, but the Eugene Chamber of Commerce isn’t paying me for two references.

@Dodgerblue: Did you get the special packaging for the Europe ’72 set, or save a few hundred dollars?

/asks because said special packaged set is in a place of highest visibility and honor in the house

Buster Keaton was pretty balletic. Just sayin

Fair enough.

@SanFranLefty: The mini-steamer chest is a fixture in my mancave. I love it an indecent amount.

@Nabisco: They played at the original venue at 22nd and Arch. The current Electric Factory venue is on 7th.

@Walking Still: Memories…. Seriously? You know the Electric Factory? How about the TLA? The Tower?

@Walking Still: If only we had enough square footage for a mancave. The steamer chest is on a shelf you see as soon as you walk in the front door. The pupster’s box o’ ashes are in a less exalted position. I’m working on swapping positions between the two.

@SanFranLefty: Yes. Sweet Pupster. She made our lives so much better.

@JNOV is like, Peace?: I don’t have personal knowledge of this stuff. I was a New England boy growing up, and my only Pennsylvania Dead concert was in Pittsburgh (I know – the shame).

However, I have tapes and CDs of Dead shows from the Electric Factory, the Tower and the Spectrum. In addition, we Deadheads are so OCD about this shit that we have detailed info on almost every venue the Dead played at.

You should see the books to which I’ve contributed.

@SanFranLefty: You have my vote. Maybe the steamer trunk belongs in the bedroom – or would that be too weird?

@JNOV is like, Peace?: You know the Electric Factory?

With Bill Cosby and Rita Moreno?

ADD: Okay, fine. Company. Still better than a NCAA basketball reference.

@nojo: Electric Company couldn’t hold a candle to Sesame Street in my pantheon.

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