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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:29 PM
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Help me choose a concert.
There are three concerts that I really want to go to this summer, but we don't have a lot of money to be throwing at concerts. I can justify one concert, so which one should I choose?

Rusted Root, 311, or George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic? It's too hard to decide!
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:36 PM
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1. George Clinton seems like it would be the most fun
Which do you like the best though?
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:40 PM
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4. That's why it's difficult to choose.
I like that they are all funky, but have no clear favorite. They are all great in their own right.

I did see the Parliament Funkadelic in 1994, but I wasn't as into them then as I am now.

Decisions. Decisions.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:37 PM
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2. Is George Clinton one of Bill's relatives?
I'm not hip to his music
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:43 PM
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6. Um, not quite.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:44 PM
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7. The resemblance is striking nevertheless
Are you sure they're not related?
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:50 PM
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12. Can't be sure really.
With the last name Clinton and the song "Atomic Dog" vs. "The Big Dog" it's all supposition at this point.

We'll find out as Hillary's campaign develops. :rofl:
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:05 PM
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17. Well, WJC was our first black president, ya know...
:hi:
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:13 PM
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19. So, I hear.
:rofl:

:hi:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:37 PM
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3. Clinton will be the most fun
Rusted Root is good too, probably a more intimate show.

I've never cared for 311
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:46 PM
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8. The Rusted Root show is in a smaller venue.
Not that venue matters. It's all about the show.

311 is a favorite of my husband's for the bass playing alone. I like them enough to see them, though.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:02 PM
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15. Ahhh but venue DOES matter
Seeing a show at a small venue, under the right circumstances, can be sublime

I've never seen a "great" show at an arena...
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:11 PM
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18. I should have clarified.
The venues aren't that staggeringly different in size. It's more of an indoor/outdoor preference, which I don't have one presently.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:42 PM
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5. Parliament hands down.....
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 06:44 PM by CrownPrinceBandar
I have heard alot of good reviews of their shows and that they play long sets.

I remember seeing RR in the early 90's when they were an up-and-coming Pittsburgh band. They were fun then, now they seem kinda pretentious.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:47 PM
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9. Thanks for the input.
I do remember P-Funk doing a long set when I saw them. My husband has never seen them, so I think he would like it.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:49 PM
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10. My dear VenusRising!
I cannot help you!

I don't know any of those bands, sweetie... :cry:

Now, if it were classical music......Well that's a different story!

Have fun, whichever one you go to, OK?

:woohoo:
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:51 PM
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13. Thanks, Peggy!
I'm sure we'll have a great time no matter which we choose.

It is good music after all. :)

:hi: :hug:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:49 PM
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11. George Clinton hands down.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:52 PM
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14. That seems to be the trend.
At least we have until September to save for the tickets. :bounce:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:03 PM
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16. George Clinton always puts on one hell of a show.
Can't go wrong with that choice.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:14 PM
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20. Having seen all these bands - I would HIGHLY recommend
you opt for George Clinton. I've seen him twice, both in very small venues (a college gym, a bar) and if this is the case, IMHO it is the only option.

Enjoy the show - whichever one you choose.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:21 PM
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21. Thanks for that, malta blue.
It helps to choose when someone has seen all three bands perform.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:27 PM
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22. Is Matisyahu with 311?
I'd say either that one or Parliament Funkadelic...guaranteed to dance with Parliament!
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:34 PM
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25. Yes, they are playing together.
It's all good and funky! :)
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:27 PM
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23. P-Funk, absolutely. You'll get the most for your money.
P-Funk shows are usually pretty long, so you get full value for your entertainment dollar.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:30 PM
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24. George Clinton!
By a mile! :D
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:35 PM
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26. Or in your case
By a smile. :)

:hug:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:37 PM
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27. Heh.
:blush:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:38 PM
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28. George Clinton!
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 07:40 PM by tigereye
I have seen Rusted Root and they are fun to see, but George Clinton beats em hands down, IMO, if you want the serious funk.

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Lady President Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:03 PM
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29. I've seen all 3
What can I say, over the years I've spent a lot of money on concerts. In general, you will have fun at any of the shows. Here are a couple things to think about:

Venue? Rusted Root seems like an outdoor concert to me, 311 either, and P-Funk should be indoors

Your age? P-Funk will have the most diverse crowd. The other two will be a bit younger. 311 the most young guys of the choices.

Personally, the Parliament Funkadelics is a really good time! Everyone should see them in concert at least once. :)


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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:15 PM
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30. George Clinton
Hells yeah!
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:31 PM
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31. Easy - go see P-Funk. You will not regret it.
They put on a hell of show, and they will play for HOURS on end. Last time I saw them, the show started at 9:00 PM and even at 1:30 AM, the P-Funk machine was still going strong, and showed no signs of letting up! :headbang:
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:49 AM
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34. Good thing they are playing here on a Saturday!
My husband would never be able to last that long on a weeknight.

:headbang:
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:31 PM
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32. youre getting Parliament Funkadelic in your town??
what?? I'd pick that because it'd be my last chance to mark them on my concert list, then 40 years from now I'd brag about it.

I'm gonna look and see if they'll be around here.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:36 PM
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33. omg they're skipping the whole upper East :(
whatever x(
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