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    gtwake360gtwake360 Posts: 16
    Sucks that the last time they played here was Music Midtown 2012. Piedmont Park is a great setting for a festival, but the restroom options suck! If you're in g-pop, you have to wait an hour to get into a porta potty. At least it seems that way! Luckily we had some "clients" who we could "entertain" at MM, so we bought VIP tickets for $1,200 a pop or something absurd like that. Paid for by my company. So we got all-you-can-drink beer and special, air-condititioned restrooms with no wait. Haven't been back to MM since!
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    LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 29,024
    gtwake360 said:
    Sucks that the last time they played here was Music Midtown 2012. Piedmont Park is a great setting for a festival, but the restroom options suck! If you're in g-pop, you have to wait an hour to get into a porta potty. At least it seems that way! Luckily we had some "clients" who we could "entertain" at MM, so we bought VIP tickets for $1,200 a pop or something absurd like that. Paid for by my company. So we got all-you-can-drink beer and special, air-condititioned restrooms with no wait. Haven't been back to MM since!
    Weird, I remember getting into the porta-pottys pretty easily there in 2012. Is the festival still held at Piedmont Park?
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    Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 29,429
    gtwake360 said:
    Sucks that the last time they played here was Music Midtown 2012. Piedmont Park is a great setting for a festival, but the restroom options suck! If you're in g-pop, you have to wait an hour to get into a porta potty. At least it seems that way! Luckily we had some "clients" who we could "entertain" at MM, so we bought VIP tickets for $1,200 a pop or something absurd like that. Paid for by my company. So we got all-you-can-drink beer and special, air-condititioned restrooms with no wait. Haven't been back to MM since!
    $1,200 a pop to poop
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    LukinFan said:
    gtwake360 said:
    Sucks that the last time they played here was Music Midtown 2012. Piedmont Park is a great setting for a festival, but the restroom options suck! If you're in g-pop, you have to wait an hour to get into a porta potty. At least it seems that way! Luckily we had some "clients" who we could "entertain" at MM, so we bought VIP tickets for $1,200 a pop or something absurd like that. Paid for by my company. So we got all-you-can-drink beer and special, air-condititioned restrooms with no wait. Haven't been back to MM since!
    Weird, I remember getting into the porta-pottys pretty easily there in 2012. Is the festival still held at Piedmont Park?
    Yes, festival is still at the park. Canceled last year due to a lawsuit from someone upset the festival would not allow open carry weapons. He sued since it is city property. It was ready to go and promoters had to cancel because of safety issues.

    I think it is back on this fall at Piedmont again. I’m assuming they worked out the legal issue.
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    Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 29,429
    LukinFan said:
    gtwake360 said:
    Sucks that the last time they played here was Music Midtown 2012. Piedmont Park is a great setting for a festival, but the restroom options suck! If you're in g-pop, you have to wait an hour to get into a porta potty. At least it seems that way! Luckily we had some "clients" who we could "entertain" at MM, so we bought VIP tickets for $1,200 a pop or something absurd like that. Paid for by my company. So we got all-you-can-drink beer and special, air-condititioned restrooms with no wait. Haven't been back to MM since!
    Weird, I remember getting into the porta-pottys pretty easily there in 2012. Is the festival still held at Piedmont Park?
    Yes, festival is still at the park. Canceled last year due to a lawsuit from someone upset the festival would not allow open carry weapons. 



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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    Ugh. Crazy that they had to cancel the festival and millions of dollars for the local economy because one dude was upset people couldn’t bring weapons (no way he was going anyway!).

    Glad it’s back on. Although not jazzed about the line up.
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    PorchsitterPorchsitter Loganville, GA Posts: 1,069

    I think it is back on this fall at Piedmont again. I’m assuming they worked out the legal issue.
    Shaky Knees figured it out, and it worked out well. You have to run the entrance to the public space through private property, have weapons banned on said property and that's how you skirt the law. It's positively ludicrous that we have to go to these lengths in order to make it happen....but here, we are.
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    PorchsitterPorchsitter Loganville, GA Posts: 1,069
    LukinFan said:
    gtwake360 said:
    Sucks that the last time they played here was Music Midtown 2012. Piedmont Park is a great setting for a festival, but the restroom options suck! If you're in g-pop, you have to wait an hour to get into a porta potty. At least it seems that way! Luckily we had some "clients" who we could "entertain" at MM, so we bought VIP tickets for $1,200 a pop or something absurd like that. Paid for by my company. So we got all-you-can-drink beer and special, air-condititioned restrooms with no wait. Haven't been back to MM since!
    Weird, I remember getting into the porta-pottys pretty easily there in 2012. Is the festival still held at Piedmont Park?
    I think it depended on which side of the stage you were on. I think if you were on Stone's side, it was easier to navigate because there was more space to the right. I always go to Mike's side so it kind of bottle-necked between the VIP area and the soundbooth. I got out with some effort around 3 but, by 5, it was just a mass of people and difficult to work your way through. Plus, you get hassled by the gen pop so it doesn't make it any easier.

    I was HIGHLY disappointed with my fellow PJ fans in the pit for Greenville 2016. My wife was breastfeeding our 6-month old twins and had to leave during the show to pump. She never came back (she did text to let me know all was good). When I finally found her at the end of the show, she said she tried to come back but got harassed by a few of our brethren and so she just waited outside.
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393

    I think it is back on this fall at Piedmont again. I’m assuming they worked out the legal issue.
    Shaky Knees figured it out, and it worked out well. You have to run the entrance to the public space through private property, have weapons banned on said property and that's how you skirt the law. It's positively ludicrous that we have to go to these lengths in order to make it happen....but here, we are.
    Nice work around! But, yes ludicrous. 
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    Bump to the thought of a crowd of 2,500 at the Tabernacle really seeing what that 110+ year old building can handle! 
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    Bump to the thought of a crowd of 2,500 at the Tabernacle really seeing what that 110+ year old building can handle! 
    Yes, I’d be happy to be on the GA floor and feel the bounce. Hell, if Live can make it happen, surely PJ can!
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    “Fuck it, I’ll pay for it!”

    Ed right before the band kicks into RITFW at the end of their 2012 show at Midtown! My 8th show and first after 6 years, and can you believe my first time hearing them play RITFW?! I was freaking out!

    Second time I’ve heard Ed say screw the curfew, we will pay it (I know they do it plenty), but it was especially nice in my hometown! Loved hearing them pack as much as they could into a 2 hour festival set. I listened to the boot over the last two days at work as I packed up my office and wound things down for the summer (school’s out!). Nice way to end the school year!

    PJ, come back and give me a new hometown boot to close out the year with!
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    Bump.

    ATL (or the 'burbs) has been wonderful recently. Not your normal melty weather.

    Let's shoot for spring 2024 - right after the pollen and just before final exams.
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    DC111483DC111483 Posts: 51
    BUMP 

    Have already started show season this year (for those who are so inclined, Dead and Co was incredible Sunday) and I am excited at even the slightest possibility that Pearl Jam will be here again at some point. 
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    ChoccoloccotideChoccoloccotide A grass shack nailed to a pinewood floor Posts: 810
    DC111483 said:
    BUMP 

    Have already started show season this year (for those who are so inclined, Dead and Co was incredible Sunday) and I am excited at even the slightest possibility that Pearl Jam will be here again at some point. 
    I was at the show Sunday and it was 🔥 for sure.  Also, this was the biggest turnout for vendors on Shakedown Street I’ve ever seen in Atlanta.  Great show all the way around.
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    dmbolpdmbolp ATL Posts: 1,190
    Maybe Music Midtown runs their entrance thru Park Tavern
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    Bump for Atlanta! Or come out to Duluth to Gas South arena. Then, I can get fresh tamales (mole) and homemade tortilla chip nachos (al pastor) at La Mixteca before the show! So good!


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    gtwake360gtwake360 Posts: 16
    gtwake360 said:
    Sucks that the last time they played here was Music Midtown 2012. Piedmont Park is a great setting for a festival, but the restroom options suck! If you're in g-pop, you have to wait an hour to get into a porta potty. At least it seems that way! Luckily we had some "clients" who we could "entertain" at MM, so we bought VIP tickets for $1,200 a pop or something absurd like that. Paid for by my company. So we got all-you-can-drink beer and special, air-condititioned restrooms with no wait. Haven't been back to MM since!
    $1,200 a pop to poop
    And AYCD beers! All on the company's dime!

    Someone mentioned The Tabernacle. And of course, there's no way that could happen unless tix were astronomical. But it reminded me that I saw Foo Fighters at the freakin' Tabernacle! It was 2007 (I had to Google it to remember the year). And they were WAY too big to be playing at that venue. The rest of that Echoes tour took place in arenas and amphitheaters.

    Dave played/sang a song while standing on the bar right in front of me (interrupting my drink order). Probably one of my favorite concerts ever.
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    lmckenney24lmckenney24 Posts: 1,942
    Bump for Atlanta! Or come out to Duluth to Gas South arena. Then, I can get fresh tamales (mole) and homemade tortilla chip nachos (al pastor) at La Mixteca before the show! So good!


    That would be too perfect. That place is so small, I doubt they’d play there (or at least it seems small).
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    drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 4,415
    Bump for Atlanta! Or come out to Duluth to Gas South arena. Then, I can get fresh tamales (mole) and homemade tortilla chip nachos (al pastor) at La Mixteca before the show! So good!


    That would be too perfect. That place is so small, I doubt they’d play there (or at least it seems small).
    Pretty similar to Greenville I assume. So there is hope! But to cater to Atlanta… yeah probably too small
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    edited June 2023
    Definitely too small. Unless a two or three night stand? I think it’s 12,500? Might be wrong. Although heading to Dickies Arena in September, I think that’s a similar capacity?
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    matt3846matt3846 Atlanta Posts: 154
    U2 played at Gwinnett Arena in 2018. Springsteen, Foo Fighters, and RHCP have played there also.
    I think it’s a definite possibility.
    Of course I’m biased because it’s 7 minutes from where I live.
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    Well if QOTSA can play the Fox in a couple months, no reason PJ can't in 2024!
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    With 97.7 playing plenty of PJ and the reborn 99X, who might could promote the show, I’m super confident for 2024! Let’s go!
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    DC111483DC111483 Posts: 51
    Who else would appreciate a surprise, secret “tune-up” show at some place like Variety Playhouse under a pseudonym like 5 Points Against One? They could do that before commencing with their residency at the Fox, right?
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    I would absolutely appreciate that! Variety Playhouse is my favorite venue. Then a residency! One can dream.

    I’d also attend an in store at Criminal Records while we are wishing.
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,393
    Bump for this! Have not listened to a lot these State of Love and Trust podcasts, but I have enjoyed some recently and found this one about Georgia!

    Listening to it only boggles my mind more about the lack of Atlanta shows. 20 years since a non festival show. Come on PJ!

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/state-of-love-trust-a-pearl-jam-podcast/id1515671275?i=1000505096020
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    NoloadNoload Monticello, Georgia Posts: 1,630


    I think you won, but I enjoyed the fight..hope you did too...1, 2,3, 4..
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    KevinmanKevinman Atlanta, GA USA Posts: 1,905
    Noload said:


    I think you won, but I enjoyed the fight..hope you did too...1, 2,3, 4..
    Cool picture
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    drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 4,415
    Kevinman said:
    Noload said:


    I think you won, but I enjoyed the fight..hope you did too...1, 2,3, 4..
    Cool picture
    Very cool pic. What’s it from? Looks like its displayed or in a book or something 
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