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Subject:Am I crazy?
Time:11:47 pm
The other day I was reminded of how much I like Jerry Lee Lewis. I then realized that he's in his 70s, and while he's still performing now he might not be for much longer. I then went to his website, and looked at his upcoming concerts. The only feasible one is in Charleston, SC in early December.

Is it sane or insane to fly across the country for a weekend just to go to a concert? Does it matter if the artist is a living legend?
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mspurrmeow
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Time:2007-08-08 07:17 am (UTC)
Flying across the country to see living legends is nothing new to me, so where does that put us in judging sanity? I cannot think of a better reason to do such a thing.
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phoenix14159
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Time:2007-08-08 07:36 am (UTC)
You have the funds, you have the time. What's crazy about it? What "should" you be saving the money up for instead? What "should" you be doing with that time that's a better use of it than getting to a concert that may well be something you remember for the rest of your life?

Of course, I'm a deadhead, so traveling for music makes plenty of sense to me...
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wordweaverlynn
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Time:2007-08-08 07:58 am (UTC)
Sane. I once drove 200 miles and stayed overnight in a motel so I could hear Dorothy Allison read. It was worth every penny and every minute.

Think of the story you'll be able to tell. Also, I hear Charleston is lovely.

You have the time, the money, and the interest. Why not indulge yourself a little?
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caged_ape
Subject:How 'Bout Helsinki?
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Time:2007-08-08 08:52 am (UTC)
UPDATED: 4/3/07) Jerry Lee Lewis will perform the following concerts: April 29 at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans LA, May 4 at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis TN, May 6 at Tampa Bay Blues Festival in St. Petersburg FL, June 9 at Eastman Theatre in Rochester NY, August 5 at Sussex County Fair in Sussex NJ, August 18 at Fundraiser in Nantucket MA, August 24 at Summer Jamboree Festival in Senigallia Italy, and August 27 at Ice Hall in Helsinki Finland.
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whipartist
Subject:Re: How 'Bout Helsinki?
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Time:2007-08-08 08:56 am (UTC)
Steve and Sabyl are getting married on the 26th. That kills both Italy and Finland.
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wah
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Time:2007-08-08 09:18 am (UTC)
If you want to see the concert badly enough, you can afford to go, and if time off work isn't an issue, why not just go ahead and do it?

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fich
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Time:2007-08-08 09:58 am (UTC)
You don't have to make up some wild excuse to visit beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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chellewoods
Subject:Insanity...
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Time:2007-08-08 11:12 am (UTC)
I'm probably a bad one to ask since I've flown overseas for a weekend to see a concert....
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ronsrants
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Time:2007-08-08 12:58 pm (UTC)
a) I flew across the country to play poker. How is this any different?

b) Charleston is hawsome! Make sure you eat at Poogan's Porch.

-R
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mickdog
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Time:2007-08-08 03:56 pm (UTC)
I concur with Ron both counts. I ate at Poogan's Porch about 5 years ago and enjoyed it immensely. Charleston is such a nice place to visit, all the more reason to go!
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rmd
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Time:2007-08-08 04:43 pm (UTC)
sane.
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whitebird
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Time:2007-08-09 02:55 am (UTC)
I went to London explicitly to see Gary Numan in concert. South Carolina is pocket change and completely sane in comparison!
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jcdill
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Time:2007-08-09 10:53 pm (UTC)
You didn't hesitate to fly to Portland for a weekend to go to a munch and to see Cirq du Soliel, or to fly to NYC on Thanksgiving weekend - not for xmas shopping like everyone else but instead to see 4 musicals in one weekend (Seusical, Fosse, Swing!, Cabaret, + RHPS NYC-style), or to fly to London for a weekend to see musicals (Starlight Express, Mama Mia) and buy single malts, (and those are just the trips I know about personally because we went together - I know you have been on many more, especially to London) but now you doubt your sanity because you want to fly to Charleston for a weekend to see one of your favorite musician/performers?

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janetmiles
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Time:2007-08-12 11:48 pm (UTC)
(You mentioned your LJ on Usenet, and since I enjoy your posts there, I wandered over to see what sorts of things you're saying here. Would you mind if I were to add you to my reading list?)

I can't speak to the sanity thereof, but I've flown cross-country over a weekend for a Joe Bethancourt concert. Twice.
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