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#1069926 - 11/24/07 12:31 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
rocky Offline
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I would be interested!!! Not so much for the recital aspect, although I could be one to prove that this is the "beginners" forum!! \:D
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#1069927 - 11/24/07 01:28 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
mr_super-hunky Offline
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Rocky, you always have such a great spirit!

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#1069928 - 11/24/07 02:17 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
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Originally posted by Van:
Come on, there's only one viable place for this meet...the Aleutian Islands, haven't you seen Copper's map? \:D [/b]
LOL....now that's a good place to meet \:D
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#1069929 - 11/24/07 02:19 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
little-big-man Offline
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Loc: Berkshire, England
Perhaps if we wait till there is a space station with a "Concert Grand" on it, we can all go there.

Then we would all have to travel equal distance.

And no-one else could hear our mistakes.

Sorry, my mistakes.
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#1069930 - 11/24/07 05:17 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
Euphonatrix Offline
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I love the two-locations-big-screen-uplink idea ... has anyone seen "Last night of the Proms" in recent years? Since there is so much interest that Royal Albert Hall is no longer big enough, they have four concerts taking place simultaneously all over Britain, video conference style.
We could chose a weekend and have four recital sessions (two live in the US, two in Europe), each broadcast to the other location ...

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#1069931 - 11/24/07 05:38 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
mr_super-hunky Offline
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Ok lets do it. who wants to organize it?

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#1069932 - 11/24/07 06:46 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
-Frycek Offline
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And a deafening silence ensues - - -
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#1069933 - 11/24/07 06:55 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
playadom Offline
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Loc: New Jersey
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Ok lets do it. who wants to organize it? [/b]
Don't look at me, I don't think I'm legally capable of doing stuff like that...
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#1069934 - 11/24/07 07:00 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
YD Offline
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Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
S-H:

Let's decide on location first. If we choose SF, I am game to be on "organizing committee." (if elsewhere in the West, I am game too, but my involvement will be less) It will certainly take some monetary resources (like renting appropriate venue, for example), however, so that will have to be resolved too. (now, any ideas on how to earn some cash to pay for these?) In any case, I suggest that if we decide to do it, we start planning way in advance, like 12-18 months.
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#1069935 - 11/24/07 07:04 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
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I, too, am willing to help on a committee if we choose the West Coast (especially if it's Southern California). I cannot commit the time to chair such a committee, nor can I do more than assist -- but I am willing to do that.

Ed
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#1069936 - 11/24/07 07:05 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
playadom Offline
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Perhaps we could have this occur at the same time as one of the Chopin recitals?
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#1069937 - 11/24/07 07:16 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
little-big-man Offline
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If it's in the south of England I am here to help.

USA? no hopes.
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#1069938 - 11/24/07 07:26 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
-Frycek Offline
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In the unlikely event that we decide to hold it in Deliverance country, I'm here to help.
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#1069939 - 11/24/07 07:40 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
mr_super-hunky Offline
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Well I'd be happy to offer to host the event here in Arizona. I do have a new M&H 7 ft "BB" semi-concert grand and plenty of room however, a *real* concert hall type setting would be really neat.

If we are to do this, I say go all out. Formal evening wear, nice venue and we could rent a 7 or even 9 ft concert grand to perform on.

Possibly hire a videographer to film the entire event.

Refreshments and schrimp cocktail!.

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#1069940 - 11/24/07 07:51 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
-Frycek Offline
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Sushi
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#1069941 - 11/24/07 07:53 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
Rosanna Offline
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Loc: San Francisco Bay area
Frycek, you are on the food commitee!
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#1069942 - 11/24/07 07:53 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
Copper Offline
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Loc: Virginia
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Well I'd be happy to offer to host the event here in Arizona.[/b]
What a great idea!

I took a few minutes to add up the latitudes and longitudes of the 37 known recitals locations in the USA. Then I divided the result by 37.

It turns out that the geographic center of this group is approximately in Safe, Missouri - about 85 miles south west of St. Louis.

I checked it out on Google Earth, there doesn’t seem to be much there. I think it would be better at S-H’s house. I wish I could attend, but that is unlikely.
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#1069943 - 11/24/07 08:23 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
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Assuming I get flied out there, I'd love to play on that 9-ft rent-a-grand in sunny Arizona while enjoying sushi!
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#1069944 - 11/24/07 08:26 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
mr_super-hunky Offline
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Copper:

It may be time for one of your famous survey's. Maybe a poll to see who would go, who won't and who's undecided. But then again, like Yuri said, a location must be chosen first.

How about a location poll first. Possibly take the suggested location (minus the aelution islands) as well as a write in category.

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#1069945 - 11/24/07 08:29 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
TThomas Offline
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Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 545
Loc: Richmond, VA
 Quote:
Originally posted by -Frycek:
Sushi [/b]
 Quote:
Originally posted by Rosanna:
Frycek, you are on the food commitee! [/b]
Aww, man! I thought SC's gift to the food world was peach pie?

Tina
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#1069946 - 11/24/07 08:30 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
Pathbreaker Offline
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Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1223
Loc: Massachusetts
I haven't been around much lately but I must say this sounds better with every post.

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#1069947 - 11/24/07 08:32 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
TThomas Offline
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Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 545
Loc: Richmond, VA
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Copper:

It may be time for one of your famous survey's. Maybe a poll to see who would go, who won't and who's undecided. But then again, like Yuri said, a location must be chosen first.

How about a location poll first. Possibly take the suggested location (minus the aelution islands) as well as a write in category. [/b]
Agreed, as location may be the top influence for who may be able to swing it or not.

Tina
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#1069948 - 11/24/07 08:35 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
Mistaya Offline
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Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 196
Loc: Alberta
Time of year would be important to me - when were you thinking of holding this?

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#1069949 - 11/24/07 08:56 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
-Frycek Offline
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Loc: SC Mountains
 Quote:
Originally posted by TThomas:
 Quote:
Originally posted by -Frycek:
Sushi [/b]
 Quote:
Originally posted by Rosanna:
Frycek, you are on the food commitee! [/b]
Aww, man! I thought SC's gift to the food world was peach pie?

Tina [/b]
That's one of them. Along with pecan pie, Lady Baltimore Cake, red rice, she crab soup, bbq and cornbread dressing, not to mention hoppin' john, collards, shrimp & grits, and Frogmore stew - - -

(Frogmore is a town - no frogs were harmed in the making of this stew)
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#1069950 - 11/24/07 09:02 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
TThomas Offline
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LOL, Frycek - now THAT'S what I'M talkin' about! \:D My vote is for the SC mountains!

p.s. - don't we have some bluegrass players here, too? We could really have ourselves a throw-down!

Tina
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#1069951 - 11/24/07 09:39 PM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
epf Offline
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Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 658
Loc: Central Texas
 Quote:
Originally posted by playadom:
Assuming I get flied out there, I'd love to play on that 9-ft rent-a-grand in sunny Arizona while enjoying sushi! [/b]
gerg,

Hmmm...wouldn't that make the keys sticky what with all that sushi on them? ;\)

Ed
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#1069952 - 11/25/07 01:58 AM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
TX-Dennis Offline
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Loc: Texas
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Originally posted by Debussy20:
Cliburn competition near there Dennis? I'm not very familiar with Texas, even though my father is from there and is a full AGGIE fan. (it was crazy at my house tonight... the Aggies beat the Longhorns) [/b]
Nah, 300+ miles away in Fort Worth, I believe. Darn those Aggies. \:D
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#1069953 - 11/25/07 05:20 AM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
mahlzeit Offline
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Loc: Netherlands
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
How about a location poll first. Possibly take the suggested location (minus the aelution islands) as well as a write in category. [/b]
Not just location, but general interest. And how far people are willing (or able) to travel. Maybe we should create an official "poll" somewhere so the results are easier to tally.

About the concert hall: the city where I live has a music school that has its own concert hall that is for rent. It seats about 250 people and comes with a grand piano (and a bar!). A venue like that would be ideal for our purposes.
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#1069954 - 11/25/07 08:33 AM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
epf Offline
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Loc: Central Texas
We might also consider colleges and universities that have recital halls -- those can often be rented and usually have access to concert grand pianos.

Ed
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#1069955 - 11/25/07 09:47 AM Re: The *Ultimate* ABF event, would you attend?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by TX-Dennis:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Debussy20:
Cliburn competition near there Dennis? I'm not very familiar with Texas, even though my father is from there and is a full AGGIE fan. (it was crazy at my house tonight... the Aggies beat the Longhorns) [/b]
Nah, 300+ miles away in Fort Worth, I believe. Darn those Aggies. \:D [/b]
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