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    Inside of two months now! How many of you Cafe folks are planning to attend?

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    I'm there.....

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    Me too.
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    I'll be there.

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    Sweet! I was a pretty regular attendee back in the Tacoma days, and am really looking forward to the Bellevue location for a change of pace/attitude. Towards the end there, it seemed that the Hotel Murano/Sheraton wasn't terribly psyched by the presence of hundreds of bluegrassers taking over their facility. Any thoughts out there about the Bellevue vs. Tacoma debate from folks who've experienced both?

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    I am from Tacoma and was really disappointed that the festival moved to Bellevue. However, my disappointment was short lived. The Bellevue site is awesome. The hotel staff wants the festival there and treated everyone with great hospitality. The festival is all under one roof and not spread out like it was in Tacoma. There is a ton of space for jamming, and when you're in a jam, you can hear. You don't experience that din of noise like the main lobby area at the Murano. For sure you should go. You won't be sorry. Is anyone going to River City in Portland this weekend?

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    Yes I will be at River City, leaving tomorrow (Thurs) morning looking forward to it after the hiatus last year. Wii be packing my Heiden A and hoping for a little jamming. But sadly can't make Wintergrass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddah View Post
    Any thoughts out there about the Bellevue vs. Tacoma debate from folks who've experienced both?
    I quit going to Tacoma the last few years it was there because the Sheraton was such a PITA....
    Hey, if you don't want us there, then we'll leave....
    So we did...

    The new site is much better on all fronts....

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    No Wgrass for me again.......I went 7 years in a row, starting with the year they had the DGQ Reunion.
    But I was employed and in the chips back then......things go in cycles.......I'll be back, but no vacation
    to the NW for me this year. You folks have a great time!

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    I'm there again. The new venue is fantastic and it is a much better festival and has a great energy.

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    I have never been, but plan to this year. Shoot, its in my back yard almost!
    Thanks

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    I'll be there. The new Bellevue location is awesome... only downside is we don't have the church anymore for shows.

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    I'm there!

    I went when it was in Tacoma for a number of years...and it seemed when the Sheraton turned into the 'Moron-o' or whatever, that is was not a good vibe. With trepidation I went last year to Bellevue...and it was great. Nice hotel, nice staff, good jamming areas, etc. The loss of the church was kind of a bummer but having the two main venues just a short escalator ride away gave a lot of flexibility.

    Off to Rivercity tomorrow!

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    I'll be there - giving a couple of mandolin workshops on Thurs. and Fri., playing with Rio Con Brio in the dinner theater on Friday night, and enjoying all the great picking the rest of the time, many great mandolinists there this year, yeah! We're trying to get another big choro jam together like two years ago, most likely late late on Friday night, come on by and play some with us!
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    I was always a big fan of Harmon's Brewpub in Tacoma for suds and such...anything similar to that in Bellevue (within walking distance of the venues)?

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    I'll be there with two new "Griffith/Loar" A-5 copies and an F-5. I'll be at the Music Caravan booth just down a little form Greg Boyd's. I hope to meet some of you there.

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    I'll see you there everyone.
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    Really looking forward to fondling/drooling over the Wilson and Hester mandos that I assume will be accompanying each of you (Craig and Gail, that is) to Bellevue...not to mention the usual Greg Boyd-induced slobberfest!

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    Again I will miss it; working that weekend. I guess someone's got to keep the lights on...

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    I'm with Spruce; I gave up in the last days of the Tacoma experience, as much as I love the folks who put it on. And real life kind of made any expense other than the most merry for the money in-feasible for a while. But now that the tide has turned and WG has made its move, I'm definitely thinking the game is afoot again, my little droogs. I'm really looking forward to making my way north to partake in Wintergrass-ness again, and playing hot music until my fingers bleed with one and all yet again. See you all there...
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    I'm in for all three days : )

    Any word about a mando-tasting/meetup like last year? I really enjoyed meeting quite a few people from the cafe, and the music was great. I also believe scotch was involved...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail Hester View Post
    I'll see you there everyone.

    Gail, if you're gonna be there I'll make it down! Gots ta see da new goodies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigw View Post
    I'll be there with two new "Griffith/Loar" A-5 copies and an F-5. I'll be at the Music Caravan booth just down a little form Greg Boyd's. I hope to meet some of you there.
    Craig, i'm having a problem getting into your site... happens when I hit the Enter Here...

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