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FireFly
646 posts
Aug 20, 2009
10:16 AM
I KNEW it, damnit.
but I'm not holding your keys or phone..
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mofrofans1
Admin
2205 posts
Aug 20, 2009
4:45 PM
Was that a dig? That was a dig. I think that was a dig. But I probly deserved it. After all, I DID lose my phone and keys at the same time. And I'm a smart ass.

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Sunshine
965 posts
Aug 20, 2009
4:51 PM
Funny Firefly!!

and Clay, better thayn a dumb ass......:o)

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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
mofrofans1
Admin
2259 posts
Aug 27, 2009
5:57 PM
Hey Morena, I saw you asking about where to stay on the other post but thought I'd answer here.

The cheapest thing in Ybor is the Hampton Inn Ybor City (Well, there are a couple places nearby that rent rooms by the hour but I think we should avoid those.) It's a 2 block walk. Rooms are $76/nite. The Hilton Garden Inn is about 6 blocks and it's $119.

There are rooms in the $50-$60 range about 5 miles away...within a 10 minute drive or so. I'd rather walk two blocks. Losing my license for 6 mos wouldn't be fun, much less crashing into someone. (My neighbor was visiting a friend, drove ONE block to the convenience store to get more beer and got a DUI on the way. Now I watch him ride his bike to the bus stop every day to get to work.)

There's LOTS of watering holes within a 4-5 block walk of the Hampton too. We could all hook up at one of 'em ahead of time OR throw down a pre-show party at the pool at the Hamptom. We could bring some food in I imagine, if'n we want. Hell, it's a businessperson's hotel plus kids will already be back in school and it'll be a Thurs night--I think we'd have the pool all to ourselves. Course we gotta keep in mind our daily frog-stranglers.

Just opening it up for comments y'all.

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MofroFan1

Last Edited by on Aug 27, 2009 5:59 PM
mofrofans1
Admin
2260 posts
Aug 27, 2009
6:38 PM
Stranglers. Our thunderstorms every afternoon in the summer rain hard enuf to strangle frogs.

DAMN GURL didn't ain't nobody speak Southern where you growed up??

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MofroFan1
mofrofans1
Admin
2261 posts
Aug 27, 2009
6:42 PM
And that's not a typo above btw. That's Southern too. Like "Hey bubba, didn't ain't nobody brought no extra beer?"

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MofroFan1
mofrofans1
Admin
2262 posts
Aug 27, 2009
6:45 PM
ROLL CALL

1. Clay
2. TW
3. E
4. The future Mrs. E
5. John Dude
6. Elizabeth
7. Firefly
8. Mr. Firefly?
9. fnovoa
10. jake the snake?
11. morena
12. cherry
13. GIGGLES (competing for the distance prize coming from Philly
14. Beaufro?
15. Sean?

Who am I missing?

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MofroFan1

Last Edited by on Aug 27, 2009 6:48 PM
estanley1
467 posts
Aug 27, 2009
9:20 PM
Sue and I got a GANG tagging along with us...a solid 12-15, if not more. Been spreading the Fro like a religion! We will be WELL represented. This is going to be fun.

E.

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"Now if you happened to come down here tonight...and you don't wanna hear the person next to you sang, and you don't want'em to dance, cause you might spill your drink, you came to the wrong show in the wrong venue."
fnovoa
352 posts
Aug 27, 2009
10:27 PM
I'm down for the hotel idea. Better than getting a DUi for damn sure. Now the problem with me is getting that weekend off from work...Or at least 2 days off.

Jake, Jesse and I are down. I might be bringing 3 more people that I got into the fro.

Hopefully Cowboy Mouth won't be there. I have a score to settle. Just Kidding.

Last Edited by on Aug 27, 2009 10:38 PM
BSR*Fan
14 posts
Aug 28, 2009
6:00 AM
Brandan will be there (hey, I'm writing in third person, like Bo Jackson or Rickey Henderson speaks...), along with my sister Amy.
We met a lot of you at the JJ Grey solo show in Boca.
I believe we have two more coming as well, Mofro first timers...
mofrofans1
Admin
2268 posts
Aug 28, 2009
8:17 AM
Very cool BSR*Fan, looking forward to it.

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MofroFan1
giggles
855 posts
Sep 10, 2009
8:55 PM
Only 13 days until Hurricane Giggles makes land fall in Tampa! :p
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KimberlyLeath
333 posts
Sep 10, 2009
9:01 PM
who are you missing Clay?
you'll be missing Kimberly and Joe! :(

bitches.......
have a blast u lucky SOB's
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~Music is what feelings sound like~
mofrofans1
Admin
2331 posts
Sep 10, 2009
9:29 PM
My bad Kimberly...so sorry. Fact is, I'll have a hard time enjoying myself knowing that you and Joe are all the way across the country sucking in smoky air.

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MofroFan1
tox
82 posts
Sep 11, 2009
3:56 PM
This gig has been danglin' in front of my nose since the original post. Stumbled out of the Masquerade a few times back in the USF days. Back then, there was a cigar store across from the irish pub that rolled stogies right in the shop. El Sol was the name - a great robusto for $.95. Rafael, the owner, would bring out a secret stash now and then and I would buy him a pint and listen to the "good ole' days."
The "cigar boom" put Raf in a position to sell out, the new smokes were rolled elsewhere, came with a cigar band, and sold for $5.
As JJ says, shit just changes - deal with it.

Wish I could make this trip, but a mid-weeker is just out of reach right now. Working on the Whorlando HOB... we'll see.
BTW, if you are travelling to Tampa, a good cigar can still be purchased at "edwards pipe and tobacco."
estanley1
502 posts
Sep 11, 2009
6:06 PM
El Sol is still there! www.elsolcigars.com. I'm sure it's as different as night and day relative to $.95 days. And yeah, they're $4 or $5 bucks now...but damnit it's worth it. Just glad to see they are still hanging in there, unlike so many other CEE-GAR City shops. God Bless'em.


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"Now if you happened to come down here tonight...and you don't wanna hear the person next to you sang, and you don't want'em to dance, cause you might spill your drink, you came to the wrong show in the wrong venue."
mofrofans1
Admin
2429 posts
Sep 22, 2009
8:17 PM
Figgered I'd bump this up from page 2; we got's us 2 Ybor threads.

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MofroFan1
fnovoa
364 posts
Sep 23, 2009
12:03 PM
Jake The Snake and I are planning to come. I know it's last minute, and i hope we can score tickets.
mofrofans1
Admin
2433 posts
Sep 23, 2009
5:47 PM
ALL RIGHT FRANK! No shit man I have been thinking on an off about you for the last couple weeks since you said you couldn't go. I've felt bad for you man, the boys right here in town and you couldn't go. SO GLAD you're gonna make it!

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MofroFan1
fnovoa
367 posts
Sep 23, 2009
6:35 PM
I hope we can do it Clay..thanks for thinking of me!
FireFly
726 posts
Sep 23, 2009
6:56 PM
lol, I should bring stickers, for everybody to write their names on
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"Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
-Nietzsche
KGinSC
13 posts
Sep 23, 2009
7:09 PM
THAT is a great idea, FireFly! - specially since I don't know any of yous guys!!!! How funny would that be?

Me and MG WILL BE THERE!!!!!!
btw, I'm Karla and he's Michael

no dice on Ella's tho, he still wants to go to the Columbia, but I got about 18 hours to talk him out of it!

I am just so gosh darned excited!

Clay, will you be wearin' that hat you have on in all the pics? How will I know any of you if we don't go to Ellas? I got a few pics posted to Flicker but I'm too dumb to figure out how to make them show up here, Dernnit!
mofrofans1
Admin
2437 posts
Sep 23, 2009
7:40 PM
"Hello, my fuckin name is Clay"

You know Firefly is just crazy enuf to bring name tags.

I don't blame him on the Columbia. It's great. No worries. You'll know us. We'll be the crazy ones. You could recognize me from the hat but actually it's hats...I have about a dozen. But you can count on me having a lid on for sure.

If you see an "older" guy with a pretty trophy wife that looks a good 12-15 years younger than him...that's us!

One way to find us will be to listen out for Firefly. She has an accent from the planet she's from. It's not like ours, especially ours from the South. As best as I can describe it, her accent sounds kind of German I guess.

I dunno what time everybody will leave Ella's. We could end up at the Hampton for a drink before going to the Ritz. Personally I'll probly watch about 2 whole minutes of Earl Greyhound (no disrespect to him but I ain't going to see him) so who knows where I'll be.

I'll watch more of Shooter, sort of.

You can find some of our group outside where the smokers are too. And some of the best people watching anywhere is Ybor City, so outside is often quite entertaining.

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MofroFan1
giggles
890 posts
Sep 23, 2009
7:56 PM
I have no problem wearing a name tag:
Hello My Name is:
giggles
and I am MOFRO-aholic:p


And if there are no name tags, I'll be the little round red head dancing my ass off and just generally making merry! =)



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Last Edited by on Sep 23, 2009 8:00 PM
FireFly
727 posts
Sep 23, 2009
8:12 PM
actually , earl greyhound is a band, they rock out pretty good,
clay if I tell ya that they have a pretty foxy girl playin the bass, you might watch them for more than 2 min but than again you are a dirty old man
karla, no worries, you will find us, look for tapers,listen for my accent, liz will be hollering up front, trophywife will be shakin some serious booty,giggles will be licking, beaufro will be jumpin up and down with johndude,Estanley will be holding on to his cute future wife,if scotdee is there he might be holding a garbagecan(but since i will NEVEr buy a gigantic bottle of makers again, i think he'll be fine)
so basically you can't miss us...lol
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"Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
-Nietzsche
FireFly
728 posts
Sep 23, 2009
8:13 PM
hey clay do they folks go in and out at the ritz? or is it no re-entry?
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"Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
-Nietzsche
KGinSC
16 posts
Sep 23, 2009
8:29 PM
Sounds like a pretty rowdy bunch I won't be able to miss! Thnanks for the descriptions!

So I'll just wander around, look for guys wearing a hat and walk up to 'em and say "IS YOUR FUCKIN NAME CLAY?" That oughta get me somewhere!

But, giggles will be licking, um, WHAT?

and did somebody say "Makers Mark"? Which way did they go???
FireFly
729 posts
Sep 23, 2009
8:38 PM
LOL !!! will explain further tomorrow!
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"Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
-Nietzsche
mofrofans1
Admin
2438 posts
Sep 23, 2009
8:45 PM
Firefly, yes anyone other than alien life forms can leave and re-enter.

KG, you pretty much got it nailed.

Giggles will stand out for sure, trust me.

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MofroFan1
mofrofans1
Admin
2439 posts
Sep 23, 2009
8:48 PM
Firefly, seeing you told me that about the bass player I think I'll have to check em out. I mean, just to listen ya know, not really watch or anything.

She reminded me...if all else fails, when you walk into the main concert hall look off to your left and you'll see the sound board. You'll see 3 or 4 mics up in the air. Near those will be estanley (Eric) and JohnDude and hopefully Frank. Find them you've found us.
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MofroFan1
FireFly
730 posts
Sep 23, 2009
8:49 PM
thanks clay for the info, i packed my earthling disguise
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"Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
-Nietzsche
Sunshine
1162 posts
Sep 24, 2009
4:44 AM
I can not, I repeat, csn not WAIT to hear all of the reviews from not only the show, but the pre party!!!

Enjoy my friends!!
:o)
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."

Last Edited by on Sep 24, 2009 4:31 PM
FireFly
731 posts
Sep 24, 2009
7:21 AM
lol !
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"Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
-Nietzsche
fnovoa
368 posts
Sep 24, 2009
3:47 PM
You guys have fun tonight!
fnovoa
369 posts
Sep 24, 2009
4:02 PM
You guys have fun tonight!
Gr8ful98
321 posts
Sep 25, 2009
5:08 AM
MOFRO show was fucking great...

and if you missed the Turkey After Jam...you better axe sumbody!

Turkeys, Greyhounds, Mofro...various members on stage jammin' out till way past 2am. It was like Jazzfest up in that bitch!

Arrived at home in Orlando at 3:55am
Liz & I are dressed & headed to work y'all.

ORLANDO is next on the hit list!
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"throwin' pennies on the tracks and playin' in the rain...oblivious of the world around us that was going insane"

Last Edited by on Sep 25, 2009 6:13 AM
Sunshine
1174 posts
Sep 25, 2009
5:57 AM
Wow! dayum......sounds like a great time that just didn't want to end itself. Keep awl those reviews, pictures, stories, and videos a coming as many of us need to live vicariously through you guys to get our suedo fix of M*O*F*R*O!!!

Thanks Dude!!!
:o)
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
FireFly
732 posts
Sep 25, 2009
8:26 AM
ella's was great, was cool to see the chef sweatin in the kitchen and than see him later jam out, he's got energy, don't know how he does it.
clay and i peeked at the setlist before show and it started with country ghetto, than a kiiler WYLF jam, i have the setlist, brighter days was on it but they didn't end playin that.
chris bell sat in for H&D(?) as encore
yeah after show with the turkeys was shitloads of fun, the hercules horns and andrew sitting in, the rest of the band dancing with us, except jj, didn't see him until we were walking out, he was hanging by the bus talking to folks, certain ladies who shall remain unnamed were questioning him about his new hairsituation ;)

shooter was actually pretty good
KG , you are a riot, had fun dancing my ass off with you-wish you can make it to HoB

nursing a hangover, i will be drinking water tonight ,lol

JD and liz, you guys are some serious mofro troopers, having to go to work and all, see ya tonight!


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"Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
-Nietzsche
Sunshine
1175 posts
Sep 25, 2009
8:40 AM
Thanks FF, was that giggles asking bout JJ's hair did??!
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
estanley1
516 posts
Sep 25, 2009
10:05 AM
Quite possibly the best time I've ever had a show...any show.

And that after-party Turkey Jam...wow, simply wow. That shit will never ever happen again and I'm completely lucky and honored to be able to say I was there. A stage FULL of BMFs making magic happen right in front of my eyes.

I don't care what happens in Orlando or who shows up, last night will not be beat.......


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"Now if you happened to come down here tonight...and you don't wanna hear the person next to you sang, and you don't want'em to dance, cause you might spill your drink, you came to the wrong show in the wrong venue."

Last Edited by on Sep 25, 2009 10:06 AM
jeazzzy
1 post
Sep 25, 2009
10:59 AM
Can Anyone help a brother out with the Tampa Setlist or know where to go to find it? Sounds like last night was off the chain, looking forward to tonight HOB Orlando
mofrofans1
Admin
2448 posts
Sep 25, 2009
12:01 PM
Sorry I ain't jumped on y'all. Got to bed at 3:45. Running round like chickens trying to hit the road to Orlando

But I can't add a whole lot to what was said above.

jeazzzy...welcome to the board!!

The setlist will be up in a day or 2. I have it, but as usual JJ changed it up a bit while they were up there. As soon as we get it right I'll put it up.

For those in the setlist pool...nobody won!! Okay, y'all know I'm kidding. See above. Giggles is in our shower right now (I peeked) and when she's all clean we're hittin the road (okay okay I gotta shower up to as does TW). Gigs is going to tally the ballots and declare a winner from my back seat. We'll let y'all know!!
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MofroFan1

Last Edited by on Sep 25, 2009 12:02 PM
Delerious Tyme
434 posts
Sep 25, 2009
1:21 PM
The article on that same site with the Q&A with JJ is great. JJ goes into great detail about how the early days were for him, how hard he worked to get where he is, and how close he was to just calling it quits when the bad times got real bad. He's a trooper and all the integrity a man can have, he has. He is exactly who we all think he is. It is good to be a Mofro Fan, that's for sure...


And, from the way it sounds, even better to be a Mofro Fan and lucky enough to go to last night's show and after party....

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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."

Last Edited by on Sep 25, 2009 1:22 PM
Sunshine
1176 posts
Sep 25, 2009
1:24 PM
Thanks for the article Mr. D!! and yes, DT I agree with you, it is wonderful to be a Mofro fan!! The Q & A was great, and funny how small the world is, the interviwer, Eric Snider, is my brother-in-laws brother....

Giggles, do you have a little tiny snippet of one of your stories you can share?!?!
:o)
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
antsyashley
925 posts
Sep 26, 2009
7:19 AM
Wow! This does sound like the best Mofro show ever! I am kicking myself for not going. I should be in Florida right now! Ah well, being the good sister, I am home in North Louisiana for the weekend to see my brother en route from Abu Dhabi to Alaska. I can't wait to hear these recordings!!!

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It's a Big Easy life.
KGinSC
17 posts
Sep 28, 2009
6:27 PM
Well, WOW! and what more is there to say?
I am back -me and M worked our butts off getting packed and loaded (with a slight hangover) and driving back to SC, so I did not have time (or internet access) to talk to y'all till now.
I have not even read about the HOB or Jax shows, cuz, well, why bother - there will never be another the likes of YBOR CITY!!! Sorry to all you Mofroians who could not make it to Tamper.
Everything, I mean EVERYTHING about the evening ROCKED! Ellas, Mofro, Nervous Turkey - going across the street to find Michael jammin with some blues band.... just FANTASTIC!!!

And, Firefly - LOVED dancin with you too!!!

and to make our Tamper trip even better (sorry we just could not make it over to Orlando with all the packing and loading up going on), we went to see Sarge and the Aeromen Friday night over in Ozona instead - - - if any of you Floridians ever get the chance to hear them, they are FANTASTIC!!!!!
check it out:
http://www.myspace.com/sargeandtheaeromen
they're some local guys - live in Dunedin, I think and work at MacDill(hence the name, go figure)

It was so good to meet all you Floridian Mofroians - y'all really oughta try to get up here for Fall for Greenville! Alligent Air is CHEAP!!!

YBOR CITY WAS A BLAST!!!!
Sunshine
1191 posts
Sep 29, 2009
11:25 AM
Hey KGinSC, small world, I spent 24 years living in Dunedin! Sounds like you had a blast with everyone! I hope to someday meet sum more of you-ins. And KGinSC, I will see you in Greenville, got the hotel all set up so it is a definate GO!!!!
:o)

and yes, alligent is cheap!!
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
mofrofans1
Admin
2489 posts
Oct 01, 2009
10:59 AM
I forgot to add to this that after Giggles got finished running her hands thru JJ's hair, everyone (other than Mofro Homeless Guy) that wanted to had talked to him (JJ, not homeless guy) so I moved up. After asking him about the setlist similarities I asked him about that baby girl. His face lit up like a sparkler (giggles was there; she'll tell you). He said she sleeps thru from 8 pm to 10 am every day. She likes to go the beach with mommy and daddy. I didn't ask him if he's put her on a surfboard yet. Man is he a proud papa!

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MofroFan1

Last Edited by on Oct 01, 2009 11:01 AM
Sunshine
1211 posts
Oct 01, 2009
11:08 AM
that is so cool Clay!! I would want to ask him about his little darling, but that is his private life and I respect that he likes to keep it that way, so thanks for sharing!!
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."

Last Edited by on Oct 01, 2009 11:22 AM
giggles
909 posts
Oct 01, 2009
11:29 AM
Sunshine I think JJ was happy to have someone ask about his lil' princess. As soon as the question finished rolling off of Clay's tongue, JJ's entire demeanor changed and softened. He seemed to exude a warm glow and when he spoke about his daughter there was such a sense of joy and wonder that it was heart warming to witness. I was honored to share in such an intimate moment.......especially after I molested his locks:p
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