@rjquillin Nothing wrong with Fleetwood either, I agree. I just know far less of their catalogue.
But like @ScottW58 said below, I only care so much about who’s playing. I just want to get out and see y’all!
@CorTot We are looking forward to meeting up, but we are going to hold off buying tickets until closer to the event, given the virus spikes in WA and MI. If we come, we will bring a dessert. @cortot: Do you remember the web site that had the discount tickets?
Perhaps because I am a subscriber, I got this notice regarding COVID protocols from the POPS. The 2 things that jumped out at me were that proof of complete vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the event will be required to be verified at the gate (that should slow things down) and that lawn seating will be limited. They will contact folks who have already bought tickets (looking at you @ScottW58).
@davirom@rjquillin@ScottW58 I think you can get one of the approved vaccines even if you’ve participated in the clinical trial, although that may be against trial protocol.
You should ask for a card, though, since the vaccine will likely be approved before then and you’ll be clear by whatever metric.
@klezman@rjquillin@ScottW58 According to this article, in trials Norovax has an efficacy rate of over 96% against the original virus and 86% against 2 of the variants. Assuming rjq was in the treatment group (the discussion is trivial otherwise), a card should be available after it gets EUA. The article says Norovax has jumped ahead of AstraZeneca and is next in line for approval.
@davirom@rjquillin@ScottW58 I’m neutral on the cards. I am strongly in favour of heavily encouraging people to get vaccinated, though. Once available for kids, I will strongly endorse it being required for school, for example.
I want this virus gone. Vaccines are the only way.
#1 no problem I’m a card carrying vaxer #2 only about 12 seats on the lawn were sold when I bought, and if they don’t let me in I will consider it a donation to people who need the money more than I do
Thanks for always tagging us for these things. One day we’ll actually make it. We have been the epitome of the hermit lifestyle during the pandemic. We’re slowly getting used to the idea of being around the peoples. But in this case, we likely will be traveling around the time of the events. We’ll see how it goes. Have fun!!!
Any chance this meet up could also be a swap meet? I have wine for @buffaloroam. @MarkDaSpark, @klezman, and @radiolysis have wine for me. I am willing to meet either before or after the event in the free parking lot at the mall across from the venue. Or, we have a wagon, so we can swap on the Green if people prefer there.
@ScottW58 I volunteered a dessert upthread and I can do more. If you are serious about tacos (from the other forum), there is a tortillaria in ELA where I can pick up street taco size corn tortillas that will have been made fresh that day. Not sure about how to warm them though. . .
@losthighwayz@rjquillin@ScottW58 Maybe, maybe not. While it’s still technically an emergency use authorisation I expect it will be hard to enforce vaccination requirements outside of healthcare (and related) settings. But once they are formally approved via the “regular” process I see no reason why they won’t be required in schools the same way literally all other vaccinations are required.
I should buy my ticket…
molarchae sonuds like she wants the afternoon and evening to herself, but I don’t know yet about my other friends. @time2testit are you going to be able to come? Or your lovely wife? Or (better yet) both of you?
@klezman Just seeing this now (since I’m awful at monitoring the discussions on here), but it’s unlikely. However, when there is a meet up at your place (or something), there’s a good chance we’ll find a way to make it! Been too long since we’ve seen everyone/anyone!
This week i’d hope those with an unknown headcount would confirm number of people to help with the overall head count.
If you are bringing food to share we typically bring a small table and lay it out family style. If you don’t want to bring food and would prefer to buy at the venue they do offer food trucks etc…
Please bring lawn chairs/blanket and an umbrella or hats.
Bring wine for yourself and to share, also bring water & glasses.
Reminder that this event requires proof of vaccination.
We usually get there when the gates open at 5 and try and get a nice spot for the group over by the large tree west of the fountain pool.
Okay for the wine a 12 Rivers Marie Summa pinot because Adam loves them, a 14 Once and Future Zinfandel cause you guys love zin (the things i do for you guys!) and a white that I like. Wagyu brisket has been smoking for 12 hours so getting close. If it sucks I would suggest that you guys pickup a burger on the way in
The City of Arcadia is expecting a very high level of traffic tonight due to the 626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park. They are expecting over 30,000 in attendance in addition to our concert, which is completely SOLD OUT with our largest audience ever.
We ask that you please pack your patience and leave plenty of extra time for your arrival to tonight’s concert.
As a reminder, if you haven’t already purchased parking for tonight’s concert, you must park at Santa Anita Park. Onsite Parking at the Arboretum is SOLD OUT. Read below for directions on parking at Santa Anita, which is new this year.
We are actively coordinating with the City of Arcadia’s Police Department to ensure an efficient and smooth as possible traffic operation for both of tonight’s events, but please plan on arriving early for the best possible concert-going experience.
@CorTot@ScottW58@klezman We were planning to park before 5 pm anyway, so I guess we’ll get there a little earlier than that in case we have to loop around to park at Santa Anita. Not looking forward to hanging out in 90+ degree temps, but looking forward to meeting up.
@CorTot@davirom@ScottW58 I’m also planning on parking at the mall. In all their notices about parking they seem to have studiously avoided mentioning the mall.
I’m hoping to get on the road by 4:30 unless traffic tells me I need to go earlier.
I think I’m going to bring something a bit more out of the box: 2019 Sabelli-Frisch Mission La Malinche
@ScottW58 yes, we are here. Base camp established awaiting reinforcements.
I didn’t see any signs saying not to park at the mall. We parked in the neighborhood just west of the Westfield entrance south of the arboretum.
Good times! Great seeing everyone and later today I will be starting a GoFundMe page for klez so he can buy a lawn chair so he has a place to sit and a travel bag with an ice pack so his wine doesn’t arrive warm shouldn’t be more than $35
@CorTot The wife made the bread. For this first attempt she followed Alton’s recipe. It seems a little lighter textured than I remember yours, so we’ll probably do your mods next time. Still very good, so thanks!
Well, we are back to food salvage and fridge replacement, but last night was a wonderful interlude from the chaos. It was great to see everyone and have a chance to relax. The food was wonderful and yes, we will try to make the bread. Everyone chant: Chair for Klez! Chair for Klez!
Looking forward to the next event!
@klezman@ScottW58@CorTot Yes. SWMBO and I think Fleetwood Mac is too soon so we are looking at Sinatra (danceable) or Broadway because we are show tunes people. Not that interested in the Beatles tribute, but probably willing to take one for the team.