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 #7765  by HOWEYMAN
 Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:14 am
I swear, I just can't get over the fact that all the bands I like are nowhere to be found in Michigan.
no Cheese, no Ratdog, no Moe, no ABB, no Umphrey's, no Trey (even though I'm checking him out with Tom Petty, I'd like to see just him), WTF? I guess the "home of rock-n-roll" (Detroit) is fading. Sucks.
Just ventin'. :-x

 #7766  by st stephen
 Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:25 am
that really sux man. I live in new york and get mad when a tour does not come my way.

 #7768  by phreaker
 Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:02 am
Well, you guys have a lot of cars up there to drive to other concerts around the country.

 #7772  by phpbb
 Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:38 am
Michigan is a beautiful place, and, depending on your taste, they are still producing good music, its just not the jam band stuff.

I still go back each year with my kids to "Up North", to play on the sand dunes and the water.

 #7773  by HOWEYMAN
 Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:46 am
phpbb wrote:one of the reasons that I like 22,000 others, got the hell out of there...
Yep, it sucks bad. I've lived in Michigan all my life, went to college here, and have made a living working here. I have been at the same job almost 8 years, and the buisness is the slowest I have ever seen it. We are half the size of what we were a year ago, and I could be next to go if the economy doesn't pick up. Unfortuante also, because Michigan is a beautiful state, with so much natural beauty to offer and surrounded by and filled with beautiful lakes, o just name a few. Living here has helped me see over 150 concerts for I live within 45 minutes of two big venues, who both have big acts, just none of the ones I mentioned earlier. I hope this is as low as it gets. :cry:

 #7774  by Trystine
 Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:16 am
Sounds like it's time to search Cut your loses and beat it on down the line. :cool:

 #7893  by xStonr
 Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:38 pm
I've been living in Mich for the last 7 years and yes, the jam band scene is real weak here. Also like HOWEYMAN wrote, the economy is in a downward spiral as all the manufacturing jobs are heading south. Literally!