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Old 05-04-2021, 05:16 AM
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Had a very brief (overnight) visit from kids and grandkids last night, who had never been to TV before. Of course we took the obligatory trip to the square for music, dancing and ice cream.
This is the first time I've been in TV after mid-April, and the crowd was by far the sparsest I've ever seen. It was nice though, but I was surprised.
Not having been here in May before, I was just wondering if the smallish crowd was due to the band not being a popular favorite (I thought they were fine), or just a function of the time of year?
The grandies had a great time.
Due to: the band, snowbirds mostly gone, time of year.
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:25 AM
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Chasing Amy was there last night. I tell you this...since the squares reopened, whenever the Hooligans, Spasmatics, Johnny Wild, and to a lesser extend Rocky and the Rollers play the squares, they are jammed packed, no matter the night of the week.

I'm sure Chasing Amy are a talented and dynamic band that have something to please everyone in the Top 40 "party band" genre. However, I'm noticing that most Villagers (and those who live in the surrounding areas) have discerning musical taste. They/we seem to want something a little different than generic top 40 party music. Not sure why that is. My guess is we've all heard those songs thousands of times before and perhaps the tunes have gotten a little stale?

Not criticizing Chasing Amy at all. I checked out their videos on Youtube and they're perfectly fine, but perhaps that type of music is overrepresented in the Villages. Just my take. I'm a sucker for talking about anything to do with music!
Have the Beatlemaniacs play. Hours of just Beatles songs. That would get people dancing.
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:59 AM
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That sure wasn’t the case at Havana CC last Thursday night. Cars were circling the parking lot looking for spaces. Some cars parked in the aisles. You could not have squeezed one more person into either the indoor or outdoor seating. People lined up indoors and outdoors waiting, with their buzzers in hand.

Hopefully everyone had been vaccinated. But with the statistics I’ve seen showing vaccinations by political party, that was almost certainly not the case. We’ll give Havana a “drive by” next time before going in. Had we not been meeting another couple, we’d have not gone in that night.
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:59 AM
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Love The Buzz Kats. Do they still play TV. Moved out a few years ago and would love to see them again.😍
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:29 AM
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Heard the Blues Jam on Thursday nights (with SSnakeyez as the house band) at World of Beer is not coming back. Anyone heard anything? That was usually a great option.

P.S. I do know about the Blues Jam across the street at McCall's but I liked the WOB jam better and it was also Taco Thursday!
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:38 AM
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Many less people in TV at this time of year. It gets reflected everywhere in my opinion.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:55 AM
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We drive from Mount Dora to hear the Spazmatics!
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:14 AM
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A lot of snowbirds leave around the end of April beginning of May
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:25 AM
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Probably a little of both. Also in by end April most of the renters are gone and can't compare Brownwood & Sumpter, Brownwood a lot closer to those south of 44 then Sumter is and makes for a shorter commute. Just saying.
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:27 AM
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Brownwood was sparse as well.
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Old 05-04-2021, 10:40 AM
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I was at Blue Fin last night don’t know who was playing but the square seemed pretty crowded when we came outside after 9 pm
I was at Bluefin on Fri for dinner and the square was packed.
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Old 05-04-2021, 04:19 PM
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The musicians were awesome last night. Music sounded exactly like the bands they were playing the songs from.
The woman doing the vocals, not so much. She was not singing with enough gusto or rockin’ and rolling’......she has the wrong voice for all the songs she attempted to sing.
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The musicians were awesome last night. Music sounded exactly like the bands they were playing the songs from.
The woman doing the vocals, not so much. She was not singing with enough gusto or rockin’ and rolling’......she has the wrong voice for all the songs she attempted to sing.
Are you referring to Ampli-Fires? This promo looks alright if mainstream rock hits is your thang.

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Due to: the band, snowbirds mostly gone, time of year.
And it was Sunday night, probably the slowest night of the week.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:26 PM
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Must have been the band ad in the last week we were there for blond ambition, it was packed.
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