NorCal 2010
May 02, 2010 1:30:18 AM UTC Post #1

Hey yawl, anybody got the downlow on tour dates for Northern California this summer? My favorite venue that booked Skynyrd every summer, Konocti Harbor closed it's doors last Nov. and I need a fix this year.

Help a Bro' Out,

J Dawg

May 02, 2010 6:28:31 PM UTC Post #1

We were at Konocti many times growing up. In recent years for a Skynyrd Concert the year of the fire ( '08?)
A real bummer that the venue has closed down. Any mumblings that it is going to be bought by anyone?

May 02, 2010 7:16:30 PM UTC Post #2

Hey Road,
We had pretty good seats, in the front...I can't say much for the buffet dinner that "came with" the tickets. We weren't impressed with that. Too crowded and not very good. But the weather was nice, and the (Skynyrd) people were great.
We didn't stay at Konocti. It was sold out. I had stayed there growing up. We rented a house for the weekend for the concert. It was ok. Pricey but served its purpose.
On the way home we actually ran into part of the band at the Sacramento airport so we were thrilled!

May 02, 2010 9:49:32 PM UTC Post #3

@ls-sbronson: TOO COOL me n nuthinfancy, rf n bd , our long lost vice-prez nextgeneration, n rockinpops were there too !! Got tha hell outa there tha next morn.......... Couldnt breath................. BAD ASS show tho BRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


May 08, 2010 3:37:43 AM UTC Post #4

Yes sad that Konocti is gone and no news yet on a reopening. It was owned by the San Francisco Plumbers Union and they were slushing funds into it to keep it afloat while trying their damndest to sell the place for about the past 7 years. It ended up costing the Union bosses their cushy jobs and the court case was the nail in the coffin of the resort. We referred to it dearly as the "Redneck Riviera", nothin' pretentious about the place and most of the people that frequented it. It was a wide open party place with some of the best bass fishin' around. They had 2 bass boats waitin' for the band everytime they played there and they used them a lot. Still searchin' the net for that yet to be announced tour date between Oregon & Smell-A.

J Dawg

May 24, 2010 4:17:18 PM UTC Post #5

Finally!!!!! Aug. 29th Sunday night Shoreline Ampitheater, Mountain View, Ca. This showed up on Pollstar, nothin' on the Shoreline site yet or ticket info, but I'm on it like a Dawg on a bone. Not one of my favorite venues, but I have seen the band there twice before and I'll do it again unless another show pops up in my neck of the woods.

J Dawg

May 25, 2010 3:21:27 AM UTC Post #6

J-The Shoreline is an ok venue.
I'm like you though and would have liked Konocti much better!
If you have the time stop by the bar/restaurant nearby called the Sports Page. The food isn't great but it usually has a pretty good vibe going on pre-concert. If you are lucky they will let you park there for the show, and it will save you the hassle of dealing with the Shorelines over crowded parking lot.


May 25, 2010 12:12:55 PM UTC Post #7


@Ohiodawg...Check your pm......


Looking for the next SUMMIT............

May 27, 2010 3:01:15 PM UTC Post #8

May 27, still zippo on ticket info. Gotta get a decent seat this time, done the lawn and standing area, but just gittin' to old fer that. I wanna clean buzzzzzzzzz and a comfortable seat this time around. This venue is a parking nightmare we went in '87 for the reunion tour w/ Ros/Collins and it took as long to get outta the lot as the show took, no B.S. J Dawg

May 27, 2010 11:42:41 PM UTC Post #9

I am with you re: seats. I am too old to fight the crowd in the GA seats. It used to be so much fun but as I get older, I prefer to have good seats with out a hassle. The last time we went to the Shoreline ( in the 90's) we did the Sports Page trick and parked there, which worked well.

June 03, 2010 3:51:04 PM UTC Post #10

Finally got some info on this gig. It's a special event by KFOX 98.5 in San Jose called their "Summer Send Off". So far they have Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult billed, but are working on other acts to round out the line up and will be announcing details & ticket info in a couple of weeks. More to come.

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