Whats the farthest ya ever drove to see a lynyrd skynyrd show?
April 19, 2010 1:38:17 AM UTC Post #31

In 1996 I drove 10hours to the Starwood Amphitheater in Nashville TN. to see the just announced new Skynyrd featuring Rickey Medlocke and Hughie Thomasson. Hears the crazy part, after the show ended I drove another 10 hours home.Here is the craziest part, I had about 4 hours sleep and then went to work that evening, thank goodness for caffeine.It was all well worth it at the time,cause I got to see Rickey Medlocke and Hughie Thomasson play with Lynyrd Skynyrd, how cool was that.If I only knew then what I know now and that Hughie and Rickey would be in Lynyrd Skynyrd for all these years.Thanks to all the friendly fans in Nashville as I was feeling pretty good when I left.

Rick

April 20, 2010 4:22:48 PM UTC Post #32

=raines said:In 1996 I drove 10hours to the Starwood Amphitheater in Nashville TN. to see the just announced new Skynyrd featuring Rickey Medlocke and Hughie Thomasson. Hears the crazy part, after the show ended I drove another 10 hours home.Here is the craziest part, I had about 4 hours sleep and then went to work that evening, thank goodness for caffeine.It was all well worth it at the time,cause I got to see Rickey Medlocke and Hughie Thomasson play with Lynyrd Skynyrd, how cool was that.If I only knew then what I know now and that Hughie and Rickey would be in Lynyrd Skynyrd for all these years.Thanks to all the friendly fans in Nashville as I was feeling pretty good when I left.

Rick
kool sounds like ya had a great time and pushed youreself through work wow what a adventure sounds like ya had a awsome time

December 18, 2010 6:24:09 AM UTC Post #33

I haven't seen a Skynyrd show yet [probably should have made a trip to one of the summer 2010 dates; you betcha I'm watching for the 2011 announcements. :)]

I can't drive yet, so I take Greyhound or Amtrak [Might be worth considering even if you can drive if their schedules/costs are cooperative.]

Here are some other shows I've traveled out-of-town for; I'm already planning a couple additional non-Skynyrd trips of comparable distances.

~100 miles, got a ride (I might go with the uncle who introduced me to Skynyrd to some such show
~100 miles, Greyhound
~400 miles, Greyhound
~600 miles, Amtrak [This range was for the Lollapalooza music festival rather than one gig; speaking of which, I try to compare the tour schedules for multiple acts I like, to see if I can see more than one on the same trip even if they're not on the same festival bill.]

Seems like a lot, but we really dig our tunes, and waiting to see $band might not help anyway.

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Thanks for the tip, Paul - Skynyrd is one of the most underrated classic rock bands. We in Skynyrd Nation know better.

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December 18, 2010 10:19:41 PM UTC Post #34

Took an ass kickin, caught a plane to Minneapolis from Great Britain - for those who dont know where I'm from, then straight to Seattle, then another straight to Vegas! Just to see one show in Vegas. Man I'm proud!Me and my pah had such Jet Lag!

When I was a young'un they used to teach us to play music like this here - RVZ

December 27, 2010 8:16:53 AM UTC Post #35

=FreeBuzzFreshAir said:Whats the farthest ya ever drove to see a lynyrd skynyrd show?
I drove almost 4 hours by myself in a geo metro 3 cylynder suzuki motor one time and sat in major chicago construction and regular traffic and i -80 traffic indiana traffic and got to indiana show off i -65 in the nick of time great show though Gary sported a stratocaster in that show for real.....

Another time was like 3 hour drive to a casino and once i flew like 1000 miles ect to jacksonville to attend the remembering freebirds tribute at the park by jacksonville jaguars stadium and st johns river and got to see all the lynyrd skynyrd hangouts and childhood homes and the high school and baseball diamond where it all started in a tour escorted by Gene Odem .

I thank the folks who orginized that tribute and all the bands and folks that showed up great memorize
It was announced a little later that lynyrdskynyrd was to play lakeland florida that same time and there were other skynyrd frynds gatherings at judy van zants hotel and freebird cafe on 1ave by jax beach so it was like a florida lynyrd skynyrd rememerence all over the place bands tributing and folks playing and talking lynyrd skynyrd all over the place .
It was a great time
Its amazing how all the different places and different folks had different opinions and some argued over the others gathering or old band versus new or one group was cutting down the others gathering its a shame that ALL couldnt have got togeather IN ONE SPOT and had the Lynyrd Skynyrd band close the show for one big Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute show in other words ALL those bands and folks in one spot for a Jacksonville or some other Florida or georgia location Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute kinda like a lynyrd skynyrd sturgis get togeather.

December 27, 2010 8:20:03 AM UTC Post #36

Rode 500 miles to a thing called Rock The Rockies. Stood in the rain all fucking day and then Skynyrd didn't play due to weather conditions. FUCK !!! Long time ago.

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