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Here in Milwaukee, for the Milwaukee Irish Fest, the largest Irish Festival in American (last I heard). Will see jdogg (Justin) while I'm here, many of you probably know him from the previous boards. Lemme know if you want me to say hi. Going to enjoy some of the greatest Irish music in the world. My check in from time to time, if I'm waiting for the next band to get set up, but my head will be into the music most of the time! Although, tonight and Friday is just in the evenings.
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gounion wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:09 pm Here in Milwaukee, for the Milwaukee Irish Fest, the largest Irish Festival in American (last I heard). Will see jdogg (Justin) while I'm here, many of you probably know him from the previous boards. Lemme know if you want me to say hi. Going to enjoy some of the greatest Irish music in the world. My check in from time to time, if I'm waiting for the next band to get set up, but my head will be into the music most of the time! Although, tonight and Friday is just in the evenings.
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gounion wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:09 pm Here in Milwaukee, for the Milwaukee Irish Fest, the largest Irish Festival in American (last I heard). Will see jdogg (Justin) while I'm here, many of you probably know him from the previous boards. Lemme know if you want me to say hi. Going to enjoy some of the greatest Irish music in the world. My check in from time to time, if I'm waiting for the next band to get set up, but my head will be into the music most of the time! Although, tonight and Friday is just in the evenings.
If I remember correctly he was the one who absolutely ASSURED me and us that Gorsuch would never overturn Roe. He is an attorney, right?
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Libertas wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:33 pm If I remember correctly he was the one who absolutely ASSURED me and us that Gorsuch would never overturn Roe. He is an attorney, right?
Yes, he is an attorney. I have no idea about that. But he's a liberal.
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gounion wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:21 pm Yes, he is an attorney. I have no idea about that. But he's a liberal.
Ask him about it if you can remember to, please.
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2nd nicest and friendliest city in the USA. Right behind Green Bay.
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gounion wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:09 pm Here in Milwaukee, for the Milwaukee Irish Fest, the largest Irish Festival in American (last I heard)....
Boston would like a word....😏
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hottentot venus wrote: Thu Jun 29, 2023 6:14 pm Boston would like a word....😏
Eh, I dunno... The Milwaukee fest has attendance of 160,000. The North Texas Irish Fest has around 62,000.

I couldn't find a Boston Irish Festival. Now, come St Pat's, I'm sure Boston has a big party. But that's not the same as a festival like these, with stages of performers and a large number of bands from across the world.
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gounion wrote: Wed Jul 05, 2023 7:50 pm Eh, I dunno... The Milwaukee fest has attendance of 160,000. The North Texas Irish Fest has around 62,000.

I couldn't find a Boston Irish Festival. Now, come St Pat's, I'm sure Boston has a big party. But that's not the same as a festival like these, with stages of performers and a large number of bands from across the world.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 700,000 people attending each year.

https://oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/about ... ach%20year.
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Bludogdem wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 12:03 pm Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 700,000 people attending each year.

https://oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/about ... ach%20year.
Personally, I think the music is superior at Irish Festivals.

In Milwaukee, the site is used for a lot of festivals, SummerFest is the world's largest music festival, and is modern music. At that site, there are several other ethnic festivals, including a German, Polish, Mexican, Black Arts fest and even a Pride Festival. My friends from there say the Irish Fest is the largest on the site except for the SummerFest.

This year, SummerFest started June 22, and ends Saturday.

Every city should have festival grounds like this. It's amazing.
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gounion wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 1:36 pm Personally, I think the music is superior at Irish Festivals.

In Milwaukee, the site is used for a lot of festivals, SummerFest is the world's largest music festival, and is modern music. At that site, there are several other ethnic festivals, including a German, Polish, Mexican, Black Arts fest and even a Pride Festival. My friends from there say the Irish Fest is the largest on the site except for the SummerFest.

This year, SummerFest started June 22, and ends Saturday.

Every city should have festival grounds like this. It's amazing.
You’ll probably like this movie

“ The Boys & Girl from County Clare”

“ In 1965, Jimmy McMahon and his group of Liverpudlians plot to win the annual céilí music competition in Ireland.”

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337631/?r ... g_t_78_act

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Bludogdem wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 8:16 pm You’ll probably like this movie

“ The Boys & Girl from County Clare”

“ In 1965, Jimmy McMahon and his group of Liverpudlians plot to win the annual céilí music competition in Ireland.”

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337631/?r ... g_t_78_act

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Look, Green Grass, you have a long history on this board of making shit up and lying about… well, everything. Whatever the subject is, you’ll turn out to have a degree in it, and were number one in the nation. You can say you’re Irish all day long, and we won’t believe you. If you said the sun came up this morning, I’d go outside to check it myself.

As far as the movies, I’ve seen about all of them. But they aren’t really Irish, it’s all the Tin Pan Alley version. They’re fun, but about the same as the Blacksploitation movies of the seventies, making fun of the Irish. But if I had my pick, I’m partial to Finian’s Rainbow, with Petula Clark and Tommy Steele, and featuring the last movie performance of Fred Astaire. It was also Francis Ford Coppola’s first film. It’s terribly cheesy, but I first saw it on TV as a small child, and have a soft spot in my heart for it. Best part is the song “When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich” - which is art explaining life.
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gounion wrote: Sat Jul 08, 2023 7:16 am Look, Green Grass, you have a long history on this board of making shit up and lying about… well, everything. Whatever the subject is, you’ll turn out to have a degree in it, and were number one in the nation. You can say you’re Irish all day long, and we won’t believe you. If you said the sun came up this morning, I’d go outside to check it myself.

As far as the movies, I’ve seen about all of them. But they aren’t really Irish, it’s all the Tin Pan Alley version. They’re fun, but about the same as the Blacksploitation movies of the seventies, making fun of the Irish. But if I had my pick, I’m partial to Finian’s Rainbow, with Petula Clark and Tommy Steele, and featuring the last movie performance of Fred Astaire. It was also Francis Ford Coppola’s first film. It’s terribly cheesy, but I first saw it on TV as a small child, and have a soft spot in my heart for it. Best part is the song “When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich” - which is art explaining life.
Well, this one is Irish. About a traditional Cèilidh(pronounced kaylee). Fun movie, wonderful music. Your loss.
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Bludogdem wrote: Sat Jul 08, 2023 9:25 am Well, this one is Irish. About a traditional Cèilidh(pronounced kaylee). Fun movie, wonderful music. Your loss.
I said I'd seen it. And I also know how to pronounce the word.

But I do stand corrected. I was thinking it was a musical from the 50s or 60s, and it's not. Brain fart. It was a good movie.

And when you go to the Irish Festivals, you get to see and meet artists from Ireland. I've got to meet Tommy Makem back in the nineties. I told him how I was in the audience listening to him, and said "I was sitting there crying" and he said "It was that bad?"

Also the late, great Scottish Songwriter Andy M. Stewart, and even got to have a few drinks with The Chieftans back in the nineties. Got to meet Michael Flatley, who was an egotistical jerk, but was quite talented. Seeing Lord of the Dance from the 10th row center in Kansas City in the nineties was a show of a lifetime.

Last year, got to hang with the crazy guys from - yes, this is a real band - The Red Hot Chili Pipers.

Not gonna make the Milwaukee fest this year, not crazy about the lineup. Just a few bands I would want to see.
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Bludogdem wrote: Thu Jul 06, 2023 12:03 pm Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 700,000 people attending each year.

https://oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/about ... ach%20year.
And it's always an annoying shyt show....unless you're German or adjacent....I always check my work schedule to make sure I'm off when it's happening....
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hottentot venus wrote: Thu Jul 27, 2023 5:46 pm And it's always an annoying shyt show....unless you're German or adjacent....I always check my work schedule to make sure I'm off when it's happening....
We always went early Saturday just for a Schmidt’s Bahama Mama and the giant cream puff. After that better things to do.
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