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MichelleCraig

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Who all is planning on making the trip to go to this weekend? 

I am making preliminary plans to come, and wanted to see who else was planning to! It should be a blast!

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There's a good chance I'll be down in the area for that weekend. I'll be doing some camping but might be able to swing into Nashville.
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I will be attending with my wife, we are flying in from Michigan on the night of the 25th, staying all weekend and flying home 28th....going to be fun!
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April and I will be there, and we're excited to meet so many other Jars fans. 
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My wife and I fly in late Thursday night and leave very early Sunday morning. But looking forward to a great jars weekend
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The forums have been suspiciously quiet since the Jars 20 weekend. Come on folks, I want a recap!
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Friday night was fun at BWM, all the golden tix holders there, the band, their wives, some BWM support staff...night of mingling, wine, drinks, etc. and followed by a set about an hour long songs that you don't hear much. (needful hands, waiting for the world to fall and such) Got to meet some members from jarchives like Gina, and others whose names escape me at the moment...I guess Mike H was there but too busy file sharing so I didn't get to meet him.

Saturday during the day was a 45 minute stop at the Gray Matters studio, more chat with the band, lotsa merch for sale at way low prices (they were having a fire sale) and just got to poke around the studio and see where the magic happens.  Libby was there too and put up a neat Jars museum of items from the past...the building it self isn't much, but it was cool to be where they record.

Saturday afternoon you were on your own to do what you wanted or visit some recommended places in the Nashville area by the band.

Saturday night showed up early for the food and drinks, meet and greet, Q&A time with people getting to ask the guys questions...silent auction of items the band was letting go from personal collections to help raise more money for BWM.

The concert was roughly 2.5 hours long with a 15 minute intermission, they ended with Worlds Apart and Love Song for A Savior, they played most all the songs from the Jars 20 album and few other favorites..so all in al a great weekend.  If I can find the set list I'll post it here later...



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I did tune in to the StageIt on Friday (hearing them play "Fly Farther" again after all these years blew my mind!), and I did see a setlist posted (I think it was on the band's Facebook page?) after the Saturday show, so I was looking more for personal anecdotes so that I could live vicariously. You helped to scratch some of that itch. Thanks.
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OK...well what kind of personal-ness were you wanting? anything specific?  Guidelines?
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OK...well what kind of personal-ness were you wanting? anything specific?  Guidelines?


Anything that stood out to you that you feel like sharing. Reactions to your favorite and/or unusual songs being played, amusing stage banter, enjoyable interactions with fellow Jars fans... really I just want to know what it was like to be there.

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There was just the usual witty banter from the band, nothing really unusual that stuck out to me, it was just an enjoyable weekend with the hard core fans....meeting Gina and her friends, finally meeting Libby as well.

One thing that stuck with me is that the guys were asked by someone "if you could tell the jars guys of 1994 something you learned along the way, what would it be?" Ultimately that answer was to enjoy the ride, whatever ride your on, not worry so much about what's going on around you and enjoy the moments you're in.  Dan also added that this is not the life or path he would have chosen, but was very glad that it was laid out for him in a way he never thought possible.

Libby was getting the band to sign some really neat clay pots, I was admiring them with my wife and hoping they would be give aways later that night....we talked awhile with Libby at the studio and connected there...she is a wonderful human being...that said, later that night at the concert she gave me one of the clay pots.  So unexpected and kind...it's now displayed on my office desk at home with some other Jars items.

Blizzard wines was there with their Jars promo wines, Tom and Carrie sat with us at the Saturday night concert as reps from Blizzard (Carrie's sister is the one that makes the wine and the family helps), they told us the background story of how the biz is being started and I realized what a labor of love wine making really is...so that was cool to sit with them and talk and see how they knew the guys.  I was able to get an empty bottle of one of the wines home with me and that is sitting on my desk too.  They were selling sets of three bottles, signed by the guys and all the proceeds went to BWM.

We also spoke with Matt Odmark's parents for about 20 minutes, so very down to earth people that were patient with our questions and obviously proud of their son and the other guys as well.

Really there are too many specifics to list, it was a fast weekend rolled up into 2.5 days for us and we just enjoyed the "moment"....so very glad I was able to go with my wife....hopefully there is more music and stories to come.


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One thing that stuck with me is that the guys were asked by someone "if you could tell the jars guys of 1994 something you learned along the way, what would it be?"



I remember them being asked a similar question at a Q&A in Concord, CA recently. Steve said he would tell his younger self that when the Christian bookstore lady asks why they don't say "Jesus" on stage, to just walk away. "It's hypothetical", Matt quickly added. I love that these guys know how to be snarky without being mean about it.


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Yeah...someone else asked that question too and got about the same reply....I was just looking at my pics from the Satruday night concert and found I have two live, full recordings of a couple songs...one is Fade To Gray....
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