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ThememanXX
01-28-2010, 09:55 AM
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Blossom Music Center (http://www.hob.com/venues/concerts/blossom/general_info.asp)
Friday, June 25th, 2010
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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Venue Information:
Blossom Music Center is an amphitheatre located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. It is the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra, which performs its annual Blossom Festival there. The venue is also host to a full summer schedule of popular music acts and symphonic performances.

Blossom Music Center is named after the family of Dudley S. Blossom, who served as president of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1936 to 1938. The site's natural parabolic setting, the pavilion's sloping wooden roof, and the area's natural wooded surroundings distinguish it from other contemporary amphitheatres. The facility, designed by architect Peter van Dijk, is located on 800 acres (3 km²) of natural woods inside the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, about 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown Akron and 33 miles (53 km) south of downtown Cleveland. There are currently plans to sell Blossom's undeveloped acreage (580 acres) to the National Park Service to add to the park. This would financially benefit the owners and serve to protect the natural setting of Blossom. In 2003, the venue underwent a $17 million renovation. The pavilion seats 5,700 people, with space for about 13,500 more on the lawn.

Opening Act:
Martin Sexton

Past DMB Shows:
08/21/1995 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453055248&tid=38)
07/28/1998 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453054731&tid=21)
08/22/2000 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453054429&tid=13)
06/21/2003 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453055968&tid=72)
06/29/2004 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056086&tid=80)
06/15/2005 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056181&tid=83)
08/02/2006 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056291&tid=87)
08/20/2007 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056480&tid=96)
07/30/2008 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056563&tid=98)
07/29/2009 (http://www.dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056647&tid=106)

Most Played Songs:
Two Step (7)
One Sweet World (6)
Crash (6)
Grey Street (6)


Guest Appearances:
Butch Taylor (5)
Rashawn Ross (4)
Tim Reynolds (2)
Jeff Coffin (2)
Warren Haynes (1)
Robert Randolph (1)
David Ryan Harris (1)

Seating Chart:
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TDC'ers Attending:
ThememanXX
NiCK Crush


Tickets:
TicketMaster (Cleveland): (216) 241-5555
TicketMaster (Akron): (330) 945-9400
TicketMaster (Youngstown): (330) 747-1212
Box Office: (330) 920-8040

The Box Office at Blossom is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, beginning Friday, June 1st and running thru Labor Day weekend. On show days, the box office opens 2 1/2 hours before show time.

The Box Office accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

Parking:
Parking is free and at a first come, first served basis. It is to your advantage to arrive early. Gates open two hours before show time.

Handicapped parking is available. Display your ADA placard to the parking attendant and you will be directed to the closest available spot.

Directions:

South to Blossom I-71
From Cleveland and West: Take I-71 South to Route 303 East
(Brunswick Exit). Turn left on Rt. 303 and
follow past the old Richfield Coliseum.
Turn right on Akron Peninsula Rd., then left onto Steels Corners Rd.
Blossom is on the left.

From Cleveland Hopkins Airport: Take I-71 South to the Ohio Turnpike
(I-80 East).
Take Route 8 South (Exit 12) to West Steels Corners Rd.
Turn Right on Steels Corners. Blossom is 3 1/2 miles on the right.

From Downtown Cleveland and Suburbs: Take I-77 south to exit 143
(Wheatley Rd.). Turn left on Wheatley and follow until it deadends
into Riverview Rd. Turn Right on Riverview, left on Bolanz, right on
Akron-Peninsula and left on Steels Corners Rd. Blossom is on the left.

From Cleveland and Southeast Suburbs: Take I-271 South to 8 South
(Exit 12). From Rt. 8, turn right onto Steels Corners Rd. and
follow to Blossom.

North to Blossom I-77
From Montrose, West Akron: Take I-77 North to Rt. 18 East. Take 18 East to Smith Rd. Turn left on Smith,
follow until it deadends into Riverview Rd. Turn left on Riverview, right on W. Bath and follow to
Akron-Peninsula Rd. Turn left on Akron-Peninsula then right onto W. Steels Corners. Blossom is on the left.

From Canton, Akron: Take I-77 North to Rt. 8 North. Turn left at Steels Corners exit. Blossom is 3 * miles on
the right.

From Columbus: Take I-71 North to I-271 North. Exit I-271 at Route 303 East. Follow 303 East to
Akron-Peninsula Rd. and turn right. Follow to Steels Corners Rd. and turn left. Blossom is on the left.

East to Blossom I-76
From Wadsworth, Norton: Take I-76 East to Old Rt. 21 North to Rt. 18 East. Turn right on Rt. 18, left on
Smith Rd., and follow until it deadends onto Riverview. Turn left on Riverview, right on W. Bath, left on
Akron-Peninsula Rd., right on Steels Corners. Blossom is on left.

From West Suburbs: Take Broadview or Brecksville Rd. to Rt. 303 East. Follow 303 past the old Richfield
Coliseum and turn right onto Akron-Peninsula Rd. Take Akron-Peninsula to W. Steels Corners Rd. and turn
left.

West to Blossom I-76
From Brimfield, Rootstown: Take I-76 West to Rt. 8 North.
Take Graham Rd. exit and turn left. Take Graham Rd. until it
deadends into State Rd. Turn Right on State, follow to Steels
Corners and turn left. Blossom is 2 1/2 miles on the right.

From Kent: Take Route 59 (Main St.) West to Fishcreek Rd. and
turn right. Turn left onto Graham Rd. until it deadends into
State Rd. Turn Right on State and follow to Steels Corners.
At Steels Corners Rd., turn left and
follow signs.


From Youngstown, Warren: Take the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) to Exit 12
(Rt. 8 South). Take Route 8 to Steels
Corners Rd., turn right. Blossom is 3 1/2 miles on the right.

NiCK Crush
01-28-2010, 10:00 AM
I'll be there.

deedisdone81
01-28-2010, 11:01 PM
I'm seriously considering this year doing this venue!

ThememanXX
01-29-2010, 07:33 AM
Yeah, I've always wanted to make the trip. It's the day before my birthday and I think as long as I have the funds I could drive to Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon....drive to Blossom friday afternoon, stay over somewhere near the venue, and drive back to Pittsburgh on Saturday, drive back to Scranton on Sunday.

dmb2much40
01-30-2010, 05:35 PM
i'll be there, awesome its a friday this year.

anyone have any idea how the pit works here? the seating charts on their website blow.

mr.mike
02-07-2010, 10:37 PM
I'm not sure if i will be at this one. Funds might be low.

brian3641
02-15-2010, 08:07 PM
I'll be there!!

Tomacco
02-15-2010, 09:51 PM
Been there three times. For some reason the venue often has lacklustre shows. Last year's was the best I've seen there.

brian3641
02-15-2010, 10:33 PM
Been there three times. For some reason the venue often has lacklustre shows. Last year's was the best I've seen there.

Back in 04, I think, Dave said that he thought the venue was beautiful and he loved the sound in the pavilion. You'd think if that were true we'd get better shows.

NiCK Crush
02-15-2010, 10:35 PM
There is no question that this venue is incredible. The sound is great, and visually it's a piece of art. I'll never understand the lackluster sets.

brian3641
02-15-2010, 10:40 PM
How cool would it be if they played two nights there and allowed camping in the lawn parking lots? :rawk

dmb2much40
02-16-2010, 06:29 PM
Been there three times. For some reason the venue often has lacklustre shows. Last year's was the best I've seen there.

2008 was better i think. the 05/06/07 run was ROUGH but the other years have been average for the tour. just so nice to finally get a weekend. i'm getting old :lol

MUDaveFan
03-24-2010, 12:41 PM
There is no question that this venue is incredible. The sound is great, and visually it's a piece of art. I'll never understand the lackluster sets.
Everything sucks about Cleveland. That being said, I'll be there.

NiCK Crush
03-24-2010, 01:01 PM
Everything sucks about Cleveland. That being said, I'll be there.

This isn't in Cleveland. Also, there is plenty to like about that fine city.

dmb2much40
03-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Everything sucks about Cleveland. That being said, I'll be there.

Cavs don't suck

OceanSoGood
03-27-2010, 11:49 PM
i miss blossom shows so much ever since i moved.

'98 was my first year and hearing btcs songs first time live was incredible.

i hope y'all have perfect weather and the show is excellent.

Bigsho
04-06-2010, 05:18 PM
I'll be there. 4th year in a row, I live 5 min from blossom!

mrpeters
04-08-2010, 10:27 AM
I'll be there.

Found a nice seating chart today
http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/ClevelandOrchestra/media/Plan-Your-Visit-assets/seatingCharts/Blossom-Seating-Diagram-with-Key.pdf

jmur
04-08-2010, 12:55 PM
that seating chart does kick ass. it will be my first time to blossom. ill be driving 8 hours to get there from upstate ny :) i got sec 36 row k from the warehouse. im just glad to be in the pavillion :)

mrpeters
04-08-2010, 01:27 PM
14 J here

should be about perfect

ThememanXX
04-23-2010, 07:57 AM
Yeah, so I'm totally in for this show. Driving to Pittsburgh on Thursday, driving to Akron on Friday, checking into a hotel, going to the show, staying the night, going to the RnR Hall of Fame on Saturday (my birthday) for Michael Jackson Weekend, then driving back to Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Driving home to Scranton on Sunday. Woohoo!

ThememanXX
04-23-2010, 08:01 AM
oh, and.....

ISO: 2 tickets

jmur
04-23-2010, 08:44 AM
glad to hear youre not doing bethel, haha. ill be at this show. sec 36. first time to blossom :)

ThememanXX
04-23-2010, 08:51 AM
glad to hear youre not doing bethel, haha. ill be at this show. sec 36. first time to blossom :)

Oh, I may still do Bethel if I can find someone to drag up there on a Tuesday night/good tickets. :lol :upyours

jmur
04-23-2010, 09:09 AM
well good luck to that my friend :) where you sitting at blossom?

ThememanXX
04-23-2010, 09:24 AM
well good luck to that my friend :) where you sitting at blossom?

not a clue yet :lol I need to find decent tickets. I might just wait for instants to go up and get them and Bethel together.

ThememanXX
04-25-2010, 09:12 PM
hotel: booked

NiCK Crush
04-25-2010, 09:52 PM
hotel: booked

cousin's house: booked

brian3641
04-25-2010, 09:56 PM
I ordered my tickets from TM on the on sale date with the free shipping option, which guarantees delivery within 48 hours of the show. However, I've done this the past few years and the tickets usually come within a month and it's been 2 months. When would you be worried enough to contact TM?

ThememanXX
04-26-2010, 05:09 AM
I ordered my tickets from TM on the on sale date with the free shipping option, which guarantees delivery within 48 hours of the show. However, I've done this the past few years and the tickets usually come within a month and it's been 2 months. When would you be worried enough to contact TM?

Usually they email you when they ship the tickets. You could always login to TM.com and see if they ever shipped.

LoganBuckeye
05-22-2010, 09:19 PM
Just picked up a couple of tickets to this show. Was only planning on doing 1 show this year, until they announced the break for next year.

You win Capshaw.

ThememanXX
05-22-2010, 09:24 PM
i still need 2

Majew10
05-25-2010, 06:12 PM
just bought tickets on ebay. Section 35 row J. Me and the fiance's anniversary. Make a nice weekend getaway.

Majew10
05-25-2010, 06:13 PM
I've been here before...but should I do the Premier Parking?

edit: caved and bought it...I remember that walk...horrible and hot back in 2006.

ThememanXX
05-25-2010, 08:23 PM
damn, how much did that set you back? I'm still hoping I'm online when instants drop.

Majew10
05-26-2010, 01:16 AM
not to bad $275 + $15 shipping. I mean you figure tickets were most likely $90 a piece so I spent like an extra $50 per ticket. And then booking 2 nights at the Sheraton in Cuyahoga Falls was another $290 through Priceline.

jmur
05-26-2010, 08:34 AM
damn, how much did that set you back? I'm still hoping I'm online when instants drop.

you planning on getting a hotel that night? there are a couple holiday inns in mayfield village ohio i stay at when i meet my girlfriend (who lives in indiana). im probably just gonna hit up one of those for the night.

ThememanXX
05-26-2010, 01:58 PM
I booked the Doubletree in Akron, I think. Just south of Cuyahoga Falls.

Majew10
06-10-2010, 06:51 PM
man I can't wait for this weekend I need a fucking break from work:rawk

ThememanXX
06-10-2010, 06:54 PM
I'm out for this one. Just broke up with the g/f who lives in Pittsburgh, so I'm not driving 5+ hours with someone who's a non-fan to see them. Bleh.

Majew10
06-10-2010, 06:57 PM
sorry to hear that man

ThememanXX
06-10-2010, 06:59 PM
eh, I'll be doing the three show run of Pitt, Bethel and Scranton. This girl I work with is coming to scranton, loves DMB, but is on vacation with family that week....she's coming back from vacation a day early. :upyours

Majew10
06-10-2010, 07:03 PM
well that's good to hear...I just hope they vary the sets that stretch of Hershey/Bethel/Scranton may have a load of repeats. Thats why I'm doing Blossom over Pitt. A little bit more spread out.

ThememanXX
06-10-2010, 07:45 PM
Yeah, if it worked out, it would have been perfect....but alas....maybe next time.

Bigsho
06-18-2010, 07:19 PM
kylebond13, if you see this: I've been trying to PM you Directions to Blossom but your PM Box is full. its getting close to the show, so i'll post the directions here

if you're staying at a hotel on/around springside Dr, take Springside Drive (left out of the hotel, headed opposite of route 18) to Cleveland Massillon Road. When you get to that intersection, make a left on cleveland massilon road. You'll come to an intersection after a short distance in which you can continue Left onto Clev. Mass or turn right onto Ghent Rd., Make sure you stay left...within 1000 feet of staying left on Cleveland Massilon Rd, you'll come to a traffic light and see a Circle K Gas Station on the right hand side, Make a RIGHT onto Yellow Creek Rd at that intersection. Once on yellow creek, try too keep within 45MPH as the speed limit is 40 and there are a lot of blind corners and cops on that road. Maybe a mile or two down Yellow Creek, you'll come to a 3-way stop/intersection, go LEFT. Upon going to the left, the road then turns into BATH ROAD. You'll come down a hill with a sharp right hand corner and go over Rail Road tracks within 500 feet. Immediately after the Railroad tracks is an intersection (riverview road). Go through the intersection and continue on Bath Road. Once through the intersection, you'll see a pull off spot on the left side (usually there's cars there and people are looking at Blue Herron Birds that nest across from the pull-off). Coming almost immediately will be another traffic light/intersection. This is Akron-Peninsula Road, you'll make a left onto it at the light. Once on Akron peninula road, you'll see a metro park about 500 feet down on the right hand side, once you see that, throw on your blinker and get ready to turn right onto Steels Corners Rd as it comes within a few hundred feet of the metro park. Once you turn right (the only way to turn onto Steels Corners), you'll be headed up a steep incline, after the hill theres 2-3 sharp turns, the last one being a long sweeping right hander. Once past that curve, get in the left lane and the entrance to Blossom is on the left!

brian3641
06-18-2010, 08:36 PM
Just checked the weather for the 25th. Partly cloudy, high of 80 and only a 10% chance of precipitation. :upyours :upyours

dmb2much40
06-19-2010, 08:38 AM
i hope they get their shit together over the next 3 shows. otherwise blossom will be a repeat of riverbend's set.

soright05
06-19-2010, 09:24 AM
There is no doubt this show will be a shitstorm

NiCK Crush
06-19-2010, 09:50 AM
One of these days Blossom will get a ridiculously good show. Long overdue. Regardless, I love this venue so much, I could never miss it.

Majew10
06-19-2010, 11:16 AM
i hope they add some new songs into these sets, its too early in the tour to get lazy.

dmb2much40
06-19-2010, 11:59 PM
all i want is warehouse. i'll take can't stop as long as warehouse is played. i'll probably have a long tailgate to prepare myself.

brian3641
06-20-2010, 12:24 AM
all i want is warehouse. i'll take can't stop as long as warehouse is played. i'll probably have a long tailgate to prepare myself.

:upyours Warehouse hasn't been played at Blossom since 04, I believe. I'd love to get it. I really want Recently, though, even if it's a partial. I've never seen it live and it's one of my favs. It was only played once at Blossom, in 95, and that was truncated but it did segue into water/wine. That would have been my first show had my parents not decided to schedule the family vacation for that week. :(

jmur
06-20-2010, 12:15 PM
as of right now, based on whats been played thus far, ill be happy with warehouse, busted stuff, and break for it.

soright05
06-20-2010, 09:41 PM
as of right now, based on whats been played thus far, ill be happy with warehouse, busted stuff, and break for it.

there is no way any of those songs get played

mr.mike
06-21-2010, 12:27 PM
Well looks like i'm going. Section 38 from instants. Maybe see ya there.

Smylie
06-22-2010, 04:53 PM
Still looking for cheap tickets, otherwise im ending up with my first ever DMB lawn show

kylebond13
06-22-2010, 06:12 PM
may have 1 or 2 PIT tickets for face/fees. email if interested

smithkyle@gmail

ThememanXX
06-22-2010, 06:21 PM
damnit, I'd totally be all over that if I were going. fuckin' bitches.

mr.mike
06-22-2010, 07:13 PM
I cant seem to e-mail you or PM but i was wanting to know if the Pit tickets were still available?

I bought the pit tickets so i have 2 in section 38 for sale

dmb2much40
06-23-2010, 06:01 PM
its looking like the weather is going to be perfect :upyours

Bigsho
06-23-2010, 06:55 PM
its looking like the weather is going to be perfect :upyours

yup! first time since 07 that its not gonna rain all day prior to the show or during the show

brian3641
06-23-2010, 07:39 PM
Yeah, according to weather.com, Sunny, high of 83 and 0% chance of precipitation!!!!

dmb2much40
06-23-2010, 08:44 PM
perfect for tailgating :cool

brian3641
06-23-2010, 08:50 PM
I forget what time the lot opens? 3? 4?

dmb2much40
06-23-2010, 08:51 PM
I forget what time the lot opens? 3? 4?

3

brian3641
06-23-2010, 09:48 PM
If Blossom gets some combination of the last two shows, I will walk away a very happy camper.

dmb2much40
06-23-2010, 10:03 PM
yeah me too. i'm pretty excited after tonight's set.

ThememanXX
06-23-2010, 11:10 PM
I'd like to remind everyone that I hate you all. In a good way, of course.

sean52692
06-23-2010, 11:11 PM
If Blossom gets some combination of the last two shows, I will walk away a very happy camper.

yeah me too. i'm pretty excited after tonight's set.

Yeah you guys are in for a treat, I hope

brian3641
06-23-2010, 11:20 PM
Yeah you guys are in for a treat, I hope

From your mouth to Dave's ears :)

sean52692
06-24-2010, 12:39 AM
From your mouth to Dave's ears :)

More like from my fingers

brian3641
06-24-2010, 01:07 AM
More like from my fingers

:lol

Majew10
06-24-2010, 02:31 PM
if I could get 3 songs that I haven't seen in 21 shows (Big Eyed Fish, So Right, and Busted Stuff) and throw in Nancies, Warehouse, WWYS, JTR, Two Step, and a few BW tunes and I'd be happy.

brian3641
06-24-2010, 06:45 PM
So, who's getting really excited? :rawk

awintering001
06-24-2010, 06:48 PM
first time back to beautiful Blossom since '04....can't wait!

dmb2much40
06-24-2010, 07:44 PM
So, who's getting really excited? :rawk

:hi

mr.mike
06-24-2010, 09:07 PM
What time do the gates open?

brian3641
06-24-2010, 09:36 PM
What time do the gates open?

3. I usually like to get there no later than 3:30. If you have a parking pass you can get really close to the venue entrance if you get there early.

mr.mike
06-24-2010, 10:11 PM
I guess i meant what time are you allowed in to the venue.

brian3641
06-24-2010, 10:18 PM
I guess i meant what time are you allowed in to the venue.

That I'm not sure of. Sometime after the soundcheck. Maybe 4ish. I try to wait til the last minute cause once you're in there you're stuck paying for the ten dollar beers :lol

soright05
06-25-2010, 07:06 AM
extras?

dmb2much40
06-25-2010, 07:51 AM
I guess i meant what time are you allowed in to the venue.

i'm pretty sure warehouse is 4:45 and public is 5.

dmb2much40
06-25-2010, 07:51 AM
That I'm not sure of. Sometime after the soundcheck. Maybe 4ish. I try to wait til the last minute cause once you're in there you're stuck paying for the ten dollar beers :lol

dude bud light was $14 last year :downyours

mr.mike
06-25-2010, 10:19 AM
Shit i will be getting there and meeting Kylebond @ 6 in front of the gates. Then i have to wait till about 6:15/6:30 for the person i'm selling my original tix to. I hope the pit isn't too full by then.