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Poll: What's the longest time you spent traveling to a show where you didn't spend the night?

Less than an hour 6 (8%)
Between one and two hours 11 (15%)
Between two and three hours 13 (18%)
Between three and four hours 16 (22%)
Between four and five hours 11 (15%)
More than five hours 17 (23%)
   Discussion: What's the longest time you spent traveling to a show where you didn't spend the night.
Josh Woodward · 17 years, 8 months ago
7 hours. Bowling Green to Rochester. It was during college. Now I cringe at two hours :)
sheryls Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
*blink* was i on that one? i don't think so. but we also did 6 hours to freDOnia and back!! :D
Josh Woodward Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
I don't think so, I think it was Sara and I. If memory serves, it was the show where Jian noticed me in the audience after Johnny Saucep'n and yelled "Josh Woodward!". Damn, that was a long day..
Sara Woodward Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
Yup, it was me and you. I don't remember why in the world we didn't stay somewhere. ugh. fun show though! :)
sheryls Back · 17 years, 8 months ago

duh - because new york is just so darned close to BG! ;)

i think the only time we ever stayed overnight in new york was buffalo - the tralf shows.

Sara Woodward Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
I suppose that'd be it. It didn't seem all that far at the time... how things change. i did roughly the same thing last summer, driving to Wisconsin after work, staying there for an hour, and turning around and coming back to Ohio in time for work the next morning, but there were circumstances around that that made it vital that I go. it wasn't for a show. I made it through the next day by pure will and lots of coffee.

we did stay overnight some of the time. the frucons, Hillsdale '99 (frff) where we all camped. and for some reason Chicago once, and then the whole DC trip. I guess we tend to stay over for a run of shows, but for the most part, drive, see the show, come home to our kitties. our radius for potential shows just isn't what it used to be. not necessarily a bad thing, just different.
iPauley · 17 years, 8 months ago
from RIT to Milestones. I can't afford to road trip. :(

-- Pauley
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 17 years, 8 months ago

NYC to Poughkeepsie for the 30th Anniversary Town Crier show this past January or Ithaca, NY to Scranton, PA for Tori Amos in 1996 - somewhere along the lines of 2-3 hours each.

ChrisChin is Getting Old Back · 17 years, 8 months ago

Oh wait! I forgot about FRFF 1999 for the Saturday. My friends and I left NYC at about 6AM, got to Hillsdale after getting lost at about 10:30 or so and didn't leave until Ani finished her set at about 12:30-1:00AM. We then, didn't return to NYC until about 6AM Sunday...so we were up for 24 hours straight. I don't think I'd have the stamina to do that again.

nate... · 17 years, 8 months ago
Whoa.. cool.

Right now there's one vote for each!
:D
ChrisChin is Getting Old Back · 17 years, 8 months ago

eep...right now, the bell curve makes a return appearance! :)

dave "buh" · 17 years, 8 months ago
a little over 3 hours from NYC to Ocean City NJ for Fruvous in the summer of '99. 130 miles of summertime G.S. parkway traffic, gack!
goovie is married! · 17 years, 8 months ago
from baltimore to columbia (to pick up ellen) to the eastern shore for dvn last november...at least 4 hours on the way there.
Shelly Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
heh.

and let's not forget the me/you/ellen trying-to-pick-up-lawrence-at-national-and-go-to-the-birchmere{my -first- voyage there} trip that was at -least- 5 hours.....one way ;)
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
can't we forget that? please? :)
John J. Ryan · 17 years, 8 months ago
EFO at the Ramshead. TMBG in New Haven or Kutztown would be a close 2nd.
A girl named Becca · 17 years, 8 months ago

I think mine must be the Middlebury, VT -> Russell's firstshow after almost dying (near Boston) -> Noho trip.

I wasn't sure which part to count. It's a lot longer from Middlebury to Boston than from Boston to Noho...

nate... Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
Yeah, that was a long day. heh

Worth it, tho!
A girl named Becca Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
Yeah, especially for me, as I didn't have to do any driving and got to sleep in the car, instead. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years, 8 months ago
I went from New York to Allentown via Baltimore. I picked up some cute redheaded chick there.
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
:)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
Wow that's pretty much how she looked!
Jºnªthªn · 17 years, 8 months ago
I think we drove from Nashville for the Oberlin show before the haiatus. That's about 9 hours. I think we overnighted in Columbus in one direction. Maybe we drove back...
John J. Ryan · 17 years, 8 months ago

So now the question is, would you do it again? If Fruvous started touring again, right this second, just like they used to, would you follow them the same way you used to?

Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
At this stage in my life? Probably not. I feel like I've settled down and I just don't have the energy anymore. I'd do it for special things, like Frucon. But the week to week tripping? Probably not.

It's also different when not in a relationship with another Fruhead. Most of my frutripping was done with The Beasinator.
Paul D. Beasi Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
oO Beasinating the countryside, Beasinating the peasants! Oo

nate... Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
LOL!


"Let's put one of those beefy arms back on him there... for good measure.... yeah.. that looks really good... coming out of the back of his neck there.... "

Paul D. Beasi Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
nate... Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paul D. Beasi Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
Look at all my majesty.
George E. Nowik Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
o/` TROGBEAAAASSSSIIIIIIIII!!!$!@!@#! o/`
Melinda J. Beasi Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
And the TrogBeasi comes in the niiiiiiiiight!
Melinda J. Beasi Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
I am dying from the laughter. Oh. My. God.

Hee!

:)
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
it was much easier to do that kind of stuff while i was in college, or while i was on the east coast. that being said, i think if fruvous started touring again, neal and i would have to fly out east and go to a few shows, at least in new york, philly, and baltimore/dc, to see friends as much as to see the lads. we miss you guys. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
If you did that i hope you would stay the night. I'd cry if you didn't.
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
no, we'd stay with david and chernise. :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
Then you'd have to help them move
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
yes! i'm a great songwriter!
aww. poor amy speace.
Eri Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
I'd like to be able to say yes, it's my first impulse.. but when I did my travelling and tripping before, I was working full time and living at home. Now I'm living on my own, working only part time, and saving up to go to college. So I'm afraid there's no money, and very little time.
Sara Woodward Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
Nope. Fruvous and getting to be with all the fruheads often was a lot of fun, but I was in college and had the time and inclination to drive all over the place. having a full-time job and kitties that miss me and come running when I come home gives me less time and less desire to be away from home for long periods of time.
Mark · 17 years, 8 months ago
I followed for a weekend, went from Cleveland -> Detroit -> Chicago -> Milwaukee... then I drove home to Cleveland from Milwaukee after the show... 9... 10 hours... then I went to work. UGH!
George E. Nowik · 17 years, 8 months ago

quebec city to ottawa. by bus. for a blues show. was -supposed- to stay the night but ended up having to bus back a few hours after the show because of an obligation. that sucked. (:

-= george =-

Back · 17 years, 8 months ago

was the music worth it?

I remember driving from Fort McMurray to Edmonton (5 hours) to see Weird Al in the middle of January at -35. Our heater died on the way home, and we were soooo frozen!

~J~

George E. Nowik Back · 17 years, 8 months ago

darn tootin' it was worth it. not only was it good music and an entertaining show, but i got to hang out with cal, mary, kath, and mc. (:

-= george =-

Kat Kunz · 17 years, 8 months ago

i *think* it was the 4 to 4.5hrs to cleveland and back to see fruvous in summer '00. every trip farther i always spent the night someplace.

would i trip the way i used to if they start touring again? probably not, because i'll be gainfully employed (i hope) and therefore tied to more of a regular schedule than i had during college. however, i also hope to be living somewhere concert-friendly, so ideally i'll make up for it by seeing lots of different bands whenever i can. :D

George E. Nowik Back · 17 years, 8 months ago

so you're moving to seattle? :D :D :D

-= george =-

Shelly · 17 years, 8 months ago
well., though my over-5-hours trips are now -primarily- EFO-involved.....

-technically- the allentown trip for me was over that..with no sleeping over per se.....home-to-lori's-to-allentown-to baltimore{getting, of course, lost...which was gordon's fault.....}-NOT-sleeping---staying-up-all-night-in-the-land-computer-room-and-driving-back-to-philly-to-work-at-9-am.

so...yah...that was from the old skool days of fr.....

oh...and the 'is-this-trip-EVER-gonna-end???!!! nyc-to-noho for EFO' last year the weekend we moved ellen voyage meliss, nita and i took...THAT one, too, was legendary!!!!

and others for EFO stuffs have been longer, but it doesn't count when you're riding in harvey/with the band or crashing with bandos i no think.
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
not only did gordon get us lost, he got us pulled over. bastard.
Shelly Back · 17 years, 8 months ago
yah...which was the touchstone of our getting lost to begin with.

DOUBLEBASTARD!!!!
John J. Ryan · 17 years, 8 months ago

From the posts I've read today, I'm finding a thread, that people can't tour the way they used to. And it seems like the #1 reason for it seems to be real life intruding in. People have more responsibilities as they get older, people have mentioned full-time job, cats, no more college, etc.

It really seems like in the 2 1/2 years that Fruvous has been on hiatus, a lot of us have, for the lack of a better term, grown up. Some more than others I'm sure, but life has certainly changed for a lot of us. Just an observation.

But the good news is that although a lot of us have changed because we've grown up, there's a new generation waiting to discover Fruvousif they start playing again. College-age kids without much responsibility who can do those massively long drives on no sleep because they don't have class until 3 PM the next day. And that new generation of fans will also come here to FHDC, and subsequently, become our new friends.

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