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2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:23:15 pm »
Now that we've wrapped up our NINTH ANNUAL FEST,
now's as good a time as any to extend a 'heartfelt' thanx
to ALL 'the special guests' that made this year's gathering quite
possibly 'our best ever!'

Bob Spalding & Lucas Griffin of THE VENTURES
Fiona Taylor- the group's business manager
Our featured bands- THE PICKNIKS from Cleveland & BONGO STRAITS from Chicago
Noted guitarist LES FRADKIN &
Bob Shade from HALLMARK GUITARS

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Re: 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 04:06:08 pm »
Tom, it was truly a delight to be in attendance, and of course, extra special personally to be included in the performing aspect of this event.
Wow! You continue to amaze us with your steadfast ability to organize this yearly celebration.
Thanks to you as Host, and to all your volunteers with combined efforts in presenting this unique homage to The Ventures these past 9 years.
And thanks to all you attendees, without your support this event would not be possible, it was wonderful to spend time together with you!

Jeff Green - representing The Pickniks with Grant Green, Bob Kenney, John Ramski

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Re: 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 04:41:45 pm »
Thanx Jeff for your kind words on behalf of yourself & the band.   What made me 'feel
especially' good after this year's gathering was hearing from BOB SPALDING a week
later giving 'all of us' a big thumbs up for another fine effort.   We did have a few
blunders that took place throughout the day & I've since 'huddled' with both
WALT & BERNIE, heard them out & jotted down a half dozen tips going
forward.   That's right, next year we'll incorporate several changes
'into the mix' in our quest to get 'fest day' nearly perfect in
'everyone's' minds!

Hey gang- looks as tho I logged into the site as WALT but trust me he'd give both above
posts his absolute approval!
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Re: 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 07:59:29 pm »
Ha! You had me fooled for a moment while I was believing the above message was from wstagner.
So...now who do you think we should suppose you are?  Are you alias Tom BaltWalt?

Ha! OK...I'll be Jeff EverGreen

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Re: 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 10:28:18 pm »
LOL- Always good gettin' an immediate response,
even if it's one that's 'mocking' in nature!   But I
do understand- I'm an easy target!

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Re: 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 06:23:59 pm »
I'm just having fun with you; you are a friend, and really good guy!
But...you are a Venture's nut! However, regarding that subject, you're not alone!

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Re: 2017 VENTURES FAN FEST- It's A Wrap!
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 01:06:22 am »
Just givin' you a hard time buddy.   We'll have to
chat soon to get caught up from our 'mutual weekend'
at the fest!