Song Fight! Live 2020 SF Bay Area Aug 28/29

All about the next annual live event. Are you coming?. Discuss travel & lodging. Recruit band members, discuss equipment, setlists, etc.
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Just as long as we're not calling the South Bay "San Francisco."
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The San Francisco 49ers play in Santa Clara, about 45 minutes south of San Francisco. Berkeley is a ten minute drive from San Francisco in light traffic. You can see it from the city. Just saying.
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Does Santa Cruz count as San Francisco? Let’s go there again. I thought Santa Cruz was very cool - but I never got to go swimming with the otters.
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santa cruz is like a two hour drive away, and not because of traffic

so no
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Ok.
But I would still like an otter. Can you sort that for me Jack Shite?
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So, the Berkeley venue we used last time has asked us if we would like August 28th and 29th. That's the Friday and Saturday of the last weekend in August. What do y'all think about that?
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:21 am
So, the Berkeley venue we used last time has asked us if we would like August 28th and 29th. That's the Friday and Saturday of the last weekend in August. What do y'all think about that?
That's the weekend before Labor Day weekend.
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Santa Cruz isn't a 2 hour drive from SF. Maybe the way you drive.

As for otters, not sure about SF. They have sea lions and seals at Pier 39. Sausalito has otters. The ferry ride over there is cheap fun.
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We are still hoping to make it if things align fairly well but that weekend is as good as any for us.
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That feels very far away and hard to commit to, but currently seems like it would probably be fine for me.
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Lunkhead wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:21 am
So, the Berkeley venue we used last time has asked us if we would like August 28th and 29th. That's the Friday and Saturday of the last weekend in August. What do y'all think about that?
End of August is good for us. The only thing we have on the books so far is the last week of July (booked July 24-Aug.1) and September is often wacky between birthdays, weddings, and miscellaneous travel. We are open any time in June, July that is not the dates above, and after August 1.
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Yay!

For anybody who's never come to an SF Live before, everybody is nice and welcoming and it's a really fun time, even if you don't know anybody IRL yet. It's totally worth it. I remember many years ago I skipped SF Live 2004 in Austin because I was too nervous about hanging out with a bunch of strangers, and after having gone now for many years I hugely regret that I missed that one. :)
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Yay!

For anybody who's never come to an SF Live before, everybody is nice and welcoming and it's a really fun time, even if you don't know anybody IRL yet. It's totally worth it. I remember many years ago I skipped SF Live 2004 in Austin because I was too nervous about hanging out with a bunch of strangers, and after having gone now for many years I hugely regret that I missed that one. :)
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Caravan Ray wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:01 am
Lunkhead wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:36 pm
roymond wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:51 pm
I encourage avoiding August.
I'm happy to see you posting here again. But ... vague cryptic statements like that are not really super duper helpful. Could you maybe provide some details behind why you would say that? Is it due to conflicts with your own plans that month? Or do you know something about the world's impending doom the rest of us don't? :P
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So, the first week of August is now clear, if that's in the cards :)
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Hi all, if this is in Berkeley in August then I'm highly likely.
Happy 20th all!
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Lunkhead wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:21 am
So, the Berkeley venue we used last time has asked us if we would like August 28th and 29th. That's the Friday and Saturday of the last weekend in August. What do y'all think about that?
Bad weekend for me, but you should absolutely not count mine as an important vote. It would make me very sad to not be there.
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OK folks, big news. We're booked at the Starry Plough in Berkeley on August 28th and 29th! Start making (or changing :P) your plans now!
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There is a reasonably good chance I can make that
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Exciting! I've now posted to Facebook and Twitter about it. Please share on those platforms if you participate in them and you'd like to help get the word out.

https://www.facebook.com/songfight.org/ ... =3&theater
https://twitter.com/songfight/status/12 ... 1937113088

We don't have a Song Fight Instagram account (or Snapchat or TikTok or whatever tf the kids use the days) but if you're on those platforms and you'd like to help get the word out please share the image:

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1Gqp ... sp=sharing
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Hi fellows! I think maybe the last time I fought was a few years ago around the time of the NY live show. Well - I work in Berkeley now! Moved to Oakland last May. I will be marking my calendar right now.
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Lunkhead wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:33 pm
OK folks, big news. We're booked at the Starry Plough in Berkeley on August 28th and 29th! Start making (or changing :P) your plans now!
Sweet! I love that place! I'm in (hopefully with band in tow). Somebody tell the Redmons!
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ElaineDiMasi wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Hi fellows! I think maybe the last time I fought was a few years ago around the time of the NY live show. Well - I work in Berkeley now! Moved to Oakland last May. I will be marking my calendar right now.
Just so everybody knows, there's no requirement to have been in a fight any time lately for folks to participate in the show if they'd like to.

Also Elaine if you're ever interested, Berkeley Social Scene loves having folks drop in to collaborate on songs. We do our writing/recording sessions Tuesday nights at our practice space in Oakland in Jack London Square. We've had great times making songs or jamming or just hanging out with a bunch of folks, including JB, Pepper Jane, Mo, MC Frontalot, Pete/Balance Lost, and other folks who I am forgetting who will now probably hate me.
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