UGA Hotel & Conference Center at The Georgia Center
Travel Blogs from Athens
... We were two miles from the Walmart when the wipers stopped working for some reason. And the rain was still coming down! Maggie exclaimed: "Oh no, not again!" Fortunately, they started again after one mile. Hopefully, they'll work all the way home Sunday as more rain is in the ...
... the show we drank once again in Flicker and then headed back to the hotel to bed. It had been more than we expected but we were knackered.
Yesterday morning we awoke around 10:30 and I contacted people to find out the arrangements for the day. We had been invited to a fans house for a gathering but decided to head there after going to Weaver D's with our surrogate DBT parents, John and Lorna and maybe go to the gathering later on.
We ate up ...
Friday was a very strange day... we had breakfast at Weaver D's (the fried chicken was out of this world), but on leaving there we encountered Matt from the DBT crew who told us that sad news that Craig Lieske had passed away after the show the night before.
Craig was the band's merchandise guy, and the link between the fans and the band. He always took time to speak with anyone, and showed genuine interest in them and what they had to say, was ...
... the USA, not on this trip. Full to the brim and tired we sucked it up and went for beer instead of bed.
When we walked into Flickers we were instantly greeted by two people we haven't seen for two years; Sarah and Lucas who presented us with warm hugs and cool ale. We were lucky enough to meet some great people (a little overwhelming but we have time to get to know everyone!) and to see some great live music. Being asked to produce ID for every person I was buying a drink ...
... a tad tired! Fresh air walking down to Flicker for Dales Pale Ale and to meet others, before venturing into the 40 Watt!
The crew band, Thundercrack, were on. A Springsteen tribute (named after an outtake from 1973 which they didn't play). Good set, Patterson came out to sing on Candy's Room. T shirt purchased,more merch will be bought on Friday night for sure!
Then DBT, the reason we flew 4000 miles to a small town in the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center