Jan
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Setlist, Attendance, and Recordings for: 2018-12-31 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ

2018…what a year for our favorite band, Spafford!!! If there’s one major takeaway, it’s that this band grew leaps and bounds and is primed for major growth moving forward. With their growing songwriting creativity, a laser-focused, kick-ass crew running on all cylinders, and new management at their side, there’s nothing the band can’t accomplish.

Personally, I had the tremendous privilege of seeing 23 shows this year, spanning every tour, and 31 overall since 2017. I feel so fortunate for not only the music I’ve seen, but the shared passion that I’ve seen Nerds across America (documentary title, maybe??) bri...

Jan
2
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Setlist, Attendance, and Recordings for: 2018-12-30 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ

My review for Night One of the two-night New Year run at The Van Buren is a story about a Florida Nerd, his Florida Nerd crew, and our experience in Phoenix. Here are some things I knew going into the first show of the 2018 New Year’s run.

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One, I love this band. Two, I am going to see my favorite band in their hometown. Three, I would be meeting some of my fellow Florida Nerds in Phoenix. We Florida Nerds, myself, Josh, Billy, Nia, and Vanessa dubbed ourselves The Florida Contingency. What I did not know ...

Jan
2
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Nerds! What an amazing pair of shows in Phoenix to ring in the New Year. Even the jaw on the statue of Martin Van Buren hit the floor. These are not to be missed

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Thanks to our wonderful taper community we have some AUDs available already so you can tap into the love while we all patiently await the official Nugs release. If you don't have Nugs, and you spent all your money buying the nerd next to you drinks on New Year's Eve, fret not! We're going to do a giveaway of (2), twelve month subscriptions to Nugs.net.

All you have to...

Nov
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Bay Area, Day 2: In the Heart of America

The Great American Hall is a storied venue. Its most well-known regular might be Jerry himself, having performed here under his own name, with JGB, and for the Grateful Dead's first From the Vault recording. Many other legends have recorded here, though – Doc and Merle Watson, Boz Scaggs, Robin Williams, to name a few. Immediately upon entering, you can see why: the walls and ceiling are ornately hand-carved, amenities are well-located and convenient, and the whole building has an air of professionalism.

With a capacity of about five times the Catalyst Atrium, I knew this wouldn't be as personal an affair as the previous night. But that was more than made up for by the larger room's benefits: the full light...

Nov
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Setlist, Attendance, and Recordings for: 2018-11-15 - The Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA

Bay Area, Day 1: We got all our days ahead

This show marked an interesting date for me, being exactly a year after the first Spafford show my father and I attended together, at the Doug Fir. We'd set the plan to do this run of Bay Area shows several months ago when Fall Tour was announced, and had been bouncing texts back and forth in building, eager anticipation since. Upon landing at SFO, the apocalyptic mood set by the catastrophic Camp Fire had us both feeling a bit anxious.

But downtown Santa Cruz got u...