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PostPosted: Thu August 10th, 2017, 14:28 GMT 

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wootaboutbob wrote:
I took my wife and two daughters (aged 6 and 3) 10,126 miles from Geelong, Australia to Lingen, Germany to see Bob in April this year. Worth every cent and every second. We were second row - I'm sure Bob smiled at the girls while they were dancing on their seats! We spent one month in Europe - when my 3 year old was asked what her favourite country was she replied, "Bob Dylan"...proud moment.


hey, I was in second row, too. And I saw your girls dancing


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PostPosted: Thu August 10th, 2017, 17:47 GMT 
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Went to Tokyo and Yokohama , Chicago, Ft Myers, Ft Lauderdale and Orlando from Frankfurt

Worth every Cent

See the world and bobcats with Bob; -)

Australia, South America and Africa still to come


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 02:31 GMT 
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kuddukan wrote:
Although I haven't done this, the furthest possible distance I could have traveled to see a Dylan show is:

Perth, Australia

11,054 miles or 17,790 km


I did that! There's nowhere further I can possibly go.

Ottawa Canada to Perth Australia

18,213 kms (11,317 miles)

Every distance is not near...


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 02:34 GMT 
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Sweet Melinda wrote:
kuddukan wrote:
Although I haven't done this, the furthest possible distance I could have traveled to see a Dylan show is:

Perth, Australia

11,054 miles or 17,790 km


I did that! There's nowhere further I can possibly go.

Ottawa Canada to Perth Australia

18,213 kms (11,317 miles)

Every distance is not near...


How long does it take to travel 11,000 miles?


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 02:45 GMT 
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kuddukan wrote:
How long does it take to travel 11,000 miles?

A really long time. 35 hours or something. I left on a Monday and got there Wednesday. Tuesday never happened somehow.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 03:17 GMT 
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wootaboutbob wrote:
- when my 3 year old was asked what her favourite country was she replied, "Bob Dylan"...


Hahaha that's priceless!


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 08:34 GMT 
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Sweet Melinda wrote:
wootaboutbob wrote:
- when my 3 year old was asked what her favourite country was she replied, "Bob Dylan"...


Hahaha that's priceless!


I agree.
Perhaps the best post ever!


...And to answer the OP's Q,
probably either:
- Turkey to Philly, PA last year or
- Turkey to Burlington, VT this year.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 14:15 GMT 
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I drove from Karlskrona (southern Sweden) to Oslo, Norway one summer. It's so long ago I can't recall what year.


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 14:22 GMT 
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1,345 miles (2,164km)


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PostPosted: Fri August 11th, 2017, 15:41 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
1,345 miles (2,164km)


:lol:


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PostPosted: Sat August 12th, 2017, 22:52 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
1,345 miles (2,164km)



Oaww.....that is FAR :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun August 13th, 2017, 00:09 GMT 

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paris to the blue pacific calls this fall


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PostPosted: Sun August 13th, 2017, 07:20 GMT 
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Edith Piaf wrote:
paris to the blue pacific calls this fall

Tell us more? Btw, someone mentioned the shortest distance travelled to see a Dylan gig - mine would be from home to Wembley Arena. That venue is about 26 miles (41km) from home and the London Underground journey takes about 41 mins from our local station, with no changes. I've seen him there in 2000, 2003, 2007 (2 shows) and 2017!


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PostPosted: Mon August 14th, 2017, 00:23 GMT 
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Liverpool from Tuscany, Italy 8)


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PostPosted: Mon August 14th, 2017, 08:51 GMT 

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The most mind-blowing distance för me as an Europe´was on a detour bus from New York to Bethlehem PA, 2016. An older woman sitting beside me, constantly talking to me about just everything, from Americas history, religion, her big family, to what card to use in the Sands casino. I didnt have to say much cause she left almost no room for that. I was nice to her. Then to see this town of Bethlehem, this monstrous huge old Iron fabric outside the ugly casino. The village that han no coffey shops, just small houses, the population, by the look seamed quite poor. I guess the whole town was either working at the casino or poor. The casino was crazy bling, bling light on dusty carpets and loads of people putting money in machines. The show was lovely, I had a good place in the end of front row and I could stand leaning to wall and just enjoy Bob and the band and sing along. I had never before felt such love in my heart. I stayed at the hotel and the next morning it was raining and a freight rain that had no ending passed forever outside the window, that couldn't be opened. I went to the busstation under the hotel, where really poor people, all black, I guess loosers in gaming stood in line. The bus was half empty, everybody slept on the way back to Manhattan,New York. I was awake in love, but shocked, looking out the window that had some kind of grid, so you couldn't really see clear. I was shocked and disgusted seen this side of USA. :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue August 15th, 2017, 00:11 GMT 

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dvdunplugged wrote:
Edith Piaf wrote:
paris to the blue pacific calls this fall

Tell us more?


Just going on the rumour that the bob dylan fan club substantiated in the other thread. West coast is the furthest an old dame can dream up ;)
Got both grand-children's birthdays in the fall though, so only got as far as seeing how cheap the flights are for some reason ...less than €500! non-stop returns. :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue August 15th, 2017, 08:41 GMT 

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seeing Bob has always been an excuse to travel, if you need one ! and usually on my own.
Furthest I guess was Perth (rowdy, least appreciate audience ever) but as have a daughter living on WA southern coast combined it with a visit to her of course - and it's only a day away from the UK
What seemed like a much longer trip, and into the unknown was Fargo ND - UK for overnight in Chicago then Amtrack arriving 3 a.m. to find the motel IS expecting me, a day haunted by those train whistles at every turn and then waking the next to find Bob's buses have rolled into town just outside my room window . A classic concert - Bob with no hat, on the rail with new found friends and then back on the tracks for Chicago at dawn.
Anyone remember London Calling Music bus tours ? Most memorable was summer '95 Hamburg, Hannover & Berlin - skipped the bus after Hannover when the driver knocked over a lamp post on the way back from the show and took the train to Berlin ( where Christo had wrapped the Reichstag - what an amazing sight) but of course had to be 'on the bus' again for the journey home!
We'll all keep on travelling as long as you do Bob !


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PostPosted: Tue August 15th, 2017, 17:28 GMT 
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plantingtrees wrote:
We'll all keep on travelling as long as you do Bob !


Applause! Well said, the only thing that will stop me going longer distances is my work situation. The company I worked for went insolvent last year and all staff were made redundant. I'm now living on a meagre pension so that has somewhat clipped my wings. I got a good deal on the Eurostar and made it to Paris this year and am hopeful that I can still get to see him in Italy. Luton is not to far from me so there's the options of cheap flights to Milan and Pisa (for Florence and Lucca) from there. Rome is another possibility, so I'm waiting patiently for the next set of tour dates to be announced.


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PostPosted: Thu August 24th, 2017, 01:10 GMT 
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Location: By the waterfront docks, where the sailors all come in
Just about 1,000 miles, the Cape to Chicago. Mr. Llama can vouch for me + Ms. Cape...the pregame tavern was just right.

One trip to Bethel, NY might as well have been a million miles...our hotel in Monticello shared a parking lot with a needle exchange clinic...good times!


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PostPosted: Thu September 14th, 2017, 15:09 GMT 
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DC to Clearwater, FL, last year -- 923 miles. I'm a sandlot rookie!! :oops:

But, if you add up all the miles I covered going to each of the shows I saw in 2016 -- 2,193 miles. Still rather shabby by other folks' standards.


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PostPosted: Thu September 14th, 2017, 19:35 GMT 

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My 200miles is a stones throw compared to all your lots stories.
I think it also depends if you have had the misfortune of using the uk
Rail network as to how far you feel you have traveled compared to the
Actual distance.
I'd like to see at least two of Bobs shows in different countries just for the
Whole culture experience with bob thrown in.


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PostPosted: Sun September 17th, 2017, 03:35 GMT 
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Yeah, but don't worry...it's not really about distance anyhow.


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PostPosted: Mon September 18th, 2017, 07:22 GMT 

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New York to Jacksonville,Florida (by air)
New York to New Orleans, LA (by train)
New York to Chicago, IL (by air)

the rest were all road trips (same day round trips):
Boston, Amherst & Wooster, MA; Providence & Newport, Rhode Island; Philly & Bethleham PA; Baltimore, Maryland; Atlantic City, NJ...
just to name a few


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PostPosted: Mon September 18th, 2017, 17:49 GMT 
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From Sweden to Vancouver. Worth every penny.


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PostPosted: Mon September 18th, 2017, 17:58 GMT 
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kuddukan wrote:
Sweet Melinda wrote:
Although I haven't done this, the furthest possible distance I could have traveled to see a Dylan show is:

Perth, Australia

11,054 miles or 17,790 km


I did that! There's nowhere further I can possibly go.

Ottawa Canada to Perth Australia

18,213 kms (11,317 miles)

Every distance is not near...



How long does it take to travel 11,000 miles?[/quote]

If Bob played Namibia, Id round up 19,490km each way.


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