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BLOG: long day's journey into square
« on: August 30, 2010, 03:47:30 AM »

...all about what to do with the time while you're in boston-town and NOT seeing "CABARET"...

up now at amandapamer.net
as well as here on myspace


UPDATE (via len tower): i hear the main fogg building (with the busch resigner) is closed for renovation. there's a "best-of" collection up across broadway at the sackler. neither len nor i have been - don't know if the tricycph is there or out-of-sight. good luck. report back here in the comments for us, if you go!

FOOD UPDATE (via the A.R.T.): grendel's den and UpStairs on the Square (both mentioned in the blog) are some of the official food-partners for you folks going to see the show. they'll each be doing special discounts/menus for ticket holders so be sure to mention it when you go...keep your eyes on this thread for additional details as we get 'em.
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Re: BLOG: long day's journey into square
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 04:13:04 AM »

EPICALLY INFORMATIVE!  :D :D :D

Wow I wish I was in the USofA!
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Re: BLOG: long day's journey into square
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 04:16:18 AM »

thank you thank you thank you!

I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL TUESDAY!
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Re: BLOG: long day's journey into square
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 03:24:48 PM »

Oh how I wish I could go and take all of that in.

It sucks being trapped in Ohio, a place virtually ignored by AFP since the last time The Dresden Dolls toured, but at least we had some chances. I know there are many fans that may never get an AFP in their home town.

Reading about all of this is inspiring, not depressing. That is why I love the blog, the twitter and the partyontheinternet so much. I can at least get glimpses of the amazing things that happen around team AFP. VIVA INSPIRATION!!!
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Re: BLOG: long day's journey into square
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 06:14:21 PM »

this is still true, but a is updating the blog to reflect it as i type this change

tthe main fogg bldg with the busch resigner is closed for renovation,
so you can't see the courtyard a has in her blog

there is a best of the collection show, up across broadway at the sackler.
i haven't been - don't know if a's tricycph is on-display or not




if any of you will be here for more than a day or two,
ask and we'll point out sites. eateries,
and mayhem outside harvard square

e.g. where else you're likely to find living statues

oh, saturday night is also an awseome night for
buskers in harvard square



if you have extra time, i suggest both the MIT Museum,
and the List Visual Art Center @ MIT



if you like art museums, the Museum of Fine Arts,
and the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum are both
worth the time and are in Boston, a few blocks apart. 
the MFA has  a world class collection with
art from around the world

the Institute of Contemporary Art in South Boston is
an awesome and weird building
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Re: BLOG: long day's journey into square
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2010, 07:32:09 PM »

UPDATE (via len tower): i hear the main fogg building (with the busch resigner) is closed for renovation. there's a "best-of" collection up across broadway at the sackler. neither len nor i have been - don't know if the tricycph is there or out-of-sight. good luck. report back here in the comments for us, if you go!

the courtyard which a pictured in her blog is not accessible - it's in the building being renovated.
but it and the whole collection are reasons to come back in a few years
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Re: BLOG: long day's journey into square
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 11:07:33 PM »

EPICALLY INFORMATIVE!  :D :D :D
QFT

cross-posted from blog comments:

thank you, amanda, and wonderful resident commentors, for your suggestions and links!

my trip will be for my band's first boston gig (the bewitched on 9/18 @ the lily pad) playing with one of the late night cabaret acts, walter sickert & the army of broken toys! so coinciding with cabaret itself, this blog, and these great tips for visitors, is a very cool deal indeed.
http://www.lily-pad.net/archives/2010/09/18/index.html#004974

anyone here going to the tuesday 9/21 performance?

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Re: BLOG: long day's journey into square
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 09:02:34 PM »

I'm going to be in Boston/Cambridge the whole weekend 10/29 (due to the fact that the show coincides with the weekend my mom just so happens to be giving a speech in boston, yay!) so if anyone has any more suggestions for places to venture to during the day, I'd love to hear them. I've already been to most of the art museums I think and been to the a lot of the shopping areas... so maybe something besides that? Also, restaurant suggestions. I've been to a few in Boston and the only one I've ever been to in Cambridge was an Ethiopian one on Mass Ave. near Central Square. Though it was quite delicious.

My brother is a current grad student at Harvard so I'm thinking of maybe taking advantage of that to get him to take me to some super-secret students-only places... if such things exist... he probably wouldn't even know since he's rarely on campus and has never even been in the library there... oh well.
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Re: BLOG: long day's journey into square
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2010, 01:03:02 AM »

Yay tomorrow. Absolutely MUST play the Chessmaster (Murray Turnbull) on Harvard Square, then eat something fun from Veggie Planet, buy a random toy from that toy shop near Oberon, and then in... Mysterious Sept 7th announcement (re Halloween, perchance) may extra stoke up the crowd? I'll be the fat English twat in the Bitter Ruin T-shirt on a front table. Yay!
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