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    Foxfan got a reaction from Brando in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    Because it's literally in the middle of nowhere. Over 2 hours to Boston and 2.5 hours to New York City (and 4 hours to Montreal). Even the closest secondary cities that have rail like Albany, NY and Springfield, MA are at least 50 minutes away.
     
    Without cars Tanglewood never would have existed.
     
    A few years back they did offer shuttle buses from some concerts from Symphony Hall in Boston to Tanglewood, but I think they stopped.
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    Foxfan reacted to lkpat1983 in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    This is SOOOO helpful! We are flying into/staying in Albany so thank you!
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    Foxfan got a reaction from lkpat1983 in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    Indeed if you're heading towards the Albany NY area, park in the Lions Gate Lot on the southwest side of Tanglewood, so you can turn left on Interlaken Rd through Stockbridge and State Line Rd and avoid the crowd that can expect to be stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic back to Lenox and Lee after the concert.
     
    Or if you ARE heading East, aim for the Beech Lot and hop/run back to your car immediately when the show is over and leave before the crowds waddle back to theirs with their picnic coolers (but DON'T be those inconsiderate jerks that walk out on Johnny during encores).
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    Foxfan reacted to Mr. Hooper in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    It's a lovely stretch of country road. The weather was just perfect last year, and it was a nice way to start the day (I went in the morning to catch a rehearsal from the lawn).
     
    Here's what awaits you if you drive in too late:
     



     
    Those people walking got to the grounds faster, I can tell you!
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    Foxfan got a reaction from Andy in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    Indeed if you're heading towards the Albany NY area, park in the Lions Gate Lot on the southwest side of Tanglewood, so you can turn left on Interlaken Rd through Stockbridge and State Line Rd and avoid the crowd that can expect to be stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic back to Lenox and Lee after the concert.
     
    Or if you ARE heading East, aim for the Beech Lot and hop/run back to your car immediately when the show is over and leave before the crowds waddle back to theirs with their picnic coolers (but DON'T be those inconsiderate jerks that walk out on Johnny during encores).
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    Foxfan reacted to Mr. Hooper in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be to get out. But from all accounts, getting to the concert was an absolute nightmare.
     
    My advice to anyone is to get there early and have a stress-free day taking in the beauty of the grounds.
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    Foxfan got a reaction from Bellosh in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    Indeed if you're heading towards the Albany NY area, park in the Lions Gate Lot on the southwest side of Tanglewood, so you can turn left on Interlaken Rd through Stockbridge and State Line Rd and avoid the crowd that can expect to be stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic back to Lenox and Lee after the concert.
     
    Or if you ARE heading East, aim for the Beech Lot and hop/run back to your car immediately when the show is over and leave before the crowds waddle back to theirs with their picnic coolers (but DON'T be those inconsiderate jerks that walk out on Johnny during encores).
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    Foxfan reacted to Andy in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    No shuttle or Uber that I’m aware of. @Foxfan gave me good advice on exiting last year. Maybe he can chime in and put it here, but for me to head towards Albany NY I had to turn left when all the other traffic was going right. 
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    Foxfan reacted to Bellosh in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    snagged two tickets in section 6 for the friday show!
     
    excited to meet everyone!
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    Foxfan reacted to Marian Schedenig in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    Ground rule: When you want to buy tickets for something that's really important and may sell out quickly, always have at least two different browsers ready. If possible on at least two different devices, too.
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    Foxfan reacted to Andy in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    Friday for everyone?
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    Foxfan got a reaction from Andy in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    Well, got one Section 7. Might be obstructed view as it was much cheaper than others ($99 vs $159), but gets me in the Shed and I can always upgrade at the last minute. I would only have paid full price right away for a Section 1 seat in the first few rows.
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    Foxfan got a reaction from Smeltington in John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood, Aug 2 and 3, 2024   
    Well, got one Section 7. Might be obstructed view as it was much cheaper than others ($99 vs $159), but gets me in the Shed and I can always upgrade at the last minute. I would only have paid full price right away for a Section 1 seat in the first few rows.
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    Foxfan got a reaction from Davis in John Williams receives 54th Oscar nomination for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny!   
    I feel like our beloved Maestro’s last shots at an Oscar were Geisha, War Horse and Lincoln. He totally would have deserved all three, but since he didn’t, a sequel score like Dial of Destiny was already dead in the water.
    I feel like our beloved Maestro’s last shots at an Oscar were Geisha, War Horse and Lincoln. He totally would have deserved all three, but since he didn’t, a sequel score like Dial of Destiny was already dead in the water.
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    Foxfan reacted to Jay in HOOK (1991) - NEW! 2023 3-CD Ultimate Edition Produced, Edited, and Mastered by Mike Matessino featuring all Williams/Bricusse songs   
    People in the FSM thread have said that they emailed Matt at LLL and he mailed them a booklet right away .
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    Foxfan reacted to BB-8 in John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter @ Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA) - December 12, 2023   
    Dear Maestro,
     
    Please, write a full-length concerto for violin and large orchestra dedicated exclusively to me.
    As a token of my gratitude, I am sending this assortment of Christmas cookies from Munich.

    Ein Sternenzerstörer aus Lebkuchen Foto: starwars_bakery/Instagram
    Yours,
    ASM
     
    One year later...a subtle reminder:

    Das Todesstern-Lebkuchenhaus Foto: imgur/TheyWillKnowMeByTheTrailOfDead
     
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    Foxfan got a reaction from crumbs in Deadline's December 31st Article on John Williams   
    Yeah I saw the VPO at the Musikverein in 2014 so I'd be due for another visit. If Williams does embark on a European tour he really should schedule a concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as that place is truly the world's best-sounding hall.
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    Foxfan reacted to Miguel Andrade in Deadline's December 31st Article on John Williams   
    I wouldn't mind using that as an excuse to visit Vienna again 
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    Foxfan reacted to Tydirium in HOOK (1991) - NEW! 2023 3-CD Ultimate Edition Produced, Edited, and Mastered by Mike Matessino featuring all Williams/Bricusse songs   
    Don’t worry, not all 5000 are gone; it’s only “temporarily” out of stock because they’ve sold the first pressed batch. These labels don’t usually press the entire amount of units all once.
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    Foxfan got a reaction from Badzeee in John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter @ Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA) - December 12, 2023   
    Here are some of mine! Love that Williams surprised Anne-Sophie with Happy Birthday at the end!



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    Foxfan got a reaction from Will in John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter @ Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA) - December 12, 2023   
    Here are some of mine! Love that Williams surprised Anne-Sophie with Happy Birthday at the end!



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    Foxfan reacted to Amer in John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter @ Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA) - December 12, 2023   
    I'd love a proper studio recording of these.!!
     
    In retrospect, I feel Williams penchant for securing more versions of his themes in this format ie violin and orchestra is something very important.  After having successfully established film music in the concert hall as well as live to film format It now seems to me he has now entering a new movement of bringing a more sophisticated sound to the concert hall so as to have a more prominent binding position of film music influence.
     
    Once a highly snubbed genre is now a thriving platform in the classical arena. So kudos to Williams in helping this grand achievement. 
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    Foxfan got a reaction from Raiders of the SoundtrArk in John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter @ Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA) - December 12, 2023   
    Here are some of mine! Love that Williams surprised Anne-Sophie with Happy Birthday at the end!



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    Foxfan got a reaction from Muad'Dib in John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter @ Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh, PA) - December 12, 2023   
    Here are some of mine! Love that Williams surprised Anne-Sophie with Happy Birthday at the end!



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