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Old 12-08-2014, 01:05 AM   #31
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Actually Im in Boston, at the moment. Just saw Cat Stevens ( Yusuf Islam) in concert and Bob Seger ( and The J Geils Band at Mohegan Sun on Saturday).

But anyway , unfortunately, even when I did eat meat, I never ever tried seafood, so I have absolutely no idea what Fish Sauce tastes like. I did try to make it once from some recipe ( cause I was making a recipe that called for it ) I remember the recipe calling for seaweed and something mushroom related, so it probably was similar to the link that was posted. But , Im not sure how close it actually tastes to fish sauce.

Sorry for not being too helpful
When I was an exchange student in Germany, I say Cat Stevens in Bremen........loved him!
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:17 AM   #32
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Actually Im in Boston, at the moment. Just saw Cat Stevens ( Yusuf Islam) in concert and Bob Seger ( and The J Geils Band at Mohegan Sun on Saturday:

Cat Stevens, you say ....

I ONLY TRIED TO GET TICKETS 10 SECONDS AFTER THEY WENT ONLINE AND ENDLESSLY AFTER THAT AND WAS SHUT OUT!!!

Sorry for yelling but that bummed me out. Hope he was good!

I was Seth Justman's (Geils keyboard) kids babysitter back in the day ....
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:58 PM   #33
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Cat Stevens, you say ....

I ONLY TRIED TO GET TICKETS 10 SECONDS AFTER THEY WENT ONLINE AND ENDLESSLY AFTER THAT AND WAS SHUT OUT!!!
I preordered his new CD just so I could get access to the advanced ticket sales for the New york show. BUT, AND I AM YELLING NOW, WHEN HE GOT WORD THAT HIS TICKETS WERE BEING BOUGHT AND SOLD FOR CRAZY PRICES, HE CANCELLED THE NEW YORK SHOW, AND ADDED ANOTHER CITY WHICH DOESNT HAVE HARD COPY TICKETS ( WHICH NEW YORK REQUIRES) THEREFORE , MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SCALP AND RAISE PRICES.

So, this meant that I had to find another city that he was playing in close to my house ( Philly was closest, but Boston was on a weekend , so more practical for me). had to attempt to get tickets online, which I was lucky enough to get, even though they were crappy seats. in addition (AND IM YELLING AGAIN) I HAD TO PAY $100+ FOR ROUND TRIP FERRY, GAS $$$, $300 HOTEL ROOM, 2 SOLID DAYS OUT OF MY LIFE, ALONG WITH OTHER TRAVEL EXPENSES. I would have preferred to pay a few extra bucks on the tickets, selected exactly where I wanted to sit, and have a day back in my life.

That being said, we made the best out of it, a mini vacation, and had fun.

Oh, and when i went to his facebook page after the show, someone posted that they got the tickets on ticketmaster about 2 hours before the show. Cat stevens team replied, that for each show, right before the show they release a bunch of promotional tickets . Im sure that person got better seats than I did
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I preordered, too, and was online to buy tickets right at 12 noon and on my maybe 20th try was offered 2 crappy orch seats and thought I could get better ones or at least move back to the balcony if I kept trying. TO NO AVAIL!! Tried again all day the following few days and at least once or twice a day for a month.

Found them online at Ace Tix for $1000+ each!!!!

So I got us tickets to see Feherty the golf guy at the venue right next to Cat Stevens. Then 2 days before that show he cancelled.

So we made spaghetti and meatballs and watched the Patriots game. It would never have occurred to me to check for tix right before the show.

Where did you stay? Did you eat anything interesting?
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:47 PM   #35
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Stayed across the street from the venue at the Courtyard Downtown Boston. Was actually very nice and extremely convenient. Saturday went to Mohegan Sun to see Bob Seger, at at Ballo which is in the casino. Had a Gorgonzola Bruschetta, Walnut and Goat cheese polenta, Eggplant parm with side of spaghetti, and an arugula salad with lemon juice, toasted pine nuts and parmesan shavings. ( had the left overs for breakfast the next day)

In Boston, we went to a Vegetarian/ Vegan Thai restaurant that we normally go to when Im in town every January. The place is kind of a hole in the wall type of place, but one of the few where I can eat anything on the menu.

My Thai Vegan Cafe ( on Beach street at the corner of Beach and Washington)

Roll Sod: Fresh spring rolls. soft rice paper filled with veggie-chicken, tofu, lettuce, vermicelli, basil leaves, carrots, bean sprouts, and cucumber. peanut sauce is served on the side.

Yellow Noodles: Stir-fried yellow noodles with broccoli, snow peas, carrots, napa, straw mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and baby corn in a tasty brown sauce with veggie-chicken and veggie-beef and tofu and gluten.

and a piece of chocolate cake for dessert.

We also saw Shear madness Sunday afternoon, to kill time before the Cat Stevens concert, and it was actually a lot of fun. A murder / mystery comedy/ audience participation.

Everything was 3 blocks or less from where we stayed, and it was very cold so not too much walking.

Will be back in Boston late January. Will be staying near the convention center, I think at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront. Will likely eat at Salvatore's one night cause of its convenience and because we've eaten there before. The weather and my schedule that week will have a lot to do with where else we might eat, but Im up to suggestions ( as long as there is more that 1 thing for me to eat on the menu)
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