Located upon the shores of Onondaga Lake in Geddes N.Y., Lakeview Amphitheater, an extension of the Empire Expo Center (home to the Great New York State Fair) is situated six miles northeast of Syracuse. Constructed upon a superfund site, the venue, which opened in September of 2015, is wide and expansive (the grounds boast a capacity of 17,500) and affords striking, panoramic views of the water and the surrounding hillsides.
For all its natural beauty, however, the site is subject to scrutiny. The immediate grounds purportedly rest upon somewhere between one- and two-feet of new soil and grass. Unfortunately, hazards abound. Because the land is still undergoing "remediation," concert-goers are advised to avoid not just drinking the water, but to avoid the water, as in, generally. So while it may be okay to go "Sneaking Sally Through the Alley," county officials recommend that fans avoid entering the site’s surrounding bush.
Photo by @raidcehlalred
Welcome to the 230th edition of Mystery Jam Monday! Continuing with our Hall of Fame Series, where we welcome one of our eight, seven-time MJM winners into the *high-tech* MJM recording studio, and let that Emeritus winner select the tracks for this week's competition. For week 4 of this Emeritus Series, we welcome MJM savant @ghostboogie, the fourth person forced into mandatory retirement after notching his seventh MJM victory.
To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of each of the three mystery jam clips, and answer what they share in common. Each person gets one attempt per day, with the second “day” starting after the Blog posts the hint -- each answer should contain three songs / dates, along with the commonality between them. No sharing or trading of answers is allowed. A hint will be posted on Tuesday if necessary, with the answer to follow on Wednesday. The winner will receive one MP3 code good for a free download of any show, courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. Good luck, and thanks again to @ghostboogie for hosting this fourth week of the MJM Hall of Fame Series.
Answer: Congrats to @morgentown on his third win! He deciphered the hint, which alluded to the theme connecting this week's clips: jams played in venues that now have different names. In fact, Phish played these three venues this summer! The jams were the 8/2/98 "Ghost" (from
Deer Creek Klipsch Music Center), the 12/8/99 "Piper" (from CCCC Cross Insurance Arena), and the 6/30/00 "Halley's Comet" (from The Meadows XFINITY Theatre). Special thanks to MJM Emeritus @ghostboogie for the sweet jams and the awesome puzzle, and we'll see you next week when @PersnicketyJim takes the reins.
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