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Cheese in Jamaica

Post by DZwEtrnity » Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:40 pm

Ya Mon, this gig is getting close and strange days are here....
Family and friends doing this Thang.
Keep telling em, don't think its happening and out of US is not advisable. So far NYE Chicago is a go with proof of vaccine, which makes no sense.
JamaicanCheese is 3rd week January.

Tgey all have trav ins, but Telling em wait it out shakedown with a new date......Till the morning Comes. ....

I like my cheese....toasted mostly.

Whatya think, any scoop, any experience
shakyground for sure..
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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by stellablue72 » Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:20 pm

Did you see my post in Phish thread? Check it out, share my story with your family and friends! Here's the repost:

Just got back from Turks &Caicos. We got there 12/18, Our fully vaxed 14-yo son got sick, he got worse, we got him tested, Positive, Next thing you know they escorted us back to our room and made us stay there. The Ministry of Health showed up and issued us a court order that we had to quarantine in the room (all four of us) for 10 days. No leaving or we'd be arrested. No housekeeping either. They’d send up room service.
We’d also have to try to switch our jet blue flight home for a later day and hope no one tests positive again after the 10 days together IF they would make the switch, and we'd have to pay any change fees, etc.…
The only other way out of the country was if we took a private jet to the US
Which we had to pay for. We weren’t going to stay in the room 10 days, so we flew to Florida, rented a car and drove home to NJ. Private jet is not cheap. Shaking my dreads.
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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by DZwEtrnity » Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:00 pm

Not good
Thanks Stella
Most likely to postpone i hope to a better date, aged 🧀 cheese good

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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by thinman » Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:16 pm

I don’t understand how people are even in the mood to go party, get down, rage, etc at a show. I’m just not feeling the excitement AT ALL.
When I buy a ticket or travel package, I should not be worrying about getting sick or stuck in another country or worried about testing, etc.
I like to be excited about special guests, setlists, late night shows, etc. not whether I’m gonna get stuck in another country having to quarantine and bleeding $$.

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Post by stellablue72 » Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:37 pm

I agree there’s a pall over everything nowadays. Hard to get excited. I feel more apprehension.
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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by SunshineSue » Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:03 pm

I'm so sorry you had to deal with Covid in Turks and Caicos, stellablue, but I appreciate hearing about it.

I'm supposed to be headed to the two Jamaica gigs right before SCI's runs: DSO and Mule. I love these beach concerts more than anything, they've been my favorite parties for 6 years now. This year, I'm downright terrified and stressed out from the uncertainty of it all. I'm not sure which is worse, the worry about getting pre-flight test results back in time to board or worrying about getting a positive result the last day down there and having to get quarantined in Jamaica at who knows what kind of facility. I still can't get a solid answer from Island Gigs on what happens in that worst-case, quarantine scenario.

I sure wish the bands would take matters into their own hands and cancel these runs, but I doubt that will happen, given the revenue involved. So what happens if the band/crew don't all make it down there?? Heck, John K announced he was positive today and can't play NYE. I'm now wondering if he'll make it to Jamaica to play with Melvin and JGB. What if other musicians/crew aren't able to get to the gig?? #-o

This latest viral surge is sure making a mess of things. We may even cancel the trip and just take the money hit. Wish I'd known back in March when I made reservations what I know now about the current surge. Everything seemed so happy back in the spring, before we realized vaccination doesn't really prevent all spread, even though, thankfully, it helps prevent serious disease. :?

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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by stellablue72 » Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:58 pm

Good luck with your trips Sue. Wow, its amazing how something so special should now be filled with so much stress. I totally understand.
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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by DZwEtrnity » Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:21 pm

This is fubar.
Too many what is to enjoy
numerous people I know on the fence trying to get info or refund on this trip emailing Island gigs and sci not getting nada. not sure if it's cheese or Island gigs but nobody saying nothing. Not looking good, especially to travel out of U S Blues. Wishing for a postpone date.
Anybody hear anything

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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by DZwEtrnity » Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:22 pm

I know plenty peeps email bombs away to get answers

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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by DZwEtrnity » Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:23 pm

So many emails no answers

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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by FaceOnMars » Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:43 am

I had a hard enough time relaxing at the handful of outdoor shows I saw in the Delta days; let alone having to get on an airplane and travel to another country in the midst of Omicron.

I was REALLY disappointed in Cheese for having played NYE at an indoor venue in a region that has seen a big surge. I personally think it's reckless and sends the wrong message. I totally get the jonesing to play and would love to take part, but why take the risk with those in attendance AND the dominoes they may knock over elsewhere?
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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by SunshineSue » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:10 am

DZwEtrnity wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:21 pm
This is fubar.
Too many what is to enjoy
numerous people I know on the fence trying to get info or refund on this trip emailing Island gigs and sci not getting nada. not sure if it's cheese or Island gigs but nobody saying nothing. Not looking good, especially to travel out of U S Blues. Wishing for a postpone date.
Anybody hear anything
There are so many what-ifs I think my head is going to explode. So far the only thing from Island Gigs has been an email on 12/31 saying they would now cover the costs of anyone who has to quarantine at what looks like a nice Hilton. Also, quarantine to get back into the US is now down to 5 days, from 10, plus a negative test. That helps a little, but we're still on the fence for DSO/Mule. Now my question is not just what are the odds one of us tests positive after the 2 runs and we have to quarantine and find new flights, but what if we get down there only to have half the band not be there. John K already has covid, so I doubt he'll make it. If the bands were having trouble keeping their crew/musicians healthy enough for NYE, I'm not sure why it'll be better now. :?

I really hope DSO, Mule and SCI all reconsider and offer even partial refunds to those who no longer feel safe traveling. The Hanson run, the first of the Island Gigs, started tonight. I would love to know how many cancellations they had from positive pre-flight tests, as well as how many they have at the end of their 4 nights. :-k

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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by DZwEtrnity » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:54 am

Yikes, looks like it going down for sure, stand by to stand by.
1 week away wtf, dso looked good, such a small gig crowd, see what progresses, tgif

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Re: Cheese in Jamaica

Post by DZwEtrnity » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:07 am

Considering taping shows, any tapers heading to Grace Jamaica Tastee Cheese

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