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On 2/22/2021 at 4:32 PM, BKDad said:

The 880 Club was in the South End of Hartford.

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-xpm-1995-09-02-9509020216-story.html

Jackie McClain taught at Hartt School for a number of years, which is as far on the northwest corner of Hartford as The 880 Club was in the southeast corner.  My wife spent many, many hours in his classes and the various sessions he set up at the school.  I only met him once, at a hockey game of all things, but he seemed like a great guy.

Tommy Mars (Thomas Marciano) and Ed Mann are somewhat famous grads of Hartt.  Along with Dionne Warwick, Tony MacAlpine, and Charles Nelson Reilly.  Many others, too.  (My wife is not famous.)

Was the vibraphone player Matt Emirzian?

Alcohol might have been involved I don't remember too much from that time period in my live, 19-20 years old.

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On 2/22/2021 at 5:45 PM, BKDad said:

Yup.  I know of Tony.  He always wore red shoes to Whalers' games, reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz shoes.

We used to go to Hartford a lot.  Often several times a week.  No longer, except to pass through on the highway.  Whalers are gone.  Downtown is pretty much a ghost town and was prior to the pandemic.  The great Italian bakeries from the South End now have outposts in Plainville and Middletown; why go to Hartford?

BK you bring up a lot of vague cool memories. When the Celtics came to Hartford I always tried to get tickets. I don't know if you are old enough to remember the Wide World of Sports... "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat". One of the clips was Larry Bird falling down and heaving the ball and making it. That was in Hartford Civic Center... I was there, and quite saddened that such an awesome shot didn't count!

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23 minutes ago, Huang said:

BK you bring up a lot of vague cool memories. When the Celtics came to Hartford I always tried to get tickets. I don't know if you are old enough to remember the Wide World of Sports... "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat". One of the clips was Larry Bird falling down and heaving the ball and making it. That was in Hartford Civic Center... I was there, and quite saddened that such an awesome shot didn't count!

The Celtics played a couple games each year at the HCC from about 1975 to 1995.  This allowed them to lock the TV rights for most of CT for the Celtics.  Plus, at the time, the HCC actually had a couple thousand more seats than the old Boston Garden.  Plus, the Celtics were and still are only tenants in Boston Garden since the company that owns the Bruins owns the Garden.  So, the Celtics actually made more money playing in Hartford.

Ain't sports and business grand?

Anyway, I'm 99% sure that I went to every one of the games in Hartford - may have missed one.   I started when I was in college and then my first big investment after graduating was for "season" tickets for the Celtics in Hartford.  A season being maybe four games.  My girlfriend, later my wife, went until my daughter was born.  Then the three of us went.

One game was late on a Sunday afternoon.  We got there early and bumped into Magic and Kareem who were getting their pregame meal at the ice cream store next to the main entrance to the arena.  Ice cream cones...  John Thompson was just coming in as we were leaving.  Very odd day.

Long answer for "I was at that game, too."

In case anybody is wondering about the shout Huang is talking about: 

 

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I went to a few of the Celtic games in Hartford.  I remember Coach Reisner (advanced scout for the Celtics) taking a few of us and we got on the court before the game to meet the players.  It was cool.  They used Newington HS to practice and I would always be there.  I remember meeting Pistol Pete before one of the games.  He was so cool to take the time and come say hi.  What memories guys.  Thanks 

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On 2/22/2021 at 9:56 AM, Steve Edwards said:

Mike,

A couple thoughts on your set up: if you repositioned your sub to the middle of the area (firing directly out to your listening spot), slid the left speaker to where the sub was and the rack to where the speaker was, your imaging might be significantly improved.  You might also experiment with toe-in, also some potential for soundstage improvement. 
 

Aesthetically,  your screen would no longer be centered between your 5s, but I believe the sonic improvements would be significant.  And, the sum of the parts would still occupy the same dimensions, retaining that ever-so-important WAF.  

Play on

Steve unfortunately I was given a no go on moving the speakers out of line with the tv 😢.  I need to play around with toe-in and height. Does anyone know any experts on positioning vandy’s in south Florida? 

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