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I have an opportunity to attend all the NBA Finals games. My son works for the Golden State Warriors and they fire up the jet for the trips to Toronto for employees. If not full, family is allowed to accompany. We have to fly back, no hotel overnight, but hey! I'm retired and can make up the sleep time later. Got back from Toronto this morning and game 6 tomorrow.

Here's a photo of Game 4 in Oakland with my son, his son/my grandson on his knee, and my other son's son/my grandson on my right. He gets 2 free tickets and got extras from other employees who weren't gonna go to the game.

I know it's technically not blowing the dough, freeloading off The Boy, but I feel rich anyways. Ha!





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And one or two from Toronto;



Evidently this is the bomb in Canada; brown gravy and cheese curd on top of french fries?! The Raptors were great hosts and treated us to this stuff.
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I'm accompanying my daughter from Maui to Waco to attend Baylor college Orientation, which includes parents. She's staying a few days more for a "Line Camp(?)", and my plan was to go to Vegas for a couple days, and then surprise meet up with her at LAX for the final leg home.

But I got an invite from MGM for comp tickets/room to attend Khalid (a singer). She's not huge on him, but is excited to go to Vegas for a couple days. I never would have gone thru the bother and cost of changing air tickets in my former, nonFIRE life, but hey, blow that dough and make some memories! It feels really good to spend doing special things with the special people in your life.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:45 AM   #324
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About mid level tickets. Top ticket is about $1000 with taxes and Ticketmaster fees. Cheapest is like $350.00.

You misspelled “Ticketbastard”...
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IMG_6946.jpg. I splurged on a special Spine stretching Medicine chair .. cured my lower back pain completely and straightened my spine to original position. DW says I now have the best posture. Also cured carpal tunnel with the heated hand compression.
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Attachment 31819. I splurged on a special Spine stretching Medicine chair .. cured my lower back pain completely and straightened my spine to original position. DW says I now have the best posture. Also cured carpal tunnel with the heated hand compression.
Interesting.
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Interesting.
Cost?
Looks like it might be this:
https://smile.amazon.com/OOTORI-3-Ro...7KPSXY23/?th=1
$1100, if so.
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Looks like it might be this:
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$1100, if so.
Thanks. Looks and sounds about right.
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two tickets to the Eagles in Vegas this October. $1300 total. Can't take it with you!
It is worth every penny. Deacon Frey and Vince Gill are icing on an already delicious cake.

I saw them twice last year, and hope they have some US dates in 2020 and I'll travel wherever I need to to see them. Never know when it will be the last time.
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Concerts are getting out of sight , a friend of ours got VIP tickets with back stage to see Andre Rieu in Holland 1200.00 each . another friend went to Le Mans a few weeks ago
1800.00 each . We don't spend that kind of money . Not on the Eagles ...Maybe Andre Rieu. If it included a tour of his castle !
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I still like the music from decades ago but have no interest in seeing those acts in concert any more.

They're way past their primes.
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Concerts are getting out of sight , a friend of ours got VIP tickets with back stage to see Andre Rieu in Holland 1200.00 each . another friend went to Le Mans a few weeks ago
1800.00 each . We don't spend that kind of money . Not on the Eagles ...Maybe Andre Rieu. If it included a tour of his castle !
I'm giving up on seeing the big name bands of old. Way too much$$ for past prime acts.
See a lot of low cost musicians that are just as good, but haven't had their lucky break or are in an unpopular genre.
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Interesting.
Cost?
HI Dtail.

I spent about $4,000. Right now, it is $4,300 but you can get a discount if you ask. The specialty of this chair is posture correction and stretching your spine.
Now, there are many 'massage chairs', and almost all of them are 'Made in China'. This is 'Made in Japan'. So, Made in China chairs are around $2000-$5000 and have 1 year warranties. This Chair comes with a 5 Year In-Home Warranty .. so they will come to your house to repair it, if it has a problem. The Chinese Chairs have 1 year warranty.

And it is not primarily a massage Chair, but Spine/Posture correction .. but it has excellent massage functions too for the shoulder, neck, back, lower back, legs, arms and hands .. it has heat for hands and feet to improve circulation. It will give you the best massage as it covers a lot of your back and shoulder and legs. And it will also rotate your hips. It has hip massage.

I've tried the top end massage/stretching chairs which cost like $8,000-$10,000, but this is so far the right fit for DW and myself. This chair is ok for people 5.0 feet - 6.0 feet tall in height. My DW is only 5 feet, and I'm 5'8" so it works. If you are huge and taller than 6'1' .. you may want to try the Inada Sogno. Here are some links.

I got is from emassagchair. Although I paid in full, they also do interest-free installment for 6 months I think. Here are some links. All massage chairs are compared to the Inada brand, because Inada is the leader in this market.

https://www.emassagechair.com/inada-...age-chair.html

https://www.inadausa.com/massage-chair-models/flex-3s/



Outside the US, this is called the Inada Medicine Chair .. here it is call Inada Flex 3S
This link from the Netherlands should give you a lot more explanation.

I was thinking of going to a chiropractor or back therapists for my back pain .. not anymore .. this cured everything.

https://medicarelax.com/product/inad...massage-chair/
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Thanks. Looks and sounds about right.
That's a China made one, and with a poor stretching function. All China made chairs only have 1 stretching function ..while lying down. the one I have will stretch you like a chiropractor would in a sitting upright position I would not go for that one, quality wise.
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So as soon as I post I'm not spending to see past prime acts, I bought a pair of tickets to see John Prine. Only $200 after the TicketMaster screwing.
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HI Dtail.

I spent about $4,000. Right now, it is $4,300 but you can get a discount if you ask. The specialty of this chair is posture correction and stretching your spine.
Now, there are many 'massage chairs', and almost all of them are 'Made in China'. This is 'Made in Japan'. So, Made in China chairs are around $2000-$5000 and have 1 year warranties. This Chair comes with a 5 Year In-Home Warranty .. so they will come to your house to repair it, if it has a problem. The Chinese Chairs have 1 year warranty.

And it is not primarily a massage Chair, but Spine/Posture correction .. but it has excellent massage functions too for the shoulder, neck, back, lower back, legs, arms and hands .. it has heat for hands and feet to improve circulation. It will give you the best massage as it covers a lot of your back and shoulder and legs. And it will also rotate your hips. It has hip massage.

I've tried the top end massage/stretching chairs which cost like $8,000-$10,000, but this is so far the right fit for DW and myself. This chair is ok for people 5.0 feet - 6.0 feet tall in height. My DW is only 5 feet, and I'm 5'8" so it works. If you are huge and taller than 6'1' .. you may want to try the Inada Sogno. Here are some links.

I got is from emassagchair. Although I paid in full, they also do interest-free installment for 6 months I think. Here are some links. All massage chairs are compared to the Inada brand, because Inada is the leader in this market.

https://www.emassagechair.com/inada-...age-chair.html

https://www.inadausa.com/massage-chair-models/flex-3s/



Outside the US, this is called the Inada Medicine Chair .. here it is call Inada Flex 3S
This link from the Netherlands should give you a lot more explanation.

I was thinking of going to a chiropractor or back therapists for my back pain .. not anymore .. this cured everything.

https://medicarelax.com/product/inad...massage-chair/
Just saw this now. Thanks so much for the follow up details. My lower back is "dull pain" sore at times, sometimes after Pickleball.
More importantly, my DGF has back issues and sees a chiropractor and to be honest, I don't think he really is making a difference for us.
I will look into it further.
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I still like the music from decades ago but have no interest in seeing those acts in concert any more.

They're way past their primes.
We don't do many concerts anymore (last one was Peter Frampton and Steve Miller Band, so it wasn't crazy at all!) not so much for the cost, but the madness of it all. And music festivals? Oh no way! I like this video that delves into music festivals...

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We now try to see original bands but not for major bucks anymore. A few years ago, we saw "Heart" for around $70 a ticket. She still had a great voice except at the highest octaves. Great concert.
Same thing for "Air Supply".
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