Let's See Gilberto Gil Live in Oakland - Yay!

I got my tickets and cannot wait for the concert.

Any suggestions on where to meet before the show to have a drink together? I will do some research on this and welcome your suggestions.

To buy your tickets online: http://www.sfjazz.org/events/f12/gilberto-gil

Or you can just stop by at the Paramount's box office and buy it without fees.

From SF Jazz website:

From musical revolutionary to international pop star to beloved statesman, Gilberto Gil has lived a life worthy of a Hollywood thriller. As a founding member of Brazil’s Tropicália movement, Gil and fellow Bahians Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa radically reinvented Brazilian popular music in the mid-60s by combining Beatlesque psychedelia, art rock and Brazil’s northeastern roots rhythms. Since returning to Brazil from his London exile in the early 1970s, Gil has held center stage as a charismatic performer, songwriter and interpreter of the music of Bob Marley. With several dozen standards to his credit, he has been interpreted by just about every major Brazilian artist of the past four decades. In recent years Gil once again found inspiration in the joyful, upbeat accordiondriven forró style of music and dance, starting with his soundtrack to the award-winning 2000 film Me You Them. After serving as Brazil’s Minister of Culture from[masked], he went on to explore classics by forró heroes Luiz Gonzaga and Jackson do Pandeiro on his latest album, Fé Na Festa– Ao Vivo. Expect a party — and expect to dig deeply into Brazil’s musical heritage with one of the country’s major cultural icons.

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  • Luciana

    Awesome concert! What a great evening! Great to see you guys there!

    October 26, 2012

  • Thelma

    Hi Folks, will be first time joining the group. Looking foward to meeting you guys and can't wait to see the show!

    October 25, 2012

    • Luciana

      I look forward to seeing everyone tonight :) Very happy to be going to the concert :)

      October 25, 2012

  • jon

    i can't make it to the show, but i live nearby and if you guys are wondering where to grab a drink afterward, i recommend Make Westing. it's a great place for a big group, plus they have bocce ball:

    1741 Telegraph Ave
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/make-westing-oakland

    hope to see you guys there.

    October 23, 2012

    • jon

      ei, luciana! siiim--mas eu quis dizer pra depois.

      October 24, 2012

    • Luciana

      Outro dia eu topo. Também moro pertinho :)

      1 · October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oi Tudo!

    Paramount Theater main lobby bar @ 6:30. Legal! Muito obrigada Luciana!

    October 23, 2012

  • Luciana

    Oi pessoal,
    Let's meet at the bar in the main lobby of the Paramount Theater. There are three bars in the Theater. After 100 phone calls I was able to speak with someone there who recommended meeting at the main lobby bar. Doors open at 6:30pm. I will be there at 6:30. My cell in case you need to reach me:[masked]-8180. Até lá!

    October 23, 2012

  • Luciana

    How about this bar: http://www.yelp.com/biz/2022-oakland
    It is behind the theater, a 2-minute walk according to Google Groups. Yelp says it is good for groups and not loud. Does anyone know if the theater has a bar? Meeting there would mean not worrying about how long it will take to get in the theater (line) after our drinks.

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is Cafe Madrid still open? I saw on Yelp that they were closed so I called the number[masked] and it is disconnected... Maybe we need another pre-show gathering point?

    October 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm not familiar with the area, but Ozumo @ 2251 Broadway may be an option - www.ozumo.com It's a Japanese place about 4 blocks from the theater with a happy hour menu and a full dinner menu...Anyone familiar or have better suggestion?

      October 20, 2012

    • Luciana

      I have been to Ozumo in SF. It is delicious, but very expensive. I am researching other options for us :)

      October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just bought my tickets as well! I'm really looking forward to meeting folks at Cafe Madrid beforehand. Any chance anyone is sitting in the rear balcony?? worst seats in the house, i know...but i'm sure the axe will be felt everywhere!

    1 · October 19, 2012

  • Luciana

    Oi pessoal, we can meet before the show at Cafe Madrid: 2001 Broadway St, Oakland, CA 94620. It is two doors from the Theater. I've never been there, but we can't go wrong with a glass of wine and good pre-show conversation :) Concert is at 7:30. What do you say we meet at 6:15pm?

    October 11, 2012

  • Alexis

    Got my tickets.. Rear orchestra..como e onde agente vai encontrar?

    October 5, 2012

  • Pam N.

    Alexis, I would suggest rushing to the website or calling the Paramount because the tickets were going very fast when I bought mine 2-3 weeks ago...

    October 5, 2012

  • Alexis

    OI! I REALLY want to go! I have no one to go with...can I join up with someone here? I see there are different ticket prices depending where you sit..let me know if I can join with you and then I can see if I can tickets..que um oportunidade!! LEGAL!

    October 4, 2012

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