Band of the Golden West to play two f...

Band of the Golden West to play two free shows

There are 14 comments on the The Reporter story from Jan 31, 2013, titled Band of the Golden West to play two free shows. In it, The Reporter reports that:

The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West brings its vast musical talent to Vacaville, on fittingly, President's Day, Feb.

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Since: Aug 10

Hayward, CA

#1 Jan 31, 2013
Free????

Hardly, we are paying those people whether they are blowing their horns or not.
Knowsalot

Vacaville, CA

#2 Jan 31, 2013
Free, that's right, no admission charge. Stop whining.

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#3 Feb 5, 2013
Knowsalot wrote:
Free, that's right, no admission charge. Stop whining.
No, NOT FREE, all of those band members are receiving full pay and benefits courtesy of the US taxpayer. Oh that's right, you're one of the 47% who don't pay taxes so you don't care where these morons waste my money.
Knowsalot

Vacaville, CA

#4 Feb 7, 2013
Some people just don't understand i guess. Yes folks, the concert is free. Let's enjoy it.

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#6 Feb 7, 2013
Knowsalot wrote:
Some people just don't understand i guess. Yes folks, the concert is free. Let's enjoy it.
That's right KnowsNothing, you don't understand. Maybe it's free for you and the other welfare recipients but those of us who actually pay taxes are paying for it so it is not free.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#7 Feb 7, 2013
May I have a refund please
Knowsalot

Vacaville, CA

#8 Feb 7, 2013
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
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That's right KnowsNothing, you don't understand. Maybe it's free for you and the other welfare recipients but those of us who actually pay taxes are paying for it so it is not free.
The concert is free to everyone, you too. I highly recommend that you attend.

Your unhappiness is reflected in your attempted insults. Since I don't accept your "gift," the unhappiness remains yours.
AFman

Vacaville, CA

#9 Feb 8, 2013
Bob, playing in the AF band is voluntary and is secondary to their AFSC, they are aircraft maintainers, jet engine mechanics, services, medical, among many other jobs on the base. They work doing their primary jobs nine to twelve hours a day and play concerts, AF balls, funerals and the like on their time off. If its money that you are worried about, you are getting your monies worth from these young men and women, they earn their keep and then some.
Knowsalot

Vacaville, CA

#10 Feb 8, 2013
AFman wrote:
Bob, playing in the AF band is voluntary and is secondary to their AFSC, they are aircraft maintainers, jet engine mechanics, services, medical, among many other jobs on the base. They work doing their primary jobs nine to twelve hours a day and play concerts, AF balls, funerals and the like on their time off. If its money that you are worried about, you are getting your monies worth from these young men and women, they earn their keep and then some.
I know musicians in the AF too. There is no primary job other than musician. They work hard though, that's for sure. On call, last minute gigs, dragging around all that gear, etc. Absolutely, the musicians in the AF are hard working and live to play music for free.

Since: Aug 10

Hayward, CA

#11 Feb 11, 2013
AFman wrote:
Bob, playing in the AF band is voluntary and is secondary to their AFSC, they are aircraft maintainers, jet engine mechanics, services, medical, among many other jobs on the base. They work doing their primary jobs nine to twelve hours a day and play concerts, AF balls, funerals and the like on their time off. If its money that you are worried about, you are getting your monies worth from these young men and women, they earn their keep and then some.
Jerry, as usual you are full of crap. The Air Force band members only job is to play in the band and they receive full pay and benefits for doing so. I have known a couple of people with family members who were in the band and that is all they did.

When the time comes to cut military wasteful spending this would be a real good place to start.
knowsalot

Vacaville, CA

#12 Feb 11, 2013
Yes Bob is correct. Being a musician in the air force is a full time job.
Antwan

Vacaville, CA

#13 Feb 12, 2013
Whatever...as along as it's free.
Granny Loves Rap

Castro Valley, CA

#14 Feb 12, 2013
Antwan wrote:
Whatever...as along as it's free.
LOL.

Since: Aug 10

Kent, WA

#15 Feb 14, 2013
Antwan wrote:
Whatever...as along as it's free.
sounds good to me. You tell these people to give back their pay and benefits then so it will be in fact "free". Or you could pay them out of your own pocket so they can play for everyone else for free.

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