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Matt
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 1:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was about 2:30pm and I'm sitting at Vicente's looking out toward the People Mover. I then see and hear a small explosion radiating from the track where Library and Farmer meet. There was also a flock of seagulls circling around it. I wonder what happened? Transformer explosion?

I haven't seen a train pass since...
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Digitalvision
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did it surprise you enough that you Ran.. Ran... So Far Away...?
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Cdwaters
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder how many will get that reference Digitalvision.
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Tiorted
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

did a scrapper get fried on the third rail?
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Somebody threw a bag of fries on the third rail? :-)
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Rsa
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

flock of seagulls...and i ran...har har har
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Thnk2mch
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could you get away ?
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Matt
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Laugh it up, funny guys.
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Bigjeff
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you for my mid-afternoon "almost pissing myself laugh session."

Duran-Duran might be in town. They have been known to be mistaken for a Flock of Seagulls!!
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D_mcc
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ha ha ha...as soon as I read that digital vision, I thought of the wedding singer:

"Do you like flock of seagulls?"

"No, but I can see you do"
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Professorscott
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow! What a great thread. Post #1, an explosion on the People Mover (maybe). Posts 2,3,6,7,8,9,10: Reference to 1980s weird-haircut bands.

I'm trying to cover both sections so here goes:

1. We referred to the band mentioned here as "a flock of haircuts". One of several bands of that day who'd have got absolutely nowhere except for the existence of MTV.

2. No idea about any explosion. (Weak, yeah, but that's all I have.)

Prof. Scott
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 3:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Haha. I'll never want for 1980s references, all thanks to the Internet. Speaking of which, wasn't that a minor hit for AFOS? "Telecommunication"?
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Treelock
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 3:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I myself was always a fan of Haircut 100. The name of the band, that is, not necessarily their music.
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 3:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Love! Love! Love + 1!
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Burnsie
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 3:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The ghost of the Hudson's building exerting more revenge for getting torn down, perhaps. (The first revenge was when a column fell on the track during implosion, putting it out of service for months).
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D_mcc
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 3:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah Brunsie...I am glad Hudson's was removed for development to be replaced by a lot with exposed W-beams...
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Supersport
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 4:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw an explosion once on the DPM track while living at Riverfront. They sent a guy out to inspect the track, and the train was down for several hours while they were out there working on the spot, with a welder if I recall.
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Harmonie
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 6:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I rode the People Mover at 5:30 p.m. and all seemed fine.
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Peter
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Matt- Was Vicente's busy in the middle of the day? I haven't been there since it opened.
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Nainrouge
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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 8:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope that he wasn't allowed to drive with that haircut:


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Gannon
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 5:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just saw the Duran Duran May 15 sign in front of Masonic last night. Eerie.


Haircut 100's one-album wonder, their first and only if I remember correctly, sold a whole bunch of hifi for me. That was an incredible recording for cheap pop, something about the use of those horns helped soften the jumpy rhythms.


Although, lots of us didn't mind the hopped-up electro-beat back in the Miami Vice '80s.
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Bob_cosgrove
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 6:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The People Mover isn't the New York City subway, it doesn't have a third rail nor do the cars have motors in the common sense.

The car itself is part of the motor - it is in effect the rotor, while the wide center strip between the track is the stator.

The car (rotor) pulls itself along the center strip (stator) just like a conventional motor, but the motion is linear not circular.

Bob Cosgrove
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Detroitman32
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 6:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought this was about DETROIT, not Iran!

http://iranssofaraway.ytmnd.co m/
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Courtney
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 12:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Totally off PM topic -

Several years ago (2000ish?) A Flock of Seagulls was with a few other bands at Pine Knob. Lets just say middle age was NOT kind to Mike Score at all. Plus they played "I Ran" twice. The second time was just bad. Very very bad.
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Drankin21
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 1:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What's sadder, the fact that A Flock of Seagulls is still performing, or the fact that you probably paid around 30 bucks to see A Flock of Seagulls....
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Flanders_field
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 2:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a vintage group poster of A Flock Of Seagulls, in mint condition, and sold it last year at auction on eBay for a tidy profit to a company located in Hong Kong, of all places.

Should have asked them what they wanted it for, a sales motivational tool??
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Digitalvision
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 3:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually, I was looking through my photos as I was downtown yesterday and found that yes, there was a flock of seagulls near Vincentes! They got on at the Cadillac Square station.


A Flock of Seagulls in Detroit
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Cdwaters
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Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 3:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


clipping
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 11:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

CD: You rule. :-)

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