Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Avon Theatre Hosts Twifties Party August 1

Avon Theatre Hosts Twifties Party Before the Movie, August 1

Stamford’s Avon Theatre is the spot for the Twifties Pre-Party before the rock and roll movie of “Bob Dylan and The Band,” Wednesday, August 1. The movie is the fourth in the “legends of Rock Live” series by film archivist Bill Shelley. Previous movies in the series have highlighted The Doors, The Grateful Dead, and The Allman Brothers.

Lauren Traub Teton of Pound Ridge, NY is the impresario behind the party and the creator of “Twifties” the fun people around age 50 and up. “I have been to the first three “Rock Live” films at the Avon,” says Ms. Teton, "and I have noted that it is an attractive and interesting-looking crowd of people who I would love to get to meet, and who seem like they would enjoy knowing each other. But at a movie, there just isn’t time. So I approached the Avon Theatre with the idea of throwing a little party before the film, and they jumped at the idea.”

The Twifties party at the Avon, 272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT is from 6:30 until 7:30, when the movie begins. Party admission is free with a movie ticket and all ages are welcome. Food will be supplied by Shelly's On the River Bar & Lounge and Spice Affaire Restaurant at the Hampton Inn and Suites at 26 Mill River St. in Stamford. The restaurant warmly welcomes the Baby Boomer and Twifties crowd.

An Avon Theatre membership table will be set-up at the event. New members will save $5 on the tickets and have a choice of membership gifts supplied by Twifties, including the Twifties Festival Kit which keeps the user’s water bottle handy in a sleek black shoulder bag with pockets for phone and keys.
Party attendance is limited due to space so participants should RSVP to Other Twifties events such as the Twifties Table at Whole Foods, can be found listed at and shown on this blog at

“The Twifties Movement” as she calls it, was started because Ms. Teton feels that the fun people of the Baby Boom are the bulls eye of the target of the consumers in this age group, and are not being catered to by advertising, marketing, or product design. “We control trillions of dollars in disposable income but are not pictured in ads for fun products like skis. But Toyota has leapt forward  and is totally ‘getting it’ in their new Venza automobile campaign showing baffled adult children who think their parents are dull or sleeping while the parents are out mountain biking and going to late night parties!”

 Ms. Teton looks ahead to having a website and an app where active Twifties can meet by zip code and find activity companions who enjoy the same pastimes, for examples:skiing, snowboarding, kayaking and music shows. She is looking for tech and business partners who can help make it happen. Twifties.TV is her video channel online filled with videos of fun trips and tips for Twifties. Twifties is putting together a “street team” of activists to help spread the word and is looking for a few volunteers to help out at this party. Contact

Friday, July 13, 2012

Gathering of the Vibes Returns to Bridgeport, CT July 19-22

Gathering of the Vibes Returns to Bridgeport, CT July 19-22

Sunday is “Family Day” at the Vibes Celebrating CT Residents, Vets & Active Military

Kids 15 & Under are Free; Connecticut Residents, Veterans & Active Military Receive Half Price Tickets ($20)

Gathering of the Vibes’ School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage Returns July 19-22, 2012 

We have been attending Gathering of the Vibes for years and it’s always a blast! Check out our videos from last year here including the Best 2 Minutes of GOTV, and the dynamite performance from the School of Rock that still grooves me out!  Here and here . Also our up close and personal interview with the charming Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks from Vibes last year here. 
Here’s more on this year’s Vibes!! Don’t miss it!! There's a special offer for families, CT residents, and military personnel past and present!

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Sunday is “Family Day” at the Gathering of the Vibes, allowing families to attend the festival at a significantly reduced ticket price. Available only at the gate, kids 15 & under are free and all Connecticut residents and members of our military showing a photo ID will gain entrance admitted for $20. Family Day offers the ideal compromise between children’s need to have fun and parents’ desire to watch some music and catch up with old friends. 

Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s premier camping, music & arts celebration, remains a pioneer in creating a truly family friendly festival experience. Last year, Vibes hosted 700 families & their kids – 1,800 children under the age of 15 were in attendance. This unique “community” experience is what ultimately separates Gathering of the Vibes from all other music festivals, using music to bring generations together. 

“In 2011, ‘Family Day’ turned out better than we ever envisioned. The positive ‘vibe’ was amazing, and the spirit of thousands of young people in attendance was palatable,” says Ken Hays, festival founder. “We want to continue celebrating family, our fellow Connecticut residents, and thanking the men and women who serve our country. ‘Family Day’ has become a great platform for us to do just that.” 

School of Rock Partnership & Teen Vibes Stage

The Vibes is pleased to again partner with the nationally acclaimed School of Rock organization. SOR is the leading performance-based music education program with schools located throughout the country, including Fairfield, Conn. The School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage will feature some incredibly advanced young artists, offer music lessons, and organize jam sessions for every age and talent group. For more about School of Rock at Vibes and a full All Stars schedule, please visit

“The extraordinary talent of these School of Rock kids completely blew us away last year,” Hays. “To see these teens perform with clear focus and vision was inspiring to us all. Teens inspired by something other than video games and TV – there’s hope for future generations!” 

Kids Corner & Teen Scene
Celebrating its 13th installment at the festival, Kid’s Corner, led by Gabrielle Fugere and Andy "The Music Man" Morse, is a clean, safe, fun, and exciting place for younger children. Kids Corner & Teen Scene is located in a shaded, tree lined area with plenty of space for having fun, with the Family Camping area situated nearby. For info on Kids Corner, Teen Scene, and families at the Vibes, check out:

Sunday festivities kick off with the World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony (, where children who have created special puppets at the Kids Corner lead a Mardi Gras parade to the Main Stage, where every country on Earth is recognized in a group prayer. This prayer, “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” is guided by 1960’s icon Wavy Gravy alongside James Dugan of The World Peace Prayer Society.

Gathering of the Vibes welcomed over 20,000 fans per day last year, despite record-breaking heat. With more than 160,000 Facebook fans, the festival continues to attract a diverse, multigenerational audience, affectionately known as the ‘Vibe Tribe.’ A full artist lineup and ticket details for this year’s four-day extravaganza is available at
Seaside Park is easily accessible by public transportation and just 50 miles from Manhattan. Fans traveling from NYC and Long Island may take Metro North or the Port Jefferson Ferry. Shuttle bus service will transport festival attendees to and from the venue, local area hotels, the ferry, train, and bus stations. 
For complete and up-to-the-minute Gathering of the Vibes information, visit and follow Gathering of the Vibes on Facebook, Twitter, or check the message boards.