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From: Horsepie <Horsepie@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 20:54:48 EST
Subject: RHF Music-- Dust off that old guitar!!

Hey everyone!

   Only a few months left until *the* event of the summer...
The RockHall Fest!!  Don't miss your chance to see what is
possibly the greatest city turn-around ever...Cleveland!
Lots to do, lots to see...take it from me; I live about 45
minutes away from Cleveland, and it is turning into a great

The RHF is June 26-28, and it's coming fast! We still need
lots more rusted-out musicians to come lend us a hand. We
are going to have a great acoustic jam at the hotel Friday
night to kick off the weekend, and possibly an even bigger
electric jam on Saturday. We are currently planning the
electric jam, and we got a few possible surprises up our

Not to mention, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame itself! It's
gonna be a 'Big Time' so come on 'Out On the Weekend' of
June 26-28 and have a ball!! Give Bikeralane or Hippy Girl a
holler for more info...

Hope to see ya there!


Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 17:07:17 -0500
Subject: One less excuse...

On the bright side of the "Neil's not touring" news, at
least that's one less reason to delay plans for attending
the RHF!  :-)

PS: Airfares seem real low right now -- and since a lot of 
    folks will be planning "after school's out trips" soon,
    it's not a bad idea to find the ideal flights (price 
    and schedule) pretty soon!  I was able to book a decent
    round-trip non-stop flight at the times I wanted
    recently. Those flights (being the only early-in-the-day
    non-stops on the route I'm taking) will be the first to
    fill up as the dates get closer.  And we even already
    reserved seats with a non-wing-obstructed view....

From: HipyGrlSml@aol.com
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 14:13:01 EST
Subject: The RockHall Fest

Sitting here in this godawful bitter cold wintery day in
Central NY State makes me think ahead.  Makes all of us
"winter" belt folks think ahead to the good times
awaiting when it gets warmer.  What good times do we have
to look forward to????

In case you may have missed it----listen up!!!!!!  We are
talking RustFest here.  If you don't know about it, here
is the info again.  If you already know and have registered,
see you there.

The RockHall Fest is planned for the weekend of 26-27-28
June 1998 in Cleveland.  A tour of the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame will highlight the fest. There will also be a jam
or maybe two.  Don't miss it.......... register now with
Bikeralane@juno.com.  Get your advance *group* rate tix
through me.   Do you play an instrument??? Contact
Horsepie@aol.com.  All are welcome to participate.

Ya can't miss it......take a bus, take a train, fly, but
don't thumb it. Undecided?? Whenever you get a bunch of
Rusties/ Zumans in one spot, it is a good time.  

Preparations are in the works to make this a blast for
everyone.  Get that ticket to ride.   Get that room in the
bag too while you are at it.  

More news as it comes in...
Kathy Popple
Hippy girl's Smile :-)))))

Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 21:23:16 -0500
Subject: RHF! RHF!

The Nuclear RE*AC*TOR Family Northeastern Tour plans are
falling into place.  We are BOOKED for the round trip air
travel and plan to "arrive early, stay late."

We'll be rolling into Albany for a stop in *OLD KING*
territory the weekend before (arriving there Sat
afternoon). Any CDOP who aren't too wrapped up in getting
ready for the trip to Cleveland, let's hang!

We plan to roll into the T-O area on Monday afternoon,
and stay for a few days.  NO plans have been made, so
all Rustie suggestions are welcome...

RHF Friday/Sat/Sun. Naturally!!!

Mid-second week will be Hippy Girl's Smile days as we
head back east.  Before getting there we'll probably 
spend at least one night in a B&B around the Finger 
Lakes. Any suggestions?

After rolling on east from HGS's, we'll be spending the
Fourth of July weekend in the vacinity of Boston, and
the Biker clan.   Hope to get together with other
Rusties not burned out from the RHF.  

Any other RHF long-distance travellers going to be
running around up that way?  Let's talk!

From: LkoutMama@aol.com
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 00:23:16 EST
Subject: Cleveland Rocks On a Full Stomach

This is a 2nd notice to all you guys attending this
summer's Cleveland RustFest at the Hall of Fame.  Either
you all are on very stringent diets or you forgot to get
your menu planning forms in.  If the latter is the case,
please see below.  If you've already
sent in your form no need to do so again - I've got it
down already.  Dinner time is fast approaching!

***it's all illusion anyway***

{Lookout Mama}

From: Horsepie@aol.com
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 09:40:02 EST
Subject: RHF Jam.. If you signed up...

Hey all,

  If you were one of the gracious Rusties who signed up
to bring a PA system to the RHF in June, please get in
touch with me. I have to get a few things straightened out.

aka MartinD45

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 13:14:25 -0500
Subject: RockHallCam

There's a large but pretty washed-out picture of the 
Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, and Lake Erie, at 
It updates itself every few minutes.  If you're
curious about the weather, or how heavy the traffic
is at certain times of the day, take a peek.

If you lose the link and want it in the future, just
check the RockHall Fest pages, in the "other links" section.

From: HipyGrlSml@aol.com
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 03:00:41 EST
Subject: RockHall Tour Details

Here are details about our tour of
the RockHall, and other info about visiting there.

From: HipyGrlSml@aol.com
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 02:32:24 EST
Subject: More on Indians Games

This was passed on to me by a Cleveland Rusty, and may be of
interest to some...

{{Just thought maybe you might want to let people know
  that once again the Indians sold out the season in
  December, so probably the only way anyone will get to
  see a game during the RustFest is through the newspaper
  classifieds or scalpers (which are often the same),
  unless they have connections of some sort.  Buying from
  scalpers in the vicinity of Jacobs Field is not a great
  idea since scalping is illegal in the city of Cleveland,
  and the tickets and money are liable to be confiscated.
  It is, however, legal in many surrounding suburbs, which
  is how all those ticket broker agencies get away with it.}}

Note that there's also the auxillary bleacher seating, and
the SRO tickets.  People need to call each Thursday to check
on availability.  The number is (216)420-4200.  The way to
go appears to be the newspaper ads. 

From: TC7370@aol.com
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 04:49:39 EST
Subject: Indians Home Games During RHF

Noticed several folk wondering if the Tribe will be in town during
the RHF weekend. Cleveland is at home vs. St. Louis on June 24 & 25,
and playing Houston on the 26, 27, and 28th. Game scheduled to start
at 7:05 on the 26th, and at 1:05 on the 27th & 28th. Ticket information
(unless the number's been changed from last season) can be obtained by
calling (216) 420-4240. I'm sure for those fortunate enough to go,
a RustRow at the game will be in order !

Popcorn...peanuts...cold beer....blank tapes.... 

Up for air after keeping a lower than usual profile,
....when I was faster I was always behind....ny

From: dvance4@juno.com (D Vance)
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 20:09:22 -0500
Subject: More FAQ

It seems that I forgot something very important in my last post on
this subject. The RockHall!! It is in the plans to make a pilgrimage
to the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame on the morning of Sat June 27.

Cost: $13.50 (approx) per adult, seniors and children $10.50.

How do I get my tickets? Calculate how much your family is going to
cost and send the equivalent to:
    Kathy Popple
    13 Gardner St
    Whitesboro, NY  13492
Check or money order please.

Winking Waitress

From: dvance4@juno.com (D Vance)
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 10:02:12 -0500
Subject: The FAQ

I know that it was posted that I would do the FAQ for the fest but
frankly I do not have answers to many questions yet. Here is what I do
have and if you have any additional questions please send them to me and
I will try to find the answer.

Here's what we have so far.

Winking Waitress

From: Horsepie@aol.com
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 16:44:57 EST
Subject: Rock Hall Fest Jam...anybody out there?

Hey all!

  Only 4 months left until the RHF...and we need a band!! At the moment, we
have about 6 acoustic players signed up, and Bikeralane on the bongos. In
other words...we need more, more!! Come on Rusties!! Get in on the fun. There
will be a BIG acoustic jam, and we need more musicians. We will be taping this
show direct from the soundboard, as well as videotaping the entire
performance! For those of you who missed Neil's solo acoustic sets at last
years HORDE festivals, this is your chance to see a small sampling of what it
was like, or even play! Don't be bashful, just be there! We need drummers and
bass players too. It's gonna be a blast!

See ya in June,

From: bikeralane@juno.com (Biker A Alane)
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 08:10:48 -0500
Subject: Rock Hall Fest/ Child Care

Hello Rusty Town!

There are some Rusties that will be bringing along the kiddies to the
RockHall Fest. I have had some people ask about child care.

Hippy is going to ask our kind motel manager for some local 
recommendations, but I thought I would try to hook some of you Rusties up
with each other.

If there are any Rusty Town Teens that will be attending the RockHall
Fest and would be interested in babysitting duty, could you please
contact me?

I thought I would compile a list of names of willing Rusty Teens that
would like to earn some bucks while their parents get down at the Fest.

If there are any of you who have have teens who are willing to earn some
Rusty bucks or if you are interested in hiring someone to babysit your
kids, I will try to hook you up to each other, and then you can make your
own arrangements.

Please write to me off the list and I will gather a list of names.
Send to: bikeralane@juno.com
Please title your mail "RockHall Fest / Child Care".
Please list wether you are looking for child-care or willing to be a
babysitter. Hopefully something can work out for you!
Thanks for your efforts!
~Live To Ride~

From: bikeralane@juno.com (Biker A Alane)
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 12:08:48 -0500
Subject: Rock Hall Hotel/Motel Info

Just to let everyone know that Hippy has done a good job setting us up
with the Days Inn in Lakewood. Call today and make your reservations. 
A credit card will hold your room, if you don't have one, you can make
arrangements and send a check.

Make sure you mention HyperRust, as they have us in their system. 
They have blocked rooms for us. If we fill this place up their sister
motel is 1 block away with an additional 42 rooms, if we need them.

Days Inn
12019 Lake Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
Phone 216 - 226-4800
Fax      216 -  226-5359

If this place is booked they will refer you to; 

Edgewater Inn
11837 Edgewater
Lakewood, OH 44107
 216 - 221-9000

Hippy was quoted a group rate of $55 + tax/per room.
Make sure you mention HyperRust! 
And tell em' Hippy and Biker sent ya!
(that won't necessarily get you a discount or a get out of jail free card!)

~Live To Ride~
I was a free man in Paris

From: LkoutMama@aol.com
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 00:39:11 EST
Subject: Cleveland Rocks (on a full stomach)!

Hey all you R&R HoF festers!  Eventually you are all gonna have to come up for
air and get a little sustenance to help fuel those fires so that you can all
sing and play passionately at any jams that might break out at the fest that
weekend.  So with that in mind, the Official Fest Roach Coach (aka the
Everybody Knows This Is Turkey Mobile) is now accepting your input on what you
would like to see as a Friday nite dinner.  Below are your choices.  Please,
if you're planning on attending and bringing your stomach indicate your top 3
preferences (in ORDER) on the form below and return it to me.  I'll compile
the results, a winning entree(s?) will be picked and that info passed on to
our lady of the pantry (Ms. Hippie herself) and a delicious repast will be
prepared.  Be aware also that depending on needs and costs a "per Rustie" fee
will be charged.  But hey, it's gonna be cheaper than dinner out and will be
twice as good so what the heck!  

***it's all illusion anyway***

Sheila (LkoutMama@aol.com)
{Lookout Mama}


Wow!  Dinner with Rusties!  Can't wait!  How can we get so lucky!!!!!

Here's the amount of folks that will be eating on Friday night ____________
     (we don't care if you'll be eating on Saturday - we're closed!)

Yeah, it ain't chateaubriand or Boca Burgers but at least you won't have any
annoying little dogs trying to wheedle your food away from you in Spanish. 

My 3 preferences from the choices below are:

_____ Pizza
_____ Pasta
_____ Chicken Breast
_____ Meatballs
_____ Hot Sausage
_____ Subs (bandages for fingers are optional at an additional cost)
_____ _______________________________________ 


From: HipyGrlSml@aol.com
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 22:43:53 EST
Subject: Fest Hotel / RockHall tix

After many requests for this info, and many folks having to plan flights,
this is the name of the hotel/motel we are using.  Everything else is way over
$120./ nite.  This is *with* group rate.   Days Inn is located in Lakewood ,
suburb of Cleveland, 6 miles West of the Rockhall.  The owner was there when I
checked in last week and made an offer too good to refuse.  

The deal is this.  The rooms are $55.plus taxes per nite.  He is also allowing
us to use both his small (~15 ppl) and large (~60-65 ppl) meeting rooms
for absolutely O $$$$$.  Pretty good considering other hotels wanted $200. or
more for 3 hrs of usage.  He has given permission for an acoustic jam
downstairs in the bigger room with the curfew being 10:30 PM.  Electric
Jam????  Don't know as of yet but it's early.  Horsepie is getting fired up
for this one!!!!!!!!!!!  

The address and phone number of the hotel is: Site # 7873
  2 Cleveland Days Inn
  12019 Lake Ave
  Lakewood, OH 44107
  Phone   216.226.4800
  Fax       216.226.5359

If you know that you want to reserve a room,  send a one night's deposit to
the hotel.  Mention that you are part of the HyperRust group.

This hotel is also 6 miles from the airport.  I do have the directions to the
hotel from there as well as for those who "road trip" it in.  I will post
directions a little later.

Camping????  It doesn't look good at this point.  All of the campgounds are
way out there.  A guesstimate would be 60-70 miles away from the action headed
South and more than that going East.  If 2-3 ppl split the cost of a room
(y'all may want to  huddle on this) the economics will prevail.  

Please watch for a FAQ to appear shortly.  

Also tickets for the RockHall admission are roughly $ 13.50./ adult( ages
12--54) and  $10.50 per child (ages 4--11) @ group rates.  Group tickets need
to be paid for in advance.   If you know that you will be coming please figure
out how many tix you will need.  The tour is scheduled for 27 June 98 at 10
AM.  Send your check or money order, made out to me ,  to the following
  Kathy Popple
  13 Gardner St
  Whitesboro, NY 13492

It would be nice to wrap up the ticket business by mid-May.  Although no
ticket request will be refused!!!!!  It just allows time to sew up other fest

Haven't yet decided ????  Well, just do it!!!!!  Come to Cleveland 26-28 June
98.  You won't be sorry....... 

Later folks
Hippy Girl's Smile
Rusty and still rockin' my world 

From: HipyGrlSml@aol.com
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 16:24:29 EST
Subject: RockHall Fest Registration

Hi all
 Bikeralane, pen in hand, is ready to take your registration for the fest. Her
 e-mail address is Bikeralane@juno.com   Be sure to include the following:
   Name and handle
   e-mail address
   Your snail address
   Phone # (your choice but could be helpful)
   How many of you in your party?
   Are you camping or are you Hotel/motel--ing it ?
   Do you plan to arrive on 25, 26, or 27 June?  
   By which mode of transportation are you arriving ?
   Will you need a ride from the airport?
   What time will you be there?  Approx for now
   Any suggestions/comments  are welcome.
 Diana"Winking Waitress" Vance is going to be putting together a FAQ for all
 festers to see.  Any questions?  Feel free to ask me.  I expect to get more
 details within the next few weeks.  There are some things that are a given.
 For example, dicounted admission to the hall of fame,  a tour with Q&A about
 the place,  and a good time.  So whether you are sitting in the freezing cold
 or basking in the sun, get to your computer  and make those reservations.
 Ask those questions.  Also I need more folks to volunteer for various duties
 that need doing.  Join our team!!!     
 Sitting in Freezing NY State
 Hippy Girl's Smile :-) 

From: HipyGrlSml@aol.com
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 02:16:17 EST
Subject: RHF Update

Let me assure all of you , who seem baffled for now,  there is a website being
made which will contain vital information.  Until that is done,  here is a
list of the Planning Team.  Please make note . PRINT IT OUT.  Then you will
know who to contact for what.

Kathy "Hippy Girl's Smile" Popple   (HipyGrlSml@aol.com)  Please send me any
of your questions regarding the event.  I will be doing the Rockhall end of it
all but all questions are welcome.  

Robin "Live to Ride" Delnero   (Bikeralane@juno.com) is doing the
registration for the RHF.  She has her trusty little pen waiting for those who
wish to register.   She will refer you to me for any questions.  

Diana "Winking Waitress" Vance (DVance4@juno.com) will be writing up a basic
FAQ to post to the list for now.  Like I said there will be more info as time
goes on.

David "RE*AC*TOR" Lybrand (reactor@HyperRust.org) has very generously offered
to do a page off HyperRust, to keep everyone updated as things develop.  

Sheila "LookoutMama"  Lipschitz (LkoutMama@aol.com) needs to be contacted if
you are flying in but have no transpo from the airport.  Are there any Rusties
coming in by car who would like to volunteer for an airport run??  Put me down
for a run or two, Sheila

Craig "VonZipp" Zitkiewicz (VonZipp@aol.com) will be scoping out the
campgrounds in the Cleveland area.  He is going to inquire about facilities to
do a jam while he is searching.   

Luke "MartinD45" Shelton (Horsepie@aol.com) is handling the musical end of
the jam.  If you play any type of instrument whatsoever, contact Luke.  Anyone
play drums out there?  He could use a few.   Also let him know *which* songs
of Neil's that you play.  It will be helpful.  

Lisa "ByThe Fire" Barrett (barrett@knownet.com) has offered to look for other
points of interest in the Cleveland area.  

Other Rusties have contacted me with offers to help.  We will need help as we
go along so don't think you are getting blown off.  One thing that we need is
a person to video tape the jam as well as a person to tape it.

Thanks and go register!!!!!!!
Hippy Girl's Smile 
Smilin'  because June is warm

From: HipyGrlSml@aol.com
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 14:31:25 EST
Subject: Music for RHF

Hi all.  Just received a reply from the *music* man for the jam.  If you want
to bring your instruments and jam {remembering the IRF jam here} please
contact Horspie@aol.com.  Be sure to include the following information.
Thanks all
HGS :-))))  

 1) What you play
 2) What equipment you can bring
 3) If you plan on playing with the electric band, a small list of tunes you
would like to play.  This will give us an idea of what to work on, and what
everyone will feel comfortable with.
 4) If anyone has access to a PA system of any kind

From: HipyGrlSml@aol.com
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 00:54:33 EST
Subject: RRHoF RustFest Set!

Here is an update for the RustFest to be held in and around the RRHoF+ Museum
located in Cleveland, OH.  There are details in the works.  I assure you that
I am  working with the rockhall folks to make this a *blast*.  

Ball games at Jacob's Field are being checked out for all of you  Indian fans.
Campgrounds will be looked into as well.  For all of you *indoor* campers,
there are plans on a block of rooms at a hotel/motel which has a conference
room at our disposal for the wkend (this includes the outdoor campers as

 Within the next couple of weeks I am having someone on the Fest team start
taking your reservations.  I know that some of you had contacted me to give me
a rough idea of how many Rusty/Zumans were going to attend.  

Also there were some Cleveland Rusties who had contacted me regarding
willingness to help.  Unfortunately all of it got *dumped* when one of my
animals decided to crawl under my computer desk( it's that cave instinct).
The computer got Unplugged =|8-O  I know of 1 person that I can remember but
would you others please contact me again?  Thank you.  

 Please watch the list for details as they are sewn up.  

Take a train, take a plane, take a bus, or *thumb* your way but don't miss
We are going to ROCK THE ROCKHALL for 98
Hippy Girl's Smile----------
" Prisoner of rock and roll " -- ny




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