When I found out that Public Image Ltd. was touring in the US, I was determined to make one of the shows. We ended up picking the New York show because we knew someone else who was making the trip for that show. For a number of reasons, we dropped our original plan to fly up and stay in a New York hotel for a full week and instead decided to drive up, make some stops on the drive and stay in New Jersey. At first, our plan was to leave on a Friday, drive up to Charleston and stay there for a day before heading back up towards New York.
In 1994, Syracuse hockey fans hailed Howard Dolgan as a hero when the Hamilton Canucks relocated to the upstate New York city. Syracuse had been without a regular minor league team since the Blazers folded in the late 1970s. In 2010 it happened again as he brought the AHL's first outdoor game to Syracuse. In the vein of the recent NHL Winter Classics, the Mirabito Outdoor Classic was held at the New York State Fairgrounds on February 20 between the Crunch and the Binghamton Senators.
After our entirely too-filling lunch, we visited the Chiang Kai-Shek memorial (which is now called the National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall. Mike remarked that the whole thing had the feel of something like the Nixon Presidential Library. All of the exhibits talked about how great General Chiang was, and included a strange assortment of personal artifacts.