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Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2004

Dave!Finally managed to add my visits to the Hard Rocks in Cozumel and St. Thomas to my fan site: DaveCafe. Along the way I checked in with the official site and noticed that there are some new Hard Rocks in the world, adding to the recent openings in Destin (Florida), Foxwoods (Connecticut), and Dublin (Ireland)...

  • Panama: Looks like an amazing property. Unless I take a Panama Canal cruise or something, it seems unlikely I'll ever make it here, unfortunately.
  • Gothenburg: I loved my time in Sweden, and would absolutely return to visit here if given a chance.
  • Athens: I have wanted to visit Greece for as long as I can remember. I never really needed an excuse to go, but now that I have one I suppose I should start making plans! From the few photos on the site, this cafe looks fairly modern, but not obscenely so.
  • Hurghada: A city I have never heard of before. Joins Sharm El Shek and Cairo, giving Egypt a trio of interesting properties to visit one day (along with the pyramids, of course!).

Also on the "coming soon list" is Kuwait and Caracas (Venezuela). Still nothing for Seattle, however. I remain dumbfounded that the city which gave us Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Pear Jam, and a multitude of other influential artists remains without a Hard Rock Cafe. Somebody at HRC Corporate needs to be bitch-slapped.

Conspicuous by its absence is Oslo, which was billed as "coming soon" for a long, long, time and was supposed to open early this year but never did. Now that it's missing from the site completely, I wonder if it has been scrapped?

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  1. Patrick says:

    You’re definitely welcome back to Sweden, but a word of advice is to wait ’til the spring. Gothenburg and Stockholm gets really damp and spine chilling cold in Winter.

  2. Dave2 says:

    Bwahh ha ha haaah! You apparently missed my live performance of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name!” I don’t know how I could ever be welcome back to Sweden after that! 🙂

  3. Patrick says:

    Oh, we’re used to that. Our neighbours, the Finns, have a certain relationship to Karaoke. Everytime you take a ride on the ships between Sweden and Finland, you have to choose pub with care, so that your ears don’t start to bleed… 🙂

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