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We’re getting the band back together! — The Tin Pan Alley Band (GC2C1NN) — Geocache of the Week

Derek H on March 19, 2014, 5:00 pm

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The Tin Pan Alley. Stroll in and join the band! Photo by geocacher SUEprise

The Tin Pan Alley. Stroll in and join the band! Photo by geocacher SUEprise

Geocache Name:

The Tin Pan Alley Band (GC2C1NN)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2.5/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Musicians and geocachers share quite a few traits. Namely, when they get together, amazing things can happen. One geocache maker has set out to prove this idea by creating one giant geocacher-powered band. And where better to recruit musicians than London’s Denmark street? This famous place is also known as the British Tin Pan Alley. Artists like Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and the Sex Pistols all have ties to this area. Whether or not the band will be headlining any tours or festivals this year has yet to be decided, but one thing is for sure: between the electric triangle players, backup singers, guitarists, cellists and percussionists, this band is going to top the charts for sure.

# of Finds:

2025

# of Favorite Points:

776

What the geocache owner, goldpot, has to say:

“I read every single log (which is almost daily!) and it gives me a great uplifting feeling to read them knowing that I have made so many geocachers happy and given them a geocache of a difference in such an urban location. As for the Favorite Points – totally amazed with the shear numbers  – go to show, the most simplest geocache, can create the greatest awards!

The best geocaches are those which surprises us geocachers, either by it’s location, history, scenery, challenges or the geocache originality – get them all and they’ll clock up the geocache Favorite Points!”

What geocachers are saying:

“What an amazing cache. A must if passing this location. gets a favourite.” – Pebbles&Co

“This is a wonderful cache and a definite favourite. Never seen one like this before and it’s excellent TFTC” – Tangled two

“Brilliant idea for a cache, first time I’ve seen one like this but worked out straight away what I needed to spot… and after a couple of minutes there it was! Thanks for the cache, this one gets the favourite point for the evening. Add another bass player to the band!” – BandMandAandA

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Photos:

The band so far! Photo by geocacher Ollivier

The band so far! Photo by geocacher Ollivier

A few of the band members. Photo by geocacher Selmice

A few of the band members. Photo by geocacher Selmice

If you're ready to start rocking, you can pick up a guitar next door. Photo by geocacher PiRad-ler

If you’re ready to start rocking, you can pick up a guitar next door. Photo by geocacher PiRad-ler

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If you had to pick a theme song for your geocaching career, what would it be? Tell us in the comments.

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.

If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.

  • thebyrdcache

    Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere
    or
    The Who – The Seeker

  • sumpteretc

    Satisfaction

  • jaki-worthing

    We were there and on the list…We are the “fiddlers” in the Band

  • jaki-worthing

    It has to be….
    Wo! I feel good, I knew that I wouldn’t of
    I feel good, I knew that I wouldn’t of So good, so good,
    I got you

    The Legend that is James Brown

  • Stephen L Allen

    I vote for Brady!

  • moloi

    I would like to nominate GC4AHYZ (KLH3-The Tower of Shadows) to be the next Geocache of the Week.
    Have you ever imagine what you could experience out of geocaching in Hong Kong? Being one of the most sophisticated and densely populated cities in the world, the compacted environment does not limit the creativities. KLH3 is one of the 4 caches in the series, rated over 63% favourites, it is one of the most reputable series amongst the local caching community. A mixture of traditional treasure, natural heritage, divine craftsmanship… in an innovative presentation out of any expectation. This cache certainly surprises you in multi levels, whether you are an experienced cacher or a novice player, KLH3 simply leads you to a new perspective in geocaching.

  • CX15

    Wow! What a great honour to receive this nomination from such good friends!

    I have only been caching for 14 months, but has made such good friends and that is truly the PRIZE here.
    Thanks guys!

    Here’s to many more years of friendship and great caching!

  • Matt

    Hello
    I have 2 very unique geocaches that I would like to nominate for Geocache of the Week. I can’t decide between the 2 so maybe someone at the blog that hasn’t done them can make a decision which seems more interesting. These are some of very best NE Florida has to offer.
    1. GC1MVYP Florida GEOCAC benchmark project. First this is the only one of its kind in the state of Florida. It’s located in the historic city of St Augustine and you must visit the INSIDE of visitor information center to be able to get the physical cache container. Once you get it you’ll notice the log is signed from people all over the world and most of the time there are many trackables to be picked up. Then once you get the coords off the inside of the lid you head outside to get a look of the Florida GEOCAC. It’s a special bronze waypoint disk in the concrete. It has over 200 favorite points.
    2. Second is GCGX5D The Federation MUST PAY! This old cache has been around since 2003 in the historic San Marco area of Jacksonville Florida. This is the cache everyone says they have heard about and has to do when they are in the area. Just read the logs. The cache is hidden at a beautiful triple lion fountain in middle of a very busy hipster location. The best part of the cache is the way in which the cache is retrieved

  • Matt

    I’m continuing on about the cache The Federation Must Pay

    Just look at the many many pictures and descriptive logs and you’ll see why I’m recommending why the Federation must pay should be considered as a possible Geocache of the week. Let’s just say the cache is within an arms reach.
    Thanks for your time and consideration.

  • syed ahmad

    I have found this cache is definitely deserved this award.


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