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  1. Tried to buy tix for this today during the RRHOF presale with a RRHOF membership, but guess what... no tix :fuckinputer: unless I am willing to pay $2000 per seat...

     

    :( :( I was hoping to see what they had on Monday, the Citibank card presale. As of last weekend, my nephew lives in the area; a cheap overnight stay! Maybe they will release more sections of tickets then? hahahahahahahaha One can always hope I guess . . . . . .

     

    Oh, they'll release more for that and then they'll still hold them back for public presale as well. Right now I'm scrambling to find a citicard to use!

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  2. Even though I did a lot of really cool things, this year sucked for me too. My heart was broken, I got laid off in March, and a dear friend died in December.

    And so many losses in the entertainment world: Lake, Emerson, George Michael, Mrs. Brady! Carrie Fisher then poor Debbie Reynolds, Alan Thicke. Prince.

     

    Pretty sure this has been the worst year of my life.

  3. So my next concert is tonight, I'm going to see Mannheim Steamroller - I have a Styx girlfriend who is friends with Tom Sharpe, who is their drummer/percussionist extraordinaire, so she was able to snag us tickets. I've never seen them. And given my mood lately, (depressed/panicked about unemployment ending in a month) this will be a really nice night.

     

    How was it? I imagine it was a holiday music set?

     

     

    Just have a few of their Christmas albums that sometimes get played this time of year (Too many Christmas albums!)

     

    yes, it was mostly holiday music and then other stuff too. I've never seen them before, it was a nice change. And then we hung out with Tom Sharpe (the drummer) and the bass player and a few others in their tour bus after. My first tour bus, lol. They have a woman playing harpsichord with them on tour and she decorated, it was very festive! I'm sure it wasn't like other tour buses....

     

    But it was nice show, we were in the fifth row. (And the price was right)

     

    Yes, I have way too many Christmas albums too. A lot of the standards and then some not so standard. Bobby Sherman falls into the latter category!

     

    Sounds like it was a nice evening at a great price. Can't really beat 5th row either. I haven't been on a tour bus either. That must have been fun. Depending on who it is sometimes I'm waiting outside of the tour bus.

    Yeah it was really pretty cool. And I left out the best part somehow the bass player and I got to talking, I asked him what kind of music he likes and he said… He been listening to Rush on vinyl lately. So of course that kicked off a whole conversation and we talked about the movie and everything.

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  4. So my next concert is tonight, I'm going to see Mannheim Steamroller - I have a Styx girlfriend who is friends with Tom Sharpe, who is their drummer/percussionist extraordinaire, so she was able to snag us tickets. I've never seen them. And given my mood lately, (depressed/panicked about unemployment ending in a month) this will be a really nice night.

     

    How was it? I imagine it was a holiday music set?

     

     

    Just have a few of their Christmas albums that sometimes get played this time of year (Too many Christmas albums!)

     

    yes, it was mostly holiday music and then other stuff too. I've never seen them before, it was a nice change. And then we hung out with Tom Sharpe (the drummer) and the bass player and a few others in their tour bus after. My first tour bus, lol. They have a woman playing harpsichord with them on tour and she decorated, it was very festive! I'm sure it wasn't like other tour buses....

     

    But it was nice show, we were in the fifth row. (And the price was right)

     

    Yes, I have way too many Christmas albums too. A lot of the standards and then some not so standard. Bobby Sherman falls into the latter category!

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  5. So my next concert is tonight, I'm going to see Mannheim Steamroller - I have a Styx girlfriend who is friends with Tom Sharpe, who is their drummer/percussionist extraordinaire, so she was able to snag us tickets. I've never seen them. And given my mood lately, (depressed/panicked about unemployment ending in a month) this will be a really nice night.
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  6. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

     

    July 8th TD Garden

     

    Boston, Mass.

    I'm a HUGE Tim fan, I'm seeing them here in NJ in May. I was one of the lucky ones to go to Nashville last month.

    How did you get so lucky to go to Nashville ? hey you'll be seeing Tim and Faith before me in 2017. Wonder if anyone else will be with them to open?

     

    The fan club randomly picked a fan from each market that they will be touring in next year, so I got picked for the NJ area....I've been out of work since March and this was a really big pick-me-up. They paid for everything, it was pretty awesome.

     

    I hope they don't have any openers!!

  7. We just booked Dream Theater (just me), Brand X, Marillion and Carl Palmer within 10 minutes on Saturday.

     

    I've been on CD binges before, but this is uncharted territory. I'm not sure I want to add that up.

    How was Carl Palmer? I shoulda gone by myself to that one.

     

    It was Awesome! Sixth time I've seen him since 2010. Different set this time around too.

     

    I don't know if it was mentioned before (or if it was just Carl being Carl) but he said Keith Emerson was supposed to join him for the tour this year and they played the set that Keith and he agreed on. I had no idea so that bummed me out a bit. But they were on fire as usual. Carl left it all on the stage. He was breathing heavily after many of the tunes (which I thought was kind of scary.) They even covered America which a Nice song (as in The Nice which was Emerson's band before he formed Emerson Lake and Palmer.) There were a few other rarities (which I liked) but it was pretty much a greatest hits set even if some of those got left out the last few times I saw him. I'm hoping he comes back next year.

     

    I go to shows by myself about half of the time. If I REALLY want to see someone I don't let something like that stop me. Brand X is next on my list in January..

     

    Oh, I go alone too but sometimes it just gets old. Geoff Tate is playing city winery in nyc next year I might have to go and I'm sure I will be alone for that one. I just did the Trinity show last weekend by myself at Bb Kings, was really fun. Blaze Bayley is a total nut job.

     

    Anyway, concert sounds like it was great.

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  8. Playing arcade games from high school in the arcade in Asbury Park and walking the boardwalk.

     

    Laura, I haven't been to Asbury Park since The Palace was taken down ..

     

    So there are arcade games there now ?? .. what is it like, overall ??

     

    I lived there when I was a kid

    I lived in New Jersey most of my life but haven't been to Asbury park in probably 30 years, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. On the boardwalk is the Silverball museum arcade, it was $10 for an hour, they have old pinball machines and old arcade games like Frogger, Millipede, Asteroids, Crystal castles which was my favorite, donkey Kong etc.

    There's a great new hotel called The Asbury, it's two blocks off the boardwalk on fifth street. I'm sure during season it's very expensive. but I stayed there last night because I went to see Kings X at the Stone pony and didn't want to have to drive home.

     

    AP overall is apparently on its way back, but I saw a lot of fenced off construction and closed down buildings, so I'm not sure... I think they're banking on people staying at the new hotel.

     

    So they built the place back up?

     

    The Stone Pony! Is that a blast from the past or what???? :LOL:

    Believe it to not,I'd never been to the Stone Pony!

     

    But yes, AP is undergoing a "revitalization" apparently, but having not been there in 30 years, I couldn't really say what the differences are, but that is what others have told me. The hotel I stayed in was quite cool though.

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