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November 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm #2177
Hey Chickenschoolgrad, I thought of you and yr question when I was reading the Examiner article (that is posted on John’s fb page) about John’s closing night of the tour at the Beacon:
““Up Around The Bend,” meanwhile, featured the addition of backup singers Janice Pendarvis—fresh from her visibility in the acclaimed documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom—and Rufus Thomas’s daughter (and Carla Thomas’s sister) Vanesse Thomas.”November 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm #2176
Hey Dave 66, that’s very cool. Thanks for posting it.
NancyNovember 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm #2166
And he introduced them again on the last night. But, sorry, I don’t remember their names. I’m with Arnold from Belgium, they were very good!
NancyNovember 14, 2013 at 11:22 am #2154
Jill, on Tuesday night I was in row CC, orch 1 (center orch), it was aisle seat left as you walk towards the stage. AMAZING!! You enjoy that seat! I sure did.
I’m sorry another that great wasn’t available but but for the few seats that are available, I did good
NancyNovember 14, 2013 at 11:19 am #2153
DRBQ, your enthusiasm is contagious!
and your posts are a blast to read.
I did get a ticket for tonight. the center Orch section, Row Y, seat 23.
Not the great seats I got during the presale. But, not bad for last minute at an event
(yep. event. more than just a show. )
that is darn near a sell out, and probably will be sold out by show time.
NancyNovember 14, 2013 at 11:06 am #2151
Oh, Jill!! I would’ve taken that off yr hands (if you were ready to give it up). That’s a better seat than ticketmaster gave me: Orch 1 – Row Y- seat 23. About 15 rows behind your seat.
Sorry I missed your post til just now. If you go, look back to Row Y, seat 23 and say “hi.”
NancyNovember 14, 2013 at 8:04 am #2146
DRBQ and Swamp Girl,
Thanks guys! for your nice comments to my review. I’m glad I was able to convey how awesome it was though I am sure it was awesomer (i know that’s not a word but it works for me here) than my words could convey. I do like words a lot though and this is a good one (as defined by Merrian-Webster) for the experience:
visceral: felt in or as if in the internal organs of the body : deep
November 14, 2013 at 7:56 am #2145
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by flysafely.
Hey, thanks for the heads up, Swamp Girl! I should be on my way home but am sitting in a coffee shop saying to myself “are you going to go home or get a ticket and head into Manhattan instead?”
NancyNovember 14, 2013 at 7:48 am #2144
Hi Brock, Tuesday’s performance started with what seemed like everyone on their feet going crazy for the longest time–some dancin’, some pumping their fists, some just movin’ to the music. I thought that they were like that the entire time so was surprised when I turned around at some point to see any awful lot of people sitting.
I was in the 3rd row, on my feet the entire time *lol* so don’t know when or for how long people were sitting. I try to be considerate of those behind me who I may be blocking by standing and was thrilled when so many were on their feet for so long. Since it was a true theater and not arena seating (so each row went up a little from the row in front of it), I hope I wasn’t blocking people’s view cos the musicians all are a blast to watch: not only for their musicianship but also to see how darn much fun they each in their own way were having and how the expressed it. I’ll be interested to hear what others have to say in answer to yr question.
And, truth be told, I’m sitting here at a Dunkin’ Donuts about an hour and a half outside of Manhattan. My destination should be home (Pittsburgh) but I stopped here cos I have the very strong desire to just go east instead of west and go to tonight’s closing of the tour concert, which should be just a “take the house down” kind of show! And, there are still a few scattered seats on ticketmaster. What to do? What to do?
NancyNovember 12, 2013 at 5:23 pm #2119
Whoa!! Wonder if there are any seats left?! I am in My seat with fabulous view
And now it start!!!!November 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm #2081
Looking forward to hearing how it went, JohnnyTcb! and hear what you both thought of the show.
Nancy NNovember 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm #2079
I, too, was lucky enough to see John perform at California, PA.
First, I want to say thank you so very much for offering John’s fans registered here with the fan club the amazing opportunity to buy tickets before they were offered to the public. Because of that, I was able to get 3rd row, perfectly center seats at the California, PA concert. And, day after tomorrow, at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan, I also have 3rd row seat (this time it’s the aisle)! This would have never happened had it not been for the generosity extended to the fans.
So, THANK YOU so very much
As for the concert, while being a lifelong fan–back to the very beginning of CCR when I was 15, this was my first time seeing John live. And what an experience and what a performance it was!! I wished I could write as eloquently as some who post on here to convey how utterly awesome it was and how spectacular it was to hear John’s voice live–how strong his voice still is– and watch what he can do with a guitar (well, many guitars, actually ). I’m not a musician so I’ll have to explain this as I saw it:
There was one part where John was going to town on his guitar and then got very near one of the amps and started doing what looked like playing with the reverb coming from the amp as he neared it with his guitar. I swear it looked as if (and I was in the 3rd row and he was straight in front of me) he was not touching the guitar strings but was playing with the sound waves–or something! Whatever it was, I was awed.
After seeing the staging for this production, I can tell you that the prices that were being charged for tickets to the public was a steal. It has to be an incredibly expensive production. And, it certainly played to the senses: Visually it was spectacular and stunning and the videos on the screen behind John were put together so as to be both interesting and beautiful. Sound: well, you get the drift from what I’ve said so far. The energy was so kinetic you could feel it. Ok, I can’t think of anything to do with smell but how about the fun factor! It was so darn much fun.
I took my music loving 16 yr old nephew who at this point in his life has 2 favorites: The Zac Brown Band, and John Fogerty/CCR. In Aug., for his 16th b.d. I took him to see the Zac Brown Band. And last week, John Fogerty. He had a great time at the ZBB concert. He was blown away at JF concert!! The boy’s got good taste. And we got to share this together. Generations apart, both loving the music coming from this man and the musicians accompanying him. So, you can see on so many levels, it was quite a night! (I feel like here I should quote lyrics from one of JF’s song but all that’s coming to mind is Frankie Valli’s “Oh What a Night.” *lol* )
November 5, 2013 at 9:13 am #2019
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I’m going to answer my own question for anyone else who might be going.
I called the venue and doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm.
NancyNovember 5, 2013 at 9:03 am #2017
That’s a terrific, heart warming story, Chris. I’m glad that your health has steadily improved! I’ll be there tonight, a lifelong fan of JF and CCR and seeing him for the first time live!
NancySeptember 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm #1672
Wow! Thanks so much for the fantastic post, DRBQ! I felt like I was there–and was riveted.
I’m going to try to get out to see the exhibit sometime before it closes. Or, perhaps it will tour. Wouldn’t that be cool.