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Old 04-26-2005, 05:04 AM   #26
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Well after a read, a re-read and a re-re- read (with a re-re-re-read to come later on), I still can't add much value. Gratitude, but no value. Sheryl, you have written something to be proud of as the responses above bear testament to.

Something though for those of you waiting for concerts to come that I'm sure crossed other peoples minds. Lurking in the back of my mind was the fear that there was a danger in posting reviews that the "surprise factor" may have been jepoardised. After comparing set lists from the first concerts that fear has been put to rest. Overlaps ( naturally) but plenty of differences too. Every concert will be the adventure you had hoped it seems.
GOODONYA Sheryl. (All the wonderful reviewers actually), especially from those of us "Pacifically challenged ".

Some of you people may have missed your calling as writer/reviewers. The reviews have been just that good.
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:53 AM   #27
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Yes, Steve, I can see how it might take away the surprise factor, but, I remember that San Diego article which was posted about a week or so ago, wherein Gord was quoted as saying he's got about 50 songs from which to draw from, so I think everyone should be extremely pleased. And then I also remember he has said in the past that there are just certain songs he plays every time. Of course, that could have been before his illness, but, obviously, he's trying to do what he can. There were some songs where, instead of hitting the high notes, he just did it as was comfortable for him. Totally understandable. Oh, one more thing... yes, he was wearing that beautiful gold bracelet. It really shone in the lights!!
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Old 04-26-2005, 11:15 AM   #28
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As Gord would say, "ALRIGHT !"
Great review. Wish I could have been there...
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Old 04-26-2005, 11:55 PM   #29
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Hi Sheryl,

I don't even know how to thank you. I'm so sorry I had to give up Las Vegas and meeting you and the others there, but your review will get me through til September when I get to see him in Saratoga. Just magical. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Old 04-26-2005, 11:55 PM   #30
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Hi Sheryl,

I don't even know how to thank you. I'm so sorry I had to give up Las Vegas and meeting you and the others there, but your review will get me through til September when I get to see him in Saratoga. Just magical. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:03 PM   #31
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You're all so welcome. When I first came here back in October, you all took me into your hearts and this review was my love back to you. Besides, after Char's wonderful review from Hamilton, I knew I had quite the job filling her shoes! She set the bar quite high! And thanks to her beautiful words, I, too, felt like I'd been there, for which I am still eternally grateful. Can there be such a thing as too much Gord? I don't think so!!! And I'm looking forward to Vegas!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:44 PM   #32
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Let's hope you do just as vivid a review for Vegas! But REMEMBER what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Do the review and tell no tales hehehe!

Great job Sheryl!! Makes me feel like I was there but yet left me wishing I was there!
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:44 PM   #33
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Let's hope you do just as vivid a review for Vegas! But REMEMBER what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Do the review and tell no tales hehehe!

Great job Sheryl!! Makes me feel like I was there but yet left me wishing I was there!
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:01 PM   #34
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Hi Sheryl,
I'm a reader not a poster mainly, but I remember you were planning to give a present to Gord from some members of the forum -- how did that go? Just wondering...

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Old 04-27-2005, 06:00 PM   #35
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I was at the concert also, but I was sitting to the right of the stage. The sound was terrible,
and it seemed as if Gordie couldn;t get the
notes out from his voicebox...
Adding to that, I had two girls and a guy,
all so drunk they didn't know where they were,
making out and "petting"..it decidedly ruined
the concert...despite Gordies voice warming up
in his later songs...which I alway love to hear.
Plus he sang one of my favorites...
"All the lovely ladies..."

I hope his voice gets stronger as he tours, and
please if you go to his concert, keep your
"foreplay" at home.
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:00 PM   #36
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I was at the concert also, but I was sitting to the right of the stage. The sound was terrible,
and it seemed as if Gordie couldn;t get the
notes out from his voicebox...
Adding to that, I had two girls and a guy,
all so drunk they didn't know where they were,
making out and "petting"..it decidedly ruined
the concert...despite Gordies voice warming up
in his later songs...which I alway love to hear.
Plus he sang one of my favorites...
"All the lovely ladies..."

I hope his voice gets stronger as he tours, and
please if you go to his concert, keep your
"foreplay" at home.
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:00 PM   #37
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Well, Unregistered, I don't know what concert *you* went to, because the concert *I* went to, the sound was fantastic, and I sat 3/4 of the way back. Believe it or not, I was checking out audience reaction a lot of time because I wanted to commemorate it for my "review," and I didn't notice any "goings-on." Of course, you say you were at the front of the room by the stage... seems a shame someone would pay all that money to attempt foreplay at this venue. Also, Gord didn't have any trouble getting sound out, he was just singing softly at times. This was not an AC/DC concert -- no Ozzie Osbourne. What were you expecting? Gord's booming voice from the 70's? I'm wondering if you're from Lakewood.
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:04 PM   #38
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BJB, YES! I had something for Gord. I saw Barry Harvey at the back of the room and introduced myself, telling him I had presents for Gord. He said if I wanted to get it to Gord, the best way would be to give it to him. So, I did. I printed out the two pics two corfidians had e-mailed me, as well as their comments they wanted me to pass on. Plus a fan letter from my 12-year-old daughter and from me. I also gave him some flowers from my garden and a dark blue t-shirt with the "Hawaiian-style motif" of white flowers going across. I included my love in the letter! LOL!
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:00 AM   #39
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Hi Sheryl,
Sounds like a lot of love flowing Gord's way
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:21 PM   #40
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Mmmmmmmmm!
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:59 PM   #41
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Dear Sheryl:

I was sitting on the right side of the room,
outside of the main dining area...they had
about 6 or 7 rows of chairs tightly lines up.
So the sound at that position was not very good.
Example: when Gordie was talking about the
writing of "I used to be a country singer", all
I heard was "mummble...even steven...mumble"..
I hope that explains how poor I thought the
sound at that venue was (at least in the
outlying areas)
The reason why you never saw the "2nd show"
I had to endure was cuz it was in the area of
the chairs, and these folks were sometimes even
lying down flat on 3 chairs...totally without class....
Anyway, sorry if I offended anybody by my candid
comments, but that is the way it is..

P.S. This was my 5th concert, I got all his
records 'cept the Rhino collection..and I even
got his video of 2000 in Reno. p.s...anyone
know where to get the PBS video special he did
in the 70's? I'm looking for that one. Anyone know
of any other video concerts???
p.s. I am not from Lakewood...or Lake of the woods,....or....reno, or rome....
Catch you later on the flip flop...
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:59 PM   #42
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Dear Sheryl:

I was sitting on the right side of the room,
outside of the main dining area...they had
about 6 or 7 rows of chairs tightly lines up.
So the sound at that position was not very good.
Example: when Gordie was talking about the
writing of "I used to be a country singer", all
I heard was "mummble...even steven...mumble"..
I hope that explains how poor I thought the
sound at that venue was (at least in the
outlying areas)
The reason why you never saw the "2nd show"
I had to endure was cuz it was in the area of
the chairs, and these folks were sometimes even
lying down flat on 3 chairs...totally without class....
Anyway, sorry if I offended anybody by my candid
comments, but that is the way it is..

P.S. This was my 5th concert, I got all his
records 'cept the Rhino collection..and I even
got his video of 2000 in Reno. p.s...anyone
know where to get the PBS video special he did
in the 70's? I'm looking for that one. Anyone know
of any other video concerts???
p.s. I am not from Lakewood...or Lake of the woods,....or....reno, or rome....
Catch you later on the flip flop...
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:23 PM   #43
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ATTABOY WATCHMAN.

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Old 04-29-2005, 08:02 PM   #44
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Rez,
You'd be elipsesless.
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:35 AM   #45
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Old 04-30-2005, 07:54 PM   #46
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Sheryl, what a great review. I can only hope and pray that someday I will have that experience. I'm glad you could give him the "gifts", too. Was my picture in there? Oh my, I love that guy!!
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Old 04-30-2005, 07:54 PM   #47
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Sheryl, what a great review. I can only hope and pray that someday I will have that experience. I'm glad you could give him the "gifts", too. Was my picture in there? Oh my, I love that guy!!
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:47 PM   #48
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Sheryl,

Your intusiasm inspires us and re-rindles our own.

Feed the Fire,

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Old 05-01-2005, 08:29 AM   #49
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2 girls and a guy, making out, petting? Sounds like Jack Tripper was at the concert. Did you spot Mr. Furley there too?
Well, I wasn't going to say anything, but that was me and Char and Donny Osmond.
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2 girls and a guy, making out, petting? Sounds like Jack Tripper was at the concert. Did you spot Mr. Furley there too?
Well, I wasn't going to say anything, but that was me and Char and Donny Osmond.
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