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I wear my Joeshirts to every gig! Who's going to be Manoj's designated driver? I dunno, M&G and this show may overload a Bonavirgin's senses. lol The boys are truly on fire now.  cool
Rick

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56 (edited by can1208 2011-03-23 10:54:50)

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RickB wrote:

I wear my Joeshirts to every gig! Who's going to be Manoj's designated driver? I dunno, M&G and this show may overload a Bonavirgin's senses. lol The boys are truly on fire now.  cool
Rick

C'mon, Rick...with the M&G, dinner with the diehards, pit photopass, decent seats, and the show, I may not even need a designated driver...perhaps will 'catapult' directly home as I get ejected into deep orbit after the encore...and yes I am taking a 'change' of clothes a.k.a Dust Bowl 'T' once I hit the venue lol

My boss has seen absolutely no productivity from me at the office today.... wink

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can1208 wrote:
RickB wrote:

I wear my Joeshirts to every gig! Who's going to be Manoj's designated driver? I dunno, M&G and this show may overload a Bonavirgin's senses. lol The boys are truly on fire now.  cool
Rick

C'mon, Rick...with the M&G, dinner with the diehards, pit photopass, decent seats, and the show, I may not even need a designated driver...perhaps will 'catapult' directly home as I get ejected into deep orbit after the encore...and yes I am taking a 'change' of clothes a.k.a Dust Bowl 'T' once I hit the venue lol

My boss has seen absolutely no productivity from me at the office today.... wink

You will probably be able to get your shirt during the meet & greet. We did in Anaheim. May get a couple more tonight. Can never have too many!!

Just so your boss doesn't read that!!  lol

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No kidding, I've gotten barely anything done in the last few days, and took today completely off. Got my Dust Bowl T on already, getting set to leave to dump the younger kid at the babysitter in about an hour and a half, and then I'm on my way. I'd much rather get there an hour early than miss the M&G deadline!

Weather.com says no snow in Reading until after midnight (whereas yesterday is said possibly around 10pm), so hopefully we'll be good on the way home! (My car - a big 'ole Chrysler 300C - is THE WORST in snow...) Fortunately we're coming from the south so snow is less likely. Just drizzling here in Baltimore.

Now I gotta prepare my little speech for Joe to explain the gift I'm giving him... will post about it later.

WE ARE GOING TO ROCK! And all my other non-JB-o-holic friends will have even more fuel for their insanity case against me.

- Paul

"It's really liberating to not know you can't do something." - Stevie Ray Vaughan
My photos: http://chemicalgraphics.smugmug.com/

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What's this? You haven't had Joeshirts on at work this week? Let's get with the program! I even have guest Joecoffeecups at work. Oh, and any bets on how many pictures Manoj gets off once the band starts playing? tongue  lol Have fun folks, I vicariously will be living the dream again when the reports come in. Say hi to George for me. 2 1/2 months to go here. big_smile
Rick

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RickB wrote:

Oh, and any bets on how many pictures Manoj gets off once the band starts playing? tongue  lol Rick

Sorry Rick, you're gonna be disappointed....I need to enjoy the show as well!!! After the pitpass 3 song-bit, will rest the camera and pull out only for guitar changes....I had a bit of an accident with my zoom lens, so the 18-55 is it.....and Pauly, don't worry there is no snow...the venue is gonna get so hot like a nuclear reactor (sorry Japan.....had to throw that one in) that the road's gonna be smooth for miles.... tongue OK folks, time to sign off. The 'Slow Train' has left the station......

100% Certified 'Bona-Nut'

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I work mostly at home - though both my 4 and 7yo kids know Joe when they hear or see him!  lol

- Paul

"It's really liberating to not know you can't do something." - Stevie Ray Vaughan
My photos: http://chemicalgraphics.smugmug.com/

62 (edited by RickB 2011-03-23 11:49:47)

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Manoj doesn't know about guitar changes.  lol (for Bonavirgins, about 10 seconds!) Example? Here's the opening trio from San Diego I shot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLumTARVC-g (my Joemovie) if I'd stopped and restarted, music would have been missed!
Rick

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RickB wrote:

Say hi to George for me. 2 1/2 months to go here. big_smile
Rick

Well Rick, if you arrange to call in to someone else while I'm calling Cathy, they can hold the cells together and we can say hi.  lol

Sadly, it looks like I'll be waiting till October for this band, though I'll catch BCC in the summer.

Manoj - Rick meant precisely that - you wouldn't be able to concentrate on photography while undergoing ritual Bonabaptism! The first three numbers will already be hard enough!  wink

RIP Iron Man

Rock On and keep the Faith

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If anyone attending happens to access this via one of those fancy mobile jobs, PLEASE ask Cathy to switch her phone ON.  roll

Thanks.  wink

RIP Iron Man

Rock On and keep the Faith

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Anyone attending tonight ought to head to the Ugly Oyster Pub on 5th Street before the show! Let the Good Times Roll!

<- Psyched!!!

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66 (edited by cathysiler 2011-03-24 05:53:50)

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Sorry G  cool  I did remember in time...right?
WHAT A SHOW!!! Jane has the set list, but I think it's the same. I have never seen them all so happy! Carmine and Tal play off each other, then Joe lights up and joins in, and it's a joy to watch. I also give big props to the crowd. They were in it from the first note. Many standing O's, applause and freq. "shout outs", but well timed. I had a little chuckle thinking about how this would have gone over in Europe. You are all so polite.  big_smile 
  Things are different without Bogie. Tal is "more". I don't know how else to put it. Things are ramped up in the drum/bass area. No better/worse, just more. I was much more aware of the bass/drums than in the past. At the same time, Rick came thru loud and clear, and steady on the money. I just love these guys!!! Tal is a happy spirit and talented beyond words! Carmine is back! Dancing, singing along, sparring with Joe and Tal, and looking mighty good!
  To regress for a minute, Jane and I were fortunate and went to the meet and greet. Joe was his usual, gracious self. (Have I mentioned how much I love this guy?) Watching him interact and really care. I witnessed another act of kindness for a fan recovering from illness. I firmly believe Joe's magic is connected to his humanity. Enough gushing...
  The Bonamasses convened at a local eatery and it was a wonderful pre-show warm up. I'm so happy to have met new fans as well as visited with "Old" Bonabuddies. Angela, it was about time we met face to face! Big hugs. The worst time of the evening was walking back to the venue in sleet and lightening!! I mean really?? Either one would have been miserable! Of course, I also got lost and walked a few streets that Joe later alluded to having been warned to avoid! Oh goody! But I got a chance to say Hi to Colin and Aaron during my journey, which was nice. I also got a quick wave to Sandi as she was standing off stage. At least I know why Joe's so happy  wink 
   Thanks to all for such a good time. Now the post show depression!! One show is not enough!!! I feel the shakes coming on....Cathy

(edit - a few letters and commas)

67 (edited by Jane H. 2011-03-24 06:42:25)

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What she said.....Excellent show.
don't have much time but will try to write more at a later time/date.
rocking show, super setlist. All the songs were great but am thinking about TBOJH in particular that got pretty wild, esp with whatever Rick was doing right before the theramin part and the theramin part and the whole thing really. Slow Train and Dust Bowl from the new cd too cool. all of it too cool really, just can't put my thoughts together. glad to meet some new people but missed some and never really got to talk to rudy67 from the other end of the table and didn't get back to the venue until right before it started - didn't need my help with flyers thnx to others. so i didn't really meet too many new people but great to see those I did and finally meet up with Angela - her husband actually ended up with a great seat. the row in front of us was darn near empty which was odd but great for me as i moved up there for some elbow room after a while. wasn't feeling my regular goodtime self but got alot of health benefits from the show including the friends and great audience and of course hanging with Cathy.
got a cool new shirt i didn't see in the store
more another time
Thanks!
what i wrote down:
Cradle Rock
So Many Roads
When the Fire hits the Sea
If Heartaches Were Nickels
Slow Train
Dust Bowl
You Better Watch Yourself
Sloe Gin
The Ballad of John Henry
Lonesome Road Blues
Happier Times
Steal Your Heart Away
Great Flood
Young Man Blues
Acoustic/Woke Up Dreaming
Django
Mountain Time
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Bird on a Wire
Just Got Paid

glad to have Dust Bowl to get me thru the withdrawl and Joe told me his Dad said BCC2 is better than the first even - or something like that - so really looking forward to it. hey Joe pass on what I wrote in that letter about BCC2 to your Dad please wink
oh yeah and I think he was telling Cathy The Carre is almost sold out both dates

here's the only picture i took, its of Hombre's shirt embroidery. they weren't thrilled with how it came out but i thought it was awesome
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b349/ … CN0529.jpg

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Great show! I'll post more later, I'm going on about 2hrs sleep coming off the Bona-high! Joe was awesome, and is such a gentleman, I can't say enough good things about him. I've got about 1000 pictures to sort through, I'll he happy if I get 50 good ones... my camera was struggling a bit with those conditions. Getting to be up right at the stage for the first three songs was so much fun! Even if I have no idea what he was playing big_smile and even if none of the shots come out well, it was totally cool just to be up there. But of course the pictures I care most about are the ones of me and my wife with Joe. The music was tremendous as you all know; Great Flood and Mountain Time were the highlights for me, but it was all good! Dust Bowl and Slow Train are COMPLETELY different how he does them live, as was John Henry.

Met some great folks - Manoj, Jane, Cathy, Vicki, John ... sorry I'm sure I won't remember everyone's names, but Joe has an awesome fan base, the old phrase "judge a man by the company he keeps" comes to mind.

Ok, time for more coffee while I wait for the damn slow card reader to load all those pics...

- Paul

"It's really liberating to not know you can't do something." - Stevie Ray Vaughan
My photos: http://chemicalgraphics.smugmug.com/

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All I can say is....MY HEAD HAS EXPLODED in a good way.....just logging in from home to tell the boss I'm going to be late, long ride back. When my auditory senses come back to life, I will post some 'post-show' thoughts later in the day. All I can say is this......in my 30+ odd years of watching many artists perform, this was the BEST DAMN SHOW I've been to. I have been baptized!!!! lol  lol

100% Certified 'Bona-Nut'

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Ahhhhh. A cup of joe and a cupla Joe reports. Now that is the way to start the day! Thanks for the fine jolt fans, I'm off to work too and look forward to the rest later. Thanks.
Rick

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can1208 wrote:

All I can say is....MY HEAD HAS EXPLODED in a good way.....just logging in from home to tell the boss I'm going to be late, long ride back. When my auditory senses come back to life, I will post some 'post-show' thoughts later in the day. All I can say is this......in my 30+ odd years of watching many artists perform, this was the BEST DAMN SHOW I've been to. I have been baptized!!!! lol  lol

That's what we like to hear! Have you retrieved your jaw yet?  big_smile

I managed to hear a couple of minutes of distortion before Cathy's phone died.  roll  But, it's the thought that counts and I was thrilled to exchange a few words with Angela.

So pleased that y'all had a great time, despite the nasty weather!  cool

RIP Iron Man

Rock On and keep the Faith

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It was one spectacular night all around!!

He really does get better and better and better!! I can't even compare this to the first show I saw less than a year ago. There is honestly no comparison whatsoever. This guy is on a whole new level as an artist in every way.

It was great to meet so many new faces too. I didn't even get to talk to everyone there were so many. We did meet up with Manoj as we got out of the car in the parking garage. A second later we met Pauly T and his wife. Then we met Jane and Cathy at the meet & greet. Had some beers with Rudy and his friend. Saw Don and Jocelyn there as well.

We then handed out the flyers at the door to all who came in. It was a lot of fun too!! Speadin the word!!!

Anyway, time to get crackin here. Tired but none too worse for the wear and tear  hmm