Re: Another Summer Tour Kicks Off In Southern NJ! (Atlantic City - 8/4/17)
Did Mahalia have surgery on her right shoulder?
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Did Mahalia have surgery on her right shoulder?
Did Mahalia have surgery on her right shoulder?
reo l wrote:
Thank you friends! It was sooo great to meet all of you finally! Such a cool, nice and kind people ( bonaforum people - have something special about them for sure )
Thank you Roadcaseboy for all your posts, doing a great job here so important for all of us. It was really nice to meet you, Cathy, Jane H ( Jane, I said it in person and saying it here again: what a wonderful person you are! Thank you for being a true friend and holding my hand when it most needed )
Thank you Natasha and Phil for preserving a history by filming so many Joe's shows. Was such a chicken this year and didn't book the cruise soon enough before it was sold out, but feel so fortunate that will be able at least watch your videos and catch a glimpse of it.
And yes, what about my first show. Here it is: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what else can I say.
Shouldn't it be AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?!
Rock ON & Keep The Faith,
Haha!.. AAAA, OOOO, UUUU, MMMM and you can imagine all the other letters
Thank you for the kind words reo and back at you.....
I have more to say about the show...one of the best ever
But haven't had time yet.....
Hard to believe its been about two weeks. Seems so far away ago but still feeling great from the experience I don’t have too many show details but I’ll blahblah a little bit, don’t want it to get too long before following up here.
It wasn’t exactly easy to make it happen logistically but it all worked out great!
Another great trip with Cathy and meet up with great bonabuddies. So great to meet reo in person . Still...would have loved to have spent more time with everyone! It really makes it that much better being there with friends...
After a fantastic time exploring the wonders of Southern NJ....Cathy and I were able to stay right at the casino so it made for a relaxing show day. We got over to the beach at Atlantic City...I am used to MD and DE beaches....there was a massive amount of seaweed that day which was less than ideal but good weather and I got a nice time in the ocean which always puts me in a good mood.
Fun checking out the casino life - not exactly my thing but was fun and different.
I thought it was weird the elevators to the rooms went from casino level to spa level to floor 19
what goes on in the other floors????? I guess you just can’t get to them from that set of elevators. Anyway I thought it was funny.
For the record, I gambled $30 and lost $30.....
We did have a meet and greet with Joe. It was great to have a chance to say Hi and do my best to try to express my gratitude for what his music and friendship have meant to me for the past 14 years...etc. We almost forgot to get a picture...Joe and I in my current avatar but don’t know if you can see it...depending on what device you are viewing this with. I use a pc most of the time - and sometimes have to refresh but my tablet doesn’t refresh the same...still trying to figure that out and I think someone told me you don’t even see an avatar on the phones, anyway grateful for the experience and the photo memory. It was nice to meet some other fans in the line and to listen to Joe talking to everyone. I got my Black Country Communion flag signed by Joe !!!
Had excellent seats and Joe was playing to our side a bit more that night so a great view as well.
I thought the sound was very good too. I am not sure I am the best judge of that but nothing stood out as being off to me.
What a band! And the setlist!!! Enjoyed all thoroughly! I almost croaked when I heard the first notes of Song of Yesterday! And Django ...REALLY thought Mountain Time was coming but it was still a great set without......
Always a pleasure to hear Joe play Principal Skinner ESPECIALLY in person, right in front of me
Not too many band specifics, just excellent, as usual. Notable moments though for me were the singers in Slow Train - love that arrangement!!!! Really worked for me! Would have been happy with Juanita’s solo part but then Jaye and Mahalia wow, and as much as I enjoy Glenn Hughes....the songbirds SLAYED Song of Yesterday!!! A great addition to Joe’s set but of course IMHO it is THE BCC signature song to date....looking forward to hearing that live from BCC on the cruise. But yeah, was great with Joe’s band. Neat to have in the acoustic Carnegie but a bit too lightened up there for me, the singers brought the heavy back with this arrangement/version, whatever the proper term is blahblah
I loved Lee's solo - forget which song...hard to explain...I'd take a straight up rock band without the horns anyday of the week but...same time could listen to him all night long!
I feel very privileged to have been able to see a few shows now with Joe's current band...all of them really but this group is simply perfect and obviously Joe enjoys them too which makes me smile
Hummingbird another personal fave....by that time though, hard to concentrate...realizing it is going to end soon....
I did have some notes about guitars he had but not sure what I did with that...if I find...will post
anyway another great show - I would be surprised if it hadn’t been. I wanna go back!!!!!! (to that point in time but if had choice maybe a different venue/town if a future show )
Thanks Joe and band and crew and Borgata and bonabuddies
looking forward to next show in November!!!
found some more vid links...was remembering how much fun had at this show last year and realized it was just a year yesterday...
so here's the Song Of Yesterday - last year
I wonder why so short lived in the Joe B band set? to me it always been the song of the century...instant Joe classic IMO...prefer it BCC style but it would be a great standard in the set I think. anyway still grateful I was able to do that AC vaca thing last year. Was a bit of a splurge but a great time.
Thank you Jane for posting this. 8/4/2017 - means a lot to me. First time seeing Joe's concert... Life milestone. Celebrated it this year in my own way. Black Winter/Django of that night I remember the most. It was magic.
Bonahistory posts are the best posts on this forum. Thank you Jane.
Video links aren't working for me! Great review!
Such a great time last night at the show. I was finally able to give Joe the Mr V coaster that he had asked me to make for him and it was so nice of him to invite us back stage so I could see the real V. Kind of funny, when I was showing him how similar I had tried to make it to the original I showed him how I had put a gouge at the bottom near the input jack just like the real one had and I pointed to where it was on the original guitar. He was like, "Thanks, I didn't even know that was there. Now I'm going to notice it all the time" Sorry, Joe. I guess I get a little too detailed some times. It was really nice just hanging out and talking for a bit. I always cherish those moments. Been missing that kind of thing with no RCFP lately.
The show itself was fantastic. As Jane posted the set list you all can see that there were quite a few nice additions. The older songs have totally different arrangements to them and they sound awesome. My favorite was "Last Kiss". That song kind of holds a special place for me because it's the first song I ever heard of Joe's. It was the one he was performing when Phil just happened to click on PBS that day a few years ago and our life has never been the same since. The version at the show last night was really rockin and had some great solos by Reese and Paulie. I also thought "Slow Train" sounded cool with the girls taking different parts of the verses. Some people object to when songs are changed, but I think it breathes new life into them. I love hearing different versions. "Driving Towards The Daylight" is always a nice showcase of Joe's voice and "Song of Yesterday" is such a treat to finally get to hear here in the US. I prefer this version with the girls singing Glenn's parts. And the intro is killer. Glad that Joe has brought "Black Winter" back into the set as well. It's such a wonderful instrumental piece. The whole show was a powerhouse. Had kind of hoped a slow blues would have showed up, but seems like Joe's taking a break from that kind of song right now.
Our seats were third row, but waaaay far over on the right side. Past where even Reese was sitting. And the floor was flat. Don't know what possessed me to buy those seats because it's the wrong direction to see Joe and filming the show was a killer. I had to sit up on one leg to see over people which really hurt my foot and I had to have the camera much higher than I prefer which caused my shoulder to have sharp pains because of the having my arm raised up. The videos kind of wiggle around a bit because I was so uncomfortable. It's probably stupid that I put myself through this, but it was the first show of the tour and I really wanted to capture the new arrangements. Was nice to hang out with Cathy, Jane and Al(Sam)-Roadcaseboy and also to meet Reo 1. Looking forward to seeing 2 more of these shows, in Portland and Saratoga.
Songs in order of the new additions first
Last Kiss https://youtu.be/IhzxEKpY0Ns
Driving Towards The Daylight https://youtu.be/bZcHnPrJogc
Slow Train https://youtu.be/viSXeuvjo7M
Song of Yesterday https://youtu.be/QesZq3DFS2I
Boogie With Stu https://youtu.be/1xp6gGqCado
Black Winter https://youtu.be/bf1LHWBapyg
This Train https://youtu.be/YFXtp_b80S8
Mountain Climbing https://youtu.be/9wxkiHabtPY
Blues of Desperation https://youtu.be/4vVpoUxDU-0
No Good Place For The Lonely https://youtu.be/iVzPiBEgM38
How Deep This River Runs https://youtu.be/88k7Stpmi4I
Love Ain't A Love Song https://youtu.be/TD-wB40rNGI
How Many More Times https://youtu.be/lvL0mSaUp74
Those vids were deleted by Natasha. There was a change in JnR youtube policy so she deleted to avoid getting strikes on account. She has since made a new Joe channel and is uploading various shows. If she adds these back in we'll update here.
I found some good ones from another fan
will try to edit some more in later
I believe the current policy is no "pro" camera shot stuff and no "already released" material from dvds, cds, etc. So, small "point and shoot" camera live material is still good, right?
no uploading of the new unreleased songs I think....and its monitored on youtube by some program or something that analyzes the music I think so if a live show song is played much like the release there is a chance of a strike on one's account. there's a sticky thread in general topics
Flashback Friday: my first Joe's show. Remember every moment of it like it was yesterday. Black Winter left the most lasting impression.
This Train https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M7BwEqPt_A
Mountain Climbing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnOV_-NY9iE
Blues Of Desperation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omp--5AD7Zg
No Good Place For The Lonely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJF6Vqqmsig
How Deep This River Runs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1esm4BamKVU
Last Kiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRn6wIzxa6g
Driving Towards The Daylight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdAm-yKEEak
Slow Train https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ6AkOdhbIk
Love Ain't A Love Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKjsAsyUSB0
Song Of Yesterday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmgqqDMt5k0
Boogie With Stu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgAyrZQ8RoE