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    Default Re: Another Henley Date: WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK

    It is surprising that Don is doing these solo dates when you'd think he'd want to rest, but the thing is - these casinos make it worth their while. Also, as opposed to a regular tour, casino shows are generally pretty short - about 90 minutes - and require minimal prep and rehearsal time since all of these songs have been done a million times before (unless he breaks out something new like Glenn did in Niagara Falls). So you fly out there, get yourself a nice comped hotel room and meals, spend a day or two rehearsing, play an hour and a half to an undemanding casino crowd (many of whom were comped and don't even really care who's playing), and go home with $150,000 or so. Not bad! And once you've worked up a show for one casino, might as well play it again at another casino and make double the money without that much extra effort.

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    Default Re: Another Henley Date: WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK

    Since OK is next door to Don's home in Texas, he probably wouldn't be away from home but 2 days. Not a bad pay check. Smart man

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    Default Re: Another Henley Date: WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK

    Quote Originally Posted by Peekaboo View Post
    Lou, hop on a plane and get your booty over here!!! It'll be the best birthday ever if you do!!!
    Wouldn't it?! Sadly, on this occasion, I just can't. Unless I have a sudden windfall.

    BUT, this has given me hope. And ideas. I'm saving my money, and if any similar shows pop up a few months down the line, I will have no qualms about coming! It would be incredible.


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    Default Re: Another Henley Date: WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK

    Troub, I am in the same situation as you. I reeeeeeeeally want to go but there is no spare $$$ for travel right now. This is encouraging, though---maybe he will add a date or two out my way. I could drive to the casinos in Biloxi or Tunica......

    And Jess---I am so of you and our mutual friend! I know it will be a blast!

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    Let us know plenty in advance Troub! Maybe a few of us could make the same show as you!


    And btw, I'm in the same shape as both of you. I just don't have the cash for a long trip like that right now. A friend and I are thinking about going to see Bryan Adams in Minnesota.....but that's not nearly as expensive a trip as it would be to head down to OK or FL for Don.

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    I called the casino again today to make sure I had the correct date on when the tickets would be going on sale and to find out the ticket prices. The day I found out about this concert I called and they told me that the tickets would go on sale on April 13. Today I called and they told me that it would be on April 23. The lady told me that Don had requested that tickets go on sale 3 weeks before the concert date. I wonder why that is. I asked the lady on the phone and she didn't know either, she just said that that is what he had requested.
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    Default Re: Another Henley Date: WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK

    Hmm, bizarre! Glad you're on the case, Peek!

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    Another thing that I found out (and this really bugs me) is that the lady told me that the first 8 rows would be the v.i.p. seats and that about half of those would be saved as comps for their regular customers. I understand that there are customers that spend tons of money and get their meals, hotel rooms, and concerts comped because I see it happen at the casino that i work at but sometimes I can't believe that someone that just lost thousands of dollars can ask a pit boss for tickets to any concert they want AND GET THEM. I guess i'm just kind of freaking out because I don't want to miss out on the good seats for this show because Joe Rich over here has the big bucks and can just ask for the tickets and get them before me or any other regular Joe. Sorry, i'm done with my rant now.
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    Default Re: Another Henley Date: WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK

    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    It is surprising that Don is doing these solo dates when you'd think he'd want to rest, but the thing is - these casinos make it worth their while. Also, as opposed to a regular tour, casino shows are generally pretty short - about 90 minutes - and require minimal prep and rehearsal time since all of these songs have been done a million times before (unless he breaks out something new like Glenn did in Niagara Falls). So you fly out there, get yourself a nice comped hotel room and meals, spend a day or two rehearsing, play an hour and a half to an undemanding casino crowd (many of whom were comped and don't even really care who's playing), and go home with $150,000 or so. Not bad! And once you've worked up a show for one casino, might as well play it again at another casino and make double the money without that much extra effort.
    Given that's the case, and we see Don making plans for at least the 3 shows posted on The Border, why can't Glenn follow suit? It seems like a great idea to me, no? But, once again, maybe start out at those casinos out East...
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    Default Re: Another Henley Date: WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK

    I hear ya, Peek. That sucks! I'm surprised it's 8 rows, though. I thought usually only the first 3-5 rows were comped at casinos. You'd know more about that than I do, though!

    Yeah, casinos seem to be the way to go for rockers once they reach a certain age because they're so much easier. Who knows, maybe Glenn will hit a couple, too. If so, he'd better hurry up and schedule them! We need to make some plans!

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