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    Default Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL 5-14-09

    I just have to get this out of my system.

    ~~Pickin up prisoners and puttin 'em in a pen and All She Wants To Do Is Dance~~

    I will post more later.
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    Default Re: Henley Hard Rockin the Hard Rock Live 5/14/09

    FFL - I'm getting the impression that you enjoyed yourself last night. We can't wait to hear all about it!

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    Default Re: Henley Hard Rockin the Hard Rock Live 5/14/09

    FFL---What a tease you are!!! Can't wait to read about it later!!
    He sings it high, he plays it low

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    Default Re: Henley Hard Rockin the Hard Rock Live 5/14/09

    There were only two songs I sat down for. During Last Worthless Evening, a guy behind me literally took the seat and opened it up at the bend of my knees, just to get my attention to demand I and another girl sit down. We politely did. Guess what his next song was,,~~Pickin up prisoners and puttin 'em in a pen and All She Wants To Do Is Dance~~ the rest of the crowd was pretty much on there feet the rest of the evening.

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    Default Re: Henley Hard Rockin the Hard Rock Live 5/14/09

    Quote Originally Posted by Fan_For_Life View Post
    There were only two songs I sat down for. During Last Worthless Evening, a guy behind me literally took the seat and opened it up at the bend of my knees, just to get my attention to demand I and another girl sit down. We politely did. Guess what his next song was,,~~Pickin up prisoners and puttin 'em in a pen and All She Wants To Do Is Dance~~ the rest of the crowd was pretty much on there feet the rest of the evening.
    Glad you had a good time....Can't wait to hear details...Was he wearing Jeans.

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    ...And make romance; she wants ta get down....I love the clavinet in that song even though it is so seventies disco.

    Sounds as if it was a great show! Can 't wait to hear the details.

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    Default Re: Henley Hard Rockin the Hard Rock Live 5/14/09



    I won't bore you with too many details leading up to the show but some highlights.

    My day started off the usual way, up by 6:00am except for the fact of knowing what was going to take place in just a few hrs time. I ended up driving myself to the airport. Taxi didn't show but luckily I live only two miles from the airport so no big deal.

    Flight left on time. Just before landing I looked out and down and over the coast in the clouds I saw a rainbow. I took a picture, not sure how the rainbow turned out but will post ASAP. I was in MIA within an hour and a half of flight time. Not too shabby. I didn't know the mall moved into the airport. There were just as many shops and restaraunts as you would find in a mall/shopping center.

    I had my rental and on the Florida Turnpike. When I approached Seminole Way I saw Don's face on a billboard. Fumbled around for my cell camera but of course it was no where to be found in the monster of a carryon I had brought. So didn't get a picture of that.

    Last time I was at the Hard Rock Resort I didn't get to see the casino. So that was definately on my agenda for the 5hrs I had to fill. I slowly strolled the party spot for a while. Stopped to call my mommy and found two iguanas roaming a little tucked away spot. Which gave a view of some not so pretty water. One of the iguanas posed as if he had done this before. A couple had wandered back there so we chatted for a few. They too were there for the show.

    Then it was time to see the casino. It was great cause just at the entrance on the left were things displayed from two of my other fave bands,,a pair of pants from Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and an outfit along with a signed bass by ex-Megadeth member Dave Ellefson. Next to those were G'N'R, Motley Crue and on the opposite side was a black outfit worn by Toni Iommi. Along the walls was a southern rock tribute, a Jimi Hendrix display of which had and interesting plaque. It said he had appeared on a tv show, the interviewer told him "you're the greatest guitarist in the world" and Jimi's response was "I'm the greatest guitarist sitting in this chair" basically saying it in a humble way. Very cool to read.

    After strolling the casino a little longer I went back outside and sat, with my feet up sipping a coke, eventually a beer when the sidebar opened, and absolutely nothing to do. And it felt great. Another girl had come alone so we were able to chat a little before the gate opened.

    I had got something to drink and the lady said she was waiting to hear "the last wasted evening". I thought that was funny.

    Now I'll get to the good stuff.

    It's showtime:
    setlist(may not be absolute order)
    Dirty Laundry
    Sunset Grill
    New York Minute
    Witchy Woman
    Last Worthless Evening
    All She Wants To Do Is Dance
    I Will Not Go Quietly
    End Of The Innocence
    One Of These Nights
    Boys Of Summer
    Life In The Fastlane
    Heart Of The Matter
    Hotel California
    Desperado

    I'll do my best to make this as in order as possible. This is ablsolutely the funnest show I've been too. No backdrop, no glaring lights, nothing but Don Henley and his crew of musical artists. It was great seeing Stuart and Crago again. He had a player that wore a tophat. I almost could picture Slash by the looks of the guy. Don't know who he was but I did see him coming out the side entrance that leads from the Casino to the concert hall just a very few minutes after the show, so not sure if he is from Miami or not.

    Dressed in jeans with a black n white checkered shirt. I think it's what he wore last week minus the jacket. Don was absolutely charming the entire show. You could tell he was in a great mood the minute he came out. I and another girl behind me automatically stood up as well as a few others here and there. I didn't mind no one else was standing cause that gave a perfect opportunity for Don to gaze out and see us few who were only standing because we can't help ourselves when it comes to great music.

    I guess not everyone understands that they want people to stand and not sit there like a bunch of potatoes.

    The only thing he carried was a tamborine and a mic.After the first two songs he addressed the audience and said that he was glad to be back in his "second home". He encouraged people to "as a matter of fact lets turn the cell phones off and just enjoy".

    He commented about having written the song Witchy Woman and "no the song is not about Stevie Nicks, I wasn't dating her then" and jokingly he said "I don't even like her" ,or something like that, with a great big grin followed by a little laughter. He was like this the whole time. Just really enthusiastic especially when some more of the crowd decided to get out of their seats.

    Just before Last Worthless Evening Don informed the crowd of the subject behind the song. His impersonation of the woman he wrote about was too funny. He made a face,held his arm over his head as she did to him. It was hilarious. And then he said before approaching the woman Jack Nicholson had told him she would be like that because she was costarring in a movie with him at the time. Not sure what movie that would be.
    Right at the beginning is where the testy man comes in with his demands of us sitting down. Which is ironic because the next song was All She Wants To Do Is Dance and this is where even more people had started staying out of their seats.I didn't look around so this is my view from front and side to side.

    When I Will Not Go Quietly started some of the crowd started sitting back down and then during End Of The Innocence but one thing is for sure there were alot of people singing by the end of this one and even more when OOTN began. He also commented that OOTN was written in Miami. Then starts BOS/Life In The Fast Lane and for the rest of the show I don't think a soul was sitting or not singing.

    Even though they performed 14 songs it still went by too fast. The next thing I knew it was down to Hotel California and I knew there would be only one more song, Desperado. And unless I was singing too loud, everyone knew all the words to this song.

    Cloud 9, 10, 11, 12,,,,yep keep going. I'll post the pics I have tomorrow.

    I forgot about Everybody Wants To Rule The World(cover) so 15 songs altogether.
    Last edited by Fan_For_Life; 05-21-2009 at 07:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Henley Hard Rockin the Hard Rock Live 5/14/09

    Quote Originally Posted by Fan_For_Life View Post


    I won't bore you with too many details leading up to the show but some highlights.
    With it you canīt bore , I want to know everything!

    Glad you had a good time, thankīs for the great Rewiew! The setlist sounds really well.
    I canīt wait to see the photos!
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    Default Re: Henley Hard Rockin the Hard Rock Live 5/14/09

    Great review, FFL! It sounds like you had an amazing time; I'm glad that you got the chance to make it down to the concert. I wish I could have gone an seen him perform, he has such a great personality on stage. And that is an amazing set list!

    Can't wait to see the pictures!

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    Default Re: Henley Hard Rockin the Hard Rock Live 5/14/09

    Sounds like a great time! I love hearing that Don was in a great mood. It really sets the tone of the show. Can't wait for pics. Thanks for the review!

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