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    Could you please change your Font color DF? I have the Dark Hue background and the blue makes it hard to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Another Hired Hand View Post
    I just noticed that you are from Central NJ. I am amazed you've never been to an Atlantic City Casino. Tiffanny Twisted and I have also been to Vegas. Neither one of us is a gambler but we sure did enjoy the shows. The Borgata has becoma a favorite of Tiffanny Twisted and me. It's not Vegas, but it is a great place to see a show. Until our next Vegas trip happens we try to get to a show at the Borgata at least a few times a year. I recommend you try it some time, I think you'll like it.
    I know, it is kind of strange, isn't it? I have no explanation, really. I have been through AC, or should I say past it, many times to go down the Shore. I suppose the drive there for a concert always seemed so far pre-Eagles, but now it's a drop in the bucket after Worcester! I'm actually more from North-Central Jersey (junction of Morris and Somerset counties), and we have so many concert venues up here and in NYC that we would normally go to first. But, the NYC ones are a hassle, too. So, I am coming around to considering the Borgata, especially after I read your reviews earlier this fall! I actually loved Vegas when I was there! In terms of the gambling in AC, I've always thought it was for the senior citizens that go there by the busload from the towns up here. But, I know AC has done some major rejuvenation, and I'm sure it attracts all ages and styles of people now.

    Have you ever tried Hershey Giant Center for concerts? My first time was the Eagles, and I really would consider it again. No traffic, out in the country for the most part, only 2 hrs from me, cheap parking, local yokel restaurants and diners--I may have a new favorite site! They seem to be getting the big names, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonFan View Post
    I have never been to Atlantic City OR Vegas--two places I would love to visit! But definitely not to gamble, just to eat out, sight-see and take in some shows.


    BTW, the Bryan Adams concert was great—he opened with Run To You and ran through all his hits, and he talked & cut up with the crowd, very personable. His voice sounded exactly like it did in the 80s and 90s. The concert hall was a smaller venue so he really interacted with everyone. He even took out a digital camera and took pictures of the crowd taking pictures of him. At one point someone yelled “FREEBIRD!” like they always do at concerts and he actually played about two lines of it! Very funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonFan View Post
    I have never been to Atlantic City OR Vegas--two places I would love to visit! But definitely not to gamble, just to eat out, sight-see and take in some shows.
    I've been to Vegas a couple times and since I don't like to gamble, I've basically done just what you did - sight-see and see some shows. It's fun, although if you're not gambling things can get expensive. (I know it seems like it would be the other way around, but folks who don't gamble don't get comp stuff).

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    Last night I went to David Garrett, the fastest violinist in the world... no clue if you know him. He's half American and half German and lives in New York, so you might know him. He does classical concerts and mixes classical music with rock, pop etc. Yesterday I went to the more rock/classical concert and it was fantastic. Wow, that man can play and he's looking so good and he's so nice

    I'm not so familiar with classical songs and after looking in the programme I thought I don't know any song. But I was wrong, just don't know the titles. He re-arranged most of them so he has his very own style. He also played his own songs and they were beautiful. For me the most impressive songs were Nothing Else Matter and Thunderstruck Very, very cool.

    After the concert he signed my bag it was an amazing night.

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    Thanks for the link, EF. And you are right - I have never heard of him, but I enjoyed the video. I'm glad you had such a great time.

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    Well, we're back from the Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert and it was awesome!! we had a great time and I have lots to tell ya'll, but because we went to bed late and got up early, Im exhausted and Im going to bed (it's 6pm *G* okay, im old *G*) Im also so pumped for The Big Show So HURRY UP GUYS!! WE'RE HOME!! Let us know when you're comin'!! *G*

    I promise, more later on CCR... sleep now ..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

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    You get your rest Rhonda and we will all be here to hear it tomorrow

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    Ok, Im well rested and semi awake this morning. I'll do my best to tell ya'll about the concert. I'm sorry if its a little disconnected and unorganized *G* I have a snuffly 5 yr old home from school today and my attention is a little divided *G*



    First of all the band. Creedence Clearwater Revisited is made up of Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, Stu Cook, John Tristao, Steve Gunner and Tal Morris. Doug Clifford and Stu Cook are original members of the original CCR, the other two being John and Tom Fogarty. Clifford is the drummer, and he's an amazing one! Cook is the Bassist and also incredibly talented. John Tristao is the lead singer and sounds exactly like John Fogarty for most of the songs but adds his own certain edge to the music. Steve Gunner is keyboards, acoustic guitar, percussions and harmonica, MULTI talented man, and Tal Morris is the lead guitar and has played with artists such as John Lee Hooker and Charlie Musslewhite. He's an amazing talent and a true bluesman. Several of the solos he did brought the crowd to a roar.

    Okay, so we met at the hotel about 3:30pm and spent some time unpacking and getting cleaned up. We hit the outlet mall about 5:30. We just had enough time to browse a few of our favorites and we had to scoot. We got to the restaurant about 6 and its a good thing we were a little early, they took forever! But the food was good and the view would have been IF it hadnt been night *G*

    We got to the Casino about 7:45 and the line was long but moved fast. Our seats were good but a little disappointing in that the had added seating all around us and we were packed in like sardines. The way the venue is set up we would have been better off going for the 1st tier seating. We were ground level but the first tier was a slight rise behind us with tables. We were the fourth row and about 2/3rds the way to the left of the stage and in what must have been the stodgy and old peoples area. The woman directly to my left didnt seem to be having much fun. I was pretty animated but we didnt have much room to move. There were guards on our end but a lot of people got up and danced in the center aisle. THATS when I saw her... MY SISTER IN LAW!!! I guess that's not really impressive unless you know her. She's one of the most reserved people I have ever met. Very formal and somewhat up tight. She was DANCING and SINGING and AIR GUITARING!!!! heheheeh It was great!! We tried to catch up with her later, but she had disappeared.

    Back to the concert... They started off with Green River and Lookin Out My Back Door, they were great!! I didnt pay close attention to the order of the songs but I can tell you what they played, but mostly I'll just say, they did all or almost all of the old CCR standards. Notably was Susie Q on which Tal Morris did some serious guitar solos! Grape Vine, Midnight Special and Bad Moon Rising were also exceptional.

    John Tristao was a lot of fun. He made jokes and handled his guitar very well *G* I think two elderly ladies (probably in their late 70s) sitting in front of us must have been close family members because he stopped and waved and said hello.

    Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, well, lets just say, for a guy who says he's been "in the biz" for about 51 years, he's aged really well! *G* Gotta be those drummers!!
    Stu Cook was cookin! he was the voice of the band and was funny and charming and did a couple of pretty impressive solos.

    Steve Gunner was on the opposite side of the stage and I didnt get much of an opportunity to watch him, but he did play one mean harmonica.

    Now, I gotta tell ya, there were a few people in front of us and to the right who were clapping and one or two in the front row who were dancing on their seats, but for the most part the people around us were very stoic. So when Tal stared into the crowd where we were sitting, apparently at us, and was grinning and nodding and singing towards us, it *looked* as if he was looking at us! I dont know if he was, but I like to think so *G*

    Tal was AMAZING!!! Even if you're not impressed with rehashing the old CCR stuff (which *I* Love) go if you get a chance just to watch Tal in action! If it was us he was grinning and singing to, we lost his attention about 3/4ths the way through when a friend of his came in and sat on the other side of the stage. From then on, he was focused over there. Oh well.

    I tried taking some pictures with my phone cam (Cliff was using his camera this weekend and wouldnt let me take it :P~ ) but my phone cam isnt great for close ups. I took a few shots off the web site I'll post here so ya'll know who we're talkin about.

    The next morning we met up with a bunch of other friends who were at the coast as well for a HUGE breakfast, we shopped a little more and headed home. All in all, the concert, the venue, the ocean and the company made for an awesome weekend!!! Im primed for the Big Show!! or any other show!! Bring em on!! *G*

    Maybe Cami can add some stuff I missed?

    Tal Morris and Stu Cook ~ WHAT is it about Tal Morris that attracts me so much?.. hmm.. what is it? what could it be? *G*


    John Tristao ~ Big guy! Big hands, Big feet Big... *G* Axe! (his joke.. not mine..)


    Steve Gunner ~ Keyboard, Harmonica, Percussions and the high notes *G*


    "Cosmo" Clifford ~ Check out those arms!


    Stu Cook ~ He looked GREAT! and wielded his bass ALMOST as well as another bassist we all know and love *G*

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    Great review ticky. I'm glad you had such a good time.
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