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PostSubject: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:51 am

Here are a few random thoughts on the Keswick Show-
-The show had a weary "Sunday" vibe but still rocked! I know every show can't be
an out of the park home run.
-Loved the spinning floor-tom
-Lonely Avenue was PHENOMENAL!
-to the guy who sat to my immediate left--it's a concert dude, you are allowed to get excited, maybe even tap your foot from time to time, instead of sitting there like you're watching "Schindler's list" LOL!!!
-No Jump Jive... in the encore--WTH??
-Dibbs rocked!
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:50 am

Is that you in your avatar, Steve? If so, I saw you and your friend in the lobby before the show. =)

And I agree with all your comments except for the first one. LOL! I am sure the guy next to me thought *I* was full of jumping beans, I could not keep still.

Should've come to the Keswick Tavern with Dibbs and us afterwards.

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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:09 pm

This will be my 4th year seeing the Xmas Xtrav, and I have yet to see the crowd get anywhere near "properly excited" before the trio portion of the show happens. Most just sit in their chairs & clap politely, until Brian & the trio drag them kicking & screaming into rockabilly-ville, then from that point on the audience is fine.

I don't get it... is it because it's "swing" or "big band" music? Does that mean you can't have FUN like at a rock show? I don't get it...

(these comments are all from the State Theatre in Easton PA.)
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:55 pm

i can only speak of Detroit...mostly over 50...mostly gray and definitely not a packed house and same as this show didnt come to life until the trio appeared also some guy in a chef hat tried to share the spotlight with Brian during Lonely Avenue and another tune. I have no idea why except he may have had more drinks than the one he was hoisting during his breif appearences. The BSO passed their Showmanship test with flying colors that night.
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:28 am

I also was astounded at how people could still still during the entire show. My foot started tapping from the first notes!
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:09 am

After being at the State Theater in Easton and the Keswick I have noticed that some of these people are there because they are annual members and figure they are there for a Xmas show not because they are Brian Setzer fans. The were two ladies in front of me, one had her fingers in her ears and the other was flossing her teeth and taking really bad pictures that were either blurry or Brian's head was cut off.

Luckily my husband was on one side of me and the other seat was empty. Yeah I was moving.

Some day I will get to a venue where they actually let you dance. Wonder if Reading allowed it?

Regardless, I thought the show rocked. Had a great time!
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:05 pm

So cal is a lively crowd but only the young'ns hoof it up much.. When the Hillbilly Casino opened for em a few yrs back, all those gay xmas sweater wearin geezers just sat there with gaunt stares. My son and I were just
amazed at the Frozen chosen who didnt thaw out until the last few
numbers of the BSO show when the alcohol finally takes effect.

BUT... the show is always a sold out crowd two nights in a row.
Hope it kicks ass this year, we plan to.

Mery Setz'mas

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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:16 pm

In 48 HOURS I'll be at the Eaton show!! Let the Setzmas season begin!! santa
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:27 pm

ruger9 wrote:
In 48 HOURS I'll be at the Eaton show!! Let the Setzmas season begin!! santa

are ya gonna do the rich douchebag "meat n grate"?
HRG made it happen
without giving in to the Bourgeoisie!

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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:49 pm

I gotta' say, while I would LOVE to meet Le Setz, I think the whole "pay to meet" thing that has been going on for several years now (with alot of artists, not just Setz) is complete & utter BULLSHIT.

No offense, but I buy your album, I buy your concert tickets, I buy your swag, I buy gear from your endorser, ENOUGH! Meet & greets are great things, and I totally understand them being a fan-club-only and/or lottery system, but charging money for the "privledge" of meeting you, for a handshake & picture opportunity, is slimy. And I've lost a little bit of respect for every favorite artist of mine who's done it, BS included.
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:03 pm

I like to anticipate the "magic" meeting.. like the time I was
at the comedy club in hollywood walking down the street and
Stevie Wonder smashed right into me coming around the
corner being led by his driver over to the curb so he could
get into his Rolls Royce.

I just stood there with my mouth open, stunned but totally thrilled
to have been the "unsightly" obstacle in his path. Smile

oops sorry.. dont mean to derail. back on track.

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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:49 pm

tvthewiredturtle wrote:
ruger9 wrote:
In 48 HOURS I'll be at the Eaton show!! Let the Setzmas season begin!! santa

are ya gonna do the rich douchebag "meat n grate"?
HRG made it happen
without giving in to the Bourgeoisie!

I'm too poor to do the meat n grate...I had to do it the old fashioned way. I got LUCKY!
Very Happy Razz Very Happy

The handsome guy next to Brian, that's my wonderful hubby. Cool



Seriously....Thank you Brian for being so gracious and kind!
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:35 pm

Hey Hot Rod Girl,

Can you and Randall hang with the grunts???

YES!!!!

Love you guys.

The used to be mysterious,

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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:24 am

HRG love your pic! I have to say I admire Brian for going au naturale with the hair. I think it suits him very nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:34 pm

penguin wrote:
Hey Hot Rod Girl,

Can you and Randall hang with the grunts???

YES!!!!

Love you guys.

The used to be mysterious,

penguin

And we love the grunts. It's the only way to hang out. Can't wait to do it again!

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:39 pm

Hmm, I think that the audiences are not moving and getting excited at all because most of the venues are theatres, where people have to remain seated.
It's just my opinion... on the other hand, when people are standing, things are different. Am I right or is this just an impression??
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:49 pm

Slim Jon Phantom wrote:
Hmm, I think that the audiences are not moving and getting excited at all because most of the venues are theatres, where people have to remain seated.
It's just my opinion... on the other hand, when people are standing, things are different. Am I right or is this just an impression??

yah..different vibe. Pit space lets people sweat on eachother and space in the back to dance.... BUT
theatres give us personal space, americans need their personal
space! I'll rock out as long as there are chairs between us and
you dont violate my space

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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:10 pm

Hah! Europeans need personal space too, but there is no RnR without a packed venue - except in UK, where a packed venue means that if you are at the front row you can die asphixiated. I tell this first hand...

Anyway, hope that the people attending the BSO shows this winter are having a good time and enjoying them as much as possible. Wish the BSO tour Europe someday... (soon)
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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:15 pm

Slim Jon Phantom wrote:
Hah! Europeans need personal space too, but there is no RnR without a packed venue - except in UK, where a packed venue means that if you are at the front row you can die asphixiated. I tell this first hand...

Anyway, hope that the people attending the BSO shows this winter are having a good time and enjoying them as much as possible. Wish the BSO tour Europe someday... (soon)

I think you hit the nail on the head, as I use to always fight to be up front and center but one concert was almost my last when the place got
packed so tight I could literally lift my feet off the floor and shortly after
was fighting to breath when the cops suddenly broke the place up and pretty much saved us from being crushed.

btw.. I think the Stray Cats fare well in europe but how well would BSO
still do? Here the BSO is "mr christmas", Japan its the "elvis" show, europe seems to welcome the throwback acts more than most...

maybe this needs to be a new thread Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Keswick show-my 2 cents   Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:47 pm

ruger9 wrote:
I gotta' say, while I would LOVE to meet Le Setz, I think the whole "pay to meet" thing that has been going on for several years now (with alot of artists, not just Setz) is complete & utter BULLSHIT.

No offense, but I buy your album, I buy your concert tickets, I buy your swag, I buy gear from your endorser, ENOUGH! Meet & greets are great things, and I totally understand them being a fan-club-only and/or lottery system, but charging money for the "privledge" of meeting you, for a handshake & picture opportunity, is slimy. And I've lost a little bit of respect for every favorite artist of mine who's done it, BS included.

I have to agree with this all the way , Paying is total crap , they should do a fanclub thing , or randon enter your email , or even a raffle , a few bucks that goes to charity for a chance ..... I know i too can't afford it with the Tickets , merch & travel , that's enough .....


Problem with Casino shows is high rollers get tix & just go & leave halfway through the show , this happened a bit at the John fogerty show last weekend & the guy was killin for 2 hours 15 minutes non stop hits! ~~~~ I see a lot of these Tix for sale online "meet me at the casino" ....... they should put a stop to this stuff .
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