I feel so blessed and honored to have seen this wonderful man again here in Philadelphia!! And his wonderful musicians and singers.
I arrived at the theater in time for the early entry at 6:30 but when I asked, no one seemed to know anything about it. I kept asking.
They communicated with "someone" and the word from the other end of the walkie talkie was that it was up to the band members/singers as to whether or not they would do "meet & greet." I asked where it might occur, if in fact it did occur, and they thought it would be in the lobby. After looking around for a while and not seeing any of the singers or band members, I sort of gave up on the thought that they would be showing up. I went and checked out my seat - as did a friend who had come to the show with me - and then we wandered back out to the lobby - and in the distance I spotted Roscoe Beck standing near the merchandise table talking to someone!!! We hurried over and I was saying hello to Roscoe and all of a sudden became aware that the very tall, slim person standing next to me was Dino!! Haha!! I simply could not believe that these guys were standing in the lobby, talking to each other, and no one seemed to be noticing them!!! They were blending in with what was becoming a crowded lobby and had not been spotted. Anyway - I had a wonderful time talking with both of them. Eventually, of course, they were spotted by others wanting to say hello.
I have video. As mentioned before, I managed to leave memory cards for my good camera at home. When I started to use it at the beginning of the show I was surprised to see it cut off and say "video processing" and then "internal memory full." OMG
My other little camera is good but once you set the zoom prior to taking video, you cannot change it.
As goldstei mentioned, they did not do "Whither Thou Goest" at the end of the show. Me? I loved that ending to the show, that included Leonard's blessings. But - had I not known that it used to be part of shows in the past - I would not have noted it as being "missing." I guess I am saying that they did just like Leonard said they were going to do - they gave us the best they had! And they are the "best of the best."
I'll be back with other things to say - probably!
I have a few pictures too - not from the stage but from after the show. And here are a few videos I have uploaded so far. And I apologize - I seemed to manage in a few cases to start taping just after the song started. I have no reason to offer - other than worrying about how much memory I would have with my little camera and wondering, because of that, which songs I should tape!
I would love to go to New York tonight! This show was a "first" for my friend and she is ready to hop the train to the Big Apple. At intermission, I said to her "have you ever?" and she kept saying "no!" By the way - my seat was amazing. Front row - almost in the center!! And I was only a few yards from the front of the stage. The ticket exchange was enhanced in the translation (from the Spectrum to the Tower).
Hallelujah (may be still processing)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M29dl_acaaA
I'm Your Manhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UqCpbhgZeE
And - newsflash - Dino hinted that he has a new VBlog for us and it should be quite interesting!