First .. it was great to be back at this magical venue .. big thanks to sound-man Brandon .. .. and our host, Sarah .. great job! .. what a nice vibe throughout
I was so surprised to walk on the stage and see so many people. We had expected far less due to the weather warnings. It was so good to see old friends looking back at me .. this audience was amazing .. so supportive from start to finish .. and the songs chosen for the set were based on that vibe . the great John Platania Tony Mercadante were awesome and inspired from start to finish and the audience let them know it.
the whole show was sort of interactive ,, a mixture of songs and stories guided by the vibe between those of us on stage and those cheering us on in spirit .. so it would be hard to pick favorite songs .. that being said, it would be hard to beat the chill I felt on “I Love You Today”, I Hope You Speak A Different Language” , “On The Radio” “Fuck All The Perfect “Angel Of The Morning” , “I’ll Only Be Me Once”.. and really .. so many others..
so... thanks .. hope we can do this again before too long. This was a special audience to play for.
Said hi to so many:
my Parnell’s friends .. Phil & Elenor & Diedre & Emory.. Mark & Joan .. so good to see you!! .. along with new and smiling grandparents J.D. & Cindy ,.. what a surprise!.. congrats!! there were probably others I missed in that group.. thanks to all for all the great spirit .. I loved playing for you!.. I heard friends Thruston, Stanley & Jazel .. might have been there .. sorry I missed saying hello.. all best wishes
Thanks for coming Patrick .. see you in the next few days hopefully ... Alan .. very good talking to you .. Cody ! .. what a surprise .. thanks for coming!! ,, Hi Eva (great violinist) & Chris ,, so good to see you .. best to James!..
Hi James & Fran!.. So good to see you at the beginning and at the end.. thanks for the kind words!!.. James .. that sounds like a good cause that has your attention .. get in touch with Chuck .. let’s talk soon!
Hi to my great Czech friends William & lovely Hana & Yvona.. that was so great talking to you with Joan at the end of the night!.. look forward to seeing you at the next show!! .. William .. that was a nice story about your playing “I Love You Today” to those nice reactions during your audio presentations .. very flattered .. thanks!!!
Great to see my Sony Music Friends.. Brian Monaco, James & Liz (nice to meet you) .. what a supportive vibe .. thanks so much for coming!!!! (& Liz .. thanks for the kind words back from Regina.. looking forward to meeting her) .. thanks to DJ, & podcast host Franco In The Morning.. & lovely wife Kim.. enjoyed the “live” ‘round the world show we did... good job!.. say hi to your fans.. hope to see them before too long .
Hi Adam & Carrie .. you brought your great spirit !! .. sooo good to see you .. and Bob & Kay .. just great!! thanks!! .. also .. great to see neighbor Stosha & his friend Diedra .. what a nice vibe you bring !! .. big thanks for making the journey!! .. good too see Brandan & Vincent after the show .. & coach Pete’s other half, Jon... just GREAT to see you always .. hope the kids find something to like on all the CDs you bought!! .. & hi to other “John” .. wonderful to see you as well .. my shows are always in solidarity with the amazing and loving coach Pete spirit! Always glad for that reminder!
Big thanks to great friends Chuck Mary for setting up the CDs & bringing their spirit .. and a special hello to record sales person for the night.. and supporter leading up to all this.. my Joan.