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Old 2nd October 2010, 06:35 PM
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One of the best shows I have to say I ever seen. Closest to the stage I ever been for an indoor show so that might have had something to do with it.

Really cool, Spanish style theatre about an hour and 15 mins east of LA.

I was in the 2nd row and took a first time with me who completely blown away claiming it to be the best concert of her life - and she's an actress who sees a lot of concerts.

The Signing Off songs were particularly noteworthy - I Think Its Going to Rain Today was brilliant. Both Duncan's vocals and stage presence are fabulous. Tyler was really great and of course King. LOL4 tracks Bring It On Home To Me was very tight and Norman doing Boom Shaka Lacka were great.

Great crowd, very responsive and lots of cheering.

Highlight of the night was Robin putting some loud mouth fool in his place in the front row. Don't mess with RBC! Guy came in late and missed Robin's sharing with the crowd that Astro was denied a visa and this guy kept ranting about Rat in mi Kitchen. So RBC says "you know if you weren't in the bar you have heard that Astro's not here" and a few other choice words. Guy shut right up - thank you Robin on behalf of the entire 2nd row and some of the 1st row as well.

Got to meet up with Luci and Fi and met Vince and the famous Animal as well.

Really to swing by and meet JB and Duncan afterwards and a great chat with BT - ever the gracious host and making sure everyone had a drink and comfortable. Great conversation before everyone had to head out to Salt Lake.

Fun show - noting like taking a first timer - great to see how fired up they get.

Here are a couple of shots from after the show:
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Great read Fonz,many thanks.You're right about RBC,I saw him put a clown in his place in Cardiff,it was even preserved for posterity on the live cd,great stuff.
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Enjoyable read. Glad you had a good time. LOL @ RBC seen him in action a few times now.

Nice photos too, thanks

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Go RBC he's so good at the put downs.

Glad you and your UB40 initiate had a great time
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Thanks Fonz that was nice to read i've never seen robin unchilled.
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Wonderful review, Fonz, thank you.

Glad to hear you all had a fabulous time
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RBC was very professional and patient and likely sensed that the guy needed to be called out. he handled it perfectly and it was actually quite funny.

Great time was had by all. I have to add BT was quite the showman and played his arse off and that was the closest I've been to JB - he's really locked into what he is doing the whole time - fun to watch him work those drums with such precision - especially the way they are lit.
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it was a pleasure to meet you at last mr Fonz. We had a ball playing the California leg of the tour, some nice after show parties with various loonies including yourself of course. Hope we cross paths again real soon.
We're gonna be clocking some miles from now on, salt lake to denver is a biggy.
thanks for the hospitality.
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RBC was very professional and patient and likely sensed that the guy needed to be called out. he handled it perfectly and it was actually quite funny.

Great time was had by all. I have to add BT was quite the showman and played his arse off and that was the closest I've been to JB - he's really locked into what he is doing the whole time - fun to watch him work those drums with such precision - especially the way they are lit.

Robins just being Robin.

Jims drumset lites up has he got his glitter ball.
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