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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby Elvis » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:12 pm

Here are my pictures from last night.

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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby Sappho » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:53 am

Elvis wrote:Here are my pictures from last night.

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It won't let me see it. Says the link is expired or I don't have permission or something. :huh:
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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby weird_el » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:38 pm

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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby OneWAY » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:52 am

I have to say, the Czar stuff was totally worth it. It's like a professional mini-museum! They had the tables full of stuff. They had cassette singles and Bad Hair Day table stands, which we were later told were up for grabs. Thanks to Dave, JW grabbed a couple cassettes, since they ran out of them on the tables by the time I got to them. The events were a lot of fun, and made me wish I was ready to participate! Got to hang out with a couple different people, and I met the guy that Al asked to sing Yoda in the lounge. He was really enthusiastic and looked to be having a blast during the show.

After the VIP lounge, I thought I knew where I was going, but one of the ushers sent me to the opposite side. I was later moved back to my real seat when the people in that section of the front row showed up. I just sort of went with the flow! I had a good view of everyone on stage, until the unplugged medley started. Because of the formation of the half-circle, I saw more of Ruben and Steve, if I recall correctly. Al was pretty well obscured during those five or so minutes. Also, he held the "a waiver FOR you to sign" note for longer than he did the note during The Saga Begins. It was awesome.

The beginning was pretty fun. During Tacky, Al maneuvered the inside of the theater exclusively. He asked if one of the cheerleaders was "pregnant or really fat" and teased a couple of the ushers. Al walked over toward the side of theater I was on more than once, which has a lot more gravity when you're right up front! Al and Steve both made eye contact with the front row on my side multiple times, and it was a lot of fun to see that. I've been in a front row seat before, but we were separated by a trench at the Evergreen State Fair, which means front row wasn't actually all that close. By contrast, Winspear's front row seats were the closest I've ever been! Dare To Be Stupid was a lot of fun, as usual. The lights didn't seem as distracting as before, which was nice. Fat was a lot of fun; I don't think they actually played Jingle Bells at the last show I saw, but they broke into it when Santa came out and quickly switched back when Al punched him.

The new video clips were hilarious and make me want to watch more CBB. The medley was a blast, and I was happy to hear several people singing along to Bedrock Anthem, among virtually every other song. Wanna B Ur Lovr was hilarious, and Al went pretty deep into the theater to sing to some people. I think I caught a glimpse of myself on the big screen at one point. A group of kids saw themselves and waved like the jumbotron at a baseball game was on them.

Toward the end, the Czar people were corralled to the place were the meet and greet was taking place. It took a while, but it was definitely not longer than I would've waited at the bus (side note: was the bus even accessible here? I didn't spot it). We were entertained by the 501st the entire time. R2D2 danced for us and "talked to us." A few of the Stormtroopers also hung out and spoke with us. I found out my phone was almost dead, but a couple behind me offered to use their phone and send me the picture, which I now have! I brought Al a copy of the Lasagna vinyl single to sign that I bought at the merch stand. He told me Suzanne convinced him to sell his old record singles at the merch table, which is why they were on sale now. It was nice to see/talk to Al again, even if only for a little while.

My brain is still pretty much all over the place, so I don't remember a ton very clearly. All I know is I left happy and with a bunch of awesome merchandise to help me remember the show when my brain composes itself again.

Also, the Winspear is an awesome venue. I wish Al had played there more often!
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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby TMBJon » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:48 pm

OneWAY wrote:I brought Al a copy of the Lasagna vinyl single to sign that I bought at the merch stand. He told me Suzanne convinced him to sell his old record singles at the merch table, which is why they were on sale now

Wow, WHAT!! This is happening? Why hasn't anyone said so??
Which singles are available for sale, and are they new reissues or (somehow) vintage copies?
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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby OneWAY » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:03 am

I thought I saw them packing up Fat singles on their way out, but I didn't see them for sale. JW mentioned that they were selling the Fat singles at one point, but I didn't hear much aside from that.
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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby minnick27 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:37 am

I'm gonna guess they are vintage copies and Al had some cases sitting around so Suzanne told him to clean house again.

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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby OneWAY » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:54 am

"I'll never feel awesome until October."
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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby senorconebra » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:52 am

That's awesome!!! Can't wait to buy all of Al's old stuff to add to my stuff!!! Yeah!!! Haha
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Re: 7/16/16 - Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Postby Kemit27 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:05 am

OneWAY wrote:I can confirm, they are vintage:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BH9DXyYAidb ... =maysunkay



Does anyone know how much the 45s are being sold for?
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