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  1. I'll let you know. I lived in mythical Central Jersey for most of the last decade, so that made things easier. And I just got lucky the couple times I was able to go. I actually would have been 4/4 if I had decided to go the year my daughter was born, but when you're a new dad changing diapers for the first time it's not exactly high on the priority list. This one, I just had a feeling. 20th Anniversary. Bob. Tour upcoming. Nobody getting any younger. I don't think anybody can say for certain, as there's always a chance, but this (sadly) could very well have been the last one. Bruce looks pretty busy for the foreseeable future and he might be pushing 75 when the next opportunity comes. And that's if LOD isn't forced to do some reshaping itself over the next few years.
  2. I saw Brandon Flowers in 2010 at the Stone Pony when he was touring for his first solo album Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas. He's a huge Bruce fan and he even played Promised Land that night. While I had previously enjoyed much of The Killer's work, mostly Sam's Town and Day & Age, it was his first solo album that really sold me. He was electric that night, and WTFLV is a magnificent album. I didn't care for his other solo album at all, but give the first one a shot if you're not into The Killers, because it's more folksy singer-songwriter stuff. Magdalena is just awesome. As far as the Killers, my favorite track is probably A Dustland Fairytale off of Day & Age.
  3. The vibe was pretty similar being there. It got me pretty good this time. Maybe because I've seen what Bob has gone through over the last 20 years. Saw him a few times last weekend, and he's pretty much confined to a chair now. He's so strong and determined, and if anyone can beat this it's him, but the clock is ticking. Maybe I just feel like the clock is ticking faster on everything these days. None of us are getting any younger and you never know when the last time you'll hear Thunder Road is.
  4. I really want the APFC throwback Jersey but they're out of my size. Cool concept though.
  5. There were only a couple of us at the door when Darkness started. After the first few notes, I think it was half the building.
  6. Thanks! Had the time of my life and helped out a fantastic cause. Doesn't get much better than that.
  7. Sorry it's taken me so long to post, but I've needed a few days r&r after such an epic weekend! Got into AP on Friday night, had dinner at the Wonder Bar and then to The Pony for the Asbury Angels show. John Eddie cancelled, but all the bands were phenomenal. It was my first time seeing The Weeklings and they didn't disappoint! On Saturday morning, I walked from The Empress over to Frank's Deli for lunch and by the time I got done eating the snow was coming down hard. Walked back to Convention Hall and had one of those bucket list moments. Went to grab a coffee and Joe Grushecky was just chilling with a friend. Some of you may know that I'm just about as big a fan of Joe's as I am of Bruce's. I said hello and introduced myself and he invited me to join them for coffee. Absolutely surreal and made my day week month year life . So I got to have a conversation with one of my greatest heroes. No biggie. At about 4:00pm I made my way back down to CH. Even though things weren't looking good on Friday night for a Saturday appearance, with Bruce being in Florida and the weather taking a nasty turn, buzz started to build early in the afternoon that he was going to show up. Around that time I got a gut feeling he would indeed be there (call it my Bruce-Sense tingling), so I was ready and waiting by the stage doors of the Paramount to get confirmation. I took this video at the moment faith was rewarded: My Reaction to Confirming Bruce was at LOD 20! via Paramount Soundcheck The rest of the night was a blur of great memories for an even better cause. I'm 3/3 for Bruce showing at the LOD's I've attended! Can't ask for anything more than that. And with my birthday this week, I couldn't have received a better gift than to spend the weekend in my favorite place in the world with some of my favorite people in the world. Love love love my Bruce community!
  8. Thanks! I suppose anything's possible and I'll cling to that tiny chance like the sweet nectar it is.
  9. Thanks! It's just me being greedy at this point. My Bruce count is in the double digits. I shook the man's hand. Was front row at VH1 Storytellers. Seen him at LOD twice before, and with Joe G at least three times. Less than some, but many would love to have had my opportunities. So why do I still crave more? I think the older we get, the more we sense the things we love coming to an end and how little time we really get with them. Hope to see some of you in AP this weekend!
  10. The minute I fly back into town for LOD, Bruce decides to high tail it outta there. I always knew his love of horses was going to do me in.
  11. I'll be back in town on Friday for LOD. Sounds like another year sans Bruce but I love me some Grushecky and, more importantly, there's nowhere that feels more like coming home.
  12. Anybody have 7/28/05 Pittsburgh from the D&D tour? Much thanks.
  13. Love this thread! Keep 'em coming. Won't be back 'til January and need something to tide me over.
  14. I went to the '11 and '12 shows when I was living in New Brunswick, NJ and was down to AP on regular basis. I got lucky and Bruce came to both. But I love him backed by the Houserockers. I even went to Pittsburgh for Soliders & Sailors just because I like Bruce & Joe Grushecky together so much. So even if Bruce doesn't decide to show for the 20th, I'll still get to see Joe and spend some time in the old haunts. Probably gonna check out the exhibit at Monmouth too. Wasn't open yet when I was back this summer.
  15. Did anybody else grab LOD tickets this morning? I haven't been since 2012, and I know Bruce hasn't shown in a few years, but I figured with it being the 20th Anniversary I'd come back out for this one. To be honest, being back in AP and seeing Grushecky is worth the trip for me alone. And you never know, Bruce could consider this a warm up for the hopefully impending band tour. I wouldn't consider it likely, but it's not like he hasn't been busy the last few years. Anybody else grab tix? I'd love to have to drinks and or meet up with old friends and/or Lakers I've never met in person.
  16. Here's a fun little item for you: Handwritten Lyrics Handwritten. Only $2500. Might be lyrics, might be a grocery list. Who knows.
  17. Though it was written in the '90s, it might be the best song Bruce has released in the 21st Century.
  18. FIRE ON THE WING. That is all. The Great White Whale of the known but unknown WIESS outtakes. The released outtakes from this period are some of the most inventive, unique and wildly romantic of Bruce's career. After BTR, he would never again write this way or with this fervor. When Landau came on board, Bruce began to scale back, reign in and favor the songwriting approaches that came to define the transitionary period between DARKNESS and THE RIVER, eventually becoming the writer we know today. So even though this unknown song could be a complete dud, based on period and title alone, it's the one outtake I want to take a chance on more than any other.
  19. Hey,

    Can you PM me the link to that storytellers vid file that you posted for me? Looks like it was deleted in the thread. I figured it might be a grey area. Though the uncut version I would think would qualify as a bootleg considering it was never sold or released.