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bookiesoriginal
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Ring in the New Year w/the Romantics!
Nov 26th, 2004 at 6:04pm
 
start the New Year off right by welcoming it in with the Romantics!!  

December 31st
Royal Oak Theatre
318 W. Fourth St.
between Washington and Lafayette, next to the Press Box Restaurant
248-399-2980

tickets $35 per person

with Was (Not Was) and the Grand Nationals

or you can do a dinner package for all you "true" Romantics for just and additional $62.75 per person!
choose from the following restaurants:

Lily's Seafood Grill and Brewery  
D'Amato's $62.75  
Sangria's

Dinner is at 6pm
show is @ 8:30


www.tickets.com
(800) 919-6272.

THIS IS A 21 & OVER SHOW


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Re: Ring in the New Year with the Romantics!!
Reply #1 - Nov 26th, 2004 at 9:33pm
 
Thanks for the dinner package info, bookies.  That might be too steep for me this year, but I will be at the show!
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Reply #2 - Dec 2nd, 2004 at 2:15am
 
well, too far to travel this year. when are they coming to florida? south florida, to be specific.

can you believe i still have all their albums on vinyl? perhaps i should upgrade to CDs. what better time, no?
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Reply #3 - Dec 2nd, 2004 at 4:28am
 
KristineAO, you just missed 'em in Tampa last month!

Maybe you can catch them in the Virgin Islands this weekend.... 8)
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Reply #4 - Dec 3rd, 2004 at 8:10pm
 
I would love to ring in the New Year with the Romantics!  But I can't make it to the concert!!!!! Cry  Can anyone who is going take a picture for me?  ..like to Wally holding a handmade sign that says, "Hi! littleone!"
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Reply #5 - Dec 4th, 2004 at 12:10am
 
thanks Brew, rats. Day late and dollar short again.

patiently waiting.
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Reply #6 - Dec 4th, 2004 at 11:42pm
 
Detroit may be a little far to travel for us this year  ??? but I do wish they'd come to Philly soon!

Lori
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Reply #7 - Dec 6th, 2004 at 9:10pm
 
Web Girl-- Any idea what time the guys go on?

I'm still trying to figure out if I can come!
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Reply #8 - Dec 6th, 2004 at 11:32pm
 
Bookies, did you get your tickets yet?  Iris, I hope you can make it!  I wasn't sure if I should buy one or two tix.  Wonder who else from here will be going?  I can't pass up the chance to see the guys locally!  Grin
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Reply #9 - Dec 7th, 2004 at 1:19am
 
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Web Girl-- Any idea what time the guys go on?

I'm still trying to figure out if I can come!



They are going on BEFORE midnight, like 1030,
they will play for a little over an hour  Grin
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Reply #10 - Dec 7th, 2004 at 5:13am
 
Hmmmm really?

Maybe I could swing the show AND my party, too....

We usually have lots of people over for a fun, food-filled evening... Smiley  (Lots of food-- no one could ever accuse me of starving them!)

--Iris
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Reply #11 - Dec 8th, 2004 at 1:31am
 
Ahh 21 and over?! What!

If you havent heard of the Grand Nationals.. CHECK THEM OUT! They are the next big thing! http://www.grandenationals.com

Everyone be sure to sing and play alittle air-guitar for me!
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Reply #12 - Dec 13th, 2004 at 2:07am
 
Sorry you can't make it, Andrew.   Undecided

I will probably buy my tickets tomorrow, but this morning, on 89X radio's time warp show, they were giving tickets away.  I listened intently, but when the dj announced she was giving more tickets away, she just said to be caller 10.  She didn't give a phone number!  I don't know the number to call in for contests!  It would have been nice to win a pair.  Oh well.
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Reply #13 - Dec 13th, 2004 at 8:47am
 
Nothing is more ERRR than knowing the answer to a question or hearing that certain song on the radio and not knowing the number to call in(I remember one time trying to when STYX tickets.. you had to call in whenever you heard a STYX song... one STYX song started and the DJ talked about the contest but didnt even give the number!!).! 89x doesnt even list the number on their website... but its 313-298-7XXX.
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Reply #14 - Dec 13th, 2004 at 8:51pm
 
Sorry to hear that Andrew!  My camera will be ready for action! Smiley

I cannot wait!
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Reply #15 - Dec 13th, 2004 at 11:40pm
 
You know, that's a thought...

We could do a pre-show dinner at my place! Smiley
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Reply #16 - Dec 14th, 2004 at 12:20am
 
Okay, I ordered my ticket!   Grin
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Reply #17 - Dec 14th, 2004 at 12:23am
 
Woo hoo!!! Smiley
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Reply #18 - Dec 14th, 2004 at 12:24am
 
Is anyone coming into Detroit from out of town for the concert?
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Reply #19 - Dec 14th, 2004 at 6:07pm
 
does anyone have any idea yet of what they will be wearing?
i haven't been out in years on new years eve so i have no idea what one would wear to a rock & roll show on the special occasion.
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Reply #20 - Dec 14th, 2004 at 8:25pm
 
That is a good question-- maybe you, LMK and I need to go "rock & roll" shopping  in Ferndale or something!

This is the 1st time in about 20 years that I'm not hosting a NYE party--I usually spend it at home with about 40 - 60 of my friends....Instead, we are doing a NewYear's day gathering this year, so that we can attend the concert... Smiley  (After glow at my place! Smiley )

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Reply #21 - Dec 15th, 2004 at 9:26am
 
Leather is ALWAYS appropriate  Wink

Wish I could be there to join in the festivities!!!

Lori
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Reply #22 - Dec 15th, 2004 at 5:48pm
 
Lori,
we wish you could be here too!! we wish all the board folks could be here!!

btw, what if you are a member of PETA?
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Reply #23 - Dec 15th, 2004 at 8:28pm
 
If you're a member of PETA, the maybe Vinyl or Rubber would be appropriate....?

BTW-- I picked up my Tix last night! only $37.50 each ($35 + a $2.50 surcharge).... Smiley 

Hubby & I will be there! 

The Box office told me that the party will go on until 4 a.m.!
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Reply #24 - Dec 15th, 2004 at 8:59pm
 
If you are a member of PETA, you are probably sickened by the mere sight of the Romantics in their leather.    Tongue   I doubt if you could even be a fan.   Tongue


p.s.  Rubber would be cool
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Reply #25 - Dec 16th, 2004 at 1:21am
 
Brew--you should try to make it out to the show! You're only a little ways away...

Could you take a train to Chicago and fly from there?
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Reply #26 - Dec 16th, 2004 at 1:22am
 
BTW-- the downfall of rubber would be that it would probably make you very sweaty and itchy after a while... don't you think?

We'll have to see what kind of fashion statement we can make!
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Reply #27 - Dec 16th, 2004 at 6:34am
 
Bookies & LMK-- I've got my tickets! Smiley  when do you want to go clothes shopping?
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Reply #28 - Dec 16th, 2004 at 8:58am
 
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p.s.  Rubber would be cool    


...or CHEESE!

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Always in style...right Brew?
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Reply #29 - Dec 16th, 2004 at 9:27pm
 
Cheese is the most versatile of all the dairy products.   Grin

I am trying to put the road trip together (I can drive that in less than 6 hours), but I can't even score a babysitter for New Year's Eve, much less the full 2 days I would need.   Cry
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Reply #30 - Dec 18th, 2004 at 3:11am
 
Oh, bummer, BREW!!!

Would be fun to meet you here in Motown!

BTW-- would any other Message Boarders be interested in having a potluck dinner before the show?


Boris: looks like a bunch of hole-y squares, if you ask me! LOL
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Reply #31 - Dec 28th, 2004 at 12:27am
 
Hey guys.

I'm feelin' the excitement, and I can't even attend.  Hope you all have a great time.

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Reply #32 - Dec 28th, 2004 at 11:22am
 
boris...im liking cheese like i used to.....lol
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Reply #33 - Dec 28th, 2004 at 6:12pm
 
This show made it into the Top 10 picks to do New Year's Eve by a local newspaper.  Now if only I could figure out why the Romantics didn't get top billing.....

http://www.detnews.com/2004/bestbets/0412/26/D06-41793.htm

http://www.freep.com/entertainment/newsandreviews/rachel12e_20041112.htm

ah! now i see!  age before beauty! Wink
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Reply #34 - Dec 28th, 2004 at 8:15pm
 
I dunno, the Simone Vitale Band sounds pretty tempting....
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Reply #35 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 11:27am
 
Well, if the papers had this little scoop, they probably would put the Romantics show at the top. I will just say this. I talked to Wally and Rich last night, and Rich AND Jimmy will be rehearsing with the band for this show.
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Reply #36 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 6:40pm
 
Oh my gosh, oldfriend!!!  It is always a pleasure to see Rich up there on stage with the guys, but to see Jimmy too would make the evening incredible!  I do hope we see them both on stage NYE.   Grin

(will keep my fingers crossed)
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Reply #37 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 7:53pm
 
WOW.......sounds like you guys will be in for quite a show!!!!  I hate to think that I have to miss this one.   Cry Cry Cry Cry  Sure can't wait to hear the review.
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Reply #38 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 8:32pm
 
JIMMY!!?  And RICH!!?   Shocked  (And I'm stuck out in the Wisconsin cold.)  This show needs to be recorded on video for a DVD release!  Can anyone arrange for that?
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Reply #39 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 9:55pm
 
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I second that.......PLEASE!!!!!
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Reply #40 - Dec 29th, 2004 at 10:24pm
 
All I have to say is everyone who is going better take a lot of photos!!

A DVD would be GREAT...  Wink

- Andrew(who in only 3 1/2 years would be old enough to attend... err!)
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Reply #41 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 3:15am
 
Boris, you crack me up!!!!  I'd opt out of the cheese and go for the leather, girls!  Rock on!
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Reply #42 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 12:50pm
 
The rehearsal with Rich and Jimmy went great. Jimmy will definitely be there. He probably won't be behind the drums, but he will sing "What I Like About You", "Rock You Up", and another surprise or two if they get an encore, including a cover tune by Slade called....... Well, you better see for yourself. Don't want to give away the whole set and the surprises, so you will just have to check it out! It should be quite a memorable night for romantics fans.
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Reply #43 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 5:41pm
 
thank you oldfriend for keeping us updated!!! i can't wait to see Jimmy onstage with the band again--even if he isn't behind the drums.
all you non locals still have time to arrange a road trip.  i think it would be well worth it!! Grin

slade??  (eeny meeny miney moe)  i love it!! Roll Eyes
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Reply #44 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 7:24pm
 
Wow...thanks for the update.  I'm looking SO forward to NYE.   Grin  Hope I can hook up with my message board buds prior to the meet and greet (I'll be going solo).
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Reply #45 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 11:33pm
 
This is one time I really have to say it sucks to be in California.  This concert would make enduring all those cold Detroit winters worth it!  
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Reply #46 - Dec 30th, 2004 at 11:56pm
 
I can't believe it... Just called the box office a few minutes ago-- If yo buy them at the Box office today, the tickets are only $31.50!!!

Tomorrow, on the day of the show, the tickets will be $40.00....

Going out in a few minutes to get my tickets!
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Reply #47 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 12:18am
 
THIS JUST IN...DUE TO THE MOVING AROUND OF SET TIMES WE NEED ALL OF THE MEET & GREET WINNERS TO MEET AT THE MERCH BOOTH AT 9:00PM SHARP!!!!!!

I WILL TRY TO LOOK FOR PEOPLE WITH PASSES & GRAB THEM UP AS WELL....PLEASE LET OTHERS KNOW IF YOU KNOW THEY ARE GOING....I WANT EVERYONE TO GET IN FOR IT  Grin

THANKS
WEB GIRL

PS...by the way, the bill for the show is a "co-headline", the Romantics decided to take the opening slot, for the countdown...which i think is a smart choice!!!

PSS...The Grand Nationals time slot has been moved to AFTER Was (not was)....be sure to stick around for them...they are great!!! Cheesy
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Reply #48 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 5:48am
 
Someone (everyone) P L E A S E take pictures.  I've been dyin' to see Jimmy - it has been a long, long time!

Lori
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Reply #49 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 7:23am
 
Rich said that Jimmy looks great. Skinny as he ever was and shoulder length hair. Rich said that jimmy's voice is still in fine form as well. Should be a fun night.
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Reply #50 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 8:11am
 
oldfriend, are you bringing your video camera along?  this is definately going to be a night to remember!! Grin
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Reply #51 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 10:29am
 
Web_Girl/Holly....

I was at the box office today-- they told me no cameras during the show... They say that they talked to someone at Web....

I was planning to bring my CDs/DVDs with the photos to the show for you tomorrow and my Digital camera to take photos during the show...

Can you talk to the box office people about allowing some of us to have our cameras tomorrow night DURING the show?

Thanks!

Smiley Iris

P.S. For some of the fans coming tomorrow night, I hope to have a little surprise.... Smiley
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Reply #52 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 10:36am
 
Can't wait to actually SEE Jimmy live-- whether or not he's on the drums--I've never had the pleasure of hearing him perform live and am very excited!!!

I wonder if Jimmy & Rich will be around during the Meet & Greet?!
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PS...by the way, the bill for the show is a "co-headline", the Romantics decided to take the opening slot, for the countdown...which i think is a smart choice!!!


I agree-- anything after Midnight is "gravy" in my mind... Smiley

I hope the guys stick around so that their fans can "hang out" with them after the show!!!!

Also, all local Detroit Message Board fans, Web Entertainment & the band are invited to come to my place on New Year's Day--We're having a little gathering of friends in the afternoon and would love to have some of you join us... (that is, if you aren't too tired!)
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Reply #54 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 11:17am
 
I talked to Rich again tonight and he mentioned the meet and greet so I am pretty sure he will be there. I would guess that Jimmy would be there as well. I asked Rich about bringing the video camera and he said that he would try to get clearance for me to bring it in. I will definitely have it in the car, so if Rich can get the OK, I will videotape the set.
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Reply #55 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 6:42pm
 
I hope everyone has a great time tonight (as if there is a chance you wouldn't!).  I will be there in spirit.  I sure wish they would let you film it, Oldfriend, and make it available to us message board fans who couldn't be there.  Have a blast!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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Reply #56 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 6:54pm
 
gbaby, we will miss you and the rest of our fellow boardees who cannot be here! Sad
keep your fingers crossed that oldfriend gets to bring the video camera!!
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Reply #57 - Dec 31st, 2004 at 8:18pm
 
My mind and spirit will definitely be in Detroit tonight! 

Unfortunately, my body will not be.
Detroit friends, ROCK ON!!
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Reply #58 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 2:05am
 
I just got off the phone with the venue:

The show is 18 & over
They said no cameras or video cameras

oldfriend?????????
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Reply #59 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 2:09am
 
WOW - What an evening to remember!!!!- Hope you all have a COMPLETE BLAST! 

Can't think of a better way to "ROCK" IN THE NEW YEAR than with the Romantics!

HAVE A GREAT TIME - CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE PICS AND READ THE REVIEWS.

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Reply #60 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 2:16am
 
They may say no video cameras but Rich and I have a little something up our sleeves so we will just wait and see what happens. If we get the camera in, it will definitely be rolling. They will have to throw me out of the place before I turn it off.
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Reply #61 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 3:38am
 
You might want to talk to Web and see if they can help you out.

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Reply #62 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 12:17pm
 
Well kids, it looks like I am the first one back from the show. The others are probably still there, but myself, my wife , Rich and his son left a little after midnight. All I can say is, and I am not trying to rub it in, but those of you who could not make really missed something special if you are a Romantics fan. The set started hot (I will have to review the tape to get the set list in order) and just got hotter as it went. After several songs Rich came out and played on "A Night Like This" and a few more. Rich finished the rest of the set, but the real highlight was (Rich might kill me for this) when Jimmy took the stage at the end of the set for "Rock You Up" and "What I Like about You". I won't try to put into words how cool this was. You had to be there. Jimmy took the center mike and was as animated as could be. I got to talk to him for a while in the dressing room after the show and he was as nice as could be. We talked about how we played together about 25 years ago in New York and one day of that weekend we spent at a record convention all day watching film clips of 60s rock bands and girl groups. Jimmy must have made a deal with the devil. He looks like he looked on american bandstand almost 25 years ago. Skinny as ever, pitch black long hair kind of spiked, and not a wrinkle to be seen. He says he still bangs the drums at home and has all of his chops and I believe it. The rest of the band played great as well, and it was cool to see how well Jimmy and Brad got along. This was one great show kids, and it was fantastic to see Wally, Jimmy, Rich, Mike, Coz and Brad all up there at once.  The encore song was "Get Down And Get With It". I had heard this song by Slade, but Jimmy told me after the show that this is in fact a Little Richard Song. In a nutshell, this was one of the most memorable if not the most memorable show I have ever seen by the Romantics. Fabulous!!!!!
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Reply #63 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 2:12pm
 
Oldfriend!!!

LMK, Judy & I looked for you all night!

LMK, my hubby & my friend Bill and I just got home a few minutes ago....We decided to stay and watch Was (Not Was) and then headed to Como's for pizza.... Smiley  Very yummy and hit the spot!

I took about 100 pictures-- will be going to Web on Monday to go over them with Web_Girl.... Smiley 

So sorry we missed you-- I had a little surprise myself-- I make some Romantics Calendars for our message board friends, so we were a bit disappointed not to have been able to say hi before the show....

Email me your addy & I'll send you one! Smiley

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Reply #64 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 2:17pm
 
BTW--
the show was the best I've seen this past year....
It's too bad they couldn't make the band into a 6-piece band! Wink

I was very excited to hear and see Jimmy perform, even though it would have been even more fun if he could have played drums for at least 1 song (What I Like About You-- it rocked!!!)

All I can say is that if he was this energetic this evening, I'm truly sorry that I never got to see him perform in his younger years!!  I definitely think he "stole the show" with his high energy!

BTW--all of the guys were in top form tonight-- and I guess Wally's seen LMK, Bookies and me enough times that he instantly said-- "Oh! It's the Message Board fans!"  Smiley  Definitely made us feel welcome as usual!

I think the band "Grand Nationals" got the short end of the stick tonight, as many people took off before they got on stage.... (including us!)

More tomorrow!!
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Reply #65 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 6:39pm
 
Rich let us in through the side stage door and we stayed there most of the night, although I walked through the crowd from the stage to the back of the hall twice looking for you guys! I don't know how I missed you. Anyway, just to be safe, with security people all over the place, I stayed on the side of the stage where Rich was and had to shoot the video from there, but I got some great close-ups of everyone including some nice clear unobstructed footage of Jimmy. In fact, about half way through the set, before he went on, Jimmy was mugging a little for the camera on the side of the stage. I can't wait to take a look at this tape. It will have to wait for a little while. It is 7:30 am and I am just now going to bed. What a night!
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Reply #66 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 8:55pm
 
What a great night.  The Romantics certainly did not disappoint!  The meet and greet was very nice, and actually all of the guys gave us a warm welcome.  I think I may finally have a picture of me with my longtime crush, Mike!  (Iris, you know I will need a print of that one)  Chloe, Brad's wife (she is so sweet) took a pic of me with Brad, so I hope to see that one too.  

The set was hot, as oldfriend put it.  Really great.  Rich got a great reception when he took the stage, and he seemed like he was having fun.  I can't tell you how cool it was to see Jimmy back on stage again!  He looks the same, maybe his hair is a little shorter than back in the 80's, but, wow!  What a wild man.  Wink  

Oldfriend, I did see you with your camera in the wings off stage.  I bet that tape is going to be incredible!

Thanks, Romantics, Rich, Jimmy, Holly, Heather and my message board buddies for making this my best NYE ever.  What a great way to start my new year!  Grin
Lynn

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Reply #67 - Jan 1st, 2005 at 11:03pm
 
Oldfriend... it's too bad we missed you last night!!!

Bookies thought she saw you, but when I went up to the stage, I think it was too dark for you to see me in front (with my big camera--as usual!)  Smiley

I haven't yet downloaded my pictures... keeping my fingers crossed that they turn out well! Smiley

I took about 100 pictures-- the last 25 went by in a snap!

Won't have time to download today, but I will in the next few days... Smiley

I, for one would LOVE to see your video Oldfriend!!

If you decide to have a "viewing party", I will volunteer to cook up some good food for the Message Board friends!
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Reply #68 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 12:38am
 
yes that was by far the MOST memorable show i have ever witnessed!!
words cannot even do it justice because it truly left me speechless.  seeing rich and jimmy back with wally and mike brought back a lot of great memories (nothing personal against brad or coz) that i will NEVER forget!

with 2004 over, i would be remiss if i let the year end without acknowledging a few special people:

i would just like to thank holly and heather for EVERYTHING!

lynn, iris and oldfriend---i am so glad i have come to know all of you and share our love for this band.

brad & chloe-you are by far two of the nicest people i have ever met!

Hope we see a lot more of each other in 2005!!


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Reply #69 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 1:36am
 
Hear, hear!!!

I'm raising a virtual champagne glass to Bookies list...

Of course, Wally, Mike & Coz are included on the Nicest people list as well! Smiley
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Reply #70 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 4:58am
 
Just wanted to also thank Iris for the message board calendar.  That was really thoughtful of you.   Smiley

I keep reliving the show in my head today.  Can't get over the image of Jimmy being wild and crazy.
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Reply #71 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 5:02am
 
yeah lmk, jimmy was so much fun to watch!  he reminded me of the early iggy pop.
check out this site for a snapshot of the cd he did with the motor city rockers:
http://www.motorcityjams.com/mcr-releases.html

robert gillespie was there too with jimmy and i was hoping he would take the stage with the band but that wasn't to be.  i guess it was strictly a "romantics" nye extravaganza!

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Reply #72 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 6:59am
 
Thank you all for sharing your experiences of the Romantics' NYE show.  I can't wait to see the photos.   Now the big question, when will they hit the west coast again?!!


and south carolina?!!!!
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Reply #73 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 9:50pm
 
as i remove the last of the decorations from my christmas tree, i reflect upon 2004 and consider myself so blessed, lucky, fortunate and all other synonyms applicable to have seen the romantics NYE show!  i am still basking in the afterglow of the whole event and at times even find myself dwelling on the bittersweet aspect of seeing rich, jimmy, mike and wally together again.  thanks guys for the music and the memories! Grin
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Reply #74 - Jan 2nd, 2005 at 11:51pm
 
Nah, Bookies,

The next time I see the Romantics play - that will be the "best" show!  I just think they keep getting better and better.

(but I will agree, having the opportunity to see Rich and Jimmy play with the Romantics again would be very special)
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Reply #75 - Jan 3rd, 2005 at 6:37am
 
dennis, imagine a show where all of the message board folks AND jimmy and rich showed up!!! that would be the BEST show!!
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Reply #76 - Jan 3rd, 2005 at 10:31pm
 
I would have to agree.  We Romantics Fanatics are a cool bunch of people!
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Reply #77 - Jan 3rd, 2005 at 11:55pm
 
I'm going to head up to Web to see Web_Girl in a little bit... Smiley
Pictures will soon be on the way!
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Reply #78 - Jan 4th, 2005 at 2:07am
 
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and south carolina?!!!!

  Thanks for looking out for me Dennis!! Wink
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Reply #79 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 1:33am
 
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I'm going to head up to Web to see Web_Girl in a little bit... Smiley
Pictures will soon be on the way!


all of Iris's shots are GREAT!!!
she is compiling a disc for us as I type...
she has some past shows that are sweet we will add as well!!!

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for coming out & making the show so great...
we here & the guys all had an amazing & memorable time, thanks to all of you!!!!

looking forward to a great 2005 with everyone!!!

Web Girls

ps thanks to Bookies for remembering us on christmas
you are too sweet  Cheesy
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Reply #80 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 5:05pm
 
Happy New Year!  I wish I could have made it to the show...It would have been wonderful to have seen Jimmy and Rich again...and then there is the added bonus of the weather factor (how could it be warmer in Detroit than LA!!   8)  ). New Years Eve is always special with The Romantics  Grin

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Reply #81 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 5:53pm
 
tizlin, we missed having you!!

btw, it would have been a nice touch if the guys at the end would have lined up (like the rockettes) and taken a group bow!!  is that cheesy or what?
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Reply #82 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 11:06pm
 
not able to get to the site as often as i would like, i dont always get to all the threads to keep posted......i can feel how incrediable that show must have been.....having jimmy appear is something i never thought would happen......sounds like you all had a blast and captured a special moment......i truely envy all that went.....jimmys been my favorite drummer since i saw them in 1983 not taken nothing away from the others......wish i could have been there....i envy!!!
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