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General Discussion / Re: VIP Seating
« Last post by michellea on February 22, 2015, 11:39:38 am »
Speaking of VIP seating. If anyone is interested, the VIP seating chart is incorrect for the Glen Allen, VA show. Artist Arena is showing the gold front row $499 section as the 1st section in the venue, but it is not. There is another platinum section in front of this section.  Look and compare the charts. Artist Arena shows 3 sections and the venue shows 4.
Venue: http://www.myticketstobuy.com/event-details.php?event=796&venue=5

Artist Arena: http://tickets.artistarena.com/ordertickets.asp?p=1286&backurl=%2Feventperformances%2Easp%3Fevt%3D9%26SearchMonth%3D%26monthsubmit%3D%26SearchText%3D%26Go%2Ex%3D%26Go%2Ey%3D%26pg%3D0%26spg%3D1%26c%3D0

The seat numbers for the VIP (which is supposed to be the front section) match the 2ND section on the venue seating chart.  I certainly wouldn't want to pay $499 for front row and get there to find out there are 3 or 4 rows in front of me.
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General Discussion / VIP Seating
« Last post by jmanzini on February 19, 2015, 11:48:24 am »
Will there be VIP seating at Burgettstown with Kid Rock?
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General Discussion / Re: Foreigner Autographed Guitar for sale
« Last post by clavey12 on February 18, 2015, 10:33:04 am »
I will be placing the guitar on eBay sometime this week as it has not generated much interest on the forum. I'll attach the hyperlink so you can place bids as soon as I get it posted. Thanks all!
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Concert Reviews / Re: Taupo New Zealand Concert - the extended review
« Last post by SoUrgent on February 14, 2015, 06:45:38 pm »
Hi Alfmac,

Your review gave me goosebumps, thank you for sharing your experience!

"For those wanting to label the current line-up as a tribute band, whatever, I disagree.  The founder has ensured that the music can live on, because as we know, Mick isn’t getting any younger.  They are living the Foreigner future." OUTSTANDING sentences, Alfmac.

I am sure they will be talking about their experience in New Zealand as well. I read the reviews from your local papers and it was nothing but excitement, joy, and some serious ROCKING from you, the fans!! I am certain they will be back to your country.

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Thanks for sharing! I was lucky to be there!
The venue is up close and personal!
The show was full of energy and the crowd was into from the beginning which is great to see!
Everyone must catch a show here!
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Ask the Band / Re: New Foreigner Fans Just wondering??
« Last post by Babs on February 14, 2015, 04:32:56 am »
I can only agree - it's pretty normal to see this great band more than once. Some even come over to Germany to travel around with me ... and I also flew to the States and we went to some shows. So you are not alone  :D
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Concert Reviews / Re: Taupo New Zealand Concert - the extended review
« Last post by Babs on February 14, 2015, 04:28:55 am »
Thanks for sharing your experience with us - loved reading your review about this great band.
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Concert Reviews / Taupo New Zealand Concert - the extended review
« Last post by Alfmac on February 12, 2015, 09:05:23 pm »
My brother and I were some of the strong contingent of people from Hawkes Bay (about 1.5hours drive from Taupo), to travel to see the triple billing Summer Concert which included Foreigner.

We have both been fans since day one, so anticipation was high.  When entering the amphitheatre, we stood on the embankment and looked down upon a sea of humanity worthy of the entertainment on show.  Not sure how big the audiences in the USA are, but 15,000 is a healthy number here.

My one disappointment of the day was that Foreigner were not the headline act!  They followed Three Dog Night (talented musicians and very good entertainers), but our focus was Foreigner!  So off to the mosh pit and await the arrival of the boys.

THEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT!

Opening the set with Double Vision, they grabbed the audience by the balls and never let up.  Song after song, hit after hit, they whipped us up into a frenzy!  Every word of every song being sung back to Kelly, and the entire band fed off the vibe.  This was show that involved the audience – we were part of it.  Kelly didn’t just talk to us, he involved us.  Magic!

I have never seen Foreigner live when Lou Gramm was front man, so comparisons are irrelevant.  What Mick has done is revitalise and energise the Foreigner fan base, and introduce new fans.  For those wanting to label the current line-up as a tribute band, whatever, I disagree.  The founder has ensured that the music can live on, because as we know, Mick isn’t getting any younger.  They are living the Foreigner future.  You add the genius of Tommy Gimbel, who is extremely talented as lead guitarist, but adds flute, sax and keyboards (Cold as Ice), Jeff Pilson's production and arrangements, Chris Frazier’s frenzied drumming, Michael Bluestein’s keystrokes (then swapping with Jeff to play bass during the encore), Bruce Watson’s driving rhythm and lead, and of course the band icon, Mick.

Then Kelly – a true showman.  Strutting across stage, climbing scaffold and PA bins, climbing into the mosh pit during the songs to “high five” fans, and pinching the big screen camera to film the band and the crowd are all memories that will live with me forever.

Then after whipping the crowd into a frenzy, the call for more rang out, and back they came.  More hits during the encore and then the final bow to the audience and throwing of guitar picks into the throng – I got a Tommy Gimbel one, my brother (who plays bass in his own band, got Jeff Pilson’s) – fitting really.

So, they came, they rocked, and now they are gone.  My only hope is that they remember this small, two island country at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, and think, hey, we had a great time there, and the fans “got it”.  We need to go back.

That is a dream I hope the band can fulfil.
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Ask the Band / Re: New Foreigner Fans Just wondering??
« Last post by SoUrgent on February 12, 2015, 04:14:10 pm »
Welcome to the board, Brad and Kim!

Your reaction to the band is not unusual. For first timers seeing Foreigner, many are blown away by just how good they are live, how tight their music is, how alive and engaging the shows are, and how friendly all of the musicians are- assuming you have the chance to meet them. Mick Jones has surrounded himself with top-notch musicians that continue to carry the legacy that is Foreigner- all of their backgrounds are rich with credentials, education, bands they've supported, toured, and recorded with, etc.

Haha, 9 times in 10 months? That is normal for many Foreigner fans! Many on the board that comment around here do the same thing. Seeing Foreigner is ADDICTIVE!
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Ask the Band / Re: New Foreigner Fans Just wondering??
« Last post by SU_5757 on February 12, 2015, 11:09:44 am »
Can't say you're crazy, ya just have a bit of catching up to do.  Many of us would likely do the same if the travel wasn't a limiting factor. It sounds like you've covered a lot of ground.
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