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Old 02-10-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default Coming from Australia for Appleton Mar30

After admiring Gordon's music since the 1970s, I finally decided I had to get to one of his concerts. I'm leaving Australia on Mar28, crossing the date line, arriving in Milwaukee Mar28 (on flight UA5829) & attending the Appleton Mar30 concert with a friend from Milwaukee (section Dress 2, row F, seats 205 & 206). Can't wait to be there! I hope he performs "Shadows" or anything from "East of Midnight". Leaving USA Apr4 & arriving back in Australia Apr6.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
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This sounds good Dave, welcome to Corfid. Hope you have a grand time at your Lightfoot concert.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:01 PM   #3
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Amazing,Dave, I have recently been in touch with my old 1960's Montreal day's pal David Moxey who is now in Melbourne with assorted Lightheads like Mende Joveski,Newsgrouper Peter Treloar, Ron Chidgey with whom we dined on the Southbank in April 2007)
see my recent posting to:-
http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=12816
I know Mr Moxey's son is in BC at the moment so when I saw your posting I hoped that just maybe "my" David had decided to come over.
Anyway unfortunately under your present plans you will not be around at the time of Gord's May Massey Hall concerts the holy grail of the Lightfoot experience despite what DSR believes. Now as far as songs go Gord has settled into a rather limited list of songs in rotation, mostly carefully selected to suit his current vocal range and abilities. Over the last couple of years Shadows has been often played plus from that album as one of his major US hits Carefree Highway and the Watchman often gets an airing. But as far as EOM goes the only song fairly regularly featured is one of my own all time favourites Let It Ride.Whatever you are assured of a splendid concert.
I am personally endeavouring to try to get all Melbourne fans together,(a feat we failed in last April) so when you return now that you have crept out of the woodwork no doubt you can join in. May I suggest thst you arrange a meeting, where you could report to the others there on your North American visit, which sounds to me a great idea.
May I recommend a meeting at the simply splendid Pelican Pantry "training Cafe" on the Mornington Peninsula at Hastings where Ron and his wife took us in April,
the me and u is hard to find on line but here is a view from inside the cafe:-

http://www.mpgourmet.com.au/gourmetdining.asp
alternatively perhaps you and your mate in Milwaukee (though he may never be that famous!!!) could prearrange to attend one of our Friday evening ( 9PM New Time time.. but Saturday morning/afternoon in Melbourne chat sessions). if you can announce it here beforehand then I am sure the egregarious and splendid fellow from Frankton (catmanron ) will come in as well
Have a great trip and enjoy!!
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:45 PM   #4
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Hi Dave and WOW...good 4 u! Have a great trip and enjoy!!!
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:26 PM   #5
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yo dave, can you take me in your suitcase? i'm also in melbourne (Up in Preston).. what suburb are you from?
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:28 PM   #6
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Hi Dave. I thought we were travelling a long ways to Appleton (325 miles) but you win hands down.

My wife and I will be in: Dress 1, Row A, Seats 229-230.

I wrote your ticket location down and will try to find you before the concert or during intermission.

Safe travels, mate !!

John - Minnesota
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:55 AM   #7
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I'll be there as well! My friends and I are seated in C-ORCH, Row DD, Seats 123-125. Hope we can all find a chance to say hello!

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Old 02-11-2008, 10:24 AM   #8
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Hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy the concert, I know you will!!
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:23 PM   #9
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Wow, you are one devoted fan! Have a safe trip and a great time.
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:09 PM   #10
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Have a safe trip and a wonderful time at the concert!
Check here for reviews/set lists of the shows leading up to Appleton..
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:13 PM   #11
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Gee, thanks to all who have replied & wished me well for my journey & I look forward to maybe seeing some of you at the Appleton concert. To johnfowles, thanks for inviting me to a Lightfoot chat forum, but I don't think I'll have time in the next few weeks. To joveski, greetings from your gobsmacked neighbour in Box Hill North! To seafarer62 John, good luck with your 325-mile journey from Minnesota to the Appleton concert. (I'm attending with Sue, who lived in Minneapolis for a few years before moving home to Milwaukee.)
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:05 PM   #12
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ah, box hill north!. i know someone who lives in Nallarah Grove up there
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:16 PM   #13
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This is the first time I HAVEN'T had to travel a distance to see Gordon--not that I ever minded! It just gave me more time to listen to him in the car on my travels to and from concerts.

I live close to Appleton and am very familiar with it. Let me know if anyone needs any directions or info (parking, etc). It's small so pretty easy to navigate.
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