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Old 09-28-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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Just checked Wayne's site and saw that Gordons first confirmed concert in 2008 will be on Oct. 17th in Cerritos, CA!!!!

Hopefully more dates will be added soon - I have to make plans....


P.S. Even Pollstar listed it already - they're fast....

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Old 09-28-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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Yes indeed ! I got my Pollstar notification at 11:57 AM. Let's hope that more are added quickly...

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Old 09-28-2007, 01:33 PM   #3
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October!?..
You mean I gotta do this all again NEXT year..?..
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well..
ok then..
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:38 PM   #4
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re: "I have to make plans.."

You're a pistol young lady..
I'll say that..
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #5
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Hi Claudia,

If you want any help making plans I will help. Just let me where you want to go and when.

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Old 09-28-2007, 02:14 PM   #6
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Hi Claudia,
You mean I have to wait till October for them to come out to California?! Guess I have to make some travel plans. Of course you could already start planning your trip out here.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:23 PM   #7
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Claudia,

I second that.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:38 PM   #8
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Fun! Can't wait to see more dates get added!

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Old 09-28-2007, 04:59 PM   #9
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October!?..
You mean I gotta do this all again NEXT year..?..
;-)

well..
ok then..


Yes RJ, I know it's a real hardship.... But I know you'll be tough enough to make it through again - with 'a little help of your (corfid) friends', lol.

Let's hope he comes near our hometown as well so we'll have an excuse to get all back together again - I had a great time with you guys last weekend!!!

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Old 09-28-2007, 05:01 PM   #10
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If GL comes to Nashville again, I'd love to meet some of you. It would be alot of fun.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:09 PM   #11
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Hi Claudia,

If you want any help making plans I will help. Just let me where you want to go and when.

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Hi Dore,

thanks for your offer - I might get back to you later next year. Oct. 17th already is a good date - one more concert a day later and it would be perfect... Haven't been in CA for years. Would be fun to meet with you folks at the west coast.
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:21 PM   #12
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Claudia,

Hope you can make it out to California. Dore, Kerstin and I will treat you like royalty!! We will DEFINITELY be at Cerritos (it's only 25 miles from me). And I'm sure there will be more dates in California... maybe even at the beginning of the year, like in 2007.
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:32 PM   #13
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Thanks Kathy! I really hope I can manage to come over!! But beware: You'll hear a lot of German between Kerstin and me, lol.
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:42 PM   #14
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re: Let's hope he comes near our hometown..

Indeed.. though one more Florida runthrough works for me as well (lived in Pinellas County for years, go at least twice a year, and got lots'a peeps down there still).. You'd be welcomed in the land of sunshine and palm trees Claudia.. I'd definitely make a south Florida sweep in '08 my own self with much glee and sense of good adventure etc., and they seem to do Florida about every other year.. If the voice is strong as the will.. then Clearwater, Sarasota, West Palm, etc... next year I bet.. that's my predict..
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:48 PM   #15
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Yep, my guess is he's hitting FL at the beginning of '08. Can't blame him, would love to get away from -20 myself in Jan./Feb.
I lived in Miami for a couple of months - long, long time ago, when I was still (very) young...:-)) I really love Florida, "crazy beach people", one of my friends used to say...
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Thanks Kathy! I really hope I can manage to come over!! But beware: You'll hear a lot of German between Kerstin and me, lol.
I guess I'd better get crackin' on my Berlitz tapes!!
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:35 PM   #17
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I really hope he gets to Humphries by the Bay in San Diego. I was so disappointed that Gord didn't play there this year. HUMPHRIES, HUMPHRIES, HUMPHRIES! (or is it humphrey's)?

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:01 PM   #18
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Hi TC,

I know that Gordon really likes playing Humphrey's. When I saw him at the beginning of this year Gordon told me he would like to come back to Humphrey's. I suspect that the schedule was set. So, maybe my Peeps and I will get to meet you during GordQuest 2008.

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:14 PM   #19
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Hi Dream Street Rose,

Wow ! You've been to 12 Lightfoot concert this year, must be some kind a record. I know you must have been happy with all of them, but is there one that would stand out ? And if so for what reason ?
Just curious, and BTW Congrats ! That's really something. You may hold a new record here.

Lightfoot Devotee Indeed !!!

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Old 10-05-2007, 05:36 AM   #20
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Yes Jesse Joe,

It has been a truly wonderful year. I look back at the 30 some years I have been listening to and following Gordon and orchestra and wonder where the time has gone. The answer to your question if one concert stands out is not easy to answer. Keeping in mind that I am an "aging groupie/stocker" (lol), here is my answer.

The first 4 were in my own state of CA and all pretty close by. Those were my favorites because they were the first of the season, Gordon looked good and of course the guys in the orchestra were perfect, as always. Four nights in a row was amazing.

The three concerts in Texas were good except it was so hot and humid. The first one in Austin was an outdoor venue. We had to keep drinking water because our throats were so dry. Since "our guys", are professionals they played a good concert. I don't know how Gordon swallowed let alone sang. Maybe those were my favorites.

August brought Colorado. Ken and I could only attend 2 of the 4. Those might be my favorites but I think the altitude was bothering us low land people. Again it was great to see Gordon and watch and listen to how professional they all are.

Okay, Nashvile was one of the best for me this year. Gordon looked and sounded stronger that he had all year. That night was the first of three "goodie" bags I handed him on stage. He loved it and it hyped up the audience. Only one person as I am sure you remember was not a happy camper. People (not me), were yelling for Gordon to open it right then. He smiled at everyone and said, "She likes me to wait until later".

What can I say, except that Kentucky and Indiana concerts were my favorites too.

Jesse Joe, I think it is hopeless to ever get me to say one of Gordon's concerts is any better than all the rest. I have been hooked on him and his music since day one(and no Walter I do not remember when that first one was).

Thank you Jesse Joe for asking the question. Traveling with Kerstin, Kathy, a few others when they can make it and my husband Ken makes it all even more special for me. If I am lucky Bink will be with us too next year when she can.

I am sure all of you are tired of reading this but thank you for letting me share and for being my "special" friends who understand how I feel.



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Old 10-05-2007, 08:48 AM   #21
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Thank's for a great reply Dream Street Rose...


Before finding this Corfid board, I really thought I was the only biggest fan of his. With good reasons, because I have yet to meet people around me, who are like us Lightheads. I am a Lightfoot fan since 1969, when I bought my first LP, 'Did She Mention My Name,' for the only song I knew of him then being, 'Black Day In July', which of course was on the LP.

I've had people tell me, he's different, he's ok, even one guy on the CB radio in the early 80's say, "Gordon Lightfoot has to be the worst singer there is." Can you imagine that ? It hurts me to even type these words... BTW my handle on the CB radio was "LIGHTFOOT"

Before owning a computer, I wrote so many letters to many different places regarding our 'Master Poet Genius.'

The Moncton Times & Transcript, heard so much about Lightfoot from me, that now they call me "The Lightfoot Guy"... Can't say that I hate that.


As for you DSR, it is truly amazing, and Im sure Gord must appreciate your devotion.

Lightfoot is magic...

~Jesse~

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Old 10-05-2007, 09:56 AM   #22
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Before finding this Corfid board, I really thought I was the only biggest fan of his. With good reasons, because I have yet to meet people around me, who are like us Lightheads.

~Jesse~
From the few Corfidians I have met recently, there does seem to be an instant bond...sort of like finding a long-lost sister or brother or twin you never knew you had. For me, there is an immediate affection, connection and feeling of ease and comfort in finally, FINALLY finding someone who understands...

And that is why I would highly encourage you, if you have never done it, to seek each other out at future Gordon Lightfoot concerts!
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Thank's Gitchigumee, I sure can understand that, and will keep your idea in mind...
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As for you DSR, it is truly amazing, and Im sure Gord must appreciate your devotion.

Lightfoot is magic...

~Jesse~[/QUOTE]


Hope I did this quote thing right. If not, please forgive me. I am still learning.

Wow, Jesse Joe, you have made my day and more. I know Gordon appreciates my devotion because he has told me so for many years. My wonderful friend Kimmy, encouraged me to do some traveling this year, so I did. The first time Gordon and the other guys saw me out of California thay were so surprised. Now, they never know when I will show up. It is fun to suprise them all. I am so lucky. Gordon thanked me after every show for coming. I have watched him grow into the wonderful, loving,caring, appreciative and( all that is good), man he is today.

Of course you are right again when you claim Lightfoot is magic. His music has helped me through many rough and troubled times. His words to me have incouraged me to go on when I have wanted to give up. I will always be greatful to Gordon, Barry Harvey, Terry, Barry, Rick and Mike for all they have given me. As my friends know, I always say me because it is always about me (lol).

I look forward to meeting more Lightheads from here next year.

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From the few Corfidians I have met recently, there does seem to be an instant bond...sort of like finding a long-lost sister or brother or twin you never knew you had. For me, there is an immediate affection, connection and feeling of ease and comfort in finally, FINALLY finding someone who understands...

And that is why I would highly encourage you, if you have never done it, to seek each other out at future Gordon Lightfoot concerts!
Gitch~

Yeh!! You got that right!!! It's a feeling that is even hard to put into words, but it's wonderful. Meeting several of you Cordians before the Minneapolis Show made the show even more magical!

Oh, and Borderstone, way back in the pre-computer age, you had a fellow Gord fan here who was writing more letters, to many places and people. Had penpals that I'd found in the "Goldmine" Magazine. We wrote back and forth very often. That was in the 70's and into the eighties. Then, when we got the internet, every changed so quickly. Wonder where those people are now?? Are any of you here?? We used to wait for the itinerary to come out every year in the mail. That was exciting! Just made my year. I still have those and the envelopes that they came in.....just like they were
sacred. It's been an wonderful 30 years!!! And then so sad, anxious and concerned, when Gord became ill. But, I'm sure that none of us gave up hope and so many prayers were offered up, that I can't but think that collectively, his family,friends, and fans, really prayed him and willed him through that long ordeal.

What a beautiful coming together of the minds and the spirits of Gord fans. Is there anything else quite like it???

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