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Old 04-07-2008, 01:44 AM   #1
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The show last night was fantastic!
Gordon's voice held up very well throughout the entire concert and he looked happy and relaxed.
I was close to the stage and had a great view of him while he was singing. One of the things I love about that is the ability to see his facial expressions as he sings...it was great!
He seemed so happy and appreciative each time the audience hollered out and clapped for him. It was really special to see the joy he felt as he performed for us...it really made me happy to see him so happy.

At one point, a lady called out from somewhere behind me and yelled to him that she loved him. Gordon smiled and said, "well thanks, that's always nice to hear from a woman".

He told a really lame joke.... how long is the fur on a rabbit's back?
Answer...about three minutes.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:52 AM   #2
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He said that he started playing the Star Plaza venue in 1981 and that he had played there nine or ten times...at least I think that's what he said...people around me were talking so I couldn't hear him very well.

We got to hear Minstrel of the Dawn, which made me happy because I love that song. Also got Don Quixote, another favorite of mine, Alberta Bound and Canadian RR Trilogy. I was more than happy to hear all of those songs but my friends were a little let down at not hearing Early Mornin' Rain and I missed Old Dan's Records.
His voice sounded so strong and true as he sang EF that it gave me goosebumps. That song is so haunting.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:04 AM   #3
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The only trouble that popped up was during Shadows when he forgot the lyrics.
He stopped playing completely and muttered "Oh jesus", under his breath, took a minute to compose himself and then picked up and started playing and singing again.
I know he probably could have done without that moment but it just made him seem so human to me that it added to the experience of seeing him live.

I had such a great time but now I wish I had tickets for at least ten more shows....lol.
Once is not enough...

He really is very witty and entertaining along with being a talented singer/songwriter.

I can't think of much else to tell you right now but I will add more later if anything comes to mind.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:40 AM   #4
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The show last night was fantastic!
Gordon's voice held up very well throughout the entire concert and he looked happy and relaxed.
I was close to the stage and had a great view of him while he was singing. One of the things I love about that is the ability to see his facial expressions as he sings...it was great!
He seemed so happy and appreciative each time the audience hollered out and clapped for him. It was really special to see the joy he felt as he performed for us...it really made me happy to see him so happy.

At one point, a lady called out from somewhere behind me and yelled to him that she loved him. Gordon smiled and said, "well thanks, that's always nice to hear from a woman".

He told a really lame joke.... how long is the fur on a rabbit's back?
Answer...about three minutes.


Hi Nightingale,

Thanks for your reviews. Will it help you understand Gordon's joke if you insert the word "hare", where the word "fur" is? My sisters had to explain the joke to me for days before I got it. Thank you for joining our family.

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:35 AM   #5
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Very good to hear your review Nightingale. Thank you for sharing and happy you enjoyed the concert.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:36 AM   #6
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Hi Nightingale,

Thanks for your reviews. Will it help you understand Gordon's joke if you insert the word "hare", where the word "fur" is? My sisters had to explain the joke to me for days before I got it. Thank you for joining our family.

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I hear he tells that joke from time to time, but I still dont get it.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:46 AM   #7
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I hear he tells that joke from time to time, but I still dont get it.
Really Omer it is very simple.it is all about mistaken identity.
And it is in exactly the same category as another old chestnut
"we all make mistakes" as the hedgehog said as he got off the scrubbing brush. geddit???
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:55 AM   #8
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Thanks for the concert review - sounds like you had a great time!

Gord told that hare/rabbit joke during last year's tour, but I still got a kick out of it when told it this year. LOL

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Old 04-07-2008, 09:03 AM   #9
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Thanks for the review....
As far as the joke goes. (Rabbit Life)

A rabbit is a prey animal, in order to stay around, they have to be fast and smart, and have a lot of other rabbits around to become the prey instead. Hence the life span of a wild rabbit isn't very long. Therefore the joke does make sense, although it isn't real thought provoking.

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Old 04-07-2008, 09:24 AM   #10
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Ok...
I can also see it the other way also...
It way it could be quick... the end of life or the beginning of life

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Old 04-07-2008, 10:20 AM   #11
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Thanks for the very nice review Nightingale! I'm so happy to know you had a chance to go and had such a great time !
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:35 AM   #12
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the joke speaks to the sex life (in minutes) of rabbits/hares..
lol
omigoodness..
How long is the hare on a rabbit's back..?? Gord's idea of a risque joke..
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:00 PM   #13
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OK then, I was ready to accept Kevin & John's explanation. But I guess what you say Charlene is maybe the real joke ?
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:36 PM   #14
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tust me - that's the joke...I don't need to draw a picture do I??
lol
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:50 PM   #15
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C'mon Jesse Joe, PLEASE grasp the concept before Charlene starts drawing pictures. We've already been through the profanity wringer.
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tust me - that's the joke...I don't need to draw a picture do I??
lol
Oh my !


I like this rabbit !

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Old 04-07-2008, 08:16 PM   #17
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C'mon Jesse Joe, PLEASE grasp the concept before Charlene starts drawing pictures. We've already been through the profanity wringer.

I don't think Jesse Joe can hare a word of what y'all are saying hehe bad, bad
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #18
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I loved those Blockbuster ads..made me laff like a loon every time..
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:02 PM   #19
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How long (time wise) is a hare (part of the rabbit family) on a rabbits back (because rabbits don't lay on their backs during sex). So, in other words, how long does it take a hare to copulate with a rabbit?

This is what John was alluding to, also.

Sorry I can not draw any pictures.

RM ---- there was no profanity from here either.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:02 PM   #20
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Cancun is beautiful, a little windy but still fab!!
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:37 PM   #21
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:53 PM   #22
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I thought he was chasing rabbits and he was going to grab one by the 'hair' before it got away!?
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:47 PM   #23
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How long (time wise) is a hare (part of the rabbit family) on a rabbits back (because rabbits don't lay on their backs during sex). So, in other words, how long does it take a hare to copulate with a rabbit?

This is what John was alluding to, also.

Sorry I can not draw any pictures.

RM ---- there was no profanity from here either.
omigoodness..she's surfaced from the wilds of Mexico to explain about the duration of copulating rabbits ..
lol
those wascally wabbits...
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:53 AM   #24
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Oh my gosh, do I ever feel stupid!

Of course it all makes sense now that Dream Street Rose took off the fur and put the hare on the rabbits back....lol. (Thanks DSR)
It also helped that the rest of you spelled it out and I am so glad we didn't have to have pictures....lol.

The Rest Of The Story....

I didn't want to admit to my friends that I didn't get the joke either, so when they asked me what it meant, I took my best shot and explained that it meant that it took three minutes to skin the hair off of a rabbit.
My friend from Chicago is an animal lover and looked absolutley horrified as she shrieked out, "Oh my god....Gordon Lightfoot skins rabbits?"

Hmmmmm....I think I have some explaining to do....lol.
I just hope PETA doesn't come knocking on his door or worse yet, the tabloids get a hold of the rumor...giggle...

You guys have my back, right?
We alll lknow that nasty rumor started in Ohio
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Cancun is beautiful, a little windy but still fab!!

Are they playing any Gordon Lightfoot music on the radio in Cancun Mexico brink- ? Have a great time and do take care.

I had a friend call me from there once and it was 105 F.
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