4th row Main floor

@webeishere (36353)
United States
April 2, 2008 11:52am CST
Well as a lot of my friends here on mylot know I went to Mystic Lake casino Tuesday evening to see Etta James in concert. the tickets and hotel room were comped. We had great seats. 4th row, main floor, just to the right of the stage. Great seats and a good line of sight as well. For being 70 years old she still kicked out the notes on her blues and jazz songs. One of the best she did Tuesday night was a song about a girl wanting to be blind insted of seeing her man leave. I think it ws called, "I'd rather be blind". She sang Randy newmans "Keep Your Hat On" She also did a great version of Janis Joplins, "Piece of my heart" She really worked the crowd as well and even put a heckler in his place to a roaring round of applause from the 2200 present. She did a few of her own hits but a lot of other artists songs. She did a Prince Song, "Kiss" and many other older R7B songs and blues. All told it was a 100 minute show that was electrified. The band was called "Roots" and it was a 7 piece lues band with 5 of them being her sons and or grandsons. My wife loved the show and we were very pleased with the great seats this time. Sounds like I should have done a revue for some paper here huh? Thanks all for the opportunity to share this here. For the purpose we are here, what was the last concert you've been to? Have you ever been comped great seats for a show from a casino? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
2 Apr 08
We had great seats for a show in Las Vegas last year, but not that great. I wished we lived closer to a casino that had live shows. We live an hour and a half from Detroit. But the casino that we go to (Greektown) does not have shows, that I know of. I am glad that you had a great time.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Greektown Casino - From the Detroit Greektown Casino
Whom did you see in Vegas? Do you ever go to Mt Clemens for the casinos there? I loved Greektown and Motor City when I was back home a few years ago. Here's my Greektown mug I bought there as a souvenior. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I have one of those mugs but I got mine free, hehe.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
We got to see a bunch of impersonators. Elvis, Christina Agulara, Cher, etc.. it was pretty good.
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@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah and you forgot to tell me you were going.....Andy was gonna drive out to your place to make sure everything was okay untill i called nora and she said you were in shakopp. Im glad you had fun. My last concert was that crap andy took me to Ozzy never again will I do that even free.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Well that's good of Andy. but we did tell you well in advance. you just forgot. You had been to see Kansas back in 1979 at the Mn State Fair. You're very first concert actually. Ringo Starr is coming to Mystic. I would love some comped tix to see him. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
2 Apr 08
Well you cant actually expect me to remeber really you know me.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I guess that memory recall thingy is in the genes then? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Apr 08
The last concert I attened was the Kenny Rogers one at Christmas and it was very good! I don't go to casino's much so wouldn't find a comp here!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I never saw Kenny Rogers. I saw Roy Rogers does that count? Now I am aging myself. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yes it counts becausen I think they are brothers! LOL
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Brothers from WAYYYY back? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
2 Apr 08
That sounds like a good time, that is really nice. I would have loved to be there. As for your question, its been ages since I went to a concert. As for comps, for the casino, I am happy if I get to eat free. I have never gotten comps like the ones you get. That is really nice of the casino to give you such great comps like that.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I had a blast as did the wife. I was surprised that she actually enjoyed this type of music. She doesn't really like it when I play the CDs in the car. Anyhow in the past 12 months I think I've been comped tix for concerts maybe 6 times or 7. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I know you have earned some great comps, I also know you like to go to the casino. Do they give you those great comps because you are sucha high roller or are they just generous. The casinos in Detroit are tight with there comps, but then I am a cheap gambler. I can't afford to gamble with alot of money.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I use my card each and every time I go. I do spend a bit but i wouldn't calssify myself as a HIGH ROLLER. I'd like to be caonsidered that. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
3 Apr 08
Bob, I am jealous. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. My daughter loves Etta James and would have enjoyed seeing her in concert. Maybe one day, who knows.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Apr 08
She would have loved the show then. Etta was very active with the crowd. She couldn't stand for long though due to a stroke she had awhile back. But she really worked the crowd very well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mummymo (23707)
3 Apr 08
Sounds like a fantastic concert AGB and I am glad you had great seats! I have never been to a caasino never mind got comped tickets for a show at one! I am trying to think what the last concert I went to was and I think it was when I took my Gran to see Brendan Shine for her Birthday almost 2 years ago! He is an Irish singer who also plays accordion and I grew up listening to him! He too is in his 70's and spent over 2 hours singing, dancing and playing accordion with gusto! xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Bummah! I am hoping I get comped tix for Ringo Starr or even Larry the Cable guy's show(s). Kewl deal. I played the accordian when I was a small lad.. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB!!~
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Despite the snow, you still had a great time. Kewl! The only concerts I have really been to were with my parents at a historic theater in Joliet, IL called The Rialto. I remember seeing Ronnie Milsap and some other guy who's name escaped me at the moment and a few others I can't recall. We were supposed to see Barbra Mandrell but she ended up cancelling cause of a bus accident (I think). This was back when I was in high school so I don't remember it all. My parents always got seats way in the back which sucked big time for me when I wanted to be close to the front.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Ronnie Milsap was a great entertainer. I saw him in Michigan a long time ago as well. I hate sitting way in back. This auditorium at Mystic lake casino seats 2200 and there is now a single bad seat actually. But the 4th row was awesome as a freebie. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
4 Apr 08
gosh I never had money to go to concerts, the last one I went to might have been in 1975 when I took my aunt to an englebert humperdinck concert. I would love to see a wonderful jazz concert.
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