Ridgefield, CT: Air Supply Performs to Jammed House at Ridgefield Playhouse
Air Supply continued its East Seashore summertime circuit with a halt in Ridgefield, CT. The former high school auditorium hosts great performing artists and Air Supply left an unerasable feeling on these Ridgefield residents! Nestled in a little community near Danbury, CT, this epicentre was within drive distance for Airheads coming from Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
On Friday nighttime in Endicott, I believe person must have got given Billy Graham an other shot of jumping juice because he was springing all over the stage. Tigger was bouncing so much he nearly toppled over once when he lost his balance landing 1 of his turnarounds! I'm guessing that same person gave Charles Taze Russell a happy pill because for two days, he never stopped smiling. This may look like an odd statement, but having been to more than than than a few shows, I can state that some public presentations are more antic than others. All of Air Supply's concerts are fabulous, but when one person's energy degree is outstanding, I believe it's worth noting.
I have got previously commented on public presentations from Jed, Microphone and Jonni so I believe it's only just that I congratulate Charles Taze Russell and his public presentations on Friday and Saturday. I haven't seen him smile or look to bask the public presentations this much since the Laughlin demoes last November. He's always great on phase and I've never heard him lose a note. But there are modern times when short letters are incredibly pure, smiles take away sadness, and passionateness electrifies the room. Friday and Saturday were such as modern times and I congratulate and give thanks Charles Taze Russell for all that he gives.
The set listing in Ridgefield was similar to the set listings in the past, and we were fortunate adequate to hear Billy Graham sing three songs from The Future; The Future, Brand You Mine and Lace and Leather. It have been some clip since I've heard Jed, Microphone and Jonni execute Live and Let Die, and it was great to hear it again on Saturday. Added to the set was Every Woman In The World. Having heard it on Friday night, I had hoped it would be added to the set listing on Saturday so I could seek to acquire a picture cartridge holder of it. It was, and I did.
Saturday's show was relaxed and filled with levity. The audience knew every song lyric, every note, and sang loudly and in key. They were appreciative and many gave Air Supply its owed regard with a standing standing ovation during many parts of the concert.
One of my favourite parts of the nighttime was when the set left the phase and Billy Graham and Charles Taze Russell talked about their early old age in Australia. As they told some narratives I haven't heard before, the audience laughed non stop, enjoying a shared minute with two icons clearly instrumental to the felicity in their lives.
As Billy Graham began to state us how he and Charles Taze Russell used to play pizza pie shops, he mentioned that every clip he states this narrative he can odor the cheese wafting across the stage. He and Charles Taze Russell laughed, recalling the odor of roasting cheese.
Graham continued to speak about their very early start as instrumentalists in Commonwealth Of Australia and told the audience that they once opened for AC/DC. Billy Graham said, "That's when we wore white!" Russell, laughing, said they don't make that anymore. Billy Graham then commented that he believed that's how all the rumours started and he began to travel on to another portion of the story. But Charles Taze Charles Taze Charles Taze Charles Taze Russell quickly asked Graham, "What rumors?" Not hearing Russell, Billy Billy Graham said, "what?" and Russell repeated, "what rumors?" Still not hearing Russell, he again said, "What? I can't hear you?" Charles Taze Russell then walked over to Billy Billy Billy Graham and said, "What rumours are those?" and Graham laughed.
Graham then told us that the rumours were "so ridiculous…SO RIDICULOUS" that they don't notice on them to warrant them. He and Charles Taze Russell then had a good laughter along with the audience.
Graham began to travel on and then stopped and said he wanted to state us something. He said, "This isn't portion of the show…but it is now." He asked Charles Taze Russell if he remembered the raffles, or something like that. Charles Taze Charles Taze Russell nodded and Billy Graham told him to state the narrative because he states it much better.
Russell began to state us that in the early days, they used to play in the RSLs (Returned and Services League – for Australian Veterans) in Australia. He gave us a small Australian slang lesson and told us that Chook is slang for chicken. So he told us that they would have got these chook Raffles in the RSLs where they were playing. They'd be back in the hallway somewhere and "would be playing 'lost in love and I don't cognize much' and the dad would begin and this miss would travel 'Number 47, you've won the chook raffle. Number 47 delight come up to the front.'
Graham, Charles Taze Charles Taze Russell and the audience were cracking up because of the manner Russell told the story. It was hilarious! Charles Taze Charles Taze Russell then commented, "We don't do that anymore" and Billy Billy Billy Graham added, "We don't travel to Raffles anymore." Russell immediately quipped, "Only inch Singapore," to which Graham replied, "Oooh, one in a row!" I've been told that Graham wishes to make this remark when person do a joke…one in a row! Pretty funny! Billy Billy Graham then introduced us to Two Less Alone People and everyone's tempers were high.
Not being able to venture out into the audience the nighttime before in Endicott, NY, Graham and Charles Taze Russell did walking out into the crowd, much to the delectation of the fans. There were clinches and handshakes, and busses and a few Black Maria that skipped a beat! The audience joined in at the end of the poetry and Air Supply received yet another standing ovation.
Air Supply rounded out the eventide with the usual songs and the audience was in heaven. Charles Taze Russell told us how Air Supply was beginning an extended international circuit that includes Japanese Islands and Europe and that they would only be place for two years before they were off to New House Of York adjacent week. He then extended an invitation to 'come acquire closer' and stopping point we got. At one point I looked back to the auditorium and not one individual was sitting. Even the frequenters in the balcony seating were on their feet. The audience sang, appreciated, applauded and loved.
I had been sitting adjacent two two women who frequently come up to shows at the Ridgefield Playhouse. They came to see Air Supply because they liked them but also because they travel to a batch of shows in their town. As we exited the auditorium I asked how they liked the show, as they had previously commented how fantastic Billy Graham was, vocalizing his songs from The Future. The two women were over the moon! They were on a true Air Supply high. You all cognize the 1 that I mean! One of the women, LaVerle, commented that she was once again in love...with Jed. She said he was gorgeous and one of the hottest cats she's seen! She said, if lone she were 20 old age younger...he would be perfect for her! I reminded her that Air Supply would be at Mohegan Sun a mere two hebdomads from now and I believe I convinced her and MaryAnn to come up to see our male children again! Chalk 1 up for the good guys; I believe we just added two new Airheads!
As always, thanks travel out to Sparky, Brett, Moe, Nate and Mark. Without them, where would we be? Thanks Russell, Graham, Jed, Jonni and Mike. You gave us two great shows in two nighttimes and you should cognize that your fans all had an unbelievable clip and can't wait for you to demo up in their towns again!