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PostSubject: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:21 pm

Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008

A Readers Digest Version of My Experience

I woke up at the Crack of Dawn me and my wife left for the airport to catch our morning flight we touched down at John Wayne Airport the morning of the Concert Got our rental Car. They upgraded us to a SUV I think with the price of gas that’s not really an upgrade
Checked into our motel went shopping I pissed off my wife and then we headed on over to the Fair. First a little History the day the Tickets went on sale I had been checking EVERY day for the sale to begin including signing up on Ticketmaster for an email alert signing up on the OC fairgrounds website on there VIP list for notification etc. the morning the tickets went on sale I was on a plane going to a funeral and then at the funeral by time I found out that I not only missed pre-sale but general sales I ended up with tickets in the back of section 6 I figured oh well at least I am going. As time moved on I contemplated buying from a ticket broker 250 - 500 or more for AA BB CC etc a piece! I couldn’t bring my self to do it. Anyway when I arrived at the Fair Amphitheater I had been up for so long I was getting g a bit loopy when my My wife (Baby Blue eyes) Bless her heart says to me “why don’t you check the Box office see if they sold out? We already had tickets but I try to listen to my wife. I walk up and say “so did they sell out” the lady behind the glass then utters these words the band just released some VIP tickets they are not going to use” my response HUH? She says in the PIT my response HUH? Row DDD my response Ill take 2 face value cost. I sat 4 rows back in fact I was in front of the Administrator of the OC fairgrounds she was a very cool and leaned on the rail saw it all I am not really sure how to describe it. The impromptu Mike Ness (Social D) appearance was great I loved the comfortable interaction between Brian-Jim and Lee They worked there assess off Lee slaps the bass like a man possessed I almost felt embarrassed watching Brain make love to his guitar and Slim on the skins, tell me what s better! I wish Brian Slim and Lee knew how much their music carried me through hard times. For me to be there and see the product of their life’s work was a privilege and an Honor

To them I say Thank You Sirs

My life flashed before my eyes all the way from 83 US festivals to my hitchhike across the United States with my boom box and my three cassettes The Violent Femmes, Soundtrack to Decline of the Western Civilization and Stray Cats through my time in the SFV and the ”woods” as part of the Rockabilly scene with the Speedsters later raising two Kids and being married to a wonderful Gal for 20 years I couldn’t ask for more BUT I GOT IT

One of the Forum members did come up to me and say “hey are you the Guy from the Forum with the Blue suede shoes” I met her and her husband I introduced my wife. I shall respect their anonymity unless they want to shout out but to you I say Hi nice to meet you! Very cool

PS the worst of it I forgot my Camera at the Hotel and only got a few Cell phone pics, which I will Post later if anyone wants. And my tickets Stubs and T-Shirt shots


Questions:

Did anyone see the goofy face Slim made for the camera at the end?

Is the video of the concert ever available from the big screen?

Which Guitar did Brian use for the most of the show was it the Original or on of the BS reissues?

Thanks for listening

Some Random Highlight

The Leopard Skin Guitar
Brian’s Hair during “Hair Pomped High” Line
Lee Rockers Intensity
Brian Having Fun with Feedback
Slims Jumps
Mike Ness appearance
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:44 pm

Wow - what luck for the tix!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:44 pm

onefin, what a great story! Thank you so much for sharing. I was literally cheering when I read that you got VIP seats, that's so awesome. I'm gonna ask about that at every gig I see on the tour Smile

Thanks also for telling us about the rental car- I had read that a lot of rental companies are "upgrading" people to use their gas guzzlers but I didn't think companies would really be that rude to people... it would appear they are! We're renting a couple cars during the course of our trip, we'll make sure to make it clear we want the most economical car in their lot!!
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PostSubject: WAS THAT A REAL 59 GRETSCH ?   Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:33 am

IT WAS A GREAT SHOW!! THAT WAS A REAL 59 GRETSCH 6120,SEE THE BLACK CAP ON THE NECK HEAL UNDER IT IS A SCREW THAT HELPS HOLD THE NECK ON!! STAY COOL Buddy
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:42 am

Fair Pics T-Shirt at the Fair




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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:44 am

T-Shirt 2 Front


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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:45 am

T-Shirt 2 Back

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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:46 am

And the Proof

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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:04 am

3 Camera Phone Pics Not very Good Im out see ya later Bye







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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:47 am

onefin wrote:
3 Camera Phone Pics Not very Good Im out see ya later Bye



Hey onefin

.. I love these pics. They've got atmosphere ...

COOL



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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:14 am

Banksy wrote:


Hey onefin

.. I love these pics. They've got atmosphere ...



Banksy

Yeah, I agree. Fun pictures. I LOVE the event t shirt with the date! I was so happy to see they'd made up one like that. (Psst-did anyone see the "unofficial" shirt they were selling after the concert? Black with white graphics of the Cats head logo and the date and venue's name on the back. They even spelled Setzer right!) Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:15 am

Yes I did 10 bucks was the growing rate I was asked but didnt buy one 30 bucks was the price of the official Ts
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I was told by the seller that the concert date on back was a rarity also
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:26 am

anyone has pictures of the merchandise boot??? just wonder what was for sale
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:13 pm

I shall no longer be nameless....it was I how introduced myself. It was nice meeting you and your wife. My husband and I ahd a blast!
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:58 pm

Well, Hello Again

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Greeing and Slutations


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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:03 pm

Ben_NL SAID "anyone has pictures of the merchandise boot??? just wonder what was for sale"

Yes I posted some links to more pics from some buddy's of mine in the thread titled Link to more Photos OC Amphitheater Concert and Video under LIVE SHOW DISCUSSION they include Merchandise pics other than the t-Shirts I got Although they had no Stckers Patches etc just T-Shirts
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:15 am

only thing for sale of couse were the two shirts shown above. a couple of others and the brixton dvd and cd
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:29 pm

Hey guys,
I think I read somewhere that Lee sang a song, but which was it?
Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:51 pm

Lee took over vocal duties on "Bring It Back Again".
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:02 pm

TommyM wrote:
Lee took over vocal duties on "Bring It Back Again".
-Tommy

Thanks for your precision, Tommy, and like everybody here, I'd like to thank you for the great pics and the job you're doing on this site; you're so popular, you could be the 4th (stray?) cat!

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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:03 am

Thanks Frenchy. I am happy to help. But everyone knows that Tommy Byrnes is the real "4th Stray Cat". Haha!
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PostSubject: Re: Orange County Fairgrounds Stray Cats July 22 2008   Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:52 am

Well, the first name is the same, so everyone can choose his 4th cat; for me, and without hurting or flattering anybody, the initials are T.M ! Wink

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