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Folks, it doesn't get any better than this!

Travel Forums General Talk Folks, it doesn't get any better than this!

1. Posted by Deleted4 (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y

I’m here in Jakarta. I did a 1-day stopover in L.A. to visit relatives on my way over here (Friday evening). Check this out, my cousin (the JLo looking one) tells me in advance that she would like to take me to a concert after dinner (I have to pay for the dinner, so okay with that). So I figure: nice dinner & martini, then go hear some symphony at the L.A. music center, and I’m thinking, “borrrring”. Anyhow we wind up in Anaheim at the place where the Mighty Ducks play hockey. The place is called Arrowhead Pond, and is right next to Disneyland. This turns out to be a private (or semi-private) concert for some convention called NAMM (North American Music Merchandisers?).
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<br />So, this private concert sponsored by Yamaha turns out to be a tribute to Elton John. Fifteen (15) artists come out, and each one of them does an Elton John song. This was no slacker line-up. Among the fifteen were Jewel, Ray Charles, Norah Jones, Bruce Hornsby, Brian Wilson, Diana Krall, Vanessa Carlton, etc. Ray Charles brought the house down, and Norah Jones has to have the most seductive voice I have ever heard. Like the kind that can wreck ships.
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<br />After the 15 songs, then Elton John himself comes out and does 10 of his own. A 25-song concert. What a deal!! I can’t describe what a great show this was. I didn’t catch on till later that the band playing for the 15 singers was the Elton John band, except for a few like Norah Jones who brought their own bands.
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<br />The crowd appeared to be mid-30’s thru mid-50’s. The venue was great, as the arena is pretty swank. We had seats at the club level, courtesy of Mitsubishi.
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<br />The consulting gig here in Jakarta is going well. I'm at the Jakarta Hilton. It's a nice complex. Nice cigar shop with a walk-in humidor, and I can get my fill of Cuban cigars smoked, since they are banned in the U.S.
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<br />Folks, it doesn't get any better than this!
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<br />Cheers,
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<br />Mike

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 13y


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<br />Nice one Mike.. some people have all the fun!

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y

And Mike, who is this cousin of yours?????
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