OK, we were a HIT! The crowd literally roared, more so than I ever can remember for any band/performance I was ever involved in. People were on their feet from the first to the last. Joey was spellbinding with EVERY eye glued to his EVERY move. The band was on Automatic Pilot and we all just had a ball.
After I left the venue Joey met some fans from Japan(!?) who were in the audience for our set. They had two vinyl copies of the yellow Buddy Love album with them, carried from home! They didn't speak much English but they had very explicit instructions as to how they should be autograph and to who. I'm sorry I wasn't there to add my own. From Japan?!?! WOW!
The only sour note of the evening was when the film crew was denied access to the inside of the venue because of some insurance SNAFU but I and the other buddy lovers didn't let it throw us, instead the crew took video THROUGH THE WINDOW! and did their band/audience interviews outside before and after the show. Eric (the producer on site) said he got some good footage to add to Tony's film so it wasn't a bust by any stretch of the imagination, its just too bad they couldn't get the performance from inside, oh well...
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