Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Two Amazing AVA And Concert Filled Nights

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                     So the amazing casino I work at has concerts this time of year all the time.  The selections are all over the board with even Snoop Dog coming to town next month.  There amapathereter is as amazing as the workers.   Recently I enjoyed two concerts here.  One with our oldest  and one just a few days ago with my beautiful wife as we snuck away from the kids and the small town of Benson and had a very needed date night.   Before I go with the new post    Last year our oldest and I snuck to the AVA to see Z Z Top.    Here is that past post  in case you missed it.  http://exarizonagobensonbobcats.blogspot.com/2014/09/z-z-top-concert.html

I am looping these two posts together because they have the same theme and because I do not have very many pictures from either.    I also hope that these posts are seen in a very positive light by all   especially my bosses.  Any way you look at it -we had an amazing time!!
Neon Pepsi sign through the trees.
Last month our oldest and I snuck away to the Fall Out Boy concert.
I let him pick any concert he wanted to go in the long line up, for a late birthday present. 
And this is the one he picked. 
I have to admit this really was not my cup of coffee and I love coffee!
I only found I knew two of the songs in the full line up.
BUT they put on a really good show.
With fireworks, a huge crowd following, and fire balls!
All night I attempted to film the fire balls, but alas, never did manage to snap a picture.
Just inside the great entry way   was the largest line I have seen in a great time.  Maybe ever.
This line was to purchase T shirts and such.
And we noticed that some people were in line for the full concert. 
  A dj played as it grew darker. 
And than around seven o clock it was time for the opening act.  
A very energetic Hoody Allen.
And the crowd went wild!
I have to admit that the thing that bugged me most about this concert
was not the noise or the angry teens, or the even angrier  30 somethings in the crowd.
It was that everyone seemed to be watching the live concert through a screen.
Yes I took some pictures   but I than enjoyed the thrill of being at a live venue.
Many  in fact almost all around us seemed to tape the entire show on the phone or device.
Why bother?   Just save your cash and watch them on TV or your device?
About this point the band let out a great deal of weighted floating balls. 
And the crowd went nuts!
Even more so when the balls started hitting the near by cactus and popping!
All in all it was a great experience.  Although the concert was on a Sunday night
with school the next night so we had to hurry home.
We did find that if one parks near the main entrance of the casino 
they can avoid the rush to leave.
When the new traffic lights are lit up   most of this pain and gridlock should
About a week ago my wife and I ventured here again.
This time to sneak away from the kids, eat well, gamble a little, enjoy each other-maybe
and watch Weird Al live.
Obviously a whole different ball game!
I was pleasantly surprised with how good this show was.
I had never seen him in concert just on TV.
And knew he was wild for sure.
The bits, comedy, and wardrobe changes were perfectly timed.
To make it a great experience. 
Right here I was trying to snap a picture  and this man stepped in front of me just
as the flash went off. 
I apologize for blinding you   but it was overly funny to me.
Completely different feel and crowd from the last show.
But when he pulled out some of his old classics 
the crowd went wild!
Making fun of Lady Ga Ga
No one is safe  present or from the past.
In deep thought I am sure.
We were very pleased that he did not pull out his newer "hit"  stuck in the drive through.
I have listened to the full 11 minute "song" and it was torture.  
Find it in case you like it!
At one point he started signing his version of morbid pick up lines.
He jumped off the stage   something most artists never do  
actually he started the show by walking around the whole property and than through the crowd.
And than started singing his love thoughts to random ladies in the seating area.
At empty chairs he would jump on them and attempt to dry hump the chairs.
The people around all of this went wild  cheering, getting pictures, and of course taping it all.
I had forgotten that he also sings    
Pretty fly for a white boy!
My theme song for sure. 
He came out singing this song on a Segway.
I broke my rule about hating people at concerts behind a screen and taped most of the song. 

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