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Monday, September 3, 2012

Tony Bennett Packed the House

Posted by on Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Kids love him!
  • SUZI PRATT
  • Kids love him!
Tony Bennett. He was Tony Bennett. What can we say here? He was the Tony Bennettest Tony Bennett who ever Tony Benetted. He was up there smiling away, holding his arms out, one time he twirled and everyone died of happiness, he didn’t really act like he was 8 million years old, but also a hologram might’ve done the trick, too? KeyArena was PACKED. Tony Bennett packed that house like you wouldn’t believe. The ushers were turning people away when I got there, although seats could be scrounged if you were willing to search. People were jostling each other, elbowing each other to try to get in, carrying beers. Carrying big full beers into the Tony Bennett concert! I kept wondering if people actually knew who he was or if they made a mistake. But they knew! They kept saying, “It’s Tony Bennett!” I was impressed with the youths’ enthusiasm. Here! More pictures. TONY BENNETT.
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  • SUZI PRATT

Does he look a little like... Sean Penn?
  • SUZI PRATT
  • Does he look a little like... Sean Penn?

Moves like Jagger.
  • SUZI PRATT
  • Moves like Jagger.

 

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Tony Bennett's Bumbershoot performance in 1991 remains the best live show I've ever seen. It's good to know he's still packing the place.
Posted by Rainytown on September 4, 2012 at 11:53 AM · Report this
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Mr Bennett is the only singer I have queued for tickets to see! I did it twice!! Both pre1990. My dear mom and I devoted fans. I still am. Mr Bennett's voice is still rich and powerful! What a brilliant performer. Hope to see him again on day.
Posted by DidiBrit on September 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM · Report this
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I was lucky enough to catch him at the Paramount earlier this year. What a band he has! It's not often I've been kept so artfully in the palm of a performer's hand. As he neared the end of his famous closer, an unmiked, a cappella "Fly Me to the Moon", the audience didn't dare breathe, and the vocalgasm sent tears streaming down my face.
Posted by gloomy gus on September 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
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I was right there on the floor in the second row near center. It was the most magical time. His voice has not changed. I don't know how he does it. He is amazing. He brought tears to my eyes and those of even grown men sitting nearby with that beautiful voice. I was blown away. That concert could have gone on and on and on and I woulda loved every second.

I love you Mr. Tony Bennett. Thanks for a wonderful time. It was the chance of a lifetime and a dream fulfilled. I'll never forget it. Hope to see you again soon.
Posted by PamelaB on September 4, 2012 at 9:58 PM · Report this

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