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pre concert report from CB:

Says the line to get in the theatre went from the front of the building down the street to the parking garage and downstairs one floor. Merchandise table is bombarded. Theatre gorgeous, red velvet curtains, architecture beautiful, large crown over the stage. She talked to a security guard who said that Clay spent most of the afternoon working with the kids. These are local performers who are doing The Nutcracker and are so thrilled to be working with Clay

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WILLIAM JOSEPH HAS STARTED HIS SET!

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Wm Joseph is about to start! Very high energy, the theatre is PACKED!!! There are three levels of balconies, only the very top one has a few open seats!! More later when Clay comes on!!

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William on now...same outfit as Denver...faded blue jeans, dark shirt...I can hear him tickling the ivories!!

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CP said that guard said that Clay was very happy this afternoon.

Jerome and Nick making rounds in the theatre.

The place looks almost full...2 balconies and both look full. Lots and lots of men..men coming in even without women. 35-40% men

There are a whole bunch of CB people there!

During DSIAFCD, they will be lighting plastic candle glowsticks.

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I can't believe I have to post a PG warning during a CHRISTMAS show but apparently I do. *cough cough*

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EEEEEK!! Someone yelled out to Wm Joseph...will you *F* me!?!?! What if they do that to Clay!! The person has not been removed as of this post! Yikes! This really is gonna be one WHOOP A$$ concert!!

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Audience so keyed up tonight! William Joseph was wonderful..he has never had a response like this before..he got all choked up and said he was loving it...girl yelled out, I love you...another yelled you're hot

"God I'm loving this show!"

Standing O, two bows

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CP says cameras out in full force, video too...only 3 or 4 flashes so far and people are coming by with tape now. First row just a foot from the stage. She is just in awe of so many men there!

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From CH and CB:

Hair cut

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Curtains rising to the music, layer after layer opening up.

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Just popping in to say that I talked with CMP during the intermission and Little John from Atlantic City is there!!! Life is good!

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Clay up there with all the little kids ringing bells. Different set-up tonight.

"Clay is hotter than a firecracker!!!"

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Standing on the steps with the biggest smile on his face.

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Children gather around and listen..............

The angel is singing................and he sounds amazing! *sigh*

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Merry Christmas with LOVE

Clay's voice sounds GLORIOUS.

so strong and rich even through a cellphone.

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No Jacob, No replacement!! Clay just said my name!!! Carolers sang as she opened the door.. MCWL Sounds beautiful, sincere

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At the top of the stairs with hands behind his back, one foot hanging off the stair twiddling around. She says he looks like an angel.

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CH SAYS HAIRCUT CONFIRMED!

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SLEIGH RIDE...Our cheeks are nice and rosy....

He sounds sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

Working both ends of the stage really well.

CP keeps using the word "hot"

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Just the girls, no Jacob. They are at the top of the stairs holding hands! Girls are all smiles.

Big note!!!!!!!!!!!! Dash away ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Clay standing on the stairs just nodding his head and smiling. Audience and Clay giggling. Well audience giggling, Clay cliggling!

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Christmas Serenade...stressing a lot of notes, giving it the Clay treatment

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Sleigh Ride was great! Where's my bubble wrap? Its time to thud over Jingle Bells!

I love it when he sings, "Dash away, dash away, dash away all..................he makes you feel like you're flying! His voice is really strong and powerful. I can see the smile on his face just by hearing his voice!

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What a joyful rendition of Jingle Bells that is. I can listen every night and enjoy it more each time!

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You can hear a pin drop....everyone in awe!!!

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It'll get you if you give it half a chance.

Season for Romance is so exquisite!

Last night the cellstream caller was talking to some guy in the audience about which song he liked best from the first half and this was the one he picked.

I an certainly understand why. I never tire of hearing it

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I have confirmed Clay did not have a hair cut! It is very golden, very blonde...his eyes are sparkling. You can hear a pin drop!

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clz4clay....I dunno...she just said Little John from Atlantic City was there.....when she calls me back I'll confirm....

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Season for Romance.............it is so good to hear his voice tonight. He sounds better than ever.

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Have yourself a merry little christmas...

Clay is very relaxed tonight, gliding across the stage, lots of smiles and giggles.

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Clay was not watching the dancers during this part, was staring backstage the whole time.

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Clay sitting on the steps with the light on him, feet tapping, can't make out the color of the socks.

Hair pretty darned spiked in a rooster.

Girls back onstage now.

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Huge clapping for the end of Christmas Waltz.

People loving the storyline.

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Christmas Waltz

This was one of my favorites from last year and I'm SO glad Clay's singing it again.

May your dreams come true

Wishing you and yours the same thing too

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Second place is not so bad....Clay is cracking up, can see his shoulders going up and down! Audience is roaring!!! He so knows that we are crazy about him!

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Crowd is ROARING with laughter - absolutely - catcalls etc.

Guess what they're talking about?

best reaction yet, IMO to the Look waht happened to that Clay Aiken fella.

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Huge clapping for the end of Christmas Waltz.

People loving the storyline.

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Christmas Waltz

This was one of my favorites from last year and I'm SO glad Clay's singing it again.

May your dreams come true

Wishing you and yours the same thing too

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

SILVER BELLS

Never sounded more beautiful!!!

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Doing the cookie scene (I just love the way he puts his hand up and she takes the cookie cutter).

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The Christmas Song.......very beautiful.

I love this whole storyline - with the nostalgic take me back in time vignettes. Its the sweetest thing.

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Yes, White suit

Angela's turn...I Miss You Most at Christmastime

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I'll miss you most at Christmastiiiiiiiimmmmmmmeeeee!!!

You sing it girl!!!

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k now, Angela just finished Miss You Most at Christmastime so we all know what's coming next.

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She says Clay's hair is rooster but it looks great with blonde highlights!

My gosh, can you believe I am asking about his hair!!

He is just so cute standing there watching this...doesn't say a word, just watches.

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Celebrate Me Home

(I had never heard this before Clay sang it. I love this one!!!)

He is singing to girls on stage...now turning around and looking at Gregory.

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Holy Cow!!!

Huge clapping on those notes...you know which ones!!!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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Standing on stage with his arms wrapped around both girls and they are hugging.

Starting to snow!

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He did something a little bit different, and the crowd started clapping.........sounds like he's changing the song up just a bit. Spectacular!

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Socks report...........tan striped socks.

The girl with the foul mouth before the show was escorted out

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Clay looked very relaxed, strolling around. When he is at the top of the stairs his feet swing over the edge.

Clay was holding the girls and hugging like "this is what I've got left, this is my family."

You can tell that Jacob's voice is gone. Clay's voice propels though.

Appears that the girls were singing louder than in Denver. She could hear them plain as day.

Clay's voice is just pure gold tonight. Two growls in Celebrate Me Home and when he did it he turned to the audience like "here goes!"

Caught him off guard when the audience erupted during The Christmas Waltz.

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Intermission report:

She says haircut isn't that much different - a trim.

Beige striped socks - I think she said.

Says atmosphere is slightly subdued ( apparently they're adjusting)

Clay is in WONDERFUL voice

She is enjoying looking in his eyes

Lots of men in the audience.

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HANDS!!!! Oh my gosh...H A N D S! I'm dead...

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William Joseph made a comment about how beautiful the theatre is.

CP says it is breathtaking. She will take pictures after the concert.

Lots of socializing going on.

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A few comments from my cellcerter...Although it is hard to tell with the lights, she says the socks are white with blue, gray and maybe orange stripes!!! His eyelashes are golden, no mascara, hair is very blonde all over, not just in front. He was smiling and laughing, making faces with Q & A and they seem to be in good spirts! I'm happy to hear that! I did not hear any growls during CMH....but the caller says he is performing at full energy, with all his heart and soul! Again, PACKED HOUSE!!!!

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Buses are parked in front of the building behind the Midland. There is construction by theatre. She says there is a passageway to get Clay to the buses on the next block. She knows the buildings and it is a delivery hallway.

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CP says absolutely two growls during CMH...and she so knows her growls!!!

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CP and ClayIsHope are getting comfy in the big velvet chairs...they are rockers...say all they need are foot stools and they are in hog heaven!

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Lights are down...

here he comes

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Walking slowly, hands held in front of him

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O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining....swinching his nose, eyes are closed, both hands on the mic..

ALERT -- MIC ACTION!!!!

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Oh Holy Night - pure and beautiful....

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Changed up the ending.

She says he sounds better without Jacob!

On to The First Noel

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O Holy Night sounds incredible - he did something a little different on this one too, there was a different note or two in the middle - and the end was very different. Absolutely incredibly beautiful

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Audience is dead quiet...almost like they are mesmerized.

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beautiful ending....Israel!!!

Crowd going wild! They absolutely loved it!!!

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EMMANUEL - HERE WE GO........ GORGEOUS....

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Standing there with his eyes closed...giving it his all. Very solemn, very beautiful.

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CP is keeping an eye on blondie for us!

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O Come All Ye Faithful...held that last note forever. Just wonderful.

O Emmanuel...oh yeah.

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EMMANUEL - HERE WE GO........ GORGEOUS....

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Standing there with his eyes closed...giving it his all. Very solemn, very beautiful.

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Emmanuel

There really are no words.

So soft and reverent as he sings this prayer.

And then his voice just SOARS on REJOICE!

Goosebumps, chills, tears - this just leaves me a mess.

but a happy one

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She says "Oh lordy, I wish you could see this!"

Rejoice, Emmanuel

She is crying. Truly a beautiful moving song with more special meaning tonight

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......AND THE CROWD GOES NUTS!!

ONLY SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TONIGHT, BUT VERY POWERFUL

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What a one-two punch to our hearts.

Emmanuel and then Mary Did You Know

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Wow - I love the ending of O Come All Ye Faithful.......

The Loorrrrrrrrrrrrd!!!

Emmanuel.........Oh Rejoice....!!!!!!!! Simply stunning!

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Everyone on their feet at the end.

Big applause for MDYK

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It's like a beautiful love song of Titanic proportions...Clay received a standing ovation after Emanuel

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CP says you can tell that Clay is giving 110%. He's killing them.

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From CV via CH:

usand checked in with me during intermission! Here's what she had to say:

* The floor and loge were pretty full and from what she could see, the balcony looked pretty good too.

* She thought Clay and the girls was in much better spirits tonight!

* The acoustics are much better tonight (tonight is a theater vs hockey arena last night)

* The venue is beautiful.

* She also talked to an usher and got the same 2,000 attendance number

* The socks looked like the rainbow striped socks that we've seen before.

* There was a bat flying around the stage during the opening number

* Clay got a haircut and looks very good

* Clay looks much less tense tonight

I then talked to Anonclaymous who told me the vulgar woman was sitting right near her. The woman seemed to be intoxicated and after spewing the F word at William Joseph, went to the bar saying something like "you ain't seen nothing yet....I'm just gettin' started" She said the woman was physically escorted from the building!

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from CB:

Clay is sitting in the church pew with his legs crossed.

Quiana's turn. Grown Up Christmas List

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Now legs crossed and dangling, hands on his knees, just watching the show.

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Off the bench, giving Beverly the star, put her hand on her heart. Now arms cross, leaning against the pew

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Clay looks like a proud daddy standing there! Now he is running offstage to change. He walked off real slow, then all of a sudden took off running like a bat out of h*ll!!!

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Here it comes....are the mats down???

In black, red tie!!!

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Introductions

Happy Birthday to Felix!

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As a child Christmas was his favorite holiday.....

recorded message

Merry Christmas, Kansas City

LOUD screams of approval

laughter and cheers

Talking about family and stonger bonds.

Thanks us for being their family.

Introducing band

Sounds so great and crowd is AWESOME!

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He forgot to introduce Andy! Andy asked him "what are you doing?" He said, "I don't know, I QUIT!!!

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Andy is having problems with his earpiece...Clay said, "You are family now, just deal with it!!!"

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River City Community Players from Levenworth, Kansas

"One of the best groups we've had so far since we've been on the road."

Talking about Levenworth being a prison!

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He is so afraid he is going to forget someone else now!!!

Now the ushers have all come down and standing with their backs to the stage.

Jaymes Foster Levy in the third row on the left side.

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He sure is talking for a loooooooong time tonight.

Loads of cheers.

Crowd is eating up whatever he is saying.

DSIAFCD now

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DSIAFCD

The candles are all up. He was cliggling about it! There are candles everywhere...Clay is looking out at the audience while he is singing. He looks so happy. Couldn't have been a better night than this. He knows that we support him. He is holding hands with Quiana looking out and knowing what is happening. Now holding Angela's hand. All smiles.

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Major awwws but no one here knows why.

This song sounds better than I have ever heard it.

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...A HUG IS WARMER WHEN YOU'RE IN IT......THE CROWD GOES AWWWWWWWW - DON'T KNOW WHAT HE DID!

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The crowd awwwwwwwwed when he sang to Quiana..so sweet. She had her eyes closed

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Holy Cow!!! I think my phone is smoking he held that note so long and strong!

Now hugging both the girls again.

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Wonderful ending...the girls are hugging...creaming crows everywhere (sorry, I just had to)!! People still on their feet! Usher are split up on both sides of the stage now on the floor

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HUGE CROWD APPLAUSE - GOOD NEWS NOW!!

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He sounds so great! I'm so happy they had this candle thing planned in Kansas City tonight. What perfect timing!

The crowd will not stop cheering - they are showing him so much love. All of us at home are right there with him in our hearts.

Good News............perfection.

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post concert report:

he changed up everythign...

he added a lot of flourishes

Emmanuel kills he seem not to be here in another zone.

The lighst were beautiful and moving...the candles...started at the very beginning

Quiana was crying and he walked up to her and held her hands

He also sang to Angela...

he said something about levenworth...

he introduced everyone...and forgot Andy and he said he was just goign to leave...

he was so embarassed...

he said the little group was the best he had ...they were from levenworth...and he said that is prison and told a person with a flash that that is where he will be in if he continues with the flash...and he glares at the guy and sticks his eyes out. audience said ooooowww

his eyes was very irritated...lots of tearing...

he said the girls worked harder than ever before and he loves them and he kept calling everyone his family...

he keptlooking at a little old lady with red hair...

he wasid the thank you sign during a hug is warming when you are in it.

very moving concert in the end...

CB cellcerter is talkng to Jaymes foster...

were the pews moved.

Clay was in the side of the pew now...

the harmonies were reworked

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From CB and CH:

Comment overheard while waiting for cellcerter to recover:

Oh what an angel!

Guess she's so overcome she forgot to check in with the stream.

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Oh Oh, lost connection! I don't know the ending!!! Sorry folks.

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She's back now.

Clay signed thank you in the midst of DSIAFCD.

He DID get a standing ovation for Emmanuel which went right into Mary Did You Know.

repeating the Andy comments posted earlier

They changed the staging for the church scene. Rearranged to make sure Clay isn't blocked by pews.

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She's talking to Jaymes. Trying to say hello.

Asking if we all like the show?

Of course.

This is her last concert.

Asked her about the CD - hopefully first quarter, second quarter.

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JAMES FOSTER LEVY VISITING WITH CELLCERTER! THIS IS HER LAST CONCERT.

CD - HOPEFULLY 1ST QUARTER ,,,, OR SECOND QUARTER.

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Huge standing ovation. Was so appreciative of the fans tonight. The look on his face was like "they do love and support me." Took Quiana's hand and smiled, walked over to Angela and she put her arms around him. It was like "I did right, I didn't make a mistake." Looked amazing. Looked like he was tearing up a bit when the candles were out. He got a little yammy-faced.

When he came out for Good News, audience was super quiet. Had three change-ups tonight, he nailed everything. When he backed up out of the curtains for GN, the audience was still on their feet.

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He was obviously touched by the candle tribute.

Talked about how hard it's been.

Something about family.

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They are at the door of the bus...nobody around but buses are running. She's going to wait it out!!

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OKCclayfan called me for the last part and said when Clay saw the candles, his face was glowing with happiness.

The candles were so perfect for this night of all nights.

She did not hear growl during CMH, which she missed.

Good News sounded beautiful, even over the phone. His voice sounded so powerful even over the phone. OKC said lady next to her was crying, but then so was I sitting here at home listening to Clay sing.

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