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The Sacramento IT's greatness has grown into a night of mythic proporitons in my mind. Up until the 08/30/05 AC jukebox tour this was my favorite concert ever. Clay was really in a devlish mood that night...but it's this fandom's best kept secret because there is so little clack of the night. Jerome was a rabid dog that night..knocking over people to get to those with cameras. But there is someone out there with clack...someone taped the entire show and I will track them down until I find it...ok that's probably not true. What I can do it try to gather up all the memories from that night and the existing clack so that this concert will not die. Yeah, i'm crazy like that. If you wrote a recap from that night...and still have it..please bring it over.

recap by Amberz11 --CH

Lookee there. Couchtomato is waiting so patiently after I promised her I'd find a way to post my recap last night. Alright then. I probably suck at recaps (wouldn't know for sure since I haven't even posted my Vegas recap yet), but I'll do my best. I'm not going to post a full recap as my brain is so much mush after being touched and eyefucked through to my soul by the Aiken. So I'll just stick to the highlight. I had a full recap printed out as kathyd52 mentioned, but it's still in my luggage, which is in the truck and the hubby took the truck to gamble at the local casino.

As mentioned, I drove myself (duh), my mom, kathyd52, and my 6-yr-old son to Sac. We found our hotel and then went directly to the boxoffice to try to score better tickets. Nada. Hung around for awhile and tried again. Nothing. Left and ate lunch, then came back and tried one more time. Nope. Oh well. F1, Row 13 are pretty damn good seats. We went to the hotel, and kathy's brother picked her up for dinner. We had plans to meet up on the floor of the arena at the concert. Mom, son and I hightailed it to the arena at about 5:30 to pick up our tickets. We had lost our tickets and had arranged to pick them up. While there, we looked for upgrades. Not happenin'. So we hung out ouside for about 1/2 hour. Mom had to use the restroom so we hung with her inside the box office while she waited in a very long line. While there, some guy came in and talked to the employee behind the counter. Said something about turning in tickets then went through the inner door where the employees were. I elbowed my mom and told her I just bet they're good floor seats for tonights concert. So I waited about 5 minutes and went to check on tickets again. BINGO! Up came two tickets for F2, Row F. That's sixth row in front of the catwalk! I screamed at my mom to get her credit card over here now (this poor girl has a good mama). She left her place in line and came running like a good Clay fan, and within minutes we had the golden tickets in hand. When we finally got inside and saw that we were FRONT ROW in front of the catwalk, we looked at each other and screamed. We figured on just keeping the little guy in our laps or holding him through Clay's set, so I went to the top tier to find some deserving Clay fans to fill empty 13th row floor seats. We made a 10-yr-old girl and her mother ecstatically happy.

I found Kathy and screamed at her about our luck. 'Bout burst the poor girls eardrums I'm sure. Then I saw Couchtomato and went to visit her and screamed at her too. Finally the concert started and we took our seats. Beu sisters? Meh. And if my son sings "Stay Away From My Sister" one more time I'm sending him back from whence he came (Ack! Never mind. That would hurt somethin' fierce. Duct Tape--that's the ticket). Kelly was really good. She's a goofy girl, but she can sang. Doesn't have the presence of The Aiken though. Then comes Clay.

We were all on our feet going nuts. I was so jellus of skydiving chick. Then it's time for Invisible. I was hot and sweaty from bouncing around while holding my sleepy son forever, so I passed him off to my mother. She made him comfortable in the chair where he promptly drifted off to sleep.

When the "I Reach Out" part of Invisible comes, I see Clay moving toward the front of the catwalk scanning the crowd. I jumped up, threw my hand in the air towards him and started moving forward. I didn't plan to do this but instinct took over. His eyes locked on to mine and he never looked away. I was It! OhShitOhShitOhShit! Clay's coming for meeeeeee! I got to the end of the rail and Clay bent down and held out his hand. The security guard moved the hell out of my way. Clay had this, I want you baby and I'm coming to get it look on his face. But he kept the hand a good foot away so I couldn't reach. And even though I knew the routine and knew he wasn't gonna let me catch him, I couldn't help myself from hyper-extending my whole body to the point of pain trying to reach him. After a few moments he started backing away, still singing. And his expression was, I know you want it bad baby but you can't have it. I gave him a come here gesture with my finger, but he just ignored me and moved on to sing on the other side of the stage. I was dying. SOB I just knew this is the one time he wouldn't come back and would forget about me. After about the 3/4 mark of the song, he started walking back up the catwalk scanning the crowd. As soon as he saw me he moved like a panther stalking his prey. Yes. Stalking. I got back to the rail and reached out and he grabbed my hand. This part is very blurry for me. I don't even remember how he was holding my hand. I am total mush. He got down on his knee, looking directly into my eyes, holding my hand and sang to just me.

I'm going to over-use the word intense here. I have no other way to describe what happened. Clay was holding my hand and singing to me, which was thrilling. But it's the look that's the killer. So intense it seemed he looked clear into my soul. For the whole time, he looked directly into my eyes and his eyes never wavered. The look on his face was pure sex. Intense sex. He was making love to me right then and there, and there was no one else in that room. That was the most intense look I've ever seen. And he so knew what he was doing to me. This seemed to last forever. The rest of the world just slipped away. Then, he started to pull back. He kept that intense eye contact, but he started to pull his body and hand back. He let go of me and walked slowly backward, still locked onto my eyes. When he got to where the stage meets the catwalk or thereabout, he winked. No smile. Intense eye contact to serious wink. I died. Then I became the most fangirly of fangirls ever. I tried to wink back but I think my eye went all wonky and I might have looked like a candidate for a Quizno's commercial. Then I tried to blow him a kiss, but I was so excited, I think I just smacked myself in the face and then threw my hand toward him. Then the song was over and the lights dimmed. I turned around and screamed and I haven't stopped screaming yet.

Still, what I have written does not do justice to what that look is really like. I'm a 33-yr-old married woman with children, and I was far from innocent when I married. I've been in some intense, very sexy situations. But I have never experienced a look that intense, that personal, in my life. It was so intense, that this experienced woman actually had to look away for a moment in the middle of it. I came right back, but I had to have a break or he would have pulled me in so far I feel I would have shattered. Mesmerizing. He was the piper and I was hypnotized. I know how this all comes across on video, but when you are the recipient, it is so much more. Even skydiving chick looked away during her encounter.

I asked my mom why she didn't take pictures and she said she was physically unable to do so. She said something to the effect of, "As soon as he locked on to you I was mesmerized. Clay never once took his eyes from yours and oh my! That look! For the two of you there was nobody else in the room, but I couldn't look away. What I was seeing was so personal, and I even felt a bit uncomfortable watching, but still I couldn't look away." She seemed offended that I thought she might be capable of picture taking at that time.

The rest of the concert is a bit of a blur. I'm still a bit shaky. I will say that that is the most confident man I've ever seen. He might have started with a lack of confidence, but that has been totally eliminated. A virgin? Not a chance in hell. This is an experienced man ya'll. He so knows what he's doing and he learned it quite naturally. He knows what he does to many of us and he likes it. Good in bed? I can guarantee it. He's a take charge, we're gonna do it my way kind of guy, sometimes gentle and sometimes not, but still thoughtful and caring. The demand will be sky-high, but so will the reward. I know this. Clay made me see the light and now I understand. I never thought he was so innocent before, but now I see I was still way off. I am so his bitch.

I gotta say hi to Kathyd52, my concert buddy. Hope you're ready for San Jose! Also Couchtomato, I think I love you. I want to sit down with you and just talk for hours. Also, you crack my shit up. And it's high time for shout-outs from the Vegas dinner to Volsh and her sister (what a riot these two are--wanna come join my family? You'll fit in just fine), Madcowjj and Mr. Madcow (my friend calls you Mr. MadDog cause she's a lost little lamb and can't understand when she is in the presence of bovine royalty). Also thanks to nlpayne for the clack she so generously handed out to those quick enough to attack her for it. And finally, Aikenfan. This is the sweetest man that ever walked the earth. I had so much fun with you and am so glad we ended up being dinner companions. Can't wait till the next time.

JACOB---READ THIS

You tell Mr. Sexy Pants that he should finish what he starts. The state he left me in after Invisible in Sac was wrong on so many levels. I don't want to marry him. But a good man never leaves a woman unsatisfied. He's got some work to do.

Oh, and Jacob.........I love you too. You rock!

I'll get my concert pics up tomorrow. Some good ones and some not so good. I was useless and incoherent for most of the concert so please cut me some slack.

I love Clay Aiken and I am his bitch for life!

ETA The hubby is openly discussing my experience with The Aiken with me. And I can see that he is waiting to take advantage of my physical discomfort at reliving all of this. I say never let an opportunity pass you by. Night ya'll.

RECAP by spotlightlover --CH

Sacramento

I can sum up my Sacramento concert experience in one sentence:

He made me forget the fugly outfit.

OK, OK, start at the beginning. The Sacramento meerkats gathered at the Hard Rock Cafe, the scene of the crime, er, meeting for last summer's AI concert. Representin' were spot, Permaswooned, ncgurrl, surf4sue, Churchmouse, couchtomato, Clocke, lala52, whmom2, cottonhead, and cotton's friend Doris, who will probably never recover from her baptism by fire.

ncgurrl organized the party but showed up last. The adorable Clocke made us all nametags; she arrived with her dad, who inspected our credentials carefully before beating a hasty retreat. Permaswooned gifted us with placemats made from a collage of her best Vegas photos. "Like I would put anything on top of Clay - but MEEEE!", I said to her.

Fast forward. Arrive at venue, find seats, endure Beu sisters.

The Kelly love was flowing in Sac. As I observed to Sue, her fans were all in the BACK. Kelly gave a good set, although her interaction with the audience was a bit awkward.

Intermission. The tension becomes palpable. There are two young girls behind me who have M&G passes for later from a radio station. They have no idea what to expect from the concert. Heh, heh.

The lights go out and the screaming commences. The sound cuts out repeatedly during the opening phrases of Kyrie. Then - here he comes! Entering from the top of the lower level in the back, literally SPRINTING down the steps and up the far left aisle to the stage. For a minute I thought Jerome had him on a skateboard. We were on the far right, so naturally I had to stand on my chair. This was my first concert where I literally COULD NOT HEAR Kyrie for the screaming, it was so intense.

He launched immediately into a feisty rendition of Perfect Day. The hair? Looked like it might have had a slight trim, or at least a better plastering tonight.

Afterwards he came out onto the catwalk and told us the AI3 result, that Amy had been cut. Loud booing from the audience. Then he said, "And not only that, but LaToya and Jennifer were also in the bottom three. Now you know what that means. That's the result of NOT VOTING." Raising his arm overhead and pointing down at himself.

After NMSS, he came out onto the catwalk and asked for the house lights. Security was not allowing people to come close, so there were no cell phones available. A sign on our side caught his eye; at first he read, "I fell 73,000 feet for you, Clay" - then he corrected himself and said, "No, wait, it's only 13,000 feet -- well, that's not so impressive then." He asked the girl with the sign (her name was Sherri) what it meant. She explained that she and her friend went skydiving that day. "But you did that for YOU, not for me," Clay protested. "We fell for you, Clay!" said Sherri and her friend in chorus. ''Ooooooh!" he said. Pause. "Come over here." The crowd screams. Sherri destroys eight sets of toes charging over to the catwalk. Clay says, "I'm going to sing a song for you." Then he launched into WYSYLM while sitting on the edge of the catwalk and HOLDING HER HAND. For the ENTIRE first verse! When he finally starts to leave - he KISSES HER HAND! (Flash forward - we met Sherri afterward and TOUCHED THE HAND THAT CLAY KISSED! WE MAY HAVE DNA!!!)

After the song was over, he asked if anyone else there wanted to go skydiving. Pandemonium. Oh, he was working it tonight!

ISY was hot and growly. As he introduced the acoustic set, he talked about how he was originally planning to play smaller venues - two or three thousand. "There's more than three thousand people HERE," he said. Shrieking. "I think there were at least three thousand stompin' on top of my dressing room!" (NOTE: the Arco Arena has wooden risers and it is traditional to do the "Sacramento stomp" in the uppers levels.)

MOAM was lovely. As he sang WINY, we got Playful!Clay!. He sang "Wheennn I neeeeed -- love" (head snap, smirk) "I hold out my hands and I touuuch -- love" (head snap, smirk) -- and so forth. I truly hope there is video of this.

WDC was touchy-feely in Sac. Hands and arms everywhere. Pleeeez let there be video. And there was definitely pocket-pool going on as he introduced The Way.

And then -- it was over.

What can you say about a performer who surprises you time after time after time? Sacramento got Cocky!Clay! He was feeling his oats tonight, snappin' the head, swingin' the arms, literally flinging himself from one side of the stage to the other, then stopping to smirkingly survey the mayhem he induced. As always, the show went by too fast, but this time it had a depth, a richness that was immensely satisfying, like a huge helping of roast beef and savory gravy. In addition, I got to enjoy watching Independent virgins surf4sue, Churchmouse and cottonhead drag their tongues across the floor.

I asked ncgurrl if Sacramento was better than San Diego. She considered for a moment, and said, "He was really being a little shit tonight." Which pretty much summed it up.

One classic from the drive home to San Jose: a discussion of smut on the Clackhouse took place. At one point cottonhead bemoaned the use of explicit body-part nomenclature, such as c**k and d**k. She said, "I mean, I can HANDLE Waldo, Ben and Jerry...." You can pretty much figure what happened next.

Recap by sherrie - TTC

These things don?t happen to me. They just don?t. Go to a concert? Sure. Luck out and get some fantastic seats, well ? once. But be singled out by Clay Aiken? Never! Did this really happen?

I?m a new member here at ezboard and I?ve got to tell you, this is fun. I?ve never in my wildest dreams thought I?d have something fun to share ? but it?s been a wild couple of days so why not?

Okay ? so here we go. Yesterday I went skydiving. It?s my second time going and wow, what a thrill. To anyone that is thinking about it ? GO! It isn?t as bad as it looks and it?s such a rush. You feel like you?re flying, but really your falling ? towards the earth ? at 135 miles per hour ... 13,000 feet above the ground. Don?t hold back, we only live once ? just GO, you won?t regret it! This week I dragged 3 of my friends from our jobs at Disneyland on a road trip to jump out of a plane ? it turns out, that was nothing, I really mean nothing compared to the thrill of Clays performance.

How I got such great seats I don?t know. God smiled on me on Tuesday. You know how you go to a concert and hope to get noticed? Sort of like you want that person to know you?re there for them and love what they are doing. If you don?t get noticed, you still had a heck of a time, but who doesn?t want to lock eyes with Clay Aiken? So my group made a few signs and I had an idea to put a picture of me skydiving on mine. It read, ?I jumped 13,000 ft. for you Clay!? Then there was an 8 by 10 picture of me freaking out while falling through the air (I got that pic at Walgreen?s for $3.50 by the way ? great deal). My friend Tiffany talked me into signing the picture in case Clay happened to notice it. Props for Andrea?s great design and Stephie?s glitter. This was a group project.

The Bue Sisters were great and hands down for Kelly. She blew the doors off of that place. I felt bad for not standing but I didn?t want the people behind me to not be able to see. While I recognize I?m pretty short ... (5?2? is actually considered short in America) ? I?m sure people still wouldn?t have been able to see. I was soooooo thrilled when everyone just stood up for Clay. How could they not? What a performer!! He sauntered out with his fun hair and beautiful voice and the crowd went crazy! Up the steps, taking his time, looking into the faces around him ? what a great night. Then he was on the stage, and I tell you I couldn?t have held my sign any higher. It was like a bad fitness routine ? Clay looks this way the arms shoot up, he turns away they drop down again. After three songs it was about the time I realized it would have been a good idea to put the glitter on a little earlier so the glue could have dried. Woops! Well you live and learn, then you change clothes because you?re gluey and shiny. But wait, it looked like he read it. I look at Andrea, she looks at me! Oh my gosh he read our sign!!!!! Yes! But wait, there he goes up the steps and he?s gone again to the other side of the stage. So I figured right then and there the sign should stay down. After all, Clay read it so why still hold it up? About that time Andrea hits my arm for giving up but come on, we?re just there to hear him sing.

So it?s not two minutes later that Mr. Aiken walks onto his beloved catwalk and says to turn on the house lights. He wanted to see his signs. This is where it gets mind blowing. He looks around for maybe two seconds when he looks right at me and says, ?What?s that sign all about?? Hmmm, it would have been good if I had held it right side up. One more mental note to remember. So I frantically try to fix my sign and he reads it out loud. Honestly, after looking at it again, the 1 did sorta look like a 7. So Clay?s confused because he read it out loud and is wondering what ?I jumped 73,000 ft. for you Clay!? means. He was like, what on Earth does that mean? Hold the phone, is he talking to me? Me? 5?2? Sherri? Shoot, he was.

I yelled back that it only read 13,000 ft. and Clay banters back that 13,000 isn?t all that impressive. He laughs and says he?s kidding. I really though he would just drop it there but he was still curious. Clay said he didn?t understand how I did that FOR HIM? Sure I went skydiving, but I did it for me. So he posed the question and I ? I ? oh my heck ? I yelled out that I fell for him. He said ?what?? I again yelled, ?I fell for you Clay!? There is no feeling like a stadium in synch saying AWWWWWWWW. This happened so fast, I just know he had a sorta funny look on his face like he thought I was nuts for jumping out of a plane and said, ?Get up here.? I?m still not sure if he heard what I said. So I walked up and repeated myself one more time. Clay wiped an imaginary tear from his eye and asked me my name. Wooo- into the microphone! Was this really happening?

So I ripped off the picture and said I wanted him to have it. He asked how he was supposed to know it was for him because his name wasn?t on it. Good point, lucky for me my cargo pants came with built in sharpie?s. Well, not really, but I did have one and quickly wrote his name on it. He said that I was giving him my autograph and that was a turn of events, so he?d have to make sure I?d get his somehow when the show was over. Then he said he would keep it and that the next song was for me!

Now I?ve heard him say that ? but Clay didn?t dedicate it and walk away. The music started for When You Say You Love Me and he just stood there looking at me. This is my all time favorite song. Really ? I love this song! Then slowly he knelt down, sat on the catwalk and swung his legs over the edge 1 foot away from the gate I was leaning against. Holy cow Clay was really singing ? to me? No way! I just stood there looking at him. My mind was racing because this stuff doesn?t happen. So I just basked in the moment. I have no idea what my face looked like but later I found out they had cameras on this the entire time and everything was shown on the huge screens by the stage. After a minute he reached out and held my hand. So there I am, staring up at Clay Aiken as he held m hand and sang WYSYLM. I tell you his eyes were locked in this moment. He knew, as well as everyone else, my knees didn?t stand a chance here. I just enjoyed it ? this was a truly great moment. But this was at least 4 minutes. That?s like, 240 moments. Then ? and oh my heck ? then ? he bent down and kisses my hand. My jaw must have dropped ? what a great picture that would have been. The song was almost over so Clay winked at me and stood up as I just stood there utterly and completely speechless. What else could I do?

On my way out I took pictures with dozens of people. I shook hands and tried really hard to breath and retell this story. I have big eyes to begin with; I guess they look really huge on that big screen because I heard about it. Trust me, Clay would do that to anyone.

I am writing this now and still it?s hard to think. Clay has an amazing talent. He can perform and connect with his audience and it?s amazing that this happened. Who else would take the time to acknowledge someone in the crowd like that? It could have been any one of us ? age, disposition, ethnicity ? these things don?t matter to Clay. He looks into people and connects with there wherever they are at. I know my story is kooky because I write like I think, but Clay is real. He?s a normal guy with a big heart and gift and he?s using his talent for a great good in this world. I was lucky, let me stress lucky, to have this moment. Everyone who writes about Clay does so because he?s touched their lives ? I guess it?s pretty literal now in my case. I?m thankful, maybe someday I?ll get to tell him that.

You know, after this, skydiving isn?t such a rush.

-Sherri

(If you?re ever at Disneyland, drop by the Jungle Cruise and say hi)

oh- if anyone got any pictures of this, please e-mail me!!

RECAP BY CHURCHMOUSE - CH

Here's Part One of my Road Trip Recap:

Sacramento:

We meet up at Cottonhead's for the first leg of the journey. I was the first one there, followed a few minutes later by her wonderful, polite, dignified and reserved friend from real life, Doris, who is an occasional lurker in the one of the tasteful, decent threads at The Clayboard. I don't think she's ever visited The Clackhouse. She lives a life that up until now has been free of debauchery, debacling, eyefucks and primal interpenetration, and young girls spilling their pepsi for the first time. I liked Doris right away, you can tell she's good people. She has no idea what she's in for. Cottonhead happily introduces us and proudly announces, "Guess what! I just got her the greatest tickets in the eighth row! isn't that great?" I'm still shaking Doris's hand as I say, "Bitch!" Cottonhead then saves the situation by saying, "But it's okay, 'cos you have fifth row". Doris and I go, "EEEEEEE" and hug; all is well. Soon Spot and Surf4Sue (but you can call her Susan) (more on this later) arrive and we're off to collect Couchtomato and hit the road for the State Capitol.

It turns out that we got Jeremiah!Johnson!Clay! that night. He had at least a couple days growth of beard and frankly..... I loved it very much. He looked scruffy and rugged and handsome and it made me want to climb the high tower on the Bay Bridge when I learned how little Clack came out of this show. It was electric. He was turned on. We were treated to an incredible show. He was so emotional during ISY that as he surveyed the smoking ruins he'd made of the entire audience, he had to perform a Public Service Announcement afterwards, "It's okay, I'm not really mad." Even though this was my first show and due to my beloved dial-up and the recent server changes (has it really been 30 days since Eva's last smiting? Good Lord, time flies), I'd remained unspoilered on about half the show. It was freakin' HOT with several T's. I had never heard the Chapman song before and didn't even realize it was a Christian tune until Clay came twisting over to my side of the stage and rocked out to some smokin' guitar licks while doing some Perryesque belting about some way rad Creator guy .... named God. Who knew? Even the young college nerdly guy behind me who was wearing a big crucifix (I'm slow on the uptake sometimes) seemed surprised and yelled "HE CAN SO DO SOME CHRISTIAN ROCK.... YEAH, VERILY DUDE!" as he pumped his fist in the air. And the three teen girls he was with seemed in complete and happy agreement. You can learn a lot about today's youth at these Clay concerts. One of them informed me that WWJD actually stands for Who Wants Jack Daniels. I didn't know that.

Now, having already been slain and revived during ISY, we should have known this was an "anything goes" kind of night as we were treated to a new treatment of the acoustic set. Clay did a funny and yet beautiful cadence on the endings of all the lines in WINY that seemed to carry over into the next song. It was breathtaking to see the huge, huge closeups of his face on the jumbotron during these as his pure joy in performing was apparent. He also has a beautiful face. Very much so. Even when it's 30 feet tall with every whisker, pore and tonsil showing. The fact that I now want to be the keeper of the big, old nosehair that made it's debut in his left nostril that night proves that he has rotted my brain beyond redemption. Not that I care.

Then comes WDC and the Clangela dance. Oh My God. Having never witnessed it before, I was shocked I tell you, shocked! (oh good, my mother has stopped reading over my shoulder).... I want to see this several more times, please. I hope it was as good for him as it was for me. My father was right; once you do it, you just want to keep doing it. I can tell I'm going to need a big bag of money for the upgrades I now have to have.

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recap by Berkeleylovesourclay

Arco Arena, Sacramento, California

Clay Aiken is a funny, funny man.

That is not a revelation to any of us, but just how quick his wit is can be literally astonishing to see in action.

I find myself in the thirteenth row center of Arco Arena, 24 hours, hundreds of miles, one plane trip and a two hour drive from where I had seen him the night before. Arco is a cavern and an echo chamber, but I hold it close to my heart. This is the first place I ever saw Clay perform, what seems like five years ago, during the last week of the AI2 tour.

On that August night, I knew that I would see him again, but I don?t think my wildest imaginings would have placed him here so soon, with two and a half million albums sold, making his rock star entrance as he sings ?Kyrie? .

I find that entrance thrilling, but this is also a place to find unexpected comedy. He knows his own history: is anyone else who recalls the way he broke down when he was announced as America?s wild card choice more than a little amused by the sight of the ultra-confident rock god standing at the top of those stairs?

Tonight it is ?Good evening, Sacramento? as he talks about his second visit here. All of the bleacher seats in Arco are built on a wooden platform which creaks when you walk on it and reverberates with the movement of thousands of fans. He says he heard people stomping their feet ?on top of my dressing room? while Kelly was on and he expects to go back and find that the roof has fallen in.

It?s Wednesday, so we get the AI3 update --- one contestant gone and two of his favorites in the bottom three ?because you?re not voting!?

The Singer glances around, giving us a reproachful look and, raising his hand says ?Here?s a testament to not voting!?

His timing is superb --- this gets a huge laugh --- but this is also an acknowledgement of the absurd. Clay knows that there are no more dedicated voters on the planet than the members of his fan base, and we all know that the triple platinum, record-setting, AMA and BMA award-winning, best selling artist on the RCA label for 2003 is also the ?loser? of AI2. Despite the vagaries of life and art, he is exactly where he is supposed to be.

Another song performed, another fantastic vocal, another reminder of how phenomenally gifted Clay is as a singer. I am fortunate in that I will see him on other nights; tonight I am paying particular attention to his rapport with his fans.

Alright: he is asking for the houselights to be turned up, and he starts to read a few signs. Almost immediately his attention is captured by something he sees to his left. There?s that quizzical look again: ?First of all, you have to hold your sign right side up.? I can?t tell if the sign really is reversed or if he?s teasing, but he gets another big laugh.

? ?We dropped 73,000 feet for you.? What does that mean? Oh, 13,000 --- not as impressive, never mind.? Quickly, dismissively, he starts to walk away. That?s the second punch line in ten seconds.

But he is intrigued and stays with the bit.

?You went skydiving? But not for me --- you?re obviously crazy.? (Another laugh.)

?You jumped for me??

And the fan, up to his snark, replies ?We fell for you, Clay? as he makes a silly face. (Good one, Sherry.)

She hands him a photograph of the skydive and he reads, ? ?I jumped for you.? There?s no name on this. You might have jumped for Kelly for all I know.?

I am cracking up. He is just lightning fast --- no wonder one cynic thought that all of these bits were from RCA plants. He doesn?t have people from every board working for him; that?s just one super quick-witted man standing on that stage. The cynics should have noticed that, all the way back on AI.

The evening moves on and it is time for ?I Survived You?. He will find no humor is this song --- it is stark and angry, with bitterness breaking into a somber triumph. ?I survived?? --- he gives the Death Stare as he pauses --- ?you?. Brilliant.

And then he does something I have never heard him do before, in 19 cities previously. Clay Aiken breaks into his sunny grin and says in a low voice, ?I?m not really that angry. I?m kinda boring??

Timing is everything. Because of the pause he took before he broke character, the joke did nothing to dispel the impact of the song. If anything, it heightened it, because he has made us aware of the difference between the performer and the man. Drama is hard, but comedy is harder.

It is time for the acoustic set and, as the singers and musicians move into their places, the Arco Rumble starts up once again. All around the arena, everyone is pounding their feet. It must be intimidating for rival teams who show up here, but tonight it is a sign of love.

And Clay hears it. ?I?m not sure if you are applauding or trying to run away.? It is unbelievable how skillfully he connects yet another punch line to a joke he told half an hour ago.

He is so playful throughout the set but, thankfully, leaves the humor after the introduction of Doves. I am so glad when the sensual playfulness between the couple being depicted doesn?t spill over into joking between the people who are performing it. Serious subject matter, given the professional performance that it deserves.

With all of his wonderful music that brings us together, we are also showing up at venue after venue across the nation because we have heard how enjoyable the evening is. There is so much laughter here.

He laughs at his inability to dance. He laughs at how we respond to him. He laughs at the very idea that he is sexy.

Yes, Clay Aiken is a funny man, but all of the work he puts into entertaining us, night after night, shows that he is also a caring one. He cares about all of the people who turn out to see him, who support him in a thousand different ways as he journeys through the world of entertainment.

Clay wears his love for his fans on the sleeve of the fugly jacket he is wearing tonight. That Muppets-meets-the-Munchkins jacket may be funny, but there is nothing laughable about the way the man inside of it feels.

There is so much heart and so much humor everywhere you find him.

Another show over, another city in the rear view mirror, another audience on another day.

And so down the road he goes and I follow happily after him, on to another city, with love and laughter.

recap by lala52 - CH

SACRAMENTO

I thought the Vegas show was great until last night. Okay, I?m not a particularly religious person, but all I can say about this show is OH.MY.GOD! and SWEET.BABY.JESUS! The man was smokin? hot the entire night! From the minute he descended the stairs from the far back end of the arena singing Kyrie, ?til he waved goodbye *sniff * after Open Arms, he was dead on! Every note of every song was just fuckin? incredible! And he swaggered, and teased, and growled, and just plain had his way with us. How I (or whmom2, who I happened to be sitting next to) survived last night?s rendition of I Survived You, I?ll never know. Then again, I?m not sure I did! I?m still walking around in a daze from that one! By the way, whmom2, I apologize if I screamed (or moaned and groaned) too loudly last night, but I knew you would understand! His hair looked great, he had stubble, and even the frankenfugly outfit looked a?right. Man could do no wrong last night?he was simply gorgeous. Vocally and physically gorgeous! *GAH!*

couchie's recap..this is all i wrote? me? SIGH?

Now, on to the object of my apparent unhealthy fascination....

Last night, Clayton Aiken was on fire. I loved SLC and Vegas but Sacramento (and last year this was my worst concert) was special. Clay was just in such a mood..can't really describe it. Seems like he wanted to tease/torture us a bit. First he took great pleasure in telling us who got sent packing on American Idol and who was in the bottom 3. Not that he was glad about it..but that he had a big secret and he couldn't wait to spill it. Cracked me up. Then he something about him being a testament to what happens when you don't vote.... "but I'm alright now." Cracked me up. And the lucky beyotch Sherry..I hope she's online somewhere. He held her hand during WYSYLM and then kissed it...freakin' kissed it! And all she had to do was jump out of an airplane. Where do I sign up! And I'll let Amber EEEEEEEEE over being the recipient of the Aiken's personal eyefuck during Invisible. I knew she had prime location when she told me where she was sitting. I Survived You had the crowd in a frenzy. And The Way was just fabulous tonight. I hope there is video/audio of that.

Sigh.

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Cellcerts from all over... sacramento IT 10/31/04

Clayboard (CB)

Just got a call from Vanny.......

She said that there are mostly Clay Fans!!!! LOTS of Clay signs and Clay shirts!!!!!!

The security said that they are expecting about 10,000 tonight!!!!!

She is calling back when Clay starts!!!!!

Wooooooohooooooooooo

Oh BTW.....the concert doesnt start until 7:30 there......so add another 30 mins to our wait time!!!

Beu sisters finally got done!!!!! They are setting up for Kelly now!!!!

Vanny is in row 2 about 3 feet from the catwalk/runway!!!!

She said that the place is packed!!!!! There are people everywhere except at the highest points up at the top on the sides!!!!!!

Looks like mostly a Clay Crowd!!!!!!

Rock the HOUSE Clay!!!!!!!

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ust got a update.........Kelly is done!!!!!!!

They are changing the stage!!!!

Not alots of standing for Kelly but they gave her good cheers!!!!!!!

Very mixed ages there tonight!!!!!

Clay will be on any minute!!!!!!!!!

Vanny will call as soon as the lights go out!!!!!!!

Thanks Jess!!!!!!

Almost time now!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on CLAY!!!!!!!!!!!

RHT

Lights down...OMG the screaming is unbelieable! HOLY COW. I could tell exactly when the lights dimmed. It's pandemonium!

KYRIE!

CB

Thanks!!!!! Just made it in time!!!!!!

the lights are out!!!!!!!

HERE HE COMES!!!!!!!!!!!

KYRIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RHT

Screaming is still so loud.......Geeeeeeeeeez the screaming is amazing!!!

On the stage now! Kyrie down the road I must travel...............SCREAMING!

CB

NOT A GOOD CONNECTION - DOWN THE ROAD I MUST

TRAVEL - RONI WOOTING BIG TIME

SHE SAYS HE SOUNDS GREAT - NOT SICK

KYRIE ELISON ```````````````````

SOUNDS GOOD!

SCREAMING SO LOUD I CAN HARDLY HEAR! But he sounds so good!

KYRIE~

RHT

At the end of Kyrie the screaming was overwhelming......and lasted what seemed like forever.

Perfect Day now.............OMG he sounds sooooooooog ood....

Came in froooooooooooooom the dark....fell into her arms....just in time...Now I know that I....

they quieted for the beginning of Perfect Day.now the screaming is so loud again

CB

PERFECT DAY !

KYRIE SOUNDS AWESOME!!!!!!!!

VANNY SAID HIS HAIR LOOKS REALLY CUTE!!!

TONS OF SCREAMS!!!!!!!!!

RIGHT INTO PERFECT DAY!!!!!!

SOUNDS LIKE HE IS RIGHT HERE NEXT TO ME!!!!

RHT

ust aslong as she's in my arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrms ....Arm pumping the air:::: It's gonna be a perfect day!

Won't go on without youuuuuuuuuu.....now I know that I have a love that I can't deny............

CB

OMG OMG OMG! His voice is sooo strong I can finally hear him over the screaming!

Just as long as she's in my arms....

JUST AS LONG AS SHE'S IN MY ARMS....

PERFECT DAY = HITTING HIGH NOTES....

SOUNDS GREAT

NOW I KNOW THAT I HAVE A LOVE I CAN'T DENY

RONI IS SCREAMING IN MY EAR!!!!!

RHT

Perfect Day

Major Stubble

Sounds terrific.

Talking now

CB

TONS OF SCREAMS! SAID AMY GOT VOTED OFF AI3

I WILL CARRY YOU

LOTS OF SCREAMS!!!!!

TALKING TO THE CROWD............

HELLO SACRAMENTO!!!!!

CANT REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT HES SAYING!!!!!

BUT HE DID ALOT OF TALKING.......

NOW INTO IWCY!!!

RHT

Pefect Day ended....................massive screaming.....this is really amazing

Talking to the crowd....talking about TRL and being #3.....then said something to the crowd and boy are they going wild.............

He talks so fast.......awwww just mentioned Amy Adams was voted off AI tonight and told them who all was in the bottom 3 .heard lots of BOOOOOOOOOOS and told then not to vote for someone and they all cheered...

I Will Carry You

YOUR WAY HOOOOOOOOOOOOOME

MAJOR SCREAMING. NON STOP SCREAMING

CB

CLAY - HELLO HOW ARE YOU TONIGHT

ANYBODY WATCH AI TONIGHT

SPOILER COMING AMY ADAMS......L

HUGE SCREAMS - CLAY'S LAUGHING & GIGGLING....

I WILL CARRY YOU NOW

TONS & TONS OF SCREAMS - RONI WOOTING IN MY EAR

STILL........................I WILL CARRY YOU

You will find your way HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME (Hit the note perfectly!)

Crowd is still screaming and cheering.........some sound like they are singing along.

IWCY is over........SCREAMINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG WOOOOOO HOOOO cheers...Clay is feeling the looooooooooove.

LOVE LOVE LOVE

I CAN PICTURE HIM DANCING JUST LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY....

LOVE LOVE LOVE.......sing it now....geez, the cheering is relentless LMAO

CB

SOUNDS GREAT

WHEN YOUR DREAMS GIVE OUT

I WILL CARRY YOU

TAKE MY HEART............................

WHEW.....HELD LONG NOTE................

CARRY YOU CARRY YOU

YUMMY

ALL ABOUT LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!

STRAIGHT INTO AAL!!!!!

SOUNDS SO GOOD TONIGHT!!!!!

VERY GOOD VOICE!!!!

GOSH VANNY MUST BE DYING!!!! SHE IS SO CLOSE!!!!!

PLEASE GOD LET CLAY TAKE HER PHONE!!!!!!

SOUNDS LIKE HE IS LAUGHING DURING THE SONG...........SCREAMS..........WONDER WHATS SO FUNNY?

NMSS..............HE SOUNDS SO CLOSE!..........

Lots of "WOOHOO" "WOOOO" "YEOW" all through the song from the crowd....they are loving it!

Song over crwod breaks out in to a major screaming fest.

NMSS

someone next to LA keeps whistling!!

Right into NMSS, sounding clear and STRONG!!!!

Holding the LOOOOOONNNNG notes!

No hat tonight, or she didn't mention it.

RHT

NMSS

I AM LETTING YOU GO NOW...................

JEROME IS ON THE PROWL. STOPPING VIDEOS...

TONS OF SCREAMING throught out the song..........

What's knew huh?

CB

NMSS!!!!!

SOUNDS GREAT!!!

GOSH I FEEL LIKE I AM RIGHT THERE WITH HER!!!!!!

TONS OF SCREAMS!!!!!!

SOUNDS LIKE WHATEVER WAS BOTHERING THE CLAY YESTERDAY THAT THEY SAID HE WAS SICK HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF!!!!

CAN'T GET HER TO TALK ABOUT STUBBLE....

CLAY TALKING TURNING UP LIGHTS

Clay...Talking to someone who jumped out of a plane for Clay. She's giving him something. "Clay I jumped for you". He's going to sing for her. WYSYLM!!!!

RHT

HE IS TALKING BUT CANNOT UNDERSTAND. LJ SAID SOMETHING that HE IS SINGING TO SOMEONE IN THE AUDIENCE AND HE IS FLIRTING WITH SOMEONE BUT NOT LJ...

LJ IS MIGHTY TICKED...

CB

CLAYS TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE JUMPING OUT

OF AN AIRPLANE.....HE DID SOMETHING - EVERYONE

SCREAMS

GIRL GAVE HIM SOMETHING FROM AIRPLANE....

WYSYLM.,..

SOUNDS WONDERFUL....WOW

turning up the lights, reading sign, "we dropped 13,000 feet for you!" they went skydiving, "you are obviously crazy! Sherrie! Is that for me? You could have done that for Kelly for all I know, doesn't have my name on it. THis is for you."

WYSYLM More screams

RHT

WYSYLM is over..tons of cheering and clapping.and yelling...he is talking...........cheering.......Talking about his "friend" Kiana......

Doing duet will Kiana......

TALKING ABOUT QUIANA AND GIVING THE WHOLE I GOT CUT ON AMERICAN IDOL SPIEL....

WITHOUT YOU IS ON NOW.

CONNECTION FADING IN AND OUT....

CB

TONS OF SCREAMS!!!!!

DOING THE TALK BEFORE WY....TALKING ABOUT QIANNA

RIGHT INTO WITHOUT YOU!!!

OHHHHH I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!

Talking about K'Lo's CD coming out....

Bringing on Quiana! Duet time.

OMG...I love him. I've got chills and I'm not even there!

RHT

HE SOUNDS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD...THIS MAY BE MY NEW FAVORITE SONG. HE SINGS THIS AMAZINGLY....

CONNECTION IS GOOD.

LJ SAYS HE HAS A TON OF STUBBLE...

WOW his voice is just soooooooooooaring on Without You.......sounds wonderful!

Crowd is just screaming and screaming......lots of sore throats tomorrow

Everytime Clay sings his solo in Without you, the screams are so loud

CB

Asked if anyone else wants to go skydiving? Wonder why? Hmmmm

Introduced Quiana but didn't do the long CHarlotte auditions story

Without You

Gosh he's so gorgeous singing this, I want to hear this all the time!

ooooooooo oooooo,

now's Quiana's turn, beautiful as always, I love to hear them harmonize...

Without Yoooooooouuuuuu

That girl can blow! WOW!

I'm officially in heaven. I don't think I can wait 15 days for KC.

He sounds wonderful. Strong and really on it!

A audience sing along to Invisible!

INVISIBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I HAVE CHILLS TOO!!!!!

SOUNDS ABSOLUTLY AMAZING!!!!!

FROM A SONG YOU DONT KNOW TO ONE YOU DO!!!

NOW INVISIBLE...........THE CROWD IS SINGING WITH HIM!!!!!

PHONE IS KINDA BREAKING UP BUT I AM STILL HERE HANGING ON.....I CAN HEAR HIM.....NOT SO CLEAR AT TIMES BUT I STILL HEAR HIM SO I AM ALL GOOD!!!!!

RHT

INVISIBLE.......

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

EVERYONE SINGING ALONG...PER LJ AND I CAN HEAR THEM TOO!

HE MUST HAVE TUGGED. THEY ARE SCREAMING BIG TIME.

SCREAMS and lots of singing along to Invisible.........must be doing some tugs......

HE IS TELLING EVERYONE TO SING ON THE CHORUS...

AND THEY ARE......

HERE HE GOES REACHING OUT AND FADING BACK....

LITTLE TEASE....

CB

I feel like I'm there. This is totally awesome. Sleep? What's that?

If I was Invincible...I'd make you mine tonight!

You betcha Clayton!

From a song you don't know to one you do ~ Invisible!

Lower "Smarter Man!"

SCREAMS!!!!

WHAT!?!?!?!

HE DID IT!!!! OH THANK YOU CLAY!!

I LOVE IT WHEN YOU SING "WHAT!?!?!"

I am nothing without you...

Make you miiiiiiine tonight!

Wait I already ammmmmm

Screamsss!!

NVISIBLE STILL.............

TONS & TONS OF SCREAMS.. I ALREADY AM..........

WHISTLES................

I can almost hear the thousands of feet dancing in the aisles! Invisible's over...

RHT

Almost killed me but I survived the truth....and you wrote me off like I was due....but I survived you.....(SCREAMS)

HE IS JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND THEY GOT PER LJ, EXTRA TUGS

NOW HE IS PROBABLY GRABBING THAT HAND...

I SURVIVED YOU.....

Arm flinging on I Survived You

VANNY IS TRYING TO TALK TO ME AND I CANT HEAR A THING SHE IS SAYING!!!

ISY!!!!! I AM IN TEARS JUST HEARING THIS SONG!!!!!

SCREAMING.............GOOD LUCK I WISH YOU WELL!!!!

SOOOO MUCH EMOTION!!!!!

GOSH I AM A RIVER HERE....MY EYES WONT DRY UP!!!

I SURVVVIVED PAUSE YOU,....

TONS OF SCREAMS

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RHT

Ending ISY...

I SURVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVEd (Laong Pause and tons of screaming) YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

MAJOR SCREAMING.....

Talking now...........telling them to give someone a round of applause.....Man he talks fast

Telling them to give someone aplause who gets things done backstage for the tour.......

Man, he said something and the crowd is freaking out!

LJ IS MAKING COMMENTS BUT IT IS HARD TO HEAR....

I AM GIVING A CELLPHONE CELLCERT TO WHERESWALDO FROM LADYJACK'S LAND LINE CELL PHONE...

DID I SAY THAT ALREADY???? I AM PSYCHED JUST LISTENING.

HE IS TALKING BUT IT IS HARD TO HEAR WHAT HE IS SAYING.

BUT THE CROWD IS SCREAMING.

SOUNDS LIKE LJ AND HER PEEPS JUST YELLED OUT...

"WE LOVE YOU CLAY"

LJ DEFINITELY YELLED OUT 'WE LOVE YOU CLAY'

Acoustics now........MOAM. awwww this sound awesome..crowd is cheering.....

Why do you ask him to move heaven and earth.................

CB

ISY!!

I hear swoons, didn't know what swoons sounded like before Clay, but I am hearing swoons from across the country.

I think the mic is gonna need a ciggy when he's done...

When you wrote me off like I was doomed..

long pause

I surviiiiiiiiiived

long pause again

yooooooooooouuu!!

Heck I need a ciggy and I don't smoke...

LA gasped....

Introducing the crew

THANKING JOHN FOR SOUND IN EARS.....

THANKING JAY FOR SOMETHING.....

THANKING CREW......

THANKING SANDY? FOR HAIR/TOUR/ETC ASKS FOR

APPLAUSE...

TALKING ABOUT DOING BIG VENUES PEOPLE SCREAMING

THANKS TO BACKSTAGE CREW...........BIG CROWD THERE TONIGHT..........SURE IS CHATTY!.............MOAM!

TALKING ABOUT THE CREW.......

THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO MAKE THIS TOUR HAPPEN NOT JUST KELLY AND I...........

GOING INTO THE ACOUSTIC SET......MOAM!!!!

HERE COME THE TEARS AGAIN!!!!!

MOAM

I can hear the crowd singing along

God I love this man..

SAID ANGELA CHANGED HAIR LAST THREE NIGHTS

SAID HELLO TO THOSE AT THE TOP OF STADIUM

NOW MOAM..................GAWD SO BEAUTIFUL

WHY DO YOU ASK HIM................

WALK ON WATER RUN THROUGH FIRE

WILL HE GIVE HIS LIFE UP.

IS THAT. PAUSE HOW YOU MEASURE A MAN

FOG NOW

FIELDS OF BARLY................

WALK IN FIELDS OF GOLD...........LOW NOTE GREAT

TONS OF SCREAMS.....

WINY NOW

RHT

Screaming throughout FOG...............CHEERS loudly at the end of it...OMG..

When I need you.....I just close my eyes.............(CHEERS) Only a heartbeat away..............

LJ SAID EVERYONE IS QUIET. BUT I TOLD HER THIS HAPPENS DURING THIS SET.

LJ SAID THAT ANGELA AND QUIANA HAVE THE SAME HAIRDO TONIGHT

SHE SAID I THINK THAT THERE IS NO GUITAR.

CAROLINA IN MY MIND.

SOME SCREAMING, MOSTLY LISTENING.

CB

When I Need You!

He's going right from one song to another.

"When I need you, I just close my eyes and I'm with you..."

crowd's a little quieter for this one. I could hear better

GLAD HE DIDNT FORGET THE WORDS TO WINY....LIKE IN CHICAGO!!! LOL

THE GIRLS BY VANNY KEEP YELLING....."WE LOVE YOU CLAY"

CIMM.......ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

CANT YOU JUST FEEL THE MOONSHINE.....AINT IT LIKE A FRIEND OF MINE THAT HIT ME FROM BEHIND......GOING TO CAROLINA IN MY MIND.

RHT

AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

WHEN DOVES CRY....

SHE'S NEVER SAYAAAAAAAAYAYTISFIED.....

MAJOR SCREAMING

CLAY DOING HIS SCREAMING NOTE...................

GET READY LADIES.S.......

CB

WDC!....SCREAMS......LOOKS BEAUTIFUL......SCREAMS....

WDC SOOOOOOOOOOOO COLD

JUST TOO DEMANDING.....TOO BOLD.....

MOTHE4R NEVER SATISFIED.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,LOW NOTE

SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMM

HELD IT = HIT NOTE..... \PAUSE

WHEN DOVES CRY

I think our group (susan, Iseeme, Bobbi) screamed "I love you Clay" right after COMM!

WDC!!!!

Why do we screeeeeeeeam at each other! WOW!

Picking up the beat...YES! Said something I couldn't make out, but it caused screams!

RHT

Here we goooooooooooooooooooooooo

The beginning of WDC.............OMG the cheers are amazing!!! SCREEEEEAM..............

How can you leave me standing...alone in a world that is sooooooooooo cold................Maybe I'm just like my too demanding.......maybe I'm just like my father too though.....(Screams) MAybe I'm just like my motheeeeeeeeeeer.....(Screams) She's never satisfied........(Low note.lot s of screams...) Why do we screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam at each other. This is what it sounds like................(Paused.) When Doves cryyyyyyyyyyyyyy.....(Longer pause.must be taking off the jacket.screams galore.he said something and the crowd is freaking out....Gramma yelled WHOA!)

THis is what it sounds like When Doves Cry....Massive screaming.

THEY ARE GOING NUTS.....

AND HE IS OFF..............SHAKE IT CLAY....

LJ IS PROBABLY IN AWE...SHE IS NOT SAYING ANYTHING...

I THINK LJ SAID SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH HIM....

MASSIVE screaming Grindage!

Touch if you will my stomach......SCREEEEEEEAMS...............

ENDING

WHEN DOVES CRY...AND I CRY TOO...WHEN IT IS OVER!

SAYING GIVE IT UP FOR THE BAND....

CB

CRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

He's so on it, but I've never heard him like this...so.

He must be dancin'!

WHEN DOVES CRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY HELD THAT NOTE

STILL RONI WON'T TALK TO ME JUST WOOTING IN MY

EAR - CROWD GOING NUTZO

WDC

Why do we Scccccccrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeaaammm at each other?

Pauses, taking off jacket, more screams

BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM

Dig if you will a picture...

Screams!

Animals strikes curious poses, they feel the heat, SCREAMSSS

more Screams!

He's sounding Great

I think it's very HOTTT!!!

Nice LOW notes!

Trembling stomach

When doves Crrrryyyyyyyyyy....

"Give it up for the band...

Maybe I just like my father toooooooo BOOOOOOOLLLLLDDD!!

I need another ciggy!

Something about cheering or running away?

Screams, whistles!

RHT

Small intro of the band during WDC..........

The crowd is really having a screamfest.......How WDC could ever get a bad review is beyond me

WDC is over......and dang. I am deaf Lots of whistles in my ear and screaming galore........Clay is talking a bit....making the fans even crazier for him.......

Mentioned TRL again.......screaming.....Tells this this song reminds him of them....says it's now the biggest selling single of 2004.........talking about how much he has to be thankful for....

He said, "I am thanking you in The Way." Screams.

Singing The Way now..but the scremas are so loud...........

THE WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY

THE WAY YOUR LIPS INVITE.....

CB

SAYS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS....

TALKING ABOUT TRL

THE WAY

OMG HE SOUNDS SO GOOD........THANKING FANS!......THE WAY!

Talking about "The Way" and because of You...

The Way or Invisible? (couldn't hear) is the biggest selling single of 2004!!!

Dedicating "The Way" to us.

THANKING EVERYONE "FOR ALL THE STUFF YOU'VE DONE FOR ME"...................

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww SO COOL

Because of you, THE WAY is the biggest selling single of 2004!

Mentioned TRL and that it's his favorite song. Dedicated it to the fans!

And I want you to be miiinnneee,

It's in the way that you move me, and the way that you tease me, the way that I want you tonight...

Sigh, I understand oh too well...

OMG! I'm so crying right now!

Don't ask me to describe. I get all choked up inside.

The way that I want you tonight!

The way you hold me.

The way you know me...

when I can't find the right words to say....

I feel it in the..........way.

SCREAAAAAMMMS!!!!!!

and more Screeeeaaammmss!

He's laughing.

OPEN ARMS!

RHT

There is a lot of screaming going on throughout The Way....might be singing along with....hard to tell............

All choked up inside, just thinking about the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay (Screams) The way that I want you ...........the way you hold me....yeah......

Something bout the way you look tonight....

I feel it in the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww It's over

But the scremaing isn't....

Singing Open Arms...

SCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCREAAAAAAAAAAAM

LAST SONG OPEN ARMS....

KELLY IS WEARING SAME SUIT AS XMAS SHOW....

VANNY SAID HES JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

OPEN ARMS NOW!!!!

GOSH I AM A MESS!!!!!!

JUST AMAZING!!!!!

SO MANY SCREAMS!!!!!

Lying beside you, here in the dark,

feeling your heart next to mine...

(please I don't need any more ideas...)

We sailed on together.... Kelly sounds GREAT!

Open aaaarrrmmmmsss!

Screams! The crowd is loving Kelly back! Good crowd!

I neeeed you to STAAAAAAYYYYYY!!

They are singing together so beautifully!

Kelly's wearing white capris and jacket, sparkly sandals.

Can't hear their goodbye, but heard Kelly say thankyou!

Scream

CB

Vanny is going out of the arena and will call me back.......she cant hear me very well due to allthe screaming still.

She said his hair was very cute. Normal Clay hair but looked better then it has in the past few concerts.

Had on the acid trip Dr. Suess jacket....and the saftey pin pants!!! LOL (that was what she called it!!)

I'm officially spent!!!!!!

Susan said she ran out of film or she could have got some great "Waldo" pics. He was sitting on the stool right in front of her.

She said he was bouncing all over the stage and that Qiana and Clay were having a blast together...really having fun.

She said this was the best she's ever seen so far!

THE Way is the biggest selling single of 2004. Thanks for the Clayfans!

RHT

Some tidbits from GrammasforClays post concert:

During WDC..there is NO space between him and Angela....he did yank her and grab her by the belt again..

Also...I reported that Gramma yelled "WHOA" at the beginning of WDC....I asked her why she said that and she said, when he took his jacket off, he flung it so forcefull it went about 4 feet away and hit the mic stand.

Screaming for Clay was 10-1 over Kelly.

JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH LADY JACK WHO IS ON HER WAY HOME...HERE ARE SOME MORE TIDBITS...

THERE WAS A CUTE GIRL AROUND 20 IN THE AUDIENCE AND SHE HAD A SIGN WITH A PICTURE OF HERSELF JUMPING OUT OF AN AIRPLANE. APPARENTLY IT CAUGHT CLAY'S EYE AND HE ASKED HER ABOUT IT AND SHE SAID....IT MEANS....

I FELL FOR YOU, CLAY

SO HE HELD HER HAND AND SANG TO HER AND SHE SANG BACK. BUT THEN SHE TURNED AWAY OR SOMETHING AND NO ONE KNEW IF SHE WAS OKAY AND CLAY LOOKED TO MAKE SURE SHE WAS OKAY...AT LEAST I THINK THAT IS WHAT IT WAS.

OTHER ITEM...

CLAY ANNOUNCED WHO WAS VOTED OFF AMERICAN IDOL AND SAID THAT LATOYA AND JENNIFER WERE IN BOTTOM THREE. HE SAID YOU HAVE TO VOTE IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO WIN.

EARTH TO CLAY: REGARDING AI3: WE DON'T VOTE AND WE DON'T CARE. LIKE WE HAVE BEEN SAYING...GAME OVER IDOL FOUND. MY 2 CENTS.

CB

Last details from LAluvsClay

Stubble was very evident...

Two arm Clelly hug, he bent his head down to Kelly...

WDC dance was "medium" sensual, but not over the top...

Hair looked reddish, longish on the top, but styled nicely...

Security wants them to leave their seats!

lol! Don't they understand "concert afterglow"?

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SACRAMENTO CELLCERT RECAP

WOO HOO! Let the cellcert begin!... Sunburn should hurt like a "SIMON" today. Usually the second day is the worst. OUCH….WHERE'S MR. SEXYPANTS !!!! Can we start playing "YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON"??...How many hours to Claybe!... #3 on TRL Clay…But I'm in the Midwest, dead on my feet! Why, oh why do these have to start so late??..Wait, I have a solution. I'll just quit my job so I can sleep in for the west coast cellcerts! YEAAHH, that's it! Let me just run that by my husband and see if we can get that one to fly!! HAHA!!! I LOVE the West Coast cellcerts!!! I get to have dinner done and over for a change - makes hubby a little bit happier!!... The security said that they are expecting about 10,000 tonight!!!!!... YO HO YO HO IT'S OFF TO CLAYTIME WE GO…Hello cellmates! …It's 11:17AM and the day's bright and cheery in Australia right now…COOL!!!

Will anyone admit that they cried when Ruben was announced to be the WINNER of A.I.2 and Clay didn't? …cried….screamed…heart wrenching wail from deep inside my soul…was mad for days….won’t even watch that part ….still can’t watch it….upset for days…uttered some not so nice words… (Do tell!!)…cried and got very angry…knew we had been duped! Absolutely befuddled….refuse to acknowledge it ever happened…Thank goodness it worked out for our CLAY IN THE LONG RUN. LOOK WHERE HE IS NOW…But, Clay has come out more than just a winner of a title...he is an American Phenomenon!!!! YEEEEEESSSS!!!

I am singing....."You Can Leave Your Hat On", but I am making up the rest of the words, they are a little more x-rated than the original ones posted....MY IMAGINATION IS JUST RUNNIN AMUCK HERE WITH THOUGHTS OF CLAY DANCIN TO THAT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..(Isn’t your imagination always in the muck???? lol...) OOOOO…We got a soundcheck!!!!... Aren't we getting sophisticated!!! The PARTY CAN START, I'VE BEEN SPRUNG FROM CELLBLOCK C!!! HAHA!!!!... Clay brings out the "BEST" in everyone!! …Yes he does!!!...My mind is so frazzled, thought I read “CLAY BRINGS OUT THE BEAST IN EVERYONE”…well that’s true too!!! LOL!!!... I live vicariously through Angela at each cellcert…DON’T WE ALL…sigh… I'll let you all be Angela and I think I will stick to being the MIC STAND….HAHA!!!...I just noticed something: I have more claymates on my AIM buddy list then actual friends/buddies…its all about livin’ in the CLAY WORLD!!! Report:There is like a "moat" around the catwalk…I told her to toss Clay the phone while I'm listening and to not hit him in the head….LOL!!! Hearing him LIVE is like winning the lottery! WooHoo!... A moat?? Well Clay is royalty… Like a moat will keep any true Clay fan away from the catwalk. Future concert goers now preparing to add scuba gear to their packing list….snarky!!...I LUV IT.

While waiting for His Gorgeousness, I...:

1. did the dishes

2. watched progressive ISY videos

3. required defibrulation after SD ISY

4. voted voted voted

5.edited my post

6. added 16 Clay pictures to my photobucket

7. downloaded three new Clay videos

8. looked thru the mail for my new Clay magazine

9. answered two PM's about Clay

10. posted on the street about how I'm not obsessed

11. potty break

12. let dog out

13. let dog in

14. freshed DIET PEPSI

15. popped in MP3 of concert…ready to go!!!

Wouldn't it have been too funny if all the Claymates had shown up to the concert tonite in hats!!!!!! Think he would have got the message that we love the hat on georgeous little studmuffin!!!!!!!!!... Who will be the CHOSEN ONE tonight???? Someone from our board???..hope so..tell Clay we like the hat…and that the CELLMATES love him!!!! Clay is finally getting comfortable with calling us Claymates. Can't you just see the look on his face if someone asks him to give a shoutout to the Cellmates. Priceless!!!... In my mind I'm goin' to California!..... “Angela has rubbed off on the Clayton”….hmmmm….not gonna go there…. Getting impatient here….and hungry…Hot toddies, strawberry cheesecake blizzards…yumyum…almost as yummy as Clay….catsup chips….what’s that????....some arguing over who gets to be the Mic Stand…now girls, Cellmates always share….that’ s better… Let’s PARTAY!!!!... I was partying in da womb babe!!!!...I just bet you Wuz!!!... WELCOME NEW CELLMATES!!!..HOLD ON BABES, IT'S GOING TO BE A BUMP AND GRIND RIDE!!!...Don't make me chase ya…. Everytime the phone rings and I have to run to get it, Hubby say's, "Who did you think it was, CLAY???..HAHA!!!

SEATBELT FASTENED - LET'S BLAST OFF – YOUR CAPTAIN THIS EVENING WILL NONE OTHER THAN MR. AIKEN, TALENT, HUBBA HUBBA EXTRODINAIRE!!... Cell-i-brate good times, come on!... COME OUT COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE CLAY. WE ARE WILLING AND WAITING. PLEASE COME OUT AND PLAY PRETTY PLEASE… CREW ALL READY WILLING AND ABLE FOR INSPECTION CAPTAIN AIKEN SIR!!!!....(SAAAAA-LUTE!!!)…When he looks at me with those Master and Commander eyes during ISY, he is my CAPTAIN HUBBA HUBBA....DREAM ON MY PRECIOUS - I'M CO-PILOT & FIRST MATIE!!...... I just had the mental image of Clay out at sea with a shipful of "enthusiastic, passionate" CELLMATES, and I thought, "I bet he'd get over his fear of water reeeeal fast and swim to shore!!!" LOL!!!LOL!!! Yes, we're all horn-dawgs!!! WOHOOO its getting closer...I can feel the chills coming on!!! RUN TO ME CLAY...COME COME COME!... I can feel him moving through the crowds as we type….ooooo ….Claylepathy…..

The lights are out!!!!!!!...HERE HE COMES!!!!!!!!!!!...KYRIE!!!.. Whoo-Hoo!!!! It's Claytime!!!!... SCREAMING SO LOUD I CAN HARDLY HEAR! But he sounds so good!... Sleep- Who Needs Sleep? Sleep is a hobby!!..,OMG!!!! Lots and lots of east coasters here…sleep is SOOOO overrated!!!!...who is piling on Psalm’s thingamabobbie????... be nice!!!!.... HIS HAIR LOOKS REALLY CUTE!!!...TONS OF SCREAMS!!!!!!!!!...RIGHT INTO PERFECT DAY!!!!!!.... JUST AS LONG AS SHE'S IN MY ARMS....PERFECT DAY = HITTING HIGH NOTES...SOUNDS GREAT, NOW I KNOW THAT I HAVE A LOVE I CAN'T DENY!!!!...(we can’t deny it either CLABY…)… TONS OF SCREAMS! Something about his dressing room?..more screams, he's giggling….Talking about American Idol, and Wednesday nights...How he and Kelly dreaded (?) Wednesday nights..told them Amy Adams was voted off, and LaToya and Jennifer Hudson were in bottom three. BECAUSE you didn't vote!...Laughter, leads into IWCY!!!

Did he do his AIR PUNCHY THINGY in Perfect Day??? I just love that… It's funny, but we all know exactly what you're talking about…heehee!... WHEN YOUR DREAMS GIVE OUT, I WILL CARRY YOU…TAKE MY HEART....WHEW.....HELD LONG NOTE...............CARRY YOU CARRY YOU….yummy…my kids think I have lost it big time… Welcome....we have all lost it. Here's to not caring!.. YAH BABY!!!... ALL ABOUT LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!...Love, Love, Love, Love, Love!...Crowd's going crazy! SOUNDS LIKE HE IS LAUGHING DURING THE SONG.......... HIS SPIRIT IS DANCING!!!! SCREAMS.... MSS!!!!!...SOUNDS GREAT!!!...GOSH I FEEL LIKE I AM RIGHT THERE !!!!!...TONS OF SCREAMS!!!!!!... Holding the LOOOOOONNNNG notes!...No hat tonight… So is Clay's stylist back on the job!?... Clay...Turning up the lights, reading sign, "We dropped 13,000 feet for you!" They went skydiving fo Clay!!! "You are obviously crazy! Sherrie! Is that for me? You could have done that for Kelly for all I know, doesn't have my name on it. This is for you."… OHH GREAT...now all the sky diving places are gonna get calls from women all over the country just like the Nike Factory Shoe Outlet…HAHA!!!...Us clay fans could potentially save the economy if ya think about it!!! FUNNY!!!!

WYSYLM More screams… NO PHONE BIT TONIGHT??? AHHHHH, im sowwie reporters…. think he signed the girls parachute???... Heard that there's stubble... BABY WHEN YOU HOLD ME DO YOU MEAN IT....WOW WOW..HUMUNGOUS SCREAMS.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, WOHOOO...FINALLY a stubble report!!!!!! At least we didn’t have to wait till the very end like last night!....Another workday tomorrow where I'll need eye drops and under eye concealer for the dark circles to go w/ the stupid cellcert grin on my face…. Oh my gosh ... it's SO late and I have to get up for work in 6 hours! What am I doing here???? I've officially lost it!!..Concealer??? I've found my Oil of O'Clay helps, too… Oil of Clay? Have mercy!..

Duet time…OMG...I love him. I've got chills and I'm not even there!.... STUBBLE ,STUBBLE WE HAVE STUBBLE!!!!!... (down girl!!)..Without Yoooooooouuuuuu….sounds great!!!... Without you where do I belonnnggggggggggggggg...........HERE WITH US, CAPTAIN!!!.... He sounds wonderful. Strong and really on it!...Audience sing along to Invisible!.. FROM A SONG YOU DONT KNOW TO ONE YOU DO!!!..( but we DO KNOW IT, Clay!!! We have it memorized already!!!)… His voice - so clear and beautiful!.... No Cell Phone talk tonight?????....Doesn't he know we think HE GIVES GOOD CELL!...HAHA!!!.. If I was Invincible...I'd make you mine tonight! You betcha Clayton!... HE DID IT!!!! OH THANK YOU CLAY!! (I LOVE IT WHEN YOU SING "WHAT!?!?!*)..I am nothing without you...Make you miiiiiiine tonight!..Wait I already ammmmmm… Now ISY… I SURVIVED YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.........GAWD HE SOUNDS SO GOOD ON ISY... IN TEARS JUST HEARING THIS SONG!!!!! SCREAMING....GOOD LUCK I WISH YOU WELL!!!! …SOOOO MUCH EMOTION!!!!!...GOSH I AM A RIVER HERE....MY EYES WONT DRY UP!!!. I hear swoons, didn't know what swoons sounded like before Clay, but I am hearing swoons from across the country….I think the mic is gonna need a ciggy when he's done... Heck I need a ciggy and I don't smoke...

Awww…someone’s birthday at cellcert… here’s a big, Chocolatey Clay, just like the chocolate easter bunnies.....save the best parts for last…(YOU MEAN THE EARS, RIGHT?)…of course!!!!... The stunts to meet Clay are going to get out of control... Sherry the "Invisible Video" girl jumps off a bus.. And now we have "Parachute Girl" to contend with.... Oh mama, what's next?...I know. I'll put my hang glider suit on and I'll shoot right into the middle of the next concert... I'll come in FLYING WITHOUT WINGS........ROTFLOL!!!!!!... OK, NOW .......I HAVE TO GET READY TO LEAP TALL BUILDINGS IN A SINGLE BOUND , I GUESS IF I WANNA MEET CLAY THEN HUH?? HOW ABOUT WALK ON WATER??? RUN THROUGH FIRE?? CLAY SING TO ME BABY , I WILL DO ANYTHING!!!!! … The only way I will ever jump out of a airplane will be if I am hanging on to CLAY when I jump!!!!!!!!!! You aren't afraid of heights too are ya' Clay, come on lets jump!!!!!!! I'll make sure there aren't any lake or large bodies of water below us!...ROTFLOL!!!!!

THANKS TO BACKSTAGE CREW...........BIG CROWD THERE TONIGHT..........SURE IS CHATTY!... "Got a bigger crew than we expected!" …Talking to people in back and on top. "How're you doin'?"… "Angela's hair has changed every night for the last three night, it's going to be green next!" HAHA!!! (Oh, like you can talk, Mr. HAT HAIR!!!!)…OMG! MOAM…. crowd singing along…God I love this man… Singing Fields of Gold….FIELDS OF BARLY...WALK IN FIELDS OF GOLD...LOW NOTE GREAT…TONS OF SCREAMS.....WINY NOW…. HE DIDNT FORGET THE WORDS TO WINY....LIKE IN CHICAGO!!! LOL….."WE LOVE YOU CLAY"…CIMM...... ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!... He sings every song great, but I sense something something special in this one. I know why but it's obvious!... He's perfect, and the place sounds silent…. Anyone have some Claynex??????....

WDC!!!!...Why do we screeeeeeeeam at each other! WOW!..( GET THE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS OUT and HOSE ME DOWN!!!)… Pauses, taking off jacket, more screams, BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM, Dig if you will a picture...Screams! Animals strikes curious poses, they feel the heat, SCREAMSSS, more Screams! He's sounding Great…I think it's very HOTTT!!!...Nice LOW notes! Trembling stomach…

.... WHEN DOVES CRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY HELD THAT NOTE…Crowd going nutzo!!!!!... (cellmates rock out and do the Angela dance in their chairs)…

"This single has gone Platinum!”…Because of you, THE WAY is the biggest selling single of 2004!...Mentioned TRL and that it's his favorite song. Dedicated it to the fans!... ???????????????? The Single??????????????.... PLATINUM means a million shipped NOT a million sold, so it could be platinum!..WHERE IS OUR FACT CHECKER???? “And I want you to be miiinnneee, It's in the way that you move me, and the way that you tease me, the way that I want you tonight...(Sigh, I understand oh too well..)… I feel it in the..........Waaaaay…. SCREAAAAAMMMS!!!!!! and more Screeeeaaammmss!...He's laughing….. Tonight I am singing..."I wish we all could be California Girls"… OPEN ARMS!....Two arm Clelly hug, he bent his head down to Kelly...

Had on the acid trip Dr. Suess jacket....and the safety pin pants!!! LOL!!!!…My Lord, had to wait till the end of cert for wardrobe check!!!!..LOL!!!... CLAY CERTAINLY SPREADS THE LOVE…AMEN, SISTAH!!!!

I WONDER IF YOU ALL - INCLUDING CLAYTON AIKEN - REALIZE WHAT AN UNUSUAL AND VERY SPECIAL THING THESE CELLCERTS ARE THAT WE SHARE SO UNIQUELY, ALL BECAUSE OF ONE YOUNG MAN. TALK ABOUT PASSING ON THE LOVE.

GOTTA THANK YOU ALL....*wipes tear from cheek*

AWESOME!!! Once again, another TWO THUMBS UP for the CLAYTON and the CELLMATES!!!!

If this were a movie, it would be “CLALIFORNIA DREAMING ”

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Aww, couchie... it was a great concert! I wish I'd taken video. But... I took pictures instead. Here's my recap from that night, originally posted on WMS:

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WARNING!!! Way long post!

Driving to Sacramento - left a bit early to avoid traffic. Drove up in my convertible with Gonzo strapped in the back looking out over the trunk - he was very visible! About 5 miles from the Arena I noticed a 3-bus convoy up ahead. As we got closer I realized that it was Clay's buses. Drove along side them for a bit - don't know if they noticed Gonzo or not, but if ANYone looked out the window, he was totally obvious. Of course, I got quite the giggle out of it. My SIL knew then and there she was in for a crazy night. Eeeeeee... We tried to stay with them, but they were going about 50 mph, so I had to move on. Slowed down a bit to make sure it was them, and sure enough they got off the right exit. We tried to get into the parking lot to make triple-sure, but they wouldn't let us in for another hour. C'est la vie.

That was definitely the beginning of our fun.

Got to Arco Arena a bit early to meet my niece, she was late. We walked around to the back to prove to SIL that it was indeed Clay's bus we were driving with. Of course, it was. We also registered to win M&G, but didn't, and then sold my leftover Row 8 tickets (JC and Abi's tickets) to a VERY happy young lady who hugged the stuffing out of me! The radio station upgraded the people who had the "worst seats" in the house. This girl had the second worst seats. So she was quite pleased and so was I.

Had fun watching the the "boys" play a bit of basketball before work. Check out Jerome in his Tampa Jersey! :D

http://photobucket.com/albums/0903/dlfnd4s...Basketball2.jpg

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Ok, 5th Row, 3 seats in from catwalk - very cool, except totally unappreciated by those around us. Three women next to us (in the 3 seats right NEXT to the catwalk) SAT the entire concert! Row 4, right next to catwalk - a MAN who also SAT the entire concert. Gah! I was pulling out my hair and they were completely unmoved. Maybe I'm nuts?

I really liked Kelly. She was adorable with her fans. One girl tossed up a homemade t-shirt to Kelly during a song. Kelly picked it up and loved it. Put it on, bantered a bit and just really made the fans day. (she was a little confused about who gave it to her at first, but when it was all cleared up, it was all good). She proved to Clay that she can indeed put her feet up to her face when she declared her feet not smelly by way of sniffing them herself. It was kinda cute. She rocked IMO; was not screaming and seemed to be havin' a great time. The more I see of her the more inclined I am to buy her albums.

By the time Clay came out I was a quivering mess of anticipation. I dialed and positioned myself to find him coming from somewhere in back. Whether you've seen it once or a hundred times, the anticipation of looking for him in the arena while Kyrie starts is just way too fun!

He came down the far aisle to the steps directly in front of us.

http://photobucket.com/albums/0903/dlfnd4s...tTour/Kyrie.jpg

Kyrie was explosive. Overall, Clay was in top form and he was very playful, very strong, very goofy, very sexy, very ON. Green Bondage outfit - not my fave, but who cares. He can wear any darn thing he wants and I would barely notice. His face and body and voice were so expressive last night his clothes were completely irrelevant.

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Perfect Day... man I wish I had more pictures of this song. He was totally acting it up, pumping his fists, dancing around, having a blast. His facial expressions were priceless. He was just being a total goofball. This one is not goofy, but.. really, he was. I have his goofball faces burned into my retinas!

http://photobucket.com/albums/0903/dlfnd4s...dentTour/PD.jpg

Hello Sacramento...

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One from NMSS...

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When Sherrie and Clay were singing WYSYLM to each other! And then he kissed her hand... his lips were on her skin! Not a peck, a KISS... A delicate, lingering kiss... GAH!

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Invisible Tease, Taunt, and Touch... (people stood for this song...)

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Um, I did survive you...but just barely. Growly Clay is my weakness.

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At the end of ISY, his angsty demeanor completely changes, and he says, "Don't worry, I'm not really that mad!" :lol So cute!

Ok, Acoustic set time... BEAUTIFUL... Have I mentioned I love him yet?

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WDC... I honestly didn't take more pictures of this than anything else, but more of them came out better. Go figure! I'll leave any further comments to your very fertile imaginations.

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He did the very lovely Becos of You speech -- yeah, it's the same one, but I swooned nonetheless. He loves us and I love him right back. :xo

http://photobucket.com/albums/0903/dlfnd4s...ntTour/Way1.jpg

http://photobucket.com/albums/0903/dlfnd4s...ntTour/Way2.jpg

We waited by the buses, but alas no Clay. There was some troublemakers and I think they finally caused enough ruckus (cops and everything), that Clay and Kelly got into a white van and left rather than coming out to the buses. At least that's how it appeared. In any case, we were battered and bruised from our encounter and so left the scene of the battleground wounded but not beaten!

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