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Handy Dandy Guide to Christmas tour 2006

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So many memorable and funny things happened during this tour...this thread is a quick referrence to which concerts would have certain banter...or particular outfit.

I will try and compile as much info as I can...if people want to add some other information feel free to post.

first...guide to venue and orchestras...

Waukegan, IL; Genesee Theatre ;FullScore Chamber Orchestra

Merrillville, IN; Star Plaza Theatre;Bill Porter Orchestra

Verona, NY; Turning Stone Casino; Utica Symphony

Englewood, NJ; Bergen Performing Arts Centre;Edison Symphony

Baltimore, MD;Lyric Opera House; Ed Walters Orchestra

Norfolk, VA; Scope Arena; Ed Walters Orchestra

Williamsport, PA;Arts Centre;Williamsport Symphony Orchestra

Wilkes-Barre, PA; Kirby Center;Leed vinson Holiday Orchestra

Easton, PA; State Theatre of the Art; Chelsea Symphony

Hartford, CT; Connecticut Convention Center;HArtford Symphony

long Island, NY;Tilles Center for Performing Arts; Chelsea Symphony

West Point, NY;Eisenhower Hall Theatre;Chelsea Symphony

RedBanks, NJ;Count Basie Theatre; edison Symphony

Detroit, MI; Max M. Fisher Music Centre; Detroit Symphony

Grand Rapids, MI; Devos Hall;Grand Rapids Symphony

Jacksonville, FL; Moran Theatre;Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Charlotte, NC; Blumenthal Arts Centre; Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Greensboro, NC; War Memorial Auditorium;Greensboro Symphony

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list of Word of the day....

Waukegan, IL...No word for the day

Merrillville, IN; Crescendo getting louder; Decrescendo getting softer

Verona, NY; Firmata..a long sustained note

Englewood, NJ; sforzando... Sudden strong accent on a note or chord.

Baltimore, MD;Tremolo...comes from the italian word for tremble...so a shaking sound when they play strings

Norfolk, VA; Pizzicato...- Played by plucking rather than bowing the strings.

Williamsport, PA;Col legno...when the strings of the string instruments are struck by the wooden part of the bow instead of the string.

Wilkes-Barre, PA; ponticello...it's the bridge of a stringed instrument

Easton, PA; glissando ...go from either end and go to the other end.

Hartford, CT; Bisbigliando...fluttering of the strings on the harp

long Island, NY;Flutter-tonguing...in wind instruments, a coloristic effect produced by the performer rolling "R" sound while playing.

West Point, NY;mallancazzio made up word

RedBanks, NJ;Rallentando ...gradual slowing down

Detroit, MI; Scordatura... The practice of tuning the strings of a stringed instrument differently than the standard tuning.

Grand Rapids, MI; Marcato ...-notes strongly accented

Jacksonville, FL; saltando...which means jumpy

Charlotte, NC; Tacet...orchestra don't play

Greensboro, NC; Flageoleto

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Clay outfits...glasses and stubble reports:

Waukegan, IL...Light Grey Pinstripe suit...with Grey sweater, silver grey tie and blue grey shirt. boots with unmatched socks

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Merrillville, IN...charcoal grey suit, deep purple tie and shirt

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Verona, NY...NAvy Blue suit ...Orange shirt and striped tie with, orange, yellow and blue.

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Englewood, NJ...brown velvet suit - brown shirt - boots

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Baltimore, MD...Burgundy Suit ...Deep Purple shirt and brgundy tie.

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Norfolk, VA...Charcol gray suit, black shirt and tie, sweater

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Williamsport, PADark Grey-Green suit, dark olive tie and bluegrey shirt...glasses

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Wilkes-Barre, PAGray pinstripe suit. Pinstripes were pale gray and robin's egg blue. White shirt. Blue tie, a little bit darker blue than the pinstripe...glasses

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Easton, PA; Dark blue suit, dark purple tie and burgundy shirt and black boots...glasses

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Hartford, CT; charcoal or black suit, brownish tie, plum shirt and brown ankle boots....glasses

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long Island, NYBlue Grey suit, dark purple shirt and no tie...glasses

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West Point, NYgrey pinstriped suit, white shirt, no tie...no glasses

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RedBanks, NJCharcoal grey suit, black shirt, no tie....no glasses...stubble

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Detroit, MI;Black shirt, Black pants silver white tie, black boots, no jacket...no glasses

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Grand Rapids, MINo glasses and stubble took jacket off at the beginning; Charcoal grey suit, dark blue shirt with bronze stripes...bronze tie.

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Jacksonville, FL..charcoal grey suit...burgundy shirt...no tie...no glasses

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Charlotte, NCPewter grey suit, bluegrey shirt...bronze tie., no glasses, no stubble

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Greensboro, NC

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Don't forget - flutter-tonguing (man, that sounds perverted in a really good way) was created (made up?) by Clay.

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Don't forget - flutter-tonguing (man, that sounds perverted in a really good way) was created (made up?) by Clay.
Am I going to lose my minionship if I say you're not correct? That IS an actual musical term...I used to be really good at it when I played the flute. :P

The one Clay made up was mallencazzio. His definition was "playing using only the mouthpiece of the instrument."

My contributions to this thread:

1) Greensboro outfit: black suit, white shirt, red tie, no glasses, hint of stubble.

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2) Merrillville -- he crossed his fingers, first behind his back, and then as he situated the microphone during AIW. After his triumphant finish, he grinned, bowed (messing his hair in the process...yum), and left the stage.

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Don't forget - flutter-tonguing (man, that sounds perverted in a really good way) was created (made up?) by Clay.

I don;t blame you for getting this mixed up...when I was trying to figure out what word he made up I really thought it was flutter-tonguing. I guess you probably got two of your shows mixed up...cos the made up word was in west point.

The next series I thought of is...

He talked to....at...?

> He talked to Bridget (That was really baaaad!!!...mom she cussed on my family show!!!) at Norfolk...

>He talked to Bill and Diane (yougivemehotflashes.com) at Varona

>He talked to sharon (psst you zipper is down) at Varona

> He talked to Elmer (I wouldn't wear white if I were you) at.. ???

>talked to Larry and Marie (mac and cheese) at englewood

>talked Ethel (its all good) at Merrilleville

>Talked to Emma (you're only seven and they will make you drive them) at englewood

you guys can add to this if you want...gotta get more names...

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He talked to Scarlett about her beret and trying to hide on the front row at West Point.

Since I am wrong so rarely...KAndre waits patiently for the hysterical laughter to stop...I forgive you all!

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Hee! I can add to this one! He talked to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

It was at Long Island. He noticed I had binoculars in the 4th row He asked me what I was looking at and I told him his gorgeous green eyes. He asked if I was looking at his zit and later asked me if I was going to upgrade for the following night.

Kandre, Kandre, Kandre....What are us minions going to do with you? it was at Long Island that he spoke to Scarlett!

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KAndre thinks quickly...

Providing opportunities for minions to correct me is one of my responsibilities!

Heck, he busted your binoculars at Long Island too!

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Hey, Ladies!

I was just wondering what songs did Mr. Clay sing on this tour? I've been looking to try & update my list of what he's performed from AI up til now & the last update I had was ATDW CD! If someone could help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thankies!

Love Ya, Mean It!

Ellie

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I was just wondering what songs did Mr. Clay sing on this tour? I've been looking to try & update my list of what he's performed from AI up til now & the last update I had was ATDW CD! If someone could help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Its good you reminded me...

setlist...

Christmas Waltz

The First Noel

Banter

Merry Christmas With Love

Winter Wonderland

Banterw/someone from the audience

Christmas Song

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Sleigh Ride

Banter – thanking the orchestra and Jesse

Mary Did You Know

Hark the Herald Angels Sing/O Come all Ye Faithful

Banter

My Grown Up Christmas List

Banter

O Come O Come Emmanuel

Banter – charity plug (BAF & UNICEF)

Don’t Save it all for Christmas Day

Encore:

All Is Well

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2) Merrillville -- he crossed his fingers, first behind his back, and then as he situated the microphone during AIW. After his triumphant finish, he grinned, bowed (messing his hair in the process...yum), and left the stage.

Coming out of lurkdomland, and at Merrillville, he signed "Thank You" to the audience. I was there and you could just feel the energy of the audience pulling for him to make "that" note. I never felt so much magic throughout a song. You really, really could feel it.

I love this thread. Now I know when I want to find a particular thing he did in a concert, I can find it. Off to view Long Island to see him talk to Scarlett!

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