Ansamcw

Aug. 29, Champlain valley, VT

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oops I was late tonight...thought it starts at 8 pm

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From Ch:

t is starting. Band members on stage

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And we are twisting the night away...

I love this song so much!!!!!!! Clay has so much fun singing it...

I can feel the energy!

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At the hop!!!!

Just remembering the 50s set from my concert makes me smile!!!

Go Johnny Be Good....you go Clay go!!!

And the robins are rockin!

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The Great Pretender....GAH...I love when he sings this song!!!!!!!!!!!

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Just finished Only You----now the girls doing Mr Sandman

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Q&A doing Mr Sandman...

That'll be the day that I die...

Get ready...screams greet

GBOF....gads I love how he sings GBOF...Goodness gracious GBOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sure does feel good Clay!!!

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Into his 50 banter

Talking to the audience...asking someone for a specific address as to where someone lives...Very first time he has been to Vermont! Asking people to dance and have fun...

A little cool tonight...talked about Boston being muggy...wild screams...asking are you from Boston? Ask each person where they are from....

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A girl held up a sign that said her boyfriend had dumped her for another girl. Clay said, "oh, really...what's his address?"...laughter, then he said "should we call him?"...more laughter. But, he didn't .

UM now

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And time (very tenderly...GAH) goes by so slowly...

And time....can do so much...

Are you still miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Introducing Elvis medley. LMT

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LMT....fulfilled....GAH!!! He makes me feel that....he feathers off that word with such tenderness....

Hound Dog...revs up....

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Awww he sounds so good on LMT and the piano sounds pretty smooth----strong on the ending---off to the stage and Hound Dog--rocking it out

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Gah...HH...low note Clay "I get so lonely..."

JR...rockin' Clay

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Wow---wailiing on Jailhouse ---sounds good---big cheers----now the beautiful ICHFIL

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SM--crowd is clapping along with it---voice is totally "on"

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SM...he sounds so awesome on this....as he revs it up....

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the sound is really awesome tonight---best in a while---he is really nailing this ---crowd kept clapping through it

good thing die

ooohhhhhh yeah------

because I love you too much baby

dang he sounds great

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Hee...Clay is now behind the clothes rack ripping his clothes off and putting on his 60s outfit...I still say I want that job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daydream Believer....

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Downtown...

Don't here any yells or laughs...must be playing it straight...

Head boppin Clay is in da house....

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Sugar Sugar

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Happy Together....greeted with yells and laughs...I wanna know what is happening...

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Sounds like he's acting up....

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Girls are sticking their fingers in his ears

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OK, he must be acting up---there was big laughter a second ago---now laughter and applause

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Solitaire....

isolated screams....

quiet now...

Beautiful...just beautiful Clay...

And keeping himself he plays a game

Without her love it always ends the same

While life goes areound him everywhere he's playing Solitaire....

Another day....a lonely day....

So much to say but goes unspoken...

A little hope

Goes up in hope (sounds higher tonight)

Get ready...

Solitaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Wild applause....

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Solitaire sounds great----love his voice on this----that reviewer is nuts if he thinks anyone sings this better than Clay

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Where did our love go

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Motown intro. Midnight train to Georgia

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My Girl...you can tell when Clay comes back!!!!!!

Tears of a Clown...

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Rescue me

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Grapevine

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I'll Be There...

I really really love how he has grown into this song...I want to hear the full length version of this song so badly!!!!

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Think

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Talking now

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Do his little "pip search" prelude ---- little white boy-----can't dance-----man who doesn't want to be here----would rather be eating a corn dog-----the gentleman who came because they were threatened or bribed----

yeah I think she is talking about you sir---coming down--hold on----Hello----

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"Angela and Quiana have plenty of soul, Jacob too, and then you have me. 70s had a lot of groups who were singing and dancing. There's a lot of ladies in the audience, also gentlemen who did not want to be here. Those are the men I want help from. Men who were threatened or bribed to come here. Ladies, if you have someone like that, point them out."

He's going down to the audience. Found Ronald who came with Jean? and Mikey. The guy said he's enjoying himself, so Clay said he's a Claymate. Ronald agreed to help them with the 70s.

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Ain't no mountain high enough

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YAY Couchie on the cellstream!!!!!

she does not have any voice....totally love COuchie..aww the ushers are bothering her.

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From CH, CB:

Ushers are making people sit down, walking back and forth -- very distracting

seems to be struggling with voice

funny during Sugar Sugar and Happy Together . .

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reports are that Clay seems a little hoarse.........though we worry about him................it does make for great singing on "Alone" and "Tears" and "Iris"

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No jumbotrons, backdrops or text messaging. No glasses.

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Crowd is not the greatest. The grandstand is not very full. Lots of Internet fans, and they are saving it. During Sugar Sugar he was tickling Quiana, and then Angela. There will be video of Quiana's part. The girls tried to pay him back during Happy together.

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during sugar sugar . . tickling Quiana then Angela -- in center of back where most of audience can't see

when sat down for Happy Together,. A and Q twirling their fingers inside his ears -- he pretended not to notice

pretty dead crowd

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Just got an intermission update from Madame President....

It was her sign that said,

"I'm here cause I got dumped "....she said Clay read her sign right at the beginning and asked for the dumpers phone number.....he asked her to tell her story and she did to the great ooh's and awhhhhhhhh's from the audience. When he wanted his number she declined saying something like she didn't want to sic the claymates on him (dumper)!

She also said the grandstands are completely empty and that's where the majority of seats are....she said there are lots of empty seats in front of her....so guess we need to head out to Vermont quickly.....!!

CMP, if you're out there add Vermont to the "doesn't sell tickets" list!!!!!

She also said the crowd is dead!!! Dead, dead, dead!!!!

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Spotlightlover said he was tickling the girls during Sugar Sugar.. hard to see from the audience but she had a good vantage point of it and got it on video.

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It is intermission and they are chatting about the show. Talking about Clay tickling Quiana and Anglea during Happy Together. It is kind of a dead crowd and the ushers are making everyone sit down. They are saying that Clay's voice is tired sounding. It is a tiny fair apparently. They are not using the back drops or the jumbotons.

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Oh What a Night

Give it up for ?? Ronald??

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December 1963....crowd sounds louder than at the first half....good!!!

September....

Clay sounds stronger on these songs...

Ba di ah...

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September -- (some "Whoo's from the cellcerter)

kick-dance part gets some cheers... more now...

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Too Much Heaven

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From CH, CB, CV:

Mandy....

Applause...

Shadows of a man

Face through a man

crying through the night

some isolated screams...

He makes me like this song....

Oh Mandy....when you came you gave without taking

but I sent you away

oh Mandy...

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Deeper Mandy. Tender sounding.

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he sounds really good on Mandy----voice is good and strong--

Mandy---well you came and you gave without taking

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oh Mandddyyy

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getting ready to launch into the final

yoooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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Doing the 70's banter....

don't tell me you were born or got married....hee.

I hear some hoarseness in his speaking voice...but it's the cellstream so I don't know if that is him or the stream

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Chatting with the audience . . things from the 70s

only important stuff ... .lol -- no birthdays or anniversaries

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BOTW

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When you are weary...feeling smalll

When tears are in your eyes

I will dry them all...(not so low again tonight)

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Ease your miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnddddddddddddddd

Hit it easily....

wild applause

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Felix the preacher now

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In spite of his hoarseness, it sounded to me like he nailed BOTW.. I am trying to cook while listening!

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WDC. He's cracking up. Something about Vermont is a wonderful city, or state. Clay can't sing and starting over again. There he goes.

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Felix said Vermont is a wonderful city -- and Clay said "or state" and then cracked himself up -- now he is totally losing it.... cracking up -- he's starting over.....

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Took him forever to start WDC----everyone just kept laughing----might be good clack ----robes off now and crowd is clapping along

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People clapping along

big scream there --

and another --

and another

Maybe he's finally waking this crowd up . .

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He sneezed after he started singing and started to bless himself! He is starting over now!

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Can't sing -- now just said -- Ah'm starting over again . . .

OK. . . he's back . . and oh, my does his voice sound so beautiful, sweet and pure . .

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father too bold....

GAH!!!!!

This is what sounds like whooooaaaaaohhhhhh when doves crrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Goes on forever.

Wild applause!!!!!!!

All Night Long...

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Never gonna give you up

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Alone

Wild screams....

Never Goona Give You Up....There is a resonance to his voice in this song that just sends me thrumming deep within....dies....

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WHoa super low voice on Clay during NGGYU

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Major whoops and screams---don't know what for----now singing NGGYU----must have done something special in the little movements from the one song to the other

Now starting Alone-----gads---this is always so beautiful

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Alone

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Rock With You -- Jacob -- folks still clapping in time

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Sailing

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Sailing...

He takes me away when he sings this song...his voice just lifts me up and off I go where he leads me...

So tenderly...

Yay! No screamers!!!!!!!!!!!

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gently flowing melody -- Clay's voice sailing around the notes

fading out to S'von's solo, playing out the song .. .

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Applause!!!!!!!!!

Now CTT....wild screaming...and clapping..

Doing the ugly clothing spiel....

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Black velvet

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dressed in the brightest colors we could find

talking about the "stupid-seizure looking dances we did"

laughter

he didn't do any of the dances cause he was in the corner serving the punch -- awww

These are the 1990s

Angela -- Black Velvet

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EOTR

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Jacob is good but when Clay joins in, I get chills -- his voice just does that to me (I mean that in a good way, of course -- haha)

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Iris

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he's sounding great on this -- a little huskier, or something

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wild applause greets LLVL...

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La Vida Loca -- OK, that woke people up

screams

(can hear some struggles in his voice . . . but he's pulling the song through, sounding great)

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Lots of whoooooooooooooooooooossssss and applause for LLVL!!!!

piano interlude

cross everything no screamers....

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I Can't Make You Love Me . . . a quiet audience for a change --

I just hope he isn't losing his voice -- I'm a little worried after that last song . .

maybe it was just the reception . . .

here we go

very soft . . . but sounds beautiful -- filled with emotion

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he brings me to tears with this song...how does he do this to me???

restrained passion....

don't patronize.....

gah

me

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No screamers!!!! Yay!!!!!!

GAH....such beauty...

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IWALY . . . always wonderful

girl can sing

Quiana's getting a great response and sounds amazing, as usual

audience cheering, clapping all through the last verse

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Band intros

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MOAM medley...

IWCY...I really like this arrangement....

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IWCY . . a little different sounding vocal arrangement . . . singers picking up some of the words

The Way .. . something about the way . .

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WYSYLM

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Teased Felix during intros.....the man who knows every state and from the city of Illiniose..Felix...

WYSYLM....claps from the audience....

this song makes me smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No stump the band, then.

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From Ch:

Teased Felix during intros.....the man who knows every state and from the city of Illinios..Felix...

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MOAM medley...

IWCY...I really like this arrangement....

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IWCY . . a little different sounding vocal arrangement . . . singers picking up some of the words

The Way .. . something about the way . .

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WYSYLM

people clapping along

no problems with the words -- lol

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Introducing new songs

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2005...very first visit to Vermont...come back in the future...hopefully with a new album...

Tears....

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BFM

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Ending was better tonight for Tears than last night...it didn't feel like he was floundering and not sure what they were going to do....

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Back for More -- rhythmic clapping in the audience

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audience is singing with Clay on BFM....screams....

He owns this song....

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everyone singing along to "radio, radio"

cheers in the middle

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Invisible

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I'm now deaf in my right ear! INVISIBLE!

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strong, loud, crazy-wild cheering at the end

and right into Invisible

big shrieks there -- musta been a good tug

audience singing -- "wait I already am"

"your turn!!"

more shrieks right there

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Hey -- I think the crowd woke up....

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finishing it up --

I'd make you miiiiiiiine tonight

If I was invisible .......

wait I already am . . . . . . . .

loud, screaming, clapping, screaming, screaming (did I say screaming?) crowd at the end

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Still too exhausted for a recap, but here are my pictures from Vermont. We had pretty far seats and the lighting was bad, but I still got a few good pictures.

Tie tug

Sellin’ it

Quiana wincing in pain

The girls’ revenge

Can someone explain what’s happening with his ear??

The Clangela

Full Album

Enjoy!

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