I guess everybody who was at Mohegan Sun last night.....

I guess everybody who was at Mohegan Sun last night.....

Joanne
Joanne

September 13th, 2002, 3:09 pm #1

...are either playing the slot machines or en-route to Worcester.
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Marlene
Marlene

September 13th, 2002, 3:22 pm #2

Hello,
I was at the concert last evening at Mohegan Sun and it is the first time there, it is beautiful however, I found the crowd very subdued......the only alive group was near the stage....in the back, on the sides and of course in front. I think alot of the audience were not necessarily Neil fans but happened to go to the concert because they were at the resort or they get comped the tickets.....Any other views on that observation? I have seen him in concert every time he comes to New England and I think this was the least lively crowd yet.

Marlene
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Joanne
Joanne

September 13th, 2002, 3:30 pm #3

It seems like whenever Neil plays in an arena located in a casino, a lot of fans say the same thing you did. I think a lot of the attendees have comp tickets and are not necessarily fans. Are you going to Worcester tonight? THAT venue is always awesome! Hope to see you there! 3 1/2 hous til' we leave Manchester!
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Joan R.
Joan R.

September 13th, 2002, 4:34 pm #4

Hello,
I was at the concert last evening at Mohegan Sun and it is the first time there, it is beautiful however, I found the crowd very subdued......the only alive group was near the stage....in the back, on the sides and of course in front. I think alot of the audience were not necessarily Neil fans but happened to go to the concert because they were at the resort or they get comped the tickets.....Any other views on that observation? I have seen him in concert every time he comes to New England and I think this was the least lively crowd yet.

Marlene
WE were one of the groups on the side stage, having a good time. Neil's voice was perfect and the band was great. Even Hadley. Rumor has it that he is hot!! Crowd wasnt bad, by the end of the show they were almost all on their feet. Heading to Worcester to have more fun and see how much sleep we can not get.
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Bob
Bob

September 13th, 2002, 5:06 pm #5

...are either playing the slot machines or en-route to Worcester.
Enjoyed the concert immensely... I especially loved "Girl.....Soon", Neil did a nice job with a young lady in a wheelchair as opposed to a "hotty". It brought a tear or two.
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Anne
Anne

September 13th, 2002, 5:32 pm #6

It seems like whenever Neil plays in an arena located in a casino, a lot of fans say the same thing you did. I think a lot of the attendees have comp tickets and are not necessarily fans. Are you going to Worcester tonight? THAT venue is always awesome! Hope to see you there! 3 1/2 hous til' we leave Manchester!
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Lois
Lois

September 13th, 2002, 6:46 pm #7

WE were one of the groups on the side stage, having a good time. Neil's voice was perfect and the band was great. Even Hadley. Rumor has it that he is hot!! Crowd wasnt bad, by the end of the show they were almost all on their feet. Heading to Worcester to have more fun and see how much sleep we can not get.
he happens to be fabulous and a nice person to boot - he's one of my favorites after neil of course - and don't let haldey's #1 fan judy hear you say that -
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Rev. Bob
Rev. Bob

September 13th, 2002, 7:05 pm #8

Enjoyed the concert immensely... I especially loved "Girl.....Soon", Neil did a nice job with a young lady in a wheelchair as opposed to a "hotty". It brought a tear or two.
.....Neil is a very generous, caring man, even though a very private one(SolitaryStar?). This "random act of kindness" does not surprise me in the least; however, I am pleased you brought it to our attention. Thanks....!!
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Wendy
Wendy

September 13th, 2002, 7:40 pm #9

...are either playing the slot machines or en-route to Worcester.
I thoroughly enjoyed Neil's show last night...once I got in. I was surprised that the lines were so long and so much confusion going on, trying to enter the arena; I was totally stressing when we were nowhere near the entrance as it was approaching 8pm!
The man behind me said there had been some sort of threat, and the State Police were brought in. Did anyone else hear of this?
As we finally got close, they were searching and patting down people; checking purses. Well, I NEVER bring my camera, except last night; I wanted a photo of this indoor waterfall they have at Mohegan, and the guard saw it in my purse. It is now at least 8:15pm, with many more people lined up behind us. She told me I could either put in my car (which is an hour walk away) or leave it at the coat check place; I had no idea the coat check area was just as long a walk!! Thinking back, I should've just handed her the camera; I don't like it much anyway!
When I zoomed back to my place in line, I saw only a few people left trying to get in; as the ticket person scanned my ticket, I heard the music; oh please let that be a tape! Nope. It was the best part of the show I was missing. My eyes filled up; America is the best part!! The security guy wouldn't let any of us pass. I just wanted the other disgruntled fans to be quiet so I could at least hear Neil!
The security guys were blaming Neil that it HIS fault we are out here. I am well aware that once the first song starts, you can't enter. And thats a fair rule. What isn't fair is not being able to get your people in to an arena in a fast, yet orderly fashion. I just wished I had pitched my camera and ran inside!
Once Mission of Love began, people started pushing; I was so afraid someone was going to fall down the steep steps. I found my friend, and tried to relax to enjoy the rest of the awesome show.
Alot of fans were really irate; I just learned my lesson to get there at least an hour ahead of time. Oh yeah, and no camera...I couldn't even LOOK at the waterfall after all that.
The concert was fabulous. Can't wait for Worcester tonight.
You know what? Neil Diamond fans are the best. I've met some really nice people over the past few years that I'm happy to call friends.
I wish you all a good time in the coming concerts. He really does make it feel like Christmas.
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Rev. Bob
Rev. Bob

September 13th, 2002, 8:31 pm #10

...I'm so sorry it didn't "start" so well for you.....!!
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