The Monkees Cybrary Reading Room

14-May-11

Are You Planning to Attend a Show?

Filed under: Current Events — Torka @ 12:00 pm

Well, what with hell freezing over and all, it looks to be a pretty cool summer. 😉

So, are you planning to attend a show? If you don’t think so, I hope you change your mind. If you’re on the fence, let me encourage you to go. If your excuse is there isn’t one in your town, they’re worth traveling for.

I went to an embarrassingly high number of Monkees concerts Back In The Day. More than you can count, even if you use all your fingers and toes. Los Angeles (several times), Anaheim, San Diego, San Francisco, Reno, Lake Tahoe (14 shows!), Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Detroit, St. Louis, Atlanta, Richmond, Tampa, Orlando, Raleigh, Washington DC, Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and a whole bunch others I can’t remember off the top of my head… Yes, I freely admit there’s at least a passing chance I was obsessed. I prefer to think of it as “dedicated.” 🙂

So I speak from (extensive) experience when I say if these shows are half as much fun as previous tours, they’ll be about twice as much fun as you can stand. Seriously, the guys put on a wonderful show — they were almost more like a revue than a standard “concert.” I’m hoping these 45th anniversary shows will follow the same pattern. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see together, eh?

20-March-11

2011 Tour

Filed under: Current Events — Torka @ 8:41 pm

Our Story So Far: Davy, Micky and Peter (A.K.A. “The Threekees”) all swore they were never going to work together again. Mike (as usual) was in absentia.

Well, as those of us who have been following the Monkees for some time know, “Never say never!”

Recently, a 45th Anniversary Monkees Tour was announced. Yep, you heard that right… Forty. Fifth. Anniversary. If you’re a first generation fan (as I am), does that make you feel as old as I do right about now? 🙂

Anyway, I guess we can assume now that hell has frozen over…

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