When we are not able to attend a show, we live vicariously through those fans that are there. I must add that Dana's reviews are the only ones I really read because the others are just plain ridiculous and I will just get pissed off.
The show last night was wonderful, Barry sounded fabulous and looked great. I didn't want the show to end. I cannot wait for tonight.What kind of review is that? It's not...and frankly a waste of space.
So, here are some tips from the upcoming new guide - ULTIMATE MANILOW REVIEW FOR DUMMIES. If you care to add a few please feel free:
DO NOT tell us how fabulous Barry sounded. Ummmm, we know that already, it is a given. Move on.
DO NOT tell us how fabulous he looked. Ditto from the fabulous sound proclamation. Tell us something we don't know already.
DO tell us if he has told a new story/joke. We know most of them already, so if he tells something we haven't heard, that is newsworthy.
DO tell us if he pulled out a song different from the normal song list.
DO tell us if he made one of his Barryisms (funny face, flub the words of a song, etc.)
DO tell us something about the band. You know if you take the time and watch them sometimes, they are hilarious. Once, Danny was so into the song, he lost one of the sticks, he had to jump down and get it really quick - he and Ron were cracking up when he got back in place. Keeley, Kye, Monica and Melanie are always doing little things especially behind Barry where he can't see it.
One last thing and how can I forget this one. A review DOES NOT have to have one freakin WOO HOO in it.
We will have to work really hard to be as good as Dana with the reviews. I remember most of the song list, but I mostly can tell about something that happened on stage like forgetting the words, or the girls and Kye clowning around. I also take pretty good pictures but I don't usually post those because they wind up on pages of people I don't even know.