We arrived into the Gilford area around 4. It was too early to get into the parking area, so we went and ate at nearby Dairy Bar right outside of the road into the pavilion. Very nice meal, and finished it off with their own ice cream. It reminded me of the Top Gun place in Rehoboth that had milliions of flavors.
Got into the pavilion and just basically waited for the show to start. There's always a long line to get in, so a little after 7 we got in it and eventually made it in. Not exactly sure who is in charge of the Second Stage act, but it seemed a very stupid pick for an Al show. They were supposed to be comedy, but I don't know what I would call it. Especially the group, on the Second Stage after the show, although I think it was the same stupid people. I always enjoy the camera work during the show, but they have a lot of their own promotions at this venue before the show, which I don't really enjoy...
Overall, good show. It was interesting to see Fat without the sounds...was hoping that they might go into a Radio, Radio or something but they just continued. Unique views throughout the show on the screens, which made me glad I had 7th row. Perfect view to watch Al and the screens. Awesome encore, as everyone flooded the stage and we could all stand up and have fun during the encore.
Tried to wait after the show, but it was no luck...as they had to make the trip back to Jersey that night I guess. We stayed just a little outside of the area, but they have to do what they have to do. Very nice security guy, though, that tried to get us back...although he had to stop us from being in the official meet-n'-greet. Just doing his job...very understandable. Had a good time talking to a few people in that waiting area. Made our way out to the road that the bus would drive out of. Got waves from the band in the front, as they were leaving.
Tour Dates - 2013
April 10, 11, 18, 19, 20
June 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15
July 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31
August 1, 2, 3, 4
Jim West -- April 17, June 29 & 30, July 4