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 Post subject: 27 October 2006: Atlantic City, NJ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:55 pm 
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Did you attend this show at the Borgata in Atlantic City?

Post your impressions/photos/reviews here.

Please do not post in this thread if you did not attend this show.

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 Post subject: ZPZ in AC
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:37 am 
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After 3 shows in Europe this was the 1st show in the US I have seen:
10 new songs , no 'Roxy' movie intro, no intermission.

Awesome show, the band gets better and better. That's for sure the best current live act on this planet!
Looking forward 2CU guys again next week in NYC.

Setlist:
Andy
Call any vegetable
Tell me you love me
Who are the brain police?
Can't afford no shoes
Willie the pimp
Pygmy Twylyght
Idiot bastard son
Cheepnis
I am the slime
Pound for a brown
Don't eat the yellow snow
St. Alphonzo's pancake breakfast
Father o'Blivion
Inca Roads
I'm so cute (feat.TB)
Trying to grow a chin (feat.TB)
Advance Romance (feat.TB)
Punky's Whips (feat.TB)
Black Page #1 (feat.TB)
Black Page #2 (feat.TB+SV)
Peaches en regalia (feat.SV)
Montana (feat.SV)
Village of the sun (feat.SV)
Echidna's Arf (feat.SV)
Zombie Woof (feat.SV)
Black napkins
The torture never stops

Encore:
Quick orange county lumber truck (incl. Oh no)
More trouble every day (feat.TB+SV)
Band introduction on Token of my extreme
Regyptian Strut (feat.TB+SV)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:53 am 
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YES, I DID GO TO THE SHOW TONIGHT! :D

And what a show it was! I am drained now and will just ad what I have posted in my bulletin on "MySpace"
( http://www.myspace.com/hotvidman )

Oh and ad that even though I had the pleasure of thanking Dweezil in person I want to say it one more time THANK YOU for bringing this great show to us! Thank ALL of you in the band! Also, I did have the great opportunity to do just what Dweezil had been hoping for, I took my 15 year old guitar playing son along with me. We had SUCH a great time! At my death bed he will be looking at me and we will grin one more time for having had such a great memory to share! As a father, I could not help but think the entire show how proud Frank would have been to be seeing and hearing this show! What a tribute to his music and his life! What a great thing for any son to be able to do. I could write all night, but have to get to bed now. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!

<<Subject WOW! Zappa plays Zappa tour!!!!
Body: Just got back from a grueling ride in the rain from Atlantic City. Three hours to get there in rush hour traffic and about three hours home, due to the torrential rain. Worth it?!?!?! YOU BET!!!!

I would turn around right now and drive back if they were going to come out to do even just ONE more song! I am not a believer, but if there were such a place as Heaven, then SURELY Frank would be looking down right now with the biggest grin on that grinning face of his! Dweezil has put the "Eye Brows" on it tonight!

WHAT an incredible show! I was lucky enough to catch it with my best buddy, my own little guitar ripping son, Jesse. We had grins on our face all night, except for when out faces just turned to plain jaw dropping awe! These guys (and girl) were simply AMAZING! If you have a chance, you HAVE to catch them! Only the last show in these parts will be in NYC on Halloween.

Dweezil is an unsung hero on the guitar himself and just an incredible player. Top that off with Steve Vai and him BURNING up those necks and Terry Bozzio on the drums with Napoleon Murphy Brock on vocals and sax and you would swear you could see and hear Frank walking about the stage! The rest of the band was just out of this world too. You would think that they have been playing this stuff for 20 years together!

I could go on and on and on, but suffice it to say that as great as they were, a very humble Dweezil stood on the stage and signed autographs until everyone that wanted one GOT one! We got ours! He was very friendly and talked with all of us too. Always seemed like a real nice guy and now that is confirmed first hand. We JUST missed catching Steve Via as he went to loose some money in the casino too. He got past us about four feet away and disappeared into the crowd. We tried to find him for a LONG while, but had no luck. Remember it IS a casino and luck is not there that often!

GO SEE THIS BAND! I have been hitting the concert scene for 35 years and can't recall a show that out did this one! I made a living with my guitar in my hand for a LONG time too and know a thing or two about playing. These guys make me wonder if I was ever playing a single note though!

Here is the link to the site:
http://www.zappa.com/zpz/index.html

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 Post subject: For 1 night, the smile returns.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:43 pm 
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I'm sure many people will be talking about how glorious this night of music was, so I'll just give my story. Toward the beginning of the show, Dweezil said "This is a great f*cking time to be alive!" I won't go into details, but for me, that hasn't been the case for the past 2 months. As I told Dweezil after the show, for 1 night at least, Frank's wonderful music and the amazing ZPZ band put the smile back on my face. Music is truly the best!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:51 pm 
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Outstanding show, was looking forward to it since I got the tickets months ago. This is the tightest band I have ever heard. Personal favorites: Call Any Vegetable, Pygmy Twylyte, Cheepnis, Tell Me You Love Me, Advance Romance, Zombie Woof. Pygmy was totally amazing. If you are considering getting tickets to an upcoming show, YOU MUST DO IT! Satisfaction guaranteed.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:53 pm 
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hey...what can one say about the performance being put on by dweezil and the band...last night in atlantic city was my 2nd show..the beacon on the 1st leg of the tour being the 1st...i have wallingford, conn and the zappaween show at what will always be the felt forum to me, but today it is known as the theatre at madison square...puke...anywho..very fitting that dweezil and the band are playing the zappaween show at the very last place frank did his..very profetic....well...i will say that both of these presentations of franks music is nothing short of an emotional rollercoaster ride for many of us...and i thank you dweezil for taking the time out of your life to re-learn your technique as to be able to play franks music correctly and with so much friggin' love behind it..it shows everytime you play...now that stellar band...what a bunch of talented folks you have assembled...each and everyone of them is playing franks music with so much joy on their faces while they are playing..it's not just another bunch of talented kids who can play and look at it as just another gig...but true joy at playing this hard to perform music...
as far as the "guests"..steve will always be steve...the kid who lived in his "smelly little black light bedroom on long island saying jimi come back"..always playing that amazing stunt guitar...and terry...he's so fucking cute...it's rediculous...lol..what a monster on the kit...and what a kit...didn't they land that thing on the moon at one time..??..lol..another one of frank's lifers who always has remained loyal to his mentor....now for napoleon...what can you say that hasn't been said about this ball of energy...i'm 42 and i don't move like he does at his age...holy shit....see what touring will do to you??...the man is always so happy to sing frank music and the sax he plays isn't too shabby either...to all of you i want to thank you on behalf of all of us who has enjoyed the shows both in europe this past spring and to all of us in the states who have seen it be it once, twice, thrice or more...you all have done frank proud and i'm sure you all know this....so hats off and cheers to you all...safe travels...and see you next year for more tour de frank.......... 8)


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 Post subject: Atantic City Show Attendee Responds
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:31 pm 
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Once upon a time in the late 60’s I purchased a record album entitled ‘Absolutely Free’ based on the very strange and non-conventional album cover art and song titles. I was immediately repulsed and attracted to the music. I had never heard such ugly and discordant sounds and lyrics arranged in such an interesting and colorful manner. I was hooked on the music and the persona behind it, collected all the music as it was released, listened relentlessly and attended 7 or 8 FZ concerts through the ensuing years. Fast forward to 10/27/06, Atlantic City NJ. What a fabulous show! Much like the one I saw on the summer leg of the Z Plays Z tour in Philadelphia. Note-for-note, the renditioning of FZ’s music was flawless and the band, multi-talented and energetic. I can’t speak more highly of Dweezil who successfully filled the shoes of one of the strongest personalities in music, which is not an easy job (even as the heir apparent). Musically, I particularly enjoyed Call Any Vegetable (Just Another Band from LA version), Brain Police, Torture and Pound for A Brown…. hell, it was all great! Spiritually, I liked some of the more improvisational and possibly impromptu parts of the performance such as Sheila’s Kenny G version of Willie the Pimp as Dweezil changed guitars, Dweezil conducting the band and audience, Dweezil’s comments that “the Rolling Stones won’t be here tonight so you’re stuck with this fucking bandâ€


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:36 am 
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This wasn’t the first time I traveled 1200 miles to see a concert but it was far & away the most rewarding!

I went with my best friend who is forever grateful to me for turning him on to FZ when we were in high school 30 years ago, we both now live in west palm beach fl. between us we have over 30 FZ shows under our belt and both of us agree that musically this show ranks up there among the very best of those. I literally had tears in my eyes several times, I know its different for people who grew up with this music but this is something anyone with an appreciation for music will enjoy emencially.

Ive been reading the reviews for sometime in anticipation of the show and it wasn’t until the recent buffalo show that I saw any repeated negative comments & these were all regarding the sound quality, I have to say that the sound at this show was TOP NOTCH we were in the 11th row stage left & the volume was perfect with every note crystal clear & all the vocals perfectly litigable.

Napoleon has still got it that’s for sure, to think that Ive seen him with Frank over 30 years ago and to see him now with the same energy & stage presence is incredible.

Terry was outstanding & besides his amazing drum performance his vocals were also equally amazing.

I have to admit that I was just a little disappointed with Dweezils vocals when he sang " Im The Slime " Maybe disappointed is too strong a word, I know hes not Frank, but it just didn’t seem sinister enough. Certainly whatever he lacked in stage presence & vocal ability he more than made up for with his ability to recreate Franks guitar work. Tone, inflection, phrasing it was all there. I was especially impressed with his work on Black Napkins & Advance Romance.

Steve Via was utilized just as he should be, sparsely. He is an amazing guitarist to be sure, IMO he was on stage for the right amount of time.

I have front row seats for dec 10th in Boca & access to the sound check, also 5th row seats for my daughter & her boyfriend, thankfully Boca is 20 mins from my house because I also have tickets for the 11th in Orlando,
I only wish I could do more, I can only hope that there will be tours like this each year.

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 Post subject: Great Show
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:42 pm 
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Great show in Atlantic City. First time I have heard "live" Zappa music since 1984 at the Turn of the Century in Denver, CO. It took me back. Saw 15 people from the High School days at the show. Dweezil had some big shoes to fill, he filled them and then some. The solo with Steve Vai and Dweezil during Montana was unreal.................

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 Post subject: EBAY SALE
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:23 pm 
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I've got three tickets to ZPZ in New York tomorrow night on EBAY! Had a brain fart and can't go! I'd be missing my 4-year olds Halloween. Going to see them in DC tonight.

Hope someone will buy them. Need to get them to the post office by about 4 today so I can go drink beer by the Warner. Saw them in Philly and it is well worth it. Wish I could be in NY. Maybe 5 years from now!

Willing to seel them for less. Call me at 443-570-5373. May also be able to get you Bald-Headed Johns autograph. He has a boat at my parents marina. He'll probably be in DC tonight. Hope so! Maybe he'll stand on stage.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:36 pm 
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3 HOURS OF GREATNESS, 3rd row my ears just stopped ringing


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I went to the show in Philadelphia last summer. I took my 10 year old son son with me. This was his first rock concert. He came home and loaded several songs into his Ipod, including one of my favorites, Inca Roads. After I explained to him what prompted FZ to write this song, he dusted off my old copy of Chariots of the Gods and started to read. Anyone who doesn't think Zappa's music is full of timeless social and political import just doesn't get it. Too bad. Everybody has a favorite song or two they wish was part of the ZPZ program. Mine are Andy and RDNZL, among others. When they opened the Atlantic City show with Andy I got choked up. Great show, incredible band. Can't wait to see them in New York.


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 Post subject: Borgata Show
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:25 am 
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Simply put - one of the best concerts I have ever been to. I have been to about 500 - FZ 9 or 10 times - this was in the top 10. I was skeptical at 1st - but Dweezil brought it all together in typicaly FZ style. A perfectionist like his dad when it comes to the music and the musicians he chooses to play with - he must have auditioned alot of people - the musicians in the band were among the best out there. The bands was so tight - I was Blown Away. Then bring Napolean, Steve & Terry into the mix - I couldn't have asked for a better show. Dweezil you fucking rock - I hope you bring the tour back to the NY-NJ-PA area - It's the type of concert you just can't get enough of - If you haven't been to the show and you are a FZ fan or just a fan of live music with some really great musicans you have to see this show - I guarantee you will NOT be dissapointed - all I could say on the way home was WOW - Looking forward to seeing it again. Thanks for bringing the music back to the stage - FZ would be proud.

Frank L.
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I don't think there's much more I can say that's already been said. One of, if not, the greatest live shows i've ever seen. Awesome musicianship from the entire band. Nappi is the best. The mallets are crazy :shock: !! I was at the Philly show, but this seemed to be a much tighter performance. Dweezil seems to be settling in as the band leader. Hopefully they will be bringing the show back around again. Seemed like a pretty packed house with everyone getting into the music. Next time i'll get my tickets a little earlier to get closer to the stage. We stood in the back the whole night and the sound was excellent. Can't wait till next time. :D



It sent him off in such a frenzy, he sang lock around the crock!


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After reading all those posts I am so sorry I did't go there. So... need to wait till next time. By the way when do they give their next concert?

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