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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Traveling Circus Goes the Distance and Gains New Found Freedom

Perhaps this is more about Taylor Hicks going “The Distance” to gain “New Found Freedom”. Just when I think Taylor has given his best, he pulls out the stops again and leaves me realizing the best is still to come.


I am seldom at a loss for words, but after this week-end in Birmingham at Workplay, I suddenly find ‘the cat has my tongue’ and I’m at loss for words. Both shows were fantastic, awesome, fun and energized. Taylor Hicks was home and the joy he felt showed.

As I said, I’m at a loss for words this time, so I will let the videos tell the story for me. So grab your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy Taylor Hicks as you’ve never seen him…he has truly gone the distance and in doing so, has gained new found freedom!

I was able to video tape both shows in their entirety. As I get the videos converted over the next several nights, I will be adding them. So keep checking - the best is yet to come!

Pictures - Workplay - Friday Night

Pictures - Workplay - Saturday Night

Boogie Woogie Flu & Hey Pokey Way, Friday, September 25, 2009


I Live on a Battlefield, Friday, September 25, 2009


The Deal, Friday, September 25, 2009


The Runaround, Friday, September 25, 2009


Maybe You Should, Friday, September 25, 2009


Don't Let Me Down, Friday, September 25, 2009


What's Right is Right, Friday, September 25, 2009


Once Upon a Lover of Mine, Friday, September 25, 2009


Nineteen, Friday, September 25, 2009


Dust My Broom with Billy Earl McClellan, Friday, September 25, 2009


The Distance, Friday, September 25, 2009


Gonna Move, Friday, September 25, 2009


Seven Mile Breakdown, Friday, September 25, 2009

My Sweet Lord, Friday, September 25, 2009


And that, folks, ends Friday night's concert at Workplay! Stay tuned - Saturday night's performance will be up before the end of the week-end!

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have not had time to view them yet but I am so excited to see them all. Thank you so much for all your work to do this. I have seen twice The Roxy was simply incredible!! So was the Paula Casino but I liked the music better off The Distance album.Taylor is an incredible performer and person. Thanks again for all your work!

Anonymous said...

Mandy, Thank you for all the media!! You are incredible!!.
Love all you do for us in regard to Taylor. If we cannot "be there"..then we know we can count on you to share...

Anonymous said...

Almost poked you in the head at GREASE w/my cane...sorry about that....but I was so happy to see you and wanted to be sure we connected. Actually I was over the moon happy the whole weekend. The experience was beyond anything I've ever known. I hope Taylor got the same feeling. Thanks for your contributions. I wish the first show had been seamlessly filmed for distribution...it was the gold standard!
Dinah/Linn

Anonymous said...

When RagsQueen is at a "lose for words", the show must have been incredible!

We always know the video/audio contribution from you will be excellent. No different this time.

Here's to more Shadow Tours soon.

cath

Pat said...

OMG Mandy!!!!! These are fabulous!!! I know how much work it takes to get these uploaded - thank you so much! Whew! 27 files......... I'm going to re re-living this magical weekend for a long long time!

Sorry if I got in your way while you were recording........I did try to stay out of your line of sight but with Taylor on stage I think I lost it more than a few times!

Anonymous said...

The quality of the videos is fantastic--they are all so crisp, clear and steady. The sound is great too. You did a wonderful job with them--thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Mandy, Thank you for all the wonderful media. I was there Friday. Best concert I have ever seen. What a night!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fabulous pictures and videos, Mandy! It's great to see everything from so many different perspectives. We can always count on you for quality media!

Diane

Anonymous said...

Thank you. These are wonderful and much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Mandy your videos are fantastic. I really appreciate you sharing with the rest of us.

Simply fantastic. Thanks again G4R

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