Friday, July 27, 2007

First Leg Of Concert Tour a Success!!!

Ms. Bucky has returned from her first set of Clay Aiken concerts, hitting venues in Syracuse, Canandaigua and Chautaugua, New York and Columbus, Ohio!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The first day on the road was a loooooooong drive from Minneapolis to about an hour beyond Cleveland, Ohio. It was 9:00 PM by the time we checked into our hotel and inquired about a place to get a meal. The folks at the front desk referred us to the only restaurant open at that time of night:

And after eating we returned to our hotel for some sleep!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ms. Bucky arrived at the Parkview Hotel in Syracuse in the afternoon. This was a beautiful old hotel with really great service! They ran shuttles back and forth to the venue before and after the concert! But prior to the concert, we ate at the small cafe at the hotel, which is where Ms.Bucky met her first fans! These ladies are from Canada!

After a wonderful conversation with the ladies, we took the shuttle to the venue, where Ms. Bucky posed for a photo while the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra started to gather before the concert.

There are no cameras allowed in the venue during the concert, but Ms. Bucky loves to live "on the edge."

During the second half of the concert, ah yes. . . . .security spotted Ms. Bucky and her camera. She didn't loose the camera or her memory cards, but she had her own personal security guard standing next to her for the whole second half of the concert. I guess Ms. Bucky is extra special! LOL

Speaking of security, let's talk about Jerome, Clay's bodyguard.

This is the man intrusted with the protection of Clay when he is on tour. It's hard to miss him. He is one, big tall guy. For instance, when I stand next to him, and I'm, 5 feet 6 inches tall, the top of my head comes to the bottom of his arm pit. When he stands next to Clay, he towers over Clay who happens to be 6 foot 1. I've seen Jerome in action back during the Solo Tour escorting people out of the concerts who he caught with video cameras. Not a pretty sight! Fans have seen him tackle concert goers who have gotten too close to Clay when he comes out into the audience. And there has been many a time when a female fan, in her enthusiasm, won't let go of Clay's hand - or the crowd surges forward towards Clay, and Jerome is always there protecting him.

Here's a photo Ms.Bucky shot of Jerome doing his job on the concert trail.

So how does one go from being a "big, bad, security guard to this???

Because, underneath it all, Jerome really has a heart of gold! Look at that smile!

And while Ms. Bucky was in line waiting for Clay to come out and shake hands, she met this wonderful couple from Canada!

More to come on the next couple of days on the Clay Concert Road Trip!!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Clay Concert Week!

It's finally here! Ms. Bucky will get to go on a road trip and see her first Clay Aiken concert.

She's got her concert tickets, hotel reservations, suitcase packed, camera ready, and her special pins.

She'll see you in New York and Ohio this week!

Fourth of July Re-cap!

As you can see, Ms. Bucky enjoyed meeting the family on the 4th of July. Family members posed for photos and even took on the task of making sure Ms. Bucky enjoyed all the wonderful food!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy Fourth of July!

Ms. Bucky has often spent the Fourth of July with her family in Indiana. But this year is different. This year she will get to spend the 4th, Minnesota style, with barbecue and long lost cousins. It promises to be a great day!

Two weeks from tonight, Ms. Bucky will be at her first Clay Aiken concert. That promises to be a great day as well!

God Bless The USA!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

OMG! Clay is coming to Minnesota!

The summer is gearing up. Only 9 days left until Clay Aiken's summer tour hits the road. Ms. Bucky has been preparing, carefully going over the maps, shopping for concert attire, and making sure she has enough memory cards and batteries for her camera. She's been told that there is this thing called "Clack", and she wants to make sure she is prepared for it.

But, amid all the preparations for the summer tour, the most wonderful thing happened! Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, announced late Friday, that Clay is scheduled to appear on December 19th and 20th, on his annual Christmas tour. What??? Minneapolis gets TWO nights of Clay Aiken?

Life really doesn't get much better than this, does it?

Well. . . maybe it does! Ms. Bucky is now a subscriber to the Minnesota Orchestra and has front row seats for both concerts!

Ahhhhhhhh, now life is good!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Who Wants The Free Pin?

Hi Clay Pin Collectors! If you are going to be at the three New York concerts or Columbus, Ohio, leave me a message here in the comment section with your board name, and which concerts you are going to, so I can be sure to look for you! Ms. Bucky

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Countdown to the Summer Tour

Ms. Bucky decided it was time to get excited about this summer's big event - her first time at a Clay Aiken concert. 28 days and counting!

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It's time to pick out attire for the concerts and get packing!