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Lakewood Amphitheater Show (Atlanta) - Sept 10, 1999
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We saw The Producers at Lakewood Ampitheater this past Friday night. It really amazes me how these four gentlemen who only see each other when they show up to play, can be so tight as a band onstage. The energy is still there, the fun is still there and the talent is definitely still there. The reason the band only sees each other at shows is that they all live in different areas. It was brought to Bryans attention that they should get a show for New Years Eve, since that will be their 20th anniversary! It's hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the guys first got together. I know that negotiations are ongoing to get the Best of The Producers out on CD. It may have to turn into a 2 CD set, simply because there are so many great songs. I have obviously been a Producers fan since day 1 and will continue to be a Producers fan for as long as there is still a Producers band. Bryan and I have been friends for over 25 years, so I know what a hard worker he is. If anyone can negotiate the CD it is Bryan. I'd like to hear comments from other fans.
My wife and I finally made it up to Atlanta from Jacksonville to see (and hear) The Producers. It's been many years since I've been able to hear my favorite band play live and I'm here to tell you... they have not lost a beat! Unfortunatly being the openning band of three they only played a short list of 8 songs starting with "Merry-Go-Round" and right into "What She Does To Me" second. I always thought that the little guitar solo thing in "What She Does To Me" should have been done twice on the original recording and I was blown away when it was done twice this time around... live! "What's he Got" was next and done to perfection. We were surrounded by people who frankly didn't know who the Producers were but were bouncing around in their seats as though listening to their favorite song! "Operation" was next followed by a brief announcement about the possibility of a CD. "I Love Lucy", "You Go Your Way" and "She Sheila" wound up the brief but VERY enjoyable show. I am very much looking forward to any upcomming smaller, more personal show... one that would include non-stop dancing from beginning to end, after all, you can't just sit and listen to these guys... you just can't do it! Oh yea, there were two other acts after our boys but for the life of me I can't remember who they were... :)
We got to listen to them for a long time, before the concert actually started, they were practicing. Lots of songs. We took a few pictures but they were from far away. Security would not let us down to the front for any pics. I should have sent an email to Brian before the concert to see if he could have gotten us back stage passes or something. I didn't even think about it.
We were sitting by this couple who was shocked to see the Producers playing. He said the last time he saw the Producers was over 15 years ago, when he was in high school. But when they came out to play, he said that they sounded exactly as they had all those years ago.
Brian gave the website a plug and talked about the cd that they are trying to release. Hopefully that will come along real soon and rather quickly. Kyle said he was glad to see so many young people under 40 there and was glad they remembered who the Producers were. Naturally the crowd went wild. Although they only played about seven songs, they were great. Starting off with Merry Go Round, then What's He Got (which we heard twice, once in practice and then now), then I believe it was Operation, What She Does to Me, Lucy, and then last song was She Shelia. I forgot one song. I didn't remember to bring a pen. I definitely need to get more organized. I was so hoarse when they finished playing that I could not talk. They were great!!! Wayne danced as Wayne usually does and the crowd went wild. They played for about 45 minutes, and didn't play most of the songs they usually play. Although I was disappointed with the time frame and quantity, I was thoroughly satisifed with the quality. It's as though they always play and entertain us. Certainly worth seeing, even from that far away.
Missi and Kevin Rogers
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