Foxwoods, Connecticut - MGM Grand at Foxwoods

Date: 
Aug 23 2008
Venue: 
MGM Grand at Foxwoods

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Pre-sale begins at 9am EST, Wednesday, June 18th.

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Location: 
Foxwoods, Connecticut
Attending:

Reviews (135)

OK SO I KNOW IM LATE WRITING A REVIEW, BUT ITS A LIL OVER A MONTH FROM GOING TO THE SHOW! AND IM STILL GLEAMING AND EVERYTIME I HEAR THE BOYS I CAN STILL PICTURE THEM ON STAGE DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST!! I TOOK MY 7 1/2 YR OLD DAUGHTER WITH ME SHE LOVED IT!! MY MOM MADE HER A SPECIAL SHIRT AND A VERY NICE LADY SAW IT WHILE WE WERE EATING IN THE FOOD COURT, AND THE GROUP OF LADIES SHE WAS WITH THEY HAD ALL VIP PASSES, THEY GAVE MY DAUGHTER THERE AUTOGRAPHED POSTER FOR HER TO KEEP!!! IT WAS SO NICE OF THEM AND SHE IS SO PSYCHED TO HAVE IT HANGING IN HER ROOM!! I CANT WAIT TO GO TO ANOTHER SHOW!!! ITS ALREADY BEEN TO LONG:)

Smallest state in the USA, RI <3's Daughtry!!!!! Smiling

This is all I've been able to find - it's literally just a few seconds of that 'different' intro he used with OY...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imUN--3ESxI&feature=related

OMG - can we go BACK??!!! Sticking out tongue

Before they started "Over You" Chris sang something I didn't recognize. Maybe something new?

Thanks for the reviews!!! Sounds like this was a GREAT night!! Quick question caught a quick clip of over you and it sounded like Chris was doing a short cover of another song as the intro???Anyone know the tune he sang- sounded amazing! (he always sounds amazing) Just curious???

Much love to daughtry -

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"Life is not how you survive the storm, but how you dance in the rain."

Those shirts are great. I was trying to read the back from some posted pics...then Steely wore it again tonight in Allentown and he turned around quickly so we could read it. (no where near enough time) Thankfully Brian had his on when he came out later and I could see and read it up close. Brian told us they got them from some fans who had them made from ONE.org --- great job (and message!)

(The STL girls and I all bought and designed these shirts for the guys! SOO happy to see Steely wearing mine!!)

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Krystle&hearts;
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GREAT VIP photos!! Just thought I'd check out all the pics, and you all should be proud of your photos!! Everyone looks like they are having a GREAT time, and Joey is a hoot!!!!
Krista, Bebe, great pics and love the BIG group photo!!!

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One of the DOGGs!!!
~*~ Pledge Mamma #35 (Airlie) ~*~
DAUGHTRY fans are ageless!!
Rocked with DAUGHTRY:
Clearwater, FL 10/08/07
Greenville, SC 12/16/2007 - 2nd row!! OMG:-)
Greensboro, NC 12/22/2007
Greensboro, NC 3/16/2008
Indianapolis, IN 08/09/2008 - 4th row!! VIP OMGx2!!

Music, the best mind-altering substance - gettin' high on D A U G H T R Y forever!!

DAUGHTRY fans are ageless!!! Once a fan, ALWAYS a fan!!!
*Pledge Mamma #35 (Airlie) * One of the DOGGs!!

All the VIP pictures came out great!! I'm so happy for everyone. Thanks to Chris and the guys for a night we will never forget!!! ROCK ON DAUGHTRY FANS!!-Deannarockmama4

~*~ Pledge Mamma #43 ~~
Proud Member of the DOGG Pound

'All that I'm after is a life full of laughter
As long as I'm laughing with you"

I just checked the site and like half the pics are up!! They all look great! I don't think I could have smiled any bigger. But who wouldn't w/ Chris in their arms?

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~ Rocked w/ Daughtry ~

Six Flags 5/20/07
Tweeter Center 7/13/07
Big E 9/15/07
MGM Grand @ Foxwoods *VIP* 8/23/08
Many more to come...

~ Rocked w/ Daughtry ~

Tweeter Center 7/13/07
Big E 9/15/07
MGM Grand @ Foxwoods *VIP* 8/23/08
Showcase Live *VIP* 8/4/09
MGM Grand Foxwoods 3/27/10
MGM Grand Foxwoods 4/28/12
Next up Acoustic Christmas @ Mechanics Hall 12/10/13

I agree with yhou Airlie, Chris could just stand there and breathe and I'd be good with that!! The guys are all so amazing and give so much to their fans we should just enjoy every minute of them when we have the chance. ROCK ON DAUGHTRY FANS!!!!!-Deannarockmama4

~*~ Pledge Mamma #43 ~~
Proud Member of the DOGG Pound

'All that I'm after is a life full of laughter
As long as I'm laughing with you"

You are so right about this comment!!!! Phone book, newspaper ad, heck, sing me a couple of cereal jingles, I don't care!!!!

As long as it is DAUGHTRY, I'll always care!!!!

The reviews for this show are so true as to what a REAL, DIEHARD fans feels.

Glad someone can come up with the words, when I can't....................

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One of the DOGGs!!!
~*~ Pledge Mamma #35 (Airlie) ~*~
DAUGHTRY fans are ageless!!
Rocked with DAUGHTRY:
Clearwater, FL 10/08/07
Greenville, SC 12/16/2007 - 2nd row!! OMG:-)
Greensboro, NC 12/22/2007
Greensboro, NC 3/16/2008
Indianapolis, IN 08/09/2008 - 4th row! VIP - OMGx2!!

Music, the best mind-altering substance - gettin' high on D A U G H T R Y forever!!

DAUGHTRY fans are ageless!!! Once a fan, ALWAYS a fan!!!
*Pledge Mamma #35 (Airlie) * One of the DOGGs!!

Lately I"ve only seen outdoor "fair" shows, this totally blew those away. You can really tell the difference the new lighting makes...and the sound was spot on! I've said this before, but I love how the songs have evolved since the album...with the rest of the guys in the band making their mark on the songs first crafted by Chris. As a long time Beatles fan, I can't help but be impressed with Helter Skelter.

Got to spend time with some old and new friends...and oh yeah, the bar too! (The scene improved once I switched sides...even Josh Paul got stuck waiting forever for a drink!)

Here's the link to my pics...enjoy! (It takes too long to upload here - sorry DO!)
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AMAZING!!!

It was everything I hoped for, and more!

My sister and I arrived around 3:30 and got in line for our VIP passes. The soundcheck and meet and greet were INCREDIBLE!! It was well worth the money and I would do it again in a heartbeat. These guys are amazing and are such sweethearts. Not to mention, they are all damn sexy!! Eye-wink

The guys running the VIP experience were very nice, too. I was glad to see that it was so well organized. I just wish we had at least 5 minutes more to spend with the guys, but I know that would be very difficult seeing how many people bought VIP. The show was yet again, amazing and I loved every minute. The new songs are awesome and I can't wait to hear the rest when their album comes out.

I ended up catching the drum stick that Chris threw out. Joey signed it for me when he came out to the bar after the show. JP and Steely came out for a lil while too and left around 2.

It was another great Daughtry experience and I look forward to MANY more!!

I can't take the smile off my face Smiling

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RI's # 1 DAUGHTRY FAN!!

15 shows( and counting....) since 3/18/07-- and lovin' Daughtry more and more each time!

Can't get enough of these guys Eye-wink

~ Liz D. ~

RI's # 1 DAUGHTRY FAN!!

15 shows( and counting....) since 3/18/07-- and lovin' Daughtry more and more each time!

Can't get enough of these guys Eye-wink

~ Liz D. ~

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It is Tuesday now and I still have a stupid smile on my face from Saturday night. I don't write much on this site but this time I feel the need to say a few things.

I thought that the VIP was worth every single penny. First off it was organized and well run. The soundcheck was an incredible experience. My 12 year old son was with me and he plays the guitar in a band and he was so into the process of getting ready for the show. He loved being able to check out what pedals Steely used and getting to see all the different guitars. These are things that you don't always notice during the show.

The pictures were also very well done. The line moved steadily but they did not rush you out the door once you were in the room with the guys. What I loved about it was that no matter how many people the guys saw before you they treated you like you were the only ones. Everyone walked out of that room with a huge smile on their faces.

So if anyone out there has a chance to do the VIP you should. It was amazing.

We were very lucky for this show and had third row seats. It is so wonderful to be able to see them from that close. I took 121 pictures!!!!

Now I have to be angry for a minute. These people who complain about the legnth of the concert are clueless. I am sorry but it is true. Daughtry is in a bit of a difficult position in that they are headlining in larger venues than most who only have one album. They played just about all of the songs from their album, a cover of Helter Skelter and 2 new songs. They were on stage for 1 hour and 20 minutes and that was wonderful. Of course most of us would have loved to have them out there for hours even if they were putting the phone book to music. They are not a cover band....or a boy band (God..to even put them in the same sentence as the Jonas Brothers, please!) and they are not going to do 12 cover songs to fill up space. They put their hearts and souls in to their music and all you have to do is see them once to know that. I am sure there are also regulations about the legnth of the show depending on the venue and state. I could be wrong in that but I don't think so.

For the record, this was my 8th Daughtry show. It was amazing. I think that the guys are so good together and it is so very obvious that they have a blast out there and that they are very appreciative of the fans and the reception that they get. They looked and sounded amazing. They just get better and better.

My son and I and my friend Ellen were lucky enough to get to see JP, Joey and Steely after the show and they were so gracious. They took so much time to make sure that all of the fans that were still there that wanted a picture or autograph got them. I think it took Joey half an hour to get to the bar. They are an amazing group of guys. It makes me very proud and happy to do what ever I can to support them. They are one in a millioin and I hope that all of their fans realize what wonderful men they are.

I have to say a special thank you to Josh Steely for taking so much time to talk to my son Adam. We saw him on our way out and he spent 15 - 20 minutes talking to us and joking with Adam. Adam looks up to Josh Steely and it was priceless that he supassed my son's expectations. I am forever grateful to him for that.

All in all it was a wonderful night. Thanks Daughtry for doing what you do!!!

The VIP was amazing, the sound check and meet and greet, the concert.. WOW! No complaints at all, doesn't get any better! AWESOME!!!
I just have a couple questions for the people that attended the VIP... Anyone else get stupid in the meet and greet? Get so nervous.. had an amazing inability to shut up??? Ask stupid questions? Couldn't breathe? I got into that little room and *poof* there went my brain power! I am so not that cool!!

This was my last show for who-knows-how-long....My only disappointment was when the night was OVER! I never wanted it to end!

Missed the opening band, and then there were people sitting in my seats when we came in (no worries, I would have tried to steal my seats if no one was in them too!)...The guys were just awesome! I never get tired of watching them perform..Short set, long set, whatever - I'll take it. Sticking out tongue

To everyone I met that night - it was wonderful to meet you! And to my girls - we must do this again soon! Eye-wink

Good luck in the studio, boys! We'll miss you - but we are really looking forward to that new album..And we also hope that you get to spend some time with your families! God Bless! Smiling

I just have to say what an incredible Birthday present for me to have had the experience of their concert in such an intimate venue and then hanging out with the guys afterwards.

As for previous posts of a short (and even disappointing concert....)

It really sickens me that these gentlemen have been elevated to such a superhuman level that you EXPECT them to be spot on, night after night, tour after tour....GIVE THEM A BREAK! These guys travel constantly and here you are, expecting them to: never have a headache, sore throat, sniffle.....let alone just feel like they just are not up to it.....but they do, and they are out there, night after night and rather then appreciate them for the phenomenal musicians they are you critique them for the short concert?!

NOW THAT'S A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!

I feel like I was there with all of you!!!! What a great time and it helps keep alive my VIP experience at Indy!!!

Reading the reviews will help keep me grounded, maybe free from DAUGHTRY withdrawals for a little longer......who am I kidding, I don't think so!!

Reading the reviews made me tear up and laugh, and just thoroughly enjoy YOUR experiences at Foxwoods!!!!!

DAUGHTRY has a GREAT fan base, and for good reason, we have a GREAT band to support and love!!!!!

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One of the DOGGs!!!
~*~ Pledge Mamma #35 (Airlie) ~*~
DAUGHTRY fans are ageless!!
Rocked with DAUGHTRY:
Clearwater, FL 10/08/07
Greenville, SC 12/16/2007 - 2nd row!! OMG:-)
Greensboro, NC 12/22/2007
Greensboro, NC 3/16/2008
Indianapolis, IN 08/09/2008 - 4th row!! VIP - OMGx2!!!

Music, the best mind-altering substance - gettin' high on D A U G H T R Y forever!!

DAUGHTRY fans are ageless!!! Once a fan, ALWAYS a fan!!!
*Pledge Mamma #35 (Airlie) * One of the DOGGs!!

What an awesome show!! It was so nice to see the guys perform in a theatre setting again! The accoustics, the lighting effects....just an awesome, perfect, feel good show!!

I always enjoy Helter Skelter -- being I was such a Beatles freak -- and the guys do an awesome version themselves, sans the guest accompaniment.

Most of all, I just love-love-love "LONG WAY", since it is such a beautiful showcase for Chris's amazing voice.

Also, a special shout-out to new friends made in line at the VIP experience. Thanks for making the time fly by and for sharing your photos and stories! Hope to see you again at another show!

I'm still in Daughtry heaven, the concert was awesome- and want to thank Chris, Brian, JP, Steely and Joey for a hell of a show!! You guys have a new fan- my husband - he loved the concert. The new song was beautiful and I could listen to you guys play all night, even if it was the same song, it would be ok!! LOVE YA!! The light effects rock!! Thanks JP, Steely and Joey for the pics and autographs- so sweet of you to spend time with us. Still waiting to meet you Chris and Brian- maybe next time. I've been to 5 shows now and its never enough Smiling. Looking forward to your new album - Chris, when you're ready to share it with all of us.

I want to say Hi to all the DO girls I met after the concert, especially Nancy, Jen, Patti and all the others that were so nice. Can't wait to see you all again!! Thanks Jen for taking that pic for me (my camera decided to be full at the worst time) lol. I'll post pics soon!! Smiling

Remember- Daughtry on 8/26 at the Dem. Convention- oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Sticking out tongue

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Francine

DAUGHTRY RULES!! ROCK THE WORLD Smiling

Francine

DAUGHTRY RULES!! ROCK THE WORLD Smiling

I still have no voice since Saturday night. What an awesome night. I do have to agree with some people about the concert being short. Don't get me wrong I would do it again in a heartbeat. But, I have been going to concerts for 26 years and that was the shortest one I have ever seen. My husband who bought the tickets for my 40th. feels like I was cheated, and feels bad. But, it was worth it to me. It was absolutely fabulous to see JP, Steely and Joey after in the bar. They signed my pocketbookand were so sweet. Joey, your personal note and autograph with the picture you posed for, was my 11 year old son's highlight of his life!! I am going to frame it and put it on the wall behind his drumset. Thank you so much !! For the Texas ladies I met, I hope mini-me has stopped crying, you were adorable. On to the next show.

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YOU WILL CONSUME ME, BUT, I CAN'T WALK AWAY !!!!!

YOU WILL CONSUME ME, BUT, I CAN'T WALK AWAY !!!!!

Seeing Daughtry at MGM Grand was the perfect end to my summer vacation! I had a blast!! It was so great to see many of my friends again and to meet some of you for the first time!

The show was awesome!! The new MGM theater was so nice and my view from the THIRD ROW was amazing!! The guys were great and I loved hearing You Don't Belong again! That song just has so much energy to it! I also loved the new song Long Way. I was so excited to hear All These Lives too. Again, Chris had great stage prescence and I loved the lighting throughout the show.

Thanks guys for another great show!!! Eye-wink

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Six Flags, MA 5/20/07
Saratoga Springs, NY 7/8/07
The Big E, MA 9/15/07
Foxwoods, CT 12/9/07
Mohegan Sun, CT 3/8/08 *VIP WINNER* Smiling
MGM Grand, CT 8/23/08

I just wanted to thank the band for Saturday night. They all went above and beyond for their fans last Saturday night and I just wanted to let them know I really appreciate taking time out for us. Thank you especially, Joey Josh and J.P. You guys are great!

Thankyou guys for wearing the ONE bands I gave you. I knew you would.

Why did I give you the bands? I told you it was because I thought it would make you happy. I gave the bands to you as a reminder that a lot of your fans are behind you 100% in all that you do and are here to support you. I am guessing that there has to be more of a reason than money and fame for you to leave your families home? I am your witness to all the good that your music as brought into peoples lives. You have made a lot of people happy with your music and all those people really can make a huge difference. The bands I gave you Saturday night at Foxwoods is just the beginning.

I hope the band continues to let the fans in on the Sound Check. I absolutely loved it. It something I always wanted to do. I loved watching the guys work and play in a more relaxed atmosphere than a staged show.

I finally got to see a glimpse of Chris the normal guy instead of Chris the performer. Nice to meet you Chris.

Josh you are special.

Sorry I could not talk to you more in VIP. I have so much more to say to you.

Just when I thought I could not love you all any more, I do. Foxwoods was great.
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I am loving the power of music through Daughtry. See you at Foxwoods.

"We may lose and we may win but like the sun we will rise again" Rescue Me

I'm going to attempt writing a review even though I'm still in awe. It all began when I immediately recognized an amazing bunch of girls even though we have never met in person before. I've only been chatting with you on this site for a few months now but I instantly felt connected to all of you as if we've been friends forever. Well, with a pit in my stomach the size of grand canyon, we line up for soundcheck...The boys walk out on stage and the nerves immediately disappear. JP, Steely, Brain, and Joey all looked adorable, duh, and Chris... *ahhhhh* They got right to "work" testing all of their equipment. It was really cool to see this part of it all....so relaxed and fun...Then time with the ladies (and my hubby whom i love dearly for tolerating all this Smiling ) to relax before the meet and greet...well, those nerves "crashed into me" again when we finally lined up but at least I wasnt the only one (heehee Danielle Eye-wink ) You could not see the people meeting the band because a big curtain was in the way...They said this was Chris' idea so each person could have their "moment". WOW, just another reason to love him!!!!! When it was my turn I gave Kevin the cards I had for the guys (as i was told to) and said hi. They all smiled big and said hi and even though they probably did this to everyone...I felt like it was all about me at that moment! I gave a hug to each of them and they did NOT hug me back...no no...they SQUEEZED me back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I then asked for a Chris "sandwich" and he put his arm around me for the picture...***fans self*** I said something to him but cant remember Sad cause I was so crazzzzzy happy. All I remember is his big brown eyes looking deep into mine...after the pic i asked him for another hug and he did! (oh, and he DOES smell yummy). Then as if that wasn't enough, They let us take a group picture so I got right in front of Chris and just hope that pose looks okay LOL He was telling the girls hugging him they were gonna knock him down joking and I said I would catch him Eye-wink I was literally shaking afterwards but my friends made me feel a whole lot better! Thank you Scott, kanuk (sp?) and everyone else for being soooo friendly. After we left the meet and greet, I realized "omg, we still have a concert to look forward to!" Silly, i know. And what a show it was!!! And, just cause i feel like i must defend, chris was not complaining in any way!!! I took it as sarcasm...chris was trying to "make a funny". period. I am not in a rush for a new album because I appreciate the hard work they do to create these brilliant songs. Long Way being the perfect example. It brought me to tears during the show. I LOVED the entire show, start to finish, but OMG "There and Back Again" blew me away! I could feel their energy and LOVED Chris banging on the drums with Joey! My jaw dropped literally! Okay so a great night...now what...well how about hanging with the guys at the bar afterwards!! I met JP (yes you guys always rock out Eye-wink heehee), Steely (glad you "found the bar" Eye-wink Are you're bones still creaking birthday boy! LMAO) and Joey...(nice hugs and nice tie btw Eye-wink ) They were the most friendly, approachable and SWEET men. So down to Earth and beautiful men inside and out!! I have those memories forever and I thank you!!!!! Then, hugs to all my "new" friends and I miss you already MWAH MWAH!!

To all the Daughtry boys...I thank you for an amazing experience...A perfect night from start to finish!!!!!

Well, when I finally got back to the hotel I just smiled............Vermont's up next Evil

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*****JEN*****

Rocked with Daughtry:
3/7/08-Mohegan Sun, CT
Upcoming:
8/23/08-Foxwoods, CT
8/24/08-Essex, VT

~Jennifer
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VIP $125, Front Row Center $100, The Ultimate Daughtry Experience... PRICELESS!!

PS Thanks JP and Josh for saying hello and posing for pics after the show - you're the best!!

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DAUGHTRY SHOWS:
SPAC 7/07
The Big E 9/15/07
Prudential Center 11/7/07
Foxwoods 12/9/07
Mohegan Sun 3/7/08
Tom's River Fest 8/3/08
Foxwoods 8/23/08

DAUGHTRY SHOWS:
SPAC 7/07
The Big E 9/15/07
Prudential Center 11/7/07
Foxwoods 12/9/07
Mohegan Sun 3/7/08
Tom's River Fest 8/3/08
Foxwoods 8/23/08
Foxboro, MA 8/4/09
Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT May 2011

Once again I find myself at a loss for words, which if you know me, you'd find impossible! So, first off, I want to say a huge thank you to the beautiful group of people that I am fortunate and blessed to include among my friends...Lu..what can I say??? Thanks for "helping" me to decide to purchase a ticket in the first place, and for purchasing the VIP for me when I wasn't able to...you managed to bring a dream of mine to life and for that I will ALWAYS be grateful! Love you! Jill C...you are a beautiful person inside and out, love you, and I am sooo happy to have finally met you! Just wish it could have been longer! Your Mom is the bomb too! Danielle, love you..I had such a blast hanging out and sharing our VIP nausea together! LOL! The goosebumps are still coming back as I type this. Loved sitting next to you at the show, and enjoying our giggles through the day, We have A-town to go!...Nancy..you are the sweetest lady! It was fun to finally meet you, and going for the pizza run...thank God for GPS! Bebe!.....all the wonderful things that I have always heard about you are true and then some! You shine such a beautiful light and your happiness is contagious! Krista!...you are so funny, and I loved sharing this experience with you...can't wait to do it again sometime! Let me know if you're ever in the "Joisy" area! Jen, you and Matt are the coolest couple! I felt such an instant connection with you two! He's a gem of a husband for putting up with us crazy ladies! Michele and LJ...I love you two!!!! Can't wait to hang out with you again! To all the beautiful people I got to meet through DO..Nadine and John,( no restraining order yet? LOL!) Lynne, so glad I finally got to meet you!, Kristen, Mitzi(no more crying..but I understand), Jill T, Christina, Tracey... I know I'm forgetting people..Ugh,I'm sorry if I did...you all added so much to this amazing experience!
OK...on to the boys...
Soundcheck was so cool...it's great to see the mechanics of the show and behind the scenes stuff going on. Chris cut up a bit, and was very cute. (not surprising)
Then time for the meet and greet...holy cow I seriously could not get rid of the chills and butterflies in my stomach! We were all at the end, so it seemed like forever! I kept going over in my mind all the things I wanted to say....but as I came to realize...you can't prepare these things in life!
I came around the curtain, and got a great big HEY!!!!! from all the guys, and was instantly put at ease..they are just people after all! So I yelled back Hey! I've been waiting to meet you all day! Chris came up to me first to give me a hug, and I actually tripped over his foot a little and I believe stepped on his toe...LOL! Real smooth! Anyway, I said hello, and asked if I could hug everyone else...and I think he said sure darlin'....so I hugged Brian first,(he's adorable..great hugs ) and I said Happy Birthday..he said thanks, and then it was on to Mr. Steely... holy cow he's a cutie...great hugs too I wished him a Happy Birthday also...then I walked past Chris, and on to Joey..I think I remember saying it was nice to finally meet him, and then noticed his 100 watt smile and shiny red top...he's positively yummy...then I believe he jokingly said do you know my friend JP? and I said oh yeah..I met JP in Toms River, and JP gave me a hug and said...I remember.....and I couldn't help but think oh my God...I think I scared him last time I met him when I exclaimed I've been dying to meet you! LOL! He is soooo cute! So, It was time for a picture..I got next to Chris and Joey, and Chris leaned in close with his face by mine and I was like Oh my God....I am leaning against his doo-hickeys! (sideburns.....get your heads out of the gutter Smiling) then, I realized I had my hand on Joey's silky shirt, and I believe I was stroking his back in kind of a petting motion.....sorry Joey...and I was trying hard not to have a stupid cheesy smile, and Joey yells out...cupcakes...to which I started laughing hysterically...and they snapped the picture, so I probably have my mouth wide open... then it was over...I do however wish I remembered to tell Chris how much his music means to me, but by the way he is to everyone he meets, I think, (and hope) he knows! I remember them thanking me, and I was like no..Thank YOU!!!!
Then, because Lu gave up her single pic,( you know what I want to say Lu, LOL!) we were able to get a group shot..so once again we piled in there and took another picture....we have a friend Cara from California that couldn't be there, so I made a little cardboard flat Cara to put in the picture with us. Josh saw it and laughed and Chris was like what is that?? So he takes it in his hand, I told him the story and he waves to it and said ..Oh, Hi Cara...he laughed and said...funny...a flat Cara...and that was that! We all left giggling, and on a major high. The best part was, it wasn't over...we still had the concert to look forward to!

I had front row for the first time in my life! It was incredible! Everyone was up on their feet...(well, almost everyone)...and the energy was intense! I loved watching Brian singing along to the music, and giving such a fantastic performance....JP was all over the stage..that boy never stands still! I did manage to get a few shots of him standing ...Chris's vocals were spot on.....as usual...he brought me to tears during Long Way...absolutely LOVE that song..and he plays it on beautiful Blue! Ugh! Mesmerizing...I'm sure he knows exactly what he does to us, and he does it very well! Joey's vocals during All These Lives were awesome, and he kicks ass on the drums...(nice green boxers!) Steely...what can I say...you are adorable.....I was trying to get some pictures of you getting into the music like you do, but my camera stinks! The acoustics were fantastic! Brian, I got to stand right in front of you, and loved watching how into your performance you get...singing along...and kicking out the music! Awesome! They give it their all for every performance, and I truly feel it was the best show ever! Chris, you don't have to apologize for anything.....you give so much to your fans, and to all around you...we're happy with anything and everything...so, you take your time as a band, and give us the kind of album that you can feel proud of....from the songs you've been performing so far..it sounds like another winner! And BTW.... NOTHING you do has ever been crap!
As if all that wasn't enough..we had the opportunity to chat with JP, Steely, and Joey at the bar...they are the nicest and most patient gentlemen, and make everyone feel like they are something special!

In closing...(I know this was long) I want to thank the men of Daughtry..you are all so genuine, and made this lady one happy camper! You helped bring together a truly special and unique group of people from all over the country and made us friends! I will be forever grateful for that!
To RCA, Ground Central, All those at Daughtry Official...thank you for making this experience possible!
~Terry

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I did the VIP experience and must say if anyone out there is debating whether or not to do it....DO IT!!! I would have paid the money just for the soundcheck and the unbelieveable pics I got there! I stood right at the stage and watched every move the guys made! The M&G goes by so fast, but a hug from each and every one makes everything ok! I wished Brian and Steely a happy almost birthday. I told Chris how awesome it was to finally meet him, and he said it was nice to meet me too. After that all I could say to Joey and JP was hi. lol JP told Joey I smelled good. Then they told me to go whereever I want for my pic. I got between Chris & Joey and grabbed my arms full of Chris! Then I had to say goodbye. I can't wait to see the pics! I met my husband after that to tell him all about it. He said he didn't care if I paid $1000 for VIP, after seeing me beaming and so happy it was worth every penny to see my dream come true!
The concert was great. It gets better and better everytime! Loved the different things they did. My husband especially enjoyed Helter Skelter, as did I. Loved seeing all the men in the audience rocking out to that. Lighting was really cool. The acoustic set was great! BTW does anyone have any good pics from that? I'd really like one of Joey in his little green shorts and knee high socks! I'd be glad to share my pics too. All in all one of the greatest nights of my life! Glad most of us really enjoyed it!

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Tweeter Center 7/13/07
Big E 9/15/07
MGM Grand @ Foxwoods *VIP* 8/23/08
Showcase Live *VIP* 8/4/09
MGM Grand Foxwoods 3/27/10
MGM Grand Foxwoods 4/28/12
Next up Acoustic Christmas @ Mechanics Hall 12/10/13

I had an awesome time.Thank you guys for putting on such a great show.
Helter Skelter kicked ass!!!!I didn't feel that Chris was complaining either.They probably have
to wait and they are getting impatient.I can not wait for another show!!!

Didn't catch all the opening band but from what I saw and heard, they seemed pretty good.

Once again, you guys delivered a great show. Would have loved it to go on all night !!!! Can't believe how much you threw into the audience. It was like Christmas time....gifts for everyone, lol!!!!

I guess I was a naughtry Daughtry girl, I didn't get anything, boo hoo!

I loved all the songs old and new but I absolutely got goosebumps with ATL. Loved seeing and hearing Joey more on the song, it just made the song even more touching if that's possible. I am LOOOOOVING Helter Skelter. OMG that is the first time I noticed Matt playing with Joey, it was Fantastic. That performance kicked a$$, can't get it out of my head yet!

I am so impressed that Joey seems to be adding extra beats, different arrangements with the drums. He is really rocking out more than ever it seems. As a drummer lover I am looooving it!!!!

I was pleasantly surprised to see Josh Paul, Josh Steely and Joey after the show. You guys were so sincere, so attentive and so down to earth. What complete sweethearts!!! Love you all. Would have loved to see Chris and Brian as well-maybe next time!

Thanks for a 40th Birthday I will never forget!!!

Thanks to all the girls I was hanging out with and all the fans I met who really made this an experience of a lifetime!!!

Looking forward to future adventures and road trips!!!!

P.S. Chris if you are reading this thread please ignore the complaints, you DO NOT NEED TO APOLOGIZE OR EXPLAIN ANYTHING TO YOUR TRUE FANS!!!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!

Soundcheck was great...they tested lighting, each mic, the guys were joking and picking...smiling! pics were allowed during soundcheck, which lasted a good 45 min I think.
then M&G was backstage, we lined up.The excitement was contageous in the room. People were emerging from their encounter laughing and crying. You contemplate what exactly to say in 60 seconds to 5 great guys....then you see them and all that planning is out the window. But getting a hug from them all and seeing them together was wonderful. They are truly like brothers now, its so funny to watch 'em all make faces at each other and just be normal!

Thanks Scott for organizing this VIP experience. It was worth every cent.

We dont usually sit thru the opening act unless I know the history/or like their music from viewing the band's site....so we chose to gamble a little and share a toast during the opening band.

Made it to our seats just before the house lights went out. What another energetic performance! JP running all over stage! Brian singing the words to every song. hey, what's up that Brian don't have a mic? Steely just ripping it! So into it, love it when he closes is eyes& feelin' it. Joey and the little green shorts...dropping those beats! And then there's Chris. He thanked everyone before WAN for spporting or donating to their own choice organization. Not just One.org, but just realizing that we all CAN make a difference in our own way. Chris did apologize that he didn't have the 2nd album out already, or more songs, but I didn't take it as complaining. He sang 2 new songs I believe. You don't belong and Long way. And I am loving Helter Skelter! The guys really shine on that one. TABA is still my favorite one performed live(maybe a tie w/helter Skelter now!). And the accoustic All these lives just moves you. Great to see joey out from behind the drums on this one. Great version. Secuity was very tight here. no leaving your seat on this show! But I tried! LOL

I've lost count right now how many shows I've seen....maybe 16? And they keep getting better. the guys are really bonding, seem to read each other and are playing great together! I'm thankful to have seen them from the beginning and watch and hear their "formation"

thank you DO, RCA, Gndctrl, and Chris, Josh, Joey, JP & Brian!

Last nights show at Foxwoods was unbelievable!!!! The guys totally rocked the house last night!! I'm happy to have met some fellow bloggers( Mitzi ,you and your cousin were so nice) and some new friends (you fun and crazy Boston ladies) there. I have to give a HUGE thank you to my cousin, Cathy (had a blast with you cuz), all the fellow VIP fans, Scott ,and the security guards at Foxwoods that tried to calm me down and make me laugh as I had completely fell apart during the soundcheck,waiting in line and at the meet and greet. I have to especially thank Chris, Josh Paul, Josh, Joey and Brian for being so sweet and kind and patient with me as I cried and shook my way through the meet and greet. I'm so grateful to have met you guys and wished I was not so nervous but y'all were so nice and kind to me I'll never forget it !! Chris thank you for that "big ole hug" that you gave me, you are truly a sweetheart. So, from the 'crying girl" (as Josh Paul called me) I thank you all for one unforgettable night!!! See y'all next time around !!! ROCK ON DAUGHTRY FANS !!!!-Deannarockmama4

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'All that I'm after is a life full of laughter
As long as I'm laughing with you"

The VIP experience, of course, and i LOVE, LOVE, LOVED how you guys did "All These Lives"...awesome harmony and guitars -- it gave me the chills - just fabulous!
Also i LOVED the new songs - and the lighting was great, etc. ~ etc.
No complaints here on the length of the show, and speaking of complaints, Chris was not complaining!
Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole night from start to finish and I thank Daughtry very much & can't wait for more!
Smiling
~ Jill

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12 Daughtry shows with 3 on the horizon baby, yeahhhh!

DAUGHTRY music (recorded & live) is my happy place! The BEST music & musicians in the industry, and THEE BEST voice on this planet! Nice guys too. Nuff said:)

No One could have said it any better..Perfect. It brought tears to my eyes.
I'm still on a High from Syracuse,Chris and the guys sang and played (awsome guitars)yes drummer too)their hearts out and it was evident he wasn't feeling well when he talked,but the fans just went wild cheering and I think it just pumped them up...They are such awsome guys to their fans....

JoAnna

Just about to take off to VT for tonight's show...I will give my full review of both tomorrow..but it was a GREAT show.

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Christina-

AI Worcester, MA ~ 7/06
Tweeter Mansfield, MA ~ 7/13/07 (but got stuck in traffic and missed their set so I stalked Chris in the parking lot during Nickelback and he signed my pants!)
Big E Springfield, MA ~ 9/07
Foxwoods CT ~ 12/07
Chic

I love Daughtry and I have seen him twice before. I have been to many concerts and this is the first time I have heard someone complain they don't have any new songs out. Last time I saw him at Foxwoods, he was sick and he still played Ozzy, Guns & Roses and a John Lennon song, in addition to his album. This time the concert was more expensive and it was to hear him complain that he doesn't have a new album? Only being on stage for an hour, are you kidding me??? How is it our fault he doesn't have a new album out? If there is an issue with his record label, then he should make it public so we can help him. I recently took my daughter to the Jonas Brothers concert at the Meadows and JB were on longer than the entire Daughtry concert including the opening act. Here is another source of angst I have. The first time I saw Chris was at The Big E, and he had a GREAT band opening for him. The last two times, the opening bands have been nothing bands. What is the deal?!?!? If he is going to stiff his loyal fans than at least he should be giving us a decent opening band to listen to first.

hey i was at the show tonight and it was amazingg but i was wondering if there was a fan club or something that helps you get better seats...if anyone has any information that would help me it would be greatly appreciated...thanks!

See you all in a few hours!!!!!!!!!

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See lots of you later today! So excited!! After 12 hours of sleep last night, I'm ready to do it right tonight! Sticking out tongue

I can not wait until tonight!!!I agree that we need a RI or MA show but I will take CT for now!

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Christina-

AI Worcester, MA ~ 7/06
Tweeter Mansfield, MA ~ 7/13/07 (but got stuck in traffic and missed their set so I stalked Chris in the parking lot during Nickelback and he signed my pants!)
Big E Springfield, MA ~ 9/07
Foxwoods CT ~ 12/07
Chic

Here's to wishing us all happy and safe travels! See you all tomorrow....whoooooooo hoooooooo. I am so excited...and I just can't hide it....sorry.

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Christina-

AI Worcester, MA ~ 7/06
Tweeter Mansfield, MA ~ 7/13/07 (but got stuck in traffic and missed their set so I stalked Chris in the parking lot during Nickelback and he signed my pants!)
Big E Springfield, MA ~ 9/07
Foxwoods CT ~ 12/07
Chic

Boston **sigh** tear...Stompng down the hall and slamming bedroom door...hhhmph

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Christina-

AI Worcester, MA ~ 7/06
Tweeter Mansfield, MA ~ 7/13/07 (but got stuck in traffic and missed their set so I stalked Chris in the parking lot during Nickelback and he signed my pants!)
Big E Springfield, MA ~ 9/07
Foxwoods CT ~ 12/07
Chic

Can't wait to see y'all tomorrow! Safe travels Smiling

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Orchestra R...Row R...just off the inside aisle
Make me an offer! Smiling

PM me by 10am
cell after that 732-668-1620

Tracey

I can't wait!!!!! Hope I can sleep!!!!! Eye-wink

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*****JEN*****

Rocked with Daughtry:
3/7/08-Mohegan Sun, CT
Upcoming:
8/23/08-Foxwoods, CT
8/24/08-Essex, VT

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but I just wanted to say......HAVE A GREAT TIME TOMORROW!!!! Smiling

Cant wait to hear about it! Smiling

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I♥DAUGHTRY!!!

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Does anyone know if there's an opening act? Days of Fire have been touring with them a bit but have a separate gig tomorrow night.

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Big E, MA 9/15/07~Mohegan Sun, CT 3/7/08 ~ MGM@Foxwoods, CT 8/23/08~Foxboro, MA 8/4/09 VIP Smiling
Taj Mahal-Atlantic City, NJ 11/6/09 VIP~Bridgeport, CT 11/17/09 VIP~Boston, MA 3/20/10~MGM@Foxwoods, CT 3/28/10 VIP Albany, NY 3/29/10 VIP~Amherst, MA 6/14/

Just PMed you - not sure which will go through first! I hope this will work out!
Anne

Have you found tickets yet? I will know at 8pm tonight if I have 2. let me know if you are still looking!

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Christina-

AI Worcester, MA ~ 7/06
Tweeter Mansfield, MA ~ 7/13/07 (but got stuck in traffic and missed their set so I stalked Chris in the parking lot during Nickelback and he signed my pants!)
Big E Springfield, MA ~ 9/07
Foxwoods CT ~ 12/07
Chic

I hope everyone has a great time at the show tomorrow. I can't make it this time, (I'm expecting twins in a month). My heart is torn! I would of had great seats too but couldn't do it. It's very depressing that I won't be there. I could use a Daughtry fix. So for all of you who are going, I want to hear all about it and see some great pics. Enjoy!

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