Looking FORWARD to the Beacon Takes Me BACK…

• June 13, 2015 • Comments (6)

The Historic Beacon Theatre will come alive on Saturday, June 20th, when fans old and new come together for the much anticipated New York City homecoming of The Midtown Men!  Preparations are being made…flight booked, reservations at the famed Beacon Hotel made, outfit arranged…well, I do have another week to figure that out.

In all the excitement of looking forward to next Saturday night, my thoughts go back to the beginning.  Back to that night in February of 2007 when I saw these guys, and Jersey Boys, for the first time.  Back to the excited frenzy of the Jersey Boys blog and the welcoming, avid fans, many of whom I look forward to seeing next week.  And back to the joy I felt when I learned that we would all have a chance to enjoy these four men’s talents on the same stage once again.

While reminiscing, I looked back to the beginning of this website, to the very first article I wrote, and I realized that the elation I felt back then is still the same every time I see a Midtown Men show.  So I would like to share that feeling with all of you – new fans, old fans, family and friends – and take you back to the beginning.

 

Originally posted by Catherine, May 20, 2011

Working My Way Back To You…

“Let’s hang on to what we got
Don’t let go, girl, we got a lot
Got a lot of love between us
Hang on, hang on, hang on to what we got…”

If you’ve seen The Midtown Men in concert, you may recognize those lyrics as the start of the show, the MEN singing  even before they appear on stage.  And the audience goes wild.   Then the men enter, and the song changes…

“Working my way back to you babe
With a burning love inside
Yeah I’m working my way back to you babe
With a happiness that died
I let it get away, paying every day…”

And the crowd goes even more wild.  Those in the audience who aren’t familiar with the MEN from their Jersey Boys days may not get the significance of those songs right away.  But those of us who fell in love with Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer from the first time we laid eyes on them… we know.  And the words excite us, because we understand them.  We understand that the time spent at the August Wilson Theatre meant as much to these MEN as it did to us.  They have said in interviews that they missed performing together, missed making that fabulous music, missed that special time.  And we, the fans, have missed it, too.  And we are so  thrilled that The Midtown Men were able to hang on, and are working their way back to us!

A little over the top, you say?  Perhaps.  But those are the feelings these men inspire in their fans … with a burning love inside … a burning love of their amazing talents, their dedication to their profession, their genuineness with their fans, their love of this infectious 60’s sound, and most of all, the obvious joy they get from performing together.  And they spread that joy so completely to their audiences night after night.

As the last notes of “Bye Bye Baby” are dying away, and the crowd is going wild, The Midtown Men newbies get it.  They get it, and they understand it.  They understand that now, they will be working their way back to see these MEN again and again.

 

Work YOUR way BACK to The Midtown Men next Saturday, June 20th, at the Beacon Theatre!

(click here for tickets)

Category: Concerts, The MEN, The MUSIC

Comments (6)

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  1. Lee Antunes says:

    How I wish the Midtown Men would come back to Tallahassee. I absolutely loved being a street crew member and would do it again if they came back. These guys are one of the best groups I’ve ever had the privilege to hear and be part of.

  2. Donna says:

    I got the pleasure of seeing Jersey Boys in previews on Broadway. I knew right then & there these guys would be a big hit. Every time I see them perform is better then the last. What makes thee guys extra special is the way they treat their fans. I always feel special when I see hm after the show. The time they spend with their fans is important.
    Michael, Christian, Bobby & Daniel keep on singing! You are amazing!!

  3. Doreen says:

    First saw them on TV in the Thanksgiving Day parade back in the beginning and booked my tix right away. And went 6 more times! This will be my third Midtown Men show and I’m can’t wait to see them at the Beacon! Thanks for your sharing your trip down memory lane……..:)

  4. Heather says:

    Omg Catherine you nailed it with this one. This concert is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to hear all about it. Hopefully someone will write a detailed article for you to post

  5. Tricia says:

    Going to be a fabulous show! So excited!! See you there!

  6. Jenn says:

    This is such an accurate description of the feelings these men inspire! Love them, always have, always will. I just wish I could be there for this show. I know it will be very special.

    Break a leg J. Robert, Daniel, Michael and Christian!

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