Tag: fan experience

Carolina On My Mind

• April 19, 2019 • Comments (0)

I made a last-minute decision to take a quick road trip to Myrtle Beach – to see The Midtown Men, of course!  My sister-in-law had been saying for months that she needed another TMM fix, so we decided to make it a girls’ weekend, with a stop in Savannah to visit my sister (and break up the rather long drive ahead!)  It was The Midtown Men’s third concert at the beautiful Alabama Theatre, and the crowd was obviously thrilled to have them back!

Our little weekend jaunt was such fun, and well worth the effort, but it was nothing compared to some friends we ran into on Saturday who were on their third show in a row!  What fun they had, and the MEN were so happy to see their friendly faces in the audience night after night.

This is what it’s all about – great music, great friends, great memories – and if you’re lucky, a few hugs along the way.

Robin and I were so happy that we made the trip to Myrtle Beach!

Debbie and Dan share some love at one of three shows in a row.

Debbie and Jay Webb

Monica and Tom travel up and down the east coast for their MEN, including all four Carolina shows!

I can’t wait to see where The Midtown Men take me next!  How about you?  Where will they take YOU next?

Category: Concerts, Fan Stories

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The Midtown Club Wants to Hear From You

• January 14, 2019 • Comments (12)

AS THE MIDTOWN MEN LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR 10th YEAR OF TOURING TOGETHER, THE MIDTOWN CLUB INVITES FANS TO LOOK BACK AND SHARE THEIR STORIES:

People often ask me, “How many times have you seen The Midtown Men?”  And I answer, quite honestly, “I have no idea.”  I am so impressed by the people who know their exact number of shows, especially when that number is something like 44!  I guess I could sit down with pen and paper and try to make a chronological list, and I could probably come up with something close to the number of shows I’ve seen.  Maybe one day I will.  But for now, I just think of each show as a fabulous memory.  The wonderful people I’ve met, the beautiful venues I’ve visited, the friends and family that I have introduced into my TMM world, and the amazing music that I never grow tired of.

Ask me what my first show was, and I’ll tell you a story about my trip to Atlanta to see the Men before they had even named themselves The Midtown Men, when they began what would turn into a decade of touring together.  They were playing the Cobb Energy Center and my best friend and her daughter, my two daughters and I drove up from Florida and made a weekend out of it – which I do quite often.  We went to a huge water park, which the girls loved, and we stayed in an Embassy Suites where we held an impromptu after-show cocktail party!  And I met, for the first time in person, Carolyn Miller and her “crew”, who have come to mean so much to me over the years.  And best of all, we got to spend some time with Christian, Bobby, Daniel and Michael after the show.

It was wonderful to finally meet Carolyn in Atlanta!

 

My favorite show, you ask?  That is a bit more challenging.  It could be the NJPAC show, when the show was recorded live for PBS.  I organized a large fan gathering before the show and met so many people I had only known through email.  The audience was wild, and it was an amazing experience all the way around.

So many wonderful fans came out for the NJPAC show!

But as great as that show was, it was actually a very close second to the unparalleled concert at the Beacon Theatre.  There was so much excitement leading up to the show, such a phenomenal line-up, the crowd was in a frenzy, and the Men were on fire.  Oh, what a night, indeed!

 

Fans were treated to an amazing experience at the Beacon Theatre, and afterwards at the Beacon Hotel bar!

 

I really could go on and on – each show has a fun story; a happy memory.  You see, for me it’s not about the numbers.  It’s about the cities, the theaters, the friends old and new, the music, and the Men that makes each experience special to me.

How about you?  How many times have you seen the Men?  What was your first show?  Your favorite show?  Your best experience?   We want to hear it!  Leave as a comment here, or email me at themidtownclub@gmail.com (along with pictures if you have them) and I will post it.

My next show, along with my dear friend Carolyn, is at The RP Funding Center in Lakeland, FL.  I’m sure there will be some stories to tell!  Where is your next show?

ADDITION, 1/20/19

Thank you Carol S. for sending in your TMM story!

Every time I’ve seen TMM, they always put on a fantastic show! They aren’t around my area all that often, but it’s worth it when they are! I’ve seen them twice at the New York State Fair (which is where I discovered them), at the Forum in Binghamton NY, with the RPO at the prestigious Eastman theater in Rochester NY, drove to Schenectady NY see them, at the Proctor’s theater I believe, and lastly at Del Lago Casino in Waterloo. They’ve caused me to do a fair bit of driving! One of my favorite things they did was at Del Lago, when they performed the Beatles In My Life. Wish they’d come around more often! Attached is a pictures from the NYS Fair.  Carol

Category: CLUB EXCLUSIVE, Concerts, Fan Stories

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Fan Shares from JB 10th Anniversary

• November 22, 2015 • Comments (2)

There were so many fantastic memories from the Nov 6th -8th JB Anniversary weekend!  Here are some great photo shares from some who were there.

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A huge Thank You goes out to Audrey Rockman, who organized a group of 60+ tickets for Friday night’s show.  Audrey, you rock!

Audrey (center) and some of her Jersey Girls

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Lulu Thompson took a little bit of the party back to the room with her!  (And no, she did not steal them, my hand to God!)

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Thank you Peter and Jean Albini for sharing these great pictures!

"Peter and Chris"

"Jean and Bobby"

Have something to share?  email pics and thoughts to tmmclub@comcast.net!

Category: Fan Stories

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Street Crew Members Share Their Experience

• September 29, 2013 • Comments (2)

Midtown Men Super Fans Norene and John have been following these guys since Jersey Boys, and they never miss an opportunity to spread the word about TMM concerts.  They recently volunteered to Street Crew for today’s West Point, NY show and would like to share their Street Crew experience with us.

 

FINALLY!!!!!!  After seeing Michael, Christian, Daniel and J. Robert perform 21 times in Jersey Boys and now our 20th time to see The Midtown Men on Sunday, September 29th at Eisenhower Hall at West Point, NY we were able to be THE MIDTOWN MEN’S STREET CREW for our area.  We are lucky to live in a town that has a main street and took full advantage of that.  With The Midtown Men Posters and a roll of tape in hand John and I made our way through town, which is just a short distance from West Point. We proudly displayed TMM announcements in local windows of our Insurance Agent, Italian restaurant, Italian Specialty Market, Wine Store, Barber shop (yes, like in Mayberry), Hairdresser and of course in our car windows.

Our unofficial announcement began soon after we learned that TMM would be performing at Eisenhower Hall.  We want others to experience the amazing talent of The Midtown Men that we have come to know over the past several years, so emails were sent, along with their website address and their promotional video, to friends, business associates and local businesses with whom we deal.  EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THE MIDTOWN MEN CONCERTS!!!!!!, but only after we have secured our upfront seats.

Having just seen their amazing talent, energy and wit in Tarrytown, NY this past Thursday, we are sooooo hyped for another dose of THE MIDTOWN MEN!!!!!!!

Category: Concerts, STREET CREW

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A Midtown Men Fan Is Born

• September 28, 2013 • Comments (1)

In response to a recent post here on the Club site, “SHARE YOUR FAN PICS”, Mendy MacDonald sent in her favorite pictures, along with her Midtown Men story.

Mendy first experienced The Midtown Men when she attended a Thanksgiving Doctors Fundraiser at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.  Mendy was at the front of the stage, enjoying the show and taking pictures, when the audience crowded the dance floor.  She was thrilled to get a picture with the Men after the show, and a FAN was born!

When the men came to Costa Mesa to play with the Pacific Symphony in June, you had better believe that Mendy was in the audience.  And you’d better also believe that she was in line after the show to greet “Her Midtown Men.”  In Mendy’s words, “They are awesome!”

Now, if you’re anything like me, when you see an announcement of a Private Event concert on the Men’s calendar, you groan and think “but what about the fans?”  Well, after hearing Mendy’s story, I think you’ll agree that those Private events are just as important as public concerts, as they introduce the Men to people like Mendy who might otherwise never have the pleasure of  The Midtown Men experience.  And what a shame that would be!

The Midtown Men take the stage at a Private Event in Newport Beach

 

 

 

 

The Island Hotel crowd is on its feet!

And a FAN is born!

Mendy greets the MEN after a show in Costa Mesa, CA.

Mendy and her Midtown Men

Thank you so much, Mendy, for sharing your Fan Experience! If anyone else would like to share, please email your pics and/or story to tmmclub@comcast.net.

Category: Concerts, The MEN, The MUSIC

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Share and WIN!

• May 25, 2013 • Comments (21)

(TMM Facebook friends, be sure to click through to the Club site to leave your comment.)

Share your favorite Midtown Men moment, and The Midtown Club will send you an exclusive Club key chain!

Just leave a comment on this post with your favorite TMM moment – could be a favorite song, a TV moment, a picture…whatever it is, share it with the other fans!  If you have a favorite picture you would like to share, email it to tmmclub@comcast.net and I will post it here.

 

UPDATE:  5/25/13  3:40 pm

Patricia's favorite Midtown Men moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE:  6/6/13 10:16 pm

 

This past February, The Midtown Men played a show in Daytona Beach, FL.  Finally, a show close enough to share with my friends and family!  I gathered a group and we headed down from Jacksonville to make a night of it – three of my sisters, a sister-in-law, three girlfriends, my parents, my father’s brother and sister, her husband and even her grandson and his girlfriend.

 

We ranged in age from 19 to 80+, and we all had a blast!  Everyone loved the show, and especially loved chatting with The Men afterward.  We closed down the hotel bar sharing memories of the night and of our lives together.  And at breakfast, I remember my aunt saying “I’m so glad we did this, we never get a chance to be together like this.”

 

We had a little technical difficulty with one of our "photographers." This must have been taken about the time one of the MEN asked "Whose idea was it to let the drunk chick take the picture?"

 

I’ll always remember her saying that, and remember how good I felt about getting us all together.  I’ll always remember, because that was the last “good” weekend my dad had.  He got sick that very weekend and was in and out of the hospital for two  months.  He is now, as Hospice calls it, “on his journey.”

I don’t dwell on what is to come, but on what has been.  And I will always be thankful for that weekend, for The Midtown Men, who bring so much joy into so many lives, who brought such joy to us that weekend, and who gave me a memory to last a lifetime.

 

UPDATE:  6/16/13

My father passed away on June 8th.  His life was full of love and laughter, and he will always be remembered for his love of family and his unwavering faith.  He was proud of the work I do for The Midtown Men, and  always eager to hear TMM news.  He was looking forward to October 18 and 19, when we will introduce The Men to Jacksonville, and although he won’t be there in person, I know he will be there in spirit.

 

“Don Barton, creator of cult classic ‘Zaat,’ dies at 83”

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More Fan Pics from 2012

• January 9, 2013 • Comments (1)

I have received a few more 2012 Fan Pictures to share … keep them coming!

Thank you to Sandra P. for her great pictures from the Houston Symphony and Bass Hall:

TMM on stage with the Houston Symphony

TMM and Sandra at the Houston Symphony

TMM on stage at Bass Hall

The Midtown Men took time to chat and take a picture with Sandra and four students from the “B Sharp” program in Fort Worth.  Sandra explained that ‘B Sharp’ is a charitable organization that provides students from schools-in-need with musical instruments and pays the salaries of the teachers who train them. She said “The kids were so impressed with the Men, one little boy said afterwards, ‘This is the best day of my life…’  How awesome to have that kind of impact!”  How awesome indeed!

Midtown Men at Bass Hall with B Sharp students

Thank you to Caroline R. for her great pic of herself with The Men:

Caroline and The Men

And thank you once again to Barbara G. for her fun picture of Bobby Spencer signing her STREET CREW picture in Naples last month:

The Midtown Men Love Their STREET CREW

Category: Concerts, STREET CREW

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Fan Pics From NY State Fair

• September 24, 2012 • Comments (3)

The Midtown Men “superfan” Rosemary Caruso shared these great pictures from the 2012 New York State Fair.  Enjoy! 

I edited the slideshow to add more great pictures from Carol Techman – keep ’em coming, fans!



Thank you Rosemary and Carol! If anyone else has pictures to share, please email them to tmmclub@comcast.net.

Category: The MUSIC

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