The Midtown Men: Live In Concert – Fan’s Perspective

• December 14, 2014 • Comments (2)

Written by Fan Correspondents Norene and John Howard:

What a thrill to have THE MIDTOWN MEN in our home this past weekend. Well, okay, appear on our television.  Saturday, November 29th at 7:00pm there was a halt in all activities here on the east coast as many of us prepared to view the premier television broadcast of The MIDTOWN MEN’S National Concert Tour on PBS. John & I set the lights low, lit a cozy fire and cranked up the volume on our Bose in preparation for the concert.  While having seen The Men perform live 27 times, I have to admit my heart was pounding a bit just prior to the bewitching hour; yes it was in anticipation of seeing The Midtown Men on television, but more to the point it was being excited and thrilled for them to showcase their talent to a whole new audience.

The Midtown Men perform at the taping of their first public television special, The Midtown Men: In Concert. Photo credit: Kat Villacorta/NJTV

Filmed May 28th, 2014 at the beautiful venue of NJPAC in Newark, NJ, one may say we have been waiting for six months to see this project come to television, but they would be wrong.   I venture to say all of the longtime loyal supporters of The Midtown Men have been waiting since attending their first concert – most of us as long as four years.  Up until this time all we had were amateur YouTube snippets to give us a visual remembrance.  Alas, when we make our donation to our local PBS station we will have a full length professional copy of this event and we can relive the great moments in between attending another performance.

We were so very fortunate to have attended the taping of this performance along with many long time Midtown Men fans. It was a great social evening to share our passion with others of the same mindset.  The PBS broadcast was superb!!!! It captured the energy, the voices and choreography of this multi-talented foursome to a “T”.  An added bonus of this broadcast was having the opportunity to view their performance from many vantage points beyond the seats we held.  These men are consummate entertainers; for those of us who were in attendance we witnessed the cameras  in their faces (at times it seemed like less than only a foot away); I swear they could see J. Robert’s tonsils – they were that close.  In addition to the airing of the Live Performance at NJPAC, watching the PBS Fundraiser, we were treated to interviews with The Men to learn more about their journey, to experience their sense of humor and given another opportunity to hear them sing.

Photo credit: Kat Villacorte/NJTV

As I view THE MIDTOWN MEN’S Facebook page, I see that more and more PBS stations are picking up their show.  We are so excited for them in that a whole new audience is being created for them.  As most of us know they are not only extremely talented in what they do but they are always so kind, generous with their time and appreciative of their fans.  I often wonder how many photographs they have taken with fans – they must be in The Guinness Book of World Records.

Not only do we send our CONGRATULATIONS AND OUR WISHES FOR MUCH MORE CONTINUED SUCCESS  to you – Michael, Christian, Daniel and J. Robert, we THANK YOU  for producing this DVD and CD for all of us to enjoy whenever we want.

In closing this would not be complete without acknowledging the FABULOUS seven member band that accompany THE MIDTOWN MEN performance after performance.  These men are truly talented in their own right and are certainly the best complement to The Midtown Men.

Can’t wait to receive our DVD and CD.

THANK YOU Michael, Christian, Daniel and J.Robert – YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

Norene & John

PS Through my “magic mirror” I could see Audrey, Frank, Doreen, Anthony, Barbara, Pat, Bob, Tricia, Andie and Catherine in the audience…what fun!

Category: Concerts, Fan Stories, The MEN

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  1. Heather says:

    Thank you for the detailed article! For those of us who aren’t getting the PBS broadcast, it’s so great to be able to read more about it and feel a part of things 🙂

  2. Betsy Simek says:

    I wish it would come to our upstate market. It was a thrill being in Newark though, and we’re looking forward to doing it again!

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