Saturday, May 5, 2012

2012 May 3 Santa Ynez CA


2012 May 3 Thursday
3200 E. Highway 246
Chumash Casino
Santa Ynez, CA93460



ON THE GO

Santa Ynez is located in Santa Barbara County between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  It is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley - a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara and just 3 miles west of picturesque community of Solvang, aka the Danish Capital of the United States.




WHERE IT GOES DOWN
The Chumash Casino Resort Hotel is owned and operated by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The resorts has a hotel, spa and an18-and-over 24/7 casino with over 2,000 slots and video games, table games and bingo. There is a cafe/snack bar style in the back of the casino and an upscale restaurant and buffet style restaurant upstairs. No alcohol served on the casino floor. But there is plenty of smoking.

Samala Showroom


The Go-Go's performed in the Samala Showroom. This auditorium style venue has 1,300+ free standing chairs on a gently rising carpeted floor. The venue also boast having a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Must admit, it did sound good! No alcohol available - however guest were offered complementary coffee and water.


THE GO BEFORE THE SHOW
  • Looked for nickel slots. No such slots. Kept my nickels.
  • Checked out the merchandise.
  • Played the Go-Go trivia game. Ya... this is a real challenge.


  • Listened to an assortment of pre-show music featuring female lead singers (Heart, Bondie) etc.
HOW IT GOES
The girls took the stage at 8:15 with the music of Boys Watch the Girls Go By by the Bob Crewe Generation playing.  Love that tune!



READY - SET - GO
At first there were a couple of technical malfunctions. For one thing, Charlotte's guitar amp was not plugged in. Oops! Later there would be a couple wardrobe malfunctions.

Vacation
Tonite
How Much More
Get Up and Go
Mad About You
Lust To Love
Mother's Little Helper
Automatic
Fading Fast
Cool Jerk
Cool Places
This Town
Unforgiven
Skidmarks On My Heart
Our Lips Are Sealed
We Got the Beat
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Walking In the Sand
Fun With Ropes
Head Over Heals





COOLEST JERK IN THE FAMILY

Some great moves from James Duke Mason

  


Before playing Our Lips Are Sealed the girls asked security to let the fans come forward and be close to the stage. Now we're talkin'!






Back out for the encore, the girls wheel Belinda back out - in a clothes hamper? Gina spins it around a bit.  Dizzy.



HIGH NOTE
  • No sloppy drunks in the audience. 
  • Fun banter between the girls.
  • Appeared to be a lot of family and friends there.
  • Great sound.
  • Belinda's attractive and colorful top!
LOW NOTE
  • No Beatnik Beat. Oh well. It as a bit warm in that room to beat out that one. 
  • Not much Gina at the mic this time. 
  • All in all - a very good show!
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