50th Anniversary Plans Jun 18, 2013 18:03:17 GMT -5
Post by ordinarypeople on Jun 18, 2013 18:03:17 GMT -5
New to the board, but have been following The Kinks since 80's, have seen Ray on the east coast every year since 2004. Tower Theater in Philly was the first show seeing Ray, and was blown away by crowd and the love for the music, the Scranton " Duck " show was perfect. Have not seen The Kinks live, but i am always holding on to the hope of seeing Ray and Dave play. I saw Dave for the first time, even though had tickets to see him at Sellersville Theater afew years ago. The power we felt form the stage during I'm Not Like Everybody Else just made it clear that The Kinks live must have been mind blowing when they were hitting on all cylinders. The point of this post is to celebrate anything Kinks and 50 years needs to be marked.
The idea of doing something for us here in the states is a great idea. Here are afew of my ideas for what should be done for the 50th and every year to celebrate Ray, Dave and the Kinks art.
East coast shows, Philly would be great. Tower Theater is good venue (Philly loves Ray), it has history and central on east coast.
Cover Bands (unless someone could get Cast Off Kinks here).
Show Do It Again movie or other movies such as Return to Waterloo or some live footage.
Set up table in waiting area of Tower for showing or selling Kinks art or memoribilia.
Consession stand would be selling Fish and Chips and other fair, Guiness beer, have tea time.
Guest speakers (possibly some past road managers and fans to tell tails from the road).
Dress in 60's period clothes Carnaby Street style (prize for best look).
Theater decorated with Union Jacks and American flags.
Two day festival, to fit in everything.
The real deal would be to get Ray and Dave and Kast Offs. (at Tower or Capital Theater or the Beacon).
Thanks for listening,
God save the Kinks