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Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:07 am

Lisa is playing at a small venue in Natick, Massachusetts tomorrow night. It's a converted firehouse, repurposed as The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). Beautiful facility that holds about 300 people.

Natick just happens to be my home. How bizarre is that? TCAN is 3.5 miles away from my Elvis Room.

By the time I heard about the show, it was sold out. I was able to obtain a pair of tickets through friends in town. There is a meet-and-greet, but that is sold out and I'm told there's no way to get near her. She'll go from bus to stage and stage to bus.

I own all three of her albums, but I've always joked that I wouldn't go out of my way to see her. If TCAN is out of the way, then I am leading a very sheltered life.

Show is Friday night at 8. LMFP!

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:12 am

have fun.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:09 am

elvisjock wrote:Lisa is playing at a small venue in Natick, Massachusetts tomorrow night. It's a converted firehouse, repurposed as The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). Beautiful facility that holds about 300 people.

Natick just happens to be my home. How bizarre is that? TCAN is 3.5 miles away from my Elvis Room.

By the time I heard about the show, it was sold out. I was able to obtain a pair of tickets through friends in town. There is a meet-and-greet, but that is sold out and I'm told there's no way to get near her. She'll go from bus to stage and stage to bus.

I own all three of her albums, but I've always joked that I wouldn't go out of my way to see her. If TCAN is out of the way, then I am leading a very sheltered life.

Show is Friday night at 8. LMFP!


Please post your thoughts after the show, I hope it is a good evening for all.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:29 am

Have a great time, give us a review!

JEFF d
EP fan

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:06 am

Awesome. Please do share all of your thoughts with us!

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:50 am

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Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:48 pm

Enjoy and let us know how you liked the show.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:00 pm

After clicking this link: http://lisapresley.groupee.net/eve/foru ... 6077071116 , scroll down till you see the following 2 posts about the show:

"CRB posted 11-22-2013 10:37 PM

Lisa TOTALLY rocked TCAN in Natick, MA tonight! We had front row seats & VIP passes and it was AMAZING! Smiler At the end of the night we got her PERSONAL set list - yes we did! Big Grin So here is the set list as she played it:

Intro - chain gang music

So Long
Over Me
Storm of Nails

Just a Dream
Soften the Blows
Idiot
**Lisa's Band Intros**

Lights Out
S.O.B.
Un-break
Sticks & Stones

I'll Figure it Out
Need to Know (Tom Petty Cover)

Incredible show! I got several pictures with her - but they were taken by a professional photographer who is going to send me the link in a while - so I will post when I can! She was SO gracious & just such a sweetie! She let me pose with her & then my gf posed and then we took a picture of all 3 of us - she didn't have to do that - but she was a total sweetie! I hope the pics came out as great as I think they did! I'm flying high here - what a night! My FIRST LMP concert but hopefully not my last! Cool

Posts: 7 | Location: MA | Registered: 09-06-2013

CRB posted 11-22-2013 11:41 PM

oope - FORGOT -

She also played Weary and You Ain't Seen Nothin' yet....so if you add those two right after Storm of Nails that should be the complete set list now....

Posts: 7 | Location: MA | Registered: 09-06-2013"

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:41 pm

Nice to see a Tom Petty cover, one of his greatest songs. And nothing by her dad, a very wise choice.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:46 pm

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Well gang, I can tell you it was an enjoyable and successful evening, in that I saw the show and did get to meet her.

First, try to put yourself in my place. Out of the blue, I'm told that Elvis' little girl is playing a gig in my town. We're a suburb of Boston. TCAN is really a local jewel which, I must admit, I take for granted. Still, she's coming HERE? I drive by this venue every morning. I passed by more slowly yesterday, when I noticed the bus parked out front. There was space set aside for a second bus, which was not yet in place. I assumed, at this early hour, that her bus would arrive later. I moved on, and went to work.

I passed by TCAN on the way home, and both buses were onsite. Each had a trailer hitched to the rear. There was very little activity, though. I stopped and watched for a few minutes, and then went home.

When I returned, at 7:15, the venue doors were not yet open. Patrons were lined up in the lobby and out on the sidewalk, adjacent to the buses. There had been 30 meet-and-greet tickets sold, and no more were available. I watched as small groups were escorted onto the bus and after a few minutes, out again. The TCAN doors finally opened, and just about everyone went inside. I continued to hover around the buses. I chatted with the freelance photographer hired to shoot the meet and greet. He said he'd never seen security arrangements quite like this. He pointed at two men, standing down the street, and told me they were the guys I'd need to convince, if I was to have any chance at meeting LMFP.

Mindful of my promise to my teenage girls, not to "dork out," I calmly approached the security guys. The larger of the two, wearing a very Elvisesque track suit, was the Chief Dude. I showed him my website, told him a bit about my radio show, and said simply that this is my hometown, that I produce the show in my house,that Lisa is here in Natick, and it would be very cool to have a chance to quickly say hello and take a picture.

To my surprise, Chief Dude was quite friendly. He handles security for the family, and, if I understood him correctly, is based in Memphis. I dropped every name of every EPE person I've ever worked with. He noticed I was wearing a Lansky custom shirt. We joked about that. I went in for the close of the sale, and they told me to hang out after the show. Proud that I'd gotten this far, I went inside to warm up and wait for the show to start.

I'll let the Lisa groupee post (thank you elvis4life) and this review from a show earlier in the week, http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/i ... _pres.html give you a feel for the setlist and the general atmosphere. Some random thoughts:

* I'd heard she is "tiny," but it was still somewhat surprising to see just how petite she is.
* She wore a simple black dress with, dare I say, a studded motif across the waist that kinda sorta looked like an E.P. belt.
* Her singing was better than I expected. I've thought she sounded quite flat in many of the TV and video performances I've seen over the years, and suspected there was a good deal of "help" being applied to her studio albums. She and the band sounded very much like the records, though.
* Earlier in the day, she Tweeted that with three shows left on a three month tour her voice was getting progressively more ragged. During the show, she apologized repeatedly for any limitations on her performance. While she sounded somewhat husky, I think she'd have been better off not calling such attention to it.
* She took several hits from a homemade contraption which contained, she said, menthol and hot water. She joked that it wasn't a bong.
* She was friendly, and more than once expressed her gratitude to the audience for coming to see her. She seems very nervous, though. Her staccato speech, and habit of pacing while she talks, was in contrast to the quiet, measured demeanor she displays in interviews.
* Her strength is in her songwriting, and her mumbling makes it virtually impossible to decipher the lyrics. It's next to impossible to understand her on record, with headphones. Things could only be worse in a concert setting. (I like to think the songwriting is what Elvis would be most proud of, since he did not write his material. Stop mumbling!)
* A good deal of her patter reflected the camaraderie you'd expect to develop between a group of people trapped in two buses for three months. She seemed to be very proud of her band.
* She did not mention that Lockwood is her husband. She did not utter her father's name, nor make any reference to him, other than in her choice of songs (I was disappointed that she chose not to perform Nobody Noticed It, but she did sing Lights Out).
* The audience was not what I expected. It wasn't her crowd. It really wasn't an Elvis crowd, either. It was mostly local (middle-age and older) folks who are TCAN members. Many of them will be back there tonight to listen to Stephen Bishop sing. Still, they made some noise.
* Chief Dude and his minions aggressively enforced a ban on photography. Even with no flash, they'd come over and tell you politely that there were to be no photos.
* I came to the conclusion that she is doing a "Reverse Elvis." She grew up with Fame and Fortune. She's not playing these tiny venues for the money. In fact, I can't see how she's not losing a bunch of money, with all the overhead. Could it be that she's realized she needs to pay her dues? She's not pop star material,and she has a ton of bizarre, preconceived notions in the public consciousness that get in her way. Elvis played Gladewater, TX at the beginning. Lisa is playing Natick, MA and Cranston, RI and living on a bus with two twin girls, at age 45. She's a freakin' heiress! I'd like to think she's doing it because she WANTS to.

After the lights came up, I waited and watched, as the room emptied. After a time, one of the guys I'd met earlier waved me over. I stood by the door that led to the Green Room. Soon, the door opened and There Lisa Stood. There were 20 or so people hanging around. I got the impression she wasn't feeling well. (People that met her before the show said she was friendly and chatty - she didn't seem to be in the mood by this point of the night.) The guy leaned into her ear and mentioned that I was the "website guy" he told her about. From here, things happened quickly. I believe I shook her hand. I said I'd give her the "15 second story" and told her about my show and the local connection. I wouldn't call it a conversation. She was very polite. "That's great. Thank you." That was pretty much it. I've met enough notable people to know that you get varied results at this type of interaction. We weren't going to have an Elvis heart-to-heart tonight. She posed for a photo. I thanked her. And I left.

She is returning to Natick in January, although playing at a different venue. (Seriously? Two gigs, at two different places, in my little town?) This time though, with a two-month head start, I'll work on perhaps having a more substantive visit with her. For now, I'm enjoying the photo.
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Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:57 pm

elvisjock wrote:Image

Well gang, I can tell you it was an enjoyable and successful evening, in that I saw the show and did get to meet her.

First, try to put yourself in my place. Out of the blue, I'm told that Elvis' little girl is playing a gig in my town. We're a suburb of Boston. TCAN is really a local jewel which, I must admit, I take for granted. Still, she's coming HERE? I drive by this venue every morning. I passed by more slowly yesterday, when I noticed the bus parked out front. There was space set aside for a second bus, which was not yet in place. I assumed, at this early hour, that her bus would arrive later. I moved on, and went to work.

I passed by TCAN on the way home, and both buses were onsite. Each had a trailer hitched to the rear. There was very little activity, though. I stopped and watched for a few minutes, and then went home.

When I returned, at 7:15, the venue doors were not yet open. Patrons were lined up in the lobby and out on the sidewalk, adjacent to the buses. There had been 30 meet-and-greet tickets sold, and none were available. I watched as small groups were escorted onto the bus and after a few minutes, out again. The TCAN doors finally opened, and just about everyone went inside. I continued to hover around the buses. I chatted with the freelance photographer hired to shoot the meet and greet. He said he'd never seen security arrangements quite like this. He pointed at two men, standing down the street, and told me they were the guys I'd need to convince, if I was to have any chance at meeting LMFP.

Mindful of my promise to my teenage girls, not to "dork out," I calmly approached the security guys. The larger of the two, wearing a very Elvisesque track suit, was the Chief Dude. I showed him my website, told him a bit about my radio show, and said simply that this is my hometown, that I produce the show in my house,that Lisa is here in Natick, and it would be very cool to have a chance to quickly say hello and take a picture.

To my surprise, Chief Dude was quite friendly. He handles security for the family, and, if I understood him correctly, is based in Memphis. I dropped every name of every EPE person I've ever worked with. He noticed I was wearing a Lansky custom shirt. We joked about that. I went in for the close of the sale, and they told me to hang out after the show. Proud that I'd gotten this far, I went inside to warm up and wait for the show to start.

I'll let the Lisa groupee post (thank you elvis4life) and this review from a show earlier in the week, http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/i ... _pres.html give you a feel for the setlist and the general atmosphere. Some random thoughts:

* I'd heard she is "tiny," but it was still somewhat surprising to see just how petite she is.
* She wore a simple black dress with, dare I say, a studded motif across the waist that kinda sorta looked like an E.P. belt.
* Her singing was better than I expected. I've thought she sounded very flat in many of the TV and video performances I've seen over the years. She and the band sounded very much like the records.
* Earlier in the day, she Tweeted that with three shows left on a three month tour her voice was getting progressively more ragged. During the show, she apologized repeatedly for any limitations on her performance. While she sounded somewhat husky, I think she'd have been better off not calling such attention to it.
* She took several hits from homemade contraption which contained, she said, menthol and hot water. She joked that it wasn't a bong.
* She was friendly, and more than once expressed her gratitude to the audience for coming to see her. She seems very nervous, though. Her staccato speech, and habit of pacing while she talks, was in contrast to the low energy she displays in interviews.
* Her strength is in her songwriting, and her mumbling makes it virtually impossible to decipher the lyrics.
* A good deal of her patter showed the camaraderie you'd expect to develop between a group of people trapped in two buses for three months. She seemed to be very proud of her band.
* She did not mention that Lockwood is her husband. She did not utter her father's name, nor make any reference to him, other than in her choice of songs (I was disappointed that she chose not to perform Nobody Noticed It, but she did perform Lights Out).
* The audience was not what I expected. It wasn't her crowd. It really wasn't an Elvis crowd, either. It was mostly local (middle-age and older) folks who are TCAN members. Many of them will be back there tonight to listen to Stephen Bishop sing. Still, they made some noise.
* Chief Dude and his minions aggressively enforced a ban on photography. Even with no flash, they'd come over and tell you politely that there were to be no photos.
* I came to the conclusion that she is doing a "Reverse Elvis." She grew up with Fame and Fortune. She's not playing these tiny venues for the money. In fact, I can't see how she's not losing a bunch of money, with all the overhead. Could it be that she's realized she needs to pay her dues? She's not pop star material,and she has a ton of bizarre, preconceived notions in the public consciousness that get in her way. Elvis played Gladewater, Texas at the beginning. Lisa is playing Natick, MA and Cranston, RI and living on a bus with two twin girls, at age 45. She's a freakin' heiress! I'd like to think she's doing it because she WANTS to.

After the lights came up, I waited and watched, as the room emptied. After a time, one of the guys I'd met earlier waved me over. I stood by the door that led to the Green Room. After a few minutes, the door opened and There Lisa Stood. There were 20 or so people hanging around. I got the impression she wasn't feeling well. (People that met her before the show said she was friendly and chatty - she didn't seem to be in the mood by this point of the night.) The guy leaned into her ear and mentioned that I am the "website guy" he told her about. From here, things happened quickly. I believe I shook her hand. I said I'd give her the "15 second story" and told her about my show and the local connection. I wouldn't call it a conversation. She was polite. "That's great. Thank you." That was pretty much it. I've met enough notable people to know that you get varied results at this type of interaction. She posed for a photo. I thanked her. And I left.

She is returning to Natick in January, although playing at a different venue. (Seriously? Two gigs, at two different places, in my little town? WTF?) This time though, with a two-month head start, I'll work on perhaps having a more substantive visit with her. For now, I'm enjoying the photo.


Great follow-up post and wonderful photo. Thank you for sharing the evening with us!

LMFP is A-OK in my book, and I hope she continues to do what makes her -- and her fans -- happy.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:50 pm

I've seen Lisa Marie twice. The first time was on her first tour. I had bought tickets well in advance. She played a small theater/bar in Denver and she filled the place about 75% full. The majority of the crowd were obviously Elvis fans with a few fans of her opening act (I can't remember his name) and a few who were strictly Lisa fans who seemed to be all gay women. The opening act was very good but Lisa's show wasn't very good. She was horribly off key and flat on her opening number. She wouldn't look or talk to the very intimate crowd. After about 3 songs that were no better than the first, she finally acknowledged the crowd but then promptly left the stage. She came back with no explanation and continued. She did this about 3 more times. She was constantly signaling her sound guy to raise and lower her earphone speakers. Her band had to take extended amounts of time to seemingly keep retuning between songs. They all seemed very ill prepared. In the balcony which was roped off from the crowd and I could see Priscilla up there and Lisa's 2 sons and daughter. After the show we were hustled out very quickly. I know the owner of the theater and he told me we were hustled out because Lisa and Priscilla were having a private party after the show.

The second time I saw her on her next tour was by accident. I had met a friend for a drink in the same theater and didn't even know she was playing there that night until I got there. Since the show was far from a sell out and because I knew the owner, they let us stay for the show. The crowd was about half as big as the first time I saw her but it had a completely different make up. It was now mostly lesbian woman and a few very flamboyant gay men. There were a few Elvis fans but they were in the minority. Her and the band's performance was better but she was still horribly off key most of the time and still left the stage with no explanation a couple of times.

The next time she came to Denver I didn't see her but I heard her crowd was even smaller. The last time she played in Denver a few months ago she strangely played even a bigger theater but only sold about 200 tickets.
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Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:41 am

Fantastic info. Thanks for sharing!!!! :D

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:18 am

eligain wrote:I've seen Lisa Marie twice. The first time was on her first tour. I had bought tickets well in advance. She played a small theater/bar in Denver and she filled the place about 75% full. The majority of the crowd were obviously Elvis fans with a few fans of her opening act (I can't remember his name) and a few who were strictly Lisa fans who seemed to be all gay women. The opening act was very good but Lisa's show wasn't very good. She was horribly off key and flat on her opening number. She wouldn't look or talk to the very intimate crowd. After about 3 songs that were no better than the first, she finally acknowledged the crowd but then promptly left the stage. She came back with no explanation and continued. She did this about 3 more times. She was constantly signaling her sound guy to raise and lower her earphone speakers. Her band had to take extended amounts of time to seemingly keep retuning between songs. They all seemed very ill prepared. In the balcony which was roped off from the crowd and I could see Priscilla up there and Lisa's 2 sons and daughter. After the show we were hustled out very quickly. I know the owner of the theater and he told me we were hustled out because Lisa and Priscilla were having a private party after the show.

The second time I saw her on her next tour was by accident. I had met a friend for a drink in the same theater and didn't even know she was playing there that night until I got there. Since the show was far from a sell out and because I knew the owner, they let us stay for the show. The crowd was about half as big as the first time I saw her but it had a completely different make up. It was now mostly lesbian woman and a few very flamboyant gay men. There were a few Elvis fans but they were in the minority. Her and the band's performance was better but she was still horribly off key most of the time and still left the stage with no explanation a couple of times.

The next time she came to Denver I didn't see her but I heard her crowd was even smaller. The last time she played in Denver a few months ago she strangely played even a bigger theater but only sold about 200 tickets.


I seriously question whether she was as "horribly off-key" as you claim.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:35 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
eligain wrote:I've seen Lisa Marie twice. The first time was on her first tour. I had bought tickets well in advance. She played a small theater/bar in Denver and she filled the place about 75% full. The majority of the crowd were obviously Elvis fans with a few fans of her opening act (I can't remember his name) and a few who were strictly Lisa fans who seemed to be all gay women. The opening act was very good but Lisa's show wasn't very good. She was horribly off key and flat on her opening number. She wouldn't look or talk to the very intimate crowd. After about 3 songs that were no better than the first, she finally acknowledged the crowd but then promptly left the stage. She came back with no explanation and continued. She did this about 3 more times. She was constantly signaling her sound guy to raise and lower her earphone speakers. Her band had to take extended amounts of time to seemingly keep retuning between songs. They all seemed very ill prepared. In the balcony which was roped off from the crowd and I could see Priscilla up there and Lisa's 2 sons and daughter. After the show we were hustled out very quickly. I know the owner of the theater and he told me we were hustled out because Lisa and Priscilla were having a private party after the show.

The second time I saw her on her next tour was by accident. I had met a friend for a drink in the same theater and didn't even know she was playing there that night until I got there. Since the show was far from a sell out and because I knew the owner, they let us stay for the show. The crowd was about half as big as the first time I saw her but it had a completely different make up. It was now mostly lesbian woman and a few very flamboyant gay men. There were a few Elvis fans but they were in the minority. Her and the band's performance was better but she was still horribly off key most of the time and still left the stage with no explanation a couple of times.

The next time she came to Denver I didn't see her but I heard her crowd was even smaller. The last time she played in Denver a few months ago she strangely played even a bigger theater but only sold about 200 tickets.


I seriously question whether she was as "horribly off-key" as you claim.


She sounded about like this:

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Her other problem is she doesn't enunciate so you can't understand what she's singing.

One thing and maybe the reason she played a different venue the last time she played here; My friend who owns the Gothic Theater said her and her husband were two of the biggest pain in the asses he's ever dealt with. They're playing these small theaters which tend to host new up and coming bands but they needed to be treated like royalty. He told me, if they need to be treated so special, they should play the small higher end places like in the theater district instead of trying to slum it for some kind of false cred.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:37 pm

Lisa doing the Tom Petty song, last year.

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Pretty good. (Interestingly, Petty often pronounces words in his own way. He twists and bends them quite a bit. Perhaps he's an influence in this sense. I still wish I could hear her words without reading the lyric sheet.)

rjm

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Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:00 pm

rjm wrote:Lisa doing the Tom Petty song, last year.

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Pretty good. (Interestingly, Petty often pronounces words in his own way. He twists and bends them quite a bit. Perhaps he's an influence in this sense. I still wish I could hear her words without reading the lyric sheet.)

rjm

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That was a pretty good song for Lisa. Actually perfect for her because of the very limited range. Very hard to go off key or flat on a song like this.

I think she would have more trouble with this Tom Petty song though:
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Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:07 pm

eligain wrote:She sounded about like this:

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I loves me some Lisa, but if she sounded like that when you heard her, "horribly off-key" pretty much nails the assessment.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:59 pm

KHoots wrote:I loves me some Lisa, but if she sounded like that when you heard her, "horribly off-key" pretty much nails the assessment.



:shock:

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:13 am

FWIW, here's a shot that gives a much better perspective on Lisa's size.
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Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:00 am

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Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:06 am

That's a great shot. Can't believe it's been so many years since she started her career.

Had she been in a chatty mood, I would've told her I saw the Don't Cry Daddy performance in 1997, and dissolved into a ball of goo.

Next time.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:01 am

elvisjock wrote:FWIW, here's a shot that gives a much better perspective on Lisa's size.
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When she was younger she looked so much like Elvis but as she's getting older she looks more like Priscilla.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:54 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
KHoots wrote:I loves me some Lisa, but if she sounded like that when you heard her, "horribly off-key" pretty much nails the assessment.



:shock:


Nothing to be shocked about. She's certainly not a polished vocalist or performer. Anyone should be able to see that that is the reality.

Having said that..........Like you, I am "A-OK" with Lisa. I admire the fact that she's out there, visible to the fans, and doing the best she can when she doesn't need to. Her daddy would be very proud of her. I have her CD's, and would love to see her perform live, as elvisjock did.

Re: Going to See LMFP Tomorrow

Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:37 am

Wonderfully detailed post, thank you for sharing!

JosephC