Saturday, December 8, 2007

Clay has made his way today

As you can see by the tour buses parked on Market Street, Clay Aiken has arrived in Poughkeepsie, now 12 hours before tonight's show at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center.

It's actually a nice scene, the buses in front of the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel — the frost-covered trees behind them, the wet pavement below.

(Is it me, or does Clay's tour bus look a lot like the one Taylor Hicks pulled up in on the opposite side of Market Street back in August?! Maybe the "Idol" alumni get a good deal from the bus dealer!)

With Clay having played Albany last night, I wasn't sure if he and his entourage would spend the night up in the Capital District and make the 90-minute drive this morning.

But regardless, here's the good news: Clay is in town.

And, uh, here's the so-so news: I heard from several sources, including on the air of a local radio station, ticket sales for tonight's show haven't been so brisk. They're actually running a promotion, selling two tickets for $49 or a pack of four tickets for about $60 or so. (Can't remember the exact price for that one.)

So that's why I call it "so-so news" ... it's good news for Clay's fans who want a cheaper seat, but it's not so good if he doesn't have a big crowd. If you are among the ones inside the Civic Center with tickets tonight, ENJOY THE SHOW!

Either way, I'll be reviewing tomorrow night's show at the Mohegan Sun Arena, so I'll be looking for "Sean's Space" reader!

PS: Just for the record, I'm not a stalker. I live right around the corner from the Civic Center, and was out picking up breakfast when I spotted Clay's caravan.

Stalker? No ... though now I do feel like a dork, having snapped this pic!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info, Sean. Good Work! Hope you enjoy Clay's show as well.

North Carolina said...

Dorks rule!!! :)

Enjoy your show.

Anonymous said...

We love knowing Clay is safe and sound so thanks for the picture!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info Sean! Wish I lived closer to see this show. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Love your pic, Sean. I too wonder if Clay actually stayed at the Grand. I'm there, and frankly, it's not so Grand...can't wait for the show!

MissingClayInToronto said...

Thank you for all the great Clay info Sean! You are so much fun to read. :)

Sure do wish I lived closer so I could go. I've never seen Clay at Christmas time. Hopefully one day he'll bring the Christmas tour to us here in Canada.

Anonymous said...

I sooooo wanted to see Clay Aiken but...........Lots of us are worried about icy roads and have cancelled our plans to head for the northeast.

Much as we want to see Clay..........it would be terrible to get stranded halfway there. You know how we in the southeast are about icy roads!

Anonymous said...

I TRUST YOU WILL GIVE A KINDER REVIEW THAN SBARNES@TIMESUNION.COM WHO GAVE A SCATHING REVIEW, SHOWING HE DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT AS UNDERSTOOD BY SINGING A MASTERPIECE ON CLAYAIKENNEWS.COM I LOVED THE SHOW. J.W.