No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT
Posted by: juliocruz ()
Date: September 10, 2013 04:09AM

Very disappointing to read that Fergie Frederiksen and Joe Lynn Turner will not be performing at Firefest.

It was very sad to hear that Fergie's terrible illness returned and therefore he will nog be able to come to Firefest. I was very much looking forward to seeing him perform classic "Isolation" songs like "Angel Don't Cry" and "Endless", but unfortunately he will not be able to. I hope and pray Fergie makes a full recovery. His replacement at Firefest will be Bobby Kimball and although I understand the choice, I've seen several terrible performances of him the last few years. There is a recent show of him on Youtube and he sounds not very good to say the least:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_t2xEOSb64

The reason that Joe Lynn Turner used to cancel Firefest is just ridiculous: He had to do "some recording work, that just couldn't wait". The Firefest performance was planned almost a year ago and now, all of a sudden, he has to do "recording work that just canĀ“t wait"? He should be ashamed to cancel on such short notice with such a lame excuse. The replacement of JLT is Graham Bonnet and, although understandable, I'm not looking forward to seeing him perform at Firefest. I found a few recent Youtube videos of him and there is no way you can say he is in great voice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec47gQz4wOo

So a big disappointment for me that 2 great singers, Fergie Frederiksen and JLT, are replaced with 2 who (these days) sound below average at best.

This is certainly not a dig at the Firefest organisers, because this is totally beyond their control. They do an amazing job and the line-up still is fantastic. I'm very much looking forward to this year's Firefest with for me 15 "must see" bands. Before today I had 16 "must see" bands, but unfortunately the Legends show just lost a lot of its appeal for me. Of course, there is still Eric Martin and the guitar playing of Tommy Denander to look forward to, but for me certainly not the singing of Bobby Kimball and Graham Bonnet. Just my opinion.

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No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT1210 juliocruz 09/10/2013 04:09AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 869 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 05:25AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 680 othersideof midnight 09/10/2013 05:38AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 675 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 06:07AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: For Tommy 608 jimg 09/10/2013 06:23AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: For Tommy 586 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 07:01AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: For Tommy 292 bionic 09/10/2013 11:07PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: For Tommy 309 Tommy-Denander 09/11/2013 03:45AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 458 RAB 09/10/2013 06:26AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 489 i see red 09/10/2013 06:31AM
Listen to this! 694 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 07:13AM
Re: Listen to this! 503 juliocruz 09/10/2013 08:14AM
Re: Listen to this! 376 Terry K. 09/10/2013 08:28AM
Re: Listen to this! 316 LilKing22 09/10/2013 12:10PM
Re: Listen to this! 292 backwhereubelong 09/10/2013 12:54PM
Re: Listen to this! 275 backwhereubelong 09/10/2013 12:53PM
Re: Listen to this! 272 LilKing22 09/10/2013 02:57PM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 399 christoph_66de 09/10/2013 08:15PM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 356 blm 09/11/2013 12:31AM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 281 movingpictures 09/11/2013 01:27AM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 370 Tommy-Denander 09/11/2013 03:43AM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 252 christoph_66de 09/11/2013 05:07AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 427 cookie 09/10/2013 07:22AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 299 LazyTrain 09/10/2013 03:03PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 311 the ORIGINAL brent 09/10/2013 04:02PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 305 LazyTrain 09/10/2013 04:30PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 471 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 04:56PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 344 movingpictures 09/10/2013 05:25PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 279 cymru 09/11/2013 12:59AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 271 the ORIGINAL brent 09/11/2013 01:18AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 355 Tommy-Denander 09/11/2013 03:44AM


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