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 JLT1226 juliocruz 09/10/2013 04:09AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 874 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 05:25AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 689 othersideof midnight 09/10/2013 05:38AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 684 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 06:07AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: For Tommy 617 jimg 09/10/2013 06:23AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: For Tommy 595 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 07:01AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: For Tommy 302 bionic 09/10/2013 11:07PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: For Tommy 314 Tommy-Denander 09/11/2013 03:45AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 463 RAB 09/10/2013 06:26AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 496 i see red 09/10/2013 06:31AM
Listen to this! 702 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 07:13AM
Re: Listen to this! 511 juliocruz 09/10/2013 08:14AM
Re: Listen to this! 382 Terry K. 09/10/2013 08:28AM
Re: Listen to this! 322 LilKing22 09/10/2013 12:10PM
Re: Listen to this! 298 backwhereubelong 09/10/2013 12:54PM
Re: Listen to this! 284 backwhereubelong 09/10/2013 12:53PM
Re: Listen to this! 279 LilKing22 09/10/2013 02:57PM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 405 christoph_66de 09/10/2013 08:15PM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 363 blm 09/11/2013 12:31AM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 287 movingpictures 09/11/2013 01:27AM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 376 Tommy-Denander 09/11/2013 03:43AM
Re: Tommy - PLEASE no greatest hits show.... 256 christoph_66de 09/11/2013 05:07AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 433 cookie 09/10/2013 07:22AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 306 LazyTrain 09/10/2013 03:03PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 317 the ORIGINAL brent 09/10/2013 04:02PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 314 LazyTrain 09/10/2013 04:30PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 478 Tommy-Denander 09/10/2013 04:56PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 352 movingpictures 09/10/2013 05:25PM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 283 cymru 09/11/2013 12:59AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 278 the ORIGINAL brent 09/11/2013 01:18AM
Re: No Fergie and JLT at Firefest: Very lame excuse by JLT 358 Tommy-Denander 09/11/2013 03:44AM


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