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Category: concerts

04/18/10 09:46 - 38ºF - ID#51414

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Beethoven 2010

So I mentioned in a previous Post that On Thursday I missed the Sabrers Game since I went to se Trans-Siberian Orchestra . Now I know what some might be thinking it isn't Christmas Time. That is correct well this is a non christmas tour. There is an album that I don't have Beethoven's Last night. I don't want to give anything away about the show other then to say it was great and go see them. If I drove I would go see them again someplace else. Yes this is kinda A rock Opera or an album performance type show like the Christmas show. The Basic Story is that Beethoven on the night of his Death is visited by the Devil who wants his soul or his music and from there the story goes deeper. Now before I get to pictures from the show I have pictures from before the show of Downtown Buffalo and Shea's Performing Arts Center.



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I couple more pictures of Shea's and then The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.



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In Picture form sometimes TSO I Like to Call the TSO Light show. The reason is that Picture wise often you notice the lights more then you do them. These pictures where taken from the balcony . What the Pictures can't show is how (at least to me) how Awesome The Trans-Siberian Orchestra's music really is ok back to Pictures.



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Some Might Ask why so many pictures of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Well to be honest in small size pictures or on the camera one or at least me can't tell how they will look on the screen. Sometimes the ones that look dark you can see the band the best in.



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I know I had a great time. I have no idea if these pictures are a good representation of the show or not. I would go to this again for sure though.
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Category: nhl

04/17/10 04:43 - 41ºF - ID#51412

Home Ice disadvantage ?

So I just finished watching the Sabres game and they lost to Boston so the series is all tied up. Why I think the sabres lost is because they got Jinxed. All Year long when they where leading at the end of the 2nd period they had won that game. Now also all year long it was a point not to say the number so they don't get Jinxed and what does NBC do but mention the number and they Lose so it is who ever said it's fault.

I love that the sabres are going with the 3rd Jersy. That is their best one I think. Maybe since I'm not a fan of "The Slug" alone. What I mean is that by itself it doesn't look good. But when it is over something or as writting under it like Sabres it looks nice.

What I don't know is does every NHL team have a 3rd Jersy? If not then what teams do and don't have them?

In The NFL the Home Team picks what to wear and then the other team gets the opposite color (I mean light color vs. Dark Color). In the NFL there can be a big advantage Heat wise, well or at least that is what the TV people say? But how does it work in the NHL? Is it the Home Team that picks what they wear or is it the Team with the Home Ice Advantage?

This Leads me into the Penguins. Yes the Sabres are my #1 team and my Favorite team but I also like the Penguins but never really have the time to watch them. Ssshhh Don't tell anyone I like Crosby and he is the face of the team but Malkin is Better, again lets not let anyone know that ok, HA, but I think it is true.

Here is what I don't get though. You are at home and you have the thing where everyone wears those white shirts. Ok they look great on TV and give a great effect. But there is only one problem. You wear the Black Jersy so that means Ottawa is in White. Yes you still have the advantage of your fans. But Now everyone matchs the other team. I know if I'm Ottawa I know I'm away but they are wearing our colors so they are routing for us. I think it takes away a Part of the Advantage. So Why Not give away (Think they are free not sure) Black T-shirts? Or Go With the White Jersys or Even go with those Pretty Winter Classic Blues? Can someone who Knows more about this Help me out on this.

On a side Note I would love to see the Penguins face the Sabres in the Eastern Conferance Finals but I don't know if that is even Possible hey they both have to win what are going to be tough series.

Lets Go Buffalo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Category: lax

04/16/10 07:24 - 48ºF - ID#51408

Bandits Beat Rock

I admit I'm a bit behind. Some of that is had a busy week. I went to Opening Day on weds and TSO Last night and I thought I might go to a Party in the plaza for the sabres if it was on the right night then with work I'm a bit behind but I will post some pictures of the bandits win over The Rock.



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One Thing I should explain is when the Bandits win they do a victory lap so that is what the running around was up above.


Oh and if anyone is reading this you will notice that I'm starting at the end of the game and going backwards ......




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One of the cool things about sports is the Crazy Fans. This can be the Black Hole where people paint the face and wear spikes and all kinds of things, or how about the Hogettes. Yes guys who dress as girl pigs at Redskin Games. There are all kinds at the bandits game like a guy in picture a spiderman (old style lyrca) suit but it is all orange and no eyes or mouth. But what I Saw at Half time (hey I needed more food and drink) was the oddest thing I think I have seen, Yes that Kid? Dressed as the Purple Tela-Tubby or however you spell it. Yes there is some Purple in the Bandits Colors but even factoring that in it still seems a bit odd I saw nothing connecting it to the bandits but maybe there is some story that I don't know about?



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Well that pretty much sums it up. Now to decide if my next picture post will be of Opening Day or TSO not sure how to get the essence of opening day.
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Category: photos

04/08/10 07:15 - 48ºF - ID#51354

Bandits Lost argh but still alive

Well last weekend was Pretty busy with Easter and the Bandits game on Saturday. For those of you who read my blog/posts/look at pictures I post you saw some of easter at the Botanical gardens. Well the night before the Bandits lost a tough game to lose. They still may make the playoffs we shall see what happens when they play Toronto on Saturday in Buffalo. The Bandits started out behind and then changed goalies and did much better. That being said towards the end of the game I thought the Bandits didn't have a chance. What they did was pull the Goalie and get the extra man. IF done right you can come back but one mistake and an empty net goal can happen. I think the bandits where down by four and wound up tying up the game. Once that happened I thought they would win. It sure was exciting but with sudden death anything can Happen and Colorado scored first. I'm currently 92 pictures away from 15,000 images. That doesn't mean that is how many I took some of them are images from the internet, but man that is a lot of pictures.

Oh Yeah the Pink Helmets are being auctioned off and some of the money (I have no idea what the cut or percentage is) goes to a breast cancer Charity.



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After the intro and anthems and all that they brought something out on the field. Right on the glass it is sometimes tough to hear. My understanding is that Darris Kilgour now holds the Record For most wins.


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As Much as I like my water camera this is an example of why I would like to get a camera (for when I know no rain or snow) with a good zoom like 5x Optical at least and there are some not huge cameras that are 10x but I wonder how good of a camera that is and if it is really 10x or if they are lying and counting in some digital or if you crop the picture. That was how my kodak camera was. You could take a pictures as say 8 or 10 mega pixels so it could be a really big picture if you wanted it to be, then you could crop it in Camera . That would make you subject take up more of the picture and it would make the MPs smaller but it would still be enough to be a 4x6. Ok enough about camera stuff.
GAME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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The Changing of the Goalies That I mentioned happened in the above pictures. I think if they would have done it sooner they might have won, hard to say really?



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At Half time they had "Super Fans" lead cheers. Now why they didn't have any fine Ladies to the Box Cheer I don't know maybe they could even make it from to "The Box" "My Box" that would have been great but it didn't happen.



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Captain Bandit lead the best cheer by far he had one side of the arena chant one thing and the other side chant another he even tossed shirts into the fans (guy with hat and the tittle belt). I didn't get the shirt but it was tossed to me by someone else. Yes it is a little creepy it says I heart Captain Bandit and then his face is in the Heart. That is a cool idea. But still kinda Creepy. So here are pictures from after the game.



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Also During Half time the kids played laCrosse and then a bit later out came the Bandettes Oh yeah.........



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It is to bad we lost it was atleast exciting. Hoping for a win on Saturday that is a game we must win really.
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Category: photos

04/06/10 07:25 - 59ºF - ID#51342

Easter at the Botanical Gardens 2010

Part of easter was to go to the Botinical Gardens. It was a good time. Now I know that some people may not do the church thing. Some people may not believe in that god or any gods for that matter. But in that case Easter can be about other things like being with your family or going out to enjoy the weather. Well onto the pictures some of these will have my Niece in them and some of them won't we shall see what gets posted here.



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Just wanted to add that I'm not sure but I Think this is the same room where (e:ladycroft) and (e:Rory) where married, it at least looks like it.



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My sis encase anyone is still looking at these pictures tried the Easter Bunny but Maya freaked. I don't blame her the Jacket vest is kinda scary, Ha. I wonder if she was down walking around if she would have aproached him/Her?



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IT was a good time hope you enjoyed the pictures
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Category: photos

04/04/10 05:54 - 62ºF - ID#51330

Elmwood Saturday

Going to try and post some pictures as I flew down elmwood quickly as a test as other pictures are downloading to the computer lets see

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ok looks like it worked now I know
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Category: movies

04/03/10 03:27 - 81ºF - ID#51321

Clash of the Titans

Went to see Clash Of The Titans. I liked it. That being said I never saw the 1st one. I'm sure TBS played it a lot but never saw it. I didn't see the 3D Version. The Regal only has the 2d when did it become 8Bucks that kinda sucked but it was good. That Regal has How To Train Your Dragon (yes I would like to see it) and a 3D version so I'm guessing that is why no 3D version of this. There where some really amazing lighing effects in a few parts but don't know if 3D would have made it better.
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Category: potpourri

04/02/10 06:34 - 71ºF - ID#51314

Buffalo and Artvoice

So as some of you know there was the Buffalo Powder Keg festival some time ago. Their is this photographer who takes pictures all over buffalo and he took some there named Joe Cascio. If you have gone to Elmwood Festival of The Arts or Allentown Art Festival you have seen or may have seen some of his shots. He has these 360 degree Panormaics that are amazing. If you have seen the some of them you know what I mean. Not sure how I found him on facebook but I added him as a friend. Do I know him no. But I see him at all different events like the Chicken wing Festival and other things also. He sent me an Invite to vote in Artvoice best of Buffalo.


-Voting Closed on the first I think I forgot to vote till like that day
-I voted for him as best Photographer
-Best Blogger Paul Visco aka Paul at (e:strip).org
But where things get interesting is there are a lot of places and things that I have no idea what to vote so I skipped them like best Dance Club and best corner bar and dive bar but what does that say about me.
- I have to get out more and find these places
- I couldn't remember the name of that cool gay bar with the really nice wood where we met up with (e:theecarey)
-- I forgot about Ted's and Louie's for best Hamburger but what does that say about me that I can't think of a local Hamburger place it is very sad I Think
- I couldn't think of a local strip club
- I couldn't think of a good head shop
- Couldn't think of a good adult sex shop

I guess I need to go hit up a head shop and a porn shop after I meet a girl at a strip club and we go get high together and then go find a place to eat after we use our toys or something, oh wait all those girls got busted, damit, kidding of course but man I really do need to get out a bit more.

That being said there are two great groups whose music I don't know that well who are coming to the Town Ballroom but not together. Alexisonfire (If you are from Canada and haven't heard of this band they kick you out of the country now a days, ha). I saw them once and they where great they opened up for Snapcase at what was supposed to be their last show. Well Snapcase is back and they are bringing Sick Of it all ( don't know much of there stuff either but saw them with Hatebreed I think and they where really good), Not sure if the other bands playing with them are Hardcore also. These are two shows I must go to. Next concert I'll be at is TSO yes they are doing a non christmas tour and they are at Sheas on April 15 the day after Bisons opening day, that should be pretty interesting.

Well time for my lame as to go I can't think of anything else to write about how many types of places I have no clue about how to vote on, oh well.............................
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Category: photos

03/30/10 06:15 - 46ºF - ID#51295

Sabres March 12th 2010 wild

So I'm a bit behind in picture posting. The last Sabres game I went to was on March 12 the sabres lost to The Wild. I'm thinking about trying to get a playoff ticket. The only thing that bothers me is that there is no way of knowing the date for when the game would be when tickets go on sale. Well here are some pictures from the sabres game.

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Oh I guess I should mention that I'm starting at the end of the game and kinda going backwards we shall see what happens.



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Well that is plenty anyone who cares gets the idea
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Category: photos

03/28/10 10:52 - 41ºF - ID#51280

Buffalo Photos

So these first Pictures are from when I went to see Alice In Wonderland. Yes I thought it was very good but I all ready said that I another post I think.

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So On March 12th I went to the sabres Game. These pictures aren't from that game they are from before the game around that part of town.



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Not sure if this video shows how the water moves out to the blue water or not. It feels like I typed that above before but hey maybe someone will like this video.

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