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04/08/99 Re: Battle Of The Bands @ VLV '99
Mike & I must agree with Big Pomp Chris. Rip stole the show and should
undoubtedly have won the contest hands down.
Everyone did a great job in the lounge, everyone!!! But
when Rip let loose with the empty pocket thing, frenzy and chaos just
took over and the show moved in directions that no one could have
predicted. Even the guys were going up to put money in his pants, my old
man included along with Rockin Ronny. Rip literally flew off the stage
several times, rolled, thumped, jumped all over the place and the band
never missed a beat. Reese kept the rhythm going on his big old bass,
and the guitar player went right along with Rip jokes and teasing. The
Drummer, thank God, was out of Rip's reach so he stayed safe.
- Maybee Baby
04/07/99 Re: Battle Of The Bands @ VLV '99
Rip's got the wildness in his veins and it shows perfectly
in his singing, guitar playing, and knock-down
drag-out stage show. He may be real young, but he's
got a lot of years of performing under his belt.
04/08/99 Re: Rockabilly Meet & Greet (pre-VLV '99 party)
Rip Carson blew away this Dingo Dog -- man that cat is wild --
from West Virginia and now calling San Diego Ca. home this guy is
wild and puts on one heck of a wild tear it up style show.
But to really Appreciate Rip and his fantastic gymnastical rockin'
ability you got to see this cat in concert. He is due to record
for Rollin Rock in May and we will be ringing Rollin Rocks phone
asap for a promo copy and hopefully feature this guy in a upcoming
- Rock-it Radio
04/08/99 Re: Viva Las Vegas Weekender 1999!
I enjoyed your show as well as everyone else did in the East Lounge at the
Viva Las Vegas Weekender 1999! You guys rocked and I was glad to have seen
you guys shake the shack!
When you guys got up on that stage and started telling jokes, I wasn't quite
sure I got them at first until that incredible voice started singing and
driving the crowd wild. Now I can look back and say, you know what those
jokes really weren't that bad after having the madman and the twilight trio's
stage performance RIP the stage .eeewwww-eeeeeeeee! What more can I say!
That says it all. You guys were absolutely amazing. Danny, "el guapo" (the
cute and very talented one) of the bunch impressed me with his heavenly
guitar playing. The bassist and the drummer were pretty cool too. You guys
were the biggest and best act I saw in the East Lounge that's for sure. You
guys don't need me to tell you the entire East Lounge was packed and going
I don't think anyone knew they were supposed to vote while you guys played. I
didn't know until the following day when I heard someone announce it while
another band was playing. I think whoever announced you guys failed to
mention that minor, yet critical detail, otherwise you guys would have won.
The crowd was hoppin' and boppin' and crazily responding to that dollar bill
stunt Rip Carson pulled. Did you guys plan that? That was bad! Has that
actually happened before in your show? If not, I'm sure you guys will never
forget that performance, I know I never will!
04/08/99 Re: Rip at VLV '99
Rip didn't actually take his clothes off ... but he
did however get quite a bit of cash during their gig! It was a song about
being broke ... and he pulled out his pants pockets to show that there was
nuttin in them ... and some charming young lady went to the stage with a
dollar and tucked it neatly in Rip's pants! That started a very lucrative
(for Rip anyway) song because it started a chain of generous kats and kittens
givin him money. I think at one point his zipper miight have been down ...
but he didn't take his pants off! In my humble opinion ...They were the show
stealers of the weekend!