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    Welcome to the Diary of an Ardent Fan!

    Hello everyone! Lucas Hannon here, the owner and writer for this rockin’ blog “Diary of an Ardent Fan”! After years of family and friends telling me to officially write down my music based experiences, such as concerts and album/ book reviews, I finally sat down and created this portal to my world. Music is the love of my life, so this blog will contain my heart and soul. Hopefully you all out there will enjoy reading the “Diary” as much as I will enjoy writing about my adventures.

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    What a Great Day: Jack Russell’s Great White Concert Review

    First off, thank you Robby Lochner!!
    I owe you a lot.
    Thanks to him (he’s one of the guitarists of Jack Russell’s Great White), I had an even more fun time seeing the band for the second time.
    I got to hang out at sound check, got to sit on stage on the drum riser and watch the band go through their sound check, and later on, I had a great time seeing the show (I’d seen them last year too at this same venue actually, Blue Note Harrison), and I got to meet the man himself Jack Russell after the show. I got my picture taken with him and Robby and he signed 3 of my favorite Great White CDs. Two of which are his favorites too and he told me that (Can’t Get There From Here, which is my favorite, and He Saw It Comin’). I also got Hooked signed, which I really love too. I had a lot more CD booklets with me, which he was impressed by (I have all but four live albums) but I said I didn’t expect him to sign everything because I was blessed to meet him and to have this special day and I didn’t want to take up too much of his time.
    But ultimately I got what I wanted signed.
    He’s a very kind man, loves his fans, and loves what he does, which is being in my opinion one of the greatest singers there is. He was very kind to me and thanked me for being a fan.
    He and his band are fantastic. I truly can’t wait for more new music from them and to see them again sometime.
    I would’ve seen the show and had a great time regardless, but thanks to Robby (phenomenal guitar player and even more phenomenal person), I got to have a very special day.
    Anyone who has seen my posts knows that music and going to concerts makes me more happy than anything.
    However, occasions like this are even more special. None of this had to happen, but it did and I’m forever grateful.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you Robby. If you ever play anywhere else near me, feel free to allow me to buy you and all the guys lunch or dinner.
    And thank you Jack for all the music, and for being such a great person.
    Love you all. You all rock!!!
    Keep on doing it.
    Setlist-Desert Moon, Heart The Hunter, Wooden Jesus, Mista Bone (with Come Together), Save Your Love (with Nathaniel Peck), Gone With the Wind, Old Rose Motel, Lady Redlight, Can’t Shake It, All Over Now, Face The Day, Call It Rock ‘N’ Roll, Rock Me, Once Bitten Twice Shy

    Jack Russell's Great White Band Members:

    Set List:

    1. Desert Moon
    2. Heart The Hunter
    3. Wooden Jesus
    4. Mista Bone (w/Come Together)
    5. Save Your Love (w/Nathaniel Peck on guest vocals singing with Jack)
    6. Gone With The Wind
    7. Old Rose Motel
    8. Lady Redlight
    9. Can’t Shake It
    10. All Over Now
    11. Face The Day
    12. Call It Rock ‘N’ Roll
    13. Rock Me
    14. Once Bitten Twice Shy

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