Steel Notes Magazine December 2016 - Page 4

December 2016 Steel Notes Magazine Show Review SANDS EVENT CENTER NOVEMBER 28th 2016 Tony Orlando’s Christmas Show By Alexxis Steele, Photos by Bob Klein Every year at holiday time, Tony has his annual Christmas show at The Sands Event Center, in Bethlehem, Pa which runs for a week. This year in 2016, it ran from Sunday November 27th, until Monday December 1ST. We decided to go on Monday November 28th, the day after the show started. Normally the Vision Lounge is open, bustling with customers and fans waiting to get into the shows, bu t when Tony comes to town, they shut the lounge down for the week, except for his fans coming in to see his show, which are routed through the hotel entrance, rather than the front doors by the box office. Upon arriving inside, we were immediately put into the holiday spirit when we were greeted by a team of pretty young girls who were on a small stage singing Christmas carols. The girls were donned in red dresses and white sweaters, while they sang in front of a Christmas tree. Busloads of patrons from all over had come to join in the evening’s festivities, not knowing what was in store. The stage was beautifully decorated to commemorate the season. Tony started off with a rendition of his hit- “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”, where he encouraged the audience to sing along with the chorus. Shortly after performing his song, he called out to a member of the audience, who was a man that was seated several rows behind us, with a long white beard, and asked him to come to 4 Steel Notes Magazine