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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Kenny Vance And The Planotones, 2009


Kenny Vance And The Planotones -
Another big hit for the Paramus Cultural Council, this one sponsored by Westfield Garden State Plaza Shopping Center. The huge crowd of over 2,000 people was welcomed by Chairlady Valerie Coniglio sporting her Planotone cap. She and Tony Bucco accepted a hefty check from Lisa Herrmann, Merchandise Manager for Westfield Garden State Plaza. Coniglio thanked her and remarked with a sigh of relief to the audience "Now we can pay our bills!"
If one Googles Jay and the Americans, last week's presentation, they will learn that Kenny Vance worked with Jay and the Americans in their beginnings. While searching, one can also access www.njfreesummerconcets.com to learn their schedule. For a schedule for The Summer Concert Series at the Paramus Bandshell, access http://www.paramuspost.com/article.php/20090622104624153

Some of the songs played were: Cara Mia, Looking for an Echo, Angel Baby, Come Go with Me, Oh What a Nite, Oldies but Goodies, Diamonds & Pearls, It's Alright, My Babe, Please Say You Want Me, That's My Desires, End of the Road, I'm So Happy, Who's That Knocking and Big Boy Pete.

Y'all may remember Ben who has done the Planotone Walk below the stage for many years. He was there again this year, but had company doing the walk. Kenny had brought 11 year old Nick, from Lodi, who also did the front of the platform walk. Lisa Herrmann introduced me to Ben and his wife, was astonished that I knew Ben from the many years of doing the walk. Lisa knows Ben's wife who helps out at Westfield Garden State Plaza Shopping Center.

Speaking of crowds, just about every available parking space in the area was filled. People were still coming in over ½ hour after the 7:30 scheduled start. I did welcome friends from the Walter Behnke Senior Housing Complex who made their first visit, probably hearing about it from resident Angela Marcy who is a regular.

There were many people from out of town visiting and while it covers the sponsor's areas, Berkeley, Westfield and Bergen Town Center, it does wreak havoc for Paramus residents. Perhaps the Paramus Cultural Council and the Paramus Library should consider a fair way of assessing a parking and an attendance fee for out of town visitors.

Next week's Terrific Tuesday features The New York Rat Pack Show, A tribute to Dino, Sammy and Frank.
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Bob G

Thursday, July 16 2009 @ 12:42 PM EDT
As a Paramus resident, I've enjoyed these Tuesday night concerts for several years. But the crowds are getting too big. I had to park on a local street because the lots were full and this was at 7:05!

I overheard several people from out of town at the show. Another person told me that "half of Fair Lawn is here tonight."

I'm not sure if I'll continue going if these crowds keep up.

Keep the shows but keep it to Paramus residents!
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