*Welcome to the Grand illusion

Come on in and see what’s happening
Pay the price, get your tickets for the show
The stage is set, the band starts playing
Suddenly your heart is pounding
Wishing secretly you were a star

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The lyrics from Styx’s great song ‘Grand Illusion’ – never rang so true as they did on November 2nd at McKibbon’s Pub in Pte Claire.

The wait was over.  No time left to fiddle with a groove or groove with a fiddle. Following four weeks of rehearsals, the men and woman who signed up for The League of Rock Montreal, dressed up and hit the stage.

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Playing before a live audience for the first time in their current formations, the sets and songs could have gone three ways for the four bands.  Good, bad or somewhere in the middle. Make it four ways. It may have been a complete disaster.

Nerves are a precious entity. They can propel to great heights or defeat all senses and send a person (performance ) into an early grave.

Backstage, pre-show, with the support of their own bandmates, guest coaches bass player Boogie Cindy ( Boogie Wonder Band) and vocalist Carolyn Fe, it was a mixed agenda as nerves and confidence battled for music supremacy. Those with nerves pretending to be confident and vice versa. A war of contradiction as the clock neared the starting gate.

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“But don’t be fooled by the radio
The TV or the magazines
They’ll show you photographs of how your life should be
But they’re just someone else’s fantasies
So if you think your life is complete confusion
‘Cause you never win the game
Just remember that it’s a grand illusion
And deep inside we’re all the same
We’re all the same”

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“So if you think your life is complete confusion
Because your neighbor’s got it made
Just remember that it’s a grand illusion
And deep inside we’re all the same”

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“America spells competition
Join us in our blind ambition
Get yourself a brand new motorcar
Someday soon we’ll stop to ponder
What on earth’s this spell we’re under
We made the grade and still we wonder
Who the hell we are …”

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**Well, woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand
Whose wine? What wine?
Where the hell did I dine?
Must have been a dream
I don’t believe where I’ve been
Come on, let’s do it again

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Do you…you, feel like I do?
How’d ya feel?
Do you…you, feel like I do?

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My friend got busted
Just the other day
They said,”Don’t walk, don’t walk, don’t walk away.”
Drove him to a taxi
Bent the boot, hit the back
Had to play some music, otherwise he’d crack

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Do you…you, feel like I do?
How’d ya feel?
Do you…you, feel like I…

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Do you…you, feel like I do?
Yes ya do
Do you…you, feel like I do?

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Champagne for breakfast and a Sherman in my hand
Peach coat, Peach tails., never fails
Must have been a dream I don’t believe where I’ve been
Come on, let’s do it again

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Do you…you, feel like I do?
How’d ya feel?
Do you…you, feel like I…

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Do you feel like we do?
Do you feel like we do?
Oh, that’s true
Do you feel like we do?
Get back
Do you feel..do you feel like we do?

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Oh baby do you feel?
Oh baby do you feel, feel like we do?
Do you feel…do you feel…like we do?
I want to thank you
Do you feel like we do?
That’s alright, that’s alright to feel you’d like
Feel you’d like, a good time
We’ll goto bed for a good night
Good night, good night, good night, good night, good night

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Next Showcase for The League of Rock Montreal is

Wed. November 16th at

Calistoga Grill Pte Claire

See You There !

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*Lyrics Dennis DeYoung

**Lyrics Peter Frampton

 

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