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Casino Rama ~ Rama, ON, Canada ~ November 15, 2014




Roger Hodgson ~ Casino Rama ~ Rama, ON, Canada

Driving home from tonight's phenomenal concert and haven't stopped talking about the evening. We listened to Supertramp throughput the 70s and early 80s but tonight was our first live experience. Will definitely not be our last. The orchestra, Elora Festival choir, backup singers and his band were superlative. Sound engineering was perfection and Roger's voice has only improved through the years. Thank you and enjoy a well earned break. God bless! the years. ~ Jan Hannon

Thank you Roger for another fabulous show, you took us back in time and it's as good as when we first heard your music... Fantastic show!! ~ Randy Ratz

Thank you Roger, we love the show tonight, everybody was happy! Xxxx ~ Yvonne Bevoort

It was wonderful magical loved every moment thank you ~ Dave Bullis

Thank you Roger and band for a fantastic concert. Seeing you has become an annual tradition for me, my husband, and our friends. We'll be there next year for the 5th year. ~ Anna Goralewski

Thank you Roger, see you next year! ~ George Currie

Once again along with our good friends Ross and Angie, we were not disappointed by the magnificent show that Roger and his fabulous band put on. We are still talking about how phenomenal every song and note sung was. We will definitely be here again next year! Thank you Roger and God bless! ~ Chris Ehrt

What a fantastic experience!! Amazing group of musicians/singers too!!!! ~ Mary MacKinnon

It was awesome once again see you on the new tour next year ~ Pat Carmichael

Thank you for a magical night Roger....your music touches my soul xo ~ Cheryl Lynne

Roger....can get the job done on the electric guitar...a great guitar player! ~ Doug Squires

Me & honey were there!! Great, happy feeling show. ~ Vicky Gauthier

Super Roger très bon spectacle (Super Roger very good show) ~ Mario Levesque

This show was great right from the start to finish. ~ David Morrison

Death And A Zoo absolutely moved me... what a great concert this was, start to finish. Roger said at the end he wished he could come into the audience and give us all a hug, and we felt the same way too. Kevin Adamson's solos were brilliant, the whole orchestra and musical talent onstage so tight and precise. What a wonderful experience, thank you so much. ~ Gloria Mills

It was absolutely amazing to see you and the brilliant artists that share the stage with you again! Fantastic show! Keep on rocking & hope to see you next year! ~ Joseph Dionigi

Seeing Roger was a magical experience. Last night was my third time and definitely not my last. I wouldn't have changed a single note. At the end of the evening Roger said he wished he could come into the audience and give us all a hug. The feeling is mutual. ~ Joan Pollack Fortin

Easily one of the most enjoyable concerts I have ever experienced. ~ Doug Robinson

Fantastic sound and show last night. Please come back! ~ Sean ONeill

Seen all if his concerts at Rama and every year it gets better. It's funny every year I see the difference between the Fri and Sat shows and how the audience and the musicians get in sync with each other. Loved the fact that they ended the tour here in Canada and looking forward to another 12 years
~ Colleen Moore

Last nights performance was electrifying , an ensemble of extremely talented artists. Thank you again Roger Hodgson !!!! ~ Lori Walker Ferri

Friday nights show was awesome, glad you come to rama every year, thank you ! ~ Karen Foster

It was an incredible show! We need an album and DVD with the orchestra! The sound is so magical.
~ Steve Anderson

Brought my 20 year old son to your concert last night...He loved it! He was waiting to hear Dreamer and of course you didn't disappoint. Now to wait 2 more years until I can bring my middle son! He loves your music too but can't attend your concert at the casino until then. ~ Susan Bloom

Fabulous show last night. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope to see you next time you're here.
~ Linda Fulton

I saw Roger with Supertramp in 1977. Last night he appeared to be a happier man and that came through in the music. The best concert I have ever attended ~ Luthor Dahl

Fantastic show! Fabulous set and I was really impressed with his stage presence. I loved how happy he is playing each song and how he interacts with the audience and his fabulous orchestra. I left with a BIG smile on my face and a warm heart. Thank you for give me that experience! ~ Mary Ozaruk

A wonderful concert , we had a great time , so nice to meet you Shakti and Roger..See you next year! ~ Betty Ann Spink

AMAZING SHOW last night. ! My girl Teresa and I were in awe for the two hour show we have been waiting since last March for. I have seen over 500 concerts in my lifetime, and you Roger are my favorite every November at Rama ! THANK you and God Bless you the band ,orchestra and all your behind the scenes crew. ! MERRY CHRISTMAS. ! ~ Ted Manikas

Wow what a show , the orchestra the choir, roger's talented band and roger. At some points just closed my eyes and soaked the music in. It was wonderful, magical and an amazing show. Roger was so at ease on stage he really loves what he does , his solo works stands on its own and every song is a highlight but when the choirs kicks in and the orchestra soars on during Fools Overture it can't be beat. ~ Dave Bullis

Thanks for the concert last night! It was a great Birthday present!! ~ Wendy Wardle

Another wonderful concert by Roger, the band and orchestra. My 19 year old nephew saw him too and really enjoyed it. Hope everyone has a safe trip home, get well rested, have a very Merry Christmas. Looking forward to 2015. Take care and God bless. ~ Janet Gibson

Great show. Loved the addition of Know Who You Are. Used to listen to Famous Last Words while camping across the street from Rama. Please add C'est Le Bon to next year's playlist! ~ Todd Hallam

Amazing show! Great talent! ~ Edith Eberhardt

We have seen you,Roger every year at Rama, but Saturday night was the BEST EVER! Even the songs you always perform had changes to the arrangements. The layers of music building on each other, keyboards, piano, violins, horns, choir.... so that finally we could feel the music like never before. This huge room was overflowing with your magical sound. This concert was breath-taking. Thank you and all of your fellow performers. See you next year. ~ Lynda McNabb

My husband and I saw you for the third time at Casino Rama, on Saturday, November 15/2014. The concert was fantastic, the best that we have seen yet. Roger Hodgson, the band members and the orchestra are so connected to each other, truly amazing. Roger Hodgson is so down to earth, so calming to the soul. His music reflects a true connection to life, to genuine heartfelt emotions. Thank you for sharing your feelings and thoughts in your music to us. If you are back at Casion Rama in 2015, we will be there. ~ Deb Peeters

Thank you once again for a wonderful concert experience. see you next year. ~ David and laureen

Saw your Casino Rama concert tonight. WOW.FABULOUS PERFORMANCE. Excellent show. I will see you again. Superlative. High energy entertainment. ~ Guest

I just got home from seeing you in concert at Casino Rama. I want to start by telling you how truly amazing your show was. Each and everyone of the performers were also amazing. I have been enjoying your music since my early teens. I want you to know that I sincerely believe that had I not started listening to Supertramp as a kid that I probably would not have made it through my teenage years. The music and lyrics in each album would take me on the most awesome journeys emotionally, spiritually and physically. I can say without a doubt that your music carried me through some of the most challenging times of my youth. Thank you so much, and I look forward to seeing you again next year, God willing. ~ Robert

Mr Hodgson last night was a great show. Loved every minute of it and thanks for the shout out to me and my hubby and Hide in your shell was a great song for me and him. Made me cry. Hoping and praying that everything goes fine and I'm finished all the treatment and am able to see you again next year. Sending love. Seasons greetings The Summers ~ Doreen Summers Last nights performance was electrifying , an ensemble of extremely talented artists. Thank you again Roger Hodgson !!!!
~ Lori Ferri

Truly magnificent show at Rama last night! Your music is the soundtrack of my life. Thank you.
~ Andrew

Last night, my boyfriend and I ventured to Orillia from Stouffville, Ontario. I am 50 years of age, and I remember listening to Supertramp for the first time in my teens. It was the most spectacular sound I had ever heard. I was hooked. I have every single Supertramp album released to date. Last night, our seats were on the top level at the very back. I was in disbelief as Roger sang and played one song bringing back the fondest of memories. I was dancing in my seat the whole time, and singing along to every tune! I hope the seat I was in survived! Absolutely the most fabulous concert I have seen in years! And I have been to many! I would have stood up to dance, but I was worried about the people sitting behind us. I wanted to run all the way down to the stage to dance, but my boyfriend did not think it was a good idea. Roger's lyrics touch the heart and soul of our generation. We were honoured to have experienced it, and will never forget it. We have suffered a lot of loss the past couple of years, and to have a night where we could forget about everything, and just see a genius live was long overdue, We were in awe!! Unreal! Thank you Roger for taking me back in time when I was a 'Dreamer'!! ~ Peggy & River Mangos

Excellent concert last night at Rama! Not only were all the sets fantastic but I was really impressed with your stage presence. You are a kind and gentle soul and it comes across in all your songs. I love how you are so happy playing each song and how you interact with the audience and your fabulous orchestra. I left with a BIG smile on my face and a warm heart. Thank you for give me that experience! ~ Mary O

Like every year love your show come back to rama again..you are truly special. ~ Renate Bradley

Roger, it truly was an honor being able to see both of your shows at Rama. You, the band, the orchestra, the back up singers, and the choir put on an amazing show. Loved hearing new and different songs and seeing you play an electric guitar. (We didn't dream that did we??? LOL) Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. God Bless! ~ Hal & Wendy

Thank you SO much for sharing your incredible talent at Rama! My husband and I attended your concert for the first time last night and were enthralled with your live performance and the high caliber of musicians represented in your band and supporting orchestra. You truly are a poetic and musical genius with a genuine sense of delight and caring when sharing your talents. Please keep coming! We hope to return next year and also when my son turns 19 (3 years from now) as we know he'd love to participate in this awesome experience too! xo ~ Susan Ross

What an amazing two nights at Rama. Roger, the band, the orchestra, choir, Lynda, Howard and everyone else involved with the shows are to be commended for the outstanding performances. What a way to finish off your exhausting tour of 2014!! Both of your shows were out of this world! Roger gets better every year. As Jim wrote yesterday, Roger is addictive. I, too, can't wait until the next time I can see him perform again. We are extremely fortunate that he continues to come back to Orillia to do these shows, and that I don't have to travel great distances to attend. Canada has a special connection with Roger and his music and always will and as he says, he feels at home when he is here. We are so Iucky! Hope that continues and I know that as long as he continues to tour I will find a way to get somewhere to see him. Looking forward to Classics Live 2, hopefully soon, maybe another DVD and album sometime down the road as well. Roger, have a well deserved break and until next time, take care of yourself, and get recharged so that you can continue to thrill and enable your audiences to sit back, forget their troubles and relive their younger days. There is nobody out there today that can do that except you. Thank you for the exceptional performances on Friday and Saturday nights!! ~ Paul Edmonds

Dear Roger, band, orchestra and choir: I am in AWE, and so filled with the passion and love that was shown to your fans in your concert last night (11/15/14). You and your band mates grow more and more as each year comes and goes. I feel so very fortunate to see you once again. Your wisdom, thoughts and feelings come all from the heart. What an incredible special gift you have to share with the world. Thank you for sharing and not staying in your shell. :O) My three wishes are: 1. Recording the song “The Awakening” 2. Tape LIVE from Rama with the band along with the orchestra and choir! In my mind I am already holding this DVD and CD. Roger, you must do it!!! Please. 3. Continue writing and playing new music. The after glow is still lingering on. I wish you and everyone much health, success with lots of love. Until next time, Namaste, ~ Pauline

Roger, Last night was Truly Amazing & "Always" such a Pleasure to Enjoy the Music & Talents of Show . It was an Honour for myself & Guide Dog to Meet with you after the Concert, as brief as it was . It made for a sensational Birthday Treat & along with my Girl Friend, we really had a Great time! Sincere Congrats to All the Musicians & Family & Linda & Shakti. We hope to listen to you again next year! Enjoy a Very Merry Christmas & Good Health! ~ Ronn

Roger last nights show was beautiful,just want to thank you for playing lord is it mine who you mentioned a dedication to my wife barb, hope to see you again next year at Rama .again thanks Rob. ~ Rob Sullivan

Your concert last nite @ Casino Rama was amazing. I saw you on your first tour - Crime of the Century @ Maple Leaf Gardens, and last nite was as awesome as ever. Thanks for being you, you make it look so easy and coming from your heart. God bless ~ Kathy

Great concert at Rama last nite, great sound, last saw you July1977 in Sudbury on., 4 hrs north of Rama, drove back last night through some blinding snowsqualls, well worth it. ~ JP

Came all the way from Windsor to see you at Casino Rama with my better half also a long time fan! His favorite song is Lord is it Mine and we were so very happy that you played it!! Wonderful show we will make sure to get tickets next time as your shows bring back so many great memories! Have a wonderful vacation ~ Sherry Weston

Dear Roger, No words can bescripe my 65 th Birthday present to be with your 2 nights concert in Casino Rama ,with my 2 sisters from Holland ,we had a blast!My dream game true.Meet and Great pictures with you !I was the lady that left you the roses to say thank you so much Roger,it was amazing see you next year! ~ Aranka and sisters

Loved the shows this weekend at RAMA. Every time I see you I am amazed by your passion and talent. BUT the concerts are 19+ so my children will have to wait a long time to see you. I have taken them to RUSH, Jack White, etc. We have traveled all over the world on trips to Asia, Europe, USA but can't get them into a Roger Hodgson show. Thanks for being the music of my youth , and still relevant now. ~ David

You never disappoint!! Each year I have attended your performance at Rama (5 in total) I have left with a huge smile on my face, Thank you. I am a fan of live music and you, your band, the orchestra and choir.....awesome! I really loved hearing some of your new music...thank you. Please come back next year. And finally, thank you for bringing back some great memories with your music. Until next year......
~ Leslie Wyatt

Hey Roger: What an absolute pleasure it was, for my 12th straight year, seeing you perform at Casino Rama. Your performance is brilliant as always, and it's truly a privilege to be one of those 5,000 people to just connect with you for over 2 hours of your incredible showmanship. I honestly can't say enough great things about your music, and what a beautiful person you truly are. It was great seeing you backstage last night, and I wish you, Linda, and your entire crew, a good rest after a long year of making millions of us fans very happy. See you next year. Take care xoxo "Diane--Drummer Girl"

I attended the Rama 2014 concert and I would have to say that in addition to taking in the beautiful music, it was one of the most satisfying experiences I've ever had. I've never met you, Roger but you're one of those people who seems to have always been there in a time of need and celebration. You have a gift of communicating through your music and in the spoken word. I particularly enjoyed your empathy with the audience via the introductions to each song. You seem to be a very spiritual person and your positive outlook on life is certainly infectious. Your calm nature and demeanor is very inspiring and makes people strive to emulate you. Words can't say how much I enjoyed your performance. Everyone has a purpose in life. You are "Paying it forward" (a great title to a song) ...and you are bringing joy and appreciation to all those who experience it, You mentioned at the show how you feel pleased in bringing satisfaction and connecting with people. Very well done, Roger. Please take time for yourself and family/friends to enjoy life's pleasures.
~ Paul

I attend many concerts at Rama none of which are finer that your concerts. You play with joy and transmit it to others. I have seen you each year and god willing we will all meet again next year. Take all the best.
~ Grant Boucher

Hi Roger, we made it to our 10th show to see you at Rama on Nov 15 and it was the best ever. Puppet dance has always been a favorite of mine and I never knew the meaning behind it. Eye of the Storm was incredible! Thanks again for an awsome night. Mark who knows all about the boarding school song! ~ Mark

I saw your show for the first time at Casino Rama the other night and absolutely loved it. This was also the first time I had heard any of your songs after Supertramp and to also hear them live was simply amazing, I was moved to tears by Puppet Dance. I'm definitely looking forward to next year's show. ~ Christine Delong

Dear Roger, At 17 I loved you when I saw you perform at the CNE Stadium in Toronto. 33 years later and 4 more concerts I love you even more! Thank you for making the music you make and for your personal and genuine performance. This past Saturday night at Rama was totally awesome. ~ Bernice Sinopoli

Hi, As always, I enjoyed both of Roger's concerts at Casino Rama in Orillia, Ontario. I have been going to both gigs for ten years now. Hope to see you in 2015. ~ Bill Mackie

I have seen you at Casino Rama since you came there and have never enjoyed a better show anywhere. I was there on November 15 and it was this night two years ago that I lost my mother and had to cancel coming to your concert. This was my first time back to see you at Rama since her death as I have struggled over the last two years with her death and ironically you came back right on the day she passed away and sang a song I never heard you sing called Puppet Dance. Boy did that hit home it was like my mother was sending a message through you. Thank you and I will be back next year to see you. God Bless You
Love ~ Irene Dendekker XOXO

Hi Roger, just wanted to thank you and Shakti for a wonderful evening, it was so nice to meet both of you and you are both very down to earth, good people.. We will be coming back again next year !!!! Thanks again . ~ Betty Ann and Harry Spink

First time seeing Roger and to say the least best performance I have seen in a while. Roger's voice is perfection. Three of my favorite songs played in one night enjoyed enjoyed enjoyed!!!!! Can't wait till next year at Rama. ~ Alex

Roger Hodgson was excellent at Casino Rama Inspiring to see the man who wrote and performed all those Supertramp songs. He sounded amazing even after all those years. Full orchestra was pretty cool too.When he comes back, I am going again! Favorite moment: Fools Overture ~ seanoneill32

susan b ‏@jamwin10 @RogerHodgson I brought along the 'next generation' ,my 20 year old son, and he loved your concert last night at Rama!

Jim Moutzouris ‏@bartenderjim @RogerHodgson @CasinoRamaLive Amazing performance last night ! Thanks for a night of great music .

Bradley J Dibble ‏@bradleyjdibble @RogerHodgson Thanks for a great show last night at Rama! 20 years ago I ranked my top 5 songs: "Take the Long Way Home" was my number one!

Eddie ‏@EddieFair @RogerHodgson Great night! Amazing concert! Love it

Andrea Robinson ‏@andrear_nipu Amazing concert last night by @RogerHodgson and his band @CasinoRamaLive! Took me back to my very1st concert - #Supertramp #BIA1979

We just attended the show for the 11th time...outstanding performance...I wonder if Roger recalls playing at The Reverb Club in Toronto in 1997 in front of a few people...when he finished his show, I shook his hand and we still talk about that night as the musical highlight of our lives...I also wonder if he was any relation to Hazel Pomfret (from England) here in Toronto who I knew and worked with for many years? Cheers,
~ Steven

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