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Is it worth the trip to Casino Rama to see a concert? Billy Idol played Casino Rama on Thursday, so I decided to make the trip up to Orillia to see the show, since he's somehow not playing Toronto on this tour. Was it worth the trip? There seems to be a growing trend for mostly older bands to do the casino circuit in lieu of playing in nearby big cities. This is the first time I decided to check out a show there. I had hoped to take my girlfriend to Rama by way of a two-hour scenic motorbike ride, but it was cold and rainy, so I considered the options.
If you don't mind being beholden to their bus schedule. We rented a car instead. Rama is nearest to Orillia, so we decided to make an overnight trip of it, finding this quaint Hotel Champlain Quality Hotel via Hotwire. His sister is the head of the Billy Idol Fan Club, he said. But he couldn't get us backstage.
He toronto mention that if we got to Casino Rama by 5 p. Not being the hugest fan, though, we opted instead to check out what culture could be found nearby. We hit up the main drag of Orillia, strangely named Mississauga Street. It almost felt like home! A few doors down, a lazy cat welcomed us in the window of Boudicca Used Books.
Caaino did have a cool selection of buttons, including one baron casino Corey Heart. Across the street, I really wanted to check out Extreme Rockstar Clothing, figuring it looks like a place Billy Idol might toronto found rama out in.
But it was inexplicably closed on this early Thursday afternoon. We arrived at Casino Rama to a rainy parking lot. Hey, at least the parking's free. If downtown Toronto ever got their own Casnio, I bet parking would cost more than the buffet dinner. We had about 45 minutes to kill before the show, so we walked around the casino complex, which I found really dark, except for the bright goronto of the slot machines.
It was pretty depressing, watching ramma these old ladies gambling away their pensions. Perhaps a2zbetting.com book casino marketing premium sport to Casino Rama, they've got a children's card game WAR toronto you can bet on and win or lose big!
By 8 o'clock it was showtime! Unlike most Toronto gigs I've been to, where there's a local supporting act, at Rama they get right down to business. We had 14th-row floor seats and everyone around us seemed older than us, making me wonder if they make a habit of comping casino regulars with free show tickets. The front few rows appeared to be made up of Fan Club members. A few lucky female fans had a great time caressing Billy Idol's upper casino. Billy didn't seem to mind.
Nor did the laid back security. Try this move in a Toronto gig and you're likely to be tossed out by a meathead bouncer. Behind us, though, was another story: Bored-looking couples in their 50s and gaggles of Soccer Moms, sitting on their hands during the performance. Billy Idol was animated throughout his show, playing toronto few newer songs alongside big hits that at least got some of the crowd on their feet.
Troonto White Wedding and Mony Mony live were definite highlights of the trip. He did an amusing cover of The Iin L. Womanaltering the lyrics to Ontario Woman. I almost missed hearing the usual call out of "Toronto, how do you feeeeeeeel? At 57, Billy Idol's still a class act.
Full of bravado, fist pumps and handshakes to the faithful fans in the front toronyo. He even had a giant Sharpie on stage with him to sign autographs while singing. Altogether, I'd say it was torontl welcome departure from the Toronto concert experience and definitely a memorable trip to Casino Rama. Photos by Roger Cullman Photography. Join the conversation Load comments. Death from Above embroiled in Proud Boys controversy.
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