Flat Clay made a surprise appearance on August 3, 2007. He was the center of attention as he stood straight in the window of a hotel room, looking down at the audience, the orchestra and……..Clay Aiken.
The Pala Casino Resort and Spa was the backdrop for this interesting meeting of Clays. Just north-east of San Diego, Pala is one of the largest casinos and resort hotels in all of Southern California.
Clay was in the middle of his summer tour, nicknamed the “Soft Rock and A Hard Place” and was at Pala for the second of a four concert series in Southern California.
The setting for the concert at Pala was outside. The 2000 plus audience was in folding chairs and was surrounded on two sides by the large hotel. The rooms looked right out onto the concert area.
At one time in the concert, Clay joked that there were people “stealing” his concert by watching from their rooms. Angela and Quiana were looking up too and noticed Flat Clay. Real Clay was amused and joked about the cardboard cut-out that was keeping watch in a window on one of the top floors. Someone in the audience told Clay that Flat Clay went everywhere with her. Clay asked how he fit in the car and laughed when he found out he was folded in half and shoved in the trunk.
The next song on the playlist was “When I See You Smile” and Clay had fun singing it to Flat Clay…….it was almost a Love serenade. The audience was laughing and so was Clay!!
The Pala concert was wonderful. The setting was beautiful and the performance was incredible. Clay and his back-up singers were outstanding and the orchestra provided a professional backing for Clay. The audience was loud, supportive and gave more than one standing ovation to the performers. But when Clay sang “Lover All Alone”, you could have heard a pin drop in the audience. The cellist that night was particularly good and the entire song was amazing. The fans in attendance felt it was one of the best concerts of the summer.
Did you attend a concert on the “Soft Rock and A Hard Place Tour?”
Yes, I did attend two shows of the SRHP Tour – they were both fun and exciting!
As always, Clay gave it his all! Flat Clay made his appearance at one of the Galas and I had a photo taken with him. I miss the silliness of some of the happenings at Clay events – always a good time! Thank you for the reminder – it
makes me smile.
I am glad you have enjoyed remembering some fun things we have had with Clay!
Thank you for all the pictures and the video. I love it all. I did not see Clay on this tour. I wonder what happen to flat Clay? Thank you for the memories. Thank you CANN. You made smile today and every day.
I saw Clay in this concert on July 21, 2007. The good old days when we could count on seeing Clay in a summer concert each year. I wonder if he misses us as much as we miss him?!
Love all the concerts with his glorious singing and his banter with the audience! I’m sure Clay misses us as much as we miss him! I believe something is in the works involving an entertainment event or an online meeting with his fans. Maybe both, who knows. Thank you, CANN for sharing the video!
Yes, I attended all 4 Southern California concerts. They were amazing. The Pala concert was my favorite! I sure do miss those concerts! That was a fun road trip from Texas!