i'm not big on Trip Reports but i wanted to post our experience with Wayne Newtons new show Up Close and Personal. i had purchased two VIP tickets to Wayne's June 15th show (it was our 25th anniversary) We arrived a bit early and it turned out we were the first in the VIP line! Once the curtains opened we were escorted to our seats...front and center. I was so excited (i've seen Wayne mannnnny times). Wayne told stories about back in the day, Rat Pack, Robert Goulet etc. Before we were seated someone came around and handed out blank cards so that we could ask Wayne Questions during the show. His wife was his guest and read questions from the audience. She read him mine too. I asked how many times he had performed Danke Schoen. (she said my name too) he said 'not as many as i would have liked'. Apparently the song was offered to Bobby Darin first and Bobby passed it along to Wayne. The guy who wrote the song didn't want Wayne to sing it. Bobby Darin said if you don't let him sing it, i'll never sing another song for you. And that's how Wayne got the song! Anyway, he sang a couple of songs, but his voice has seen better days. But honestly it didn't matter. The storytelling made the show. Afterwards the VIP's got to do a meet and greet with Wayne. He was so nice and congratulated us on 25 years and said if he knew during the show, he'd have sung a song for us. Of all the times i've seen Wayne, this was most definitely my favorite!