Date Title
Feb 26, 2004 Lowell
Feb 27, 2004 Emotional Night
Mar 18, 2004 Hello Atlanta
Mar 18, 2004 Z93 and Styx Rock Atlanta Hard Rock Cafe
Mar 22, 2004 Did You Know?
Mar 27, 2004 Life Is A Beach
Apr 01, 2004 Does This Look Like A Man Who's Ready To Go Back On The Road?
Apr 09, 2004 No, Your Honor, I Said I Was Going To TAMPER With Her
Apr 10, 2004 Thank You Tampa/St. Pete
Apr 15, 2004 Let's Get This Engine Started
Apr 26, 2004 Styx 1st To Record At Chess Studios 2120 S. Michigan In 15 Years
Apr 27, 2004 We're Here! This Is The View From My Room
Apr 29, 2004 Johnnie Johnson Speaks at 2120 News Conference
Apr 29, 2004 Chicago Tribune
Apr 30, 2004 Hey Memphis!
May 03, 2004 Getting Close
May 06, 2004 Thank You Cleveland, Hello Indianapolis!
May 07, 2004 Styx Follows VH1 Outing With Headlining Tour
May 08, 2004 Giving New Meaning To The Term "Front Men"
May 11, 2004 VH1 Music First
May 15, 2004 Texas Views
May 16, 2004 Houston Ruled
May 18, 2004 Albuquerque, We're Here, We're Caffeinated, and Ready To Rock!
May 19, 2004 Thank You Alarqueque
May 19, 2004 Luke AFB, Thanks For The Hospitality
May 20, 2004 VH1 Music First
May 25, 2004 Greetings From Colorado
May 28, 2004 JY: Styx On Tour
May 28, 2004 Hello, Salt Lake City
May 29, 2004 2120 Signals New Era For STYX
May 29, 2004 Thank You Idaho Falls, Idaho and Hello George Washington
Jun 05, 2004 LA Times On Eric Clapton's Monumental Weekend
Jun 08, 2004 Ronald Reagan
Jun 19, 2004 Jay Mouton Reviews Chatanooga Show
Jun 20, 2004 Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 23, 2004 Hello, NYC!
Jun 23, 2004 Todd Rips It Up In NYC
Jun 25, 2004 VH1 Music First
Jul 04, 2004 Hello, Ohio
Jul 07, 2004 What A Difference A Couple of Days Make
Jul 07, 2004 New Member Of The Family
Jul 09, 2004 Aidin Vaziri insults Styx and Styx Fans
Jul 10, 2004 Hot Springs, Arkansas, you Were Awesome
Jul 11, 2004 Making Up Was Easy To Do
Jul 12, 2004 Spokane
Jul 15, 2004 So Long Spokane
Jul 21, 2004 We'll Be Right Back
Jul 22, 2004 Does This Look Like A Man Who's On Vacation
Aug 03, 2004 Styx at the Vic
Aug 07, 2004 Hello Colorado
Aug 07, 2004 Ole' Ole' Ole' Oh Lay Thah!!!
Aug 08, 2004 Rockin' At The Buffalo Chip
Aug 14, 2004 The Dells Sure Rang Our Bells
Aug 15, 2004 Nick Rogers reviews Styx in Springfield, IL
Aug 20, 2004 Hello Boise
Aug 22, 2004 Greetings From The Road
Aug 24, 2004 Suiting Up For The Show
Aug 24, 2004 Alaska, YOU Are Awesome!!!
Aug 26, 2004 We Love Alaska
Sep 10, 2004 We Are Here, Are You?
Sep 11. 2004 We Are Still Here, Encore!
Sep 15, 2004 Hello Montana
Sep 15, 2004 Montana Rocked!
Sep 17, 2004 Hello, Washington State
Sep 17, 2004 Puyallup, WA, Rocked In The Rain
Sep 18, 2004 Massula ROCKED Hard!
Sep 24, 2004 Albuquerque Was A Smokin' Gig
Sep 25, 2004 Unleashed In Henderson...
Sep 28, 2004 Back On Our Heads
Sep 28, 2004 SMILE/Thank You Alpine and Vejas!
Sep 30, 2004 Saratoga Ruled!
Oct 01, 2004 When In Ventura, Do What The Venturas Do!
Oct 06, 2004 Today In The Life
Oct 08, 2004 Hello From Konocti Harbor
Oct 15, 2004 Styx Is In Rama, Mama!
Oct 16, 2004 Gowan in Gowanville
Oct 23, 2004 Hola De Puerto Rico
Oct 25, 2004 Loose Lips, Synch Ships
Oct 26, 2004 New Orleans In October...
Oct 28, 2004 New Orleans, Updated
Nov 18, 2004 Inmates Running The Assylum at 135 Stations
Nov 21, 2004 If It Weren't for Flashbacks, We'd Have No Memory At All...
Nov 22, 2004 Styx To Play Christmas Party
Nov 27, 2004 Styx Rocked The Boat
Dec 04, 2004 All Star Jams
Dec 06, 2004 Styx To Play Christmas Party
Dec 07, 2004 Q104 Christmas Bash Was A Smash
Dec 09, 2004 Back In The Studio

Ronald Reagan 1911-2004:
Meeting the President in 1996

June 8, 2004

My thanks to Kim Ouellette for sending me this copy of the photo...

In 1996 we were invited to meet President Reagan at his office in Santa Monica during a stop on our "Return To Paradise" tour. Jeanne and I, Chuck Panozzo, Dennis DeYoung, STYX manager Charlie Brusco and our tour manager George Packer sat patiently in his reception area, talking to the friendly staff, the Secret Service and Dr. John E. Hutton, who was Mr. Reagan's personal physician during his presidency. Dr. Hutton told us how strong a constitution Mr. Reagan possessed, and how sad it was to see a man who, aside from suffering from Alzheimer's disease, was the healthiest men he knew.

Suddenly his secretary came out and announced, "The President will see you now." I was closest to the door and stepped forward, not knowing how close I was, and rounding the corner came face to face with Ronald Reagan, who smiled and extended his hand, and gave me a firm a handshake I'll never forget. I was not prepared for how emotional an experience it would be. None of us seemed to be. As we stood in a semi-circle around Mr. Reagan for photographs I knew that my eyes were red because I was so close to tears I had to think of other thoughts to get it together. I realized later when I saw the photograph, that everyone's eyes were rimmed in red eyelids. Mr. Reagan was very patient and gracious, as his friendly staff explained to him who we were and what we did. As he stood for a photograph with my wife Jeanne, a career stylist who naturally assesses all those she meets, she could not resist lightly running her fingers through his hair in the back, and commenting to him what wonderful hair he had. He was, as any man would be, flattered and sweet the way he blushed a little bit and happily thanked her for the compliment. I think I like the photo of him and Jeanne together the best, because it was within seconds of this exchange and his face is still a little flushed.

We looked at photos on his shelf of himself with some of his favorite world leaders. Before we knew it, our time was up and we said our thank yous and good-byes, and I knew it would likely be the last time I saw him. As I shook his hand one more time I told him, "You were my favorite President." He smiled with that kind of "Aw shucks" charm that still came through even though he was clearly not as communicative as we once knew him to be, yet still very much there at that time, coming to his office every day and doing light work, still being and feeling connected. Again, I swallowed hard to keep my composure. I meant what I said too.

Without being political here, which I don't mean to do at all, my memory of the Reagan years is one of a time of restored hope, renewed pride and confidence in the leader of our country who did his job with humility and a twinkle in his eye, the firm belief in the good in all of us prevailing over the darkness of doubt, and doing whatever it took to restore the Great American Spirit. Ending the Cold War without firing a single shot.

Rest in peace, Mr. Reagan. Your work here is finished, your mission was accomplished.

Tommy Shaw



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