The men of the ABC soap opera General Hospital are more than just pretty faces.  They're rock stars!  There was a ton of musical entertainment over the weekend in Atlantic City, but for me Bally's offered the best experience with a rare concert by the band Port Chuck!

**Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Bradford Anderson and Brandon Barash formed a huddle around me for an exclusive SoJO backstage interview!

I thought I'd died and gone to heaven this past Saturday night.  A lifelong fan (ok fiend!) of the hit ABC daytime drama General Hospital, I found myself suddenly giddy like a school girl as I stood in the center of a circle made up of some of TV's sexiest men.  Steve Burton (Jason), Scott Reeves (Steve), Brandon Barash (Johnny), and Brad Anderson (Spinelli) brought their band aptly named Port Chuck to Soap Opera Weekend in Atlantic City.  It was one of the best moments of my life to talk to them before the show.  I've grown up watching a few of these guys since I was in elementary school.  Its such a rare thing to score a face-to-face interview with stars of television and film.  I've been so lucky to spend time with many high profile musicians, but I can't remember the last time I was THIS nervous doing my job, lol.  I have such a vested interest in General Hospital given the fact that I spend 5 days a week with them!  I'm sure they could sense I was clearly intimidated by my surroundings, but they were all very charming and very good with me, lol.



All four guys were gracious, down to earth, and as I had expected, devastatingly handsome!  I could barely look at Brandon Barash, I thought I'd melt if I stared too long.  But I would be such a cliche if I focused on their physical appearance, because they're all actually insanely entertaining stage performers.  I had a blast talking with Port Chuck backstage at Bally's in Atlantic City, but the real fun took place inside the Traymor Ballroom when the boys began their show.  They're all pretty gifted vocalists, a totally tuned into their fans offering a set list that included covers of Bon Jovi's 'Lay Your Hands On Me', Springsteen's 'Born To Run', even 'In The End' by Linkin Park!  It was a truly rocking good time!

Scott Reeves mentioned Port Chuck is venturing beyond singing the hits, because they're ready to make a few of their own.  This spring the band will release its first CD of original material.  They also plan to revisit New Jersey with a stop in Point Pleasant at the end of April.

It's really cool to know that there's a real brotherhood behind the scenes of the soap opera melodrama.  And it lead to quite the unique General Hospital fan experience.  I can't wait to see them again!

The night also reminded me how much I love Bally's.  I had the most delicious cocktails and appetizers at The Reserve, Blue Martini and Wild Wild West Mountain Bar.  It really is the center of all the action in Atlantic City.


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