If you are familiar with the 12 Days of Christmas song, you will enjoy this version called the 12 Things at Christmas That Upstate Gave to Me. It's a funny and clever tune that infuses everything about the Capital Region. Merry Christmas!

Here are the lyrics:
The first thing at Xmas that upstate gave to me:
We finally got an Exit 3.
The 2nd thing at Xmas that upstate gave me to: 
Two decent malls and we finally got an Exit 3
The 3rd thing at Xmas that upstate gave to me:
News Channel 10, two decent malls and we finally got an Exit 3 
The 4th thing at Xmas that upstate gave to me:
an airport Chic Fil-A , Steve Caporizzo, two decent malls and they finally built an Exit 3 
The 5th thing at Xmas that upstate gave to me:
5 months of snowwwww...an airport Chic Fil-A, Steve Caporizzo, gridlock at the malls and they finally built an Exit 3.
The 6th thing at Xmas that upstate gave to me:
State workers vaping, 5 months of snow, a Chic-Fil-A we can't use, Caparizzo's hair, gridlock at the malls and they finally built an Exit 3 
The 7th thing at Xmas that upstate gave to me:
A river we can't swim in, state workers vaping, 5 months of Snowwwww...Popeye's takes too long, Cap loves dogs, no parking at the malls, and they finally built an Exit 3.
The 8th thing at Xmas that upstate gave to me:
Puppies and babies, one polluted river, state workers complaining....5 months of snowwwww...I'm craving Chic-Fil-A, he can't save the chickens, texting while they walk, and they finally built an Exit 3.
The 9th thing at Christmas that upstate gave to me:
DeCarlo's dancers dancing, puppies and babies, a river that divides us, state workers napping, 5 months of snow...Fox's John Gray, He's our guy, different colored eyes, and he reported that they built Exit 3! 
The 10th thing at Xmas that Upstate gave to me 
An Egg for a building, DeCarlo's dancers dancing, puppies and babies, I want to cruise with huge, why is there no Southway...5 months of hell, we got an inch of snow, Ichabod Crane is closed, all the teens are at the malls and we finally got an Exit 3.
The 11th thing at Christmas that upstate gave to me:
Secrets the nightclub, an Egg for a building, DeCarlo's dancers dancing, I wanna cruise with Huge, on the river we can't swim in, with state workers vaping, 5 months of Colddddddd....Hatties Chicken Shack, peppermint pigs, Stewart's ice cream shops, and the Northway's still as jammed as can be.
The 12th thing at Xmas that Upstate gave to me:
Big, Massive Potholes, No dress code, puppies and babies, Crawling in the showroom, It's Huge-A-Thon, I love Benita Zahn,  Cuomo outlawed Vaping. Summer lasts a week.....We have a Chic-Fil-A, that no one can eat at, unless you're flying out...but we can get there using Exit 3!
Lyrics: Brian Cody
Video Production: Jess Sims

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The Starlite Music Theater opened in 1957 and was a popular venue located in Latham. There were many acts that passed through the Starlite until 1997. It was a 3,000 seat theater in the round. In the 1980s I saw Belinda Carlisle of the Go Gos at the Starlite Music Theater. Kenny Rogers, The Monkees, Weird Al Yankovic, Jonny Cash, Run DMC, Diana Ross, and more graced the stage. The Starlite closed its doors in 1998 and laid dormant for years. Then in December of 2012, the Starlite was demolished. Here are pictures of the venue in the summer of 2012 before it was leveled.