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Title: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 09, 2008, 10:34:58 AM
nick's post:

Funny thing is I've met Portnoy 4 times, and only 1 time was at a Dream Theater concert.

First time was at an Yngwie Malmsteen show in Allentown, in which Derek Sherinian was on keys. That was back on May 10th, 2006. After the show MP and DS were just hanging around and chatting.

Second time was at the Porcupine Tree show in Philly on May 23rd, 2007. I spotted MP during the show, and then afterwards he went back stage and I was lucky enough to as well. One of the coolest experiences in my life. It was just my group of 5, maybe 4 other fans, and PT and MP and we chilled in the green room for about an hour.

Then I met him down in the family and friends area after the last Dream Theater show in Philly, that was August 26th, 2007. After chilling down there for a bit we all decided to go out to the tourbus and I was able to get on Dream Theater's tourbus and I had a conversation with John Myung.

And then of course there was this last time with Symphony X.

Funny thing is I've now met Portnoy 4 times and I've only met another member of the band once. 


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2008, 10:44:42 AM
Okay, well... in addition to that...

2004-09-01 - McBrain Damage, an Iron Maiden tribute band headed by Nicko McBrain played Allentown. After the show I met the entire band, including Nicko.

2004-09-20 - Tesla. I was in a group of 6 for this show, and 3 of my friends had after show passes. So the rest of us went out to the parking lot afterwards to wait for our friends and JK, the singer from Tesla came across the parking lot with his wife headed back towards the venue. So we stopped him, got an autograph and pictures, and I had mentioned that it was cool to meet him out here as our three friends were waiting inside for the band. So he basically said come along and got us downstairs were we met the rest of the band!

2005-08-27 - Did the meet and greet with Symphony X. Coolest moment was when I complemented Russell Allen on his work with Star One and on or two other projects and he seemed really taken back that I had interest that deep into his career and the whole band was just very nice.

2005-11-30 - My old band opened for George Lynch. We met George's band, however not George as he was an egotistical picky bitch.

2006-03-01 - My old band opened for Overkill and so we got to talk to those guys a lot.

2006-11-03 - Met Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton of Queensryche at a Sam Ash meet and greet.

2008-03-29 - Met Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple, ex-Rainbow) and Vinny Appice (Heaven and Hell, Dio).

I've also met members of Blackfield and Redemption.

Pictures with some of these people can be found at the "People We've Met" section of www.wpapu.com.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 09, 2008, 10:49:19 AM
nick, you're a lucky guy  ;D great stories !!  :o :o :o

I met all dt members after the show in linz last june. that's were I also met charlie and the other dominici guys. what an incredible evening.  ;D :metal ;D :metal

I also met mp and jr at a gas station on the highway in the middle of germany at 1:30 in the morning.  ;D sometimes things are just meant to be  :metal

almost every band I ever saw playing @ planet music in vienna cannot leave the venue without having had a chat with me  :lol the thing is there's no real backstage exit and buses have to park in front of the main entrance. so I had the pleasure to hang with e.g. spock's beard, symphony x or billy sheehan and tony macalpine.

every single one of these guys has always been really nice and patient and willing to sign my stuff and take pictures and anwer my silly questions; apart from the kickass music that's why I love attending prog concerts  :metal :metal


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 09, 2008, 12:35:45 PM
nick's post:
afterwards he went back stage and I was lucky enough to as well. One of the coolest experiences in my life. It was just my group of 5, maybe 4 other fans, and PT and MP and we chilled in the green room for about an hour.

I'm glad I was able to bring you backstage with me, and get extra passes for bill and d0g and of course I had my middle son along. But there was definitely more than just us backstage with PT and MP, and Three was there as well, don't you remember me talking to the two guys?

But yeah, there was more like 20 of us back there, and most of them told my boy he looked like the kid in the FOABP video.

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Then I met him down in the family and friends area after the last Dream Theater show in Philly, that was August 26th, 2007. After chilling down there for a bit we all decided to go out to the tourbus and I was able to get on Dream Theater's tourbus and I had a conversation with John Myung.

Again, glad that I was able to get a pass for you to come with me, as well as axeman and zeppelinDT.

Though I wouldn't call "thanks man, that means a lot" a conversation :lol Geez!


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 09, 2008, 12:37:12 PM
Ah, yes, and Blackfield I didn't get passes :( Good thing we stopped Eran Mitleman and asked him for his autograph, or I'd have had nothing.

It was a good thing I reminded Nick that he had Redemption's artwork from their CD in his pocket, he wasn't even going to stop and get it signed! :lol


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Matt Gillis on April 09, 2008, 01:03:01 PM
I've met a few musicians, but no overly famous ones, prog ones or had "huge" conversations with any of them.

My only contribution would probably be that I played in one of Rick Waychesko's bands for a bit; he instructed us. We were a jazz band, but I was also in a jazz/funk fusion band that he said I should go into. For those of you who don't know (so pretty much everyone  :lol ) he was in Tower of Power for years and years who were and still are (to my knowledge anyway) a really influential band that has laid down some serious jazz history.

But that's all I've got  :lol Oh well, I'm appreciative for that much at least. Perhaps I will meet Charlie before long? Who knows  :tup


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 09, 2008, 01:46:53 PM
So, I've met (back in the 80s) most of Faster Pussycat, by accident, when waiting for Motley Crue. Met Fred Coury of Cinderella back then too. Got all of those people's autographs on my handmade acid washed jeans.

Also met Steve Hogarth from Marillion and also Pete Trewavas and talked to them both for varying lengths of time (Steve for much longer, since I talked to him for quite awhile after the first Marillion show that I saw - John Wesley opened for them, and I saw him after the whole thing around 3am in teh streets of Philly, LITERALLY.. .walking in front of the tourbus and directing it's tight turns in those narrow streets :lol I didn't even know he was a live additional PT member at the time, but I told him I really enjoyed his solo stuff and shook his hand)... and met Steven Rothery briefly.. I don't remember if we met Ian Mosely or not.. I'll check the autographed flyer that I asked them to sign (it was my midde boy's 10th birthday and he came to the concert as part of his gift, so they told him happy birthday after the show and gave him a pick :D).

Met All of Porcupine Tree two times, I think.. or three? and talked to each of them for varying lengths of time. One time I asked Colin Edwards what his sly smirk is about and he said "I could tell you but I'd have to kill you!" :lol

The last time was when the FOABP video had been released the morning of the Virginia Tech school shootings, so they recalled the video.. then they used it at the concert, so Steven Wilson came over to me and my middle son and asked my boy if he understood the point of the video (in regards to the guns and his actual message). That was amazing and my respect for him has been at 100% ever since (not that it ever had any reason NOT to be!)

 Met the keyboardist of Blackfield very briefly. Met a couple of people from Three, and a couple of people from Redemption (wouldn't have known it was them if it wasn't for Nick :) )

Met and spoke briefly to MP, JR, and JP at the Score aftershow party at RCMH. Also met Chris Jericho there and got his autograph for my boys, who were wrestling fans at the time. Met MP at that first Marillion concert while waiting for Steve Hogarth. Also met MP at at least one of those PT concerts... the one I brought my boy to, I was given a signed promo copy of Systematic Chaos, signed personally to me by MP :D (It wasn't even released yet!) Also met the entire band (except JLB, if I recall correctly) at that aftershow family and friends thing last October, and then when the place was emptying out we heard one of the wives say "lets go to the bus" and everyone agreed, so we tagged along for a minute, climbing on and sitting down up front till I realized that chances were, EVERYONE but us was friends or family, and they were probably trying to get away from us and end the evening ....  :blush :blush :blush

But in that time we got to hear JM telling his son to stop playing with the tour bus doors, and told him how much we enjoyed their music/album/playing or whatever, and he nodded and said "thanks guys, I really appreciate that" and then we got off the bus and got outta there...

There may be a few more instances in there but without seeing my concert list in front of me, they all blur together these days. I definitely have pics or autographs from most of those times though! :metal


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2008, 02:14:19 PM
nick's post:
afterwards he went back stage and I was lucky enough to as well. One of the coolest experiences in my life. It was just my group of 5, maybe 4 other fans, and PT and MP and we chilled in the green room for about an hour.

I'm glad I was able to bring you backstage with me, and get extra passes for bill and d0g and of course I had my middle son along. But there was definitely more than just us backstage with PT and MP, and Three was there as well, don't you remember me talking to the two guys?

But yeah, there was more like 20 of us back there, and most of them told my boy he looked like the kid in the FOABP video.

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Then I met him down in the family and friends area after the last Dream Theater show in Philly, that was August 26th, 2007. After chilling down there for a bit we all decided to go out to the tourbus and I was able to get on Dream Theater's tourbus and I had a conversation with John Myung.

Again, glad that I was able to get a pass for you to come with me, as well as axeman and zeppelinDT.

Though I wouldn't call "thanks man, that means a lot" a conversation :lol Geez!

Of the people backstage at Porcupine Tree, 5 were Porcupine Tree, 5 were Mike Portnoy and his posse, 5 were our group, and another 4 or 5 were other fans. That accounts for the 20 people you mentioned.

And John Myung said more than that. :p


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Phantasmatron on April 09, 2008, 02:35:15 PM
The last time was when the FOABP video had been released the morning of the Virginia Tech school shootings, so they recalled the video.. then they used it at the concert, so Steven Wilson came over to me and my middle son and asked my boy if he understood the point of the video (in regards to the guns and his actual message). That was amazing and my respect for him has been at 100% ever since (not that it ever had any reason NOT to be!)

THAT is a fantastic story!  That must've been a cool experience.  It's always nice to be able to respect your favorite musicians as human beings, too.   :D


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: axeman9182 on April 09, 2008, 05:23:50 PM
I've met the various members of PT once and Portnoy twice, all courtesy of Jen :hat

I have to say, hanging out and listening to Mike Portnoy and Steven Wilson talk about metal was just an incredibly cool experience. Almost as cool as watching Nick get stood up by John Wesley :P

I'll just say for the record that I was sane enough not to try and invade the DT family tourbus that night in Philly :lol


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 09, 2008, 09:29:48 PM
Only met DT, on January 30. Was told I could come in to sound check, so before soundcheck I had a talk with MP and JR (mostly about the action figurrrrs I believe :lol )
Had a brief talk with JM, although he actually did all the talking :lol
Had a brief talk with JLB too (he was jokingly annoyed about the iPod video)
Didn't get to talk to JP at all except a short "hi" at the meet n greet afterwards.



Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 10, 2008, 12:11:36 PM
of what I'm reading here it is beneficial to be on good terms with jen   ;)


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 10, 2008, 12:31:39 PM

I have to say, hanging out and listening to Mike Portnoy and Steven Wilson talk about metal was just an incredibly cool experience. Almost as cool as watching Nick get stood up by John Wesley :P

:lol :lol :lol

"Tell you what, man, I'll be right back" *holds up a finger and disappears.... NEVER to return. EVER*


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 10, 2008, 12:32:58 PM
nick's post:
afterwards he went back stage and I was lucky enough to as well. One of the coolest experiences in my life. It was just my group of 5, maybe 4 other fans, and PT and MP and we chilled in the green room for about an hour.

I'm glad I was able to bring you backstage with me, and get extra passes for bill and d0g and of course I had my middle son along. But there was definitely more than just us backstage with PT and MP, and Three was there as well, don't you remember me talking to the two guys?

But yeah, there was more like 20 of us back there, and most of them told my boy he looked like the kid in the FOABP video.

Quote
Then I met him down in the family and friends area after the last Dream Theater show in Philly, that was August 26th, 2007. After chilling down there for a bit we all decided to go out to the tourbus and I was able to get on Dream Theater's tourbus and I had a conversation with John Myung.

Again, glad that I was able to get a pass for you to come with me, as well as axeman and zeppelinDT.

Though I wouldn't call "thanks man, that means a lot" a conversation :lol Geez!

Of the people backstage at Porcupine Tree, 5 were Porcupine Tree, 5 were Mike Portnoy and his posse, 5 were our group, and another 4 or 5 were other fans. That accounts for the 20 people you mentioned.

And John Myung said more than that. :p

He said "Brandon, stop playing with the tour bus door". :lol


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: zerogravityfat on April 10, 2008, 04:29:29 PM
The most memorable one was when I went to take a piss at the opeth show in new york. I had my six degrees shirt on and some guy behind me said 'nice shirt' and i almost turned around with a 'yea thanks asshole' type of comment and it was  MP. He then told me about how they are going to play a show at Radio City on April 1st and I said he's full of shit it's fool's day but he said 'for real son' so I went to that show and we all had a great time. the end.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 11, 2008, 10:53:36 AM
The most memorable one was when I went to take a piss at the opeth show in new york. I had my six degrees shirt on and some guy behind me said 'nice shirt' and i almost turned around with a 'yea thanks asshole' type of comment and it was  MP. He then told me about how they are going to play a show at Radio City on April 1st and I said he's full of shit it's fool's day but he said 'for real son' so I went to that show and we all had a great time. the end.

well that's something that's never gonna happen to a girl  :P


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Phantasmatron on April 11, 2008, 11:42:40 AM
well that's something that's never gonna happen to a girl  :P

You never know.  I mean, if MP ever starts drinking again, he might find himself wandering into the wrong bathroom.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 11, 2008, 11:51:06 AM
well that's something that's never gonna happen to a girl  :P

You never know.  I mean, if MP ever starts drinking again, he might find himself wandering into the wrong bathroom.

well thanks for the compliment! obviously you need to be drunk to enter a girls bathroom  :monkeygirl:


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: axeman9182 on April 11, 2008, 11:53:17 AM
or you could just suck up the courage and pay a visit to urinal land if you know he's in there :P


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 11, 2008, 11:59:02 AM
been there. done that. the girls in austria aren't that picky  :rolleyes


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Phantasmatron on April 11, 2008, 03:31:00 PM
well that's something that's never gonna happen to a girl  :P

You never know.  I mean, if MP ever starts drinking again, he might find himself wandering into the wrong bathroom.

well thanks for the compliment! obviously you need to be drunk to enter a girls bathroom  :monkeygirl:

:lol

Well, I know I would.  Perhaps I was just projecting.   :D


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 12, 2008, 05:12:44 AM
been there. done that. the girls in austria aren't that picky  :rolleyes

You cannot pee standing up unless you have to piss like a racehorse, as a girl, and even then as SOON as you stop pushing with those lower abdominals, you're gonna get trickling down your legs.

Screw that.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dech2410 on April 12, 2008, 06:41:22 AM
I want to meet Charlie once... IT IS  MY DESTINYYYYZZZZ :monkeygirl:


And as his first official dutch fanboy, I think I will ;) :metal


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on April 12, 2008, 01:13:18 PM
been there. done that. the girls in austria aren't that picky  :rolleyes
:wocka :wocka



Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 12, 2008, 02:27:35 PM
Hmm... Met the guys in Opeth a bunch of times... My friend's outgoing message on his voicemail is actually Peter Lindgren saying "This is Peter from Opeth... you're calling Justin's phone.  Leave a fucking message, RIGHT NOW!"
And Martin Lopez tried to buy weed off of us...  :lol

Met everyone in Lacuna Coil back when they opened for Opeth in '03 or '04, and even got to hang out with Christina for about 10-15 minutes...  <3 <3 <3 <3

Met all the guys in DT several times, including JM on DT's tour bus (w/ Nick and Jen), JP on two separate occasions at local Long Island bars, and once again randomly walking down St. Catherine's Street in Montreal, JR at a Porcupine Tree concert and MP at a Rush concert and then again at a Porcupine Tree concert.  (Also met Derek at a local show, and Chris Collins at one of his band's shows around here)

Ran into Russell Allen and Jason Rullo from Symphony X at a DT/Queensryche show about 5 years ago... talked to Russ for a few minutes - really nice guy.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on April 12, 2008, 04:25:24 PM
Lacuna Coil opening for Opeth... That sounds a little off to me.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 12, 2008, 07:55:31 PM
It worked pretty well.. .they got a good reaction.

Plus, I was right at the stage, so I got to watch Christina up close all night..
:) :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on April 12, 2008, 08:42:51 PM
Christina...  <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 13, 2008, 01:51:21 AM
been there. done that. the girls in austria aren't that picky  :rolleyes

You cannot pee standing up unless you have to piss like a racehorse, as a girl, and even then as SOON as you stop pushing with those lower abdominals, you're gonna get trickling down your legs.

Screw that.

vivid description. eww. gross.  :D
I was thinking more of men's bathrooms in general..  :-X

aaaaanyway.. wow, zep, you've met a lot of people.. that's the long island bonus, I guess  :metal


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 14, 2008, 05:41:08 AM
been there. done that. the girls in austria aren't that picky  :rolleyes

You cannot pee standing up unless you have to piss like a racehorse, as a girl, and even then as SOON as you stop pushing with those lower abdominals, you're gonna get trickling down your legs.

Screw that.

vivid description. eww. gross.  :D
I was thinking more of men's bathrooms in general..  :-X

aaaaanyway.. wow, zep, you've met a lot of people.. that's the long island bonus, I guess  :metal

:lol :lol :lol I realized that was what you meant a couple of days ago in the shower but I never did come back to this thread to fix my post, sorry! :lol


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 14, 2008, 07:55:57 AM
http://www.whizbiz.com.au/


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 14, 2008, 10:41:19 AM
http://www.whizbiz.com.au/

I've seen that before! :lol

and, in fact, it DID make me feel like running through the sand barefoot and leaping for joy!!!


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 14, 2008, 10:43:15 AM
http://www.whizbiz.com.au/

is that for real ?? brilliant!!  :rollin

jen, forget about it, I thought you were being sarcastic  :D


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Phantasmatron on April 14, 2008, 02:28:50 PM
http://www.whizbiz.com.au/

*blinks*

Uh...whoa.

That...that was not something I was expecting.

I think I need to reboot my brain...hang on a sec....


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Matt Gillis on April 15, 2008, 02:31:04 PM
That is rather scary  :o

I'm surprised the guy in that video didn't kill himself  :lol


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Cecilia on April 16, 2008, 08:17:33 AM
- Jon Secada when I was in second grade
- Rob Balducci at a local show. I got a handshake too.
- CHARLIE DOMINICI at Gigantour at Jones Beach. He gave me a kiss on the cheek.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
- Jordan Rudess in October or 06 at a PT concert in NY
- Informally met Mike Portnoy outside of avatar studios with 30 other people. we all know that story. I can't wait to really meet him and shake his hand and all
- James LaBrie outside of avatar studios


*edit* I forgot, I also met all 5 of the Backstreet Boys in 2004 I think.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 16, 2008, 08:21:59 AM
- Jon Secada when I was in second grade

 :metal


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Cecilia on April 16, 2008, 08:26:26 AM
- Jon Secada when I was in second grade

 :metal

hell yeah! Check the "Older pictures" album on my myspace for that pic


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Phantasmatron on April 16, 2008, 11:02:29 AM
*edit* I forgot, I also met all 5 of the Backstreet Boys in 2004 I think.

:lol

Only because you've met Charlie, Jordan, Mike and James...I forgive you for having met the Backstreet Boys.   :P


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 16, 2008, 11:05:23 AM
- Jon Secada when I was in second grade

 :metal

hell yeah! Check the "Older pictures" album on my myspace for that pic

what's your myspace addy?


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 18, 2008, 11:34:59 PM
Update:
Ran into JP and Rena earlier tonight while out at some local bar for a friend's b-day party.

 :beer


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 19, 2008, 12:30:24 AM
Update:
Ran into JP and Rena earlier tonight while out at some local bar for a friend's b-day party.

 :beer

*is jealous!!!!*


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 19, 2008, 04:40:34 AM
Update:
Ran into JP and Rena earlier tonight while out at some local bar for a friend's b-day party.

 :beer

Living in NYC is just too awesome.:hat


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 19, 2008, 07:19:40 AM
Update:
Ran into JP and Rena earlier tonight while out at some local bar for a friend's b-day party.

 :beer

Living on Long Island is just too awesome.:hat

fixed.  :)


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 19, 2008, 07:34:19 AM
yeah i thought about that when i wrote it.

so, zep. you live alone?


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 19, 2008, 07:39:22 AM
Yup.  Moved out of my parents house maybe about 8 months ago or so.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 19, 2008, 08:17:45 AM
Hm. Well I don't know what's going on yet for NYC and ProgNation but Nick might be my only hope for reasonable transportation type stuff but he said he's staying with you one night so i was gonna get a hotel for that night but it's like $300 so i figured i'd see whether you're totally against having a wild jen at your place. Generally I am best behaved within the safari zone, but if you have a master ball I can be controlled anywhere.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 19, 2008, 08:21:44 AM
Hm. Well I don't know what's going on yet for NYC and ProgNation but Nick might be my only hope for reasonable transportation type stuff but he said he's staying with you one night so i was gonna get a hotel for that night but it's like $300 so i figured i'd see whether you're totally against having a wild jen at your place. Generally I am best behaved within the safari zone, but if you have a master ball I can be controlled anywhere.

All I read was "wild jen", "master", "ball", and "control"























 :evil


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 19, 2008, 08:52:05 AM
Hah... that would be fine with me... the only caveat (if Nick didn't tell you already) is that, if you're staying Wednesday night (the night Nick is staying)... I've gotta work on Thursday, so I'm basically heading back to the island immediately after the show Wednesday night and then dropping Nick off at the train station on my way to work on Thursday morning.  (because I'm not sure if I'll actually have time to stop back at my apartment after work... depending on train schedules.)


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 19, 2008, 09:07:16 AM
work, how silly.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 19, 2008, 09:12:07 AM
Indeed.
If it were any other time I would've just taken both Thursday AND Friday off... but by total coincidence, I'm leaving for a caribbean cruise that following monday (memorial day), so when the prog nation dates were announced I had already taken off the entire week of May 26 - 30.  Adding that Friday was already pushing it.  I figure I should probably be there for at least a full year before trying to push my vacation up to eleven consecutive days...


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 19, 2008, 09:15:53 AM
work, how silly.

sleep, how useless  :D



Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 19, 2008, 09:17:14 AM
zep, how much more jealous do you want me to be  :D

.. first jp, then the caribbean ...  :metal


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 19, 2008, 09:36:33 AM
You're more than welcome to come along.   :angel


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on April 19, 2008, 11:13:10 AM
Which cruise are you taking Zepp?


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 19, 2008, 12:26:29 PM
You're more than welcome to come along.   :angel

*searches for suntan lotion*  :wocka


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 19, 2008, 12:38:23 PM
Which cruise are you taking Zepp?

Royal Caribbean, 5 days, to Belize, Cozumel and Key West.  (Although there's probably a 50/50 chance that I'll be too drunk all week to even leave the boat :))


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on April 19, 2008, 12:41:54 PM
If the ship is the Freedom of the Seas you're gonna have an awesome time!!!


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 20, 2008, 06:34:50 AM
I've been waiting to take a cruise or other vacation all my life.

Someday I'll do it, too.

I have the money in my account right now from my income tax refund. I can either pay bills, use it all year for concerts, or do something like a cruise.

I'll probably use it for concerts throughout the year.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Cecilia on April 25, 2008, 10:30:34 PM
I met Mike Portnoy and Eddie Trunk today.  ;D


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Nick on April 26, 2008, 12:10:48 PM
Yeah, saw the pictures on myspace, pretty cool. :D

That's third time for Portnoy right?


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Cecilia on April 27, 2008, 05:04:31 PM
Yeah, saw the pictures on myspace, pretty cool. :D

That's third time for Portnoy right?

 ;D

Nope.
I didn't get to shake hands or talk with him, but took a picture outside of avatar studios.
So this was my first time. Got him to sign my WDADU too. Just need to hunt down KM, JP and JM.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 27, 2008, 08:59:37 PM
I wonder what would be harder... actually finding Kevin Moore... or convincing him to sign something Dream Theater related.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: VFS on April 28, 2008, 05:58:24 PM
I'm gonna just find some guy named Kevin Moore and get him to sign it, since the real one will never come out of the woodwork to dispute it anyhow.

:tard


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Cecilia on April 29, 2008, 11:02:35 AM
I wonder what would be harder... actually finding Kevin Moore... or convincing him to sign something Dream Theater related.


getting him to sign something DT related most definately.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on April 29, 2008, 11:10:27 AM
If you have a pen and a paper he'll just say: "what the fuck".


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on April 29, 2008, 11:35:08 AM
according to google this one's called kevin moore  ;D

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/343/kevmonp8.jpg)

*not the fish*


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Phantasmatron on April 29, 2008, 02:44:04 PM
 :eek

If primetime television has taught me anything, it's that people who look like that guy are serial killers.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on April 29, 2008, 02:46:36 PM
:eek

If primetime television has taught me anything, it's that people who look like that guy are serial killers.
Or child molesters.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 30, 2008, 09:50:57 AM
according to google this one's called kevin moore  ;D

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/343/kevmonp8.jpg)

*not the fish*

It wouldn't surprise me if that actually was Kevin Moore


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on April 30, 2008, 10:22:31 AM
From Saturday night:

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/ZeppelinDT/MENEAL.jpg)


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Phantasmatron on April 30, 2008, 09:58:07 PM
Who is that?  Is that Neal Morse or something?


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: ZeppelinDT on May 01, 2008, 06:31:12 AM
it is indeed.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on May 01, 2008, 06:45:35 AM
Sweet!


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on May 05, 2008, 12:03:03 PM
awww Zep, I so totally envy you for meeting neal morse; he's on of my three all-time favourite musicians but I've only seen him in concert twice and didn't have a chance to meet him then. He is in Europe a lot but most of the time he's in middle or northern germany or holland and that on tuesdays or wednesdays.. so I'd need at least two days of to catch him; also I feel kind of reluctant about this whole christianity thing.. don't get me wrong, I do respect his believes but I guess I'd feel kinda awkward attending a service or something. But there's gonna be the loreley prog festival in june where he plays a regular show, so maybe I can have a chat there *hopes*


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on May 06, 2008, 07:15:18 PM
You know, Neal Morse is a sexy bitch!

I'd do him.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Phantasmatron on May 06, 2008, 09:48:23 PM
You know, Neal Morse is a sexy bitch!

I'd do him.

This is a lot funnier when I imagine Achmed saying it.


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on May 07, 2008, 04:55:38 AM
You know, Neal Morse is a sexy bitch!

I'd do him.


OMG!! WWJD ?????


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on May 07, 2008, 04:41:37 PM
OMG!! WWJD ?????
He would say the same thing!

You know, Neal Morse is a sexy bitch!

I'd do him.

This is a lot funnier when I imagine Achmed saying it.
:rollin :rollin :rollin

Now that would be ubelievably funny!


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Captain Flapjackass on May 07, 2008, 06:06:35 PM
OMG!! WWJD ?????
He would say the same thing!

You know, Neal Morse is a sexy bitch!

I'd do him.

This is a lot funnier when I imagine Achmed saying it.
:rollin :rollin :rollin

Now that would be ubelievably funny!

I'd choke on whatever I'm eating and die, I would be laughing so hard. :rollin

Kinda morbid, though. ;D probably ruined the whole joke :(


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: Matt Gillis on May 07, 2008, 06:33:35 PM
You know, Neal Morse is a sexy bitch!

I'd do him.


OMG!! WWJD ?????

K, so I interpreted that as "Oh my god!! What would Jen do????". I'm horrible with internet acronyms, but perhaps that is correct? Either way, after that whole "chaste" incident, I don't think I need to expand on the irony of the situation  :lol


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: dimitrius on May 07, 2008, 07:05:19 PM
:lol Yes! It's "what would Jen do?" and Jen would do him!

Right Jen?


Title: Re: who met whom when and where??
Post by: xoxoch on May 10, 2008, 11:23:19 AM
it wasn't my intention, but that's even better  :rollin

AND the best thing about it is, that from Jen we can expect a real answer!! :metal Noone needs to die on the cross to communicate the message tonight  :bagelbill

OH CHASTE JEN! ENLIGHTEN US WITH YOUR WISDOM !!