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Title: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 07, 2008, 01:52:31 PM
Since we hijacked the hell out of the other thread, I think I will move it here.

We will be meeting before and after both shows for the Terminal 5 gigs.

Place: Iguana nyc (mexican themed bar with great drinks)
         http://www.iguananyc.com/



Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup
Post by: VFS on March 07, 2008, 01:53:20 PM
How far from Terminal 5?


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup
Post by: axeman9182 on March 07, 2008, 01:55:58 PM
glad this is happening both nights since I'm only going to the first show


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup
Post by: Nick on March 07, 2008, 02:01:42 PM
I'm in for both nights. First night I'll be heading to this with Axeman and 2nd night I'll probably be hanging out with Zero pre-meetup.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 07, 2008, 02:51:32 PM
How far from Terminal 5?

hmmm, i think terminal 5 is 56th, this place is on 52nd i believe, same avenue intersects so close walk.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 07, 2008, 02:52:43 PM
Won't be able to make any pre-show meetups, but maybe I can do something post-show on Thursday night.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup
Post by: VFS on March 07, 2008, 02:55:51 PM
How far from Terminal 5?

hmmm, i think terminal 5 is 56th, this place is on 52nd i believe, same avenue intersects so close walk.

Excellent, thats' what I like to hear. Any advice on hotels nearby? I am clueless about stuff like that but closer is better, it becomes a nightmare and a real hassle to have to move around too much once in the city, I've noticed (obviously a total city noob still).



Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 07, 2008, 03:05:11 PM
i have to head over there for a haircut tomorrow, i'll let you know of the hotels near by.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on March 07, 2008, 04:13:34 PM
got my terminal 5 tickets, the flight and a hostel right around the corner  ;D ;D ;D ;D

this is gonna be so brilliant  ; :tup


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 07, 2008, 05:47:38 PM
Yay! we must have a meetup!!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on March 08, 2008, 06:23:14 AM
people think I'm crazy cause I'm going to new york just to see a dream theater show. but this is gonna be so much worth it; they just don't really understand that there's a lot more to prog than just listening to some impersonal stuff on the radio. (I don't wanna know how much time and money I've spent on going to shows (not only dt) all over the place  :lol)

secondly there's the treat of visiting new york city; I haven't been there for like 10 years so there's gonna be some serious sightseeing & shopping involved.. and meeting you guys will top it all  :beer


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 08, 2008, 07:19:25 AM
people think I'm crazy cause I'm going to new york just to see a dream theater show. but this is gonna be so much worth it; they just don't really understand that there's a lot more to prog than just listening to some impersonal stuff on the radio. (I don't wanna know how much time and money I've spent on going to shows (not only dt) all over the place  :lol)

secondly there's the treat of visiting new york city; I haven't been there for like 10 years so there's gonna be some serious sightseeing & shopping involved.. and meeting you guys will top it all  :beer

If you're getting some sight-seeing and shopping in, I really might need to beg my way into some of that. :lol

I'm geographically and directionally challenged... I cannot find my way to my own bathroom if you point in the opposite direction and tell me it's over THERE... I'll just get lost. :lol



Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 08, 2008, 07:21:37 AM
people think I'm crazy cause I'm going to new york just to see a dream theater show. but this is gonna be so much worth it; they just don't really understand that there's a lot more to prog than just listening to some impersonal stuff on the radio. (I don't wanna know how much time and money I've spent on going to shows (not only dt) all over the place  :lol)

secondly there's the treat of visiting new york city; I haven't been there for like 10 years so there's gonna be some serious sightseeing & shopping involved.. and meeting you guys will top it all  :beer

If you're getting some sight-seeing and shopping in, I really might need to beg my way into some of that. :lol

I'm geographically and directionally challenged... I cannot find my way to my own bathroom if you point in the opposite direction and tell me it's over THERE... I'll just get lost. :lol



You know that the streets are numbered, right?
Like for example... 54th street... its right between 53rd and 55th....


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Cecilia on March 08, 2008, 07:48:09 AM
Hey guys!  ;D
How many of you do I know from other forums? lol! I had to get registered here as well!  :)

I don't have tickets yet for the show and don't know if I am going, but would love to try to get to the meetup! Maybe see you guys soon.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 08, 2008, 07:54:15 AM
MSN chat queen arriveth!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on March 08, 2008, 09:50:45 AM
people think I'm crazy cause I'm going to new york just to see a dream theater show. but this is gonna be so much worth it; they just don't really understand that there's a lot more to prog than just listening to some impersonal stuff on the radio. (I don't wanna know how much time and money I've spent on going to shows (not only dt) all over the place  :lol)

secondly there's the treat of visiting new york city; I haven't been there for like 10 years so there's gonna be some serious sightseeing & shopping involved.. and meeting you guys will top it all  :beer

If you're getting some sight-seeing and shopping in, I really might need to beg my way into some of that. :lol

I'm geographically and directionally challenged... I cannot find my way to my own bathroom if you point in the opposite direction and tell me it's over THERE... I'll just get lost. :lol



You know that the streets are numbered, right?
Like for example... 54th street... its right between 53rd and 55th....

I know.... I tried explaining this to people when we were all in the city for Symphony X I believe and everyone just stared at me and insisted on being freaked out by being in NYC


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 08, 2008, 10:04:36 AM
I know.... I tried explaining this to people when we were all in the city for Symphony X I believe and everyone just stared at me and insisted on being freaked out by being in NYC

New York has gotta be one of the easiest cities to navigate.
If you want confusing cities, try finding your way around Boston or DC.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on March 08, 2008, 10:06:40 AM
my dad got lost driving from our hotel in Boston to a relative's house. Should have been a 15 minute drive but instead it took over an hour :rollin :rollin


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 08, 2008, 08:26:46 PM
zep dt beat me to this meetup this time since i am dream theater side challenged, but i am ok with co headlining as long as he takes dream theater, dibs on opeth  :headbang


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 08, 2008, 09:24:44 PM
zep dt beat me to this meetup this time since i am dream theater side challenged, but i am ok with co headlining as long as he takes dream theater, dibs on opeth  :headbang

I can't actually make the meetup myself, so feel free to take over.
I mostly just started that up as a roll call thread to see who else was going.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 08, 2008, 09:30:14 PM
booo, the crowd is displeased.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: charliedominici on March 09, 2008, 05:28:31 AM
Since we hijacked the hell out of the other thread, I think I will move it here.

We will be meeting before and after both shows for the Terminal 5 gigs.

Place: Iguana nyc (mexican themed bar with great drinks)
         http://www.iguananyc.com/



The link to the Iguana bar does not work.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 09, 2008, 10:36:20 AM
that's odd, i better go check that it didn't shut down or something.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on March 09, 2008, 11:09:11 AM
people think I'm crazy cause I'm going to new york just to see a dream theater show. but this is gonna be so much worth it; they just don't really understand that there's a lot more to prog than just listening to some impersonal stuff on the radio. (I don't wanna know how much time and money I've spent on going to shows (not only dt) all over the place  :lol)

secondly there's the treat of visiting new york city; I haven't been there for like 10 years so there's gonna be some serious sightseeing & shopping involved.. and meeting you guys will top it all  :beer

If you're getting some sight-seeing and shopping in, I really might need to beg my way into some of that. :lol

I'm geographically and directionally challenged... I cannot find my way to my own bathroom if you point in the opposite direction and tell me it's over THERE... I'll just get lost. :lol



You know that the streets are numbered, right?
Like for example... 54th street... its right between 53rd and 55th....

I know.... I tried explaining this to people when we were all in the city for Symphony X I believe and everyone just stared at me and insisted on being freaked out by being in NYC

I grew up playing the dungeon-type kinda computer game, like e.g. zelda - I never get lost anywhere  ;D


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 11, 2008, 06:52:42 AM
i checked the place, it's still there, i guess they didn't pay their web page bills  :lol


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 11, 2008, 10:43:25 AM
How far from Terminal 5?

hmmm, i think terminal 5 is 56th, this place is on 52nd i believe, same avenue intersects so close walk.

Just looking at google maps now and gathering directions.

Looks like we have:

Terminal 5‎ -
610 W. 56th, New York, NY
(212) 260-4700‎

and

Iguana
240 W 54th St, New York, NY
(212) 265-3629

‎So I plugged those into google maps and got this nifty little map:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/justjen/bartovenue.jpg)

Then I searched for hotels in the same area (I figure that map area is all walking distance from one point to another, right?) and came up with this, which shows there's a handful of choices:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/justjen/hotelsnearbarandvenue.jpg)

But knowing me, I"m fairly cheap, prefer a brand name when I don't have a specific recommendation, and want something SAFE and I would hope that a Holiday Inn is, so I checked the holiday inn site and found availabilities, with prices like so:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/justjen/holidayinn.jpg)

So, they DO have availabilities, and I guess $260 per night is just what it costs in NYC for two doubles. Anyone from that area - is that hotel safe? A good location for this whole meetup/double show thing? Anyone else coming into town getting a hotel want to stay in the same one?





Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 11, 2008, 10:45:48 AM
Another question for people in the area - what airport would I fly into that would be closest to that spot? I can get into newark for $185 roundtrip which would cost about the same as driving with gas, tolls, and parking figured for a 7 hour roundtrip drive, so I might just fly. But into where?


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on March 11, 2008, 12:59:47 PM
I'll stay at the Manhattan Hostel (www.bigapplehostel.com); the reviews are good, it's about 40$ per night and it's just 3 or 4 blocks off the venue; and I don't mind staying in a dorm  ;). I'm flying into JFK, which is convenient cause there's a shuttle service for only a couple of bucks to prot authority which is also right there.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 11, 2008, 01:34:32 PM
Oohh good to know!!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on March 11, 2008, 01:37:35 PM
Oohh good to know!!

always a pleasure  :)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: wkiml on March 11, 2008, 01:47:09 PM
I'll stay at the Manhattan Hostel (www.bigapplehostel.com); the reviews are good, it's about 40$ per night and it's just 3 or 4 blocks off the venue; and I don't mind staying in a dorm  ;). I'm flying into JFK, which is convenient cause there's a shuttle service for only a couple of bucks to prot authority which is also right there.


Shuttle is from JFK to the subways in Queens , where you would than have to take the A or E train into Manhattan



Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on March 11, 2008, 01:51:03 PM
I'll stay at the Manhattan Hostel (www.bigapplehostel.com); the reviews are good, it's about 40$ per night and it's just 3 or 4 blocks off the venue; and I don't mind staying in a dorm  ;). I'm flying into JFK, which is convenient cause there's a shuttle service for only a couple of bucks to prot authority which is also right there.


Shuttle is from JFK to the subways in Queens , where you would than have to take the A or E train into Manhattan



you're right; I forgot  :metal


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 11, 2008, 02:37:17 PM
I'll stay at the Manhattan Hostel (www.bigapplehostel.com); the reviews are good, it's about 40$ per night and it's just 3 or 4 blocks off the venue; and I don't mind staying in a dorm  ;). I'm flying into JFK, which is convenient cause there's a shuttle service for only a couple of bucks to prot authority which is also right there.


Shuttle is from JFK to the subways in Queens , where you would than have to take the A or E train into Manhattan



Yeah, I'm already lost.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 11, 2008, 03:25:35 PM
The closest airport is Laguardia, but you may find that Newark is the most convenient, there is a new jersey transit that takes you from the airport to the penn station new york in 10 mins or so (penn at 34th and 6th avenue)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: charliedominici on March 11, 2008, 03:27:32 PM
Another question for people in the area - what airport would I fly into that would be closest to that spot? I can get into newark for $185 roundtrip which would cost about the same as driving with gas, tolls, and parking figured for a 7 hour roundtrip drive, so I might just fly. But into where?
Try to fly in to JFK. Newark is a pain. JFK has the new "Airtrain" shuttle train that takes you right Jamaica station for $5 plus the subway token.That  also connects with the Long Island Railroad at Jamaica station. That train is a quick 2 stops(20 minutes) into Penn station which is 34th st and 7th ave(Midtown Manhattan)or you can skip the LIRR and go the cheaper option from Jamaica Station because it connects to all the main subway connections into Manhattan . I have not ridden the Subways in a few years but it's always cheap.One subway token is maybe $2 and change by now but you can connect as many times as you need to with the one token till you get where you want to go. If I were you I would take Amtrak all the way from upstate NY right into Penn Station,if they run from where you are. I think I remember you saying you live upstate somewhere.
I hope that helps.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 11, 2008, 05:11:38 PM
Another question for people in the area - what airport would I fly into that would be closest to that spot? I can get into newark for $185 roundtrip which would cost about the same as driving with gas, tolls, and parking figured for a 7 hour roundtrip drive, so I might just fly. But into where?
Try to fly in to JFK. Newark is a pain. JFK has the new "Airtrain" shuttle train that takes you right Jamaica station for $5 plus the subway token.That  also connects with the Long Island Railroad at Jamaica station. That train is a quick 2 stops(20 minutes) into Penn station which is 34th st and 7th ave(Midtown Manhattan)or you can skip the LIRR and go the cheaper option from Jamaica Station because it connects to all the main subway connections into Manhattan . I have not ridden the Subways in a few years but it's always cheap.One subway token is maybe $2 and change by now but you can connect as many times as you need to with the one token till you get where you want to go. If I were you I would take Amtrak all the way from upstate NY right into Penn Station,if they run from where you are. I think I remember you saying you live upstate somewhere.
I hope that helps.

Super-helpful, thanks! But there's no train anywhere near me. :(


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Cecilia on March 11, 2008, 05:38:03 PM
Yeah, we don't do tokens anymore. Now it's Metrocards!
Newark is too far away!

And I live inbetween LGA and JFK lol.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 11, 2008, 06:55:21 PM
newark is closer than jfk.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on March 12, 2008, 04:10:52 AM
I'm lazy... I'm gonna do this:  ;D

New York Airport Service Express Bus: Available from 6:30 a.m. - 11:10 p.m., these shuttles leave every 15-30 minutes. Fare is $13 ($15 if you want to be dropped off at your midtown hotel), but you can save by buying roundtrip tickets online, as they are $22 (you can also buy discounted one way tickets online). One free child under 12 is included in the fare. You can choose to disembark at Grand Central, Port Authority or Penn Station, in addition to hotels between 31st Street and 60th Street. The ride takes about an hour. Return schedules and more information are available on their website.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 12, 2008, 05:46:43 AM
that's the one i usually use to get to jfk, it's pretty convenient since i live very close to port authority.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: charliedominici on March 12, 2008, 06:48:59 AM
How far from Terminal 5?

hmmm, i think terminal 5 is 56th, this place is on 52nd i believe, same avenue intersects so close walk.

Just looking at google maps now and gathering directions.

Looks like we have:

Terminal 5‎ -
610 W. 56th, New York, NY
(212) 260-4700‎

and

Iguana
240 W 54th St, New York, NY
(212) 265-3629

‎So I plugged those into google maps and got this nifty little map:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/justjen/bartovenue.jpg)




...HOME!!...CD want  to go home!!!!   <3


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 12, 2008, 07:18:06 AM
Here, you're gonna need these:

(http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/476054/2/istockphoto_476054_wood_saw.jpg)
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:GNALb-dGuB9N5M:http://www.audiobell.com/bilder/speak_spell_big.jpg)

*looks closer*

(http://nerdapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/speak_n_spell.jpg)

Men! ;) :P


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 12, 2008, 09:00:09 AM
CD PHONE HOME

IT CALLS FOR THEE
IT CALLS FOR THEE :metal


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: wkiml on March 12, 2008, 01:30:24 PM
The closest airport is Laguardia, but you may find that Newark is the most convenient, there is a new jersey transit that takes you from the airport to the penn station new york in 10 mins or so (penn at 34th and 6th avenue)

I take this train daily as part of my commute its closer to 30 minutes from Newark airport to Penn Station NY ,just make sure its a local train as all trains on that line do not stop at the airport


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2008, 03:25:33 PM
Well for anyone who cares, here are my travel plans.

On Wednesday I'll be meeting Axeman in Bloomfield, NJ. From there we shall be taking the bus into Grand Central. From there I can only assume we'll subway to the meetup and the show. After the show I'll be returning via railroad to long island with ZeppelinDT. Coming back into the city on Thursday via railroad and then after that show I'm taking subway and bus back out to my car in New Jersey.

My entire plan hinges on the hope that Terminal 5 won't mind me having a backpack with me just for clothes and other minor things.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: wkiml on March 15, 2008, 09:25:30 AM
Well for anyone who cares, here are my travel plans.

On Wednesday I'll be meeting Axeman in Bloomfield, NJ. From there we shall be taking the bus into Grand Central. From there I can only assume we'll subway to the meetup and the show. After the show I'll be returning via railroad to long island with ZeppelinDT. Coming back into the city on Thursday via railroad and then after that show I'm taking subway and bus back out to my car in New Jersey.

My entire plan hinges on the hope that Terminal 5 won't mind me having a backpack with me just for clothes and other minor things.


They will probably make you check it in at the coat check but you should be allowed


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 21, 2008, 06:31:17 AM
TWO MONTHS FROM TODAY I WILL BE LOADING THE VEHICLE UP FOR ROADTRIP TO NYC!! :headbang :metal


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2008, 07:58:41 AM
Well for anyone who cares, here are my travel plans.

On Wednesday I'll be meeting Axeman in Bloomfield, NJ. From there we shall be taking the bus into Grand Central. From there I can only assume we'll subway to the meetup and the show. After the show I'll be returning via railroad to long island with ZeppelinDT. Coming back into the city on Thursday via railroad and then after that show I'm taking subway and bus back out to my car in New Jersey.

My entire plan hinges on the hope that Terminal 5 won't mind me having a backpack with me just for clothes and other minor things.


They will probably make you check it in at the coat check but you should be allowed

Awesome, so you've been there before and they have an actual place to check  things like that? I'm assuming it is a few bucks, but knowing that I can at least take a huge back pack if I wish so I don't have to travel with the bare minimum.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: wkiml on March 25, 2008, 08:05:23 AM
Well for anyone who cares, here are my travel plans.

On Wednesday I'll be meeting Axeman in Bloomfield, NJ. From there we shall be taking the bus into Grand Central. From there I can only assume we'll subway to the meetup and the show. After the show I'll be returning via railroad to long island with ZeppelinDT. Coming back into the city on Thursday via railroad and then after that show I'm taking subway and bus back out to my car in New Jersey.

My entire plan hinges on the hope that Terminal 5 won't mind me having a backpack with me just for clothes and other minor things.


They will probably make you check it in at the coat check but you should be allowed

Awesome, so you've been there before and they have an actual place to check  things like that? I'm assuming it is a few bucks, but knowing that I can at least take a huge back pack if I wish so I don't have to travel with the bare minimum.

Been there once before and was able to check my coat and breifcase ( I went straight from work)  I don't think they would mind a normal backpack, just don't bring one too large ( like the ones they use for hiking and camping)

you can always give them a call at 212–260–4700 between noon and 7pn EST


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 25, 2008, 11:42:58 AM
ok i require a hotel safe clean and in walking distance. i think i need to refer to my map earlier in the thread.


also, if i fly in which is likely, i'm landing at jfk - it's just cheapest by a lot, can't help it. hopefully that's not gonna be a bitch for transportation... i tend to prefer taxis.... but not spending too much money :lol


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 25, 2008, 12:27:50 PM
taxi costs 45 bucks plus tunnel toll of 5, if you take the bus from jfk it's 15 bucks and is pretty clean and fast. subway will take you forever, or 1 hour though depending on the time of the day probably faster than the bus or taxi.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 25, 2008, 12:29:02 PM
taxi costs 45 bucks plus tunnel toll of 5, if you take the bus from jfk it's 15 bucks and is pretty clean and fast. subway will take you forever, or 1 hour though depending on the time of the day probably faster than the bus or taxi.

Subway is fine if i'm with someone who knows what they're doing.

Not so with videoboy and webmistress trying to make their way through reality land.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 25, 2008, 12:30:27 PM
Also, I heard good things about that holiday inn so will prolly spend both nights there.

I'm completely shitting myself though that the plane ticket is $200 and the hotels are $500 total about.

I can't even fathom spending that much for a couple of days in the city.

This better be orgytastic and I don't want to be straight-sober for the duration, dammit!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: wkiml on March 25, 2008, 12:31:10 PM
ok i require a hotel safe clean and in walking distance. i think i need to refer to my map earlier in the thread.


also, if i fly in which is likely, i'm landing at jfk - it's just cheapest by a lot, can't help it. hopefully that's not gonna be a bitch for transportation... i tend to prefer taxis.... but not spending too much money :lol


JFK to anywhere in Manhattan is a flat $45 fee ( this does not include tips and tolls)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 25, 2008, 12:32:59 PM
ok i require a hotel safe clean and in walking distance. i think i need to refer to my map earlier in the thread.


also, if i fly in which is likely, i'm landing at jfk - it's just cheapest by a lot, can't help it. hopefully that's not gonna be a bitch for transportation... i tend to prefer taxis.... but not spending too much money :lol


JFK to anywhere in Manhattan is a flat $45 fee ( this does not include tips and tolls)

I need a subway escort with an awesome sense of humor i think.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: charliedominici on March 25, 2008, 02:44:45 PM
ok i require a hotel safe clean and in walking distance. i think i need to refer to my map earlier in the thread.


also, if i fly in which is likely, i'm landing at jfk - it's just cheapest by a lot, can't help it. hopefully that's not gonna be a bitch for transportation... i tend to prefer taxis.... but not spending too much money :lol


JFK to anywhere in Manhattan is a flat $45 fee ( this does not include tips and tolls)

I need a subway escort with an awesome sense of humor i think.
You're nuts! Take the air train right from JFK $5 to the subway at Jamaica station. You can go anywhere in Manhattan from there with a metro pass card($2 I think) I'm bringin my sleepin bag,in case I have to sleep in Grand Central sation. I'm goin to ROCK AND party!

WOOOOOOOO....HOOOOO!
 :metal


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 25, 2008, 07:50:46 PM
hahahahah, old man is on acid! well we'll party it up that's for sure!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 25, 2008, 07:56:00 PM
f'kin right

i'm busy planning a most excellent adventure myself. venue on 56th iguana on 54th hotel on 57th, gonna walk and hammer'd myself.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: charliedominici on March 25, 2008, 09:52:25 PM
hahahahah, old man is on acid! well we'll party it up that's for sure!
Got any quualudes,Zero?   :rollin


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on March 26, 2008, 07:23:23 PM
as much as I'm looking forward to this I don't think I'll be getting inebriated as I'll have to manage public transportation to get home after the show :lol


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 27, 2008, 04:37:25 AM
I will probably be wholly sober as well sicne I can only drink svedka and bars don't carry it. Plus I prefer to be sober at shows, and I'll be exhausted afterwards :(


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 27, 2008, 04:43:26 AM
I will probably be wholly sober as well sicne I can only drink svedka and bars don't carry it. Plus I prefer to be sober at shows, and I'll be exhausted afterwards :(

you better not be ;)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 27, 2008, 05:40:27 AM
the bar we are going to have all bottles imaginable if i remember correctly, in any case, they have tequila.  :beer


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 27, 2008, 05:42:44 AM
:hat

problem is, i'm technically allergic to alcohol. Apparently I lack an enzyme necessary to process it.

But I've carefully constructed a tolerance to Svedka that I can use to my advantage once in awhile - anything else turns into total alcohol poisoning though :(

I just stay away from alcohol for the most part, and NEVER drink anything but svedka, cuz it's like slamming liquid draino otherwise. I'll just be in the hospital in an hour.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on March 27, 2008, 07:16:43 AM
the bar we are going to have all bottles imaginable if i remember correctly, in any case, they have tequila.  :beer

tequila = satan's piss


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2008, 08:38:07 AM
the bar we are going to have all bottles imaginable if i remember correctly, in any case, they have tequila.  :beer

tequila = satan's piss

Q.F.T.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on March 27, 2008, 12:30:10 PM
:hat

problem is, i'm technically allergic to alcohol. Apparently I lack an enzyme necessary to process it.

But I've carefully constructed a tolerance to Svedka that I can use to my advantage once in awhile - anything else turns into total alcohol poisoning though :(

I just stay away from alcohol for the most part, and NEVER drink anything but svedka, cuz it's like slamming liquid draino otherwise. I'll just be in the hospital in an hour.

you're lacking alcohol dehydrogenase ?? that's really BAD BAD BAD !!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on March 27, 2008, 01:21:43 PM
the bar we are going to have all bottles imaginable if i remember correctly, in any case, they have tequila.  :beer

tequila = satan's piss

in that case, i'd take a golden shower from satan any day.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 27, 2008, 02:53:50 PM
:hat

problem is, i'm technically allergic to alcohol. Apparently I lack an enzyme necessary to process it.

But I've carefully constructed a tolerance to Svedka that I can use to my advantage once in awhile - anything else turns into total alcohol poisoning though :(

I just stay away from alcohol for the most part, and NEVER drink anything but svedka, cuz it's like slamming liquid draino otherwise. I'll just be in the hospital in an hour.

you're lacking alcohol dehydrogenase ?? that's really BAD BAD BAD !!

Is that what it is? Apparently my father was "allergic" to alcohol, and so am I... for years I wondered how common that was, so when I went to the hospital to get my tubes tied in 2003 I mentioned it to my anesthesiologist... he was the one that told me it was his understanding that people who are seemingly allergic to alcohol actually lack an enzyme necessary to process it.. he had no more details though.

What happens to me is, if I go a long long time (many months) having no alcohol, then I can drink several drinks in a night and feel like a normal drunk person would (I guess)... but if I have a few drinks a night for several days straight, I begin to feel like I never really get sober, and it feels like my kidneys ache. I end up feeling sort of bad for weeks.

That's why, now that I have one alcohol type that I can at least drink and not get sick from immediately, I tend to drink for a few weeks then take a few months off.

Now I have to look up.. what you said!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on March 27, 2008, 06:44:06 PM
holy cow, this might explain my newfound lung issues!

"Patients with aldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency accumulate high levels of acetaldehyde after consuming alcohol. Acetaldehyde has been blamed for asthmatic reactions to alcohol in up to half of Japanese asthma patients. Sometimes histamine within alcoholic beverages has been blamed for allergic reactions."


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on April 01, 2008, 01:15:10 PM
ask the immunologist  ;D

do you happen have any asian (esp. indian or japanese) ancestors?? in these populations reduced or lacking genetic expression of alcohol dehyrogenase is pretty common, and as far as I know it is a heridtary condition.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 01, 2008, 01:45:11 PM
ask the immunologist  ;D

do you happen have any asian (esp. indian or japanese) ancestors?? in these populations reduced or lacking genetic expression of alcohol dehyrogenase is pretty common, and as far as I know it is a heridtary condition.

I am about 75% Swedish and 25% German, with maybe 1% or less somewhere in there supposedly maybe Native American. That's on my dad's side, who was supposedly also allergic to alcohol.

I never saw an immunologist before, I'm glad to know that's who to see!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on April 01, 2008, 02:10:41 PM
I am an immunologist and for your health's sake you wouldn't want any serious medical consulting from me  :lol
I'm just a researcher and no md and what I told you is just out of my general pool of knowledge but has only marginally got to do with immunology.. anyway, I doubt there's any cure to not tolerating alcohol, but don't pinpoint me on that, as I said, I'm not a physician  :angel


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 02, 2008, 02:11:17 AM
ask the immunologist  ;D

do you happen have any asian (esp. indian or japanese) ancestors?? in these populations reduced or lacking genetic expression of alcohol dehyrogenase is pretty common, and as far as I know it is a heridtary condition.

I am about 75% Swedish and 25% German, with maybe 1% or less somewhere in there supposedly maybe Native American. That's on my dad's side, who was supposedly also allergic to alcohol.

I never saw an immunologist before, I'm glad to know that's who to see!

*adds up*

101%!
JEN IS 101% WOMAN  :hat


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 02, 2008, 03:30:24 AM
So, are you coming to NYC or not? Isn't it getting awfully late to book a flight around the world? :evil


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 02, 2008, 03:37:45 AM
So, are you coming to NYC or not? Isn't it getting awfully late to book a flight around the world? :evil

 :blush you tell me.....


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 03, 2008, 05:08:18 PM
ok here's the thing, travelocity will only book wiht a credit card. you can book thru a travel agent or the airlines themselves with a bank account maybe, but not travelocity. and since you have 3 flights per trip in order to make this work, that's going to mean trouble.

but since you need your parents' okay for this trip anyway, could they put it on their  credit card for you, and you pay them back or prepay them actually, out of your account/cash?

You really need to make this trip.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on April 03, 2008, 05:36:43 PM
3 flights per trip, that's just madness.

My journey home from Italy was three flights, needless to say we only made it through the first before having to stay over an extra day (which turned out to be awesome :hat)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 03, 2008, 05:40:33 PM
3 flights per trip, that's just madness.

My journey home from Italy was three flights, needless to say we only made it through the first before having to stay over an extra day (which turned out to be awesome :hat)

He's going to be flying for 26 hours straight each way... travelling about 19,000 miles total.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on April 03, 2008, 05:54:28 PM
new title for Blob... "Official mascot of Dominici.com"

worst is that he's coming here..... it's like Lewis Black said, if you're gonna fly for over 20 hours, the least people could do is be speaking a foreign language when you get off the plane :lol


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 03, 2008, 06:00:18 PM
new title for Blob... "Official mascot of Dominici.com"

worst is that he's coming here..... it's like Lewis Black said, if you're gonna fly for over 20 hours, the least people could do is be speaking a foreign language when you get off the plane :lol

:lol

It better work out, I've been looking forward to this for too long for it not to work out...


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on April 03, 2008, 06:13:42 PM
yeah, and Australian accents never cease to amuse me :lol


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 03, 2008, 06:15:21 PM
yeah, and Australian accents never cease to amuse me :lol

oh man you have no idea what you're in for.

he never speaks. he's so quiet, unassuming, shy... way more serious than i'd expected. you probably won't even get to hear it.

i swear he doesn't even know how to take a joke, let alone say something funny, either.


:blob:


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on April 03, 2008, 06:17:17 PM
DAMMIT NICK BLOB


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 03, 2008, 06:18:04 PM
IN THE BED

IN THE CAR


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on April 03, 2008, 06:22:14 PM
UP AGAINST THE MINI BAR


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 03, 2008, 06:23:39 PM
:wocka


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on April 03, 2008, 06:25:25 PM
don't make me get the razor


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 03, 2008, 06:30:55 PM
don't make me get the razor

you really wanna shave me? :evil

... :lol
... :evil


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on April 03, 2008, 06:33:33 PM
:bagelbill


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 04, 2008, 01:35:39 AM
ok here's the thing, travelocity will only book wiht a credit card. you can book thru a travel agent or the airlines themselves with a bank account maybe, but not travelocity. and since you have 3 flights per trip in order to make this work, that's going to mean trouble.

but since you need your parents' okay for this trip anyway, could they put it on their  credit card for you, and you pay them back or prepay them actually, out of your account/cash?

You really need to make this trip.

They don't have credit cards either :(


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: BlobVanDam on April 04, 2008, 02:22:28 AM
yeah, and Australian accents never cease to amuse me :lol

oh man you have no idea what you're in for.

he never speaks. he's so quiet, unassuming, shy... way more serious than i'd expected. you probably won't even get to hear it.

i swear he doesn't even know how to take a joke, let alone say something funny, either.


:blob:

SHUT UP I CAN TAKE A JOKE THIS IS A PERSONAL ATTACK I DON"T CARE IF YOU ARE THE ADMIN HERE IF THIS IS THE KIND OF FORUM YOU RUN WHERE ADMINS CAN JUST INSULT PEOPLE THEN I"M NOT POSTING HERE THIS IS RIDICULOUS I SHOULDN"T AHVE TO TAKE THIS CRAP I CAN TAKE A JOKE BUT THIS JUST ISN"T FUNNY.



















 :yarr


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 04, 2008, 02:51:12 AM
ok here's the thing, travelocity will only book wiht a credit card. you can book thru a travel agent or the airlines themselves with a bank account maybe, but not travelocity. and since you have 3 flights per trip in order to make this work, that's going to mean trouble.

but since you need your parents' okay for this trip anyway, could they put it on their  credit card for you, and you pay them back or prepay them actually, out of your account/cash?

You really need to make this trip.

They don't have credit cards either :(

DAMMIT WTF. ask Roger?


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on April 04, 2008, 03:28:14 AM
BRING THIS DUDE TO NYC !!!!! it's not that hard from austria, so why is this additional -al- causing so much trouble  ;D


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 04, 2008, 04:09:56 AM
BRING THIS DUDE TO NYC !!!!! it's not that hard from austria, so why is this additional -al- causing so much trouble  ;D

eh?



Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on April 04, 2008, 05:23:51 AM
I don't follow, DUDE is already at the city, currently on the lower east side.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 05, 2008, 07:07:52 AM
Alright guys, I waited too long. now that holiday inn is running $300 a night if i want the option of cancelling, or $255 a night non-refundable.

I plain and simply cannot afford that, be it for one night or for two.

It's looking very much like I have to miss this entire thing.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on April 05, 2008, 09:15:01 AM
WHOA!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  :-[


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on April 05, 2008, 09:17:57 AM
WHOA!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  :-[


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 05, 2008, 09:19:02 AM
I'm trying my best to work it out, but it's SO expensive. How can I spend a mortgage payment's worth of cash on a 2-day trip that's not even out of state?

I'm trying...


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: axeman9182 on April 05, 2008, 09:30:46 AM
well obviously you gotta do what you've gotta do (or not do in this case). But that's just super lame


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on April 05, 2008, 11:10:32 AM
no way woman, you gotta come !!!!!!! as I mentioned earlier why don't you just book a hostel? do you absolutely require a room of your own?


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 05, 2008, 11:15:51 AM
yes, definitely. i never even heard of hostels until recently...

*sigh*

i have some ideas i guess, i just worry that i'm getting old anyway and won't have energy to hang out after the shows and stuff, etc, etc... i think i might be able to swing it though... it's just that there's so many different things to deal with... oh i don't know.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on April 05, 2008, 12:18:12 PM
yes, definitely. i never even heard of hostels until recently...

*sigh*

i have some ideas i guess, i just worry that i'm getting old anyway and won't have energy to hang out after the shows and stuff, etc, etc... i think i might be able to swing it though... it's just that there's so many different things to deal with... oh i don't know.

ok... let's rephrase that  ;D

no, I don't necessarily need a room of my own and I've been informing myself a lot about hostels lately.
I feel young and fresh and I'm sure I'll have loads of energy to throw a party after the shows. I've got plenty of stuff to deal with, but hey, women are multi tasking, so wtf  :metal

THAT'S WHAT I WANNA READ !


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 25, 2008, 04:03:33 AM
hey xoxo, without looking at a map I'm going to assume you're not gonna be coming in from the california area, right? Or are you? Any chance you have a layover at the Los Angeles airport? *thinks out loud*


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 25, 2008, 04:12:04 AM
Here's ZepDT's list from DTF.

If I get really bored I might edit into a master list here and add the people from this forum who are going, and if I end up for some reason just this side of suicidal, I might go to mp.com and add in whatever lists might be there.

:lol

doubtful though.

Quote from: ZeppelinDT at DTF
Wednesday, May 21

antigoon
Arch Benemy
ArmThe Homeless
axeman9182
Banny
chrisbDTM
Elsydeon
FallingIntoThought
fortuneIL
jimgreco
John
JustJen/VFS
LearningToLive
mrjazzguitar
Nick (for real this time)
razorsedge
Sad Wings
Tiberius
TioJorge
Twigs1201
wkiml
ZeppelinDT
zerogravityfat


Thursday, May 22

antigoon
Arch Benemy
ArmTheHomeless
Banny
Elsydeon
FallingIntoThought
fortuneIL
jimgreco
John
JustJen/VFS
LearningToLive
LudwigVan
mrjazzguitar
Nick (no, seriously... i mean it)
razorsedge
Sad Wings
Tiberius
Twigs1201
wkiml
ZeppelinDT
zerogravityfat


DTF Meetup - Thurdsay, May 22

Iguana - 240 West 54th Street
http://www.iguananyc.com/


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on April 25, 2008, 06:32:03 AM
hey xoxo, without looking at a map I'm going to assume you're not gonna be coming in from the california area, right? Or are you? Any chance you have a layover at the Los Angeles airport? *thinks out loud*

no, I fly Vienna via Brussels to New York, JFK.. why?


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: charliedominici on April 25, 2008, 03:04:58 PM
hey xoxo, without looking at a map I'm going to assume you're not gonna be coming in from the california area, right? Or are you? Any chance you have a layover at the Los Angeles airport? *thinks out loud*

no, I fly Vienna via Brussels to New York, JFK.. why?

A word of advice...Brussels Airlines SUUUUUUCK!!!

They wanted to charge me 1 euro for a glass of water so I could take an Advil!

No food,No drinks. THE WORST!
 :tdwn



Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 25, 2008, 03:10:59 PM
yeesh, that sucks!

I was asking because I have a package in LA that needs transporting to NYC :blob:

no, nothing like that.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on April 27, 2008, 06:56:36 AM
I'm flying with american airlines. I hope they have water, the dry airplane air always makes me thirsty like a cow  :P

jen; if it's not an illegal or alive "package" - is mailing not an option?


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on April 27, 2008, 07:02:22 AM
I'm flying with american airlines. I hope they have water, the dry airplane air always makes me thirsty like a cow  :P

jen; if it's not an illegal or alive "package" - is mailing not an option?

it's alive :P


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on April 28, 2008, 11:14:56 AM
(http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/4372/catinbottle1qy8.jpg)

like this ?  :o


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2008, 11:28:25 AM
Jen better come to the NYC shows.

If she doesn't who knows what trouble I'll get myself into. Especially with xoxoch and Axeman there!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 05, 2008, 12:50:10 PM
Jen better come to the NYC shows.

If she doesn't who knows what trouble I'll get myself into. Especially with xoxoch and Axeman there!

yeah, beware of my bottled kitten


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 07, 2008, 12:38:25 PM
14 days to go !!!!!! omg, I have to start thinking what I'm gonna wear  :rolleyes
(most likely pn08 merch on the second night)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: ZeppelinDT on May 08, 2008, 08:37:55 AM
14 days to go !!!!!! omg, I have to start thinking what I'm gonna wear  :rolleyes
(most likely pn08 merch on the second night)

I think I'll wear ALL of my DT shirts at once.  y'know... like... in layers.
At least I won't get cold =)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on May 08, 2008, 11:53:40 AM
Well I'll wear a prognation shirt on the 2nd night most likely, but like with most days what I wear the first night is left to whatever is on the top of my shirt pile that day.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on May 09, 2008, 02:31:03 PM
holy crap are we down to two weeks???

shit shit i have to make plans.

too bad axeman cant' come at all now :(


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: ZeppelinDT on May 09, 2008, 03:17:24 PM
too bad axeman cant' come at all now :(

wow.
That is unfortunate.... although, it sounds more like a personal problem that he probably wouldn't want discussed on a public message board...


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on May 12, 2008, 03:09:44 AM
too bad axeman cant' come at all now :(

wow.
That is unfortunate.... although, it sounds more like a personal problem that he probably wouldn't want discussed on a public message board...

:lol

i was more concerned about nick's plans now that he and bill won't be together.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 12, 2008, 11:53:38 AM
I'm already starting to keep rechecking my tickets and reservations all the time!

I'm not scared of much in general, but I keep having this nightmare that I find out my plane's gonna be leaving in like an hour and I haven't even started packing yet. Maybe that's also because I'm so incredibly busy at the moment. I think the first time I'll be able to decently think about this trip is when I'm on the plane. Then I'll plug in my mp3 player and r e l a x !!!

Wooooaaahhh a week to go!!


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on May 12, 2008, 12:53:46 PM
Nick is still very sad at the loss of Bill. :(

Haven't seen him since October and was really looking forward to hanging out again. Also don't know if I'll alter my transportation plans any because of this.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Cecilia on May 19, 2008, 08:44:32 AM
I'm gonna try to make it to the meetup on Wednesday, but I don't know yet if I'm going to the show on Wednesday.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on May 20, 2008, 08:23:56 PM
Okay, I'll be at the Iguana place at 4 on Wednesday. I'll be wearing the Chaos in Motion album cover tour shirt. If anyone wants my cell number message me before noon.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on May 21, 2008, 05:47:22 AM
aigit blah, a few hours to go.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 21, 2008, 08:45:33 AM
alright, Ill also be at the iguana place  ;D

nick, I forgot my phone at home -- so very smart of me !!

I haven't decided yet what I'm gonna wear, but I already conquered some cool stuff at h&m earlier, and now I'll be trooping out again.. and enjoy the new york sun  ;D

see you later then  ;D



Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: richb on May 21, 2008, 02:30:14 PM
I'll be there Thurs and I need a Fuckin DRINK(VFS,can I say that??hahaha) before the show,I'll be @ Iguana around 6pm!come up and introduce yourself.always willing to meet some cool people.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on May 21, 2008, 07:07:43 PM
I'll be there Thurs and I need a Fuckin DRINK(VFS,can I say that??hahaha) before the show,I'll be @ Iguana around 6pm!come up and introduce yourself.always willing to meet some cool people.

Sure can, and i need one too.

Stuck at home, 3.5 hours from NYC.

No meetup for me.:(


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on May 22, 2008, 12:01:48 AM
It was small today, but awesome. Everyone was very cool, and Xoxoch has a cool accent. :D

I'll be at the bar at like 4 again tomorrow.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on May 22, 2008, 05:09:31 AM
Glad you all had fun :)

Also glad the setlists don't interest me much so far, though I"m jealous you guys got As I Am and Endless Sacrifice... two of my favorite DT songs. :(


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on May 22, 2008, 07:18:56 AM
i wasn't too interested in the setlist last night, hopefully it'll be better tonight.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 22, 2008, 12:36:29 PM
I liked last nights setlist a lot, except for the ministry of lost souls, which I just can't listen to at the moment. also I thought john p's guitar was oddly out of tune in that song. I definitely loved the medley!! well we'll see what'll come up tonight.

the iguana meetup was great, I'll be there again.. (we'll discuss the accent thing, nick  :D) but I'll first check out the mp instore appearnce and then head over to the iguana bar, so I'm aiming at around 5.

btw, nick tought me how to pronounce my screenname correctly: it's "so-sok"  :rollin I think that sounds like a star wars name!!





Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Matt Gillis on May 22, 2008, 01:38:16 PM
I liked last nights setlist a lot, except for the ministry of lost souls, which I just can't listen to at the moment. also I thought john p's guitar was oddly out of tune in that song. I definitely loved the medley!! well we'll see what'll come up tonight.

the iguana meetup was great, I'll be there again.. (we'll discuss the accent thing, nick  :D) but I'll first check out the mp instore appearnce and then head over to the iguana bar, so I'm aiming at around 5.

btw, nick tought me how to pronounce my screenname correctly: it's "so-sok"  :rollin I think that sounds like a star wars name!!





 :lol Just don't let Jabba steal you away as a slave!

Around here we are having the IIHF, which is the world hockey championships. It's basically the same thing as they do with hockey at the Olympics. Anyway, there are TONNES of fans kicking around from Latvia, Germany, Finland, Norway, etc. You name it, we have it pretty much. So I've been well aquainted with accents over the past few days. The most common question I am asked: "Can you point me in the direction of a bar?"  :lol I'm pretty sure I can now determine that question in any sort of accent  :lol

And unlike VFS, I am very jealous of not being there!  :rant Besides meeting all of you guys (which would rock!) I probably haven't even seen a single band that is playing there. Oh well, I'll venture down to New York someday to do it  :metal


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on May 23, 2008, 12:26:17 AM
I can't even begin to say how cool these shows were or how nice it was to meet everyone I did, I'll try and get some info in this weekend. :D


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: VFS on May 23, 2008, 03:35:19 AM
well now i feel sick that i missed that second show. first ever live performance of repentence ...*with akerfeldt*? misunderstood? forsaken? erotomania? voices? EVERYTHING I WANTED AND DIDN"T GET IN ALBANY WAS PLAYED DURING THE COURSE OF THE TWO NYC SHOWS.

yup, that fucking hurts.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: ZeppelinDT on May 23, 2008, 11:51:16 AM
I wish I could've made the meet-ups and met more people... :(

Stupid job.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on May 23, 2008, 12:35:44 PM
But you met me, and that had to have filled you awesomeness quotient for this month.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 24, 2008, 11:44:07 AM
I just arrived home! I had such a brilliant time in new york!! because of the shows (the second night was totally insane, imo) and because of you guys that I had the great pleasure to meet and because of the city in general  :metal :metal

so...
THANKS DT
(http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/6729/mg5903copynu9.jpg)
(this sinister pic was taken at the mp in-store appearance)
THANKS GUYS
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/9219/mg5906copyfx8.jpg)
esp. nick and zero, you are the very coolest (and the tshirts you wear :D)
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/928/mg5908copyjf7.jpg)
and rich for making this the best dt show I've ever been at
THANKS NYC
(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/7092/mg5824copyjz7.jpg)
for blazing like that !!!!

 :metal :metal :metal :metal

the only downside: no charlie  :'(





Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on May 24, 2008, 02:54:45 PM
I just arrived home! I had such a brilliant time in new york!! because of the shows (the second night was totally insane, imo) and because of you guys that I had the great pleasure to meet and because of the city in general  :metal :metal

so...
THANKS DT


 :metal :metal :metal :metal

the only downside: no charlie  :'(





Hey it was great meeting you and Rick, hope to see you again sometime :)

PS. I did really enjoy 3 this time around, i take the shit talking back :)
Though BTBAM is terrible still.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: richb on May 24, 2008, 08:46:58 PM
Quote from xoxoch;and rich for making this the best dt show I've ever been at
THANKS NYC)



I had a great time also.It was really cool meeting all of you forum members,even the webmaster from the Brazilian J.P. forum was there with his girlfriend and so we finally found him after a number of text messages right xoxoch...
Portnoys wife was very cool and J.P. himself waved a few times,i'll be seeing him again next month!
That show was INSANE with a real killer setlist and the BEERS,ohhhh mannnnn! Damnnnnnnnnnnnnn!
thx again guys  ;-p


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 25, 2008, 11:12:21 AM
right rich, I've got a couple of cool pics with alexandre (the brasilian text message hero) - I'll sent them out on myspace  :metal


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: charliedominici on May 25, 2008, 01:54:09 PM
Sounds like you guys had a blast!

Sorry I missed it!
:(


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2008, 01:57:34 PM
Don't even know where to start with things, how cool both nights were and what a great trip this was.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: zerogravityfat on May 26, 2008, 11:29:28 AM
hey xoxoch, can you upload a bigger version of the group photo? kthnxbye.


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 26, 2008, 11:47:23 AM
sure, here's some larger pics:

If you want them full size just pm me your email addy

(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/4514/mg5906copyjo1.jpg)

from day 1: (I'm pissed it came out blurry, but if you print it out in b/w you don't notice the blurriness that much)

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/2526/mg5872copyxo6.jpg)

also nice:

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9859/img5916copyss7.jpg)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 26, 2008, 11:52:04 AM
Sounds like you guys had a blast!

Sorry I missed it!
:(

SHAME ON YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!  :bagelbill


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: Matt Gillis on May 26, 2008, 01:23:39 PM
Wow it sounds like you guys had a blast, I'm sure it would have been great to be there!

I am continuously inspired to make a trip to New York thanks to these forums (is that good or bad?  :justjen: ) for reasons like this. Would there be any big events like this going on during the summer? I'd love an excuse to see all of you guys, and I still have to check DT off my "bands to see" list. I've contemplated taking another roadtrip to Montreal to see them, but it'd probably be just as cheap to go to New York, and any extra money would be worth seeing you guys and stuff. Your thoughts?


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 27, 2008, 11:38:37 AM
I guess the next big thing would be LTE, which I would die for if I could go  <3 but I can't really complain can I ??  ;)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: richb on May 27, 2008, 06:14:37 PM
I guess the next big thing would be LTE, which I would die for if I could go  <3 but I can't really complain can I ??  ;)

actually something almost better than that which i won't get into right now.BUT if you were in N.Y. i'd give you Charlie's ticket(and i have 2) to see LTE because i don't think he'll make that gig.(he's way busy)


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 28, 2008, 12:57:50 PM
I guess the next big thing would be LTE, which I would die for if I could go  <3 but I can't really complain can I ??  ;)

actually something almost better than that which i won't get into right now.BUT if you were in N.Y. i'd give you Charlie's ticket(and i have 2) to see LTE because i don't think he'll make that gig.(he's way busy)

that's soooo sweet of you! ok, I'll come!!!!!!


wait... damn... *gets pulled back to reality*  :'(










Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: richb on May 28, 2008, 01:29:17 PM
I guess the next big thing would be LTE, which I would die for if I could go  <3 but I can't really complain can I ??  ;)

actually something almost better than that which i won't get into right now.BUT if you were in N.Y. i'd give you Charlie's ticket(and i have 2) to see LTE because i don't think he'll make that gig.(he's way busy)

that's soooo sweet of you! ok, I'll come!!!!!!


wait... damn... *gets pulled back to reality*  :'(

hahahaha.your soooo funny  ;-p
btw;remember you thought i had something like 20 posts..
well,i'm getting there!hahaha
you Rock!












Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: xoxoch on May 30, 2008, 10:55:43 AM
I wasn't intending to be funny  :'( :'(



... ok, maybe I was  ;D

nevertheless, I'd  <3 to see that show with you !! I miss you, man !!

concerning your post count: xoxoch and mathematics (incl. numerical values) is like oil and water, like fire and ice, like a fragrant public toilet ...


Title: Re: Prognation NYC meetup - Wed and Thurs - May 21 & 22
Post by: richb on May 30, 2008, 05:54:45 PM
hummm,it's all good.
reading your last paragraph(Now thats funny)
BTW'miss u 2... :beer