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October 26, 2001 at 8:36 pm #44727
I posted my Mudhoney Experience in the BHS thread, but I figured some people might have skipped over it, since it was off topic….So I started this new thread
"Last August Mudhoney was playing two dates, Aug. 30th in L.A. and Aug. 31st in San Diego (21+)…I went to the show in L.A., it was like a 3 hour drive from my house, and I met Mark Arm outside before the show…I told him I lived in San Diego and that I couldn’t attend the show the next night cause I wasnt old enough, so I had to drive up there to see them…He was very nice to me, and very apologetic…He told me to come down to the show the next night if I could make it and talk to him…So, of course I went down there and waited outside for him to get there….When he got there, I talked to him, and he sent the band members out 1 by 1 to chat with me for like 5 minutes, what a great experience, ALL of them were VERY nice guys…After Dan Peters came out and talked to me, he told me to wait and he would send Mark Arm back out for me …When Mark came out, he said ‘come on in with us’, so I went in, and it was me and mudhoney alone in the club….Mark said since I wasn’t able to attend the show that night, they were going to do a soundcheck for me….So they played one song, and then security asked me to leave, and Steve Turner was like ‘No, he’s with us’…Then they played two more songs, and talked to me in between…They asked me what I wanted them to play, and they were very cool guys…
Sorry for ranting, heh
The greatest night of my life, it ruled"
Have you met a band (or like me, your idols [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img] )? If so, share the story…October 26, 2001 at 8:40 pm #66045
BTW, I was going to post this in the ‘Best Concert Experience’ thread, but I figured I would create my own, and make it related to experience and or mudhoney….
Are there any other Mudhoney fans around here?October 26, 2001 at 9:54 pm #66046
Cool story, gotta love a band that makes an effort like that…must have been amazing!!!
We did have a thread like this one before some people posted to…
But now people can just post their experiences here.
Definitely up for any concert reviews anyone out there feels like putting up here…always great to check out whats happening elsewhere. The meeting of your idol/hero deal is always cool to read!!
This is the link to Jarons best concert ever thread
[ October 26, 2001: Message edited by: Another Girl Another Planet ]
[ October 26, 2001: Message edited by: Another Girl Another Planet ]</p>October 26, 2001 at 10:42 pm #66047
I sorta hate meeting people I admire, because I don’t want to come off all groupie-like, or "hey I’m you’re biggest fan! Talk to me!". Usually I’m too shy or can’t think of anything intelligent to say….
Anyways I’ve met a few….
After a NIN concet back in, I guess, ’94 or ’95, I got Trent Reznor’s autograph… I hate autographs, they’re so cheezy!…we decided to hang out for awhile outside and then joined a bunch of people getting autographs…I think I might have said "great show" or something. He was very polite to everyone, kept thanking them; really quiet.
In ’96 I met Paul Leary and Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers after their show. We were talking to Paul Leary first, he was really nice. Then crazy Gibby came out. It was exactly as I would have imagined him…rambling on, obviously drunk or high on something…he was really funny…we took pictures with him but he wouldn’t let me or my friend look at the camera. We have two different shots with him covering our faces.
About 2 years ago, after a Frank Black show, my friend’s little sister ending up talking to him and I joined them and we all got a photo with him. I can’t remember if I said anything to him…I was really drunk. I remember he was really nice though.
In ’96 I met Robert Smith and some other guys from The Cure. I was SO excited…they’ve been one of my favorite bands since I was 12. I got my Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album signed by Robert, Roger and Perry. (Okay autographs aren’t that cheesy if it’s Robert Smith!) [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] Roger and Perry were the sweetest guys. Simon Gallop went straight to the tour bus and didn’t talk to anyone. I was the second person to approach Robert. He acted REALLY weird. Really spaced out, eyes darting all around, seemed extremely nervous. My friend Cindy met him a little while after I did and he seemed a little more relaxed. We got a photo with him looking pretty freaked out.
That’s all I can think of for now.. sorry for babbling. [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
[ October 26, 2001: Message edited by: staingirl ]</p>October 26, 2001 at 11:57 pm #66048
Staingirl, I know what you mean. [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
I hate when people are like ‘I love you, i’m your biggest fan, your my entire life’ ect. When I meet "celebrities" [img]images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] , I try to just say ‘hello’ and see where the conversation goes from there…
One thing I try to do is not make them sound more important than me, or else you get nowhere…The second you start saying how much better they are then everyone else, they just laugh at you and walk away…(unless your going to see nsync or someone who is in it for the money, girls, ect. cause they already know theyre better then everyone, especially their fans [img]images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] )
When I met Mark Arm in L.A. for the first time, he was in a wig shop with Steve trying on wigs…They were joking around with each other, it was a blast…
[ October 26, 2001: Message edited by: Cale ]</p>October 27, 2001 at 10:35 pm #66049
This Thursday, after an excellent in-store gig in an Amsterdam record-store I had a sort talk with Ryan Adams, it went like this:
dB: ‘Thanks for three great shows in a years time’
RA: ‘Thank you’, and looks at me closely…
RA: ‘You were the guy wearing that Waco Bros T last week…’
RA; ‘love that band, great guys, great music, but I gotta leave now, they’re going to kill me for arriving late….’
and after a firm handshake he jumps into a taxi to head off to some TV-studio to make a very short appearance in a famous Dutch late-night show….October 28, 2001 at 1:06 pm #66050
yeah, when I stood on the stage next to J after the gig yesterday (I posted a review in the J and the Fog tour Forum) nothing more intelligent came to my mind than asking for an autograph (not cheesy at all if it’s J!) and mumbling something like "great show".
He seemed willing to spend some time with the people after the show, he even signed some girls’ arms or backs. But in that moment I couldn’t think of any topic to talk with him, grrrr.October 28, 2001 at 5:57 pm #66051
…i love music! I cant live without it! I started to listed to "my" music sinse i was twelve…BUT i never wanted to meet anybody!I really never had idols or heroes never care to talk to anybody or even asked for an autograph! I felt that i had no reason of doing this…
Of course i had "favorite" groups or singers but never "idols" I was happy when i saw them play but nothing else…
…with J is diffirent…he is the only one i ever wanted to meet…i guess that s why i feel his music so close to me…but i really dont need an "ordinary" conversation…
…i want to spent a little time with him …share moments…even become friends…
…dreams or not …music travelling and passion(dealing with feelings)worth it… [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]October 28, 2001 at 6:19 pm #66052
Through the years I have visited a lot of gigs in small venues, and was lucky enough to talk to a lot of the people I saw. Most of the time the ‘stars’ were all very glad you showed some interest, well, here’s a kind of top 10 of nice people I talked to or shook hands with:
1. Townes van Zandt (great stories, not neccisarily all true…)
2. Mike Watt (great guy, saw him after the Fog gig in Amsterdam last year, were I also said ‘hi’ to J. as he passed us)
3. Steve Earle (great stories about TvZ….)
4. Stacey Earle (Steve’s sister, after her solo gig in Amsterdam we ended up drinking a beer at the bar, and when we said goodbye she kissed me
5. Hazeldine and Neal Casal in a smoky blues-cafe in Amsterdam
6. All the guys from Wheat, great band, I was one of the very few people at their gig, we ended up drinking a few beers, before they had to get back to their tourbus to drive to Stockholm that night…
7. Paul Austin (with whom I had been e-mailing a couple of times already) and Robert Fisher from the Willard Grant Conspiracy, well, somehow I always seem to end up drinking a beer with the ‘stars’….
8. The Bielanko brothers from Marah, a great band from Philadelphia, support act to Steve Earle
9. Robert Proper-Shepard and Adam Franklin from Toshack Highway, another gig with a near-zero attendance….
10. Ryan Adams, only this Thursday, see somewhere earlier in this topic…..
[ October 28, 2001: Message edited by: den buck ]</p>October 29, 2001 at 10:40 am #66053
den buck-kissed by Steve Earle`s sister!that`s cool.
Watt `s a fun guy,he must have been cool to talk to,Adam Franklin-Allison will find that cool,so do I since we`re both Swervie fans,Townes would be awesome to me,more so since he`s no longer here.
Wheat once played here,I did`nt see them,but heard that they were cool.October 29, 2001 at 11:23 am #66054
den buck, great list! specially Van Zandt and Earle.
Don’t think I’ve ever met anybody famous. Unless peeing with the swedish king in an airport counts.October 29, 2001 at 4:29 pm #66055
Jeez, this is too weird. I’m not proud to admit it and don’t know how the hell it happened, but honest to god I had a conversation about Bill Gates’ penis size last night. Guess I could ask for that issue to be settled here, but oh well think I’ll refrain from doing it.
Anyways I talked to Robyn Hitchcock for a few mins after a solo gig some years ago.
Oh, and the swedish king is a moron.October 30, 2001 at 2:06 am #66056
<blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Robert:
<strong>Don’t think I’ve ever met anybody famous. Unless peeing with the swedish king in an airport counts.</strong><hr></blockquote>
We could start another topic here, peeing with famous people!
A couple of years ago I was attending an official iEuropean introduction of a new version of a quite well-known, not that good and stable operating system, I went to the loo, I looked to the left of me, and there was Bill Gates himself relieving himself… I waited ’til he had washed his hands, then we shook hands, he asked if we were working with his software, which I had to admit…. Then he remarked that the new version would be a big improvement, LIAR!!!!!!! [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
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