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Message 1973790 - Posted: 6 Jan 2019, 11:11:14 UTC
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Have you ever met your favorite band?

I think most people have heard of the Simple Minds' song "Don't you forget about me", but the band has had a lot of other good music. I met them backstage in 2002. This is me and the lead singer, Jim Kerr, and the drummer, Mel Gaynor --




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Message 1973864 - Posted: 6 Jan 2019, 20:04:28 UTC

Meeting My Favorite Band, that is impossible to do, as the Beatles broke up years ago and only Ringo and McCartney are still around.
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Message 1974029 - Posted: 7 Jan 2019, 8:48:46 UTC

Where to start.... Let's go with a few folks might know:
Queen, Johny Kid and the Pirates, U2, Runrig, Mike Oldfield, The Carnival Band (or at least one of its many itterations)
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Message 1974030 - Posted: 7 Jan 2019, 9:45:03 UTC - in response to Message 1974029.  

U2

So you met Bono?

I've seen Tori Amos several times in concert, and I am smitten with her, but I've never gotten to meet her.
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Message 1974032 - Posted: 7 Jan 2019, 11:12:14 UTC

...and The Edge :-)

(great guys, and "very Irish" in a good way)
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Message 1974033 - Posted: 7 Jan 2019, 11:14:43 UTC - in response to Message 1974032.  

Cool.
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Message 1974264 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 11:12:00 UTC

The closest I came to meeting Ozzy Osbourne was at a book signing for "I am Ozzy" at a Barnes & Noble. They had people winding up and down aisles around the building and out the front door, around the side and down for blocks. Michele & I stood outside in subzero temperatures for hours. People next to us in line would take turns holding our place while we went across the street to a hot cocoa place to keep warm. By the time I finally got up to get my book signed, I attempted to take a snapshot on my cell phone, and just as the camera was capturing the image, I was shoved by a security guard to move along and the picture came out as nothing but a blur. I'm still salty about that.

Ozzy was only supposed to sign the first 1000 books, but he stayed until every last person had their copy signed. Other than that, I have not had the pleasure of meeting any other of my favorite bands.
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Message 1974272 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 12:53:03 UTC - in response to Message 1974264.  

I was shoved by a security guard to move along and the picture came out as nothing but a blur. I'm still salty about that.

I'm really sorry to hear that.
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Message 1974340 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 18:54:34 UTC



YES! Well most of them. And a couple of bonus ones!
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Message 1974343 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 19:17:21 UTC - in response to Message 1974340.  

Great picture!!
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Message 1974378 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 23:18:51 UTC - in response to Message 1974272.  

I was shoved by a security guard to move along and the picture came out as nothing but a blur. I'm still salty about that.

I'm really sorry to hear that.


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Message 1974388 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 23:47:09 UTC - in response to Message 1974378.  

Makes me glad I paid for the Meet and Greet.
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Message 1974394 - Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 0:07:46 UTC - in response to Message 1974388.  

I bought backstage passes for OzzFest one year hoping to get a chance to meet Ozzy, but the backstage pass turned out to be nothing more than a backstage "tour" to see all the props that would be used on stage later. No band members from the multitude of bands there that year were available for meet and greet. I paid $666 for two backstage passes. Another reason to be salty.
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Message 1974399 - Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 0:18:47 UTC - in response to Message 1974394.  

Another reason to be salty.

Definitely. Wow.

Well, in my case, a friend with connections got me backstage.
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