Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby starchildmark » Wed May 05, 2010 6:22 pm

Ross awesome post mate, Posted from the heart and well worded i loved it :D :D :D
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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby kissmad76 » Wed May 05, 2010 11:25 pm

Oooooook before I write my review of my Birmingham M&G just wanted to sum it up first......F*CKN FANTASTIC!!

I hope I don’t bore you, but here it goes.........

All up there was about 12 of us and we all met at the box office at 6pm. Dean who runs it all gave us our laminates and told us to meet at the side of the stage (Tommy’s side) at 7:45. At about 7:50 we all made the walk backstage.....I was nervous as F*ck......the guy in front of me was repeating “oh shit oh shit”......he was quite nervous as well. As we are walking through, I saw Gene just standing at a door way......he is so intimidating in his full gear!! Just being backstage for me was something else. It’s an area of always wanted to see what it would be like. Dean gave us the sonic boom tour book and picks (in the package they sent us by mail had the old ALIVE 35 tour book and guitar picks). We were told as soon as Taking Dawn finish, thats when we start taking photo’s followed by autographs. Dean mentioned we shouldn’t take our own photo’s but said let someone else take them while you are getting your stuff signed....I didn’t care coz I was gonna get an individual pics with Gene and Paul no matter what!!

Anyway....Gene, Tommy and Eric where chattin with random ppl backstage waiting for Taking Dawn to finish. It was great just seeing them walking around casually chattin away (I am sad I know). The support band finished and it started. I walked up and there they were............... in all their glory. When Eric saw me he said “I’ve met you before”. He had not said this to anyone else in the group. I said yes it was in Melbourne 96 at the airport (I had sat with him & Bruce for about an hour at the airport and also met him when he was touring for ESP a year later in sydney). I couldn’t believe he remembered me. He told me later on that he has a very good memory. It was either he really did remember or he just said it randomly and he ended up getting it right. Either way, it made my day!
Got my photo and lined up again for autographs.

Paul was first...he said hi...I asked him if he was sick of the cold and wet weather yet. Surprisingly he said not at all and that he likes colder weather.

I then went to Tommy.....he was kool.....but then I asked him whether he was going to sing When Lightning strikes and that I thought it was one of the best songs on Sonic Boom.....well....his whole body language changed and his reply was a stiff “Oh well...maybe sometime during the tour but for now its Shock Me!!!”. He seemed annoyed and I kinda don’t blame him. He later came over just before the session ended and said “I hope you enjoy the show”!!

Next up...Gene. He was his usual smartass self. He asked me whether I agree that is a good looking man.......so I told him if I was gay I would hit on him, he smiled and signed my tourbook. I then asked him to sign another poster but address it to me and he f*cked it up. He put it on my head and it came out so bad that you wouldn’t be able to read it. That was annoying but I didn’t care too much coz I had got all 4 of them sign my tour book and got individual photo’s which will be framed and hung up on my lounge room wall.

All in all it was an amazing experience but way too quick. To be honest any amount of time would have been too quick.

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby summerhill1 » Thu May 06, 2010 5:34 pm

Hi KissMad...

Thanks for your detailed analysis of the M&G, It must have been a great experience. I hope it was worth the price...

As much as I really like Kiss, my favourite band is actually Kings X, You are probably saying who? Anyway there are a Blues Rock Trio from Houston Texas...Last Year I saw them in Wolverhampton and London...After the Wolverhampton show the band set up tables in the back of the hall and signed anything that you wanted signed free...I brought them a bottle of single malt and said you can keep the whisky, I just want the box back signed...Dug Pinnick (The singer / bassist) said come on and help us drink it...And I was invited to the dressing room area to sit and chat with the band and smoke some refer with them...That was a meet and greet I hope I never forget...

Wouldn't it be nice if Kiss gave that kind of access to their fans...
It's starting to hit me umm...like a, two ton heavy thing...

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby Maverick » Fri May 07, 2010 1:17 am

I'm sure that when they were same level as Kings X they probably did!

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby acesmiddlefinger » Fri May 07, 2010 2:42 pm

'Who knows where we'll be in the morning,i know we're here tonight'

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby kissmad76 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:20 pm

I agree with acesmiddlefinger....I saw several ppl backstage taking pics with Gene, Tommy and Eric. Good luck to them if they have the contacts to do it or if they get lucky on the night to experience it. This tour I witnessed about 4 ppl (all female by the way) who got backstage passes. Also if you met KISS at a hotel or out and about, they would take a pic and probably sign something as well. KISS don't need to do this especially when they charge through the nose for the M&G but they do. We can't expect KISS to give out backstage passes to all their fans?

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby RippingFleshFromBone » Sat May 08, 2010 1:45 pm

kissmad76...so just how long did it last from meeting the band to finish?

I'm glad you had a great experince but I really don't think for £900 the price can be justified...
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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby kissmad76 » Fri May 14, 2010 10:26 pm

Time backstage about 40 mins...actual meet about 25 mins.

I understand it costs a fortune and all that but everytime I stalked them back in the 90s i never ever got to meet Gene or Paul. Got Bruce, Ace & Eric but never Gene & Paul. i woiuld lawys levave just beore it or have to work that day but my mates always were lucky. I do feel guilty for paying that much but whenever I look at the photo, it puts a huge smile on my face!!! I don't spend much on merchandise so I spend it on the tour and stuff like this. I know I don't have to justify it but it is a lot of money and a part of me feels guilty but hey......I would probably would do it again if they came back to the UK!!!

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby Karl » Sat May 15, 2010 9:17 am

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby RippingFleshFromBone » Sat May 22, 2010 8:29 am

ACK!...It's Rock 'n' Roll!!

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby RippingFleshFromBone » Sun May 23, 2010 3:27 pm

ACK!...It's Rock 'n' Roll!!

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ACK!...It's Rock 'n' Roll!!

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