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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby Bay » Mon May 24, 2010 8:47 am

RippingFleshFromBone wrote:
AxeBass wrote:
RippingFleshFromBone wrote:So there's no mingling afterwards to get a few more things signed anymore or get pictures with them? I was under the impression that still happened? If not how many things would they sign when you met in the queue?


Yeah there is a chance for a second chat/photo after the queue. I went back up to Paul and he signed a couple more things for me and had another chat with TT.

You know it may be bloody expensive but it actually sounds pretty cool!!!!!

Hope you got some pics with them too...that's what I'd like more than anything!


Actually, after hearing there's only between 30 and 8 people at the meet n greets, and reading Axebass' review, i think it's well worth the money now.
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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby MrTufnel » Thu May 27, 2010 2:34 pm

Hey Guys!

Sorry for the really late come back, but I’ve been badly ‘kin ill!

Anyway .... wow! What a buzz!

There were only 5 of us at the Glasgow m&g so the 15-20 minutes was a perfect length of time.

Kicked off by getting our signed programmes, guitar pics and posters. We hung about for a few minutes and got briefed on what would happen.
The guys came in for the picture and immediately started having a laugh. The band looked like they were having as good as, if not a better time
than the rest of us! :D When I went up I made a comment about feeling small at the best of times, at which point Paul had said that’s why they
had Eric, who then proceeded to ruffle my head and laugh at me.

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After the pics, the guys hang around and signed our stuff took individual pictures and chatted with us. Eric is such a nice guy, and the one that I was probably most excited to see as I was a fan of his before I was a KISS fan. He seemed surprised that I had brought a Brian May '98 tour programme for him to sign. They seemed like they would sign as much as you liked and were so welcoming. Paul seemed to make a quick exit, but hung around the door and was more than happy to come in for a picture when I asked. I think he just likes time to himself before he goes on.

For those interested I got Gene to sign his KISS Solo LP & Sonic Boom, Paul the same, Eric a Brian May tour programme & Sonic Boom and Tommy an Black N Blue LP & Sonic Boom. They all also signed a birthday card for my cousin, which is going to make me a 'kin legend! :lol:

Anyway .... wow. What an experience. Well timed and organised without feeling rushed or anything.

I know we paid enough, but I still thanked them for doing it. They made us feel welcome and made sure we got what we wanted from it.

Oh ... the only two down points were 1) I asked Paul to sign his album “To Ross”, he said yeah sure, but didn’t :( 2)On the way out Tommy slapped my
arm and told me to enjoy the show, which would have been fine if I hadn’t just had my upper arm tattoo finished the night before! Lol!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby Pete » Thu May 27, 2010 2:45 pm

MrTufnel wrote:Hey Guys!

Sorry for the really late come back, but I’ve been badly ‘kin ill!

Anyway .... wow! What a buzz!

There were only 5 of us at the Glasgow m&g so the 15-20 minutes was a perfect length of time.

Kicked off by getting our signed programmes, guitar pics and posters. We hung about for a few minutes and got briefed on what would happen.
The guys came in for the picture and immediately started having a laugh. The band looked like they were having as good as, if not a better time
than the rest of us! :D When I went up I made a comment about feeling small at the best of times, at which point Paul had said that’s why they
had Eric, who then proceeded to ruffle my head and laugh at me.

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After the pics, the guys hang around and signed our stuff took individual pictures and chatted with us. Eric is such a nice guy, and the one that I was probably most excited to see as I was a fan of his before I was a KISS fan. He seemed surprised that I had brought a Brian May '98 tour programme for him to sign. They seemed like they would sign as much as you liked and were so welcoming. Paul seemed to make a quick exit, but hung around the door and was more than happy to come in for a picture when I asked. I think he just likes time to himself before he goes on.

For those interested I got Gene to sign his KISS Solo LP & Sonic Boom, Paul the same, Eric a Brian May tour programme & Sonic Boom and Tommy an Black N Blue LP & Sonic Boom. They all also signed a birthday card for my cousin, which is going to make me a 'kin legend! :lol:

Anyway .... wow. What an experience. Well timed and organised without feeling rushed or anything.

I know we paid enough, but I still thanked them for doing it. They made us feel welcome and made sure we got what we wanted from it.

Oh ... the only two down points were 1) I asked Paul to sign his album “To Ross”, he said yeah sure, but didn’t :( 2)On the way out Tommy slapped my
arm and told me to enjoy the show, which would have been fine if I hadn’t just had my upper arm tattoo finished the night before! Lol!! :lol: :lol:


Sounds like you had a blast.

Hope you feel better now too...
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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby grunge » Thu May 27, 2010 9:20 pm

Yeah, hope you're better now & thanks for posting the review mate.

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Postby MrTufnel » Fri May 28, 2010 1:16 am

Thanks guys! I'm fine now. Things were just made worse by my day to day medical BS! Am cool now.

Meant to say ... we bumped in to Doc McGee on the way out of the meet and greet! Made me feel tall :D

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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby MrTufnel » Fri May 28, 2010 1:24 am

kissmad76 wrote:
MrTufnel wrote:I'm doing Glasgow M&G on Sunday.


So how did it go? I think I walked past you when you were standing at the box office and was going to come over and say hi but I think you were receiving your
pass and stuff so i went to get a drink and you were gone by the time i got back.

You gonna post a review? Would be good to compare my review with someone else's.


You should've just come over mate .... I would've got a round in!! :D
If you see me at a gig, just come over and say hi :)
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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby Alli » Fri May 28, 2010 3:35 pm

Well My husband Barry and I had Meet N Greet in Manchester, but we didnt pay M&G prices! We bought Premium Tickets (which were costly enough for us on our limited money right now!) and we were the lucky couple who got upgraded to M&G!! It was a wonderful experience, totally exciting and amazing. I cannot say enough good things about Tommy Thayer and Gene Simmons.. both were very easy to talk to, accomodating and kind. Gene asked me where I was from as I don't have a British accent.. I told him Kentucky and that it was his fault I was over here! I told him about meeting Barry on the KOL forum back in 01-02.. and he was very interested. He told me to write it down and send it in to KOL which I did and it was published in the letters recently.. (it is easier if you go read it than for me to type it all here.. I am very long winded and it would take ages..lol) Tommy was so kind and he blew me a kiss and hugged me. When we went up for our photo taken, Gene grabbed me and pulled me to his chest and started grinding against me.. LOL I didnt know what to say.. I just sort of stood there..lol Then we took a couple more pics and Gene put his arm around my neck.. lol Eric said he liked my necklace (a Star) i showed them all my pic of my baby girl Starr and they oohed and ahhed and asked her age and name etc..(they also signed the pic for me). I hugged them all and they were so lovely... Then when they came round to sign stuff.. I asked Paul for a kiss.. he said he couldn't (makeup) but blew me a kiss. it was WOW! He didnt stay long, as he likes to have time before the show.. Eric seemed peeved about something and he didnt seem all that friendly, which was a bit of a disappointment.. not rude, but not really talkative or friendly. Tommy was lovely, he chatted and was so gracious. Gene was great, I really enjoyed talking to him. He signed a poster for me and he put it over my face to sign it lol Then he bent me over to sign another one on my back.. he said no..you are too low down.. I need you up higher ;) I then yelled for a step stool! LOL All in all it was a fabulous experience.. we had front row seats on Gene's side and the show was absolutely Brilliant!!! It was a once in a lifetime experience and I will never forget it!! :D
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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby Bay » Fri May 28, 2010 6:18 pm

Or just cheat and copy and paste it Alli, it's a great Kiss story! :D
KISSin leads to Marriage..... I am a huge KISS fan, and so is My husband Barry. I am American from Kentucky and he is British from Kent, England but living in Wales. 4000 miles apart but KISS brought us together. We met in the chat room on KISSONLINE back in late 2001. We chatted and became friends, Barry was known as A KISS ELDER and I was Babydoll. We met a lot of fellow KISS fans and made new friends, but we sensed there was something more between us. We talked in the chat room and then on messenger and got to know each other better. We exchanged photos and sent a couple of letters in the mail. We did voice chat so we could hear each other's accents and also phone calls when money allowed. Barry said we should meet, I said yes we should. So I said well I can come over... The thing was, I had no passport and had never even been on a plane before! I am from a tiny town in Kentucky, called Brownsville. People there just generally don't travel far, especially my family. I was 24 and falling in love so I said SURE I will come over. So I had to get a passport and book plane tickets and face airports and travelling alone.. a totally new experience. I was not scared or nervous particularly, though my family were and didn't want me to go. I knew Barry was a great guy, even though we had yet to see each other in person. So I booked tickets and planned for 2 weeks in the UK. My Son, Joshua was 7 at the time and he stayed with his Dad. My Dad drove me to the airport and had tears in his eyes as I walked through to Security.. I was just excited because Barry meant so much to me. I didn't really think to be nervous..it never occured to me! The plane ride from Nashville to Philadelphia wasn't that long, but walking around the airport was a bit daunting as it was so big! But I found where I was going and had no problems. I then boarded the plane for Manchester, England. The flight was long and I was too excited to think of sleep! I was hearing everyone's accents and they were hearing my Southern drawl..I felt a bit conspicuous! But I was so looking forward to seeing Barry. We had chatted for several months and this was what we had been waiting for. I arrived at the gate and he was there, looking great in his leather jacket. I just walked right up to him and we kissed and kissed. I had 2 great weeks in the UK, we did some sight seeing and went out to eat and mostly just spent all our time together. When it was time for me to return to the US, Barry said he didn't want me to go... Ever. So I went back for 3 weeks, sorted out my affairs, and came back.. that was June 2002 and I have been here ever since. My son Josh, didn't want to move abroad and leave his Dad and grandparents, friends or school.. So as much as it hurt me, I had to respect what he wanted and he stayed with his Dad. (It is something I still have trouble dealing with, but he is a wonderful young man and we have a great relationship.) I had to sort out all my Visas and such and we decided to get married! So as our first meeting in person was on May 25, 2002, we decided to get married on May 24, 2003. We had a lovely wedding and a short stay in Scotland for a honeymoon. Barry had seen KISS in concert many times, but I had never had the chance. So when we found out they were playing Download Festival at Donington, we had to get tickets!!! That was my first time seeing KISS live and they blew me away!! We had managed to get ourselves very close to the front, about 3 rows back in a huge crowd of about 60,000. It was tremendous and I don't think I stopped screaming through the whole show! I couldn't wait to see them again. We found that DRESSED TO KILL the KISS Tribute band (The World's Longest running..20 years and counting) were playing within driving distance of us and decided to check them out. They are phenomenal and really do KISS proud. We met them and have been lucky enough to become friends with them. They give us a great KISS fix to keep us going! In August 2009, Barry and I welcomed our first baby together, a little girl named Nia Starr. She is a true Starr and loves to rock and roll (sometimes all night!) She has KISS tee shirts and little onesies too and always loves to hear KISS music. We are training her up right! When it was announced that KISS were playing the UK in 2010, we KNEW we had to see them as much as we could. Sadly, Barry lost his Father, whom he was extremely close to, in late 2009 and was still feeling the depression and grief. But he said to me, we should do a Meet and Greet, it is a once in a lifetime experience and we should live life to the fullest.. So we looked into the Meet and Greet Experience. But with a new baby and all the bills we had inherited with the house after we lost my Father in law, we just couldn't afford to pay for the Meet and Greet. So we said we would go for the Premium Ticket package as 2 people from each show would be upgraded, and who knows we may get lucky. Either way, we would have front row seats and a fantastic show! So when I got the email confirmation saying we had MEET AND GREET I nearly passed out!!! I couldn't believe it. We saw KISS in Liverpool on May 4th and were blown away, it was a smaller venue and not sold out, but a killer show and really whetted our appetites for our Meet and Greet in 6 days time...... So the day finally arrives for our Meet and Greet, May 10, 2010 in Manchester, England. We got lost trying to find the Arena.. we parked in a car park that was at least half a mile away though we didn't realize it...We had been told on email to meet at the Box office at 6pm and don't be late..Well we were late. The parking attendant said the arena was a 5 or 10 minute walk away... well it was now 10 minutes til 6......so we said are you sure? He said oh yes you will make it. So we paid our £10 to park and started looking for the arena. It was VERY far.. and we had to RUN... Thank Goodness I hadn't worn the heels I had worn to Liverpool or there is NO way I could have run! So we RAN..and then we finally got to the Arena.. only to be told the box office was in the train station.....more running and stairs.. At least I was getting my exercise..for the MONTH!! We found the window for the Premium ticket packages and checked in. The lady gave us Early Entry passes and told us that Dean Snowden (whom we were told to meet at 6) was around someplace and just wait and he would be back. So we found him, told him we were for Meet and Greet but sorry we had been late. He said we already have everyone for the Meet and Greet.. and I said.no.. WE are for Meet and Greet and showed him email and waiver form we had signed. He looked at them and said ok, and gave us our wristbands and Meet and Greet passes. I asked if there was a problem and he said not anything you have done, not your fault, you get to meet the band so you are good. Woohoo..we were in! So we had an hour to wait. We had some food and texted friends to say where we were and what time we were going to meet KISS. It was so exciting. We met up with our friends in DRESSED TO KILL who were in full makeup and costume and then went to wait for our escort backstage! We were ushered down a corridor to wait, everyone was smiling and chatty and excited to meet KISS. of course! So we waited there a few minutes and then we were taken to a room with a backdrop that said Sonic Boom.. wow, we would be meeting KISS in a few minutes and have our photos taken right there!! The atmosphere was one of excitement, I suppose there were 25 or 30 people there so it was not as big as I had expected. We waited and at one point everyone went quiet.. you could hear a pin drop for just a minute... and soon KISS walked in! Everyone cheered and screamed and whistled! Wow, there they were, our musical heroes, the reason that Barry and I were together, the reason we have our Beautiful little Starr.. They were stood right in front of us, in full makeup and costume and it was breathtaking........... We waited our turn for our photos to be taken, and I walked over to hug Tommy and then Paul.. I showed them an 8x10 photo of Starr in her KISS tee shirt and they all oohed and aahed... Paul asked how old she is and what her name is. I said Starr and he liked that. We took a photo or 2 and I moved to stand in front of Eric, I asked him if I could have a hug and he said of course! So I hugged him and he commented on my necklace and said he really liked it. (It was a Star necklace to commemorate our daughter) I then looked up at Gene Simmons, larger than life!!! I think I said GENE!! and he pressed me to his chest and that was thrilling!! We turned around for photos and Gene put his arm around my neck.. the photos are amazing! Then we moved to get back in line to wait for the guys to come and autograph our items. Paul was first and Barry just kept saying wow, Paul Stanley is right there.......it was so amazing. He was gracious and lovely and he blew me a kiss after he signed our posters and cd and our picture of Starr. Next we met Tommy and he signed our things and chatted for a few moments. I told him my friend loved him and he said thank you to her, he was such a gentleman and just so very lovely. He blew me a kiss as well which was so nice! Next we met Eric, and he signed our items and chatted briefly before moving on. It was an amazing experience. Finally we met Gene, and he was so so nice. I was afraid I would be incoherent with excitement, but Gene was actually very easy to talk to and he picked up on my accent and asked me where I was from. So I told him, Kentucky... he said wow, Kentucky. I said Yes and it is YOUR fault I am here and I told him I had met Barry on KOL. He said really? Have you written this down? I said no. He said do it, Write it down and send it to me. I said I had tried once on KOL but hadn't gotten through. He said well Explore it.. send it. So Here I am.. and that is OUR story.. Gene Asked.. so he Shall Receive! Meeting KISS was a dream come true for both Barry and myself, and now 2 days later we are still recovering! It was magical and surreal, amazing and awesome. The concert was absolutely the best show I have ever seen. We had front row seats on Gene's side of the stage and I don't think I stopped screaming all night. I sang along on every song (badly, but still) and It was truly an AWESOME show. This was a once in a lifetime experience for us, if we ever got to meet KISS again, of course that would be wonderful..but if we don't we still have the legacy of their fantastic music, the memories of the AMAZING concerts we have been to and most of all we have the AWESOME memories of Meeting and Greeting the Hottest Band in the World.......................KISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby acesmiddlefinger » Sat May 29, 2010 1:14 pm

Some brilliant stories here,the obvious excitement comes across in all the M&G reviews.To all those who did a meet n greet thanks for posting,those memories will stay with you forever!!
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Re: Sonic Boom Meet & Greet Reviews

Postby rockhead » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:18 pm

Read here complete report about my KISS Meet & Greet, with video & many photo's! :D
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