Travel Channel: Insane Coaster Wars

Monday, July 9, 2012 10:53 PM

LuvRaptor said:

Tatts are addicting I swear they put crack in them to make you want more!

Jo

After I got my first tat, I jumped off the chair and told my husband I wanted another one. Perhaps there is something to your theory. Now I want one on my shoulder since the rest of my back is pretty much covered. *laugh* need that symmetry!

So, since you're a huge Montu fan, what exactly is a Montu/what does Montu mean? I should know this about my favorite invert, but I've been slacking.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:08 AM

On the show, the over-the-top announcer, said Montu was an African (Egyptian?) mythical god/creature that was half-man, half-hawk..if I'm remembering correctly..I did not record the show.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:18 AM

bunky666 said:

My summers mainly consist of coasters and DMB shows (though not this year due to conflicting events), so I just got a Schwarzkopf-inspired loop and coaster train with a fire dancer in the middle of the loop, carnival style letters spelling out DMB at the top of the loop, and my signature quote from below in the loop track. I originally wanted a cute little loop on my shoulder and a cute little firedancer with a quote from DMB, but the tattoo artist drew up this beastly backpiece with all my favorite things in one design, and I had to have it. If I knew how to link stuff, I'd link a pic of it. I love it, and I love that it makes me feel like I do when I ride coasters: brave, free, and a little badass.

And that was totally off topic again. Darn squirrel.

Speaking of squirrels, I'll stray even further off topic and make sure you and the other DMB fans on here (I know there's several) know..and you're probably WAY ahead of me...that they'll be headlining this year's Farm Aid concert with Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and John Mellencamp. Why am I even mentioning this on a coaster forum? Because, although it's usually a mid-Western deal, this year it's at Hershey! It's in September..don't have the exact date handy, but I believe tickets are on sale Friday.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:27 PM

bunky666 said:

My summers mainly consist of coasters and DMB shows (though not this year due to conflicting events)

Wait... What???

There can't be 2 of us here. I had no idea.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:30 PM

Mike Gallagher said:

Speaking of squirrels, I'll stray even further off topic and make sure you and the other DMB fans on here (I know there's several) know..and you're probably WAY ahead of me...that they'll be headlining this year's Farm Aid concert

Actually, it's not full band, it's just Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds playing acoustic duets of DMB songs (and some solo stuff). I thoroughly enjoy D&T and might do Farm Aid, but I want to see how the rumored full band fall tour plays out. I want to head to VA again, and there's only so many days I can head east without the wife complaining. :)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:33 PM

Not beeing a Matthews fan (haven't really been exposed to much of their music), I didn't realize that. I have no thought of going, but if I did, it'd be for Mellencamp (somewhat of a sorta fan) and Young (simply wouldn't mind seeing him)

Is the event in the Hershey Arena, Giant Center, or the Stadium? (I do think there's three venues there by the park )

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:09 PM

Stadium. That's where most of their concerts wind up. DMB just played there a few weeks ago, and had to cut it short because of the oncoming storm.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:44 PM

Josh, I cannot even fully reply to this because you have blown my mind with the awesomeness of being able to go see Dave after all if I can get tickets, and I am too excited to form further coherent thought.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:15 PM

I've got show #4 (and maybe 5/6 if I do N2 and CMAC) of the summer this weekend. :) Show 6 or 7 if I do Farm Aid. Farm Aid tickets start at $35, and the highest tickets are $65 so it's not terrible at all.

What venues have you seen them play? I've seen them in 5 different states and done some of the big venues (Charlottesville, Saratoga) - I plan on going out to see them at the Gorge in the next couple of years.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:40 PM

Did I ever mention I almost opened for Dave Matthews once? My band was asked to play an all night frat party at UVA, and our time slot kept getting pushed back further and further, because some dude was hogging the stage with an acoustic guitar. We packed up our gear around 2am and left. A few months later the video for "What Would You Say" started playing regularly on MTV, and I was like, "Hey, it's that guy."

It was like almost getting stuck on S:RoS's lift at SFA when the chain broke; but instead being in the station about to get on the next train...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:05 PM

Josh, I've only seen Dave in three venues: Vet Stadium, Hershey arena, and ECenter/Blockbuster Center/whatever the eff it is called now (Susquehanna Bank Center?). It is hard for me to afford travel, I never know what my schedule is going to look like as a nurse, and none of my friends are usually able to get away from their children for a whole weekend to go see him somewhere else. But I HAVE seen him about 20 times, I have a ton of rare Dave CDs, and I may actually get to meet him soon (can't really get into that though). I got into him and the guys later than most other hardcore Dave fans, but I plan on some day arranging a road trip for another venue somewhere really great. I tried to get to the private island performance he did years ago in the Carribbean, but I just couldn't swing it.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:08 PM

So, you know about Steve Lillywhite doing the new album, then :-D..

It's sounding really good so far, can't wait for the release. If you do go meet him, for what I assume is going to be a bit longer than the time most fans spend when they run into him on the street, can you have him draw me a picture? I'll even FedEx you a show poster for him to sign for me. :) pretty please.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:26 PM

Absolutely.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:23 AM

Vater said:
It was like almost getting stuck on S:RoS's lift at SFA when the chain broke; but instead being in the station about to get on the next train...

Bummer that you'll never experience that joy.

Dave played a private party for my intern (well, her and the other interns) last summer. He's been known to be seen in coffee shops in Seattle, as well as the space between.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:15 AM

I think running into my favorite artist at a coffeeshop and getting that almost-private show (more intimate than a stadium, anyways) would be almost too much awesome. But then, if any of you were getting what amount to front-row seats anywhere else for free in a little shop, what would you say?

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:58 AM

He wasn't playing the coffee shops, he was just getting coffee. It's Seattle, after all.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 2:12 PM

Anybody ever see Santana in concert? I have lucked into 2 tickets for an upcoming show, but don't really know if I wanna go or not. I really like his music, but don't really want to deal with a concert crowd at the moment.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 3:04 PM

Sometimes, I'm not in the mood to deal with a concert crowd, either, but I just go and always have a good time.

You'll regret it if you don't go.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 3:53 PM

I've made up my mind that I am going. Now I really just want to know if I can expect to get a second-buzz from the crowd like I have at the last 2 DMB concerts I have been to. Granted, I don't really care what everybody else does. But, I have been on the wagon for a while this time and don't really want to fall off again. Picking myself up off the ground for a third time and chasing that wagon down the road again sure would be a bitch. But, my main support group is going with me so I should be good.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:42 PM

I don't know if I believe in contact highs or not, because I don't actually know what it feels like to be high, but I always leave concerts hungry. :-P

edit: Apparently there is lots of evidence to support that the so called "contact high" from a concert is 100% psychological, and there's nothing to support that it's real. It would make sense, as the active ingredients seem to absorb into the person who is smoking in the first place.

Last edited by Raven-Phile, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:52 PM
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