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February 1st, 2005, 06:48 AM
Well Ninja and I are heading out to Glasgow on Thursday afternoon. I have the final confirmation of my pass, so if all things work out that will be very cool indeed.
The other thing being is that a lot of the fans are going to gather together before the concert, and I decided to take a Lion Rampart flag along as a banner. We're going to all scribble our autographs on it and give it to the band later, and I found out that some fans are going to be on the same train as me and Ninja so we'll probably go and have a talk to them for the journey there.
If and when I get photos, which I hope I do, I'll get them scanned and posted for you to see. *grin*
February 1st, 2005, 01:02 PM
What´s the new lineup?. Last thing I heard about Megadeth was its death due to some of Mustaine´s stuff... If there is no more Ellefson or Menza it would be very sad for me... By the way and speaking about guitar heroes, your first is Mustaine, second is the guy from Children of Bodom (I don´t like the way he plays but its all about tastes), third must be Jason Becker or Friedman and the fourth?. Who´s he???. Looks like an Incubus guy for me. Anyhow, I´d take Alexi Laihlo out and and gather Vinnie Moore and master Vai in :P.
February 1st, 2005, 01:34 PM
The 3rd one is Jason Becker and the 4th one is Friedman.:p
I love Alexi's guitar playing myself. Plus he can sing at the same time.:D
February 1st, 2005, 01:46 PM
Well, as I said, it´s a matter of tastes. I wouldn´t say he "sings" :D. I loved Friedman´s curly hair, now I can´t recognise him!. Seems like I never came to know his face :P.
February 1st, 2005, 02:02 PM
Try getting some of Friedman's CDs. It's great music. Or try and get the Cacophony "speed metal symphony" album. It's done by him and Jason Becker with some other dude doing vocals and stuff. Great music too. Plus it's got a track called 'The Ninja' and it fits it very well.
February 2nd, 2005, 04:12 AM
Well seeing as there is restrictions on signature pictures I couldn't fit in all my guitar heroes, if I did then it would run onto a good few more. Yeah I like Vai, Satriani, Yngwie, KK Downing and Glenn Tipton but I can't have them all in there. Alexi is staying where he is in my signature, I suppose because for learning some of his guitar work, I picked up sweep picking. That and I enjoy the band he is in.
Eh the line up is Dave Mustaine, Shawn Drover on drums, Glen Drover on lead guitar, James McDonough, I hope I spelt his name right, on bass. Yeah, well Marty couldn't and didn't want to but as I know is still friends with Dave. Nick I think may have had some fall out or found he couldn't and David has been filing law suits against Dave so it has been rather bitter. Really while it is some of my business as a fan, I guess some of it isn't so I don't know much.
However, while the line up has changed, the reviews for gigs have been very good, so I'm not at all worried that it will be any less that excellent. The UK shows have all, but the Birmingham one, sold out now as I know. So obviously there are plenty of people here into the band.
February 2nd, 2005, 05:33 AM
Ninja: I listened to those CD´s... Though Cacophony is not a piece of my favourite guitar work, it stands as a great standard in virtuosistic guitar playing. Marty Friedman records are quite good, recently I got "Scenes". The first tracks have a real big Kintaro feel (after all, he produces part of the record) and the latest are pure Friedman´s coolness. I love his style, I mean, the guy didn´t study at all, he just played and played and see, he rocks!!!. Have you tried Vinnie Moore?. Sure you´ll like him :).
She-Wolf: Yes. Alexi´s sweep technique is good. I remember playing his solo on the first track of their second record (sorry, I can´t remember the title), should have the tabs I made somewhere around... It starts with a nice 6 string sweep that´s plain great. Somehow, his band reminded me to a mix between Dimmu Borgir (Astennu, their former guitar player was also great :)) and Malmsteen. Later I got into progressive metal (you know, Michael Romeo, Petrucci and stuff) and forgot about that kind of style. Still, I recognise most members of Children of Bodom as great accomplished musicians. Oh!. Thanks for the info on the lineup!. I´m not very fond on lineup changes but, who knows?. If the reviews are good they are good. Just remember how strange it felt when Adrian Smith returned to Iron Maiden!.
(Jesus, I love metal music :D).
February 2nd, 2005, 08:00 AM
Well Marty's last album Music for Speeding is very good, but quite a bit different if you haven't heard it already. I also have Dragon's Kiss by him too. That is quite good, but good grief you can see how old it is purely by his hair and clothes! *drunk*
Neither of us have got into Vinnie Moore, I have heard of him and Paul Gilbert too, just haven't had a lot of money to get into them and buy the CDs, so while I have a big list of bands and guitarists I'd like to listen to it's a bit tricky.
Lol as I was walking to uni I was trying to remember all the guitarists I like listening to. Doh, I forgot Brian May, the one that made me want to play guitar to begin with!
At the moment, I guess I'm on a bit of an extreme metal and power/battle metal stint while still listening to and buying genres I've got into earlier. Magazines and free CDs are great for that.
February 2nd, 2005, 03:02 PM
Brian May... My God!!!. How sweet is the "Bohemian Rhapsody" solo... I almost forgot about that guy, his custom guitar (did you know he made his first one with his father?. Cool!!!!!), his sounds... He´s one of the guitar players you can hear and say "That´s Brian May playing" :). I also loved the way Ritchie Blackmore plays. Listen to him if you hand´t, he´s quite good in his style :).
I think you can download some Vinnie Moore stuff on his website (just use google, search for Vinnie Moore and here he is :D), just for the pleasure of hearing him. Also Gilbert is nice, quite crazy speed!!!!. By the way, maybe you think Europe (yes, "The final countdown") is gay and so but try to listen to Kee Marcello, the guitar player that came when John Norum left. This guy is AMAZING I tell!!!.
And well, that´s all for now :). If you got any guitar player worth to listen to or have uploaded some of your own guitar work just tell me, I´ll be willing to hear it :).
February 4th, 2005, 07:51 AM
Well the concert was great except for one very huge major thing. This was my open letter which pretty much sums up what happened to end the night. What happens after this I don't know. *bawl*
An Open Letter to Megadeth, tour staff and MegaDave.
Hi, this is Silver Wolf, or else known as Pamela Fernie, Scotland Street Team member, Megafan of the week once, Megabook contributor and now one big fan of Megadeth who has been severely disappointed by the events that panned out over the VIP pass I was given for the Glasgow show that I attended.
Ill start at the beginning then, I was given the VIP pass for my contribution to the book that was sent to Dave Mustaine for his birthday and contacted by Dave McRobb, by email and given the details of my pass. The email is as follows and this is exactly what was said in the e-mail which I was sent, received on 01/02/05. (d/m/y)
Confirmed for Glasgow.
VIP pass/no ticket is Pamela Barbara Fernie.
Pick up your pass at the Will Call/Box Office at the show.
Stay after the show. Venue security or Megadeth staff will let you know where to go to meet the band.
Consider bringing this e-mail for extra assurance. Any problems at all getting your pass, contact Assistant Tour Manager, Suzy Nilson at the show.
Have a great time at the show!
Now I got the pass no problem, went to the show as usual and enjoyed myself a great deal. Beforehand I had organised a signing of a Lion Rampart flag by fans attending the Glasgow show so that I may present it to the band. I had posted details of it on the message board and many people there and that I met at the show were more than happy to take part. I took this with me to the venue and displayed it as the band played.
So I did as the email told me. After the show I waited and asked where we were to go.
First, all the people with passes, meet and greet and VIP passes alike, were told to go upstairs to one of the bars. Then we were told to go back down and wait. Once there we then got moved and it was there I and several other VIP pass holders were told that we were not allowed to meet the band! According to the security it only allowed to get us in the venue for free, something we had not been told once ever before in any correspondence and we all had paid for tickets to get into the concert, having not been informed of this.
I told the security that I wanted to talk to Suzy Nilson who was named in the email but she never came and just sent messages via the security. Then we were turfed out after I showed them the email I had printed. We were later told that the band said we couldnt see them!
Well thanks very much guys! I earned this pass by doing something for the band, for Daves birthday, the flag, I have done my work as a street team member and it all helped because the venue sold out! To do all that work, be told that I will meet the band and then at the last minute that I wont and to be thrown out of the venue like a lump of dirt, you cant understand how much that has disappointed me. It really hurts and I truly believed in the band. Now, well this has not impressed me in the slightest and has done nothing to endear the band to me and the others who were treated likewise.
February 4th, 2005, 10:29 AM
Holy crapsticks She-Wolf, how bloody dissapointing! :( Sorry to hear you didn't get to meet the band like you were supposed to. Thats just so wrong. *snub*
February 4th, 2005, 01:14 PM
Yeah well here's the twist DooM Dude. When Dave Mustaine found out about what had happened with us, he sent one of the guys who had a M&G pass to go find us and bring us up, Dave according to the guys who got to meet him was rather upset that this had happened. Thing is, we'd all left but one guy who had a VIP pass but his friend had a M&G and was waiting outside for him. As security had made it clear we were unwelcome, threatening to kick one guys head in as he left, we left after hanging about outside trying to make sense of it. They checked the tour buses to see if we were waiting there even. :( So yeah what that security woman said about the band saying they didn't want to meet us was a crock of garbage. *burn* I somehow doubted that they'd say that because the reason some of us got the passes was because Dave wanted to meet and thank us personally.
Sad thing is this makes the band look like the bad guys, which I know they are not. If they had truly meant they didn't want to see us Dave would not have had a change of mind and honestly I don't think he knew what was happening with us until the guys that met him, told him.
So, I don't know what will happen now. I hope that the webmaster who has been told and was the one in coresspondance with the VIP pass fans, gets to the bottom of this and that somehow they can arrange something to make up for this.
February 4th, 2005, 04:25 PM
That was unfair... You know how these things work. It will not be (unfortunately) the first time that road managers, security staff and such do what they want without the band actually knowing. Sad, but that´s how bussiness works.
Anyhow, I hope someone will arrange something so all people involved with their passes can meet the band. Good luck!.
February 6th, 2005, 12:27 AM
Well I've been waiting and heard nothing other than other fans giving thier sympathies. I haven't been able to put this out of my mind since Thursday night, and it's still hard not to cry sometimes when I think about it. It would probably be all put to an end if somebody told me that they will do something to make up for this whole mess, and explained what happened and who was responsible for the mess.
Sad thing is I can barely believe I was at the concert, I'm talking about it for all the wrong reasons, when had it all gone right I'd probably be talking about it for months afterwards.
I'm just waiting and watching my mailbox when I'm at home and the messageboard for any sort of reply. :(
February 6th, 2005, 06:49 AM
When playing with fans confidence and admiration bands should be very careful. As I said, I can´t think of Dave knowing about it or just being too busy to attend to an arranged, beautiful meeting. I´m looking forward for a happy ending to all this. I know how important music and musicians are for some people and it´s hard to be dissapointed without having a clue why but... It all will become clear, just a matter of time :).
February 7th, 2005, 03:17 AM
Well the webmaster offered signed photos and guitar picks which I will take.
I asked him also if there was anyway I could hear from the band and said that I could write them an email that he will pass on and that he believes the band will be happy to write back. I can't go to another concert due to unversity work but one of the other girls has been able to go to to London so she will be there on Tuesday or Wednesday.
I wrote my email and sent it to the webmaster and gave my mail address for the other stuff, so while it is not the same as meeting them personally, it is something and I did ask if they are planning on doing any UK festivals in the summer, if so then I would try my best to go and see them there.
I will now just see what they say, I don't expect a reply from them soon as they play Manchester tonight and London for two nights after that.
Still it was all the venue security's fault that this happened. Suzy and Dave had not been informed by the security as we had asked them to, the security asswipes just pretended to go and find them and made up lies to tell us! *meanie* *cry* When Suzy and Dave found out they were pretty annoyed and now only the Megadeth staff are dealing with pass holders so this doesn't happen again. I don't know why they couldn't have done that from the start. There have still been problems with security, but I hope that the security people who spoiled my night get the worst punishment they deserve, because none of the people deserved the treatment we got from them.
I'm just glad Ninja didn't get manhandled out, as I'd have gone beserk at them.
February 7th, 2005, 06:05 AM
It would be good that they could, somehow and sometime, arrange a new meeting... I mean, they will tour again and will play near you, sure :). They´re also coming to Spain soon, shame I´m short on money as always :(.
February 7th, 2005, 07:33 AM
I'm just glad Ninja didn't get manhandled out, as I'd have gone beserk at them.
They wouldn't have had a chance.;)
But yeah, this whole thing with the security folk sucks big time. So big in fact, that I can't even begin to imagine it myself. Jerks, the lot of them.
February 8th, 2005, 02:40 AM
Well I got a reply from the band after I sent an email to the webmaster for him to pass onto the band. Before anybody asks I do not know the email addys for each band member, even if I did I would have the decency to respect their right to privacy because I imagine they get mail from their family members and can do without spam and a flood from other fans or jerks who want to slag them off.
"Thank you, we all love you and appreciate your support. Sorry about the
passes; I will make it up to you someday.
And I didn't get the cartoon.
:D The cartoon was something one of my friends did, he'll be a bit disappointed that Dave never got it though.
February 8th, 2005, 07:04 AM
He said he will make it up to you someday. He will :).
February 8th, 2005, 08:51 AM
Yeah. *bday* It is a very short email but I suppose it isn't easy thinking of what to say, it's always much easier to talk in person, although I'd probably have been like this *drunk* had I met them and they'd have only got a few words out of me! That and by the time the webmaster forwarded it, it wasn't all that long before the concert when they got it.
Ah well I am happy. :D
February 8th, 2005, 11:14 AM
That´s right :). It´s lovely when bands care about their fans.
February 12th, 2005, 10:06 AM
I figured it was a screw-off with security, which just figures. heh. Anyroad I hope they remember to make it up to you. ;)
February 12th, 2005, 12:13 PM
Oh yeah well as it soon filtered out from other fans the security had a very poor opinion of Dave or the band. One guy was round at the tour bus before the show hoping to see them and hung about for 15 minutes. Why? Well venue security were being pretty disgusting about the band, they sure wouldn't have called Dave "Dave Cumstaine" to his face as that was the kind of thing the venue security were saying. If that is their opinion of him and the band then their opinion of us fans would be just as poor so after hearing that it hardly surprrises me. *angry*
I'm sure they will remember, I'm in the Megabook that Dave got given for his birthday anyway so my mugshot is in it!
February 14th, 2005, 12:15 PM
Oh well on the upside now, Dave made a post on his Dave Speaks section. It is looking like there will be festivals in summer for them, some in the UK before they hop off to do a final North and South American tour. Yay, so not only may I get to see them twice in a year, I may finally get to meet them. *spin*
February 14th, 2005, 02:10 PM
Don´t forget to show him a copy of your avatar. After the accident with his arm he would be quite thankful and honored to be called a "Guitar Hero" :).
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