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12/02/11 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theater Concert

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@jmbdog5 wrote:
Hi E1 What a Great Show I had a great time and the best part of this show is now my Hubby is COOKIFIED. This was his first show and he got lucky beacuse some Girl who was standing in line with us GAVE my Hubby a VIP PASS for nothing the person that was supposed to go with her canceled so Peg and Mike were talking to her and he told her his birthday was comming up so she said Happy Birthday and gave him the VIP PASS I was so so Happy Beacuse we couldn't afford to get him one and the girl didn't want any thing for it we were floored we didn't know what to say . So hubby got to meet the guys and get a picture with them and he had them all sign the Picture. The Best part for hubby was Talking to Mr Andrew Cook he says now that there BFFS LOL Not sure what they talked about but Andrew now has all of our information, Email , Home Address, and Phone # I couldn't believe it. I didn't realize that Andrew was going to be there so for me that was an extra bonus. Love Andrew and such a Sweet guy i couldn't believe how much him and David look alike. Well the M&G was great for me i got hugs from All of the guys i was all tongue tied as usual i can't even remember what i talked to him about as a matter of fact i did remember asking him if he rememberd me from the Idol Tour and OH MY GOD he said Yes and i said no you don't but then he told me he remembers me beacuse i was so nervous that i asked him to sign this little fanny pack that i was carrying around with me all day and when he said that i just about PASSED OUT i was like No way he remembers that. WOW. I told him the last time that he was here in Niagara he signed a Birthday Card for me and he rememberd that too. AMAZING Truley AMAZING. We Didn't get alot of banter but we got good songs. The Hand that Feeds was Awesome and he sang a few songs that had a new twist on them which i thought were amazing. Met some other WNs and Amanda was a Sweetheart seeing her face when she met David was Priceless. Over All The Day and Night were Perfect even tho i was sick I had a Blast. I'll Treasure forever all those Hugs i got. I was a little dissapointed that AGAIN i didn't meet Eve, and other WNs that i wanted to meet i did meet some new WN Friends. I was so looking forward to meeting Jeannie but she got sick and missed out. Jeannie i hope your feeling a little bit better and im sure we will meet some day:) I saw alot of faces that ive seen around but didn't get the chance to get to talk to them. I Saw Kristen, Jules, Rachel, and a few others i don't know by name. I loved the Venue the way it was set up was nice Tables and Chairs on the side so if you wanted to sit for a bit you could. I didn't get any decent pictures beacuse i was too short and i had like 5 tall people in front of me so i had to take pics in between the arms and bodies I was so hoping to get right in front but that didn't happen but Peg, Rachel, and other ladies got some great pictures im sure once Peg Returns from Clifton park she will post every thing. Ok i rambeled long enough if i think of any more i'll add to this. So Worth the Money. High Five!



O god i probley looked like a dork talking to him Embarassed

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Amanda I enhanced a little the focus and contrast of you blurry photo...
It's not perfect but I think it "improved" a little !! Hug

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Amanda you did not look like a Dork , You actully made me feel all gooey inside beacuse i remember the first time i met David and it got me all emotional .I love the memories. Very HappyVery Happy

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Well, I'm finally getting to my re-cap. I'm still delirious, so pardon my rambling.

Jan told ya'll about most of the VIP, so I'll add what she didn't already post. At soundcheck we got Stockholm Syndrome, which was one of my ponies. Then, when we were waiting in line, Jan went to find the bathroom and Mike (Jan's DH) and I were waiting in line. Andrew was at the merch table being Andrew. LOL Mike asked who is that, and I said David's brother. So he said I'll be right back, and walked over to the merch table and started talking to Andrew. Mike has a really crazy sense of humor, so I'm thinking "OMG, please don't let him say anything too crazy!" lol So I'm watching, and both of them are very intense. I'm thinking what is going on. Then Andrew reached across the table and gave Mike a huge hug. They continue talking, still intense, then Andrew gives Mike another hug! Now I'm really intrigued! The talked some more, probably a good 10 minutes in all, then the shook hands, and Andrew did the two-handed hand shake. Mike comes walking back and he says to me "We are BFFs now!" I asked him what did he say that made Andrew hug him. He said he told him about how he survived throat cancer and how much he appreciated Andrew and David doing all the fund raising for cancer research. How sweet was all that??!!?? It was such a warm and fuzzy moment!! Then when we were leaving after the show, Andrew came up to Mike and said "Are you leaving?" and Mike said yea, so Andrew gives him another hug and said something about how much he appreciated meeting Mike, and wished him well and I don't even know what else. They did the hand shake (Andrew did the two-handed again). Another warm and fuzzy. Jan & I looked at each other and said Wow! They really are BFF's!!

Watching the concert, I was right behind Amanda and Rachael (Rabrina), so good company!! We decided that Zander Bleck is a clone of Conastatine Margolis! LOL His music is pretty good - rock - but kinda cheesy lyrics, but he has some rather odd movements on stage. His band is really good. The lead guitarist looks like he's about 12, but that boy can play that friggin guitar!! He's really good! At one point, Zander was name-dropping, telling about who the band is and what they've done in the past. He said he opened for Lady GaGa, and I said rather loudly "You're on a MUCH better tour now!" lol I think he heard me cause he kinda smiled.

David's set was really good - his voice was fantastic. We got lots of glory notes and lots of that beautiful falsetto of his. He did The Hand That Feeds, which was another pony for me!! It was fantastic!! He closed with REM, which we didn't get at Penn State because of pantsgate. That was another one of my ponies!

So, I have my pics and vids uploaded. I'll post some of my favs.

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Peg, loved your recap. I never tire of hearing how Mike and Andrew bonded. Such a cool, sweet story. So glad you got 2 of your ponies. Well actually you got 3 because of Dogman the next night. lol

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Viv - I actually got 3 of my ponies at this show. Stockholm Syndrome, The Hand That Feeds, and finally heard REM live! FTW!! Thanks Dave!

Okay pictures....

Mike at VIP


Jan at VIP Damn you Monty Anderson!!! He moved!!!



Mike & Andrew


Andy


Dave & Andy

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Videos!! They are more shaky than usual because I was cell casting - holding my phone in one hand, camera in the other.



The camera nazis got me at the very end! Soo Sorry!




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I don't know who sang it on the album, but they used the soundtrack when he did it for CFH... it wasn't the guys.

Sounds like you had a great time, Peg... and everyone else.

*pouts more for not being well enough to go*

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Just another warning if you hear a 12 yr old idiot screaming that dork is me cause those were being filmed right behind me. Not sure if you got me Peg (which i hope not) but i kinda didnt know what to do with myself and i know i said some stupid stuff inbetween songs.

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LMAO Amanda - that's part of the fun of live shows!!! It just means you were completely into the show and totally enjoying yourself!!! Great

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Amanda, that's a wonderful picture! You look so cute!

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Awwww no way is that picture horrifying, Amanda; it's so cute! I know what you mean though. He's so darn pretty.....he made me feel ugly too LOL Face

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Amanda, You look great in your pic!

Peggy, LMAO my daughter wants to get those antlers and red nose thing for her truck. Strange since we don't even celebrate Christmas. She just thinks they are so cute.

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I think it's obvious that he's a fan of rock music, not pop music. But he recognizes David's talents, just wishes they were moving in a different direction. Which I think a lot of us wish, but with the music industry where it is right now... it's not likely to happen.

It's not a bad review at all... he clearly likes Dave. I just don't think he was a fan of the songs... and that's okay. Everyone has their own tastes, and it would be a pretty boring world if we all agreed.

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Yeah i can understand that now.

On a side note i could have sworn David said during the show that he likes coming to the area and enjoys the people *mabe im dreaming* but its cool to know that part of Declaration was written in Buffalo my area Very Happy

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Amanda, in my NIN's video.. You can hear yourself freaking out.. LOL flag

I was so good to hang out with you at your first DC show..

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Here is my favorite video I took at the NF show.. Awww Love

Let Me Fall For You with Andy's solo at the end..

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@Rabrina wrote:
Amanda, in my NIN's video.. You can hear yourself freaking out.. LOL flag

I was so good to hang out with you at your first DC show..


Embarassed I dont even want to know what i sound like LOL Face

It was nice meeting you too , hope i get to see you at more down the road.

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Wow! sorry for delay. still on cloud nine from that epic show! been waiting 2 years for this opportunity and boy it was worth it! to travel like I did, get to venue, talked to Andrew ( came so easy to me whereas with David, I freak out!) *shakes head*, and get escorted to soundcheck was surreal. to see those familiar faces (except Devin of course) on stage, especially Dave's nearly got me choked up. and then singing SS, NIN, and others wich is a blur to me was crazy. I was so happy to b there. then when we got in line for VIP, started feeling more nervous until I went to the guys. everything started well, 1st I hugged Kyle, then Devin and then one look at David's eyes, jeez I almost freak out! lol damn they put u in a trance! Had to snap out of it, then went to hug him, Andy and Monty. gave all some little canadian shots glasses inside a huge canadian hat which made them smile. told em i was so happy to b there, came all the way from Montreal which David was shocked and pleased to hear! lol made him promise to come back. had a great vip pic although was looking forward to the funny we did. guess it didn't turn out since i didn't see it online. Saddest the show was amazing, saw the setlist and got excited over Circadian, TMO, REM, FIM and LMFFY. well. the videos nazis were full force that night. could only take Circadian, Mr S, LMFFY and a partial REM. got to experience Lie with accapella all over again which got me choked up (guh). and FIM. I love the version on album but live acoustic is beyond amazing. so gutwrenching. after the show, waited in line for after M&G. then it was my turn and David recognized me, smiled and greeted me with a hug! Awww Love. then for 1st time ever, was able to have a semi normal conversation with him! he even remembered our talk about Montreal, saying he loved it there and he asked me what was the name of the venue he played and i told him and hinted at the possibility of seeing play him there again soon which he said he'd loved to. then finally having my 1st ever clear front pic with him after so many failed attempts was the icing on cake! can't believe it. will b posting some pics and my vids links. oh before I forget, I would like to say it was great seeing so many of my canadian and american cookies at the show! Peggy, Jan, Rachel etc.. loved seeing u all, hope I'll see u at another show next year asap! SmileSmile

Stephora aka Cookienerd0006
Declaration tour '09: 13/03;23/05;03/08;04/08;02/10;03/10;14/11;16/11

Loud tour' 11 : 02/12;09/12

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@Rabrina wrote:
Amanda, in my NIN's video.. You can hear yourself freaking out.. LOL flag

I was so good to hang out with you at your first DC show..



Post it. I wanna hear her freak out. Razz to Amanda. LOL Face

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Thank you for the pictures and videos, Stephora... sounds like you had a great time!

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Peggy! I finally got to see your antler picture! LOL that they all wore them differently. *g*

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thank you Jeannie! yes I have! wish I had seen you though Saddest . Are u feeling better now? hope we'll see each other soon at one of the shows next year! *fingers crossed*


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I am feeling much better, Stephora. Thanks! I hope we get the opportunity to see each other again soon!

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Here is my NIN video

At the beginning you can hear Amanda LOL... Very Happy

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Amanda - you just sounded excited!!! That's a GREAT thing! I was thrilled to get THTF and was doing my own freaking out! LOL I was cell casting, and everyone told me they heard me freaking out! LOL I think it's hilarious! Just shows I was having a good time!!!

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