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Have you booked the Meet and Greet package and what were your experience


[Manners] Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:11:02 AM 
Feeling a bit ripped off at the moment as I purchased VIP ticket for MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA concert which included meet and greet . Excitement turned into rage as package was cancelled and then finding out that TICKETEK has competition where if you purchase ticket from them you enter a draw to win a meet and greet the band.
Some last minute half hearted fan no date will win and me I'll miss out cause i cant enter
Rob you should be looking after the real international fans like myself who will not get to see you metal gods ever again NOT the corporate money hungry, Know absolutely nothing and no doubt dont give a flying F**** about you or metal. I forked out a weeks wage for a chance yet all I got was a signed photo (thanks Heaps) of the band which puts me in a catch 22 frame of mind.
[.] Monday, September 01, 2008 8:32:04 PM 


[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, September 01, 2008 8:31:14 PM 
Hmmm..this daguerreotype thing gives me an idea...
[guidogodoy] Monday, September 01, 2008 8:15:30 PM 
Hey, they are looking pretty good for the 1840s!
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[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, September 01, 2008 8:11:39 PM 
Daguerreotypes are cool.

[.] Monday, September 01, 2008 8:04:10 PM 
That would have been super cool

Very old school. That would show how long you've been a fan of Judas Priest.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Monday, September 01, 2008 7:54:47 PM)
[guidogodoy] Monday, September 01, 2008 7:54:47 PM 
I think a daguerreotype would have been better! Half plate? Quarter even? Beuller? Beuller?

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Where AmI from Monday, September 01, 2008 7:46:03 PM)
[.] Monday, September 01, 2008 7:46:03 PM 
It would have been funner to have used on of these old school style:

[crypticangle] Monday, September 01, 2008 7:43:49 PM 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Monday, September 01, 2008 7:25:25 PM)
[guidogodoy] Monday, September 01, 2008 7:25:25 PM 
Ok, good enough place to post this one.

VIP pictures...why they took pictures with such a nice camera and only posted the really low resolution versions is maddening. My own point and shoot camera would have been hundreds of times better than the 85k or so jpg they posted. I printed a 4 x 6 and 8 x 10. The larger one, of course, is pixilated as all get-out and even the 4 x 6 shows some defects when printed (yeah, I am a perfectionist). 4x6 isn't even the native resolution, though. However with no photo printer, I am stuck with Wal-lyworld.

Instead of playing with the many software options to come up with a better 8x10, I plan to scan that 4x6 at max resolution and make an 8x10 of THAT scan. Anyone else have thoughts on the subject?
[WhiskeyWoman] Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:29:41 AM 

Thanks "Where Am I"?  (love your 'bio-notes', btw ... if only we could all do that, eh?)

Looks like there are "NO" VIP Meet & Greets left ...  Hmmm, what to do?

Hubbie says to ask anyone on the site if they are willing to sell theirs for $$ big bucks $$.  I laughed my head off, just b/c I know no-one would give them up -- well, I wouldn't anyway!  (He really wants to go see those damn bunnies, I think...)
So ... still waiting to book the flight & hotel, etc.   (There's still some tix if we decide to go.)

Here's the deal, are there a bunch of people going to the Vegas show who want to meet before and after for a rockin' JP party somewhere, anywhere, and all over the place?
I believe the fans are a huge part of Priest, having the best fans in the world -- and we would love to party with a bunch of you.  That would make it all worth it.  Let me know "what's up" ...

[paperflowers] Thursday, August 28, 2008 7:59:28 AM 

LOL @ tuba! I have a brand new faded cherry Gibson Flying V!!!  Yeah, they can't sign my butt....not unless they know how to write REALLY small.

If anyone else is doing the VIP party in Vegas, buzz me. I'm going stag and don't really know anyone.

Edited at: Thursday, August 28, 2008 8:03:16 AM
[.] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:25:46 PM 
C.J. Graham is a casino manager at The Palms in Las Vegas, according to his website.
If you want to hunt for his autograph.

C.J. Graham was Jason Voorhees in Jason VI. Horror movie buffs going to see Judas Priest, here's your chance.
He's actually rather good looking so chances are he is gay.
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[WhiskeyWoman] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:21:20 PM 
Why, don't they have whiskey in Vegas ... ???
... lol

Got flights & hotel all good to go, *if/when* we get some VIP Meet & Greets -- any suggestions?

(Lori, will send a PM with any details.  Wonder who else would be there to hook-up with???)
[Metal god/Electric eye! [Banned]] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:07:05 PM 
And your whiskey sours!!!!!! LOL!
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[WhiskeyWoman] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:51:00 PM 

Do I hear Vegas ...?  (Bring your bunny-suit!)

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[spapad] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:47:11 PM 
LMAO Guid! The tuba! yet they let me in with a pair of shoes on my feet! LOL The Nerve! Glad you had fun, that is all that matters!
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[guidogodoy] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:37:34 PM 
Don't know about your butt, but they sure wouldn't let me in with my tuba! 

While on the subject of the Meet and Greet, let me take the time here to give a public THANKS to my buddy, Guitardude. You (all y'all .... heh) were SO kind. I really hope to be able to repay that kindness someday. After all, not every day when one can have an experience like that and even rarer to be able to share it with a friend. Thank you, my bro. I was glad to have been able to share that experience with you. Now let's pick another city and do it again!!   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by paperflowers from Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:08:37 PM)
Edited at: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:38:16 PM
[K2M] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:02:10 PM 
Probably not.   THe pick guard would have been hot.  What type of guitar is it from?
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[paperflowers] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:08:37 PM 
It's official - no pickguard!!!   300 bucks for the experience of a lifetime and they can't sign my fucking guitar!!

How about my BUTT?? Bet that's not on the banned list!!
[willtheking] Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:11:39 PM 
 Whiskey, They wouldn't let my buddy go back to the car...I was lucky enough to go to an instore signing and get my Screamin' LP signed,  so I figured when I go to the show, I would bring something small enough to fit in one of my pockets...this way I could get trashed, rock out, and not have to worry about my signed item. And that I did!
[K2M] Monday, August 25, 2008 10:55:21 AM 
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[paperflowers] Monday, August 25, 2008 8:21:23 AM 

Oh neat. I'll bring the booklet just in case. I'm seeing Priest only in Vegas and the venue is in the hotel. I'm really hoping to be able to run back to the room for a second before the show. I bought these monster stillettos for the show, but didn't want to look like a giraffe at the meet'n greet.

[guitardude] Sunday, August 24, 2008 3:13:35 PM 
With all the security there, our stuff was safe on the ground in front of us. Most folks brought some type of plastic bag to protect their items. Worked out ok!!
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[WhiskeyWoman] Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:46:40 PM 
You folks 'down south' are lucky in one respect though...

we didn't get our t-shirts until a couple of weeks after the concert!
[WhiskeyWoman] Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:24:45 PM 

Now, there's another difference ... Motorhead didn't play in the two cities we saw them in, only Testament.  (Sorry about the wrong info.)

That sucks for you guys who can't go back to the car or wherever though...  what are you supposed to do with those precious, signed posters???  That's crazy.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guitardude from Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:19:57 PM)
[guitardude] Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:19:57 PM 
In Dallas,we were not allowed to go back to the car. And the M&G didn`t start until after Motorhead. Some of us missed the opening song for Heaven & Hell.
[WhiskeyWoman] Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:14:36 PM 

Will the king...  Sorry, I read a little further down the thread...

I guess they do it different in the states from Canada.  We were allowed to leave with our stuff & take it back to the motorhome ...  Sorry if the info is wrong for you folks south of the border.

Hate to tell you, but we had steak & chicken and dessert ... (hot-dogs are good too though!)
[WhiskeyWoman] Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:10:11 PM 
Hi there 'will the king'...
They do let people take things back to their car, or wherever.

(And, there is more than enough time to miss Testament, if that's who is still opening.  Yawn...)

  Good luck & have fun!

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[WhiskeyWoman] Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:04:00 PM 
Yes, five signatures *DO* fit on a CD booklet...!
They managed to fit them all on their own pictures of the "Essential Priest" cover...
Good luck!
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[guitardude] Sunday, August 24, 2008 1:55:32 PM 
I had them sign the Four Horsemen page in the book. Looks great!! What really cool  guys they are!
[spapad] Sunday, August 24, 2008 12:42:02 PM 
I brought My Nos book with me but on the off chance they might do it, I asked and they signed my Priest, Red and Black Chuck Taylors! Sooooo what I wanted. Got a G on my right knee too because Glenn thought I meant my pants. Oh, yeah, the open bar! It had me more than a little tipsy!   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by willtheking from Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:33:31 AM)
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[paperflowers] Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:56:39 AM 
No itinerary here - they must be waiting til the last minute. I don't have anything else for them to sign except the tshirt. Five sigs probably wouldln't fit on a CD booklet.
[willtheking] Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:33:31 AM 
you are probably gonna have to carry whatever you have signed around all night. Thats why I kept it small.
[willtheking] Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:31:39 AM 
I don't think you can get a pick guard signed. Look at the itinerary they e-mail you and it lists what you can have signed.
[paperflowers] Saturday, August 23, 2008 6:54:33 AM 
Is there any gap between the party and the show? I'm seeing Priest in Vegas and my hotel adjoins the venue. I don't want to be dragging my pickguard around all night.
[willtheking] Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:40:50 PM 
Ok, here's the skinny on the meet and greet...I did it in NJ.. had to pay for my own vip parking..Nice shirt and lanyard w/ ID..GOOD vip party(2 1/2 hours open bar with dogs+burgers+snacks)..Trivia during party(prizes were Nostradamos posters)...After party went to watch testament and motorhead.. after motorhead meet by side stage and go back to meet and greet.. Can't go back to car so bring something small to get signed unless you don't mind holding it for the whole show..I got a british steel cd cover signed and it fit in my pocket..MEETING PRIEST IS AWESOME..After that i went and watched Sabbath and Priest fifth row life is now complete... BE CAREFUL WITH THE 2+ HOURS OF OPEN BAR..I WAS TRASHED AND IT WAS GREAT..
[crypticangle] Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:23:06 AM 
Susan it was the greatest night of my life (ranks right up there with my wedding day )--I'll never forget it as long as I live --SWEET !!
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[spapad] Monday, August 18, 2008 11:16:57 PM 

Hey Lori!, It was a great night wasn't it! I will never forget it for certain.

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[crypticangle] Monday, August 18, 2008 6:11:40 PM 
I had the meet & greet vip package--it was so sweet !!--only lasted 1 to 1 & 1/2 minutes but it was worth it --they were all so nice --Rob asked me if I was from Pittsburgh & I told him I lived 4 hours east but I had to go to MD to pick up 2 friends so it took about 6 hours total--he said they just drove 10 hours  so Amanda asked if I wanted to stand in the middle & I asked if I could stand beside Rob ( I've been in love with him since 1979-1980 )-& bith he & KK out their arms around me & then Rob laid his head on top of mine & I said I love you Rob & he said I love you too--so now I'm in heaven & no matter how many years I live on this earth I'll have that memory with me !!-- I'm still
[guidogodoy] Monday, August 18, 2008 6:11:09 PM 
Hmmm...same thing I have been hearing from others. Just a raffle and not "quiz." Perhaps this varies? Did you get VIP parking? I saw nothing about that being included and we paid extra for parking.

Finally, you COULD take the signed stuff back to the car? Best I got from Amanda was a "probably" response.

Thanks and, of course, ADDED my new friend! Always great to know another with fantastic taste in music!
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[crypticangle] Monday, August 18, 2008 6:04:26 PM 
Just a friendly note to tell you that I had the meet & greet in Pittsburgh & the preparty in VA --they gave you tickets & if your ticket matched the one they pulled then you won a prize--Heaven N Hell program-tshirt-- wristband --Judas Priest tshirt --bandanna--no ? were asked --let me know how your meet & greet went !!--I'll add ya to my friends list if it's ok with you --Lori
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[guidogodoy] Monday, August 18, 2008 5:21:47 PM 
Quick, PM me some questions and answers!!!! Just for practice / samples, of course. (post edit...I am serious!). 
Edited at: Monday, August 18, 2008 5:23:34 PM
[WhiskeyWoman] Monday, August 18, 2008 11:46:21 AM 
Well, loripip...

How was it!!!???
Have you recovered (or showered) yet?  lol.

  ... oh, that's just me when I met them!
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[WhiskeyWoman] Monday, August 18, 2008 11:35:50 AM 
 I'm so excited for you!
The food should be good, and hanging with fellow fans beforehand is really special.  Bone up on Priest's history though, as there are prizes for the right answers... 

Priest members seem to be none other than very gracious gentlemen.Say "hi" from Victoria at the Saskatoon VIP ...  yeah right ...  (had to ask   !!!)

Things go really fast, so be prepared -- and ENJOY!!!
It's an incredible experience.

Edited at: Monday, August 18, 2008 11:36:42 AM
[roxx727] Monday, August 18, 2008 11:22:19 AM 

We got our tickets and Meet & Greet for San Antonio.
Going to drive down from Kansas City to do the Platinum Experience.

Nice to know we can take our stuff back to the car.

Can't wait to meet the Metal GODZ!

[WhiskeyWoman] Saturday, August 16, 2008 2:15:47 PM 

Oh, *sigh*... the Meet & Greet goes so fast...

Not ever one to be tongue-tied ... but it happened.  Which sent my hubbie into shock.  So much to say, so little time.
"My heroes, my Metal Gods".

Yep, that's me at the Sasaktoon "Meet & Greet" dumbstruck and standing there all frozen like a dork, lol!

Now it's my mission to meet them again...


[rock me] Sunday, August 03, 2008 8:51:04 AM 
wow tickets for the meet and great are still available for the tinly park show but i cant go.
[rock me] Sunday, August 03, 2008 8:43:33 AM 
just bought the new alblum and I think it's absolutly great .It is a little different but it want's to keep you coming back for more.
[crypticangle] Sunday, August 03, 2008 7:16:41 AM 
I could just scream !!!!!---I bought meet & greet tickets for the Pittsburgh show --I'm so excited !!--it can't get here soon enough !!
[The Dreamer] Thursday, July 31, 2008 2:57:32 AM 
Oh staunch no way mate! That's shocking news!!

Hey I'll put you up for the night if you want to fly over and see the Melbourne show on the 13th - ASSUMING IT GOES AHEAD.
[staunchsupporter] Thursday, July 31, 2008 2:37:58 AM 

Please people spare a thought for us New Zealanders, Priest management have just announced the only Show here on Sept. 7th has been cancelled.


[guidogodoy] Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:01:41 AM 
Ah, excellent! I am with you. $5.50 is better than nothing!

Thanks again. I can't wait!
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[T-Dogg] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:47:36 PM 
      They fed us some fillet mignon with chicken and taters.  They give you two drink tickets and that's all for free, but I was happy when they sold us liquor, beer or hard stuff for 5.50 a drink, but oh well, just as long as they were willing to serve more booze, price really didn't matter.
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:24:52 PM 
COOL! Thanks. I have VIP in Dallas and have been trying to find out some of the specifics. Let's hope they let us do the same here in the US. Like you, I wouldn't mind missing Testament either to protect the goods. Seen 'em already anyway.

Now for the big question...did they serve BEER at the VIP? At least let you buy some?
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[T-Dogg] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:22:10 PM 

Hey there dude,  Yeah after the meet and greet I ran out to my van and stowed away the autographs.  You don't want to risk taking something so valuble into the show itself I understand that fully.  I missed a little bit of Testament, but was glad not to have the burden of holding onto a signed Screaming For Vengeance L.P.  The folks who run the VIP experience, Amanda I believe won't hold onto anything during the show.

[guidogodoy] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:11:58 PM 
Ok, from what I gather THEY are taking the pictures and only one so don't blink. What about the stuff you had them sign? Have to HOLD it the entire concert or could you run it back to the car?
[T-Dogg] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:59:39 PM 
Met Judas Priest last night in Saskatoon!!!!!!!!!Had the V.I.P. package and it was freakin' awesome!  We got fed, recieved our laminates, drank some beverages and then were escorted to meet the band backstage prior to the show.  Mr. Metalgod Halford was very nice,  Tipton, Hill and Downing were great to actually meet.   Rob asked were I was from and then the band signed our albums we brought for autographs.  This was more than a dream come true to say the least.  Money just can't buy the chance to meet my idols!!!!!!!!Our photos were posted today and must say that the boys put on one hell of a show.  They open with Nostradamus and then proceed with many of their classics.  I was in complete awe of how Rob can still belt out the tunes and how the band really takes pride in entertaining the crowd.  Hope they come back before hanging it up, cause I'd go again in a heartbeat.        One satisfied Priest fan.
[EriktheRed9] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:43:48 PM 
              Jack Russell  of Great white is a good friend of mine and so is Bobby Blotzer of Ratt.I also know Pat Travers,Jeff Keith,George Lynch and the rest of great White but Judas Priest has been the hardest to meet and they are my favorite band.Nobody has tried harder to do this and i just gave it all i had in Seattle where they just smoked the house down bigtime.Best damn show i've ever seen,no shit.But since i am the gawd damned MoonChild i have lived every lyric word for word,pain for pain that Priest ever put out and i figure they know who i am,it ain't no coincidence.Oh well i tried,what else can i do ?
[guitardude] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:10:41 PM 
I hope that my butterflies left me back in 1981 when I walked into the lobby of the hotel across from the arena and there stood Rob in all his gear,man what a moment. Now ,again,I hope that I can contain my excitement,I mean hell,....they are just human ,right?...............OMG!!!!!!
[Diamonds & Ross] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:50:30 PM 
Met the PRIEST in Victoria last week...
[windswept] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:43:28 AM 
good morning,

my meet and greet at nissan is one week away.....  the only thing i have received is an email stating what time to be at the box office.  i seriously have to meditate and center myself every day because i DON'T want to act like that 14 year old girl the first time i heard them.  and now that it is getting closer ~ geez!  i am starting to have dreams about meeting the band.  if you look at my profile, i have a photo of me and ian hill from when i was 19 years old.  it was cool but i really wanted to cry when i looked over and saw rob, kk, and glen walking out to the bus and not even coming close to where they had all of us......  i think i would have spent double the money just to meet halford.  i wish that i could have a photo with halford ( ) alone, to me, that would be worth the 400.00 bucks....  but i also snagged a front row ticket in the deal.  i have never had front row to any seated show!  i have taken photos there before so hopefully i can get some good ones of them on stage...  sorry to ramble on, now i am getting even more excited...
[flusi] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 6:22:31 AM 
Sorry for the many mistakes in the message below. it was the result of fast writing and not checking the text....
For those who have no laminates or so: don´t be afraif of not being let in. We  were asked to go to the ticket counter at the hall and get there a funny piece of paper (like a voucher for a Bratwurst at the Oktoberfest  or ticket of a tram...). Very cheap looking and easy to be thrown away afterwards. However,what I mean is, that even without a laminate you will be able to enter the hall. So, SNAPAD, no sweat, you´ll meet the Priest.Or, rather, a lot of sweat because of the excitement to meet them. Poor Rob...what he had to touch down there at Munich, wet Fans ( cause of the heat.....)etc.
Have a lot of fun 
[flusi] Wednesday, July 30, 2008 4:47:06 AM 
Hi, I am back from my deserved holidays and I am very excited about your feedbakcs. There were food and drinks????? Where? THAT sounds great. We would´ve needed that in Munich with 30°C. No support like that there. well, it didn´t matter thogh.. when the band came to us, I wouldn´t have be able to drink  because of the excitement.
As I was writing I had the M&G in Munich, 24st of June. Until today, I haven´t received ANY item of the VIP package, means: No T-Shirt, No laminat .....Just two weeks ago, an apology by mail that it is delayed again. So, still waiting and hoping..
In Germany, first they told us not to bring cameras at all, like it is mentioned in the contract. One week before the happening, they wrote us to bring our own cameras..... Well, I preferred that, so at least I could be sure, that the equipement was o.k. And, lucky we´ve been, the photos that that horrible manager took were good, even if it was only one per person.
All in all, to every JP-fan who can afford it: DO IT: IT IS GREAT TO BE SO CLOSE TO THE METAL GODS!
In Munich, Glen wasn´t bitchy at all. He was really friendly and nice, as the whole band was, like I mentioned in my first message.
[spapad] Monday, July 28, 2008 11:14:28 PM 
Thanks Jeanine, I may still stutter or some other nervous breakdown type thing, but I at least won't be shaking. Lets see; Eight days till Christmas now! I can't wait to unwrap me presents! LOL.
Just to meet them is enough for me. But I can have evil fantasies!
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[Jeanine] Monday, July 28, 2008 11:05:38 PM 
LOL- you will be fine Guido AND Snapad AND Paper.  I may have sounded cool on the line but while I was waiting I definately had butterflies, I always do.  Those guys just do that to me I guess.
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[guidogodoy] Monday, July 28, 2008 5:44:22 PM 
Just tried calling the center in Dallas (GREAT name. Just rolls off the tip of your tongue, eh?). They actually have answering machine that sounds like it was recorded by a 15 year old! "Um, like, sorry...we aren't able to take your call. Please leave your name and question and we'll, uh, try and call you back when we get a minute." AAAAHHHHH!!!!  All I want to know is if I can bring a damn camera!

I think it is all a LiveNation consipiracy. They are trying to annoy people on purpose.
[spapad] Sunday, July 27, 2008 11:47:05 PM 

I hope I don't just freeze, I will kkeep telling myself, over and over, that I will not  freak out! 

I may take Flexiril that day! Just So I am not shaking when, I meet them . 

PS: Flexiril  is something I got for my back a couple years ago. I only take them when I need them, Which is never now,  but strangely enough they keep me from going into panic mode! They just keep my muscles relaxed! I feel less stress. So yeh, I'll be taking one of those! Not high, just not shaking!

Here's to a steady day at meet and greet!

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[guidogodoy] Sunday, July 27, 2008 10:48:07 PM 
HELL YES!!! I was really amazed at Jeanine's composure in actually sounding coherent when asking a question. Here would be me:

Guido: " Glenn Downing...lifelong fan, I owe my life to you and, um, oh yeah, am guido on you remember when..."
Rob: "Thanks, do you have a QUESTION?"

Think Chris Farley doing an interview on SNL. That would be me at the meet and greet. I have already decided not to say anything more than "thank you for doing this."
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[Jeanine] Sunday, July 27, 2008 10:34:22 PM 
breathe, just breathe - LOL!!
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[paperflowers] Sunday, July 27, 2008 7:55:43 PM 
Ah ok, thanks. BTW, is anyone else as nervous as I am about meeting the band?
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[guidogodoy] Saturday, July 26, 2008 8:46:42 PM 
Ya' know, I understand the VIP rules and got the email asking about the t-shirt size but I still gotta say that a week before leaves me a bit unsettled as well. Especially when I saw a VIP tix on eBay that actually SAID VIP as mine doesn't. Just a huge price and row 2.

I am sure it will be fine but still...I am one to sweat the details!
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[spapad] Saturday, July 26, 2008 6:32:40 PM 
Paper, my show is only 13 days away and still have not gotten my VIP stuff. They don't send it till 10 to 7 days before the show.
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[paperflowers] Saturday, July 26, 2008 6:15:23 PM 
I booked Vegas 9/1. Are they EVER going to send me a lanyard so I can get in?
[guidogodoy] Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:21:38 PM 
Good to know. In the Pittsburgh venue, there are perfect rules to follow. Exactly as you said, HB. No professional cameras, water, tailgating beforehand (no bottles, be safe), water, etc. would think the Dallas folks would have a similar page but NOOO. Just crappy LiveNation's brilliant website that directs you to check with the website of the actual venue WHICH IS THEIR OWN!

Like herding cats.
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[Diamonds & Ross] Saturday, July 26, 2008 9:41:44 AM 
Checked 'em out in Victoria. It was cool that the whole band
took part in the deal it wasn't a sit down affair...
[Dave928] Saturday, July 26, 2008 3:32:41 AM 
what i tried to post earlier:

in line in Seattle they told us no cameras, but if you got one in they didn't do anything.

hell, people were taking pictures right in front of event staff and they didn't do a thing.

[.] Friday, July 25, 2008 6:13:21 PM 

I think Glenn Tipton was right. 

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[Dave928] Friday, July 25, 2008 4:20:38 PM 
Edited at: Friday, July 25, 2008 4:21:03 PM
Edited at: Friday, July 25, 2008 4:21:43 PM
[Head banger] Friday, July 25, 2008 4:18:52 PM 
the deal at monsters (and the last few shows is)
camera, not profesional or with added lenses, is ok
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[guidogodoy] Friday, July 25, 2008 3:20:55 PM 
Hmmm...while I think you are a little harsh on Glenn (hey, we all have our moments), I do appreciate knowing what to expect.

What was the food? Any beer?? Were you able to take whatever you had autographed back to the car? How about pictures with the band? I see that cameras are prohibited (as usual) but I don't see much difference between a camera now and a cellphone that can take pictures. I'd love to take my camera to the Dallas show but not if it will get taken away or get me booted. How does one get a picture at the VIP and NOT bring it into the show?

Curious minds want to know! Anyone else, feel free to chime in!
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[chewie025] Friday, July 25, 2008 12:11:47 PM 
i just did the meet and greet for vancouver and for victoria bc.  i have mixed feelings about it.  the food was great,  the staff was great but the meet and greet itself was very rushed.  only 1 item to be autographed?  i paid $350 and all i get is 1 item signed?  that sucks to.  i would say that this is an okay meet and greet.  kinda like the one for velvet revolver .  the ozzy meet and greet was $1000 but we got drunk with the band and we got everything signed,  even my gibson zack wylde ed.  les paul.  got both zack and ozzy to sign it and they were happy to do so. all in all,  this is for die hards only.  if your an autograph collector this is not for you.  p.s.  glen threw a HUGE hissy fit at the hotel after the show.  refused to sign my guitar and refused pictures.  i lost alot of respect for him last night.  he is nothing but a baby.  the rest of the guys are class acts all the way.  thanks rob,  ian , kk and scott.    glen,  your nothing but a whinny bitch!
[Defender Stu] Friday, July 18, 2008 7:42:13 PM 
I have the platnum package for the melbourne show in september. They seem to be leaving it awful late to ship out the merchandise, whats it like? cant wait to meet priest!!
[crypticangle] Wednesday, July 16, 2008 8:02:28 AM 
I would've have loved to have ordered the meet n greet but I have to drive 2 hours & with the gas prices today I just couldn't do it this year but I'll be saving up for the next time !!
[spapad] Friday, July 11, 2008 9:17:39 PM 
Yeh, and from what I have read, she can be a pain.
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[guidogodoy] Friday, July 11, 2008 9:16:08 PM 
Nah, I'll be Jayne here in the US! HAA!!!!
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[spapad] Friday, July 11, 2008 9:10:46 PM 
I would be a little disapionted if that's how it went, but their management has a reputation for hurrying fans along.
I am no back stage girl.  I just want to meet my icons of metal.
I hope It will be a good experience. With the guys I'm sure that will be fine, with the management , i expect more of the same.

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[guitardude] Friday, July 11, 2008 8:01:18 PM 
For what the VIP platinum cost,there had better not be an old guy barking to hurry up at me! i left that shit behind in 1987 when I got out of the Army!!
[guidogodoy] Friday, July 11, 2008 5:35:46 PM 

For anyone else going VIP Platinum before the Dallas show, please post. Especially the answers to the supposed "trivia questions" that they said they would be asking. Oh yeah, and if there is free beer and food!
[flusi] Friday, July 11, 2008 12:11:01 AM 
Hi there,
the package was 128USD! (as far as I remember, since it was in München, I payed in €. 98 of them..).
But really, I don´t want to speak badly about it in general. As I said, Rob and the rest of the lads were really great.
I just hope, if this guy ( manager or whatever he is) goes on like that, that the people will also complain about HIM.
And it still was worth all the money we payed. That ,however, depends what your willing to pay for an happening like that. I am quite sure, that if it hadn´t been my favoured band, I wouldn´t have paid so much money to see them. It was like fulfilling a dream! Ok, actually it really was. Great.
So every body who dreamed of been so close to them, even if it´s only 10min, DO IT! Forget the money! Money  you can get again, but the chance of standing in the middle of the Metal gods is what you aren´t likely to have that many  times again.

[mgdman] Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:00:59 PM 
just wondering how much it cost? They have an offer for this on Metal Masters tour in the states, I passed due to the price and needed two I still got great seats center about 25 rows back. Would love to see them and get a pic but to much $$
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[K2M] Thursday, July 10, 2008 12:01:00 PM 
Thank You for that info. When i saw the meet and greet package option i didnot go for it for that reason.
plus i would either melt on the spot or irritate everyone by trying to sing with rob. I just wanna do one scream with rob.
So now i am 10th ro center and i believe i will have several screams with rob along with allof the fans. i hope to get eye contact. 
[flusi] Thursday, July 10, 2008 5:56:41 AM 
Hey there,
did anyone booked the Meet and Greet package and if so, how/what  was your experience?
Me and my brother booked it and were there in Munich, 24.06.08. It was a short, but great experience . Well, most of it.
The Band itself was very great, nice and patient.  All in all seven people booked that package and were there.They ( the Band) were chatting with us (a little) and signed CD´s as well as various T-shirts. They even would´ve spend more time (this was my impression), if not their manager - or whoever this olderly guy was- would´ve stressed everybody around. Faster here, faster there, shouting at the fans to expedite and it was him who took ONE picture of me and the band  with my camera. So I was really lucky, that the picture was a good one (sharp etc.) . Really, if this manager would not have been there, it would´ve been much more exciting for us.
Just to make that clear again:
Judas Priest, the Band members, very very nice and patient and friendly and unstressed. My impression was, that they even would´ve stayed another five minutes or so to take their time for us fans (for pictures and singaturesor whatever ). However, the manager guy ended the session (which took place in the  stairway of the hall!) after 10-15 min of shouting and pushing us around!
Nevertheless it was an very exciting experience to be so close to my favourite band, I ever dreamed of this thing to happen. AND IT DID! WOW!
PS: And since I am too bloody stupid to upload a picture, you fail to see me in the middle of Rob, K.K., Glen and Ian! Sad for you ;-)
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