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Message to Dom re: Sofia

Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Hi Dom,

I know this is a lot to ask, but I respectfully request that you consider asking the band to allow Blagica to have a pass for their show in Sofia in one month. See thread here..

Blagica will travel alone from Macedonia to see the band perform live for the first time on July 7th. This may be the only chance she ever gets to see them.

Blagica's commitment to Godsmack can be found all over this website. Everywhere. Everyday.

I understand that the band gets these types of requests a lot, but this is different. I could go on for pages why and how it's different but I wont. It just is.

Please consider asking the band to provide Blagica with an access pass for the Sofia show. It's one pass, one person, one show. Simple.

If you are able to ask them and it doesn't work out, I accept and respect that. I just feel like someone has to at least try.

Does anyone else feel this way on this board???

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  1. Moderator

    Re: Message to Dom re: Sofia

    Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Hey all, sorry just seeing this now. Had a rough past week w/ a friend passing and all so took a breather from here.

    As far as passes, I do not have the authority to hand out passes, unfortunately. The only people granted any kind of passes are the band, working crew and personal family and or friends whom the band put under their guest list.

    The whole pass thing is complicated for there are different levels of passes. I will explain: Some passes are All Access which are only granted to band, working crew and blood immediate family members. VIP passes or occasionally Working passes usually go to the closest personal friends of the band or people who outside work for the band (not on the road), which will allow people to roam freely but will not get you onstage or dressing room (unless escorted by someone with a all access pass). After show passes may also be given to friends of the band. These are pretty much useless (honestly) and won't get you anywhere but allow you to wait after the show for someone again with a all access pass to come out and get you. Usually if the guys have their personal friends at the shows they will send GS security to get them and bring them back to them.

    Some people assume I can get people backstage or when I am at shows that I can walk people backstage, but I can't. If anything I am usually granted a VIP or Working pass which mean I can walk myself back there, but cannot escort people. The only people who can escort others are people with All Access passes (band members, working road crew or blood) Sometimes I even have trouble getting places even though I outside work for the band.. venue security doesn't know that, nor me and sometimes is a ordeal. Luckily everyone in the GS camp knows me and I have a cell phone LOL. If I would have chosen to be out on the road then I would have had a All Access laminate. I am not on the road with them (thank God) and just pick whatever shows I wanna to go to. I just need to let them know when I am coming.

    Anyways...I can't really tell the guys to be putting people on their guest list whom they do not know. It doesn't work that way. It's not my guest list and again that is reserved for the band and or their working crew. Kinda like it's not my dressing room to be inviting all my friends into to hang. To be honest, the shows I do go to I will bring at the most one person (sometimes two at the most) with me as my personal guests when I am there. I don't even like overstepping boundaries and asking them to put me plus a bunch of people on the guest list. I just think it's rude and taking advantage of the situation. Call me weird, but that's just how I am. The only time I have asked the guys to get anyone into a show I wasn't at was for my family (who Sully knows)... and that doesn't happen all that often.

    As much as I would love to help Blagica out... I really can't unfortunately. The only way fans for these European shows (or any shows for that matter) can meet the guys is through a M&G. I know we aren't offering any for the overseas dates... but there may be radio stations that are having some sort of contest that possibly you can win some sort of M&G. The ONLY other alternative is those people who chose to wait outside early the day of or late after the show in hopes to see the guys leaving the venue. This however I don't recommend because it's never a guarantee. You may be able to catch one or two of them.. but usually not all of them. Usually people will see Shannon & Robbie if anyone...who usually do say hello to people if they see them. Tony is usually MIA & Sully always has security with him which mean you prob won't get to him.

    I wish I can offer something else to you, but I really can't. I am honestly just not in charge of this stuff, nor is it my rules. Just kinda the nature of the beast when it comes to these shows and how things work. I hope in this lengthy explanation people can get a better understanding as to how things work as far as passes being granted etc.

    Dominique ~ Web Manager
    Godsmack | Sully Erna | |

  2. Re: Message to Dom re: Sofia

    Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Thank you Dom. Your explanation makes perfect sense. Huge respect to you for taking the time to share your experience from an inside perspective.

    More importantly, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

  3. Re: Message to Dom re: Sofia

    Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Thanks for the explanation.
    I understand your position too.
    I'm just so sorry to hear than there will be no VIP tickets in Sofia...
    It is just not fair
    I am an angel. My horns are just there to hold the halo up

  4. Re: Message to Dom re: Sofia

    Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    I know you cant do anything about it so the last lines from the post are just me feeling sorry ...
    I am an angel. My horns are just there to hold the halo up

  5. Moderator

    Re: Message to Dom re: Sofia

    Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Razor... thanks for your condolences. Shannon wrote up a nice statement about Josh I posted on the new page. He was a great kid & will be in my heart forever & very much missed.

    Blagica.. I am sorry girl ..... if I could help everyone out I would. I know you want to meet them badly. Is there nothing being offered through any stations at all??? I don't have much info on the overseas shows as far as the promotion for these festivals etc... so not sure about any contests or what not. You can take your chances hanging out.... like I said you may catch Robbie or Shannon.. MAYBE the others. But like I said, it's hit or miss.
    Dominique ~ Web Manager
    Godsmack | Sully Erna | |

  6. Re: Message to Dom re: Sofia

    Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    There was something from one radio station but that is only for the people from Bulgaria...
    I will be in Sofia for 2 days anyway.
    The festival is only offering block tickets for the both evenings,so I will be there around.
    Maybe I will have some luck..
    I am an angel. My horns are just there to hold the halo up

  7. Re: Message to Dom re: Sofia

    Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    so now way a?
    not even if I win the bikini contest
    I am an angel. My horns are just there to hold the halo up

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    Re: Message to Dom re: Sofia

    Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    Sad all round. RIP Josh, so sad.

    And sad Blagica and others M&G. You would think there would be as they don't get there often so it would be nice to meet the fans. Hopefully another time though.

  9. Re: Message to Dom re: Sofia

    Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    We at least gave it an honest effort...and Dom, Les and I hope that the pain of losing someone so close to your heart, will ease as time moves ahead. You are one of few that thinks of others before yourself...