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GS Rocked Iowa!!

Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:32 PM

The show Tuesday night (8/23/2011) was Freaking Awesome!! We had VIP & it was worth every penny. All the guys were great and Robbie Merril is one of the nicest guys on the planet!! There were only 9 people for the VIP event (hard times in Iowa?) so we had a few extra minutes per person/couple. The sound check was fantastic. They played Vampires, along with Oracle, two of the A** Kickinest(?) instrumentals ever played by anyone anywhere! The Oracle was part of the regular set too, so getting it twice in an evening was unbelievable! As always the show was super high energy

Shannon went through the bass drum head, just by playing, during Voodoo and they had to change it out in the middle of the set! Sully said it was the first time it had happened in 15 years of touring. Thankfully it was just before the drum battle, which is always the highlight of the show. We were up to the fence in front, in the middle of the stage, for the whole time (all 3 bands) and it doesn't get any better than that. My husband stood behind me with his arms around me and held the fence so I didn't get crushed. It was so awesome; I just rocked out through the whole show with hardly a worry. At one point, during a song, Robbie grabbed one of Sully's picks off the mic stand and tossed it right to me, what a guy! Then, I actually caught one of Shannon's sticks!! That was too cool, especially since I kind of skinned my knee at Mayhem in St. Louis, going for a stick he through that bounced off my hand. Best souvenirs ever!

After the show, when Shannon came out he spent time with the fans by the busses and signed autographs & took pictures with anyone who wanted one. I was waiting for my husband to come back outside and I heard someone call my name. I turned around and it was Robbie! I mean it, he is so nice. He called my name twice, because it took me twice to realize someone was calling me, and he was even talking to someone already. It really made the night for me.

I'm embroidering the tribal sun logo on a piece of linen. They all signed it and I'm going to embroider their names too. It will be so cool when finished - someday. I've got 8 hours in it already and I'm not even done with the outlines yet!

Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to get to Vegas for the 48 hour festival and where the money for the Shiprocked cruise is going to come from...

Replies to This Posting

  1. Re: GS Rocked Iowa!!

    Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 6:57 AM

    Great review leece! Sounds like you had a great time, I was supposed to go to this show but the Friday before the show my babysitter went back to her home state to visit family. This was AFTER she had agreed to take my kids overnight. Blah, its over with now. Robbie is most def, the coolest guy everrr. Can't wait for you get done your GS sun. Post pics! Sounds like its gonna be badass.
    The 48 hour fest. makes me wish I lived closer to Vegas. Its the airfare thats just stopping me from pulling the trigger.
    ~ I'm tougher then nails, I can promise you that~

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    Re: GS Rocked Iowa!!

    Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    wow what an awesome night! very memorable..yeah i found Robbie very nice too, chatting and friendly.( ok not that the other guys weren't). And sweet of hubby to protect you so you could have a great time with no worries. very sweet. yeah i'll be interested to see your sun work...sounds very cool.
    i know to have the money to go around to all the concerts would be nice but there are bills etc to be paid and life to be lived.
    glad you had such a great time! :)

    hopefully you can find money and babysitters etc to go to the shows......

  3. Re: GS Rocked Iowa!!

    Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    yeah that show was awesome!! It was well worth the money, I wish I coulda had VIPs though, lol. I do have some good pics of that show on my facebook page if anyone would like to look at them.. they're in my albums under "godsmack concert"
    ~Jenny Ann~

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    Re: GS Rocked Iowa!!

    Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 6:19 AM

    hmm i'll have to have a look....btw....i like your name...minus the rose and number lol. Luna is one of my most favourite names ever...hmm why am I not Luna instead of elly??? hmmm

  5. Re: GS Rocked Iowa!!

    Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Wish I could've seen the concert, but I live in Maryland.

  6. RE: Re: GS Rocked Iowa!!

    Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    elly wrote:
    hmm i'll have to have a look....btw....i like your name...minus the rose and number lol. Luna is one of my most favourite names ever...hmm why am I not Luna instead of elly??? hmmm

    LOL, that's cool. That's not my real name though, it's my magical name. My real name is Jenny. I chose luna cuz I love the moon, and I like roses a lot! lol
    ~Jenny Ann~

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    Re: GS Rocked Iowa!!

    Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    ahh i figured it wasn't your real name. but i love Luna. if i ever get another dog, it will be female and named Luna. I just couldn't see naming a male dog Luna...but i wanted to. it's such a cool name....and one of my tattoo's is the moon....for your same reason....Luna!
    ahhh white roses for me....

    nice to meet you!

  8. Re: GS Rocked Iowa!!

    Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    must have been hard to find a power outlet to plug in all their band stuff in the middle of a cornfield.

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    Re: GS Rocked Iowa!!

    Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 4:41 AM

    extra long extension cords is what i heard, then on the other side they had people pedding around to create energy.....ok sorry lol that was dumb....sticking with the long extension cord....extention?? entension?? ah, you get what i'm trying to say. it's early.....