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General Discussion / Re: VIP Guitar Question
« Last post by datfly on May 20, 2014, 03:29:07 pm »
Thanks so much for you quick response.
I look forward to the show and I will post back here to let others know how it went.

Datfly



Datfly - Let me share my experience from this past Saturday night at the Grand Prairie, TX show and hopefully yours will be the same of very similar. Please note I cannot promise you will experience the same nor am I in any position to speak for the band and crew in this matter, but again, hopefully this is how it will work for you.

Brandon, the Merch guy, is now in charge of the M/G experience as well. He saved our guitars and "goody bags" until after the show, where we met him at the Merch Booth to claim our stuff. We was very aware how awkward it would be to have to carry and hold on to this stuff during all phases of the show. While FOREIGNER headlined that night, hopefully he can extend the same courtesies for the shows where Styx headlines.

And in regards to guitar to ticket ratio - everyone who purchases the guitar package will receive a guitar based on the number of tickets purchased. Vera and Tom were with me at the show as well. They had two tickets so they each got a guitar.

Hope your experience is the same!

Jeff
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General Discussion / Re: VIP Guitar Question
« Last post by Jeffistheirbiggestfan on May 20, 2014, 03:02:29 pm »
Datfly - Let me share my experience from this past Saturday night at the Grand Prairie, TX show and hopefully yours will be the same of very similar. Please note I cannot promise you will experience the same nor am I in any position to speak for the band and crew in this matter, but again, hopefully this is how it will work for you.

Brandon, the Merch guy, is now in charge of the M/G experience as well. He saved our guitars and "goody bags" until after the show, where we met him at the Merch Booth to claim our stuff. We was very aware how awkward it would be to have to carry and hold on to this stuff during all phases of the show. While FOREIGNER headlined that night, hopefully he can extend the same courtesies for the shows where Styx headlines.

And in regards to guitar to ticket ratio - everyone who purchases the guitar package will receive a guitar based on the number of tickets purchased. Vera and Tom were with me at the show as well. They had two tickets so they each got a guitar.

Hope your experience is the same!

Jeff
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General Discussion / VIP Guitar Question
« Last post by datfly on May 20, 2014, 09:02:41 am »
The email states to leave immediately after Foreigner plays to get your guitar.
So we will have to stand with our guitars for the whole Styx set?

Does each ticket holder for the VIP guitar package get their own guitar
or is it one per set of tickets?

Thanks,
Datfly
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Ask the Band / Re: who inspired jukebox hero
« Last post by moonyeller on May 18, 2014, 10:44:39 pm »
awesome that the band thinks about the fans that way,  hope the kid found his place among the stars...
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Ask the Band / Re: who inspired jukebox hero
« Last post by SoUrgent on May 18, 2014, 03:49:35 pm »
Hey Moonyeller, welcome to the board!

Maybe this will help explain...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juke_Box_Hero

and for more information on where some of their inspiration came from pertaining to some of the other popular Foreigner songs...

http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/mick_jones_of_foreigner/


(about halfway through the article...)

"SF:   Tell me about "Juke Box Hero."

Mick: That stemmed from an experience that we had, I think it was in Cincinnati. We'd gone to the arena for a sound check, and it was pouring down rain, and there were a bunch of fans waiting at the door when we went in. When we came back for the show later on, all that was left was one lonely fan, a young guy waiting out there in the rain, soaked to the skin. I thought, well, he's waiting like five hours here, maybe we'll take him in and give him a glimpse of what happens backstage at a show. And this kid was just mesmerized with everything. I saw this look in his eyes, and I thought, he's seeing this for the first time, he's having this experience. And I just imagined what was going through his mind. And I'd been toying with this title, "Juke Box Hero," I thought it was almost a satire on what we did and how it was perceived from an audience level, and public. That's how it originated."

Hope you find this helpful!
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Ask the Band / who inspired jukebox hero
« Last post by moonyeller on May 18, 2014, 02:35:33 pm »
was the jukebox hero a real person?
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Ask the Band / Do I have one of Mick's old keyboards? Logon String Melody.
« Last post by pb125770 on May 17, 2014, 08:01:59 am »
Hi,

I'm a keyboard players and many years ago, circa 1985, I bought something called a Logan String Melody from a add in our local newspaper (Portsmouth Evening News). The young man I purchased the keyboard from told me that he had bought it a couple of years earlier from an elderly couple living in Southsea. When he went to pick the board up he walked into a hallway which had frame gold discs on the walls and when he enquired as to what they were the lovely couple proudly said "That's from our son, Mick. He's a musician in a band called Foreigner". I have no idea weather this is true or not but the guy telling me had no reason or financial gain by telling me the story.

30 years later I still have that keyboard and I'm about to look for a new home for it. I'm trying to find out if this story could be true. I guess the only person who might corroborate it is Mick himself. How can I get my simple question to him? Any help appreciated.

Link to the Logan String Melody write-up on vintage synths.... http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/string_melody.php
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http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ed-gagliardi-dies/?trackback=fbshare_top

R.I.P. Ed  :(

HOPE Mick Jones goes to the wake and funeral ..... just saying!

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Babs, I know you and me have had our disagreements and such .... and I'm not gonna start any drama but I am at least hoping and praying that Mick at least attends Ed's wake or funeral or however the Gagliardi family makes an arrangment, I think that would be the BIGGEST thing that Mick could do right now and I know it'd mean alot to Ed's family. Praying for everyone involved. From my understanding it was cancer that took him after 8 years. My mom had cancer for 5 yrs. and passed so I could relate to it. Say what you will about me .... but I still care and love Foreigner original lineup ... they meant alot to me growing up.

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I read these sad news on Dennis Elliot's site ... R.I.P. Ed
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