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Old 06-07-2010, 11:52 PM
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Concert Memorabilia Thread

I recently decided to take some pictures of all the picks/drumsticks/setlists I've acquired at shows over the years, and I figured some of you would be interested in sharing yours as well - so here is a thread for that.

WARNING: For anyone thinking about doing this, DO NOT upload the photos to Facebook and tag any applicable musicians in the pictures. I have been swamped by messages/friend requests asking if I sell/trade guitar picks.

I'm not gonna dump a shit ton of pictures at once, but here's a start:

From left to right, one row at a time:
Jens ludwig (Edguy), Mark Briody (Jag Panzer), Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Dug Pinnick (King's X), Chris Caffery (Savatage/TSO) x3.


Yngwie Malmsteen (x2), Martin Arendahl (Manticora), Bill Hudson (Cellador), Gus G (Firewind), Doug Scarrat (Saxon), Johnny lee Middleton (Savatage/TSO) x2.


All Tesla picks. I have seen them just a couple of times from up front.

And lastly, the holy grail of my picks:
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:19 AM
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i'm terrible at catching picks, but i have one from Lacuna Coil from a few years ago.

i also have signed posters from Nightwish, Darkest Hour, DevilDriver, Taproot, a Bodom tour poster with Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch, and a Jagermeister tour poster with Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil, and Shadows Fall.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:36 AM
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That is quite the collection of Pics. I am quite impressed.

I don't have any pics of my memorabilia, sans two very important pieces of memorabilia to me I'll save for last but this is my list of bands and musicians I have met with memorabilia mentioned:


Dredg
(Met all 4 and hung out with all 4, 3 times, have 3 autographed setlists)

King's X (Doug Pinnick Bass Pic, King's X Promo Poster, Ogre Tones Booklet autographed)

Orange Sky (No memorabilia, but 2 pretty cool and funny stories from when they opened for King's X for anyone interested.)

Iced Earth (Something Wicked part 2 booklet autographed VIP passed autographed and a cool story that Jon Schaffer broke big news to me about that didn't happen till about a year and a half later, again for anyone interested)

*Me taking a picture with Iced Earth When I could have looked a lot better


Mutiny Within (Autographed setlist from Sonata Arctica NA tour and autographed booklet, gave the keyboardist a copy of my bands demo)

Powerglove (Just met the guys didn't have time for autographs, gave the guitarist a copy of my band's demo)

BigElf (Hung out with all 4 guys for a good half hour after opening for Dream Theater, got a BigElf Cheating The Gallows Promo Poster signed)

Scale The Summit
(Got a mini Promo card signed by all 4 guys opening for Dream Theater)

Ross The Boss
(Met all the guys in his band, Until the upcoming Progpower show, I have the ONLY Ross The Boss USA setlist in existence, they only did 2 shows before Progpower, one in NYC and one at Station 4 in MN, and they didn't have a setlist in NYC, and shared a setlist in MN, which is now sitting in a picture frame on my bedroom wall.)

As I Lay Dying
(After Getting Knocked out during Haste The Day's set by some white trash piece of shit, I got the setlist from As I Lay Dying)

*The net 6 I all met at Sounds Of The Underground*

Shadows Fall (Autographed poster. Used to keep in contact with Jason Bittner, but since haven't kept much contact)

Darkest Hour (Hung out with the band during Shadows Fall set, talked to ex guitarist Kris Norris for a good half hour about Devin Townsend and his then upcoming solo album which at the time was just a dream, autographed promo poster)

Every Time I Die
(autographed poster, guys didn't talk much if at all)

Amon Amarth
(Autographed poster, 2 really funny stories about the guys if anyone is interested)

The Devil Wears Prada (Autographed Poster, 4 of the freakiest motherfuckers I've ever met)

Mushroomhead (autographed poster, all really cool guys, too bad Slipknot got successful because these guys turned down Roadrunner)


Next is a list of different members of bands:

Mike Portnoy, Drummer of Dream Theater *I'll come back to MP*

John Petrucci, Guitarist of Dream Theater (Autographed Ticket, that's all I had at the time)

Eric Peterson, Guitarist of Testament
(Guitar pick, his setlist from Testament/Unearth/Lazarus A.D.)

Chuck Billy, Singer Of Testament (Chuck's Air Guitar Pick *Testament logo on one side, CHUCK'S PICK on the other* hahahaha)

Ken Susi, Guitarist of Unearth (Autographed setlist of Testament, Hung out with him after the show talking music, one of the most humble guys I've ever met)

Tommy Portimo, Drummer of Sonata Arctica (His drumstick which a girl nearly raped me for when i caught it mid air, outside he signed it for me and we talked about Pearl drums while he had a cigarette)

Benji Helberg, Guitarist of American Head Charge
(In my metal cover band, my guitarist is actually best friends with Benji. They went to school together. He has watched us play a few times and has talked about me playing drums on his upcoming solo album...only problem is, I'm not sure if it is ever going to get made, but if it does, remember the name Josh Rundquist, That will be me on the drums. I shit you not!*

Steve Brooks, Singer/Guitarist of Torche
(autographed ticket, that's all I had at the time, talked about music and how Torche became one of my top 5 all time favorite bands, which he was very happy to hear and appreciated)

Sergio Robledo-Maderazo, Bassist of From Monument To Masses
(A great band that sadly broke up, nothing autographed, just hung out with him for about 20 minutes at the back of the venue talking music)


Anton and Lewis Patzer, Violinist and Cellist of Judgment Day (Fuck Apocalyptica, Judgment day is the REAL STRING METAL BAND, Violin, Cello, Drums, NO BULLSHIT! I seen them open for Dredg and they blew my fucking mind Nothing autographed, but we talked for over an hour after the show, 2 of the coolest dudes I've met in music.)


And now the 2 piece of memorabilia that mean more to me then anything I'll ever own:

First up Mike Portnoy and Me (back when I looked like a goober...trust me I look a lot better now)








And my 12" Tama Mike Portnoy Melody Master snare, signed by the man himself



And finally, the other most important piece of musical history, my autographed copy of Redemption's CD/DVD, Frozen In The Moment (The CD/DVD I officially named)




And a personal thank you from NVD:


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Old 06-08-2010, 01:11 AM
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:39 AM
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For the record - I don't really count Autographs. I tend to not worry about getting them when I meet people. If I KNOW in advance that I'm gonna meet someone I'll usually bring stuff, but I never bring it "just in case" and then try to hunt people down and waste their time to have them sign stuff. I'd much rather just get a quick picture and talk for a few minutes about whatever might be relevant.

I'll get to my drumsticks and setlists in a wee bit.
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I basically don't have much of this kind of thing at all. I don't hang around outside venues like a dork waiting for bands, (and if I ever do say hey to a band member I certainly don't claim that I've "met" them - jeez, desperate?) and I'm rarely down the front for pick/stick catching.

So the only pick I've got from a show is a Keri Kelli/Alice Cooper one because I was in the photo pit and he throws like a girl. Normally if people in the front row have noticed a pick has landed in the pit I hand it over to whoever looks least desparate in the front row, but I left it there for the whole three songs we were allowed to shoot and no one spotted it, so it became mine.

I have a few signed bits and pieces. Usually sent to me or special editions I've ordered or something. A couple from signing sessions where I was at the show anyway so figured why the fuck not? There's a whole bunch of signing sessions at Sweden Rock every year, but I can't be bothered to attend. There are bands to watch and if I really cared about photos or getting shit signed, I'm back stage every year with more important people than can usually be fucked to do the signing sessions... and I still can't be arsed!
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back when I looked like a goober...trust me I look a lot better now
You look like Maiden33 with short hair...
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I basically don't have much of this kind of thing at all. I don't hang around outside venues like a dork waiting for bands, (and if I ever do say hey to a band member I certainly don't claim that I've "met" them - jeez, desperate?) and I'm rarely down the front for pick/stick catching.

So the only pick I've got from a show is a Keri Kelli/Alice Cooper one because I was in the photo pit and he throws like a girl. Normally if people in the front row have noticed a pick has landed in the pit I hand it over to whoever looks least desparate in the front row, but I left it there for the whole three songs we were allowed to shoot and no one spotted it, so it became mine.

I have a few signed bits and pieces. Usually sent to me. A couple from signing sessions where I was at the show anyway so figured why the fuck not? There's a whole bunch of signing sessions at Sweden Rock every year, but I can't be bothered to attend. There are bands to watch and if I really cared about photos or getting shit signed, I'm back stage every year with more important people than can usually be fucked to do the signing sessions... and I still can't be arsed!
Do you want a prize? We get it - you're a critic, not a fan.

I remember another post of this nature from you before - it didn't need to be in this thread, clearly designed for people who care about this sort of stuff.
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You look like Maiden33 with short hair...
I can't even imagine what me now would look like with short hair, I've had it long for so long now.
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I can't even imagine what me now would look like with short hair, I've had it long for so long now.
I'll help you out.

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