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  • in reply to: Why is no one posting? #1904
    Armadillo
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    That’s my theory too– Facebook killed the Slamboard. It’s not that I don’t like Facebook–I use it a lot–but this slam board was sort of our own little place where the fans could chat with each other. We can’t really do that on Facebook unless we form our own group. If you have any issues with the website, please let Don the Webmaster know so he can address them with the provider.

    Well…Twisted Sister is winding down….and I guess so are we. this slam board will be our archive of what we had.

    in reply to: Twisted Sister (and me) in Bulgaria #1903
    Armadillo
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    DAMMIT Patrick. How did I miss you in Bulgaria? I was walking around for a bit in the vendor area. Glad you enjoyed it– it was definitely one of the better shows of the run.

    in reply to: Twisted Sister in Sweden (me too) #1902
    Armadillo
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    I THOUGHT I saw you in the front row Patrick! Sorry I didn’t get a chance to say hi. We literally had 30 minutes to pack up and get outta there…we went directly to the airport!

    in reply to: VEGAS setlist and Road Report is UP #1831
    Armadillo
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    Thanks Erik for the thoughts. First, the worst place for sound is always in the front. Twisted has some particulars about monitors, and the front row is going to give you a bad sound experience. I won’t go into the monitor specifics, but what you hear as Dee’s mic cutting out is Dee cutting out of that particular monitor, based upon where he is on stage. Back by the sound board, for example, it’s a whole difference experience. What you don’t get at the sound board, however, is the intensity of the front row. (I always prefer the front)

    I’ve seen a lot of U.S. crowds–including the Starland show you’re referring to. Some crowds are insanely crazy, some are dead as doornails. What I liked about the Vegas crowd–and it reminded me of the 1986 show–the crowd was engaged front to back, all the way to the balconies. They participated from the start and gave the energy back to the band. They were not as physical as the Starland crowds sometimes can get.
    For the record, I found that Canadian shows and mid-west shows had the best “personal space”, Florida, Jersey and NYC had the worst.

    I’ve been in those crowds many times–and a little personal space is actually kinda nice. NYC/Jersey shows can get really…physically obnoxious. It doesn’t make for the best of shows just because the fans are crushing towards the front like the Japanese subway at rush hour. As for heads banging–the only place I really see that is Europe and South America–who make U.S. shows look like kindergarden. I think the Starland Show will be full of emotion and energy–there will be a huge number of fans and family members in attendance. I expect it to be a very intense show as well. (and the opening acts will be far more energetic)

    As for Mark, I can tell you that these guys put it all out there on stage. When they come offstage, they are physically and emotionally spent. Here’s a tip: when approaching any band member (of any band), try opening with “thanks for a great show tonight” instead of “hey…aren’t you so-and-so?” The most embarrassing thing I see is when fans approached a band member, but call them by the wrong name, didn’t know the songs/albums or which band they are talking to, etc. And virtually very artist I have ever met bristled when a fan opened with “Aren’t you…” Just my two cents. Or it wasn’t actually Mark. I did see a big dude walking around who kinda did look like him.

    in reply to: Question about Vegas show #1818
    Armadillo
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    Happy birthday Erik! Life truly begins at 40!

    And you certainly got your wish…almost two hours onstage for Twisted! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Great night

    Armadillo
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    I’ll be there!

    in reply to: A Tribute to A.J. #1611
    Armadillo
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    Everyone is absolutely devastated.
    Last night, the band and crew assembled to toast A.J. and have a band/crew meal in his honor. It was hours of pure laughter, recalling stories and antics–it was the kind of thing A.J. would have absolutely wanted. The amount of support has been truly overwhelming. (mostly in a good way, sometimes…a bit much. Like, say….3 a.m. but the thoughts are in the right place.)

    The band meets tomorrow for a closed band meeting to discuss the future.

    I’ll keep everyone posted as soon as information is cleared for release.
    Since many have asked, services are private–for family and close friends. I totally understand how hard it is when so many want to pay their proper respects, the but sheer volume of people and the international press this has drawn has overwhelmed the family and so they have asked for some privacy while they grieve. One of the topics the band will likely discuss is if there can be something more public so that fans can have a place to come together.

    in reply to: Statement from Twisted Sister #1574
    Armadillo
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    I’m still trying to come to terms with this.
    Even though he was band, he considered himself a part of the crew. He rode to the shows with the crew, ate with us, hung out with us–we loved him dearly. For the past 2 years, his son served as his drum technician–something that just filled him with pride. Everyone is just devastated and trying hard to hold it together the next few days.

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