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Post by zoogirl » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:57 pm

Whatta week!

It started on Wednesday with the CD signing at Scrape records. I had bought a copy of ACAS a few weeks ago, giving me short line privaliges. Dave and I headed over straight from work and by the time we got there the short line was up the block and the other line was about twice as long. We met up with Paul, our "Alice" from Billion Dollar Babies and our lead player George. They had already been through and Paul got his vinyl B$B signed. Ken the bass was up the line and I only got in a quick hello.

Dave and Paul went into a nearby cafe to wait as you could only get in with the reciept. I talked to the people behind me and generally bounced as I waited my turn. Finally, there he was!

I was so discombobulated that I didn't even get a proper pic taken with him, but I did get one with both of us, thanks to the kind lady at Scrape who was snapping for everyone. I got my CD signed and the back of my biker jacket which is totally Aliced out. The CD was for the Grandkid and I think Alice got a kick out of it when I informed him the the Sicklet's name is Cooper!

I brought along the famous Chicken Feather and I hauled it out, saying "Here's something you haven't seen since the late Seventies!" Renfield was beside Alice and I turned to him and asked if he was Brian and then said that I was zoogirl. He said that he remembered seeing the pics of the feather and that they'd been talking about it and that he could see that it was obviously real. Alice said "Hey, you know I married one of those chickens!" I laughed and said that I did know that. I figured I better let the next people in so I stepped aside and talked to Renfield for a few more minutes about the feather and some of the other souvineers he'd seen in line. Then he said that it was a pleasure to meet me and see the feather and shook my hand, actually giving me the double hand thing. Wow! There has been some less than kind things said about Brian Nelson, but I was completely impressed with him. He was very, very nice.

Dave decided that he'd try to get his guitar signed so we headed over to the long line but they cut it off before he got in. Rats!

Thursday, I went to the concert with my friend Lori, who's actually a Sickthing (Coopusinterruptus) although she never posts. We had second row seats, not that we were in 'em. We hit the rail!

As usual, I jumped straight up and down through the whole show and acted out all the songs. The high point was being teased by Alice, who danged "Diamond" in front of my pleading little fingers, only to fling 'em off to the side, twice! He gave me a lot of direct eye contact, so what the heck. Who needs diamonds when you get pure gold?!

Alice Rocked!!! He sounded great, the energy level was way up and bonus of all bonus, a hanging!

The other bonus? Calico, AND Sonora, AND Sheryl, both nights!!!

Oh, loot? A cross from Jason Hook, a pick from Chuck, a partial strand of "diamonds" and an Alice dollar, over both nights.

Friday rocked just as hard. I made it to the rail again and got lots more eye contact. By the end of the night I was about ruined. I can't talk, my legs hurt and I'm a happy little camper!!!
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Post by sparkinthedark » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:22 pm

:clap: Glad you had a blast! I totally understand what you mean about being teased when it comes tot he 'diamonds'. He did that to me in Southampton but as you say, the eye contact erases any disappointment! :laugh:

Any peekchures? :)
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Post by daytripper63 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:32 pm

Yay for you Zoogirl ! Thanks for sharing a great story with us. And good to hear from ya.

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Post by Shoesalesman » Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:31 pm

zooey!!!!!!!!!! Long time no speak, girl!!!!! :grin:

Glad you had a good time and got to have some stuff signed by Alice. I also recall something about your band B$B possibly hitting Edmonton in the near future. If that's the case, consider me there in the audience.
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Post by Jaded » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:15 am

Great story Zoo!!
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Post by Gorehound » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:07 am

Glad you had a great time zoo!
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Post by Jumping Jack » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:10 am

Did Sonora graduate from high school?
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Post by NotSoPerfect » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:48 pm

I don't think so....she's 15 or 16 right now I believe.
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Post by sparkinthedark » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:59 pm

Yup - 15 as she was born in December '92 (according to the timeline section).
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Post by Shoesalesman » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:32 pm

Alice's page at IMDb has her born in 1993. Scroll halfway down. Not saying the info on this link is right by any means.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004840/bio
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Post by sparkinthedark » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:09 pm

Well, there ya go. FWIW, she looks about 15 or older to me. :) Oh, the eternal uncertainty of it all! :grin:
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Post by Jumping Jack » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:15 am

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We might not go back at all
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Post by ElectedPlus » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:12 am

There's some quality vids of this show up on youtube :

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... type=&aq=f

My favourite is the Feminine Side clip.

Good shirt Alice is wearing too.

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Post by Jumping Jack » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:03 pm

Good to see Chuck has switched to a bandana in Canada. :clap:
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Post by Shoesalesman » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:19 pm

Cool vids!!!

I'm just glad Alice didn't have a masked Steven Harper and Jack Layton dukin' it out on stage instead of the American candidates. We have a Canadian Federal election in October and I'd be curious to know how many fans would know our own runners compared to the US hopefuls.
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Post by mattcoddington » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:43 pm

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Post by NotSoPerfect » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:22 pm

Jumping Jack wrote:Good to see Chuck has switched to a bandana in Canada. :clap:
Heh...he's done the bandana AND hat combo a few times as well!
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Post by mattcoddington » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:23 pm

i vote for the mohawk.

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Post by Jumping Jack » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:46 pm

He’s in Canada now and may need both to keep warm, LOL. Look out, ear muffs may be next!!!
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Post by glamprincess » Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:07 pm

Jumping Jack wrote:He’s in Canada now and may need both to keep warm, LOL. Look out, ear muffs may be next!!!
In September??? It's supposed to go up to about 75 degrees Farenheit this week in Toronto. Not exactly "ear muff" weather just yet. It's still pretty warm around the igloos ........

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