Alright, vigil 05 is relatively close... And I thought this section needed a thread... We need to start planning guys.. and for us poor melons.. we need to start saving too! Hmm so yeah I will most likely be arriving on wednesday before the vigil and leaving maybe the tuesday after with nata and emma and whoever else wants to come along on our little adventure to San Francisco How many of you guys are going to be coming for the first time.. what are your plans thus far? Lets start planning guys!
I sure am going to the vigil again! I still have all the money that I saved up for last year's vigil! Yaaaaay! ;D Now I just gotta save up for our S. Francisco adventure! But I should have enough by then, eh? I can hardly way! I also plan on staying in Indiana for a week or so... I mean, we gotta go to San Francisco together, right?
Anyway, I'll post more stuff later.. it's really late over here and me needs some sleep!
this will be my first vigil, and i can't wait. i'd love to get to know everyone and meet them.
my plans are to come with my boyfriend, bob. yes that's his real name. he's a melonhead, too. we were actually best friends for a long time, until one night we were listening to melon stoned and realized that we are pretty perfect for each other. presently, he lives an hour away, but he's moving to akron in august (yay!)
i digress! we're coming, most likely on friday, after classes and i have no idea what the plans are after that. get a motel room? camp? whats the common procedure? where do all the other melons stay?
i'd love to hear everyone else's two cents on their vigil plans. this is a good thread.
Well, usually people stay at the "knights inn" or at the "budget inn"... those are the cheapest hotels. When I went in 2003, we made reservations for the "budget inn" a few months prior to the vigil, but my other friends hadn't made any reservations and they got a room right away at the "knights inn". Later on we found out that the knights inn was cheaper ($33 bucks a nite while the budget inn was $45) and they basically had the same stuff...
So I guess it's not hard to get a room there, you just have to make sure they're not having those Indy races or whatever it's called (LOL) cause that's when the hotels get packed...
Hope that helps and can't wait to see you there! :bee:
Yay Im glad you guys are going to be coming! Charles, will you be flying from France just for the vigil or will you be around here during that time?
You know I think this is a great place for you guys that are coming for the first time to ask all the questions you need to know. I mean it's always good to have everything planned ahead of time right?
Oh btw... I would REALLY recommend that you bring a lot of warm clothes and blankets if possible... It is pretty hot there during the day but it gets EXTREMELY cold at night... And you MIGHT not want to come back to the hotel at night (thats what Amanda, Fer and I did last year) so it is advised that you be prepared just in case.. we werent and well... It was an amazing experience, but I thought I was going to freeze to death!
Zoe, how far from IN do you live? Saturday is the official vigil day, but man if I were you I'd try to be there Friday night.. It's a very special time, not so crowded and very intimate you know? Thats the best time to meet everyone and more importantly have a more private moment with Shannon... Oh and DEFFINITELY be there for VIGILSTOCK which is just beautiful!
Ok, this is lso long.. heheheh I just get too excited when it comes to the vigil! lol sorry!
Gabbee... I'm in Akron, OH (south of cleveland) about 5 hours from Dayton, IN. Not bad at all. I love driving, as long as I have all my music. We'll just hop in the car and go asap. I was figuring on Friday like you said, just to get the extra day and hang around and be with melonheads
Sweet! Theres actually lots of people that come from OH... But yeah I will be coming from Dallas/TX... There is a slight poossibility I will be driving there with a friend, but most likely I will do the same as last year and just fly into Indianapolis and then Fer and I were planning on renting a car from there, but Im not sure she;s still up for it If something goes wront, theres always the shuttle that takes people from the airport to lafayette (if anyone needs info on that, go to blindmelon.org, their vigil section is VERY helpful!)
So Charles, Gelfing, Shiinstheory and everyone who are planning on coming, what are your plans so far? Where do you guys plan on staying, how are you getting there, etc?
Gabee, Actually, i dunno yet how long i'll stay there. I have a good friend in canada (Hamilton) i'd like to visit and another one in LA. but september is always crazy here at work so i really dunno...
Post by Snoogans4Jay on Apr 4, 2005 9:02:26 GMT -5
Thanks very much for this info....I plan to go this year (for the first time)....I wish Layne Staley had a section like this as I am planning to honor him in person too for the first time this year....
patzeller: ive seen the band in MN in 2015, Denver (home) in 2016 and last night in Chicago. Despite Brad missing, the bands chemisty was the best I’ve ever seen. Awesome awesome show. Guess I’ll be heading to Edmonton in June!
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melonwheels: Picture of BLiND MeLon on MSN ...under "one hit wonders"...... hit or no hit..... the people in this band have done miracles for me and they dont even know it. The music from them can do magic....Thank you to all the guys in the MeLon band.
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galaxieman: Hi guys! I'm new!
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jaakko: Hi there! I´m new here! Straight to the question... Is there any possibilities that Blin Melon would tour somewhere in europe someday? I need to see and hear my all time favourite band live before I die. Do I need to fly to U.S.A?
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Deleted: They hope to get over there soon!
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michaelt: Hi! I'm looking for someone here who is an expert in Blind Melon autographs. Would need some help, thanks
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crobar: Anyone know who played the harmonica lead in the song "change" at woodstock '94?
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crobar: If you watch the video on youtube for "Change" at woodstock '94, a dude is welcomed out on stage to play the lead harp. Shannon thanks him but you can't hear the name. The guy killed it and I'd like to know who he is/was. Any help is appreciated.
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yknotpurple: It's great to see you together again, now let's get a tour together!!!
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blindemme: I always wonder why a guy who has everything going for him does that.
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cannansmusic: TOES ACROSS THE FLO!
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lisa: Blind melon take me back to a really happy time of leaving school and having the world at my feet. I am about to watch the doc. I am looking forward to seeing what the band thought of history being made and the creation of timeless music. RIP Shannon
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cannansmusic: Glad to see I’m not the only one here Lisa !
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