Post by weimhunter on Dec 11, 2007 11:00:11 GMT -5
Well, just got off the phone with Rogers dad and the band is less than a mile from my office asleep. I guess I will go down there and wake them all up. I guess I could go ahead and get a setlist also. LOL! I guess I could take my camera and gets pics for yall! Now, who was it that wanted a pic of Travis weiner? I want go that far! LOL
Post by weimhunter on Dec 12, 2007 10:11:39 GMT -5
This will be short and sweet. I got home 3hours ago, I feel like crap! The after party WAS AMAZING. Show was great! I am pretty sure I have some pics. I think when they played time it lasted 12 minutes. Travis got CT guitar and CT was doing the slide and all kind of stuff. I will post some more stuff later. Also I think they played Deserted but it was not on the list.
Post by weimhunter on Dec 12, 2007 17:42:56 GMT -5
I got alot of pics and stories. But what I think was one of the coolist things is this second pic. So you can get a better idea of what Rogers dad looks like I have posted the first pic. In the second pic, see if you can find Rogers dad! LOL Mr. Stevens is one of the coolest guys you would ever meet. A true southern lawyer gentleman. He likes to party! LOL Know he had his on section of the bar for friends and family, but he had to out in the pit and support his boys! (Rogers little was opening band)
Post by blindmelon1091 on Dec 12, 2007 17:54:25 GMT -5
The show was great. me, my brother, and one of my good friends got there a few hours early, having skipped school to make the 5 hour drive.
One of the first people we met was a lady who introduced herself as Colleen and sang backup on Mouthful. She went around filming for the documentary and was really nice and friendly. She asked me for a lighter, which I happily supplied lol.
Then about an hour before the show I met Brad and the I remember being so shocked and at one point saying "Our Mississippi table has started rejoicin," which he thought was funny because it was the first thing I said to him. Anyway he was very easy to talk to and a really nice guy. When I asked him if he had written the lyrics to "What You Lost," which I had long suspected him of doing, the first thing he said was "Haha yeah man, that song sucks!" He then explained how he was in a "Guns N' Roses phase at the time and we were testing what we could do." He then even graciously gave me some tips of songwriting which were very helpful. He seemed very surprised that I was sixteen and introduced me to the other bandmembers as "the twin (because my twin brother was with me), who drove 5 hours to see us. He's sixteen!" I just thought he was a great guy and on the way out he told me to drive safe and he even remembered my name.
Roger's brother's band, Moonlight Towers, opened for them and they were really good, some stuff even reminded me of the Abandon Jalopy record. Roger's brother's name is James and looks just like him with a beard.
Then Blind Melon finally came on 2 hours late but they rocked the hell outta that place. I see someone already posted the set list so you know they opened with Galaxie. The whole set was just amazing and I was right in the front left by Chris T. It was just as good as you could expect it to be and better. My only complaint is there seemed to be a lot of "jaded" people there, and drunk rednecks which almost ruined it. Disregarding the crowd though, it was amazing.
Some highlight were the 13 minute Time jam and Travis crowdsurfing during Paper Scratcher. I was really excited to hear Sleepyhouse too. At one point during the Time jam, Chris started using the Ebow on his lap steel which made some insane sound effects. Coupled with the lighting, the effect was almost trippy lol. During the middle of the jame I looked at Chris and he went over to his amp, got a pick and just handed it to me, which blew my mind.
One more note, I was really surprised to see Chris playing acoustic guitar on Skinned, as opposed to banjo. Also, Travis's vocals were amazing, and my friend and I both suspect he may have even a wider range then Shannon. At the end of the show I caught Glenn's stick and got it signed by everyone.
After the show I met all the members and got autograhs, but the only one's I talked to at length were Brad and Chris. I just walked up to him and thanked him for the pick and said that I was very happy to realize Drive was in open E, because I had been trying to learn it in standard tuning, impossibly of course. We then talked about guitar for awhile and he asked about the band my friend and I are in and he complimented "You guy's look like a band" Lol! I remember talking to him about his funk influences for awhile and he came across as a really friendly and all-around chill guy.
I'm still at the hotel right now and have gotten two hours of sleep so I realize this is probably a bit hard to follow being that it is hastily written, but if I think of anything else or anyone has any questions I will try to answer them as best I can. This was an amazing closout to a great tour. I can't wait for more.
Pics in the next post
I don't know what I've gotten into But I'm glad that it's now instead of sooner This desert heat has crowded me strong With the wish that I had for Winter
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!
May 9, 2018 18:47:40 GMT -5
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?
Aug 22, 2018 13:25:11 GMT -5
Deleted: They hope to get over there soon!
Aug 29, 2018 9:26:29 GMT -5
michaelt: Hi! I'm looking for someone here who is an expert in Blind Melon autographs. Would need some help, thanks
Sept 13, 2018 13:31:36 GMT -5
crobar: Anyone know who played the harmonica lead in the song "change" at woodstock '94?
Jun 4, 2019 16:53:44 GMT -5
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!!!
Oct 1, 2019 17:11:37 GMT -5
blindemme: I always wonder why a guy who has everything going for him does that.
Mar 18, 2020 23:16:42 GMT -5
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
Jun 5, 2021 3:15:13 GMT -5
cannansmusic: Glad to see I’m not the only one here Lisa !
Jun 9, 2021 8:44:33 GMT -5
blindmango: Hi, I'm looking for anyone with info on the promotional Soup Can from 1995. How rare are they? How much do they go for? What was in side? I cant find anything that confirms the contents or special and surprising promotional ingredients. Thanks
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