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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2011, 06:02:55 AM »
Orion....that's the one with a bunch of power chords and boringly harsh vocals, isn't it?

Kill yourself. Orion is almost DT worthy.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2011, 07:18:36 AM »
Orion....that's the one with a bunch of power chords and boringly harsh vocals, isn't it?

Kill yourself. Orion is almost DT worthy.

Was he being sarcastic? Hard to tell. If not, it should result in a perma-ban.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2011, 07:26:28 AM »
That I can't change who I am!

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2011, 07:55:44 AM »
Orion....that's the one with a bunch of power chords and boringly harsh vocals, isn't it?

Kill yourself. Orion is almost DT worthy.

Was he being sarcastic? Hard to tell. If not, it should result in a perma-ban.

Orion is one of the best Metallica songs IMO as well. The Call of Ktulu tops it, though.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2011, 08:17:41 AM »
Orion....that's the one with a bunch of power chords and boringly harsh vocals, isn't it?
I don't even like Metallica anymore, but that's the most hilariously wrong thing I've read on this board ever. Thank you. Sig'd.
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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2011, 08:50:01 AM »
Don't mean to be too nitpicky or read into much, but did he say it like "DT's best era was the one I was in"?

Wow, yeah dick factor has just increased tenfold imho...   Portnoy just can't help himself can he?
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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2011, 08:56:03 AM »
Don't mean to be too nitpicky or read into much, but did he say it like "DT's best era was the one I was in"?

Wow, yeah dick factor has just increased tenfold imho...   Portnoy just can't help himself can he?

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2011, 08:56:27 AM »
Eh, the way it sounds it was said in jest. I am only surprised he would even go there, i.e. make any comment in the first place. It's bound to come back at him.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2011, 09:25:33 AM »
That is awesome TJ

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2011, 09:31:36 AM »
MP is playing drums for Stone Sour for one show.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2011, 09:51:12 AM »
I am only surprised he would even go there, i.e. make any comment in the first place.

He has, of course, been the model for self restraint and understatement up to this point.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2011, 10:07:58 AM »
Pretty cool story, and Portnoy was probably making a joke, but not one in very good taste, methinks.

However, I feel that there's a lot of untold backstory here, as to why you had VIP tix for the Big 4, and were in the same room as all those names.
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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2011, 10:21:39 AM »
Sounds like he was half-joking for his friends?

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2011, 10:43:17 AM »
Sounds like a blast dude, I can't believe they played RIDE THE LIGHTNING  :metal :metal  Don't care what anyone thinks of my credibility I'll always have time to jam to classic thrash Metallica. Also, let Portnoy be that could have spoiled what was an amazing day.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2011, 11:15:07 AM »
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Orion....that's the one with a bunch of power chords and boringly harsh vocals, isn't it?

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2011, 11:34:47 AM »
MP is playing drums for Stone Sour for one show.
Wow, I gotta check the clips on youtube once they come out.  :metal

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2011, 11:35:47 AM »
Pretty cool story, and Portnoy was probably making a joke, but not one in very good taste, methinks.

However, I feel that there's a lot of untold backstory here, as to why you had VIP tix for the Big 4, and were in the same room as all those names.

Well My mom is friends with this guy who used to go buy the name Metal Joe. He had a house near Old Bridge NJ where metallica used to stay at when they moved out here from the west coast. They would practice at his house and party all the time. This started before Kill em all was made. Then they actually wrote ride the lightning at his house! He also had other bands come through like Slayer. If you watch the Hall of fame show with metallica you will see him on stage with them. I have this book that his the pictures. Last christmas my mom said "I got you something special." I opened it and it was a picture signed to me personally by all the guys in Metallica and a backstage pass. I framed it and hung it up.

I get a call last week from her saying Joe wants to take me and a friend (along with his friends) to the metallica show all free, and VIP. And a chance to meet the band. Of course I said yes! We didn't actually get to meet the band because when he went backstage they weren't there yet. They were coming in to yankees stadium via helicopter before the show. But that's ok I've met them once before so I wasn't really disappointed, I was just excited about the whole thing. Then the seated tix we had were 7th row in the comfy leather chairs, that was unreal!

Here is the setlist from last night...

The Ecstasy of Gold
(Ennio Morricone song)
Creeping Death
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Fuel
Ride the Lightning
Fade to Black
Cyanide
All Nightmare Long
Sad But True
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Orion
One
Master of Puppets
Blackened
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Encore:
Overkill
(Motörhead cover)
Battery
Seek & Destroy

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2011, 11:38:08 AM »
I'll upload a couple pics probably later tonight.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2011, 12:29:56 PM »
You should have just said something like "great drum work on Far From Heaven!"
:lol :lol :lol

Really though, good to hear MP is doing well. He was tweeting all over the place yesterday.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #54 on: September 15, 2011, 12:40:03 PM »
Orion....that's the one with a bunch of power chords and boringly harsh vocals, isn't it?

Are you kidding me?  Myung sang vocals for that song...
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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #55 on: September 15, 2011, 01:00:19 PM »
These are the guys that he was talking to when he showed them my shirt...



Also the one on the left was in the VIP box with me the whole time. I recognized him but didn't really care. lol

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2011, 01:01:21 PM »
don jamieson and eddie trunk. that metal show

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2011, 01:18:14 PM »
Don't mean to be too nitpicky or read into much, but did he say it like "DT's best era was the one I was in"?

Wow, yeah dick factor has just increased tenfold imho...   Portnoy just can't help himself can he?
There's really no need to call him a dick, knock it off.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #58 on: September 15, 2011, 01:55:17 PM »


Here is the setlist from last night...

The Ecstasy of Gold
(Ennio Morricone song)
Creeping Death
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Fuel
Ride the Lightning
Fade to Black
Cyanide
All Nightmare Long
Sad But True
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Orion
One
Master of Puppets
Blackened
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Encore:
Overkill
(Motörhead cover)
Battery
Seek & Destroy

That is an an AMMMAAAZING setlist. (sans cyanide and all nightmare long  ::) )

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #59 on: September 15, 2011, 02:08:55 PM »
I was there. I probably saw you and didn't even realize it. For Metallica, I was dead center maybe 5 or 6 dudes back.

edit: Just read the entire thread and realized you were in a seated VIP section. Odds are I didn't see you.
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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #60 on: September 15, 2011, 02:33:47 PM »


Here is the setlist from last night...

The Ecstasy of Gold
(Ennio Morricone song)
Creeping Death
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Fuel
Ride the Lightning
Fade to Black
Cyanide
All Nightmare Long
Sad But True
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Orion
One
Master of Puppets
Blackened
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Encore:
Overkill
(Motörhead cover)
Battery
Seek & Destroy

That is an an AMMMAAAZING setlist. (sans cyanide and all nightmare long  ::) )

All Nightmare Long isn't too bad IMO. The only thing that brings it down a bit is one of the bridges.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #61 on: September 15, 2011, 02:52:13 PM »
I was there. I probably saw you and didn't even realize it. For Metallica, I was dead center maybe 5 or 6 dudes back.

edit: Just read the entire thread and realized you were in a seated VIP section. Odds are I didn't see you.

What did you think of the show?

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #62 on: September 15, 2011, 03:41:39 PM »
If that happened to me, I probably would have just got down on my knees in front of MP, start crying, and say "I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!"

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #63 on: September 15, 2011, 03:53:48 PM »
I was there. I probably saw you and didn't even realize it. For Metallica, I was dead center maybe 5 or 6 dudes back.

edit: Just read the entire thread and realized you were in a seated VIP section. Odds are I didn't see you.

What did you think of the show?

Anthrax was cool.
Megadeth was awesome considering the shit going on with Dave at the moment.
Slayer was meh. They were better the first time I saw them, and I didn't almost get crushed the first time I saw them.
Metallica is fucking Metallica man. That set was amazing.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #64 on: September 15, 2011, 04:07:12 PM »
Not to into anthrax.
Megadeath was cool, they sounded good.
Slayer is great live but mean it's like the same song over and over again. I can only take so much of it before it gets old fast.
Metallica put on the best show i've seen from them. Was sick.

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #65 on: September 15, 2011, 04:19:42 PM »
Sounds like an awesome show! And we may have been over this but where in NJ are you?

Okay, can't withhold my MP commentary...


But the real thing is that MP came to you just to "use" your shirt and show a bit more about his ego again.


:tup

Don't mean to be too nitpicky or read into much, but did he say it like "DT's best era was the one I was in"?

Even if it's so, do you expect him to say/think:

F**k im glad i'm out, now DT are really going to kick ass, yeah!!  :metal

No, if he were someone else I would expect him to just be a mature adult and not say anything at all... but


He has, of course, been the model for self restraint and understatement up to this point.

And all those who say he was "joking"? That's something fans say when they can't admit dude has been acting like a teenager for a long time.
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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2011, 04:22:51 PM »
I tend to agree.  Best response would probably just have been a polite, "Nice shirt."  Or if he wanted to joke, something along the lines of, "Hey, nice shirt.  I hear those guys used to be pretty good."  Actually, if it was clear he was joking, the latter would actually be pretty funny.
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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2011, 04:23:42 PM »
Orion....that's the one with a bunch of power chords and boringly harsh vocals, isn't it?

Are you kidding me?  Myung sang vocals for that song...

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2011, 04:23:58 PM »
I live in Jamesburg NJ

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Re: So I met Mike Portnoy today at the Big 4 Show...
« Reply #69 on: September 15, 2011, 04:51:26 PM »
Ah, central Jersey. A strange place. I am from teh smelly part... oh wait...

I tend to agree.  Best response would probably just have been a polite, "Nice shirt."  Or if he wanted to joke, something along the lines of, "Hey, nice shirt.  I hear those guys used to be pretty good."  Actually, if it was clear he was joking, the latter would actually be pretty funny.

Yes. What he actually said sort of reminded me of something a meathead college student would say. "THAT was the era, man! That team hasn't been the same since I graduated!"
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