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I can't stop playing all the Muse songs I know on guitar... and listening to Showbiz all the way through (I listen to Showbiz when I'm sad/happy).

 

I wish I could follow them around the world :LOL::supersad:

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I'm sad that these threads are going to die soon :(

:'(

Hello all! I haven't been on here since the concerts, but I promise to get on again soon. I need to catch up from page 89 - yikes! I knew there would be tons of posts that I would want to see, but I'm trying to get my house in order and my kids healthy. It will be fun to get back on here and relive the best week again! It's hard being post Muse concerts!! We won't let the thread totally die!

 

How are your kids feeling?

 

One week ago a bunch of us were in Cincy....:supersad:

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I just can't stop replaying the whole experience of sitting outside all day and then seeing the most amazing gig ever. If I could quit life and do that everyday, I would.

YOU GUYS ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO UNDERSTAND :LOL:

+1!!

 

Yeah, sure...

 

 

Intro and 1. Across the Universe / Uprising (Extended version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQbCK5NKkmQ

 

2. Map of the Problematique

 

3. New Born + Microphone Fiend riff + Headup riff

(cool perspective)

 

4. Supermassive Black Hole

 

5. Resistance

 

6. The Star-Spangled Banner riff + Interlude + Hysteria + Back in Black riff

 

7. Nishe

(kind of shaky, but was the only video clip of Nishe I could find from that night's show)

 

8. United States of Eurasia

 

9. Ruled By Secrecy

 

10. Helsinki Jam

 

11. Undisclosed Desires

 

12. Heartbreaker riff + Time Is Running Out + Power of Soul riff

 

13. Burning Bridges riff + Starlight

 

14. Plug In Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJo-flfJ5Zc

 

Encore

 

15. Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 (Overture)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOFZ-79__xc

 

16. Stockholm Syndrome + Agitated riff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NONxKI1CuPE&playnext=1&videos=r76y8vHLCPA&feature=mfu_in_order

 

17. Man with a Harmonica intro + Knights of Cydonia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1FNDz4TpO8&playnext=1&videos=5t4s4gCpL1A&feature=mfu_in_order (includes man with a harmonica)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6iA2Uj9Lbw (doesn't include man with a harmonica)

Thank you for the links! Been meaning to go check out youtube for videos but haven't had the chance to yet. This is great! :happy:

 

Yeah, so this is more than a bit silly but...I was last in here over a year ago basically because I wasn't sure what to make of The Resistance and was wondering what the rest of the fanbase thought.

 

Well, I finally got to see them live last week in Columbus, and it was - and I say this without hyperbole - the best concert I've ever attended. I liked the show so much, it actually made me reconsider The Resistance as an album. At any rate, this post is my mea culpa declaration for being negative. :$

 

It's inspiring and comforting to know that in a music scene often dominated by corporate boy bands and throw away divas, musicians like MUSE are still out producing original music and putting on stellar live performances.

 

Cheers, all - and thanks to those who have linked parts of the show online, as this was one concert I wouldn't mind reliving. :)

Glad you enjoyed it; hope you find a new appreciation for The Resistance! :happy:

 

 

One week ago a bunch of us were in Cincy....:supersad:
:( We were @ Hofbrauhaus this time last week. I had so much fun that night, just sitting around chatting with everyone.

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+1!!

 

Thank you for the links! Been meaning to go check out youtube for videos but haven't had the chance to yet. This is great! :happy:

 

Glad you enjoyed it; hope you find a new appreciation for The Resistance! :happy:

 

 

:( We were @ Hofbrauhaus this time last week. I had so much fun that night, just sitting around chatting with everyone.

 

 

You're welcome. Well, I still haven't found a good clip for MOTP, but found this of "Helsinki Jam". It's a bit shaky, but is the best such clip I've found thus far. It can be found here:

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This is depressing you guys! We need happy memories not sad ones :(

like when we all did the chicken dance! :LOL:

 

:LOL::LOL: haha! loved the chicken dance! damn we had fun those couple days!

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The people kept asking for it, I kept putting it off, but I'm here with my meet up experience!

 

5078965624_992c224881.jpg

 

It had been over 30 minutes after the scheduled meeting time at the CD102 radio tent, and everyone who had gained access to the meet and greet were finally being asked to follow a Warner representative into the venue. It was obvious that any of the winners who were actual Muse fans (and you COULD easily distinguish who was and wasn't) we starting to feel at least slightly anxious for the meeting to happen, and to see what actually would happen when we entered. We all had our adhesive-backed VIP badges stuck to our chests (or legs in the case of a few entrants), and before we knew it we congregated in a cool cement-lined hallway backstage. "Probably only a few minutes," most of us thought and chatted to each other about. As if we weren't anxious enough, a few minutes became over an hour and a half. Metric walked passed up to take the stage, Metric walked past us leaving the stage. Tom Kirk paced around at least 5 times with a crew of technicians, and one of us even spotted Kate Hudson walking through the corridors. The sightings were a bit enjoyable considering the lapse of time which had to be spent primarily entertaining ourselves, but everyone was still waiting and ready for the reason we were all there; to meet Muse.

 

It almost seemed to happen in a flash in retrospect, but we were all eventually and quickly formed into a single file line to take one fast turn around the corner and placed directly adjacent to Muse's dressing room. It was becoming dangerously close to show time, so I knew by then that the experience was going to be a fast one, and that I should enjoy it as much as possible. After mulling over how the meeting was going to go for some time, I eventually made the facile decision to go into this whole trip with minimal expectations. I design and do technical CGI work for a living, so do I enter this realm on a professional platform, or do I just go with the flow and be the fan they're expecting to typically meet? I had both a number of business cards as well as my VMA setlist accompanied by the black sharpie, so I felt I was prepared for either approach. It all came down to their attitudes and how easy I could make conversation with them in the end anyway. Just as i was able to barely run these ruminations through my head one last time, the door was opened and I was leading the line into what seemed to be a comfortable, yet irregularly dimly lit room.

 

I only felt this feeling for the initial moment, but there's a fair bit of surreality when entering a room and (from my perspective being the first to walk in) having 3 of your idols standing up with smiles on their faces to greet and introduce themselves to you. I was fortunate to be the first to make the rounds through the room shaking each of the band member's hands, all who were smiling, polite, and introducing themselves by name (knowing full well that we all knew who each of them were). After the third salutation I noticed a fourth figure toward the back of the becoming tightly packed room. Morgan Nicholls was making what looked to be an uncomfortable duck away from the entering fan base toward a catering table, but still managed to divert his attention from it to approach me and make a smiling greeting and introduction (with a mouth and opposite hand full of snacks, but he still managed to pull it off pleasantly). Some moments following then are a bit of a blur, but as the room was full and the rest of the winning contestants were gathered around the band members, a Warner representative made a bellowing announcement across the room. "By the way, Kevin Couture here was the winner of the t-shirt design competition." Matt and Chris were both signing autographs and didn't seem to hear him, but as if appearing from out of nowhere Dom was beside me following the announcement. "They showed us your design once more before you all came in and I really want to thank you for it. You did a bloody good job on it." Finally having a window, albeit short, to casually speak with one of the band members I then stood with Dominic and simply shot the shit for a few moments on both my design, their time in Columbus, and my trip there. What made the interaction so memorable was how obviously comfortable we both were having the conversation, and how I felt we were just two blokes on the same level hanging out. I didn't want to hold him up for the rest of the time knowing that other fans wanted to have items signed, so I closed it with a simple thank you, and also handed him a business card explaining that I do the work professionally and am always open to being sub-contracted by Warner Brothers for work.

 

I had seemingly nearly forgotten by that point that I had a setlist which I wanted signed, so as soon as Chris had a free second from fan interaction I approached him with it casually telling him "This was actually yours" (the setlist I redeemed from the Walter Kerr VMA gig was from underneath Chris' mic stand). After a short chuckle he began reading the order of the songs and where they were played Dom re-appeared (again, out of nowhere) reading along with Chris. They both nostalgically remarked about how good of a gig and how early on in the tour it was, before both singing and handing it back. A warning was yelled from a Warner representative (who were now starting to sound and appear as insistent and impatient parents) that they quickly needed to take one photo of the entire group together, then have us exit the room. Knowing this was the one last chance to be able to approach Matt for an autograph, I began to walk toward him. I found him leaning against a wall seemingly thinking in his own world while playing a small ukulele. We didn't have to say much to each other, only a brief "hello" and "cheers/thanks," and I calmly walked away from him with the third and final autograph. Just as announced, we all then formed into a wide lateral line where our photo was taken together. We were escorted out, and just stood in a small group feeling something similar to astonishment. The second group of winners went in behind us (two of whom carrying the Muse traveling flag, which was then finally able to be signed by the band members and photographed with), and who squeezes through our small group giving a confident smile to each of us? Kate Hudson.

 

5092494020_de1d6cea36_o.jpg

 

CLIFFS:

-met muse.

-was awesome.

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This is depressing you guys! We need happy memories not sad ones :(

like when we all did the chicken dance! :LOL:

:LOL::LOL: haha! loved the chicken dance! damn we had fun those couple days!
That was so much fun!! :LOL:

 

The people kept asking for it, I kept putting it off, but I'm here with my meet up experience!

 

5078965624_992c224881.jpg

 

It had been over 30 minutes after the scheduled meeting time at the CD102 radio tent, and everyone who had gained access to the meet and greet were finally being asked to follow a Warner representative into the venue. It was obvious that any of the winners who were actual Muse fans (and you COULD easily distinguish who was and wasn't) we starting to feel at least slightly anxious for the meeting to happen, and to see what actually would happen when we entered. We all had our adhesive-backed VIP badges stuck to our chests (or legs in the case of a few entrants), and before we knew it we congregated in a cool cement-lined hallway backstage. "Probably only a few minutes," most of us thought and chatted to each other about. As if we weren't anxious enough, a few minutes became over an hour and a half. Metric walked passed up to take the stage, Metric walked past us leaving the stage. Tom Kirk paced around at least 5 times with a crew of technicians, and one of us even spotted Kate Hudson walking through the corridors. The sightings were a bit enjoyable considering the lapse of time which had to be spent primarily entertaining ourselves, but everyone was still waiting and ready for the reason we were all there; to meet Muse.

 

It almost seemed to happen in a flash in retrospect, but we were all eventually and quickly formed into a single file line to take one fast turn around the corner and placed directly adjacent to Muse's dressing room. It was becoming dangerously close to show time, so I knew by then that the experience was going to be a fast one, and that I should enjoy it as much as possible. After mulling over how the meeting was going to go for some time, I eventually made the facile decision to go into this whole trip with minimal expectations. I design and do technical CGI work for a living, so do I enter this realm on a professional platform, or do I just go with the flow and be the fan they're expecting to typically meet? I had both a number of business cards as well as my VMA setlist accompanied by the black sharpie, so I felt I was prepared for either approach. It all came down to their attitudes and how easy I could make conversation with them in the end anyway. Just as i was able to barely run these ruminations through my head one last time, the door was opened and I was leading the line into what seemed to be a comfortable, yet irregularly dimly lit room.

 

I only felt this feeling for the initial moment, but there's a fair bit of surreality when entering a room and (from my perspective being the first to walk in) having 3 of your idols standing up with smiles on their faces to greet and introduce themselves to you. I was fortunate to be the first to make the rounds through the room shaking each of the band member's hands, all who were smiling, polite, and introducing themselves by name (knowing full well that we all knew who each of them were). After the third salutation I noticed a fourth figure toward the back of the becoming tightly packed room. Morgan Nicholls was making what looked to be an uncomfortable duck away from the entering fan base toward a catering table, but still managed to divert his attention from it to approach me and make a smiling greeting and introduction (with a mouth and opposite hand full of snacks, but he still managed to pull it off pleasantly). Some moments following then are a bit of a blur, but as the room was full and the rest of the winning contestants were gathered around the band members, a Warner representative made a bellowing announcement across the room. "By the way, Kevin Couture here was the winner of the t-shirt design competition." Matt and Chris were both signing autographs and didn't seem to hear him, but as if appearing from out of nowhere Dom was beside me following the announcement. "They showed us your design once more before you all came in and I really want to thank you for it. You did a bloody good job on it." Finally having a window, albeit short, to casually speak with one of the band members I then stood with Dominic and simply shot the shit for a few moments on both my design, their time in Columbus, and my trip there. What made the interaction so memorable was how obviously comfortable we both were having the conversation, and how I felt we were just two blokes on the same level hanging out. I didn't want to hold him up for the rest of the time knowing that other fans wanted to have items signed, so I closed it with a simple thank you, and also handed him a business card explaining that I do the work professionally and am always open to being sub-contracted by Warner Brothers for work.

 

I had seemingly nearly forgotten by that point that I had a setlist which I wanted signed, so as soon as Chris had a free second from fan interaction I approached him with it casually telling him "This was actually yours" (the setlist I redeemed from the Walter Kerr VMA gig was from underneath Chris' mic stand). After a short chuckle he began reading the order of the songs and where they were played Dom re-appeared (again, out of nowhere) reading along with Chris. They both nostalgically remarked about how good of a gig and how early on in the tour it was, before both singing and handing it back. A warning was yelled from a Warner representative (who were now starting to sound and appear as insistent and impatient parents) that they quickly needed to take one photo of the entire group together, then have us exit the room. Knowing this was the one last chance to be able to approach Matt for an autograph, I began to walk toward him. I found him leaning against a wall seemingly thinking in his own world while playing a small ukulele. We didn't have to say much to each other, only a brief "hello" and "cheers/thanks," and I calmly walked away from him with the third and final autograph. Just as announced, we all then formed into a wide lateral line where our photo was taken together. We were escorted out, and just stood in a small group feeling something similar to astonishment. The second group of winners went in behind us (two of whom carrying the Muse traveling flag, which was then finally able to be signed by the band members and photographed with), and who squeezes through our small group giving a confident smile to each of us? Kate Hudson.

 

5092494020_de1d6cea36_o.jpg

 

 

CLIFFS:

-met muse.

-was awesome.

Such an awesome story! :awesome:

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Thats awesome Kevin!! Thanks for posting! :)

 

That was so much fun!! :LOL:

 

we really should've had someone take a video of us! ...no maybe not. :LOL:

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Thats awesome Kevin!! Thanks for posting! :)

 

 

 

we really should've had someone take a video of us! ...no maybe not. :LOL:

I think the photographic evidence is more than enough! :LOL:

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This is depressing you guys! We need happy memories not sad ones :(

like when we all did the chicken dance! :LOL:

 

Awwwwwh, I missed so much :'(:chuckle:

 

The people kept asking for it, I kept putting it off, but I'm here with my meet up experience!

 

5078965624_992c224881.jpg

 

It had been over 30 minutes after the scheduled meeting time at the CD102 radio tent, and everyone who had gained access to the meet and greet were finally being asked to follow a Warner representative into the venue. It was obvious that any of the winners who were actual Muse fans (and you COULD easily distinguish who was and wasn't) we starting to feel at least slightly anxious for the meeting to happen, and to see what actually would happen when we entered. We all had our adhesive-backed VIP badges stuck to our chests (or legs in the case of a few entrants), and before we knew it we congregated in a cool cement-lined hallway backstage. "Probably only a few minutes," most of us thought and chatted to each other about. As if we weren't anxious enough, a few minutes became over an hour and a half. Metric walked passed up to take the stage, Metric walked past us leaving the stage. Tom Kirk paced around at least 5 times with a crew of technicians, and one of us even spotted Kate Hudson walking through the corridors. The sightings were a bit enjoyable considering the lapse of time which had to be spent primarily entertaining ourselves, but everyone was still waiting and ready for the reason we were all there; to meet Muse.

 

It almost seemed to happen in a flash in retrospect, but we were all eventually and quickly formed into a single file line to take one fast turn around the corner and placed directly adjacent to Muse's dressing room. It was becoming dangerously close to show time, so I knew by then that the experience was going to be a fast one, and that I should enjoy it as much as possible. After mulling over how the meeting was going to go for some time, I eventually made the facile decision to go into this whole trip with minimal expectations. I design and do technical CGI work for a living, so do I enter this realm on a professional platform, or do I just go with the flow and be the fan they're expecting to typically meet? I had both a number of business cards as well as my VMA setlist accompanied by the black sharpie, so I felt I was prepared for either approach. It all came down to their attitudes and how easy I could make conversation with them in the end anyway. Just as i was able to barely run these ruminations through my head one last time, the door was opened and I was leading the line into what seemed to be a comfortable, yet irregularly dimly lit room.

 

I only felt this feeling for the initial moment, but there's a fair bit of surreality when entering a room and (from my perspective being the first to walk in) having 3 of your idols standing up with smiles on their faces to greet and introduce themselves to you. I was fortunate to be the first to make the rounds through the room shaking each of the band member's hands, all who were smiling, polite, and introducing themselves by name (knowing full well that we all knew who each of them were). After the third salutation I noticed a fourth figure toward the back of the becoming tightly packed room. Morgan Nicholls was making what looked to be an uncomfortable duck away from the entering fan base toward a catering table, but still managed to divert his attention from it to approach me and make a smiling greeting and introduction (with a mouth and opposite hand full of snacks, but he still managed to pull it off pleasantly). Some moments following then are a bit of a blur, but as the room was full and the rest of the winning contestants were gathered around the band members, a Warner representative made a bellowing announcement across the room. "By the way, Kevin Couture here was the winner of the t-shirt design competition." Matt and Chris were both signing autographs and didn't seem to hear him, but as if appearing from out of nowhere Dom was beside me following the announcement. "They showed us your design once more before you all came in and I really want to thank you for it. You did a bloody good job on it." Finally having a window, albeit short, to casually speak with one of the band members I then stood with Dominic and simply shot the shit for a few moments on both my design, their time in Columbus, and my trip there. What made the interaction so memorable was how obviously comfortable we both were having the conversation, and how I felt we were just two blokes on the same level hanging out. I didn't want to hold him up for the rest of the time knowing that other fans wanted to have items signed, so I closed it with a simple thank you, and also handed him a business card explaining that I do the work professionally and am always open to being sub-contracted by Warner Brothers for work.

 

I had seemingly nearly forgotten by that point that I had a setlist which I wanted signed, so as soon as Chris had a free second from fan interaction I approached him with it casually telling him "This was actually yours" (the setlist I redeemed from the Walter Kerr VMA gig was from underneath Chris' mic stand). After a short chuckle he began reading the order of the songs and where they were played Dom re-appeared (again, out of nowhere) reading along with Chris. They both nostalgically remarked about how good of a gig and how early on in the tour it was, before both singing and handing it back. A warning was yelled from a Warner representative (who were now starting to sound and appear as insistent and impatient parents) that they quickly needed to take one photo of the entire group together, then have us exit the room. Knowing this was the one last chance to be able to approach Matt for an autograph, I began to walk toward him. I found him leaning against a wall seemingly thinking in his own world while playing a small ukulele. We didn't have to say much to each other, only a brief "hello" and "cheers/thanks," and I calmly walked away from him with the third and final autograph. Just as announced, we all then formed into a wide lateral line where our photo was taken together. We were escorted out, and just stood in a small group feeling something similar to astonishment. The second group of winners went in behind us (two of whom carrying the Muse traveling flag, which was then finally able to be signed by the band members and photographed with), and who squeezes through our small group giving a confident smile to each of us? Kate Hudson.

 

5092494020_de1d6cea36_o.jpg

 

 

CLIFFS:

-met muse.

-was awesome.

 

:awesome: Great story! Even if you only got to meet them briefly, it still sounds amazing :happy:

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It is entirely possible that either

 

A) I'm dead wrong or

 

B) this has already been covered elsewhere in this massive thread

 

but I was listening to the bootleg of the Columbus gig (courtesy of crowbi_wan!) and I swear it sounds like Matt yells "Thank you very much, Cleveland!" at the end of Knights of Cydonia. A few seconds later, Dom says goodnights and clearly states Columbus.

 

Was I hearing things, or was this a rockstar moment? :D

 

Great show, anyway...singlehandedly responsible for me dusting off my ancient drum kit. :happy:

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It is entirely possible that either

 

A) I'm dead wrong or

 

B) this has already been covered elsewhere in this massive thread

 

but I was listening to the bootleg of the Columbus gig (courtesy of crowbi_wan!) and I swear it sounds like Matt yells "Thank you very much, Cleveland!" at the end of Knights of Cydonia. A few seconds later, Dom says goodnights and clearly states Columbus.

 

Was I hearing things, or was this a rockstar moment? :D

 

Great show, anyway...singlehandedly responsible for me dusting off my ancient drum kit. :happy:

Ok, so it's not just me then... I wasn't sure; figured he mumbled something and my ears heard it as Cleveland. But if you're hearing it too, than perhaps that is what he says! Which is funny because earlier on in the show, he does say Columbus...

 

oh Matt :noey::LOL:

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It is entirely possible that either

 

A) I'm dead wrong or

 

B) this has already been covered elsewhere in this massive thread

 

but I was listening to the bootleg of the Columbus gig (courtesy of crowbi_wan!) and I swear it sounds like Matt yells "Thank you very much, Cleveland!" at the end of Knights of Cydonia. A few seconds later, Dom says goodnights and clearly states Columbus.

 

Was I hearing things, or was this a rockstar moment? :D

 

Great show, anyway...singlehandedly responsible for me dusting off my ancient drum kit. :happy:

 

maybe he said "see you later"? hmm

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It is entirely possible that either

 

A) I'm dead wrong or

 

B) this has already been covered elsewhere in this massive thread

 

but I was listening to the bootleg of the Columbus gig (courtesy of crowbi_wan!) and I swear it sounds like Matt yells "Thank you very much, Cleveland!" at the end of Knights of Cydonia. A few seconds later, Dom says goodnights and clearly states Columbus.

 

Was I hearing things, or was this a rockstar moment? :D

 

Great show, anyway...singlehandedly responsible for me dusting off my ancient drum kit. :happy:

 

"We're in f*cking Columbus, you dick!" :LOL: Just kidding. I'll take a listen in a bit and see if I hear it too!

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The people kept asking for it, I kept putting it off, but I'm here with my meet up experience!

CLIFFS:

-met muse.

-was awesome.

 

Thanks for taking the time to write it all out. It's great how friendly and :)smiley they were. Was there any mention of the shirt being available any time soon?

 

Yeah, sure...

 

Intro and 1. Across the Universe / Uprising (Extended version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQbCK5NKkmQ

.....etc.

 

Thank you for compiling all of these. I can't watch them yet...it would just make me cry (I've stopped trying to understand why) and I am so sick of this crying. But I think in a few days I'll be able :) .

 

Hello all! I haven't been on here since the concerts, but I promise to get on again soon. I need to catch up from page 89 - yikes! I knew there would be tons of posts that I would want to see, but I'm trying to get my house in order and my kids healthy. It will be fun to get back on here and relive the best week again! It's hard being post Muse concerts!! We won't let the thread totally die!

(I did not try to read everything in order...i'm just jumpin' back in! )

I know everyone's probably asking you about your meet 'n' greet experience. But when you do have time...here's what I want to know: :LOL:

 

1. Were your girls with you, too? I know they were at the concert, and I don't think there was anyone that they could have been staying with while you were at the m&g.

 

2. Did the guys recognize your (both you and Michael) t-shirts? Especially yours, since they had supposedly chosen that one to be part of the 2nd set of finalists.

 

3. What did you say to them?? And what was in your white bag?

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Ok, so it's not just me then... I wasn't sure; figured he mumbled something and my ears heard it as Cleveland. But if you're hearing it too, than perhaps that is what he says! Which is funny because earlier on in the show, he does say Columbus...

 

oh Matt :noey::LOL:

 

 

:facepalm: I listened to the KofC track at least 5 times today for just that reason. I wasn't sure if my ears were playing tricks on me. I'm also glad I'm not the only one who noticed that. Well, I didn't notice it at all at the show, but only on the recording. At least Dom knew where he was . . . :LOL:

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Ok, so it's not just me then... I wasn't sure; figured he mumbled something and my ears heard it as Cleveland. But if you're hearing it too, than perhaps that is what he says! Which is funny because earlier on in the show, he does say Columbus...

 

oh Matt :noey::LOL:

 

:facepalm: I listened to the KofC track at least 5 times today for just that reason. I wasn't sure if my ears were playing tricks on me. I'm also glad I'm not the only one who noticed that. Well, I didn't notice it at all at the show, but only on the recording. At least Dom knew where he was . . . :LOL:

 

Does anyone ever understand Matt?:LOL: Earlier he did say Columbus, and yes at least Dom knew where he was. :LOL::LOL:

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The people kept asking for it, I kept putting it off, but I'm here with my meet up experience!

 

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It had been over 30 minutes after the scheduled meeting time at the CD102 radio tent, and everyone who had gained access to the meet and greet were finally being asked to follow a Warner representative into the venue. It was obvious that any of the winners who were actual Muse fans (and you COULD easily distinguish who was and wasn't) we starting to feel at least slightly anxious for the meeting to happen, and to see what actually would happen when we entered. We all had our adhesive-backed VIP badges stuck to our chests (or legs in the case of a few entrants), and before we knew it we congregated in a cool cement-lined hallway backstage. "Probably only a few minutes," most of us thought and chatted to each other about. As if we weren't anxious enough, a few minutes became over an hour and a half. Metric walked passed up to take the stage, Metric walked past us leaving the stage. Tom Kirk paced around at least 5 times with a crew of technicians, and one of us even spotted Kate Hudson walking through the corridors. The sightings were a bit enjoyable considering the lapse of time which had to be spent primarily entertaining ourselves, but everyone was still waiting and ready for the reason we were all there; to meet Muse.

 

It almost seemed to happen in a flash in retrospect, but we were all eventually and quickly formed into a single file line to take one fast turn around the corner and placed directly adjacent to Muse's dressing room. It was becoming dangerously close to show time, so I knew by then that the experience was going to be a fast one, and that I should enjoy it as much as possible. After mulling over how the meeting was going to go for some time, I eventually made the facile decision to go into this whole trip with minimal expectations. I design and do technical CGI work for a living, so do I enter this realm on a professional platform, or do I just go with the flow and be the fan they're expecting to typically meet? I had both a number of business cards as well as my VMA setlist accompanied by the black sharpie, so I felt I was prepared for either approach. It all came down to their attitudes and how easy I could make conversation with them in the end anyway. Just as i was able to barely run these ruminations through my head one last time, the door was opened and I was leading the line into what seemed to be a comfortable, yet irregularly dimly lit room.

 

I only felt this feeling for the initial moment, but there's a fair bit of surreality when entering a room and (from my perspective being the first to walk in) having 3 of your idols standing up with smiles on their faces to greet and introduce themselves to you. I was fortunate to be the first to make the rounds through the room shaking each of the band member's hands, all who were smiling, polite, and introducing themselves by name (knowing full well that we all knew who each of them were). After the third salutation I noticed a fourth figure toward the back of the becoming tightly packed room. Morgan Nicholls was making what looked to be an uncomfortable duck away from the entering fan base toward a catering table, but still managed to divert his attention from it to approach me and make a smiling greeting and introduction (with a mouth and opposite hand full of snacks, but he still managed to pull it off pleasantly). Some moments following then are a bit of a blur, but as the room was full and the rest of the winning contestants were gathered around the band members, a Warner representative made a bellowing announcement across the room. "By the way, Kevin Couture here was the winner of the t-shirt design competition." Matt and Chris were both signing autographs and didn't seem to hear him, but as if appearing from out of nowhere Dom was beside me following the announcement. "They showed us your design once more before you all came in and I really want to thank you for it. You did a bloody good job on it." Finally having a window, albeit short, to casually speak with one of the band members I then stood with Dominic and simply shot the shit for a few moments on both my design, their time in Columbus, and my trip there. What made the interaction so memorable was how obviously comfortable we both were having the conversation, and how I felt we were just two blokes on the same level hanging out. I didn't want to hold him up for the rest of the time knowing that other fans wanted to have items signed, so I closed it with a simple thank you, and also handed him a business card explaining that I do the work professionally and am always open to being sub-contracted by Warner Brothers for work.

 

I had seemingly nearly forgotten by that point that I had a setlist which I wanted signed, so as soon as Chris had a free second from fan interaction I approached him with it casually telling him "This was actually yours" (the setlist I redeemed from the Walter Kerr VMA gig was from underneath Chris' mic stand). After a short chuckle he began reading the order of the songs and where they were played Dom re-appeared (again, out of nowhere) reading along with Chris. They both nostalgically remarked about how good of a gig and how early on in the tour it was, before both singing and handing it back. A warning was yelled from a Warner representative (who were now starting to sound and appear as insistent and impatient parents) that they quickly needed to take one photo of the entire group together, then have us exit the room. Knowing this was the one last chance to be able to approach Matt for an autograph, I began to walk toward him. I found him leaning against a wall seemingly thinking in his own world while playing a small ukulele. We didn't have to say much to each other, only a brief "hello" and "cheers/thanks," and I calmly walked away from him with the third and final autograph. Just as announced, we all then formed into a wide lateral line where our photo was taken together. We were escorted out, and just stood in a small group feeling something similar to astonishment. The second group of winners went in behind us (two of whom carrying the Muse traveling flag, which was then finally able to be signed by the band members and photographed with), and who squeezes through our small group giving a confident smile to each of us? Kate Hudson.

 

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CLIFFS:

-met muse.

-was awesome.

 

Amazing! :awesome: Thank you for sharing your experience!

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Hello everyone! Still not caught up on here, but I have read since my last post a few days ago. Couture had a great detailed description of the meet and greet! I'll put my version below. Sorry it took so long (a week ago seems like FOREVER ago, doesn't it?), but I had to deal with 2 sick kids, a 3 day weekend off school and hubby sick all in succession (hubby still sick). And then of course my own post-Muse syndrome which I wasn't expecting. It was all about getting to those 2 days and seeing them live and having an awesome time and then there was nothing after it. Hard to deal with. At least none of it interfered with those 2 days of MUSE!

 

Ok, meet and greet story from my perspective (I apologize for the length!!):

 

Tuesday 10/12/10 - Child #1 at school and well. Child #2 still home because she has to wait 24 hours to go back to school, but feels bouncy and fine. My Mom is staying with us these few days so she plays with her. On the way back from Cincy, my hubby Michael had a great idea of having a picture frame with a matting that had 3 openings and they could sign the matting and we could print pics we took from the concerts. So, we head to Michael's and find the perfect frame and then another matching with one opening for our pic with the band. And on the way back, we talk about the extra tickets we have to this show. I already talked friends into buying tickets, so they'll be there. What if we brought the kids?! I casually ask Child #2 if she would like to go and she screams yes! We saw Gretchen's daughter the night before and then another young girl down the row from us. Both girls like Muse a lot, so why not?! Only problem, Child #1 has last regular season soccer game this night at same time as the meet time for the meet/greet. So, we figure it out with my Mom that after the game, she will bring them home and we'll be done with the meet/greet by then so we'll come get them and head back to the show. Now, we get to Michael and I getting to the venue - I had fun seeing everyone in the queue! And it was funny that we saw Couture while there too! When it was getting close, we went over to the CD101 truck and waited. There were six of us all chatting most of the evening (Kevin (Couture) and friend, Mike (HowMan888 on here) and friend Mike, me and my hubby). After a while, the Warner rep takes us in and tells us there will be no problem taking stuff back to car. We head down to the basement of the Schott with chauffeured elevator. And we think it will be soon...and my daughter's soccer game is almost over (scored 2 goals)...callling Mom to try to coordinate where to pick up the girls....and Metric is playing...still trying to figure out girls and Mom is mad at me...Metric is done playing....now the rep is asking for us to split into 3 (ended up 2) groups since the room is small and we ask for the first group...still waiting and I am hungry and mouth is getting dry and I really want to meet them and try to act cool and not fan-crazy...oh my gosh, time to meet them right now and it was the fastest 3 minutes ever!

 

We were lined up in the hallway and I was 4th to go into the room. I had planned to give each a hug, but everyone was shaking hands and I just blindly followed. I think they just each said hi, but all smiled very nicely and Matt was playing his uke on and off the whole time. I said each of their names and then my name as I shook their hands. Then I just stood in the middle of the room and tried to take it all in. Michael had his leather bass guitar strap to get signed and Chris put it around him and said he liked that it was padded and comfy (!) and he got Chris's and Matt's sigs on that. Then he started chatting with Chris about bass pedals. I wanted to talk soccer with him, but didn't want to interrupt. I had the matting to be signed by all three and while Matt was signing, he said he liked the unique things to sign (matting and guitar strap) so that was cool and all I heard from him. I was able to get all 3 to sign in order on my matting so I was quite pleased with that. It wasn't until later that Michael realized he didn't get Dom's, but Dom plays drums, so it's ok. So, at one point I turned around and Dom was beside me and I couldn't think of what to say so I said, "so, any rarities tonight?" and he said something like "I don't know, were you at the show last night?" and I said "Yes! It was awesome!" and then it was time to get the pic taken. The way everyone was standing, we were able to crop out the others and get just us and the band for our pic to print (that was pure luck). Then the Warner rep said he knew we had to get our kids and started kicking us out. I'm thinking WHAT? That's it? It's over already? But, we did have to get our kids. So, we run out, run past the CD101 truck and I scream "I just met Muse - Thank You!" And we pick up our girls and drive back and still park right next to the door (love the Schott) and we are seated with about 5 minutes to go. The girls LOVED the concert and had to much fun! The show was FAR better than Cincy in my opinion in regards to crowd energy (GA always has more energy feeding out), band energy for sure, awesome songs (glad I went to both since there were some differences there), and of course sharing all this with my girls for their first rock concert was even more awesome! Smiles all around! Wonderful experience that I'm so glad we went through!

 

Oh, for Sarah's questions - the Warner rep recognized my shirt while we were waiting and said he liked it. I totally blanked on showing the necklace and shirt to Muse themselves. Oh this is funny, Michael was trying to show Matt his shirt to see if he got that it was a Kaos pad, and he just says "oh yeah" and signs it. He didn't necessarily want him to sign it and he never said if he got it, but oh well! Chris signed it too! haha! I'll try to attach pics. And the white bag had the things to sign and our silver and black aharpies. Ok, I think that's it. My longest post by far! :LOL:

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