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    LOL Peek!

    My first Eagles show was in 2005. Like many of you, I never thought I'd see them live. I was in the fourth row with Perfect Little Sister. I'll never forget that rush when they came out, that thrill.... also, at the time, I never thought I'd see them again. That turned out not to be true, that's for sure!

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    And just how many times have you seen them, Soda? I know it's a lot!
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    Well, here goes, folks! Don't judge! Basically all of my "fun money" was dedicated to these shows.

    Sacramento 2005
    Glenn was making noise about this being the last time the Eagles ever toured - that it was California and that would be it. I was a new fan who had missed out on Farewell 1 because I got in on the action late. PLS lives in Sacramento. We decided we would go to a show together, and so I went. It was a life-changing event, seriously. Dreamer posted that she was going. I contacted her before I went to see if she'd be down with sharing a hotel room. This was TWO DAYS prior! I didn't even know her then except from her posts - I'd never even PMed her before - but her posts were always funny and intelligent. I could tell she would be fun to hang out with, and sure enough... she took me in and we've been close ever since! Karen Z was with her, and she was a riot to hang out with. What a good time we had! I also met Zermie there, although we didn't get to talk much. At the show, I was fourth row. What a blast!


    That was it for a while. Then the Eagles toured Europe and the UK. I didn't even consider going until I realized that I was going to go to the UK anyway for some dissertation research... why not plan the trip to coincide with the Eagles shows there?

    London's Twickenham Stadium 2006

    Fourth row. So much fun! On this trip I met for the first time in "real life" timfan, WitchyMummy, Toonlass, and glenneaglesfan.

    London's Wembley Stadium 2006

    The first and only time I've had front row at an Eagles concert. SO FREAKING AWESOME!

    Glasgow 2006
    I never intended to go to this, but by coincidence, they were playing the exact same day I was in town! Too good to pass up, but I told myself I wouldn't spend more than $50 in order to keep within my budget. Luckily, I got myself a cheap seat in the boonies for less than face value from a "tout" desperate to sell his crappy seat at the last minute. Ouila!

    Cardiff 2006
    Never intended to go to this either, but GEF was going right after my visit with her was through. I decided to extend my visit and accompany her! Once again, I couldn't afford to splurge, so I waited around outside and got a ticket from another "tout" at the last minute. It wasn't awful - back of the floor - and I don't regret going. The show was great!


    Again, another break - then the Eagles revved up the machine again!

    The CMAs 2007
    Nashville was within driving distance - at least my definition of driving distance - and I'd get to hang out with DonFan as well as Dreamer. Off I went!

    Hard Rock Park 2008
    Another bargain - I drove down and stayed for free with DonFan. I got to meet her daughter "Bama Girl" lol as well as Dreamer's uncle and niece Screamin' Eagle.

    Chicago 2008 (1st show)
    What needs to be said about this that hasn't been said already? Great show and I thrilled to meet TimothyBFan and her husband, Prettymaid and her husband, and Maleah. Got ninth row for face value about an hour before the show.

    Chicago 2008 (2nd show)
    Wasn't planning on going but decided to hang around outside the venue and see if I could get a cheap ticket from someone wanting to unload one. Again, I budgeted myself - I simply could not afford a full price ticket. If I couldn't get a deal, I'd go home. Sure enough, I was able to land one for ONE-THIRD of face value at the last minute. Suh-weet!

    Cincinnati 2009
    Driving distance... hanging out with TimothyBFan and her daughter... sounded good to me! So I went. And I nailed fifth row at face price at the last minute - only an hour before the show! Woot!

    Indianapolis 2009
    Of COURSE I'd go see the local show! No question! Prettymaid and her husband were my partners in crime for this one as we managed to get tickets within seats of each other on the second row. Good times!


    So, I've been to 10 shows, plus the CMAs! Yeah, sometimes I've had to go on the cheap to do so. I couldn't drop full price that many times. Sometimes I'd have bad seats or gotten bargain tickets - but even if the seat was in the boonies, it was always worth it!

    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

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    I think that Verna and I went to 15 Eagles concerts and two Joe Walsh shows and one Simon and Garfunkle cert all between 2004 and 2006. We went to 6 concerts on one week on one trip. I think the last one we went to was in Las Vegas. If we hadn't discovered from that concert trip just how cheap a trip to Vegas (sans concert) could be, we might still be using vacation time and money to chase Eagles. Probably not. They've just gotten too obsessed with money and priced themselves out of our budget. I still like their music though. However, I'll enjoy it via CD and DVD.

    Vegas is just more alluring than concert trips to us because not only do we get free rooms at several casinos, we get either free or 2-for-1 meals. Really about the only expense is the car rental and the air fare to get out here. I usually win enough at blackjack to cover half those expenses so a trip out here generally costs us about $400 for a week. Sometimes less depending on how kind the machines are to Verna and how lucky I get at Blackjack. Peekaboo knows how volital that can be <LOL> even when I even the odds a bit by counting. NOTE: I do not play at Peek's casino!

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    I can't match the numbers of most people. I have only seen the band six times, and five of those were on the F1 Tour.

    My F1 reviews are here if anyone is interested.

    http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/f...read.php?t=186

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    Wow, Soda and Mike! You all should be considered 'Mega Fans' with those numbers! That's awesome!

    And you should get some kind of special recognition from the band. Hey Eagles......these guys deserve something! Like free tickets and a special meet & greet!

    Yeah right!

    But really!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooke View Post
    And you should get some kind of special recognition from the band. Hey Eagles......these guys deserve something! Like free tickets and a special meet & greet! !
    You know what? WE all go to these concerts and we really get off on them. We enjoy them for an evening each time we can scrape together the money when the planets all align correctly in the cosmos.

    But corney as it sounds, the real reward I've found is that while the concert goes on for 2.5 to 3 hours, the fans we meet go on for the rest of our lives and those friendships are often renewed daily thanks to the technology we've discovered here through the Internet.

    How many people have I met, befriended, agreed with, argued with and yes, even "feuded with", as a result of preparing for those concerts and attending them!

    With that said, if Joe wanted to come hang out on the wires or otherwise at our place by the pool eating hamburgers and slurping homemade ice cream, well, I wouldn't refuse! Nor would I refuse doing the same with any of my Internet Walsh and Eagles friends....except we might end up in the basement with the amps cranked <LOL> and singing Hotel California or some other appropriate Eagles tune!

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    I went to an Eagles concert once.. it was great... maybe someday I'll get to see them again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticky View Post
    I went to an Eagles concert once.. it was great... maybe someday I'll get to see them again...
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    you forgot, nude scans, X-rays, bomb threats and severed body parts I've been sending.. nope.. not a word.. yet..

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