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I met Trey AGAIN tonight...

Postby floydthechimpanzee » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:46 am

Hey all!

I changed my name to the Wal*mart Kid.
It suits me better after this wild week.

I am still the same ol' FloydtheChimpanzee though.

Read on.

I just got back from the show tonight at Webster Hall.
Okay.
Here is the rundown.
Got to the place at 5:30 stood on the "guest list" line.
Their were about 10 people there at the time.
Me and the missus were nervous cuz we weren't sure if we were really on the guest list, just nervous I guess.
Anywho.
6:45 we walk in. We say we are on the guest list...AND WE ARE!!!
They hand us V.I.P. stickers to put on our clothes.
I ask him where we should sit and he says, "Anywhere. You're V.I.P."

Cool!

We make our way to the front of the stage and that is where we stand the whole night.
At the feet of the "man"!!!

All the years of seeing Phish and solo Trey, I never got this close to him on stage.
We were literally at his feet.

Hey.
Can I post pics in here?
I don't know how.
If anyone knows, lemme know, and I will post the few crappy camera phone pics I got.

But I digress.
So we see a bunch of people with passes around their necks.
They say that that pass gets you into the after party with Trey.

We didn't think that our stickers were enough.
We didn't THINK that!

THEY DID!!!!

Okay.
Quick note.
The show was "Shine" heavy, my least favorite of all his albums.
He did a "solo" acoustic Divided Sky.
I say "solo" cuz actually he had a 4-5 piece orchestra playing along as well, but the Parade walked off stage.

My girl got teary eyed.
It was fucking amazing and beautiful.

Trey was having a ball playing it.
He said, before playing it, that the next song he played he co-wrote with his mom when he was really young and it was her birthday and he dedicated it to her.
That was when he strummed the first chord of Divided Sky and everyone went ape-shit.

He even did that "note hold" in the middle of the song.
When he got to it and stopped playing, I can't explain the chills that went through my body.
The crowd went absolutely crazy!

In the middle of the pause he got the crowd started in singing Happy Birthday to his mom.
Right after that, he picked up with the Sky.

But I digress again.

So the show comes to a close.
We don't know where to go, so we go to the V.I.P. lounge upstairs and just hang out and see what everyone else does.
We see Trey up there and Brad is rushing him downstairs, and as Trey passes the crowd upstairs he says, "I gotta do this thing downstairs."

I thought that was it for me as far as my whole high.
I follow him downstairs towards the exit and then me and my girl take a peek inside the room he walked into.

Their was a DJ and a whole shit load of people.
I looked at the bouncer working the door and took a shot.
I pointed at the V.I.P. sticker on my shirt and he waved me in.

WOO HOO!!!!!!

We walk in and their is a buffet table and drinks and Trey and Tony and a whole shitload of people surrounding both of them.

We sat at a table and just stared in awe at Trey from afar.
I bought a concert silkscreen and wanted him to sign it, but I didn't want to push my luck as far as being somewhere I wasn't supposed to be.

Me and the missus hung for a half hour and then we get up and make our way towards him.
Their is a line.
We stand in it.
We make our way closer.
Finally, it is our turn and he looks at us.

We were watching him as the line was moving and he was really sweet to everyone and being cordial while he was positioned for pictures and signatures.

Well, it was our turn.
He looked at me and my girl and he was like, "Hi, how are you?"
We both blurt out "Wal*mart".
And he lights up and goes..."WAL*MART!"
And he grabs me and hugs me, then he hugs my girl.
He leans over to Brad and says, "Remember when I called you the other night from Wal*mart. These are the kids!!!"
Brad did not seem to care at all.

So I ask Trey if he could sign my poster.
He obliges and he asks if we had a good time.
I told him we totally did and that I think his new album is his greatest so far.
He was very thankful.
He leaned to us and he says, "We need to get together and have some burgers some time."

Me and the missus were wondering if he was, at least, half serious and if we should really exchange phone numbers...
hahahaha
He laughed and we laughed and I said thank you and he thanked us for coming.

He wrote:
Raph and Alicia
Best to you!
Trey A

I suspect he meant to fully write out his last name, but as he was signing my poster some guy tugged on his sleeve and said something to him and when he turned back to us, he dropped that "We should have a burger some time" line.

That was it.
Me and my girl went outside and jumped like goofballs and then sucked down a cigarette like a couple of fiends.
We got in the car and read what he wrote on the poster and just stared at it like a couple of psychos.

So yea.
This was hands down the greatest week of my life.
I got to talk to Trey twice and he autographed something personally to me.
And...
HE HUGGED ME!

Like he was genuinely happy to see the both of us.
He is the warmest fucking dude I ever met.

He just made me a loyal fan for life.

I guess I will give Shine another shot.

;)
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Postby jamphandan » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:59 am

W

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fucking awesome man.

sweet sweet story, i couldn't be much more jealous right now.

good thing you didnt try and bring him a burger.
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Postby the Sloth » Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:16 pm

wow Floyd at least your night was great...

mine however was meh

details later

the show was fantastic (sky, the plasma was ill, head was good, jibboo was lkerhgkqeurhgue, and good stuff for the rest)

i had a tough time gettin in though ( 18 and over )

more to come after skool
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Postby Buster » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:01 pm

Awesome story once again Floyd!

That kicks so much ass...
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Postby groovetuber » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:24 pm

That is so awesome awesome man! This week of experiences for you must have been a dream come true, congrats!
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Postby Joffrey » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:29 pm

Way to go Wal*mart Kid! ;D Sounds like the night went as good as you could've hoped... glad you two had such a good time.

This had been a really fun story with a little glimpse into Trey's life and the fans that surround him. Thanks so much for sharing.
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Postby groovetuber » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:32 pm

Lol, I just noticed your avatar, nice.
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Postby Vultured » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:37 pm

That sounds great man, glad you had an amazing week.
From Trey's story about backpacking with Fishman in Europe....What's your fee to drive me to Firenze (Florence for the non-Italians)....
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Postby Guelah » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:27 pm

That's awesome dude. No mention of OKP? :(

You and your girl are very lucky. I would be hanging out at that Wal*Mart all the time! Maybe you really can have burgers with Trey.
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Postby Fluffy Bunny » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:44 pm

nice man!


the pics: you need to get the complete url of the pic, then put that between a [img] and a [/img*]
except no *
if I didn't put the * in you wouldn't be able to see the tags
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Postby gregradiohead » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:30 pm

Congrats, man.
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Postby bigdudenthedoorway » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:53 pm

pics?
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Postby floydthechimpanzee » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:17 pm

So I just got back from A.C. Moore to get my show print professionally framed.
It came out to $400 and change.
I had a coupon for 60% off, so it came out to $160 and change.
And me and the missus are splitting it so it will be $80 and change for me.
*sigh*
Did anyone else know that custom framing could be so damned expensive??????????

So yea.

As mentioned above, if I want to post a pic I have to do that [img] thing.
I have to post the complete url.

Okay.
I am an idiot.
I know this...

How the hell do I find out the complete url of the pic?
I took it on my phone.
I emailed it to myself.
It is now on my desktop.

That is all I know.

Ah!
Being stupid sucks!

Oh wait...
This may work...

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Postby floydthechimpanzee » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:21 pm

Okay. That didn't work.
How about this.

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Postby floydthechimpanzee » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:23 pm

Awesome!
Okay.
That last one was when Tom came out to do a song from his new album.

This one is when Trey and Tony had this awesome guitar/bass duel thing.
It was crazy and Tony was tearing it up.
It was like he finally stepped out of some shell.
He really gained the crowd's trust after this display.

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Postby floydthechimpanzee » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:24 pm

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This was during the very amazing Divided Sky.
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Postby floydthechimpanzee » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:28 pm

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This was our view as soon as we got there.

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This is the missus displaying her V.I.P. sticker!

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This was just before Trey hugged me!
I didn't want to bug him for a picture on my camera phone with me and my girl, cuz my phone sucks and I didn't want to be a pest to him.
He was so generous to begin with.
So, this was just before he greeted us.

I met a kid at the show who says he took more pics and he would email them to me.
When I get them, I will post them here in this thread.

Thanks you guys for being so cool about my blabbing about this!
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Postby floydthechimpanzee » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:40 pm

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Here is another one from the Divided Sky.
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Postby bigdudenthedoorway » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:46 pm

h3tty
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Postby phishinsky » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:16 pm

FUCK YEAH MAN..... That is the best thing I have heard in a week, TREY was very cordial and offereing to you...

HE IS THE MAN, and I think he is learning more and more what the fans and music industry mean to him..

Wal*Mart Dude, you've made my day!!!!!!!


Thank you for the uplifting story and sharing your fun time with OKP land!!!
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Postby cactusfunk » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:37 pm

nice. good to hear you guys had a good time and that the show was good taboot.
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Postby Joffrey » Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:50 am


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This was during the very amazing Divided Sky.


This is an awesome shot... look at that grin :D I've never seen Trey solo, and I could be off the mark here, but I can't imagine him being more in his element than when playing phish songs...

Great pics Floyd!
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Postby alright » Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:11 am

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. floys you have no idea how happy i am for you/incredibly envious. consider yourslef one of the luckiest men on the face of the earth
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Postby whyweigh228 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:28 am

ya thats fucking awesome man amazzzzzing luck
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Postby floydthechimpanzee » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:28 am



This is an awesome shot... look at that grin :D I've never seen Trey solo, and I could be off the mark here, but I can't imagine him being more in his element than when playing phish songs...

Great pics Floyd!


Yea man.
He had a smile from ear to ear throughout the entire performance of Divided.
During all the other songs he played that night, he looked more dertimined and like he was concentrating.
But Divided was all smiles.

Their was an annoying drunk chick behind us who kept saying, "Trey, I love you. Trey, I love you. Trey, I love you."
OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

Being that the orchestra wasn't that loud, Trey played much more lightly.
Causing everyone to hush, ala the acapella jams of yore.
It was nice to be quiet for him again.

BUT THIS BITCH KEPT YELLING!

People were shushing her and she was trying to be defiant by continuing to yell out, "Trey, I love you. Trey, I love you..."

So yea.

He was zoned out though.
I don't think he heard her.

He got so amped during one of the changes that he flubbed a note, and just laughed.
He was so giddy playing Divided!

I would love for him to put that performance or a studio version of that out. It was unbelievably moving.
Cuz you know the tune, but to hear an orchestra play it, and Trey on acoustic.

*sigh*

It is 4:30am and I just got home from work.
I am still high from the Sunday show.

Okay. Me shutup now.
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