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Old 02-22-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

How does one meet and greet with DMB or even get a backstage pass?

If it is different for different venues, if you can offer specific information about The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, that would be even better.
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  • Old 02-22-2010, 11:11 PM   #2
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

    That is what I'd like to know. Apparently the Warehouse gives out meet and greet passes occasionally, but not to me.
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:17 PM   #3
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

    I've been a WH member for about 1 year... so I guess that rules me out of getting them too.
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:18 PM   #4
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    it's random and VERY rare
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:18 PM   #5
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:21 PM   #6
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

    Seems I've upset some people by posting this at both the WH and here... I just didn't know what site would provide the best information.

    From what i gather there, the WH does a lottery or something for Meet & Greet passes. That sounds awesome! I'll start praying that I may win that lottery. :-D
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:27 PM   #7
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

    you're never going to get a meet and greet. like 125 people a year get them and theres like 100,000+ WH members. and thats low-balling the WH member numbers. there could easily be twice as many, or more. you have like 0.05% chance of ever getting it.

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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:29 PM   #8
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

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    you're never going to get a meet and greet. like 125 people a year get them and theres like 100,000+ WH members.
    I'll bet you a million bajillion dollars the OP ends up getting a Meet&Greet this summer, and puts that in his sig forever.
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:30 PM   #9
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

    WH has about 44,000 members.
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:37 PM   #10
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    I'll bet you a million bajillion dollars the OP ends up getting a Meet&Greet this summer, and puts that in his sig forever.
    LOL! I don't really do much with my sig... but I might have to put a pic of me and Dave up as my avatar...
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:50 PM   #11
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

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    WH has about 44,000 members.

    there has to be more than that. i joined in 2006 and my number is over 3 million. i know not everybody who joined is still a member, but to go through 3 million numbers and only have 44,000 left? thats an insanely high turnover.
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:53 PM   #12
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    there has to be more than that. i joined in 2006 and my number is over 3 million. i know not everybody who joined is still a member, but to go through 3 million numbers and only have 44,000 left? thats an insanely high turnover.
    the numbers didnt start at 1
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:56 PM   #13
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

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    there has to be more than that. i joined in 2006 and my number is over 3 million. i know not everybody who joined is still a member, but to go through 3 million numbers and only have 44,000 left? thats an insanely high turnover.
    over 3 million since it started.
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:58 PM   #14
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    there has to be more than that. i joined in 2006 and my number is over 3 million. i know not everybody who joined is still a member, but to go through 3 million numbers and only have 44,000 left? thats an insanely high turnover.
    go to the warehouse boards page, the new page has it set up so you can search members by either name, or date joined. there are 2201 pages with 20 members per page.

    2201 x 20 ≈ 44,020 members
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    Old 02-22-2010, 11:59 PM   #15
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    go to the warehouse boards page, the new page has it set up so you can search members by either name, or date joined. there are 2201 pages with 20 members per page.

    2201 x 20 ≈ 44,020 members
    not everyone is registered for the forums
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    Old 02-23-2010, 12:00 AM   #16
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    not everyone is registered for the forums
    I thought it was for overall members...before members that started before the 05 forum date were given the 05 forum date. now they have it to their actual date.
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    Old 02-23-2010, 12:03 AM   #17
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    not everyone is registered for the forums
    I'm a WH member, never registered for wh boards and I am listed
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    Old 02-23-2010, 12:04 AM   #18
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

    According to the Warehouse there are 43,962 members.
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    According to the Warehouse there are 43,962 members.
    That is $1,538,670 in membership money each year. wowow
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    Old 02-23-2010, 01:14 AM   #20
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    That is $1,538,670 in membership money each year. wowow
    Thats pocket change for them in comparison to what they make in ticket sales. I forget the website but it showed how much they make a year and it was something like $24,000,000.
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    Old 02-23-2010, 01:29 AM   #21
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    Thats pocket change for them in comparison to what they make in ticket sales. I forget the website but it showed how much they make a year and it was something like $24,000,000.
    It was the Pollstar top 50 touring acts of the decade. DMB was #1 at 529.1 million gross..

    http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/a...18/702459.aspx
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    Old 02-23-2010, 01:59 AM   #22
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    you're never going to get a meet and greet. like 125 people a year get them and theres like 100,000+ WH members. and thats low-balling the WH member numbers. there could easily be twice as many, or more. you have like 0.05% chance of ever getting it.
    there is not a chance in hell there's 100,000 WH members. Just think about that number for a minute. That's absurd.
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    Old 02-23-2010, 09:38 AM   #23
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

    The people next to me at a show last year were selected, couldn't do it, so the people next to them ended up getting the call. We were that close to getting selected. Surprised they just went down the row for replacements (got called a few days before the show I believe).
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    Old 02-23-2010, 09:42 AM   #24
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    Re: Backstage Passes and/or Meet & Greet with DMB

    There are no 'backstage passes'
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    Old 02-23-2010, 09:47 AM   #25
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    A backstage pass would be great. Standing in the dark 10 feet below stage level, told not to move inside the tape marks, ever. You even get a 5 second flash of the band flying by on their way to the stage. Rad!
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    Old 02-23-2010, 10:03 AM   #26
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    WH has about 44,000 members.
    LOL.

    Not even close to being right.
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    when my sisters, a friend of mine, and i got a meet and greet in chicago in 08 we just went into the venue early to buy posters from the show. we sat in our seats and were just talking. then darrell came up to me and said that he was really happy i took my sisters and my friend to the show with me. So he gave us 4 meet and greet passes.

    we got to talk to dave for like 15 minutes and he signed all of our posters.
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    How does one meet and greet with DMB or even get a backstage pass?

    If it is different for different venues, if you can offer specific information about The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, that would be even better.
    I have no idea. But I do have a very cool, interesting story.

    I actually used to live in the Woodlands and graduated high school from there. As a small part time job I worked at the pavilion and handed out lawn chairs- I wasn't 18 at the time, so I couldn't do backstage security.

    However, DMB used to do 2nighters there and last time they did I was eligible to do overnight security between the two shows. So after the first show I raced to my car, changed, and headed back.

    There were four of us "patrolling" that night (We basically just watched things so nothing got tampered with). And we took shifts. My first shift was in the hallway of the band's dressing room and I could see all of the guitars and could even smell the incense. This lady who travelled with the band let me take a picture of the dressing room- even though she wasn't supposed to- and said Dave had just rushed to see his girls that night.

    My second shift sucked. Just in a little kiosk.

    My third shift, I got to hang out on stage. The Stage. I took pictures of the setlist, still taped to stands and whatnot. I didn't dare sit at Carter's drums; Who would I think I was??

    The coolest part was at one point this bald-headed light guy came up to work on the lights at around 2:30 or so. I went and talked to him for a bit just about the band, what I liked, etc. I offer to go get him a soda. He says no. He offers me a beer, I say yes and have a beer with the lighting guy from DMB.

    One of my greatest experiences
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    when my sisters, a friend of mine, and i got a meet and greet in chicago in 08 we just went into the venue early to buy posters from the show. we sat in our seats and were just talking. then darrell came up to me and said that he was really happy i took my sisters and my friend to the show with me. So he gave us 4 meet and greet passes.

    we got to talk to dave for like 15 minutes and he signed all of our posters.
    Probably the best post I've ever read.
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    Old 02-23-2010, 10:59 AM   #30
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    Met Tim twice.

    Once before Boone and then again, randomly, the night before the Chicago Dave and Friends in '03. Three of my buddies and I were hanging out in Chicago and ended up in one of the billion Starbucks downtown. One of my friends had never seen Tim except pics. I was telling him how small he was. He asked if he was as short as the guy putting sugar in his coffee against the wall in a big black coat. I said maybe and inch shorter. Guy turns around and it is Tim. My buddy had been in line next to him for like 10 minutes and said he had all this black crap on his fingers. We went and talked to him a little bit. It was pretty cool. He was really nice, but when I shook his hand I was afraid I'd break it and ruin the show. He's tiny.
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