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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by mooyagi » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:36 am

    AnacrusisVOX wrote:Glad I got to meet a couple of you in person. I hope everyone had a great time.

    Now, I'm off to nurse these blisters on my feet from walking the ship for four days.


    I was hoping to meet you but never got the chance. Probably should have seen what you looked like before the cruise. :lol: I had fun at the pool deck set. :bangers:
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by Monmisreal » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:41 am

    mooyagi wrote:The pictures should start rolling in once everyone gets settled. Have you seen this head? :lol: :lol: :lol:


    I took a before and after shot of his head in one of the elevators :lol:
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    by mooyagi » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:43 am

    How did you get that whole thing to fit in the frame? :lol:
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by Stained Class » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:06 pm

    mooyagi wrote:How did you get that whole thing to fit in the frame? :lol:

    You can't tell be he was actually standing really far back.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by lampropelma » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:27 pm

    Monmisreal wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:The pictures should start rolling in once everyone gets settled. Have you seen this head? :lol: :lol: :lol:


    I took a before and after shot of his head in one of the elevators :lol:
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    by ShoreSlayer » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:05 pm

    lampropelma wrote:It's me who has written Chad.

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    by stoverkill » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:38 pm

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    lampropelma wrote:It's me who has written Chad.

    What does SHAD/Chad mean?


    Chad Lewis has a very similar head, but it's not near as glorious as Kevin's.
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    by cowboy71 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:39 pm

    STACH100 wrote:I had a great time talking with Cowboy, wait make that excellent, but the cruise still needs a lot of work.
    Oh and Blake promised to buy me a beer, still waiting....

    Right back at you!! It was an absolute pleasure to spend time talking with you too. Hope to see you on the next one :D
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    by doomguy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:49 pm

    You guys really enjoy stroking Dome Head's ego, don't ya? I'm sure he's loving all the attention, you're just inflating his head larger than it already is.
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    by meshuggah » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:10 pm

    AnacrusisVOX wrote:Glad I got to meet a couple of you in person. I hope everyone had a great time.

    Now, I'm off to nurse these blisters on my feet from walking the ship for four days.


    I'm in the same boat (so to speak) as you are with the blisters. Wife says that I should go have a pedicure, even though it isn't very "metal" thing and kind of a girlie thing to do, but they'll take care of the blisters.

    This was the 1st (and 2nd...heard both sets) times I've heard you guys, and am bummed that you're not going to be performing again. You know when you hear a band for the first time and you promise yourself that you'll do your best to never a miss another local date they play? Well, that was my reaction to Anacrusis. You guys play amazing music, and have vocal and instrumental chops to burn. I'm so sorry you won't be back, but am glad that I at least heard you once (twice, really). Hope you change your mind and decide to rock on!
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by rootleaf » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:43 pm

    meshuggah wrote:
    AnacrusisVOX wrote:Glad I got to meet a couple of you in person. I hope everyone had a great time.

    Now, I'm off to nurse these blisters on my feet from walking the ship for four days.


    I'm in the same boat (so to speak) as you are with the blisters. Wife says that I should go have a pedicure, even though it isn't very "metal" thing and kind of a girlie thing to do, but they'll take care of the blisters.

    This was the 1st (and 2nd...heard both sets) times I've heard you guys, and am bummed that you're not going to be performing again. You know when you hear a band for the first time and you promise yourself that you'll do your best to never a miss another local date they play? Well, that was my reaction to Anacrusis. You guys play amazing music, and have vocal and instrumental chops to burn. I'm so sorry you won't be back, but am glad that I at least heard you once (twice, really). Hope you change your mind and decide to rock on!


    Yea, I had a couple people with me who had never heard a song by you. Finally got them to go wait on the deck for the belly flop contest while you guys were playing. Without either of them knowing who it was playing they both separately asked me who that band was because they were digging it. I hope you guys find a way to get it going again so hopefully can check it out again.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by onenight » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:19 am

    I vote for Jamaica!!
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    by stoverkill » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:52 am

    onenight wrote:I vote for Jamaica!!


    Unfortunately the Majesty is not fast enough to get to Jamaica...... which is why Andy is looking for a newer/faster ship.

    I just hope it's not BIGGER. Any more than 2,000 peeps, and it will just not be the same.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by mooyagi » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:19 am

    stoverkill wrote:
    onenight wrote:I vote for Jamaica!!


    Unfortunately the Majesty is not fast enough to get to Jamaica...... which is why Andy is looking for a newer/faster ship.

    I just hope it's not BIGGER. Any more than 2,000 peeps, and it will just not be the same.


    It sounded like he already had one picked out when we talked to him on Barge. He is also looking for a new ship because the Majesty may be sold off within a couple of years if not sooner.

    May have to do some research on potential ships. We know he can't do one with too much stuff on the pool deck like a waterpark or things that would prevent a stage from being built. The Monarch of the Seas, of course is the same class as the Majesty so they are very, very similar. I just hope whichever ship he's found, it won't be much more expensive.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by KDibildeaux » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:27 am

    I vote for Cockburn all the way! It was amazing
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    by mooyagi » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:45 am

    Cozumel wasn't bad. It's a bit dumpy and the local merchants were somewhat annoying but I had fun anyways. 5/10

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    Nassau was awful. The local merchants were physically grabbing me trying to get their stuff and one tried to reach into my pocket so I had to smack her hand away. 0/10

    Cockburn Town was fantastic. It was no hassle to get on/off. There was no obnoxious peddling of wares, the beach was right next to the ship and we were the only ones there. 10/10
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by STACH100 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:29 pm

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    STACH100 wrote:I had a great time talking with Cowboy, wait make that excellent, but the cruise still needs a lot of work.
    Oh and Blake promised to buy me a beer, still waiting....


    I saw you checking out an Arkona show and got photos to prove it.

    Yes I was there to get front stage for Sinister and Arkona must have thought I was waiting for them, they gave me a guitar pick and set list.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by mooyagi » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:31 pm

    STACH100 wrote:
    X-Thor wrote:
    STACH100 wrote:I had a great time talking with Cowboy, wait make that excellent, but the cruise still needs a lot of work.
    Oh and Blake promised to buy me a beer, still waiting....


    I saw you checking out an Arkona show and got photos to prove it.

    Yes I was there to get front stage for Sinister and Arkona must have thought I was waiting for them, they gave me a guitar pick and set list.
    Does any one read Russian?


    I can read it, just can't understand it :lol:
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    by doomguy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:14 pm

    mooyagi wrote:Nassau was awful. The local merchants were physically grabbing me trying to get their stuff and one tried to reach into my pocket so I had to smack her hand away. 0/10

    :shock: That's terrible.

    I'd vote for Cockburn too, just from all the good reviews.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by Monmisreal » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:40 pm

    STACH100 wrote:I saw you checking out an Arkona show and got photos to prove it.

    Yes I was there to get front stage for Sinister and Arkona must have thought I was waiting for them, they gave me a guitar pick and set list.
    Does any one read Russian?[/quote]

    :lol: I bet your face was priceless when they handed you that stuff
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by STACH100 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:52 pm

    Monmisreal wrote:
    STACH100 wrote:I saw you checking out an Arkona show and got photos to prove it.

    Yes I was there to get front stage for Sinister and Arkona must have thought I was waiting for them, they gave me a guitar pick and set list.
    Does any one read Russian?


    :lol: I bet your face was priceless when they handed you that stuff[/quote]
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    by Monmisreal » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:02 pm

    Ah damn, I even screwed up quoting. Tonight is not my night :lol: :lol:

    Kevin will be jealous to find out we all saw Masha walking around in her bathing suit. Maybe its a good thing he didnt make this one :D
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    by doomguy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:46 pm

    I'm kinda jealous and I"m not even really a big Arkona fan! I would have been in creep mode the whole time :D Did anyone get any photos?
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by mooyagi » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:50 pm

    Monmisreal wrote:Kevin will be jealous to find out we all saw Masha walking around in her bathing suit. Maybe its a good thing he didnt make this one :D


    I never saw that! :bitch:
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    by cowboy71 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:53 pm

    HAHAHAHAA That is awesome Stach!!

    I had a similar experience last year! Was front and centre for Annihilator at the pool stage so I could have a perfect position for Nightwish who were following them!

    One of the crew must have thought I was a huge Annihilator fan so he handed me the setlist. Standing next to me was a young lady who was wearing an Annihilator shirt, clearly a big fan.

    So I handed her the setlist and she was like "to look at?" and I said "no you keep it :)". The look on her face....SO worth it.
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    by doomguy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:58 pm

    Good man, that's very nice of you, Cowboy.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by STACH100 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:06 pm

    cowboy71 wrote:HAHAHAHAA That is awesome Stach!!

    I had a similar experience last year! Was front and centre for Annihilator at the pool stage so I could have a perfect position for Nightwish who were following them!

    One of the crew must have thought I was a huge Annihilator fan so he handed me the setlist. Standing next to me was a young lady who was wearing an Annihilator shirt, clearly a big fan.

    So I handed her the setlist and she was like "to look at?" and I said "no you keep it :)". The look on her face....SO worth it.

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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by torpedo20 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:18 am

    STACH100 wrote:
    cowboy71 wrote:HAHAHAHAA That is awesome Stach!!

    I had a similar experience last year! Was front and centre for Annihilator at the pool stage so I could have a perfect position for Nightwish who were following them!

    One of the crew must have thought I was a huge Annihilator fan so he handed me the setlist. Standing next to me was a young lady who was wearing an Annihilator shirt, clearly a big fan.

    So I handed her the setlist and she was like "to look at?" and I said "no you keep it :)". The look on her face....SO worth it.

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    I am, too, had a blast talking to cowboy71 in the merch line on Tuesday. Always a pleasure sir!
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    The fact that we had the whole island to ourselves w/o those annoying salesmen and bloody tourists who "do not speak Mexican" AND the pristine beach to boot Turks gets my vote!

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    Oh boy, what a blast I had again. The line-up was less impressive than other editions, but partying with so many friends really makes it absolutely worthwhile nevertheless.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by Madkill » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:45 pm

    This was my first 70KTOM, and I'm planning to make it a yearly endeavor. Great vibe, awesome people, and nice weather... can't beat that. Now onto the 2014 wish-list thread :dreams:


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    by rootleaf » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:46 pm

    cowboy71 wrote:HAHAHAHAA That is awesome Stach!!

    I had a similar experience last year! Was front and centre for Annihilator at the pool stage so I could have a perfect position for Nightwish who were following them!

    One of the crew must have thought I was a huge Annihilator fan so he handed me the setlist. Standing next to me was a young lady who was wearing an Annihilator shirt, clearly a big fan.

    So I handed her the setlist and she was like "to look at?" and I said "no you keep it :)". The look on her face....SO worth it.


    I caught a drumstick from Candlemass last year, but ended up giving it to a kid from one of the central american countries that was there (Colombia I think). He was so happy that he nearly tackled me to give me a bear hug for about 10 seconds. I had no problem giving it to him because I don't really go for the set lists, picks, drumsticks like some do, and he was very passionate about just wanting to see it, so I just gave it to him on the spur of the moment.

    This year I was standing next to a diehard Costa Rican girl (she was #4 in line behind me for the meet and greet, sat on the rail with her for an hour before the show) who was dying for a setlist after the Tiamat show on the pool deck. Well, she finally gets the guitar tech for them to give her one, and he hands it to the security guy who was not paying any attention really. The guy then hands it to Kate instead and the poor girl looked like she was about to cry. Since I could see there was another one behind another monitor, I told the dick security guy to go get that one for her since the tech was clearly giving her the setlist.

    Not saying it was Kate's fault because she just happened to be standing next to the security guy at the time, but it annoyed me that he did that when the tech clearly pointed to the girl standing next to me.

    In the end it worked out since they both got set lists.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by KDibildeaux » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:59 pm

    rootleaf wrote:
    cowboy71 wrote:HAHAHAHAA That is awesome Stach!!

    I had a similar experience last year! Was front and centre for Annihilator at the pool stage so I could have a perfect position for Nightwish who were following them!

    One of the crew must have thought I was a huge Annihilator fan so he handed me the setlist. Standing next to me was a young lady who was wearing an Annihilator shirt, clearly a big fan.

    So I handed her the setlist and she was like "to look at?" and I said "no you keep it :)". The look on her face....SO worth it.


    I caught a drumstick from Candlemass last year, but ended up giving it to a kid from one of the central american countries that was there (Colombia I think). He was so happy that he nearly tackled me to give me a bear hug for about 10 seconds. I had no problem giving it to him because I don't really go for the set lists, picks, drumsticks like some do, and he was very passionate about just wanting to see it, so I just gave it to him on the spur of the moment.

    This year I was standing next to a diehard Costa Rican girl (she was #4 in line behind me for the meet and greet, sat on the rail with her for an hour before the show) who was dying for a setlist after the Tiamat show on the pool deck. Well, she finally gets the guitar tech for them to give her one, and he hands it to the security guy who was not paying any attention really. The guy then hands it to Kate instead and the poor girl looked like she was about to cry. Since I could see there was another one behind another monitor, I told the dick security guy to go get that one for her since the tech was clearly giving her the setlist.

    Not saying it was Kate's fault because she just happened to be standing next to the security guy at the time, but it annoyed me that he did that when the tech clearly pointed to the girl standing next to me.

    In the end it worked out since they both got set lists.

    Actually, the security guy gave it to me because I had asked him for one beforehand. I didn't realize that someone had also asked for one but I'm very glad you did that for her. That was awesome. Btw, didn't know you were around! You should have said hi!
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    by cowboy71 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:05 pm

    So, when can we get a first announcement for 2014? :P

    First announcement for the 2012 cruise occurred on 18 APRIL 2011
    First announcement for the 2013 cruise occurred on 27 JUNE 2012

    The 2013 first announcement was quite late, I think due in no small part to the existence of Barge to Hell (first announcement for that was 27 MARCH).

    So I'm predicting that we will get out first announcement of bands late April. Only 2 1/2 months to go!!! :P
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by rootleaf » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:40 pm

    KDibildeaux wrote:Actually, the security guy gave it to me because I had asked him for one beforehand. I didn't realize that someone had also asked for one but I'm very glad you did that for her. That was awesome. Btw, didn't know you were around! You should have said hi!


    Sorry about that. I know the onus is on me to come and introduce myself since I don't have a picture posted, but when I saw you two around the ship I guess it was always times when I was talking to other people, running to a show, or you guys were talking. if you saw a guy with a gray/white camo backpack that matched his salt and pepper hair, taking a lot of pictures during shows, that would be me.

    I did make sure to introduce myself to traccia, Gnoff, Rhia and Marlo (Marlo I had actually met last year, but she was too drunk to remember of course), my roommate Stained Class, tuup, shared dinner table and had conversations with Memnoch, Frederick and his brother and several other Swede's I have no hope of spelling their names correctly, and of course Alex Canada (and his friend drew) who I partied with quite a bit! There were a few others, but that's all I can remember names for off the top of my head.
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    Re: HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas

    by KDibildeaux » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:18 pm

    rootleaf wrote:
    KDibildeaux wrote:Actually, the security guy gave it to me because I had asked him for one beforehand. I didn't realize that someone had also asked for one but I'm very glad you did that for her. That was awesome. Btw, didn't know you were around! You should have said hi!


    Sorry about that. I know the onus is on me to come and introduce myself since I don't have a picture posted, but when I saw you two around the ship I guess it was always times when I was talking to other people, running to a show, or you guys were talking. if you saw a guy with a gray/white camo backpack that matched his salt and pepper hair, taking a lot of pictures during shows, that would be me.

    I did make sure to introduce myself to traccia, Gnoff, Rhia and Marlo (Marlo I had actually met last year, but she was too drunk to remember of course), my roommate Stained Class, tuup, shared dinner table and had conversations with Memnoch, Frederick and his brother and several other Swede's I have no hope of spelling their names correctly, and of course Alex Canada (and his friend drew) who I partied with quite a bit! There were a few others, but that's all I can remember names for off the top of my head.

    No worries! We will have to meet next time :D
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    by X-Thor » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:09 pm

    cowboy71 wrote:So, when can we get a first announcement for 2014? :P

    First announcement for the 2012 cruise occurred on 18 APRIL 2011
    First announcement for the 2013 cruise occurred on 27 JUNE 2012

    The 2013 first announcement was quite late, I think due in no small part to the existence of Barge to Hell (first announcement for that was 27 MARCH).

    So I'm predicting that we will get out first announcement of bands late April. Only 2 1/2 months to go!!! :P


    First announcement already happened when Andy talked at the end of Sabaton's second show... ;)
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    by doomguy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:23 pm

    X-Thor wrote:
    cowboy71 wrote:So, when can we get a first announcement for 2014? :P

    First announcement for the 2012 cruise occurred on 18 APRIL 2011
    First announcement for the 2013 cruise occurred on 27 JUNE 2012

    The 2013 first announcement was quite late, I think due in no small part to the existence of Barge to Hell (first announcement for that was 27 MARCH).

    So I'm predicting that we will get out first announcement of bands late April. Only 2 1/2 months to go!!! :P


    First announcement already happened when Andy talked at the end of Sabaton's second show... ;)

    What did he say??
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    by X-Thor » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:29 pm

    Conrad wrote:
    X-Thor wrote:
    cowboy71 wrote:So, when can we get a first announcement for 2014? :P

    First announcement for the 2012 cruise occurred on 18 APRIL 2011
    First announcement for the 2013 cruise occurred on 27 JUNE 2012

    The 2013 first announcement was quite late, I think due in no small part to the existence of Barge to Hell (first announcement for that was 27 MARCH).

    So I'm predicting that we will get out first announcement of bands late April. Only 2 1/2 months to go!!! :P


    First announcement already happened when Andy talked at the end of Sabaton's second show... ;)

    What did he say??


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    by doomguy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:38 pm

    Aah ok, nothing that hasn't already been mentioned here. Thought there may have been some other announcement..
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    by cowboy71 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:01 am

    Snowy Shaw made a comment on Facebook that he is going to visit Dallas tomorrow, and may get in contact with King Diamond!

    So I commented to Snowy that everyone wants the King to play 70000 Tons so he should tell him how awesome it is :)
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    by DrinkMoxie » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:56 am

    cowboy71 wrote:Snowy Shaw made a comment on Facebook that he is going to visit Dallas tomorrow, and may get in contact with King Diamond!

    So I commented to Snowy that everyone wants the King to play 70000 Tons so he should tell him how awesome it is :)

    When King Diamond played New England Metalfest he required a path with 2 solid lines of security from stage to a running limo to make sure at any moment he could just leave and when he left absolutely nobody could come in contact with him. He didn't even allow the Palladium's house photographer to be in the photopit because he didn't want anybody that close to him.
    What on Earth makes anybody think that guy wil agree to be stuck on a boat with fans?
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