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North Carolinians & Prog Fans

So in typical leaping-in behavior, I just got meself a ticket to ProgDay at Storybook Farm in NC. Who wouldn't want to go somewhere called Storybook Farm for a prog festival? No, I've never heard any of these bands before... *grins*

Initially Jack wanted to go with me which is very sweet and I would love to have him along, but I think he would just be bored out of his ever-loving mind and wish he could be sitting in the hotel play WoW on a laptop rather than watching me enjoy music he's never been all that into. He knows that if he changes his mind he is welcome. :)

So at any rate, I'm going alone. (Unless someone on my friends list is like "sure I'll go" which I so doubt.)

Anyways, hey North Carolinians! Care for a visit? I am sure I could swing by while I'm close... (the place is near Chapel Hill.)

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msteleute
Jun. 15th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Daemonia! Alright! Actually I've never heard anything from them but it's the band of one of the guys from Goblin so it can't be that bad! :)
snidegrrl
Jun. 15th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
I hope you are right! They are the last band on sunday so I hope I get to see them.

Also I am sorry I decided to go out of town the weekend before your wedding!! I am an ass!!
me_not_you
Jun. 16th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
Awesome! Hope to see you then! Chapel Hill isn't too far from where I live
snidegrrl
Jun. 16th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
Yay!! I sent you an email to your LJ addy but I don't know if that works. It would kick ass to see you again after all these years.
me_not_you
Jun. 16th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
It worked, but I was really busy yesterday so didn't respond until I got a chance at home last night ;). I believe Rob is in China, so he might not be watching email too closely right now, but I'm sure he'll be glad to see ya too.
snidegrrl
Jun. 20th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
I am having a very major problem finding a place to stay anywhere near Chapel Hill that weekend. Apparently there's some sporting event or something. Do you have any recommendations where I could stay that would give me good access to both you and the south side of chapel hill??
vileone
Jun. 20th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
Our house is less than 45 minutes from Chapel Hill (and a very easy drive) and we should be around that weekend if you need a place to stay. Of course we have three small boys and two cats, so you've been warned.

Or vilejynx noted that you could ask Franklin to stay in his house in Apex; we think it's empty right now. It's right near me_not_you, though he won't be in town, but he can tell how far it is to CH.
snidegrrl
Jun. 20th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
If I could crash at your place, I would be eternally grateful. Being near you was also important on my list of things but you hadn't said anything yet so I didn't want to be pushy!! Your (and your lovely family's) offer is very kind!
candidevoltaire
Jun. 19th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
Simple Response: ARGHHHHHHHH!

OK, so until Friday it was, tops, 45 minutes from me. I'd still go even though it's now a few hours even though I've never heard of any of the bands, either. But I am but a poor student and the ticket price is too much. Double argh.
snidegrrl
Jun. 20th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
I did think of you when I made the decision. Alas!
bjoneill74
Jun. 20th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Echolyn is one of my favs.. a big influence on me.
I may go down just to see them (I'll stick around for the others).
you may want to check some of the groups out as there is quite a variety in the prog realm... then again you survived the torture that Ephemeral Sun is..
I first saw Echolyn back in the mid 90's and didn't like them at all, but they grew on me and ended up being a favorite of mine. I am not too familiar with the other bands at ProgDay.. but we went last year and there were quite a few great bands there.

I still have to convince the wife to let me go for the weekend ;)
snidegrrl
Jun. 20th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
I have heard a lot of good things about Echolyn so it sounds like it will be worth the trip for their set at least.

I guess I would consider myself a prog amateur/intermediate. There's so much still to listen to from the 70s such that getting past it is intimidating. Coming out to the DC-SOAR show was something I wanted to do so I could stop feeling like I'm stuck in the past. I am not even sure what qualifies as neo-prog but I'm wary of anything like that... (heh, I was reading your post-RoSfest discussion) ... I am not such a big Marillion fan. I think that may have more to do with Fish than anything else, however.

Anyways maybe I will run into you there. Can't she come along? :) I could bring my fiance and they could keep each other company. (I kid... but I gather she is also not a prog fan...)
bjoneill74
Jun. 20th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
not so much the not being a prog fan as an issue of a 3 year old and a 4 month old.
It's all outdoors and can get quite hot and steamy in NC.
snidegrrl
Jun. 20th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
gotcha!
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