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Old 02-11-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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COBL Light Curtain Messages?

I just watched the awesome Pittsburgh dvd from Octagon & just noticed something..... If you watch the light curtains during COBL in slow motion, a series of Asian characters come down the curtain. The look like Japanese to me, but since I'm no language scholar, they could be fake characters for all I know.

Anyone notice this & know what they mean?

Knowing the band's history of putting hidden messages & sneaky things into album design and tours, and the use of a Vertigo targe symbol during some of the light show on the Elevation Tour, I'm curious........ Find a video from this tour & take a look!

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i didn't know they were hidden... they move by quick, yes, but they're fairly easily spotted

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Old 02-11-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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D'oh. It's been a few months since I saw a show....I guess I forgot about them!

Still...anyone with any idea of what they mean, or if they're even real characters?
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They come on during The Edge's slide parts during the "Time" bridge. Beyond that info, I have no idea what the symbols mean...
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I might be wrong, but I'm sure that part (if not all) of the film used was taken during a drive through a Japanese city at night. Hence, the 'characters' are Japanese neon signs.

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Old 02-13-2006, 03:23 PM   #6
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Yeah, they're Japanese. If someone could take a snapshot I could check to see what it meant.
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Holy Batman! I forgot about this. I remember seeing this at the shows I went to and I'm curious for the translation. Glad somebody here remembered to ask.

Could it be -"Rock Song of the Year" ?

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