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Old 06-02-2005, 12:19 PM   #16
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The only star that I saw was Kelly Clarkson.
Wow, that's a stretch.


Kidding, some people like her, to each their own.

I'm curious as to who attends the sound check -- Headache offered a great schedule, but is it Dallas? Edge? Both -- whole band?

I'm working a (longshot) connection as a temporary union load in - load out / set up type helper for the 3rd leg -- hoping to linger around for the sound check.

Any inside info?
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I met Bono and Edge before a soundcheck, no backstage pass needed.
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I hate these types of threads. Backstage passes are for people that work for the band, friends of the band or the venue or Stagehands( yes stagehands that make fun of most people in the audience and on the trusts above the stage ). . A Meet N Greet pass does not county as backstage. Its an escort pass that allows you into a special room to meet the artist briefly for a few minutes speak to them and get an autograph and head back onto the concourse or to your seats. Anyways if there are passes its VIP and thats another way of just free food and limited access to special areas. A Real Backstage pass is a Tour Laminate with the other passes needed to go anywhere you want. I have had working satan passes and one laminate for the Foo Fighters (it was aa VIP laminate) for the MTV 2$Bill show.
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Old 06-02-2005, 07:22 PM   #19
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I've gotten backstage many many times - sometimes it was legit and other times I snuck back...
U2
R.E.M.
The Clash
The Rolling Stones
Smashing Pumpkins
Pearl Jam/Soundgarden/Blues Traveller/Neil Young
Grateful Dead
Metallica
Tragically Hip (more times than I can count)
and a slew of others.
The trick is (at least the trick used to be) "Where there is a will there is a way" - that and some good old fashioned luck. Try to look like you belong. In the case of Pearl Jam/Soundgarden/Blues Traveller and Neil Young it was thanks to Daniel Lanois. Hopefully old Danny can come through this year??? Don't think I won't try.
Yeah right you snuck backstage at a Metallica concert unless you had a security guard t-shirt for the company working security at the venue. Gio would have notice and would have thrown you out.
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Old 06-03-2005, 04:11 AM   #20
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backstage is better between the soundcheck and the show. the band are normally sequestered in their dressing area which is usually out of the way and has seperate security in the hallway. they also usually have a seperate place where they eat. it is rare to see them tooling around back there.
paul m's hospitality room is usually more accessable and you might see people you would recognize, but it's mostly just a bunch of folks workin. sometimes you might run into cool celebs hanging out, like elvis costello, but not that often. best thing about backstage is it offers you easy access to the ellipse.
9/10 the band leave immediately after the last song, before the lights are even up, so the only way you might catch a glimpse of them is if their car races past you in the corridor as they head out.
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I hate these types of threads. Backstage passes are for people that work for the band, friends of the band or the venue or Stagehands( yes stagehands that make fun of most people in the audience and on the trusts above the stage ). . A Meet N Greet pass does not county as backstage. Its an escort pass that allows you into a special room to meet the artist briefly for a few minutes speak to them and get an autograph and head back onto the concourse or to your seats. Anyways if there are passes its VIP and thats another way of just free food and limited access to special areas. A Real Backstage pass is a Tour Laminate with the other passes needed to go anywhere you want. I have had working satan passes and one laminate for the Foo Fighters (it was aa VIP laminate) for the MTV 2$Bill show.
It really depends on who the band is and what venue it is. At smaller club shows a VIP (not all access) pass has gotten me anywhere I wanted to go as well as allowed me to escort people in to the show (audioslave club tour). It shouldnt have but the staff at the large clubs and smaller arenas tend to be dolts.

Another time I was hanging out with Adam Duritz backstage at a Counting Crows show and he didnt have a pass on him and the security guard wouldnt let him in the dressing room. I had to go with my pass and get his pass so he could get in. (The security guy was reassigned about 2 minutes after that)
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