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Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby HBK-79 » 12 Jun 2016 12:35

Hi everyone. I saw Sick Puppies for the first time in my life on the Hardrive Tour last month. They were beyond awesome. I had the time of my life. I just wish their set was longer.

Did the band offer Meet & Greet packages on this tour?

If so, I wish I had taken advantage of any VIP packages. I really would've liked to have my picture taken with them.

I (sort of) got to meet the band at the merch stand after the show. However, their security team was trying to move people along. And they wouldn't allow fans to take pictures with the band. So, all I got to do was say hi to them, shake hands with them, and get their autographs.

I really wish I had the opportunity to interact with them more.



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Unread postby Dana » 12 Jun 2016 15:45

HBK-79 wrote:Hi everyone. I saw Sick Puppies for the first time in my life on the Hardrive Tour last month. They were beyond awesome. I had the time of my life. I just wish their set was longer.

Did the band offer Meet & Greet packages on this tour?

If so, I wish I had taken advantage of any VIP packages. I really would've liked to have my picture taken with them.

I (sort of) got to meet the band at the merch stand after the show. However, their security team was trying to move people along. And they wouldn't allow fans to take pictures with the band. So, all I got to do was say hi to them, shake hands with them, and get their autographs.

I really wish I had the opportunity to interact with them more.


They did offer VIP packages for the entire Hard Drive Tour. Deff something you should take advantage of next time. The reason they don't allow pictures is because there are a lot of people in line and they only have so much time to do the signings and they want to make sure everyone gets to say HI.
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Unread postby dlcramer » 12 Jun 2016 15:45

HBK-79 wrote:Did the band offer Meet & Greet packages on this tour?

If so, I wish I had taken advantage of any VIP packages. I really would've liked to have my picture taken with them.


When they can (meaning the Venue allows) the band when headlining like they did on the HDL tour do a VIP that takes place before doors open which includes pictures, some cool swag that is VIP exclusive, and at least 3 songs played acoustically. The VIP is usually listed next to the regular ticket link on the tour listing page (found here on the forum, at sickpuppies.com/tour, and on their FB page under the tour tab. Because they can only do them for headlining shows, the shows listed right now do not have any VIP because they are festivals.



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Unread postby HBK-79 » 09 Jul 2016 20:42

Hello again guys. I have something exciting to share with you all.

I just bought tickets to a few shows on the Unleashed Tour this fall. The tour is being headlined by Skillet. And as it turns out, Sick Puppies are the support act.

Sick Puppies and Skillet are two of my favorite bands of all-time. And I'll get to see both of them on the same stage.

I also got VIP packages for this tour. So I'll get meet Skillet for the first time. This also means that I'll get to see and possibly meet Sick Puppies a couple more times.

How do you guys feel about Sick Puppies touring with Skillet?

Anyone here happen to also be a Skillet fan?



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Unread postby rhythmmusician » 17 Jul 2016 01:14

Hi, everyone. I'm new to the site, but I've been a fan of the Pups for probably around 5 years now.

So I haven't had the chance to really see them live until this year at Rock on the Range, since I'm only 17. But I made sure to be there and watch intently, it was such a good show!

Bryan really knows how to talk to the crowd and they were very entertaining. Played a couple of my personal favorites as well. I had been kind of upset about having to hear a shortened set, since it was at a festival and all, but I'm pretty cheered up now, cause just today I got myself a ticket to see them again on the Fury tour here in Columbus on September 19! I'm so excited, and I'm so dragging my friends a few hours early to make sure we're at the front. Anyways, thanks for reading and I'm excited to see what the SPWC has in store for me.


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Unread postby HBK-79 » 16 Sep 2016 13:00

dlcramer wrote:When they can (meaning the Venue allows) the band when headlining like they did on the HDL tour do a VIP that takes place before doors open which includes pictures, some cool swag that is VIP exclusive, and at least 3 songs played acoustically. The VIP is usually listed next to the regular ticket link on the tour listing page (found here on the forum, at sickpuppies.com/tour, and on their FB page under the tour tab. Because they can only do them for headlining shows, the shows listed right now do not have any VIP because they are festivals.


I just snagged the VIP package for the band's show in Stroudsburg, PA next month. I'm stoked, but I'm also bewildered because they're not the headlining act this time.

Anyway, how does the whole VIP thing work for SP shows?

Do I pick up my VIP package at the venue's box office? Do I need to show my ID? Is there a check-in for the VIP ticket holders?

Which comes first? The band's acoustic set or the meet & greet?

And during the meet & greet, will I be able to talk to each of the band members? And how much time would I have to actually interact with the band?

Any info from you longtime SP fans would be appreciated. Thanks, guys.



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Unread postby dlcramer » 17 Sep 2016 12:27

HBK-79 wrote:
dlcramer wrote:When they can (meaning the Venue allows) the band when headlining like they did on the HDL tour do a VIP that takes place before doors open which includes pictures, some cool swag that is VIP exclusive, and at least 3 songs played acoustically. The VIP is usually listed next to the regular ticket link on the tour listing page (found here on the forum, at sickpuppies.com/tour, and on their FB page under the tour tab. Because they can only do them for headlining shows, the shows listed right now do not have any VIP because they are festivals.


I just snagged the VIP package for the band's show in Stroudsburg, PA next month. I'm stoked, but I'm also bewildered because they're not the headlining act this time.

Anyway, how does the whole VIP thing work for SP shows?

Do I pick up my VIP package at the venue's box office? Do I need to show my ID? Is there a check-in for the VIP ticket holders?

Which comes first? The band's acoustic set or the meet & greet?

And during the meet & greet, will I be able to talk to each of the band members? And how much time would I have to actually interact with the band?

Any info from you longtime SP fans would be appreciated. Thanks, guys.


You need to be there (at the main entrance of the venue) and waiting 1 and a half hours before the "door" time on your regular concert tickets. When they are ready, the tour manager will come and get all the VIP. He will have a list with your name on it. All you need is your ID. I suggest printing a copy of your invoice just to be sure.

When everyone is in and situated, the band will come out and play 3 or 4 songs based on the votes from the VIP's. After that, they will do the meet and greet with photo's and autographs. The timing is not easy to say because each venue is different. You will have time to get your pictures, autographs and usually a chance to talk to all of them.

You will get an email 2 or 3 days before the show with more detailed instructions.

Because SP is not headlining, the VIP will be done a little differently. The number of VIP for the non headlining shows are very limited which will lead to an even more intimate feel and more time to interact with the band.



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Unread postby KilloWertz » 18 Sep 2016 05:46

I'm not sure if they made a mistake, but the emails being sent out for today's show in Pittsburgh say to be there at 4 PM today, even though that's 2 and a half hours before doors open.



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Unread postby Coyotezeye » 19 Oct 2016 11:56

I just attended my 2nd full Sick Puppies Concert this past Friday down in Stroudsburg PA. I say 2nd full since I was fortunate to have seen them perform a private 3 song acoustic set a couple years ago at a local radio station garage. I wasnt sure what to expect with Bryan taking over for Shim. I had heard a couple of their new songs from the new album. BUT wasnt sure how he would do with the older songs & also his performance on stage. I must say I was really impressed. He sounds great in concert and had a lot of energy.

My 2 biggest disappointments were 1 I didnt get the VIP experience. I thought about it but $ was tight. and 2 where we were standing. We had 4 or 5 loud mouths that would not shut up during SP's set.

I am glad to have made the 3 - 3.5 Hr drive down and another 3 - 3.5 Hr drive back to my house. The entire show was awesome. I was really impressed with the opener Devour the Day. And Skillet is just amazing. I had a blast.

I just saw Sick Puppies added some additional Tour Dates including one near me. Cant wait to see them again in December. Hopefully this time I can find some extra $ for the VIP.



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Unread postby Kship2001 » 25 Dec 2016 09:30

We have actually been to 7 shows this year. We first saw them in May in Arlington Heights. This is where we first met Bryan, who is amazing. I can't stress that enough.
Next we saw them in Rockford, IL. They signed my tattoo at this show. Bryan had actually made a comment about my husband's beard the first time we saw them & they remembered us. This time he made a comment that he should dye it purple - to match Mark's hair. So we went to Grand Rapids the next night. I had a new signed tattoo & my husband had a purple beard. We met some cool ambassadors & all this managed to get us tickets for the sold out show in Detroit the next night. So we went on a 3 day tour with the band lol. BTW, Skillet is seriously awesome as well.
We went to Fort Wayne Indiana this month. Then the following week went to Pekin, IL & on to the xmas bash at the Machine Shop in Flint, MI.
I have to say my favorite place so far to see them was the Machine Shop. I loved this venue & I think because Bryan loves this place so much, there was a lot of extra energy in the band. The show was amazing - as always.
I think I have most of their merch now. My husband says their new beanie is awesome & warm for those cold weather friends.
I can't wait for February. We're going to see them in Madison, WI & Indianapolis. I think it's going to be a great SP year in 2017!
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One of my favorite vip pics (we did vip at every show). We've been saying my husband is now the SP mascot lol
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Unread postby WonSickPuppy » 12 Jan 2017 20:39

THANKS for sharing!


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Kship2001 wrote:My signed tattoo:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byr-Oz ... p=drivesdk
One of my favorite vip pics (we did vip at every show). We've been saying my husband is now the SP mascot lol
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byr-Oz ... p=drivesdk


Oh, my God! Your tattoo is awesome, I want the same :)



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Unread postby Kship2001 » 31 Jan 2017 12:09

JaraM wrote:Oh, my God! Your tattoo is awesome, I want the same :)


Thank you. I kept thinking I wanted something flashy & colorful & unique but really, this is awesome. I love it even in its simplicity. I do have another idea for a new one but it's going to be awhile before I can get it.


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Unread postby Cora » 23 Feb 2017 16:42

I just went to the show here in Sioux Falls on February 21st and had an absolute blast. I first saw Devour the Day back in 2013 and thought they were awesome, but didn't know any of the words to any of the songs! Now, 4 years later, I rocked as hard as I could to them and it was fantastic. Sick Puppies, of course, stole the show. Bryan, Mark, and Emma were super energetic, and put everything they had into their set. I was a little worried, having not been to a support show for quite a while, but they still had a pretty amazing, lengthy set with all of my favorite songs. Emma's speech before Odd One still makes me tear up, Bryan is still a phenomenal frontman, and Mark shocked the hell out of me when he reached over and just handed me his drumstick at the end. (Of course he likes to make fun of me for not catching a drumstick that my mom caught, so that probably had something to do with it...) :laugh:

Anyway, all in all, it was a fantastic show. Skillet was pretty fun too and I stayed at the rail for a few of their songs, but of course, for me, Sick Puppies was where it was at. :)

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Unread postby WonSickPuppy » 27 Feb 2017 16:36

Cora, you're a rock star in your own right! Awesome review!


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Unread postby TheBeardMan_SP » 13 Mar 2017 14:47

Hey everyone. I recently attended 3 shows with my wife (kship2001) and the unleashed tour has been amazing. We went to a show in Braidwood, IL which was a headline show with Devour the Day. Top Fuel Saloon is a great smaller place with an amazing staff and good food. As usual the pups killed it. Then we went to Madison, WI and Indianapolis, IN the following weekend. Skillet, Sick Puppies, and Devour the Day are an amazing lineup that shouldn't be missed. I must say that Bryan brings it 110% every show. I would also recommend the Vip to anyone who hasn't done it. It's a truly unique experience and Mark, Emma, and Bryan are amazing wonderful people to talk with. We're planning on attending the shows in Rolla, MO and Las Vegas this year so I hope to see you out there. Just look for the guy with the green beard.



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Unread postby WonSickPuppy » 17 Mar 2017 15:56

TheBeardMan_SP wrote:Hey everyone. I recently attended 3 shows with my wife (kship2001) and the unleashed tour has been amazing. We went to a show in Braidwood, IL which was a headline show with Devour the Day. Top Fuel Saloon is a great smaller place with an amazing staff and good food. As usual the pups killed it. Then we went to Madison, WI and Indianapolis, IN the following weekend. Skillet, Sick Puppies, and Devour the Day are an amazing lineup that shouldn't be missed. I must say that Bryan brings it 110% every show. I would also recommend the Vip to anyone who hasn't done it. It's a truly unique experience and Mark, Emma, and Bryan are amazing wonderful people to talk with. We're planning on attending the shows in Rolla, MO and Las Vegas this year so I hope to see you out there. Just look for the guy with the green beard.


Awesome man! Thanks for sharing! Any pics you'd like to contribute?


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Unread postby TheBeardMan_SP » 23 Mar 2017 03:04

WonSickPuppy wrote:
TheBeardMan_SP wrote:Hey everyone. I recently attended 3 shows with my wife (kship2001) and the unleashed tour has been amazing. We went to a show in Braidwood, IL which was a headline show with Devour the Day. Top Fuel Saloon is a great smaller place with an amazing staff and good food. As usual the pups killed it. Then we went to Madison, WI and Indianapolis, IN the following weekend. Skillet, Sick Puppies, and Devour the Day are an amazing lineup that shouldn't be missed. I must say that Bryan brings it 110% every show. I would also recommend the Vip to anyone who hasn't done it. It's a truly unique experience and Mark, Emma, and Bryan are amazing wonderful people to talk with. We're planning on attending the shows in Rolla, MO and Las Vegas this year so I hope to see you out there. Just look for the guy with the green beard.


Awesome man! Thanks for sharing! Any pics you'd like to contribute?


Man I've gotten to the point that I dont really take too many pictures anymore during shows. I mostly keep my phone in my pocket with the camera on just in case. But here are a few from the last few shows we attended.

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Unread postby Heather » 28 Mar 2017 00:40

I saw Sick Puppies on March 25 in Clarksville, TN. This was my 13th show, but the last time I saw them was in 2013 so it was my first time seeing Bryan! I am from Memphis but I just happened to be in Clarksville on that weekend for work (I'm a gymnastics coach and we had our State meet there, can't believe this actually work out so well). I found out a few days before that I would likely be able to make it to the show but not the VIP. This was a headline show and I somehow made it to the rail by the time the Pups came onstage. :biggrin: The show was SO awesome!!! They played a great mix of old and new songs and sounded fantastic! Mark rocked on drums as always. There are no words to describe how incredible Emma is. Bryan is a perfect frontman. I can't say enough good things about this whole show. There were literally a couple of times during the show that I caught myself standing there grinning like an idiot at just how happy I was to see them and at how good they look and sound. :laugh:

Was thrilled to get to meet Bryan and see Emma and Mark again, all of 3 of them are just the coolest people ever. I did not think I could love this band any more than I already did, but it happened. :wink: I am SO keeping my fingers crossed for another show near me soon!

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Unread postby coolfool_2 » 18 Apr 2017 05:20

Thats awesome Heather! Sure sounds like a great time!
Heather wrote:I saw Sick Puppies on March 25 in Clarksville, TN. This was my 13th show, but the last time I saw them was in 2013 so it was my first time seeing Bryan! I am from Memphis but I just happened to be in Clarksville on that weekend for work (I'm a gymnastics coach and we had our State meet there, can't believe this actually work out so well). I found out a few days before that I would likely be able to make it to the show but not the VIP. This was a headline show and I somehow made it to the rail by the time the Pups came onstage. :biggrin: The show was SO awesome!!! They played a great mix of old and new songs and sounded fantastic! Mark rocked on drums as always. There are no words to describe how incredible Emma is. Bryan is a perfect frontman. I can't say enough good things about this whole show. There were literally a couple of times during the show that I caught myself standing there grinning like an idiot at just how happy I was to see them and at how good they look and sound. :laugh:

Was thrilled to get to meet Bryan and see Emma and Mark again, all of 3 of them are just the coolest people ever. I did not think I could love this band any more than I already did, but it happened. :wink: I am SO keeping my fingers crossed for another show near me soon!

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