Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Sick Puppies live! Ticket links and venue information. Tell us about the shows you're going to or the ones you've already seen here!
User avatar
*J*
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 8859
Joined: 09 Mar 2010 12:06
Location: Phoenix, Az

Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby *J* » 11 Oct 2013 13:58

Have you seen Sick Puppies recently? Feed us some of the cool details about the venue, any merch you bought, and the songs you liked best live!!

We can't go to every show, but we can all live vicariously through eachother!!


Do you want to help promote Sick Puppies online and at the shows? Become an Ambassador!

Image

How Do I Become an Ambassador?

Becky wrote:If the panties lose, I'm banning everyone.
:tongue:


WonSickPuppy wrote:Remember...I never say no! haha

User avatar
Ceallach
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 182
Joined: 29 Mar 2011 21:38
Location: Indialantic, FL

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Ceallach » 11 Oct 2013 15:51

Ok, I'll go first.

Saw them at The Ritz Ybor (Tampa) on October 2nd...
OF COURSE it was a good show...make that AWESOME...

Usually the Ritz has great sound, but there were a few kinks that night - Shim made a remark about the place being haunted. (I guess no one told him how old Ybor City is and that there's so many 'hauntings' that they have tours around Halloween.) I've been to a number of shows at the Ritz & never witnessed sound issues like that, so Shim must've attracted a wandering ghost when he was walking around Centro Ybor. Guess the ghost didn't have anything better to do, so it decided to come play with the Sick Puppies!

Actually, there was another famous person-sighting shortly before I saw Shim - a couple of people saw Chris Angel walking down 7th :laugh:

I finally got to purchase my hard copy of Connect (& get it signed, of course). Figured more $ would go straight to the band if I got it there, anyway. And got the tour shirt. Had the chance to meet & talk to some of the Ambassadors, finally - Gerry, too.

Some of us that were standing up front had a discussion about how "still" the crowd was - had been for both opening bands, too. So we loved it when Shim started giving people in the back a hard time about just standing there.

All in all: GREAT SHOW, A GREAT TIME....at least up front it was!


Image

MUSIC SPEAKS WHEN WORDS FAIL

Image

User avatar
Carrie
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 771
Joined: 26 Jun 2013 19:17
Location: South Portland, Maine

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Carrie » 11 Oct 2013 16:37

Ceallach wrote:Some of us that were standing up front had a discussion about how "still" the crowd was - had been for both opening bands, too. So we loved it when Shim started giving people in the back a hard time about just standing there.

I was one of the people in the back that Shim was not happy with. Totally not my fault...if I had it my way, I would be in the front row at every SP show. The friend who I brought to this show had also gone to the Portland, ME show with me and I made her stand in the front row. That show was insane up front and she got totally crushed. She had bruises for weeks after. So when she agreed to come to the Tampa show with me she said she would go only if we didn't stand in the crowd. Of course, I agreed so she would go with me. So when Shim wanted us all to come down for the 'Nothing Really Matters bounce off' I stayed where I was because I promised my friend we would stay back. Of course Shim had to call me of all people out on it! I was the one who wanted to be down in the front row! Figures! :laugh:


Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Ceallach
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 182
Joined: 29 Mar 2011 21:38
Location: Indialantic, FL

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Ceallach » 11 Oct 2013 17:13

Carrie wrote: Of course Shim had to call me of all people out on it! I was the one who wanted to be down in the front row! Figures! :laugh:



That IS too funny! Jeez, try to be a good friend and you get harassed by Shim!


Image

MUSIC SPEAKS WHEN WORDS FAIL

Image

User avatar
Carrie
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 771
Joined: 26 Jun 2013 19:17
Location: South Portland, Maine

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Carrie » 11 Oct 2013 18:03

I know, right? He joked with me about it later in the autograph line so that made me feel a tad bit less of a loser. :biggrin:

I did learn a couple of things from this situation. 1) I'm just going to start going to SP shows by myself from now on so I can stand wherever the heck I want to. 2) If Shim asks you to do something - just do it! I think the LSD kicks in and he won't take no for an answer! :laugh:


Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Snowmonkies
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 678
Joined: 22 Aug 2011 17:56

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Snowmonkies » 11 Oct 2013 19:59

Ceallach wrote:Actually, there was another famous person-sighting shortly before I saw Shim - a couple of people saw Chris Angel walking down 7th :laugh:

You sure it wasn't Mark? *badum tss* :laugh:
Carrie wrote:2) If Shim asks you to do something - just do it! I think the LSD kicks in and he won't take no for an answer! :laugh:

Last show I just went to two days ago in Philly at the TLA had a bar section and Shim gave them all a hard time for sitting up there instead of being down in front with the rest of us. It was pretty great
I need to get some platform boots or a box or something because I was in like the third row of people and all the tall people were down in front, and I am 5 foot and sometimes-a-full-inch (no doctor or nurse can agree if I'm a whole inch or just under. I don't even know how) and had such a difficult time being able to see much of anything. It was a change from when I went to The Chance and the entire venue was separated into different levels and I was reasonably close and could see everything from where I was. If anyone has any good ideas to help with that, I'm open to hearing them XD


Hedgehogs for days

User avatar
WonSickPuppy
Lead Ambassador
Lead Ambassador
Posts: 2568
Joined: 20 Feb 2010 18:07
Location: Boise, Idaho

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby WonSickPuppy » 11 Oct 2013 20:06

Vegas a few weeks ago was a rare highlight of my life with my SPWC family! I miss you all! You know who you are!

Image


Image
Image

User avatar
dlcramer
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 3787
Joined: 07 Mar 2010 16:30
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby dlcramer » 11 Oct 2013 20:21

Carrie wrote:2) If Shim asks you to do something - just do it! I think the LSD kicks in and he won't take no for an answer! :laugh:


Emma and Mark say.... "Just say no to Shim!"

You know you are part of the SPWC family when he calls you out in the crowd no matter what the reason. Giving that LSD love to ya! :rock:



aquarius215
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 142
Joined: 05 Aug 2013 19:23
Location: Bay Shore NY

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby aquarius215 » 12 Oct 2013 09:24

I went to the Stone Pony show in Asbury Park last night. Of course the show was amazing and since the venue is all general admission my 17-year-old son, who is a HUGE fan of Emma's, got to see her up close and personal while she worked her magic on her bass. But, with 3 bands on before SP finally took the stage, I felt my energy level drop a little by the time Redlight Kings were done with their set. But, all I needed was the first few notes of Die To Save You and my energy level was at 100% again. No disrespect to the other bands, it was just a little much.


crochetmama215@yahoo.com
Don't let someone tell you you're no one...Odd One
What's inside of me is invisible to most, even in clear view
Where did the time go? Hell if I know
I tried to be someone else, but nothing seemed to change. I know now this is who I really am inside.

User avatar
*J*
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 8859
Joined: 09 Mar 2010 12:06
Location: Phoenix, Az

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby *J* » 12 Oct 2013 15:25

Great stories! I will be posting about our Michigan shows next weekend!!


Do you want to help promote Sick Puppies online and at the shows? Become an Ambassador!

Image

How Do I Become an Ambassador?

Becky wrote:If the panties lose, I'm banning everyone.
:tongue:


WonSickPuppy wrote:Remember...I never say no! haha

User avatar
Snowmonkies
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 678
Joined: 22 Aug 2011 17:56

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Snowmonkies » 12 Oct 2013 16:15

aquarius215 wrote:I went to the Stone Pony show in Asbury Park last night. Of course the show was amazing and since the venue is all general admission my 17-year-old son, who is a HUGE fan of Emma's, got to see her up close and personal while she worked her magic on her bass. But, with 3 bands on before SP finally took the stage, I felt my energy level drop a little by the time Redlight Kings were done with their set. But, all I needed was the first few notes of Die To Save You and my energy level was at 100% again. No disrespect to the other bands, it was just a little much.

Oh yeah they did the same thing at the Philly show. Three opening acts is just a tad bit ridiculous. Devise was pretty good though. Charming Liars weren't my musical preference, but their frontman was funny. Redlight Kings did good too but at that point I was just really impatient for SP to take the stage.


Hedgehogs for days

User avatar
Cassie
Lead Ambassador
Lead Ambassador
Posts: 8682
Joined: 28 Mar 2008 16:23
Location: Florida
Contact:

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Cassie » 12 Oct 2013 16:52

Ceallach wrote:
Carrie wrote: Of course Shim had to call me of all people out on it! I was the one who wanted to be down in the front row! Figures! :laugh:



That IS too funny! Jeez, try to be a good friend and you get harassed by Shim!

Pretty much. I've seen him actually go in to the crowd and push people forward...

dlcramer wrote:You know you are part of the SPWC family when he calls you out in the crowd no matter what the reason. Giving that LSD love to ya! :rock:

That man has a gift for finding people he knows and doing that. I've been on the rail and had him point/glare because he would hype the crowd up and I didn't do anythjng. I've mostly stopped being front row but I had one show where I was at the front of the BALCONY. On EMMA'S side, and he STILL spotted me!!! (Although that time it was just to point and say that it was nice to see me again...haha)


Image Image Image

User avatar
David
Ambassador Guardian
Ambassador Guardian
Posts: 3062
Joined: 16 Oct 2008 07:28
Location: Kansas City, MO

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby David » 12 Oct 2013 18:11

There has been a few times Shim has gotten onto me for not just standing around, he tells me he always sees me just standing in the back by the bar. I just remind him that's where the beer is and jumping around spills the beer. And that it's 9 dollar beer night.


Image
I DO!!!!
Image
Image

User avatar
Dana
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2155
Joined: 21 Oct 2009 22:26
Location: Orlando, FL
Contact:

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Dana » 12 Oct 2013 19:28

Snowmonkies wrote:
aquarius215 wrote:I Three opening acts is just a tad bit ridiculous. Charming Liars weren't my musical preference, but their frontman was funny.

I thought CL were better than Redlight King. And they turned out to be pretty cool guys also.


#2017ForDavid :sp:
Image

User avatar
Cassie
Lead Ambassador
Lead Ambassador
Posts: 8682
Joined: 28 Mar 2008 16:23
Location: Florida
Contact:

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Cassie » 12 Oct 2013 19:55

Dana wrote:
Snowmonkies wrote:
aquarius215 wrote:I Three opening acts is just a tad bit ridiculous. Charming Liars weren't my musical preference, but their frontman was funny.

I thought CL were better than Redlight King. And they turned out to be pretty cool guys also.

Wow. Dana has her CL radar turned all the way up, doesn't she? :biggrin:


Image Image Image

User avatar
Dana
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2155
Joined: 21 Oct 2009 22:26
Location: Orlando, FL
Contact:

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Dana » 12 Oct 2013 20:08

Lol! It's up pretty loud Cassie


#2017ForDavid :sp:
Image

User avatar
Cassie
Lead Ambassador
Lead Ambassador
Posts: 8682
Joined: 28 Mar 2008 16:23
Location: Florida
Contact:

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Cassie » 12 Oct 2013 20:24

Did you hear me whisper Charlie's name just now?


Image Image Image

User avatar
Ceallach
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 182
Joined: 29 Mar 2011 21:38
Location: Indialantic, FL

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Ceallach » 13 Oct 2013 08:45

David wrote:There has been a few times Shim has gotten onto me for not just standing around, he tells me he always sees me just standing in the back by the bar. I just remind him that's where the beer is and jumping around spills the beer. And that it's 9 dollar beer night.


And at that price, it goes beyond a party foul & into party felony!!!


Image

MUSIC SPEAKS WHEN WORDS FAIL

Image

User avatar
Ceallach
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 182
Joined: 29 Mar 2011 21:38
Location: Indialantic, FL

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby Ceallach » 13 Oct 2013 08:57

Pretty much. I've seen him actually go in to the crowd and push people forward...

dlcramer wrote:You know you are part of the SPWC family when he calls you out in the crowd no matter what the reason. Giving that LSD love to ya! :rock:

That man has a gift for finding people he knows and doing that. I've been on the rail and had him point/glare because he would hype the crowd up and I didn't do anythjng. I've mostly stopped being front row but I had one show where I was at the front of the BALCONY. On EMMA'S side, and he STILL spotted me!!! (Although that time it was just to point and say that it was nice to see me again...haha)[/quote]

True, at Jannus Live there's an oak tree with a planter around it, that's a pretty good distance from stage. The walls of the planter are the perfect height (& width) to get above the crowd for clear shots of the stage. He spotted me up there at one show & did the point: the people standing around me all looked at me like, "Who are you??"

I'm pretty lucky, so far, then. He's given me the "Hi" point, and made a face at me....at this show, he noticed that I was taking video & came over, a few times, so I could get a good shot of some riffs. When I saw him after the show, he said, "That was YOU that called my name in the courtyard!" :smile:

When they did the acoustic show at HardRock Tampa, I went right up to the stage to get some shots. I have 2 of Shim where he noticed me & smiled right at my camera. And Emma did it for one, too. Those are some of my favorite shots! (I did tell Mark that it can be a major challenge to get a clear shot of him, either because of the stage set-up, or Shim gets in the way.)


Image

MUSIC SPEAKS WHEN WORDS FAIL

Image

User avatar
pantheras54
World Crew Member
World Crew Member
Posts: 11
Joined: 27 Jul 2010 19:37
Location: Florida
Contact:

Re: Tell us about your recent Sick Puppies show!

Unread postby pantheras54 » 13 Oct 2013 15:39

Most recently, I drove 650 miles solo to see Sick Puppies play in Atlanta. I live near Miami, FL, so it was quite the road trip! But completely worth every mile!

The venue was delightfully creepy, and the show was incredible, as always. Sick Puppies never disappoint! I've had four personal goals remaining for shows, and I had two crossed off the list in one night. A few years ago, Emma handed me a bass pick from the stage, so I really wanted to someday catch a Shim pick. I was really lucky at this Atlanta show and I managed to get his pick! Now I have a set! Last year, I was able to get a photo with Shim, so one of my other goals was to snag a photo op with Mark and Emma, too. Mark was a total sweetheart at the autograph line after the show and promised me that when the band was done signing, I could get a few quick photos. Awesome! At the end, Emma wished me "a safe drive home so I could travel to see them again."

I have to admit, by the time I walked back to my car, I was crying tears of happiness. The whole band is just so incredible, both musically and as individual human beings. In the past couple of weeks, I've been told that I was crazy to make this trip more times than I could count (both here at home and up in Atlanta). But you know what? It's worth it. For Sick Puppies, it's completely worth it.

And I would readily drive that distance again, and then some.

Image


Don't let someone tell you you're no one.

Coral Gables, FL -- 10/23/07
West Palm Beach, FL -- 12/05/09
Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- 07/24/10
Jacksonville, FL -- 05/30/11
St. Petersburg, FL -- 09/25/12
Atlanta, GA -- 10/06/13
Ft. Myers, FL -- 04/26/14


Return to “Concerts”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest