--------------First one is a concert meme/fill in the answers style, the others are all quick quizzes-----
What was your first concert?
-Rush, my big brother took me out to the show, which was sweet.
What year was it and how old were you?
-1984, I think I was in 6th grade/so age 12
Have you ever had to go to a concert with a parent, and were you embarrassed about it?-no, I always thought it was cool when my parents wanted to go to shows, and I actually used to buy them tickets as gifts when I lived in the same town as them..
What other concerts have you been to?
-I plead the 5th, esp. if you count local bands, free shows.. oh, man.. lots, which is good, I think.
What concerts do you want to see that you haven't?
-Modest Mouse, Cake, the Wailers, Steel Pulse, the group that was on the current live last night (11/3/2005)... more...
Have you seen any bands more than once?
-A few of them, esp. local bands &/or friends' bnads
Have you ever met any bands, and if so, who?
-I met KMFDM, Dead Can Dance, know KAIA & Sleater Kinney from going to high school with them, er.. Arlo Guthrie, Gwar, Pigface, er.. there are more, and a ton of dif. local bands (local to.. MN, Oregon, London.. wherever I was for the shows)..I beat someone from Boiled In Lead at a poker tournament; But really, it's fun to talk to musicians after a show, I also like to meet other performers after their shows (theatre, professional dance, etc) - the positive audience energy can really encite some great conversations about philosophy, politics and life.
Do you have any signed memorabilia from shows, and if so, what?
-Yeah, special ed. Cd for Dead Can Dance signed by 7 of the 11 members on their last tour / Cds from Bauhaus on their first revival tour (1998/99?), er, could have gotten some KMFDM signatures, but I was like, 'er, whatever' and same w/a few other bands. I like to hang out & talk with the musicians after the show, but I usually feel lame asking for sigs. DCD & Bauhaus were exceptions, due to illogical idolization. heh heh.
Do you buy something (other than your ticket, of course) when you see shows?
-I'm a sucker for concert t-shirts
What is the most you've ever paid for concert tickets, and who were they for?
-I don't recall. I generally don't pay more then $15, but I paid more to see Tori Amos once, and I went to Lolla in er.. I don't know, the second year it was on tour I think.. something like $30-40 for those
Have you ever won concert tickets, and if so, for what concert?-not real tickets, just crap comps. I think, maybe something from a radio show but I don't recall.
What is the best concert you've ever been to?- Dead Can Dance @ Orpheum
What is the worst?- OMG, my dad dragged me to Alabama.. he got free tickets & wanted to take me out in Jr.High & do a 'dad & daughter' evening. Country-rock *shiver* I tried to talk him into leaving early, and he said he also didn't like them, but I can't recall how early we left. It was actually pretty lame, too: cause it was one of the few times my dad tried to take me out somewhere special, and the band just happened to SUCK totally, and neither of us liked the show. Lousy.
How far is the furthest you've traveled to see a concert?
-London, UK (for Sisters of Mercy on Valentines day 1998)
What is your favorite concert venue?
-smaller places are nice, if the acoustics are good. I like the Orpheum here, just because I've been to some sweet concerts there, and it's so romantic & plush inside.
Do you save your ticket stubs?- sometimes.. save them to loose them in the house. I should put them in photo albums instead of hershey syrup tins & misc. places.
What is some random fact about you and your concert-going?- One show I ended up right in front of my recent X-boyfriend and his reuinted x-girlfriend, and _she_ complained about me standing up, since I was in front of her(and I'm so Tall, at 5'1")... (at that was at Target center.. everyone was standing), and Greg tried to pretend he didn't know me, and told her to deal with it, as she didn't know we had dated hehheh, evil. That was, er, rather humorous, esp. as it was his fav. band.
What is your fondest concert memory?- Oh, I'd say going to a few shows with my little brother, local west coast bands, and Tribe Called Quest.. and also some of the shows I went to in Oregon, London, MN on Halloween night, which is something I used to do most Halloween weekends before I had kiddos.
Do you have any concerts coming up?- er, no. Wouldn't mind, but it's unlikely.
|Your Seduction Style: Au Natural|
You rank up there with your seduction skills, though you might not know it.
That's because you're a natural at seduction. You don't realize your power!
The root of your natural seduction power: your innocence and optimism.
You're the type of person who happily plays around and creates a unique little world.
Little do you know that your personal paradise is so appealing that it sucks people in.
You find joy in everything - so is it any surprise that people find joy in you?
You bring back the inner child in everyone you meet with your sincere and spontaneous ways.
Your childlike (but not childish) behavior also inspires others to care for you.
As a result, those who you befriend and date tend to be incredibly loyal to you.
Having good credit. But you may not want to get as much credit as Walter Cavanaugh of Santa Clara, CA. He has 1,397 individual, valid credit cards and has a total credit worth of more than $1.65 million. Imagine all the monthly statements!
Hate to fly? Then you probably won't want to pay a visit to Bruce Campbell in Hillsboro, OR anytime soon. Bruce lives in a renovated Boeing 727-200. Why? Because he feels that wood is a terrible building material and his Boeing airplane provides greater protection from severe winds, earthquakes and fire.
|You Are Japanese Food|
Strange yet delicious.
Contrary to popular belief, you're not always eaten raw.
|You Are 27 Years Old|
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
|You Should Learn Japanese|
You're cutting edge, and you are ready to delve into wacky Japanese culture.
From Engrish to eating contests, you're born to be a crazy gaijin. Saiko!
|Your Fortune Is|
This one is a randomly generated one, but it's often quite funny, occasionally offensive, and well worth taking (a few times! *grin*)
|Your Hidden Talent|
Your natural talent is interpersonal relations and dealing with people.
You communicate well and are able to bring disparate groups together.
Your calming presence helps everything go more smoothly.
People crave your praise and complements.
Interestingly enough, this does seem to be an inherent skill of mine, which I have not nec. played well with, causing some kind of an interesting result: a career as a communications translator from the technical to the non-technical/business side of big companies.. and then hurrying home to read/play with kids/commune with the garden, and avoid communicating because I am So Drained from my work. Thus, when I don't work, I come out & play with my friends & socialize, and then while working I tend to hide & try to 'regenerate the batteries' for the next day.
|Your Hawaiian Name is:|
|You Are Not Scary|
Everyone loves you. Isn't that sweet?
|You Should Get a MFA (Masters of Fine Arts)|
You're a blooming artistic talent, even if you aren't quite convinced.
You'd make an incredible artist, photographer, or film maker.
It's too spendy to get a degree in art. But hey look I'm a monkey,too! A degree as a monkey artist. Art MOnkey. "what do you do for a living?" "I'm an Art Monkey" _ I can see it...
|Slow and Steady|
Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.
They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.
It'd really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment.
They expect you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then usually decide against it.
HUH; didn’t expect that one. Painstaking & Fussy? Really? Anyone? I guess I shocked one friend the other day when he found out I like B96; I guess my home loving introversion skills I've developed could come across this way: I'm kinda curious if friends see me this way, or another way.
|Your Career Type: Artistic|
You are expressive, original, and independent.
Your talents lie in your artistic abilities: creative writing, drama, crafts, music, or art.
You would make an excellent:
Actor - Art Teacher - Book Editor
Clothes Designer - Comedian - Composer
Dancer - DJ - Graphic Designer
Illustrator - Musician - Sculptor
The worst career options for your are conventional careers, like bank teller or secretary.
|The Keys to Your Heart|
You are attracted to obedience and warmth.
In love, you feel the most alive when your partner is patient and never willing to give up on you.
You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.
You would be forced to break up with someone who was insecure and in constant need of reassurance.
Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.
Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.
You think of marriage something you've always wanted... though you haven't really thought about it.
In this moment, you think of love as commitment. Love only works when both people are totally devoted.
Wow; hmm that one got me pegged. (above)
|What Your Sleeping Position Says|
You are confident and ready to tackle life.
You are pretty vain and happy with your physical appearance.
You are born to be the center of attention, and you're unhappy on the sidelines.
You're always up for trying something new - in and out of bed!
And I also sleep this way:
|What Your Sleeping Position Says|
You are calm and rational.
You are also giving and kind - a great friend.
You are easy going and trusting.
However, you are too sensible to fall for mind games.
|Your Animal Personality|
Your Power Animal: Eagle
Animal You Were in a Past Life: Whale
You are active, a challenger, and optimistic.
Hard-working, you are always working towards a set goal.
Wow: this one surprised me, sweet. I like it.
|Your Mood Ring is Light Blue|
And then the totally random.... MOOD RING: wow, I got the lamest one, but it's okay, cause I feel that way doing all these online quizzes. Heh.
|How You Life Your Life|
You have a good sense of self control and hate to show weakness.
You're laid back and chill, but sometimes you care too much about what others think.
You tend to have one best friend you hang with, as opposed to many aquaintences.
You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.
|You Are Internal - Realist - Powerful|
You feel your life is controlled internally.
If you want something, you make it happen.
You don't wait around for things to go your way.
You value your independence and don't like others to have control.
You are a realist when it comes to luck.
You don't attribute everything to luck, but you do know some things are random.
You don't beat yourself up when bad things happen to you...
But you do your best to try to make your own luck.
When it comes to who's in charge, it's you.
Life is a kingdom, and you're the grand ruler.
You don't care much about what others think.
But they better care what you think!
Huh; That last one was really good! Much more interesting/reality based then I thought that one would be w/its weird title (luck something: its not really a luck meme, it's a self-analysis)
|Your Brain's Pattern|
Your brain is always looking for the connections in life.
You always amaze your friends by figuring out things first.
You're also good at connecting people - and often play match maker.
You see the world in fluid, flexible terms. Nothing is black or white.
Not sure about this single picture reactionary memes, but whatever. I need a mandlebrot set for my pattern, man: it's all about the complexity maths. I should do one with a bunch of dif. clips from the mandlebrot set: That would be sweet.
|You're a Romantic Kisser|
For you, kissing is all about feeling the romance
You love to kiss under the stars or by the sea
The perfect kiss involves the perfect mood
It's pretty common for kisses to sweep you off your feet
Got me there, too. Hm.
A Classic Pumpkin Face
You would make a good pumpkin pie.
the classic & a pumpkin pie?! I totally got the best one. Rock.
|Your Hair Should Be Orange|
Expressive, deep, and one of a kind.
You pull off "weird" well - hardly anyone notices.
heh heh; awesome.
|You Are a Punk Rocker!|
When it comes to rock, you don't follow any rules
You know that rocking out is all about taking down the man
You've got an incredible stage presence and rock persona
You scare moms, make bad girls (or boys) swoon, and live life on the edge!
|Your Musical Tastes Match: Nicole Kidman|
See her whole playlist here (iTunes required)
|You Are Changing Leaves|
Heh heh; nice meme. An end to this craziness.
But honestly, I tied with this answer:
|You Are Apple Cider|
and that just looks SOoooo Cozy. I want the leaves AND the hot cider. Yum.
Wow, hm. Learn anything about me? it's like too many donuts in a shop window: overwhelming, so it just becomes like sugar decorations.