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I just received official notification from Jim Bonfanti that there *will* be a MEET AND GREET for GA ticket holders. The number will be limited and will require an additional fee so as not to undervalue the previously sold $100 tickets.

Advance notice will be posted here at the website and a link will be provided to sign up. Then, on the night of the show, a wristband will be distributed allowing access to the MEET AND GREET.

Stay tuned for the details and good luck to everyone wishing to participate.

Bernie

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marlene   

That's fantastic news ! I can't say "thank you" enough. This means the world to those of us that missed out on the first opportunity! Marlene :lol:

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marvin   

Bernie I have balcony seats but I'll ask a question that might be on the minds of GA ticket holders: Do GA ticket holders who want to get first dibs for placement in the hall have to pay $50 for the HoB pre-show meal and on top of that also pay another fee if they also want to do the "Meet & Greet"?

Thank you.

Marvin

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Marvin,

Getting fed and having the chance to get close to the stage has nothing to do with meeting the band afterwards. You can do one, none or both depending on what kind of night you're interested in having :)

Bernie

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aggiesjc   

WOW - look what transpired while I was away from my computer today! This is F A B U L O U S ! Of course, I'm already nervous that I'll miss out on this, though. I know it's limited in number, and my luck has been lousy with that lately.

Nonetheless, a huge THANK YOU to Jim and the other guys for making this happen. I'm going to give it my best shot to be part of this!!!!

Jennifer

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smittie   

So happy for you, Jennifer and everyone else hoping for a chance to meet and greet! I just had a feeling the 'Berries would come through for their biggest and most loyal fans! Thanks guys for making more dreams come true! This is fantastic news!

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AnniekNY   

Oh my....really????

THAT IS SO GREAT!!!!!!!!

And we can't have cameras for the meet and greet?

No one will believe me if I just SAY I met the Raspberries..... ;)

YAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

annie

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The band will have a professional photographer to snap your smilin' face with Eric, Wally, Dave and Jim. That way you can be sure you'll have a beautiful memory of your meeting and not have to worry about your buddy's thumb getting in front of your camera lens.

Bernie

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...So let's see...Buy the plane ticket, buy the taxi, buy the hotel, buy the pre-show, buy the show ticket, buy the souvineers, buy the post-show meet and greet, buy the pictures, buy the breakfast, buy the taxi back to the airport...And on Monday:

FILE FOR BANKRUPCY! :(

But if you only do that once every 31 years, it doesn't stay on your credit record...Yippie! :)

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AnniekNY   

Will the photographer be able to wipe out the drool from the corner of my mouth digitally?....nah, I'll be so nervous, I'll have cotton mouth...

"Hi, I'm Eric...I mean...Hi Eric, I'm Annie...so nice to..."

that's when they pick me up off the floor.

Betcha the photographer will get that, too!

Excellent......of course, now i have to get a wristband!!!

Julia, you and i will hold each other up!

annie

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marvin   

Assuming all the "M&G" ticket holders would want to capture their moment with the guys, the photo line is going to have to move pretty quickly, or, the night will last forever...hmmm...that's not such a bad idea!

Marvin

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Since the House of Blues doesn't allow people to bring in cameras, the band thought hiring a photographer was absolutely essential. The picture is part of the MEET AND GREET experience and will be included.

Bernie

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marvin   

Great stuff Bernie! With the number of people who are going to want to have their picture taken with the band, Eric, Wally, Dave and Jim are going to see flashbulbs in their dreams!

Marvin

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smittie   

Just an idea- I have seen pictures of another band's meet and greet photos and they are a photo of the band and about 5 other meet and greeters in a shot.

Bernie, do you know how the band will be taking the photos? With individuals or a few people at a time? Also, can we get autographs at the meet and greet? Just curious, would love more details! Thanks, Julie

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Trindy   

This is so exciting...

Look, I'm kind of new here so I need to introduce myself. Raspbernie will know me as the person who just ordered "Marathon Man" off of him through Amazon.com (nice job, BTW) and Ken Sharp, for that matter, may remember me too from back when he published "Overnight Sensation." Anyway, I'm an old, old fan (well, maybe not that old...it just seems that way sometimes) from way back. Been following the 'Berries since my older sisters turned me on to them at age 11...yes, even then I had taste. smile And even better, I was growing up in Lake County (right next door to Cleveland and home to Mentor, Eastlake, etc.) so these guys were my true local heroes. They truly proved that you could be from Cleveland and make something of yourself, and I will never forget it.

But alas and alack, I wasn't old enough to see them in concert before they broke up (waah!). I did see Eric at the '77 Music Hall show (and remember him dropping the guitar on his foot!) and actually met him twice (long stories there...). Also, I became a contributor to the Carmen Connection newsletter back in the late '70s/early '80s and that really inspired me to pursue a writing career. It's been a bumpy ride, but I think things worked out for the best for me...after nearly 20 years in upstate NY I moved back to Cleveland this year, and lo and behold, what happens after I do but...the RASPBERRIES GET BACK TOGETHER!!!! Are some things meant to be or what????

To make a long story short, my older sisters and I now have three GA tickets for an event we thought we might never live to see. And although I haven't been involved with this board before (a long story having to do with needing to buy a new computer soon to replace my ancient one that can't handle this kind of stuff), I have been reading your comments and I would love to meet some of you cool people who are coming from everywhere just to see this show. I can't promise it would be for dinner before the show (I have no idea what my sisters will want to do) but the rest of my Friday is free (I'm off work...breakfast anyone??) and I would love to hit the Rock Hall on Saturday with you guys.

Anyway, this was just a quick way to say hi and to say please, please let us GA folks know about that extra M&G...we're drooling already!

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