ILLINIKEV

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About ILLINIKEV

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  • Birthday 07/30/1963

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  • Location Northern Illinois
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  • Springsteen fan since? 1980

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  1. Great show.  I missed the pit by 48 numbers.  Damn.  I should have picked up my wristband before getting something to eat rather than after.  I chose to stand directly in front of the sound board rather than in the crush of people against the barrier at the back of the pit.   Great time!!!  Bruce never disappoints.  September 1981 was my first show ever, so this tour has brought everything full circle for me.  I caught 5 songs I've never seen live before and this was my 32nd show.   Stolen Car and Independence Day are such great songs.  Bruce tells a nice story about "the setting" for the song before Independence Day. Yes, the vocals on Take It Easy aren't the best, but I'm never disappointed in the passion of the performance.  Can't wait for Milwaukee!!
  2. Here's the GA procedure.  Pretty standard.  I'll be there freezing my ass off.  Good luck to all the GA ticket holders.   Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band General Admission Lottery Procedure Please see details below regarding policies and procedures for the show’s GA Lottery. The “lottery” allows holders of general admission tickets a random chance to enter the forward barricade area on the floor, closest to the stage. This is entirely optional and can be disregarded by GA ticket holders who do not wish to enter the lottery for a chance to be placed in the forward barricade. 1) On the day of the show, sequentially numbered wristbands will be distributed beginning at 2:00PM. This will take place at Gate 5 (look for Michael Jordan Statue). Wristbands will be distributed until 5:00PM. (After 5:00PM, additional lottery/floor wristbands will not be distributed until after doors are open) 2) Patrons must be present and in possession of their GA ticket to receive a wristband. Only one wristband per patron will be issued. 3) After the patron's ticket has been verified as a GA ticket. A wristband will be issued and affixed to the patron’s wrist.  4) Anyone who receives a numbered wristband prior to doors, has an equal chance to be first in line to enter the Front Area. A wristband does not guarantee a place in the Front Area. 5) Patrons who have received a wristband may leave the premises. They must return by 5:00PM. 6) Patrons who received a wristband and are present for the drawing must be ready to enter the venue. This means they should not be carrying any prohibited items with them. e.g. backpacks/ large bags, cameras, recording devices etc... If there are any questions regarding prohibited items, please check with venue staff prior to the drawing. 7) A starting number will be randomly picked by a patron. This number will be announced at Gate 5 (look for Michael Jordan Statue) 8) The patron wearing the wristband that matches the starting number will be first in line. All participants are requested to remain in sequential order. Venue entry and security screening may begin as soon as immediately following the drawing. Patrons will be directed by tour and venue staff through this process. 9) All patrons with GA tickets and a wristband who wish to enter according to the lottery, need to remain present to be processed and escorted into the venue. Failure to be present for drawing, or not remaining throughout the lottery entry process will result in forfeiture of lottery position. 10) Once inside the venue, a second wristband will be issued to identify those who are within the winning range. This is required to enter the Front GA Area.   
  3. Seeing a Show By Yourself

    I'll catch the Chicago and Milwaukee shows this tour, both solo.   I prefer to attend with a big fan, or my wife.  My wife can't make either show this time so I plan to attend alone.  I've been to 4 or 5 shows myself over the years and enjoyed them just as much as the shows I've attended with one or two friends.  The only bad experience I had was going with a group of about 8 and I was the only die-hard fan.  I will not do that again!
  4. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    KDKA was the first licensed radio station in 1920. The first baseball game broadcast on the radio was on KDKA in 1921, 13 years after the Cubs last won the world series.
  5. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    Go Bucs!
  6. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    I catch a lot of crap from Chicago friends and family because I don't root for all the Chicago teams. Never have understood why it's expected that people should root for the home town team. we all have our reasons why we root for our teams. What I like in fans is that you stick with your team. I don't get people that move around the country and pick up on the new home town team. With todays technology, you can follow any team anywhere in the country. I've come a long way from listening to a static filled KDKA in Pittsburgh after dark, to now getting all the games on Directv.
  7. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    No, but my dad is from there. He grew up in a small town north of Uniontown, PA. I've lived in Chicago my whole life, but my brother and I root for the Pirates, like our dad. My boys are also Bucco fans.
  8. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    We live in Chicago, but my wife and I attended game 4 at Three Rivers in 1992. We also had tickets to Game 1 of World Series. Obviously never got to use those. Last night was about the most excited I've ever been watching a Pirates game. Even though I've seen both the '71 and '79 championships, I wasn't old enough to really appreciate them.
  9. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    I was listening to an interview on "The Fan" in Pittsburgh with Sid Bream. He said the Braves have asked him to throw out the first pitch at Turner Field if the Braves and Pirates meet in the playoffs. He said no. Sid lives in Pittsburgh and said his winning run play in game 7 of the 1992 NLCS gets commented on every day by someone.
  10. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    Haven't been this nervous before a game in a long, long time. Go Bucs!!!
  11. I've been reading his stuff for about 30 years. I just recently gave up on Dreamcatcher. After about 300 pages, I still couldn't keep track of which characters were which, and decided to scrap it. Ironically, From a Buick 8 is now in my travel bag and I should be starting it soon.
  12. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    FINALLY!
  13. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    82. Cole was awesome.
  14. Boy, how the crowds have changed over the years!
  15. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates

    Still have 7 games with the Cubs. Knock on wood!