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    Default Michael Anthony invades San Francisco!

    Well we lucked out in the SF Bay Area today by having Mike Anthony come to town! I have been looking forward to this appearance/signing since the day it was announced. I drove to SF from San Jose- to Pier 39. Driving in to SF, and especially from Pier 39, you see a lot of sights-

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3075.jpg Golden Gate Bridge

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3074.jpg Alcatraz

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3072.jpg Pier 39

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3096.jpg Ferry Building

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3100.jpg Bay Bridge

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3102.jpg Pac Bell Park

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3095.jpg Battery St- where the Old Waldorf club used to be, hence the Metallica song Battery (sorry to digress)

    then to the Hard Rock- here is the outside- I know I am in the right place

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3073.jpg

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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3094.jpg here is the display to buy bottles from

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3080.jpg MA signed guitar on the wall

    There were only a few fans there initially- Mike was due there at 11:30 a.m., and it seemed pretty empty. They were playing LWAN on the sceens inside-

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3094.jpg

    Mike arrived in a limo, with a small group including "Dugie." They went in a back door, and soon came out into the restaurant. Local radio station www.1077thebone.com was broadcasting live from the cafe, and also giving away a Yamaha MA bass to one of us there. The signing started- and they said the only real rule was no doubles, guitars, or pickguards- to keep out dealers, otherwise all else goes. It was really easy going, with DJ's from 107.7 hanging out (Tonelli, Steven Seaweed, etc.) Here are some pictures of MA at the table- he spoke on the air live as he signed-

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3085.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3089.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3081.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3082.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3090.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3087.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3080.jpg

    Here is my pic with MA-

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/EditMApw.jpg I asked MA if he was going to be at NAMM, assuming he would... He said no (!!) as he has prior engagements. I was even more thankful for this signing at this point! I asked MA if they had stayed locally last night. He said they did stay at a local hotel.

    The DJ asked him the status of VH- MA said that he would be out with Sammy on the road this summer. He said he talked to Sammy today- and that Sammy was flying into the area from Cabo this afternoon.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3091.jpg here is the guy who won the guitar- he was next to me in line- so close! Congrats to this fan!- killer guitar/ personally signed by MA right there in silver...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3104.jpg here are pins they made specifically for the event

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3103.jpg the signed hot sauce bottles

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3107.jpg I had a lot signed - I went through the line and got only a few things signed, then waited until the end and went through 1 more time after everyone else. People had all their lps in big stacks- and MA was totally cool with that (take that Gene Simmons)- just as long as none of the items mentioned earlier.. In fact there was a local autograph dealer (seedy male who is always at events with young kids) holding stacks of pickguards- Dugie shot him down. One fan bought a whole case of hot sauce- MA signed each and every bottle!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3106.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3105.jpg

    Here a couple clips I shot of MA on the air-

    http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3...M3CXGV43C8H9ED

    http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3M...424UTTQY5MYOVM

    After the broadcast/ signing, MA ate lunch at a big table with winners from a local radio station. I left while the winners were still having their lunch, to beat the trafic back. Hope you liked the pics and if you are going tomorrow in LA- have a great time!
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    Hey Brett, check your pm

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    Woah!

    Way cool man!
    It's so funny...I was just there two weekends ago for our annual Redhead Christmas party! I picked up one of those MA pins too. They're really cool!

    JA
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    Someone needs to ask Mike if he thinks VH will ever release a box set of unreleased tracks/demos/concert videos. Hopefully the Oakland 81 show.

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    WOW...thanks for the pics. It's like I'm there but I'm really far away in Toronto! Man, I would give my right nut to be in your shoes!

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    haha please keep that!

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    Man I can't believe I forgot all about this!!!

    I used to live right below Coit Tower there in SF all through my school days. Pier 39 was a regular hangout. It's kinda weird there now w/o the Embarcadero freeway tho.

    And they probably did a simulcast on the Bone didn't they?? I missed that as well. I feel like Chris Farley on his little SNL talk show when he's beating himself up for asking stupid questions.

    Did you get a chance to talk with any of the Bone gang?? Steven Seaweed's da man!! He goes way back in SF radio on a lot of stations. I was kinda partial to him and Steve Garland.

    To quote one Napoleon D. - Luck-eee!

    BTW - Someone really needs to ask Mikey about those shows too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bret6262
    One fan bought a whole case of hot sauce- MA signed each and every bottle!
    No doubt, eventually headed for Ebay.
    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."

    "This is a lttle prayer dedicated to the separation of church and state. I guess if they are going to force those kids to pray in schools they might as well have a nice prayer like this: Our Father who art in heaven, and to the republic for which it stands, thy kingdom come, one nation indivisible as in heaven, give us this day as we forgive those who so proudly we hail. Crown thy good into temptation but deliver us from the twilight's last gleaming. Amen and Awomen. ."

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    I messed up in one of the pictures- here is the signed MA bass guitar on the wall, which was behind him-

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3077.jpg

    There was a signed EVH guitar also- sorry for not snapping a photo of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    Did you get a chance to talk with any of the Bone gang?? Steven Seaweed's da man!! He goes way back in SF radio on a lot of stations. I was kinda partial to him and Steve Garland.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Dude, The Weed-Man goes back even farther than THAT in MY history of listening to Rock Radio! I remember listening to him on a station out of Carmel-By-The-Sea called KMBY. Ahhh..now THOSE were the daze! LOL!

    JA
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    Mikey is da man! I would love to go drinking with this guy. The stories he could tell as well as being an awesome dude.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Here is another pic I meant to insert- oops.. from the video screens at the Hard Rock-

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...2/HPIM3084.jpg

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    Those are great photos! Thanks for posting them.

    Shari
    "Hey, thanks for the bracelet! Was that one for me?" - Michael Anthony to me in the Golden Ring in Grand Rapids, MI July 9, 2004
    July 9, 2004 - Mike pressed a guitar pick into my hand!
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    "You found me again!" - Mike to me in Detroit, Nov. 2, 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanette
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    Dude, The Weed-Man goes back even farther than THAT in MY history of listening to Rock Radio! I remember listening to him on a station out of Carmel-By-The-Sea called KMBY. Ahhh..now THOSE were the daze! LOL!

    JA
    Uhh, okay.

    BTW - I'm notta dude, for the umpteenth time. I honestly don't know what to change my ID to tho.

    No ideas, please.

    BTW - Jeanette, no worries 'kay? You're not the first one to do that and I know with my tag it's hard to tell anyways. So no worries.
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    Mikey is the coolest!
    Good luck in LA

    Good to see Kevin Dugan with a =VH= shirt.
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    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

 

 

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