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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Harvester, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    As most of you know, it is time for my month-long exile from music. I will still be around to address any major issues or concerns, but you will not see me participating in discussions on a daily basis nor answering email in a timely manner. First, a few thanks...

    *There are no words that can express the gratitude I have for my wife. She has taken things to the next level with all of her hard work and dedication to the social media aspect. In fact, we probably would not be going still today if not for her. She is my world.

    *Thanks to my teenage daughter, Haley, for making your old man proud. She came to the festival to “hang with the weirdos” for the first time ever & to see what dad actually does. I had no idea how she would react since she hates metal (“you can’t understand them”). However, watching her throw her fist in the air in front of the barrier during Sabaton (“I don’t know what I’m doing”) got me a bit misty-eyed.

    *We never ran more than 10 minutes behind this year. That is a testament to how well Wayne Petroskey has the stage crew running. Wayne works hard well in advance of the show and the results showed in spades. My hat is off to him, Shane, Don, Mike H, Rick, Rob, Jay-Dub, Veal (aka Harris), Wahoo, and Mike C. You guys work your ass off and are the real heroes behind the show.

    *Thank you to the backstage/shuttle crew: My brother Tommy, Taylor, and Lara/Julien. If the world only knew how much shit you put up with.

    *The lobby & vendor crew may be the most visible, yet most under-appreciated bunch of the crew. Those signing sessions don’t run themselves and are a crucial element to the festival. Thank you to Keith, Hoyt, & Jim.

    *Thanks to our staff photographers: Esa, Allen, & Stephen. They took their game to another universe this year as evidenced by the real time updates and quick turn around after the festival. I am in awe of the job you did this year. No other festival in the world does what you do.

    *Double thanks to Hoyt & Rob for pulling off the Wolverine acoustic show. I didn’t have to worry a moment about it thanks to you guys.

    *The Gold Badge crew is a machine. They are invaluable to us and remain dear friends. Thanks to Doug, Dawn, Dee, Kerri, Su, Sis, and Tracie.

    *Thanks to Marc “the visa guy” Gessford for getting the bands into the country. Your job may suck ass, but know that it all starts with you, my friend.

    *Thanks to Wayne Joyner for the continued outstanding work on the video presentations and graphics. You truly help separate the festival from the rest of the world.

    *Thanks to Claus, Tess, & Annie for the work on the website, programs, samplers, and production assistance. You guys worked your ass off.

    *Thanks to Matt V for taking some of the burden off Jen year around with the Facebook assist. I appreciate it just as much as Jen does.

    *Johanne in catering: The *best* in the business.

    *I’d like to welcome Nathan to the big leagues on Thursday night. He did an outstanding job for his first time up to plate.

    *Thanks as always to the Center Stage staff. Kent, Dylan, Lindsay & Such (sound intern) are part of the stage crew family. It’s a huge compliment to them when everyone tells you that they hope the bands don’t bring their own soundman. I’d like to thank Cliff (venue lobby manager) for being super cool and working his ass off to smooth out the rough edges along the way as well. A big shout out to Garrett at the bar, Nikki in the box office, Michelle and the other Niki (who neither could sadly be there), Whitney & all the bartenders, Jerry & the entire security staff, and anyone else I forgot. My staff and the attendees truly appreciate what you do to make Center Stage our home for four days.

    *Thank you to Kinematic Music & Mindcage for the featured sponsorship. I wish them both nothing but the best and a prosperous future in the business.

    *Thank you to Peavey for jumping on board with sponsorship this year. The amps sounded great on stage!

    *Thanks to the sponsors this year for the smoothest backstage experience I have had in 14 years. You guys were just simply awesome this year and you have my loyalty in return.

    *Thanks to the Artmore for the excellent customer service for myself & the bands. I also appreciate just how classy you dealt with the parties this year.

    *Cheers to all the vendors this year. I hope you made bank.

    *And to the best attendees in the world, you make all the work worth it.

    Thank you all and goodnight.

    See you in 2014.

    Glenn


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    not pictured: Claus & Tess, Shane, Nathan, Allen, and Wayne J.
     
  2. Rider of Theli

    Rider of Theli The Hellequin

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    I heard (and stated myself) more than once through the weekend that "this is/was the smoothest ProgPower USA to date"

    and that goes from load-in to load-out, every performance, every autograph session (we didn't have to cut a single line), the ticket lines, the after parties, the vendor room... everything. Proud to be a cog in the wheel. :cool:

    Sabaton said it best: "PRIMO VICTORIA!!!" :headbang:


    outside of the crew, Thank you Glenn & Jen for making this fan boy happy by bringing WOLF here. That was just as amazing to me as Therion or Sanctuary.

    Thank you!
     
  3. Debbie Schnell

    Debbie Schnell Supreme Goddess

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    Ethereal10 Mrs. Venom

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    Thanks again Glenn to you and Jen for your tireless hours of hard work. This festival is one that brings some of our family and friends together for an awesome weekend when otherwise we might not see each other. We had a fabulous time as always and cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate you and everyone else involved in making ProgPower the best festival ever!! Thank you!!
     
  5. AngraRULES

    AngraRULES Member

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    Huge cheers to everyone who made PP possible.

    Now Glenn, go get some much deserved rest. If you're lucky, you'll get two weeks. :lol: enjoy it!
     
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    Thanks and congrats to all involved making Prog Power USA the great experience it is.

    :worship:
     
  7. r0ryb0ryalis

    r0ryb0ryalis New Metal Member

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    Thank you for another FANTASTIC year. I cannot express in words what this festival means to me, and that's after only 2 years of attendance! The amount of hard work put into this is unfathomable, and results are utterly spectacular. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU everyone involved!!
     
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    This year's festival was my first and among a lifetime highlight, even more so with the particular bands who attended. There are too many thanks to list them all.
     
  9. VenomGA

    VenomGA At War With Stan

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    Glenn, this was my 11th PP. Each year the festival gets better. I appreciate everything you do for the Festival to bring the bands in and to make it happen. Jen-You have truly made a difference for Glenn and how things get communicated and run behind the scenes. I don;t think you get enough credit and thanks from us. But Glenn seems much more relaxed and able to concentrate on what he really needs to instead of EVERYTHING like he used to do thanks you all you do.
    Thanks to the stage crew for keeping everything on schedule...damn y'all were on fire this year. GREAT JOB!!!
    Lastly, thanks to my usual PP Crew that was all able to get together this year: Donna (My wife, her 10th PP), Lauren & Catherine (awesome step-daughters), Brian (he got me to come originally), Cindy, Jason (Luv ya big guy), Pat, Big Ben and the twin;s friend Peter! Looking forward to seeing everyone next year.
     
  10. Pellaz

    Pellaz Tigron of Immanion

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    GlennJen, go take another Disney cruise. Y'all deserve it. :)

    (Just don't expect to find a casino on board. :lol: )

    This. Is. Perfect.
     
  11. Diamond45

    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    Thank you for a great show (all of you who were involved behind the scenes). As others have said, this as the smoothest running show I've ever seen. I know a lot of very hard work went into the show, and it really shows.

    You all deserve a rest. Everyone take care and see you all next year!
     
  12. OrbWeaver

    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

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    So does your daughter like SOME metal now, at least? :D
     
  13. dtfanatic

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    Thanks to all and especially Glenn for bringing bands to the States I would've never seen otherwise (whether I like all or not). :lol: I think I can speak on behalf of everyone for that and don't think it can EVER be overstated how important that is to the success of the fest. Cheers!
     
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    +1......I couldn't say it better. Thanks Glenn an Jen. U r both awesome, and ur hard work is appreciated beyond belief.
     
  15. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Glenn fucking rules...end of story. Thank you, as always!
     
  16. Diab0lique

    Diab0lique Nickels is money too

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    Thank you Glenn and Jen!! Now get out of here, and I hope you enjoy your break knowing the buzz for next year is HUGE!
     
  17. MysticX9

    MysticX9 Member

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    Thanks so much Glenn and Jen, amazing festival as always, hard to imagine but it was even better this year! Looking forward to 2014, now go get some rest!!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers to the crew, sponsors and Ambr for the excellent forum poster, rock!!!

    Neal
     
  18. Met-Al

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    I agree that this year's fest seemed to go more smoothly than any previous one. I've come to expect nothing but greatness from this organization over the past thirteen years, and I'm never disappointed. To Glenn, Jen, both Waynes, Nathan, Marc, Claus, Hoyt, and the crew (even my favorite Pain Of Salvation fan, J-Dubya!), I say thank you for a job well done.


    Stay metal. Never rust,
    Albert
     
  19. nomisofsiman

    nomisofsiman Member

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    I've only been to three other progpowers (IX, X and XII), not saying those weren't smooth shows but I think this year takes the cake in terms of how smooth the fest went. Like I said in another thread, I also found it to be the most enjoyable.
     
  20. mattbrood

    mattbrood PPUSA Facebook *****

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    You're very welcome bro! I love working on the FB page with Jen! I look forward to hyping next years line up in the year to come! :headbang:
     

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