Sweetwater Gearfest 2018

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    So, Boogie and I felt we should start the trip with a good nutritious breakfast:

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    Once there, we heard some amazing gristle music:

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    Then we learned all about building a custom guitar from some talented luthiers:

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    Finally, I was accosted by this wild man who said, “You either order another private stock or I will have you bumbershooted!”

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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    You guys pack any cocktail sauce for the trip?
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Bangin’!

    JFB is texting me as I type this. He says no vegan hotdogs in the entire state of Indiana.
     
  4. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    It’s a good thing that guy’s badge was turned around so we couldn’t identify him.

    Bodia, only you get the special sauce.
     
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  5. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Bumbershoot is always Labor Day weekend around here! :D

    Looks like it was a nice time in Ft Wayne!
     
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  6. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Enjoy it all, guys...love greg koch!
     
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  7. TroyBaer

    TroyBaer Really knows where his towel is.

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    I'll be about tomorrow, barring weather related shenanigans.
     
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  8. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Don't let the lack of a baseball cap throw ya. That buy Pablo is nothin' but trouble...
     
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  9. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Excellent!

    If Indiana was a little closer, or if Sweetwater's Gearfest was closer in date to Experience, I might make it one day...
    My BIL and family live in IL, close to IN border. Maybe next year I will co-ordinate "family visit" near a certain weekend in late June...
     
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  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Finally we know the way to your heart, is with a three-foot umbrella ☔️☔️☔️;)
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Aww.... I <3 you man! That'll get you a reprise from the Santana peer pressure. Heck, I may even let you borrow one!
     
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  12. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Too kind. o_O:D

    There was a smokin’ deal yesterday on a Santana Retro but I just couldnt bond with the color scheme. I thought 11Top was going to buy it, for a minute. But then he came around and had that PS glint in his eye. I had to step back before I got infected...or pressured by Paul. :eek:
     
  13. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    It has to be an IU umbrella (Go Hoosiers!). ;)




    Didn’t get a single photo with Jesse. :( It was great to hang with him though.
     
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  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    There were some bargains to be had for sure. That Santana had a nice trampas green flame top and sold for a nice price. SW had some really nice PRS models in the sale tent.
     
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  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I sampled a non-vegan variety which I recycled with a vengeance this morning.
     
  16. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    So did anyone buy anything cool? I wanna make it down there sometime, even if it's just to see the Indiana crew.
     
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  17. Deli6505

    Deli6505 Rockin' the D!

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    Ill be heading over there this morning as soon as my mates arrive.
     
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  18. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Glad you are having a great time.

    We need A PRS Experience & Sweetwater Gear Fest - Western US editions (I know a town where you can do a bit of gambling on the side - a perfect location for said events)
     
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  19. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I bought a 2000 watt FRFR-112 Headrush monitor and a Line 6 wireless that Boogie convinced me I needed. They have really outstanding buys on the bargain table.
     
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    CVS Not so new member

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    Congrats on your new purchases!

    I have been trying to get a hold of my Sweetwater rep for the last 2 days and very uncharacteristically, he has not responded. Now I realize why. I forgot all about Gearfest.
     
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