i had a really cool fan experience in huntington, wv. we have a videographer (fran) who travels with us to help with the video blogs, pics, etc. we've been looking for fans to video for our european video for "the way i am" and he's been filming them singing the song. he was working on this in huntington, wv and aaron went by to say "thanks" to all the people helping out with the filming. there was one guy there kevin who said he really wanted to meet me. he was a guitar player and said he really liked my playing and had been influenced by it. fran came and told me and he brought kevin by the bus. we got to hang out for a few minutes and he told me that he could play almost all of our songs and really loved the band. fran said that he did an awesome job singing along to the song for the video and wanted to bring him by. it was cool meeting him - unfortunately i had a bit of drama going on at home and didn't get to hang with him as much as i would have liked. we had lost power at our house and i was trying to reach the power company to find out when the power would get turned back on. i really wanted to hear him play but had to deal with the problem at home. next time. it's always cool to meet people who are into what you are doing and kevin was definitely one of those people. he was standing right in front of me the whole show singing along. it was great meeting you kevin and thanks for all your support!!!

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Comment by Justus on November 29, 2008 at 12:40pm
That is totally awesome!!! I love the way our guys really appreciate their fans!!! We love you!!
Comment by SteFanie on November 28, 2008 at 8:29pm
i was there with kevin! i was part of the group that got to sing in the video. ran into him after the show and he told me he got to meet mike! awsome kevin!!!
Comment by Maire on November 26, 2008 at 9:10am
Hey Mike you guys are the best! I can never get enough of you guys. I was lucky enough to catch you guys twice this past week, in Lowell and NYC (front row ). Speaking of Fran, is it possible that I saw him on an episode of ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS when they unveiled the Hartley Peavey bike at the NAMM show?
Comment by Ally on November 25, 2008 at 9:58pm
your a big influnece on my guitar playing too, Mike ^_^ Kevin is defiantly going to be even more grateful! you guys are the best band...reaching out to fans! Keep up the great work, MiKE!
Comment by Daniel Foley on November 25, 2008 at 6:42pm
Thanks Mike for all the great music you help put out with the band. I have bought your music books from three of your albums and I am right now working my way through break the cycle. Unfortunately I don't think I'll ever be able to replicate your bad as rifts but I'll always keep trying. I got to meet Aaron after the concert you guys did in Tupelo, Mississippi and I was really hoping I could meet the rest of you but I understand how tired your probably are after doing a bad ass show. Anyway wanted to show some respect on here and hopefully by the time you come back to Atlanta Ill figure out where you guys park the damn buses at Lakewood and get another chance to meet you. and congrats to Kevin man. Thats bad as hell... I need to get your help on playing these songs lol.
Comment by Jeepcruizer on November 25, 2008 at 9:52am
very cool little dude.
Comment by Amanda on November 24, 2008 at 9:34pm
You rock Mike! Thanks for always treating your fans so well. We really do appreciate it and hope you know how rare this kind of fan involvement is with other bands of your caliber. Hope to see you soon!
Comment by Chrissy on November 24, 2008 at 9:20pm
Mike your the best...I'm sure Kevin will have a hard time coming down from this post.
Comment by Kevin on November 23, 2008 at 8:37pm
Wow, I cant believe this, MIKE ACCUALLY WANTED TO HEAR ME PLAY :O.,...

mike dude, if u can read this thanks for everything you guys do, and when you guys come back around, ill get the word to ya that ill be there, oh, and let jacobi(spell check) know that he is quite sexy in daisy dukes, hahaha
Comment by harrison on November 23, 2008 at 1:25pm
little dude. nice.

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