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Bring Back Glam! Turns 3

Can you dig it? Bring Back Glam! is three years old today. Quite frankly, I can't believe it. The last three years have flown by and a ton of things have changed in my life and the world since I started this site. The best result is all the cool friends I've made. Going to a lot of shows and special events has meant meeting some cool people and having new like-minded friends all over the world! This site also landed me my AOL job, for which I am thankful. That job allows me to talk with metal musicians outside of the Glam realm which has been very cool.

I don't know if Glam is more prevalent in society than it was three years ago, but I do think more shows are available to fans. Tonight, for example, I'm seeing John Corabi play a club gig here in Dayton. I graduated college in 2001 and I don't really remember as many package tours then, either. I know Poison really helped bring back the package tour and it's been a staple of the American summer concert scene for the past few years. Then there's the festival circuit. Europe obviously has America beat - they've been doing summer metal fests for decades across the pond. There were a few in America before Rocklahoma, especially Moondance Jam, but Rocklahoma really did seem to start the "copy cat" trend of 80s events. There was Rock the Bayou (which no longer exists), South Texas Rock Fest, Dakota Rock Fest and now Thunder Mountain Rock Fest among others. It will be interesting to see how long the 80s festival trend lasts here in the states. 

We've had some good discussions here over the past three years. I'm hoping that will continue in the months and years ahead.




Reader Comments (16)

happy third anny Alley-Kat you rock and i`m proud of you!!!!
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrued
o iforgot..remember on the motley cruise, we saw john corabi and Delana together?
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrued
"Can you dig it"...Love that line from the movie "The Warriors". Also love the last song on the movie called "In the city"..Congrats on 3 years of reporting on the best music genre.Keep up the good work..Rock and roll all nite and reporting it every day!!!
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermarkpudfish
This is so exciting. I drive so far for Rocklahoma. I give my Retrospect artists list on line 3 times now. This is list for 2010
1 Electro_Nomicon
2 Freakshow
3 Wildstreet
4 Lynzee
5 Herman Rarebell
This is my favorite groups at ROK. Please let them play again. Electro is my favorite.
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJose
Happy Birthday and Congratulations! I can't wait to see what the next three years bring!
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermom2ross
3 Years, WOW! Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! I love this site and am so proud of you for how far you've come. I guess I should really thank the Hairball John Radio show b/c that is how I found BBG (oh, how I miss that show):(
I'm thankful to have found a wonderful friend in Alison and look forward to all the GLAM memories in the future! Wish I could make that Corabi show. Next stop on the tour roster, NEW YEARS 2010 KICK OFF WEEKEND with LYNAM/SEVENDUST & GRACELAND! Yeah You Right! Love Ya!
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
back from obscurity:

congratulations on this milestone and on your other ventures. I wish you nothing but success in your endeavors.

Now, back to absurdity...I mean obscurity
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Happy birthday Allyson, and thanks for creating a great forum for all fans of glam rock and metal.

Long Live Bring Back Glam!
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGator
CONGRATS!!!!!! They grow up so fast! lol
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Congrats from Hard Rock Nights!
December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
happy Birthday ! And keep up the good work.
December 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstrutter
Happy B- Day ,Glad I found your site two years ago . Second thing I read after FB every day .Keep up good work ! Kix Rules
December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCapt MD
Happy 3rd Birthday BBG


Holly at BSD!!
December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHollpass
Happy Birthday BBG. Happy Anniversary A&E. Happy retirement and new career kickoff.
What a great month you are having.
Very proud of you and a bit jealous as well.
December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenternirVrana
Looks to me like all you people may not get Electro_Nomicon for ROK 2010. I hope they play but right now the word is ELECTRO_NOMICON are working on the SAW 7 movie. Sweet, I think. ROK 2010 needs Electronomicon but soundtracks for movies will probabaly pay more than ROK. Electro_Nomicon and SAW 7. yeah!
January 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS Ryan B

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