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Less Than Two Weeks Until M3

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterBrian Carvell | Comments15 Comments

The M3 Festival in Columbia, Maryland is less than two weeks away. The festival takes place on May 14, 2011, with a shorter "Kix-Off" party on May 13, 2011. Personally, I cannot wait to attend this year's event, and I am expecting a completly different experience than last year.

 
Last year, on the day tickets went on sale, I got extremely lucky, in that I pulled front row center tickets to the event. Real, legitimate front row center seats. Never in my life have I been in the front row, so to land such amazing seats for an all-day festival of amazing bands was unbelievable.  As such, it goes without saying that I spent the majority of the day in my seat, watching the sets on the main stage from only a couple of feet away. I remember being less than five feet from Tom Keifer while he was singing "Coming Home" and thinking how amazing those seats were. Far and away, it was my best concert experience to date.
 
However, as great as that day was, I cannot help but think that I missed out on so many other aspects of the festival environment. I only ventured away from my seats for a short while, to briefly check out the grounds and to visit with Allyson, her husband, and Christian. I didn't experience the freak show nor did I watch any of the second stage bands. I didn't walk the lawn and talk to random people. To me, the day was based solely on the music, because I know the odds of me ever getting seats like that again are slim (to say the least). 
 
This year, I am hoping to get an entirely different experience. I did not opt for the VIP tickets this year, so I plan to walk the grounds, hang out with friends, and meet some new and interesting people.  Next weekend should be a great weekend full of fun and 80s rock. Long live the 80s!

Oh, and if you still want to attend the event - tickets are still available! Come say "hi" to the Bring Back Glam! crew.


Reader Comments (15)

I will be there! Hopefully I meet some of you there!
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Cant wait !!!
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
I agree, Brian. This year, I plan to have a diff. experience. Unfort., last yr started off with me rolling my ankle, and I was also in my seat the whole time. A bit of advice...When drinking, walking on the ramp towards your favorite band, pumping your fists, and looking up at the jumbo Tron..WATCH WHERE YOU ARE WALKING
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Alot of people like the atmosphere of the second stage better than the main stage, it reminds me of being at the first few Rocklahoma shows.You need to walk around to really experience the festival and hopefully not as HOT as last year. See you guys there!!
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
On Saturday the two bands I want to see the most are on the "Second Stage". There is just too much going on to stay in a seat all day. After all this thing is called a "festival", not a "concert".

How many from here are going to come out for WILDSTREET Thursday night? Try and make it out early if you do... lots of stuff to give away.
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterROCK-IT
10 more days. I'll be at Wildstreet as well. Looking forward to seeing my BBG friends and meeting new ones. I love this fest, main and side stages, the grounds, weather and all the ROCK!! Round 3 here we go.....
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari
I'll be there. What time is good and early??
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Hey Brian

Showcase Live
Cinderella
with MASS
Wednesday, August 03, 2011


$32.50 ADV/$35 DOS/$57.50 VIP (Only sold in groups of 4)
6pm Doors
8pm Show
Standing Room Only
FREE PARKING
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRich
Rich - I actually saw that today. I will be there! We will drink a beer together that night! Thanks!!!
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian C.
I will be at M3! We're in pavilion seats, left center, row U. But looking forward to checking out all the sights and sounds, and hopefully meeting up with many of my fellow Bring Back Glam peeps!
May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGator
OOPS! I meant RIGHT Center, row U...
May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGator
Guys. I regret to inform you, it looks like I won't be making it. Business and personal is superceding my plan to go.

I am not only disappointed I will be unable to see all of the excellent bands (including Wildstreet!), but also the chance to meet all my BBG! Friends (and Foes, hahaha!!!).

Next Year!
May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy?!?! Boooooooooooooooooooo!
May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Don't know if anyone is still checking out this thread...But..

Here is the new Wildstreet video for the song "Poison Kiss"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkwdkpgzV7I

Hope to see some of you out at the Wildstreet show on Thursday night.
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterROCK-IT
I know, Kenny O!

And I appreciate your disappointment. Believe me, it's killin' me, totally!

Stuff just came up that I absolutely need to be in Florida for. I know we will all have a BBG! Summit soon and, certainly, you all will have a great time together at M3!

Oh, how I wish this would have timed out better.

It's THE Show of the Summer, for sure!
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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