Stefan H. (5/26/2011)
I was born at a very early age and have only matured since. Gatekeeper, Keymaster, part-time tour guide, full-time personal assistant and GoC tour manager. From Houston, Denver, Bartlesville, Guthrie, Edmond, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, and now Dallas. Well versed in words that start with the letter H. I am the brat, the jester, the joker, the sleeper, but not the snorer. I live for my friends and my music but don’t have time for hate or drama. Sometimes outgoing but I’m actually a little shy and quiet once you get to know me.
Love: my music better than yours; my friends are my life; movies; drinking water; reading; staying up late and sleeping in; electricity.
Dislike: tomatoes and most vegetables; venues that don’t know what they are doing; bad security at venues; performers that are snobbish.
Melissa L. (12/4/2010)
I read people. Give me 30 seconds and I can tell you what’s wrong, how to fix it, and make you laugh at yourself. I’m the personal assistant to the HB. I take care of travel plans, dream big, and can take down Sumo wrestler body guards with just MY MIND.
Music is my drug and when I’m at concert, well let’s just say that I’m a very good swimmer. Speaking of swimming…I must always be near water and vast amounts of sunshine or I’d just shrivel up and die a slow and painful death. It wouldn’t be pretty.
I have zero tolerance for fake people. Come as you are not how you think I (or anyone else for that matter) want you to be. I can be the best friend you ever had or nothing; there’s no in between. I don’t waste my time on drama, but I LOVE to have fun.
I’m very married and have more kids than some people have hair. My current count is over 600 and I’m expecting another 120 this month. Yep I’m a teacher by day; science, technology, math, computer apps. By night I’m a twitaholic (and weekends and holidays and summer break). You’ll rarely see my face because I spend most of my time out behind a camera. Well, at least until all my batteries are dead or all my memory cards are full and then WATCH OUT!
I wish I could sing like Amy Lee, play guitar like Yngwie Malmsteen, beat the drums like Shannon Leto, and slappa da bass like Michael Balzary. (But, my most secret wish is to play saxophone. Shh, don’t tell anybody.)
Becky L. (5/7/2010)
My life is full of family, friends, charity work with Habitat for Humanity and the Cancer Foundation. I am a wife, mother and all around life loving person. I have been rocking to music since I was a baby sitting in Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans listening to Jazz on a Sunday night. I am passionate about life, music and love. I enjoy having an adventure, encouraging others to get outside their boxes of lives and go for the adventure…
I have been struck with all sorts of tragic events over the past 50 years, but none changed my life as much as our daughter having cancer at the age of 13 did. With that one event I realized that you either exist in life or you live your life… I made a conscious decision then and there to LIVE my life no matter what… No Regrets, No should das, would das, could das, no what if’s – just go for it an LIVE…. I still go to rock shows and rock it with the best of them.. music is the harmony in my soul and what I need to survive…
*NOTE – Becky’s illness took her from us shortly after her 51st birthday; she is with us in spirit, watching over us from above always.
Brian C. (4/2/2010)
Tragedy stole Brian away from us at too young of an age.
He will be forever in our hearts.
We love and miss you.
Loves Road Dog Whiskey and bangs anything that moves.
Cali D. (4/02/2010)
Displaced merch girl, desperately seeking a new family (aka: band) to take me in and take care of me. Loves fun and energetic people, walmart parking lots, exploring within a 3 block radius of a venue and meeting new people. Allergic to skanks, so no whores please.
West Coast Chaos represent! I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don’t have any clean laundry. (Come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of your life?!) I have 5 tattoos with no plans on stopping, and all of them are music related! I am probably the most diverse music fan in this motley crew of awesomeness. I LOVE me some pop-punk like the Maine, and some Christian rock like Anberlin, to classic rock like Bon Jovi and Motley Crue, all the way to the hardcore screaming of Bring Me the Horizon. But at the all time top of my list is Lostprophets. I worked as a merch girl for the amazing band After Midnight Project; I still love them even though we had to part ways. I don’t put up with bullshit – if I want shit done I’m gonna do it myself or (at least try to). I’m an absolute sucker for a cute guy (especially those with foreign accents)…if a cute guy hands me a flyer, I’m gonna take it. I HATE rude merch people; I’ve done your job buddy, and there is no reason to be rude to a fan…and if you are gonna rape me up the ass with the price of your t-shirt, you damn well better smile at me.
I say some ridiculous shit, so love me or hate me – I don’t give a damn! But if you know a band who needs a merch girl, hit me up!
Danny M. (3/20/10)
Stacy P. (3/14/2010)
Sup? I’m Stacy and I’m 30 years young… Most of my friends think I’m a weirdo bitch which is probably why I fit in with these girls so well. I’m from just outside Birmingham, Alabama in a wee town were I was born and raised. I’m liberal, agnostic, snarky, foul-mouthed, bitchy, tattooed, purple streaks in the hair, tree hugging Southerner. To say I fit in a mold would offend me. I tend to have raucous, incendiary opinions and I voice them at my earliest convenience.
Music is a huge part of my life, and my family’s. I play piano, my husband plays ANY type of guitar in any style, genre, and taste – but he’s a jazz and blues man at heart. Our children like to sing and bang on the instruments and we encourage it. An idea of a ‘good family day’ is several hours in a music store. I’m a metal head from the old school days, with major love for anything from Black Sabbath to modern metal bands like Slipknot. I also love folk music of most kinds – especially Celtic (Irish and Scottish) and *instrumental* bluegrass. Other than music, my hobbies include baking and cake decorating, hiking, quilting (believe it or not), photography, reading, and writing. I’m also a total nerd w/ a collection of classic literature and textbooks. I’m a huge lover of anthropology, archaeology, and evolutionary biology. I also exist, omnipotent, in the world of Jane Austen.
My current family obligations prevent me from traveling with the GoC, but I will be with them in spirit. (In other words, they’ll be consuming hard liquor in my honor – much like communion.. ) I’m proud to have met this incredible group of ladies and I sincerely hope they will make stickers of my picture to place on the asses of rock stars. <3