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platinumpt
09-11-2005, 12:39 PM
Hello everyone, I'm back from Paris, the city is amazing, visit it if you have the chance! It's definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world... and the people are very nice!

Anyway, back on topic: I could have put this thread on tour talk, because I'll speak a bit about the concert; however, I also have a few "souvenirs" I found there to share with you, that's why I'm putting this on general offspring discussion. Anyway, if Tijs or Little Miss decide that it's better to change it to tour talk, I'll entirely support their decision!

First the concert: one word is enough to describe it - AMAZING! It had one of the best openings I've ever seen in an Offspring concert! First, it started with that "Doom 2" sound (shotguns fire, doors opening, monsters dying), that opened the concerts during the conpiracy of one tour, back in 2001. Then, Atom came on stage. I thought they were gonna play bad habit, but suddenly...... the drumming starts....... it was AMERICANA!!!!! Really great! And definitely Higgins wasn't there, you couldn't here the "haaaa haaaaa haaa" sound in the beginning of the song...

By the way... there was MUD all over the fucking place!!!!! The whole ambience was unbelievable!!! The only problem was my sister... we were right in the front middle section... she's a small person, the moshpit was totally crazy, she was being pushed all the way around, and she couldn't breath... I had to take her out of there... it was fucked up!!! People were pushing around everywhere, then all of a sudden a guy started crowd surfing right in front of us, I really had a fucking hard time taking her out of there!!!! Then we found a way out, and one of the security officers helped me getting her out of there. By the way, all of this happened during "All I Want", you can't possibly imagine what I've been through during those two minutes. Then, I was okay again, and they started playing Come Out And Play. I rested a bit, and started the action again! It was fucking crazy, they played 17 songs, in one hour!

I can't remember the setlist in the correct order, except for the first three and last two, so I'll list them the best I can:

Americana; All I Want; Come out and play; Long Way Home; Can't Repeat; Gotta get away; gone away; have you ever; bad habit; what happened to you; pretty fly; want you bad; the kids aren't alright; why don't you get a job; hit that; ENCORE BREAK ; Can't get my head around you; Self esteem

I didn't see much of the other bands, I've only watched Archive. I didn't liked them, honestly.

Now, I'd like to share with you a few things I got. First, I found an Offspring postcard on a parisien store. I don't know if you've seen it before, Greg K is smiling a LOT in this one! It's an old postcard, back at the times of Smash! Take a look at it here (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b115/platinumpt/Digitalizar002.jpg).. can anyone say what Dexter has around his neck?

Next: look what I found on the Paris Hardrock Cafe.(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b115/platinumpt/P9070164.jpg) :cool:

And finally, during the Fete, I was at a shop waiting for my parents, and there was this blond guy called Laurent who saw me and my sister wearing offspring tshirts; suddenly, he came to talk with us! Well, it turned out the guy worked onstage with The Offspring, more precisely with Noodles!!! So he gave me a pluck, just like that, without me having to ask him anything!!! A pretty cool guy, me and my sister spent a few minutes talking with him about lots of stuff! Here is a scan of it, I know most of you have already seen many like these, but I'll show it anyway (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b115/platinumpt/pluck.jpg) :)

Hope you enjoy these ;)

~*hit_that*~
09-11-2005, 12:43 PM
wow.....just, wow!

You lucky lucky thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glad you had fun, now I'm even more jealous than I was before! haha

Offspring7
09-11-2005, 12:45 PM
i saw that postcard before...but it was different...greg wasn't smiling as much....that guitar pick is pretty cool...how lucky

~*hit_that*~
09-11-2005, 12:46 PM
i saw that postcard before...but it was different...greg wasn't smiling as much....that guitar pick is pretty cool...how lucky

yeah, on the postcard I think Noodles' looks bad......long hair didn't suit him all that much. I don't think so anyway!

defy me
09-11-2005, 12:46 PM
Lucky thibg, love the postcard.

offspring_freak_3
09-11-2005, 12:51 PM
you're fucking lucky Rui. now i envy u so much :p

peko
09-11-2005, 12:51 PM
Ahhhh, I've always wanted to go to Paris! Hopefully I'll be able to next summer. :) Sounded like an awesome show, and those are some pretty spiffy souvenirs. I haven't seen that pick before though! I want it! It would go perfectly with my guitar, Noodles. :D

Mimile
09-11-2005, 01:01 PM
Wow amazing the pluck !!!

...Great concert ... beautiful I'll post a review in my topic (tour talk) tomorrow

See Ya'

platinumpt
09-11-2005, 06:07 PM
Thank you for your comments people, I'm glad you enjoyed the stuff I posted! :)

EDIT: Mimile, I'll check your thread tomorrow to see your review!

SkyRocker
09-11-2005, 11:56 PM
Well Rui, It seems that you enjoyed your stay !
I'd kill to have this pluck, so be careful these days...

Zee
09-12-2005, 12:32 AM
Holy shit, doom intro!

Just today I got my second Greatest Hits album, the sponsor that held the Offspring's club gig here in a week sent the cd and the tickets, woohoo. Very cool package, maybe I should show a pic...

barangatang
09-12-2005, 07:59 AM
Wow. That sounded like soooo much fun!

Too bad for your sister though, but at least she can go back home and tell her friends: "I almost got killed in a mos pit!"
I wonder why x-13 wasn't there...


Im soo jealous.

beavisb1
09-12-2005, 09:58 AM
here are some pics of the show in Paris!
sorry for the poor quality!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo018.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo028.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo020.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo031.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo030.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo023.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo027.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo024.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo011.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo015.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo021.jpg

Enjoy!!

SkyRocker
09-12-2005, 10:03 AM
Thanks man, people are looking...freak !
They don't seems to be so excited.

beavisb1
09-12-2005, 10:05 AM
pics of the crowd were taken during Mickey 3d, so it was before the Offspring.
don't worry the crowd was really really excited!!!

SkyRocker
09-12-2005, 10:08 AM
What ?
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo027.jpg
Are they happy here ? They are looking behind !

beavisb1
09-12-2005, 10:10 AM
If you are talking about the night shots, people looking behind are the security guys...i was in the first row!

offspring_freak_3
09-12-2005, 10:24 AM
hey man, thanks for the pics

platinumpt
09-12-2005, 10:42 AM
here are some pics of the show in Paris!
sorry for the poor quality!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo018.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo028.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo020.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo031.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo030.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo023.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo027.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo024.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo011.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo015.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo021.jpg

Enjoy!!
The pics are great man!!! Yeah, there were really LOADS of people!!! And THAT was BEFORE The Offspring!!!! So imagine how the crowd was a few hours later ;)

~*hit_that*~
09-12-2005, 11:07 AM
here are some pics of the show in Paris!
sorry for the poor quality!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo018.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo028.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo020.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo031.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo030.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo023.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo027.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo024.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo011.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo015.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a209/beavisb11/Photo021.jpg

Enjoy!!

Those are some pretty spiffy pictures there!

Kaoru
09-15-2005, 09:13 AM
Great pics!! Thanks Beavis!!!! :D

platinumpt
09-15-2005, 09:26 AM
?! Beavis?? Is that meant for me?

SkyRocker
09-15-2005, 09:27 AM
?! Beavis?? Is that meant for me?
No, that's not you, center of the universe !
beavisb1 ? The pic poster ?
No worries, your thread was great, Rui !

platinumpt
09-15-2005, 09:28 AM
Thanks! But I'm not worried, just curious, that's why I asked what he meant with Beavis lol

mangouste
09-15-2005, 10:05 AM
Thanx Platiniumpt and Beavis for the review and the pics!
great pics by the way beavis (where you in the front with JP?)

Mine are taken from far far away :D
I just need to find a way to post its....

defy me
09-15-2005, 10:39 AM
Rui, i envy you know, as you know. Great Smash postcard... :D its on my folder.

platinumpt
09-15-2005, 10:46 AM
HA! I didn't remember the Beavis guy posted lots of pictures of the concert!! Yeah that was great. Hey, Flo, I don't think I'm the center of the universe lol it was just a little mistake :o

Thanks Milla. Yeah, the postcard is awesome, and Greg K's smile is priceless :D

Evka.pl
09-15-2005, 10:47 AM
wow that pluck is fuckin awesome. a noodles-scull with glasses. cool. man, maybe one day i get to c the offspring again. not on warped tour but like on their actual concert. and meet sb from their crew...or the band! and they'll give me a pluck or a giutar!!!! or their underwear or sth! (evka.pl 4gets about reality 4 a while)

SkyRocker
09-15-2005, 10:49 AM
HA! I didn't remember the Beavis guy posted lots of pictures of the concert!! Yeah that was great. Hey, Flo, I don't think I'm the center of the universe lol it was just a little mistake :o

Thanks Milla. Yeah, the postcard is awesome, and Greg K's smile is priceless :D
I know, don't worry, man.
I think it's the second smile of greg in his life after he bought his bass.

platinumpt
09-15-2005, 10:51 AM
wow that pluck is fuckin awesome. a noodles-scull with glasses. cool. man, maybe one day i get to c the offspring again. not on warped tour but like on their actual concert. and meet sb from their crew...or the band! and they'll give me a pluck or a giutar!!!! or their underwear or sth! (evka.pl 4gets about reality 4 a while)
Well, I wouldn't ask for their underwear!!! About Noodles guitar... it's impossible I think... *sigh* I think I'd be more than satisfied if I could just speak for a few minutes with them and get some autographs :o

defy me
09-15-2005, 10:51 AM
Thanks Milla. Yeah, the postcard is awesome, and Greg K's smile is priceless :D[/QUOTE]


I have a picture, which is sort of like that, im sure of it. Now im doubting myself.... :confused:

platinumpt
09-15-2005, 10:53 AM
I have a picture, which is sort of like that, im sure of it. Now im doubting myself.... :confused:
That's perfectly possible, I think! Someone who got the postcard surely has already scanned the pic and uploaded it on the internet! Anyway, I did that :D

Evka.pl
09-15-2005, 10:57 AM
Well, I wouldn't ask for their underwear!!! About Noodles guitar... it's impossible I think... *sigh* I think I'd be more than satisfied if I could just speak for a few minutes with them and get some autographs :o
yeah i know. i was just kiddin'. it would be soooo cool to get to talk to the guys. tell them how much i appreciate their work. but that'll never happend:(

platinumpt
09-15-2005, 11:02 AM
yeah i know. i was just kiddin'. it would be soooo cool to get to talk to the guys. tell them how much i appreciate their work. but that'll never happend:(
It's a matter of luck and opportunity!!! Keep dreaming, like I do, we may have that chance one day, who knows....

defy me
09-15-2005, 11:06 AM
Here is the picture, its not the same, but i thought i would post it. Enjoy:

http://photobucket.com/albums/a17/You_Cant_Defy_Me/The%20Offspring/?action=view&current=18a.jpg

Evka.pl
09-15-2005, 11:08 AM
It's a matter of luck and opportunity!!! Keep dreaming, like I do, we may have that chance one day, who knows....

guess u're right. i've never thought i'm gonna c the offspring performing live. then my cousin invited me to canada to her wedding. i checked the tour schedule and went like 'wow offspring will be there! i gotta go'. and i did. so yeah i didn't get to meat them but most imporantly i heard them live. it was great. best concert in my life (short though). never lose hope!

platinumpt
09-15-2005, 11:09 AM
Here is the picture, its not the same, but i thought i would post it. Enjoy:

http://photobucket.com/albums/a17/You_Cant_Defy_Me/The%20Offspring/?action=view&current=18a.jpg
Thanks a lot, you're such a lovely girl :D

defy me
09-15-2005, 11:18 AM
Thanks a lot, you're such a lovely girl :D


i know i am :p , i hope you dont mind me posting up the pictures...

Evka.pl
09-15-2005, 11:22 AM
i know i am :p , i hope you dont mind me posting up the pictures...
not at all. got more?:D

defy me
09-15-2005, 11:36 AM
I dont have many from the Smash era

platinumpt
09-15-2005, 12:27 PM
Post as many as you want Milla, my thread is your thread :D big lol

defy me
09-16-2005, 12:55 PM
haha thank you... ok here is a few pictures:

http://photobucket.com/albums/a17/You_Cant_Defy_Me/The%20Offspring/?action=view&current=15492fx.jpg

http://photobucket.com/albums/a17/You_Cant_Defy_Me/The%20Offspring/?action=view&current=spider.jpg

brothadave79
09-16-2005, 01:15 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/You_Cant_Defy_Me/The%20Offspring/15492fx.jpg

Are those Dexter's actual braids in his hand that he cut off? That's really weird if they are. That would mean that he kept them to mourn their loss. :( :D

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 01:17 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/You_Cant_Defy_Me/The%20Offspring/15492fx.jpg

Are those Dexter's actual braids in his hand that he cut off? That's really weird if they are. That would mean that he kept them to mourn their loss. :( :D
lol i never noticed but look at dexters shoes

brothadave79
09-16-2005, 01:20 PM
lol i never noticed but look at dexters shoes


Haha, and his socks, too.

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 01:21 PM
Haha, and his socks, too.
yea wtf is up with tht

brothadave79
09-16-2005, 01:23 PM
That might also be the last pic ever taken where Greg K. wasn't in the background. Poor Greg. He doesn't get enough respect.

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 01:24 PM
That might also be the last pic ever taken where Greg K. wasn't in the background. Poor Greg. He doesn't get enough respect.
yea its not fair...he does get enough recognition but hey thats life...hes still making a hell of a lot of money out of it lol

brothadave79
09-16-2005, 01:29 PM
Proof:

http://www.offspring.com/ofe/img/home/photo.jpg

That speck in the distance might be Greg K.


http://www.mtv.com/shared/media/news/images/o/Offspring/sq-shades-atari-t-press-03.jpg

Again, he's the furthest one.

http://aliceha55nh.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/offspring-band-photo.jpg

http://mclub.te.net.ua/images/art/artist_88.jpg
Doesn't he get tired of this?

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 01:31 PM
i dunno but its not fair///but he still makes a lot of money out of it so....

more proof
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/c6_1_b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/3407dd10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/c3f42cd9.jpg

although hes right in the middle here
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/10abc3be.jpg

brothadave79
09-16-2005, 01:34 PM
i dunno but its not fair///but he still makes a lot of money out of it so....

Yeah, I'm just whining because he's my favorite member. And that's because he's sort of the antithesis of a rockstar. So I want him to be more famous because I think he rocks, but if he became more famous I wouldn't like him anymore. What a conundrum.

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 01:38 PM
Yeah, I'm just whining because he's my favorite member. And that's because he's sort of the antithesis of a rockstar. So I want him to be more famous because I think he rocks, but if he became more famous I wouldn't like him anymore. What a conundrum.
lol yea...hes the underdog(dont mean it in a bad way) which isnt fair but then again a lot of people are big fans of him too so....

me ...my loyalty belongs to noodles lol

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 02:20 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/You_Cant_Defy_Me/The%20Offspring/15492fx.jpg
i have a poster with this pic :p :D

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 02:23 PM
i dunno but its not fair///but he still makes a lot of money out of it so....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/3407dd10.jpg

This one is cute :D

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 02:24 PM
This one is cute :D
yea i have more from that

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/b5d32986.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/2081ea20.jpg

i love all of them pics

brothadave79
09-16-2005, 02:26 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/b5d32986.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/3407dd10.jpg


Even back then, you can notice Ron's distance from the other members. It's enough to break your heart.

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 02:29 PM
Even back then, you can notice Ron's distance from the other members. It's enough to break your heart.
lol yea *bursts into tears* my poor little heart cant take so much sadness

nah i didnt really like ron so.....i didnt care really that much when he went

brothadave79
09-16-2005, 02:30 PM
lol yea *bursts into tears* my poor little heart cant take so much sadness

nah i didnt really like ron so.....


Haha, yeah. He didn't have much personality, unlike Atom who is simply awesome.

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 02:33 PM
Haha, yeah. He didn't have much personality, unlike Atom who is simply awesome.
EXACTLY...like you would have thought that if he smiled it would break his face ....
unlike atom who is always smiling and being just plain GREAT
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/64f7fde3.jpg
look at him just chillin' out ...ron couldnt look so bloody cool

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/6590d438.jpg
and here...see hes always smiling and spreading peace over the world lol

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 02:47 PM
EXACTLY...like you would have thought that if he smiled it would break his face ....
unlike atom who is always smiling and being just plain GREAT
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/64f7fde3.jpg
look at him just chillin' out ...ron couldnt look so bloody cool

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/6590d438.jpg
and here...see hes always smiling and spreading peace over the world lol
lol yeah, ron was so serious he never smile, not atom he always smile and definitely he's coolest than ron, not only for that.

PS: is just me or can see atom underwear? :confused: :rolleyes: (in the 1st pic)

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 02:48 PM
.

PS: is just me or can see atom underwear? :confused: :rolleyes:
lol yea u can...i think its deliberately done lol

this just proves how fucking cool he is !!!!!!!!!

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 02:50 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/6590d438.jpg
and here...see hes always smiling and spreading peace over the world lol
oh yea and that was the shirt he was wearing at the SECC gig...i laughed my head of when i seen him playing in it
u c he has humour in his clothes too lol

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 02:52 PM
oh yea and that was the shirt he was wearing at the SECC gig...i laughed my head of when i seen him playing in it
u c he has humour in his clothes too lol
cool. wtf is this on his shirt?! :confused: looks like a kinda of person or spider :confused:

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 02:54 PM
lol yea u can...i think its deliberately done lol

this just proves how fucking cool he is !!!!!!!!!
lol .

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 02:56 PM
cool. wtf is this on his shirt?! :confused: looks like a kinda of person or spider :confused:
no its a tuxedo front...a pic of a shirt,tie and a suit jacket....but its really just a pic

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 03:00 PM
no its a tuxedo front...a pic of a shirt,tie and a suit jacket....but its really just a pic
lol, yeah. now i realize that :D

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 03:04 PM
the height of coolness
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/0953cdc2.jpg

ok hes not as cool as noodles but no one can measure up to that level of greatness lol

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 03:12 PM
the height of coolness
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/0953cdc2.jpg

ok hes not as cool as noodles but no one can measure up to that level of greatness lol
lol

this is the coolest one.... and hottest lol :p
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1430/band1574dq.jpg

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 03:13 PM
lol

this is the coolest one.... and hottest lol :p
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1430/band1574dq.jpg
damn right....just look at noodles

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 03:15 PM
they are so fucking cute :D

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 03:17 PM
i love these ones

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/band1579sf.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/2f4e4bda.jpg

Is dexter trying to look 'ghetto' lol?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/off6.gif

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 03:19 PM
Is dexter trying to look 'ghetto' lol?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/nirushika6789/off6.gif
lol. don't know. but noodles looks like a ghost :p

Nirushika6789
09-16-2005, 03:20 PM
lol. don't know. bur noodles looks like a ghost :p
yea or a wee scared puppy hiding in the corner

offspring_freak_3
09-16-2005, 03:27 PM
yea or a wee scared puppy hiding in the corner
LMAO .