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DMelges
09-06-2009, 06:10 PM
They have finally played it! After 6 years of lusting for it, we've got it. Just a shame that the whole song wasn't recorded...

So for those of you who haven't seen it, here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcQBmurE51o

NoodlesIsTheBomb
09-06-2009, 06:18 PM
thats intense, thanks for the link dude

chriiis
09-06-2009, 06:26 PM
Thank you very much !!!

GuilhermeOffspring
09-06-2009, 06:30 PM
Very good Dan!!

Ninty Man
09-06-2009, 07:10 PM
AWESOME. Dex put some guts on that song

Little_Miss_1565
09-06-2009, 07:36 PM
SO AWESOME! Thanks!

But you guys know they played it in Japan last year, right?

brothadave79
09-06-2009, 07:40 PM
That was great! But, the best part was cut :(

SelfEsteem94
09-07-2009, 12:51 AM
finally,
now those annoying lightning rod beggars will shut the hell up.
:D

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 12:56 AM
finally,
now those annoying lightning rod beggars will shut the hell up.
:D

you've got a nice perspective on life.. don't let it kill you :)

cool 2 hate 681
09-07-2009, 01:00 AM
SO AWESOME! Thanks!

But you guys know they played it in Japan last year, right?

this is the 3rd time they played it first time was august 14 2007 at summer sonic after studio coast tokyo japan 2nd time was february 2008(i forget the day) at soundwave festival brisbane australia

slagod
09-07-2009, 01:07 AM
I think Dexter didn't refresh the lyrics before the show :)
But it was a real surprise for me to listening to LR :D

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 01:10 AM
I think Dexter didn't refresh the lyrics before the show :)
But it was a real surprise for me to listening to LR :D

He said in Wiesen if they do it, he'll have to look at the lyric sheet :)

Maki
09-07-2009, 01:26 AM
this is the 3rd time they played it first time was august 14 2007 at summer sonic after studio coast tokyo japan 2nd time was february 2008(i forget the day) at soundwave festival brisbane australia

Brisbane was February 23.
i was there :)

and thanks post this.
LR is awesome song :D

slagod
09-07-2009, 01:29 AM
He said in Wiesen if they do it, he'll have to look at the lyric sheet :)

Maybe he did something like I do just before my exams :p
Just look at notes and claim - everything is obvious for me... :D

NotTheOne_NL
09-07-2009, 02:40 AM
Wow great! they actually played it!! hope there will be a complete recording online!

dr.vanessa
09-07-2009, 02:43 AM
wow it sounds awesome live :cool: it's my favourite song i think. though i adore all their songs:D
is there a full version?

holland25
09-07-2009, 03:01 AM
Needz the whole song.

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 03:11 AM
I can't believe that after all this prepration and campaign and shit NOONE made the effort or fucking record it properly...

what a joke.

RonWelty
09-07-2009, 03:12 AM
Really great that they try to please fans!

m.offspring.r
09-07-2009, 03:13 AM
I can't believe that after all this prepration and campaign and shit NOONE made the effort or fucking record it properly...

what a joke.

yeah, it's true... but think positive: we have 2:13... is better than nothing :D

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 03:14 AM
yeah, it's true... but think positive: we have 2:13... is better than nothing :D

still there are fucking pro shots of it, and nothing is happening... :(

slagod
09-07-2009, 03:16 AM
Actually that was really hard to do, cause the security didn't allow
to take the cameras :(

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 03:17 AM
Actually that was really hard to do, cause the security didn't allow
to take the cameras :(

there were fuckloads of people videoing everything.

RonWelty
09-07-2009, 03:19 AM
there were fuckloads of people videoing everything.

Relax....it will come up on the web real soon!

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 03:38 AM
Relax....it will come up on the web real soon!

I hoep you have some of your magic sources and shit...

Autonomist
09-07-2009, 03:39 AM
Wow. I've never been a huge fan of the song but it does sound pretty incredible live. I almost hope they play it in Sydney.


I can't believe that after all this prepration and campaign and shit NOONE made the effort or fucking record it properly...

what a joke.

:rolleyes:

RonWelty
09-07-2009, 03:48 AM
I hoep you have some of your magic sources and shit...

chris from argentine is the youtube man. Vredina the photo's girl. I'm just the google man.

Oldfan
09-07-2009, 04:04 AM
Hi guys, here's my video from Zagreb,Croatia -Lightning rod- :D
enjoy !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G0GRJydFVM

:):D:rolleyes:

Dexter_italy
09-07-2009, 04:17 AM
We love you!!!

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 04:23 AM
things are looking up I guess

holland25
09-07-2009, 04:26 AM
Yeah, it's getting better :)

DMelges
09-07-2009, 04:51 AM
WOW. Thanks OldFan for that link !

Even though this song has been played before, these are the first recordings of it ever. The crowd seems to be really into the song. Maybe they'll start playing it more often :rolleyes:

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 04:57 AM
I thought the audience reaction was fantastic

chriiis
09-07-2009, 04:58 AM
Oldfan, you're awesome!!, could you upload the Lightning Rod video (original file) on sendspace or megaupload? We need this song in the best quality ^^ :p

Llamas
09-07-2009, 05:06 AM
I can't believe that after all this prepration and campaign and shit NOONE made the effort or fucking record it properly...

what a joke.

I thought you said if it was played, you'd make certain that it was recorded... so it would've been your fault, too :P

OldFan's phone takes pretty good video!

Dexter seems to struggle with hitting the notes in the first verse, but it gets better as it goes along. Cool to hear this song live! The crowd definitely seemed into it - it's a good heavy song that seems like it'd make anyone excited (except bouncingcoles :P) Hopefully they'll start playing it more, and maybe eventually we'll get a really good quality recording of it!

Paradon
09-07-2009, 05:08 AM
Fucking Great man :D thanks :)

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 05:11 AM
I thought you said if it was played, you'd make certain that it was recorded... so it would've been your fault, too :P


I did by letting the whole world know it might be played :cool:

Isti
09-07-2009, 05:16 AM
My pics

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/3829/p1010071t.jpg

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5994/p1010072f.jpg

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4234/p1010073e.jpg

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2289/p1010074i.jpg

Gustavo
09-07-2009, 05:20 AM
OldFan, thank you for the video! :)
I really appreciate it.


I thought you said if it was played, you'd make certain that it was recorded... so it would've been your fault, too :P

Don't blame Oxygene, he's already done more than enough for the campaign.

Man, I still can't believe they actually played it! On the 14th, the campaign will be 1 year old, and almost year after it was started, they played it. That is just too much awesomeness for my brain to understand right now.

Isti
09-07-2009, 05:21 AM
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/8206/p1010075u.jpg

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5138/p1010076gq.jpg

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6871/p1010077.jpg

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5307/p1010078hi.jpg

DMelges
09-07-2009, 05:36 AM
Cool pics. But you know, I want to know why they keep changing their backvocalist and base guitarist. First Higgins dissapears, then they get that blond guy whose name I have forgotten. He was pretty good, but now they have another guy. what the hell ?:confused:

Gustavo
09-07-2009, 05:48 AM
then they get that blond guy whose name I have forgotten.
Andrew Freeman.


He was pretty good, but now they have another guy. what the hell ?:confused:
Todd Morse.

Oldfan
09-07-2009, 07:20 AM
Oldfan, you're awesome!!, could you upload the Lightning Rod video (original file) on sendspace or megaupload? We need this song in the best quality ^^ :p


Not a problem i uploaded it :D

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3ZVIXXLO

Sry it's not the best quality, but it's the best i had, because at the entrance the security guards took all the digital cameras :( So luckyly i had my SE C905 with me :D I'll put more videos besides (Lightning rod http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G0GRJydFVM and Staring at the sun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOx3jOTd2Xo) on Youtube.

Enjoy !

chriiis
09-07-2009, 07:34 AM
Thank you very much, man! (: (:

intermission048
09-07-2009, 07:47 AM
Awesome videos so far, thanks so much for sharing them. :)

Oldfan
09-07-2009, 08:42 AM
i'll put the rest of the videos (ALL of them) to a new thread :D as soon as i can

Gustavo
09-07-2009, 08:55 AM
i'll put the rest of the videos (ALL of them) to a new thread :D as soon as i can

Thank you very much for sharing your videos with us, man! That is really appreciated.

Do you happen to know anyone who might have also recorded Lightning Rod? It'd be cool to have more videos, I'd really appreciate it if you could be so kind to ask around and see if anyone's got another version of the song or maybe you could see if anyone could contact the venue's owners or the promoters and check if they have a proshot, an official recording or something like that?

Thank you in advance.

RageAndLov
09-07-2009, 09:23 AM
Awesome! Finally we get to see the video of them playing it live. It sounded really good, and I hope they will keep on playing this song in later shows.

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 09:32 AM
Fuck it, I was hoping it wasn't gonna have to come to this, but it seems like no one made a decent recording.. and I guess based on what they said after the song they shouldn't be too angry...

so here it goes:

hopefully I don't get my ass handed to me for this =)

here is the youtube regular version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1VCb8z5uhg

here is a high quality version
http://www.4shared.com/file/130892657/e1c58673/lightningrodpart1.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/130893154/c53fa629/lightningrodpart2.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/130893647/4062d057/lightningrodpart3.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/130893972/10793026/lightningrodpart4.html

and here is an iPod compatiable downloadable small version for those with low bandwidth and codec issues
http://www.4shared.com/file/130894266/9f8d1226/lightningrodsmall.html


passwords are:
offspring.combbs

shot by Isti

oh and if I get in trouble please protect me :)

holland25
09-07-2009, 09:33 AM
I totally knew you've got a good quality recording of the song :D Thanks :)

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 09:49 AM
I totally knew you've got a good quality recording of the song :D Thanks :)

well thank Isti he made the effort to record it for you guys instead of going bat shit insane during the song.. so props to him!

Gustavo
09-07-2009, 09:50 AM
Thanks for posting the video, Oxygene!

This video is just awesome, as I said, it's the best fuckin' video of 2009!
Make sure to have the MOV file downloaded, it's worth it downloading 327mb file. Believe me, it sure as hell is!

And Isti, thank you, man! The video is great. You rock! :)

holland25
09-07-2009, 09:53 AM
Haha, ''Oxygene is fucking happy now.''

Awesome :D

And thank you, Isti, you are a legend :)

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 09:56 AM
looks like the fucking bbs kids like it :)

holland25
09-07-2009, 09:59 AM
Yeah, I was too lazy to type the whole thing :)

dexterone
09-07-2009, 10:01 AM
Oxygene and Isti great job :) thanks...
Dexter:Oxygene is fuckin happy now...
Noodles:I saw him in the back crying...
But what was the last thing Dexter said pls...I didnt understand it....
youre a star :D

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 10:03 AM
Dexter: "Oxygene are you fucking happy now? And all you other bbs kids?"
Noodles: "I think I saw him in the back crying!"
Dexter: "And all those other bbs kids! FUCK YOU! I know you're gonna put this up tonight anyway"

dexterone
09-07-2009, 10:05 AM
lol,what for crazy man :D bbs kids :D
thanks for translate :)

holland25
09-07-2009, 10:14 AM
I know you're gonna put this up tonight anyway"

Haha, I didn't understand this part. Awesome :D

Isti
09-07-2009, 10:16 AM
Well guys....Here is in mp3! Just enjoy it :)

http://www.4shared.com/file/130903174/3145757f/Lightning_Rod_-_Zagreb_orig.html

dexterone
09-07-2009, 10:22 AM
Well guys....Here is in mp3! Just enjoy it :)

http://www.4shared.com/file/130903174/3145757f/Lightning_Rod_-_Zagreb_orig.html

maybe the bad question :D did you record the whole show ?

Gustavo
09-07-2009, 10:23 AM
Well guys....Here is in mp3! Just enjoy it :)

http://www.4shared.com/file/130903174/3145757f/Lightning_Rod_-_Zagreb_orig.html

This is awesome!
Thanks, man! :)

Harleyquiiinn
09-07-2009, 10:30 AM
Isti, Oxygene, I love you.

ConspiracyofMegs
09-07-2009, 10:30 AM
Woooooooooow thanks SO much for the links!

Oh and Oxygene, how lucky are you to have him mention you're name to like 10, 000 people! : D

Also, who was he pointing out in the crowd at the beginning? lol

Lastly, I love being a fucking BBS kid. lol

Little_Miss_1565
09-07-2009, 10:35 AM
Thanks, Oxy! But why would you think this might get you in trouble? HE GAVE US ALL A SHOUTOUT OMG OMG :) Hope you aren't too embarassed Noodles told everyone you were crying. ;)

Isti
09-07-2009, 10:35 AM
maybe the bad question :D did you record the whole show ?

No i didn't record the whole show. But i have Kristy, WDYGAJ, All i Want and second half of bad habit

Later i'll put up

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 10:41 AM
Thanks, Oxy! But why would you think this might get you in trouble? HE GAVE US ALL A SHOUTOUT OMG OMG :) Hope you aren't too embarassed Noodles told everyone you were crying. ;)

I dunno.. I was just like.. you know how mysterious Dexter can be.. and yes he did give a shout out... and i wasn't crying it was sweat
ok maybe a few tears of joy too

Little_Miss_1565
09-07-2009, 10:49 AM
I dunno.. I was just like.. you know how mysterious Dexter can be.. and yes he did give a shout out... and i wasn't crying it was sweat
ok maybe a few tears of joy too

Well, it's not like you were videotaping him getting dressed or having a pee or something. Unless you did. ;)

It's okay, I saw NIN with Peter Murphy here in NYC and Peter sang a song of his that I have a lot of memories about and I totally cried. It's okay!

AllIn All It's Not So Bad
09-07-2009, 10:51 AM
oxygene and whoever else recorded the show owns!!!!



should we go on another song campaign after we finish enjoying lightning rod

holland25
09-07-2009, 10:53 AM
should we go on another song campaign after we finish enjoying lightning rod

We want Crossroads / Play Crossroads please

It's gonna be a tough one :D

Szandi
09-07-2009, 10:53 AM
Dexter: "Oxygene are you fucking happy now? And all you other bbs kids?"
Noodles: "I think I saw him in the back crying!"
Dexter: "And all those other bbs kids! FUCK YOU! I know you're gonna put this up tonight anyway"


hehehehhehehehe

holland25
09-07-2009, 10:54 AM
hehehehhehehehe

Where's our videooooooooooooooooo? :D

ixnition
09-07-2009, 10:56 AM
It's nice to finally have a live version of one of my favorite Offspring songs. I gotta give both Oxygene and Isti credit where credit is due, thanks very much.

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 10:57 AM
Well, it's not like you were videotaping him getting dressed or having a pee or something. Unless you did. ;)

It's okay, I saw NIN with Peter Murphy here in NYC and Peter sang a song of his that I have a lot of memories about and I totally cried. It's okay!

I know it is... the worst thing ever happened in Wiesen I had too much to drink (not overly just more than I should've) and I started telling Dexter about how special the Hungarian show was for my gf and me because as we were on stage and he sang gone away with the piano and we were holding each other and kind of slow dancing and crying because her mom passed away recently. And I broke the fuck down into tears.. someone thankfully jumped in and grabbed the word, because it would've been so awkward.

Too much emotional shit has been happening.. but it was really and honest to goodnes a few tears of joy.. lightning rod does cut deep, it was the synergy of that and them hearing us out and playing our songs...

I think the props really go to the band, everyone is here thanking me for all this shit, Tijs for that shit, those guys for that and thanking Isti and bla bla bla and while it feels great I think all we are are vessels of what this band does for everyone, and I feel guilty taking any credit to be honest.. even just getting it.


oxygene and whoever else recorded the show owns!!!!

should we go on another song campaign after we finish enjoying lightning rod

I think we're good for now :) Let's not press our luck :)

offspring_freak_3
09-07-2009, 10:58 AM
Oh my, i think i just died and went to heaven *____________*
Oxy, I'm totaly giving my title to you now.
U R A FUCKIN LEGEND MAN.
Thanks a lot.
U too Isti, for recording the song

Llamas
09-07-2009, 11:08 AM
Dexter: "Oxygene are you fucking happy now? And all you other bbs kids?"
Noodles: "I think I saw him in the back crying!"
Dexter: "And all those other bbs kids! FUCK YOU! I know you're gonna put this up tonight anyway"

This is hilarious.

But most of all, going off what Oxy said, this really earns me so much renewed respect for this band. Bands don't usually read their message forums or listen to their fans... and big bands don't usually take requests to their set lists...

Also gotta say, Oxy, I knew you had a video :P You wouldn't have made the promise you made earlier otherwise. Awesome of that guy I don't know to have made the recording, too, and you for posting it. :) I was no part of making this happen, but well done to everyone who did :)

Dexter_italy
09-07-2009, 11:11 AM
We want Crossroads / Play Crossroads please

It's gonna be a tough one :D

I'm totally with this new campaign!!

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 11:15 AM
This is hilarious.

But most of all, going off what Oxy said, this really earns me so much renewed respect for this band. Bands don't usually read their message forums or listen to their fans... and big bands don't usually take requests to their set lists...

Also gotta say, Oxy, I knew you had a video :P You wouldn't have made the promise you made earlier otherwise. Awesome of that guy I don't know to have made the recording, too, and you for posting it. :) I was no part of making this happen, but well done to everyone who did :)

He is Isti and he sacraficed going bonkers during Lightning Rod live for the greater good.. nice of him.

And as for what you said about it.. it's really troublesome for them to do that, so much preparation and everything goes into these, and especially a song like lightning rod which has a lot of lyrics all sorts of different parts samples a weird start bla bla bla. Of course this was in the making a long time, I think the fact that they had a campaign did the most work, becuase it kept it afloat (I think that's why it was part of the "vote for a rare song" thing in the north american tour). And I guess the fact that I drew their attention to it early in the tour and started nagging them a bit about it, and the facebook pickRset thing, all played their roles. Their isn't a whole lot flexibility when it comes to major league bands like the Offspring especially not on a world tour (or semi anyway), something like this is super awesome and the way they handled it, is just so good of them. They enjoyed this show so much (until they started to die due to heat exaushtion) and they are hands down the best band ever.

So respectful, so selfless.. so great to the fans! So true to themselves, and what their music is about!

All the haters can choke on my dick :D

Little_Miss_1565
09-07-2009, 11:15 AM
I know it is... the worst thing ever happened in Wiesen I had too much to drink (not overly just more than I should've) and I started telling Dexter about how special the Hungarian show was for my gf and me because as we were on stage and he sang gone away with the piano and we were holding each other and kind of slow dancing and crying because her mom passed away recently. And I broke the fuck down into tears.. someone thankfully jumped in and grabbed the word, because it would've been so awkward.

That's really sweet. Totally awkward, I can totally see that, but really sweet. My friend totally outted me to someone you and I know for crying like a little bitch. Thankfully though I didn't have to tell them why I was crying. :)


Too much emotional shit has been happening.. but it was really and honest to goodnes a few tears of joy.. lightning rod does cut deep, it was the synergy of that and them hearing us out and playing our songs...

Totally hear you. That's why I get so pissed off when douchebags talk shit about the band on the forum, they don't care about us waaah waaah waaah. Because they really do, and now you have videotaped proof. :)

Rutegard
09-07-2009, 12:23 PM
this song is just awesome live :D

thanks the offspring!!

m.offspring.r
09-07-2009, 12:29 PM
This is hilarious.

But most of all, going off what Oxy said, this really earns me so much renewed respect for this band. Bands don't usually read their message forums or listen to their fans... and big bands don't usually take requests to their set lists...

Also gotta say, Oxy, I knew you had a video :P You wouldn't have made the promise you made earlier otherwise. Awesome of that guy I don't know to have made the recording, too, and you for posting it. :) I was no part of making this happen, but well done to everyone who did :)

For example: Metallica have on their studio a flag given by portuguese fans... You can see the flag on St. Anger DVD. Did you saw any flag on the offspring studio?

When they come to portugal, the portuguese chater (Portugallica) have always Meet&Greet and they can see tests/sound check before the concert...

So, is not only the Offspring who "listen" the fans.

Little_Miss_1565
09-07-2009, 12:31 PM
For example: Metallica have on their studio a flag given by portuguese fans... You can see the flag on St. Anger DVD. Did you saw any flag on the offspring studio?

When they come to portugal, the portuguese chater (Portugallica) have always Meet&Greet and they can see tests/sound check before the concert...

So, is not only the Offspring who "listen" the fans.

I think the key word in what Llamas said is "usually." Offspring and Metallica are two bands, out of the zillions in the world. Come on now, lighten up. :)

m.offspring.r
09-07-2009, 12:32 PM
LM, i just give an example.... of course exists millions bands around the world!

Rutegard
09-07-2009, 12:45 PM
anyway they were kind enough to show us how much they still care :)

Bejka
09-07-2009, 12:47 PM
anyway they were kind enough to show us how much they still care :)

yes yes yes the are unbelievable! I love them! :rolleyes: forevaaaaaaa

Llamas
09-07-2009, 12:48 PM
For example: Metallica have on their studio a flag given by portuguese fans... You can see the flag on St. Anger DVD. Did you saw any flag on the offspring studio?

When they come to portugal, the portuguese chater (Portugallica) have always Meet&Greet and they can see tests/sound check before the concert...

So, is not only the Offspring who "listen" the fans.

I know that other bands listen to their fans. Most large scale bands don't, though. Also, the part you bolded in my post said that most bands don't take requests for their setlists... I didn't say anything about flags or meet and greets.

Tomasisko
09-07-2009, 12:52 PM
Ohh fuck that was awesome. It's great that the band is so accommodating to the fans. And Dexter's comment after finishing the song wins. Totally :D

RageAndLov
09-07-2009, 01:10 PM
Oxygene is without a doubt Offspring's favourite fan.
In the "Ask dexter a question" thread, Dexter only answered on Oxygene's questions, and now this!
I'm glad they read the BBS, and listen to us BBS kids. As ilovellamas said, it's really great of them doing stuff like this even though they're a major league rock band.
The song really kicks ass live!

~|Vredina|~
09-07-2009, 01:20 PM
Fuck it, I was hoping it wasn't gonna have to come to this, but it seems like no one made a decent recording.. and I guess based on what they said after the song they shouldn't be too angry...

so here it goes:

hopefully I don't get my ass handed to me for this =)

here is the youtube regular version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1VCb8z5uhg

here is a high quality version
http://www.4shared.com/file/130892657/e1c58673/lightningrodpart1.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/130893154/c53fa629/lightningrodpart2.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/130893647/4062d057/lightningrodpart3.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/130893972/10793026/lightningrodpart4.html

and here is an iPod compatiable downloadable small version for those with low bandwidth and codec issues
http://www.4shared.com/file/130894266/9f8d1226/lightningrodsmall.html


passwords are:
offspring.combbs

shot by Isti

oh and if I get in trouble please protect me :)

Thank you very much!
It'd be so GREAT if they played this song more often! It really kicks ass!

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Oxygene is without a doubt Offspring's favourite fan.
In the "Ask dexter a question" thread, Dexter only answered on Oxygene's questions, and now this!
I'm glad they read the BBS, and listen to us BBS kids. As ilovellamas said, it's really great of them doing stuff like this even though they're a major league rock band.
The song really kicks ass live!

I have a problem with your bolded part mate... I don't consider myself to be ahead or better than everyone. I am very fortunate to be able to make enough money to travel a lot, I've been very fortunate to have very supporting parents of my love of the Offspring and music in general, and I was very lucky to be on the internet really early and to have met the band and made an impression. I really appreciate everything the band does for me, but I truly don't want to be thought of as better than anyone.. and I strive to include as many fans in meet n greets and help out as many deserving people as possible. I do not wish to be thought of as above anyone. My position is a bit different, because they spent enough time with me over the years that they know I won't act very stupid backstage and I bring nice people around.. I'm sure if others had the opportunity here to travel as much as me, they would make as good impressions on the band as I do or even better. Like I said I'm just in a different position, and even though I've had to make serious sacrifices etc etc I just consider myself to be a big fan like most everyone who visits these boards regularly. I was lucky that I didn't have to fight some of the battles at home, and could make my mark on the net early when it was easy, and I'm always willing to make go the extra mile. That's about it, I don't think that makes me a favorite or better than anyone.

And he didn't just answer my questions.. he answer other peoples too. He just quoted my answer as being correct for someones question.

RonWelty
09-07-2009, 01:42 PM
Now Dr. Holland "fuck you", can you play Take me "fuck you" nowhere live,please for the rest of the bbs kids and babies "fuck you"?

Fuck you fan, Ron fuck you Welty.

RageAndLov
09-07-2009, 01:42 PM
I have a problem with your bolded part mate... I don't consider myself to be ahead or better than everyone. I am very fortunate to be able to make enough money to travel a lot, I've been very fortunate to have very supporting parents of my love of the Offspring and music in general, and I was very lucky to be on the internet really early and to have met the band and made an impression. I really appreciate everything the band does for me, but I truly don't want to be thought of as better than anyone.. and I strive to include as many fans in meet n greets and help out as many deserving people as possible. I do not wish to be thought of as above anyone. My position is a bit different, because they spent enough time with me over the years that they know I won't act very stupid backstage and I bring nice people around.. I'm sure if others had the opportunity here to travel as much as me, they would make as good impressions on the band as I do or even better. Like I said I'm just in a different position, and even though I've had to make serious sacrifices etc etc I just consider myself to be a big fan like most everyone who visits these boards regularly. I was lucky that I didn't have to fight some of the battles at home, and could make my mark on the net early when it was easy, and I'm always willing to make go the extra mile. That's about it, I don't think that makes me a favorite or better than anyone.

And he didn't just answer my questions.. he answer other peoples too. He just quoted my answer as being correct for someones question.

Woah! It was not meant in a badly manner. Quite the contrary actually :) I know you're doing really much to meet with the band and everything. I think it's kind of cool that they have noticed you and being a bit closer to you than some other fans. It's nothing wrong with that, mate.

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 01:49 PM
Woah! It was not meant in a badly manner. Quite the contrary actually :) I know you're doing really much to meet with the band and everything. I think it's kind of cool that they have noticed you and being a bit closer to you than some other fans. It's nothing wrong with that, mate.

I know you didn't and it's a compliment and what not, it's just that I don't even want anyone to think I think highly of myself.. if anything it's a humbling experience, and makes me count my stars. I just needed to distance myself from that.. I don't want anyone (*cough* dexter *cough*) coming in here and getting the impression that I think I am better than others, so I kind of have to distance myself from those thoughts. I am not the thought police and don't go around reporting posts I don't agree with about me, but I wanted everyone to know that I don't think I am better than them. I am lucky and I do have to make some sacrifices to make stuff happen for me true, but all in all it's all just a synergy of circumstances, endurance and luck.. and that I've chosen my favorite band very wisely, because they are the best, both as rock n roll band and as a bunch of people, and they have the nicest crew in the world too. It's got so much more to do with that than me :cool:

RonWelty
09-07-2009, 02:12 PM
@Oxygene: Dexter knows you by Oxygene or by you proper real name?

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 02:17 PM
@Oxygene: Dexter knows you by Oxygene or by you proper real name?

Oxygene.. he calls me that. Noodles calls me Ox. Pete calls me Oxygene.. Greg doesn't say very much so I'm not sure what he calls me or if he's ever actually said my name out loud :D

Dexter has asked me my proper real name, and somewhat knows it.. I think he'd recognize it written down. Noodles knows it and enjoys making fun of it.. he was kind of shouting it to everyone at one point Friday, when Dexter and some of the crew were learning Hungarian cuss words backstage... he was like I know Hungarian his name is gur-guh-lee nag-ee (It's spelled Gergely Nagy)

If this is at all relevant =)

RonWelty
09-07-2009, 02:19 PM
Oxygene.. he calls me that. Noodles calls me Ox. Pete calls me Oxygene.. Greg doesn't say very much so I'm not sure what he calls me or if he's ever actually said my name out loud :D

Dexter has asked me my proper real name, and somewhat knows it.. I think he'd recognize it written down. Noodles knows it and enjoys making fun of it.. he was kind of shouting it to everyone at one point Friday, when Dexter and some of the crew were learning Hungarian cuss words backstage... he was like I know Hungarian his name is gur-guh-lee nag-ee (It's spelled Gergely Nagy)

If this is at all relevant =)

okay, nice nice.

RageAndLov
09-07-2009, 02:20 PM
Oxygene.. he calls me that. Noodles calls me Ox. Pete calls me Oxygene.. Greg doesn't say very much so I'm not sure what he calls me or if he's ever actually said my name out loud :D

Dexter has asked me my proper real name, and somewhat knows it.. I think he'd recognize it written down. Noodles knows it and enjoys making fun of it.. he was kind of shouting it to everyone at one point Friday, when Dexter and some of the crew were learning Hungarian cuss words backstage... he was like I know Hungarian his name is gur-guh-lee nag-ee (It's spelled Gergely Nagy)

If this is at all relevant =)

You sir, is a lucky man.

Oxygene
09-07-2009, 02:24 PM
You sir, is a lucky man.

Yeah.. Noodles said that to him anything with an "ee" sound at the end is girl, so he won't call me Oxy.

Um.. I have a fairly common name, I had a guy at the Hotel this weekend in Zagreb with the same name as me.. just to make shit complicated.

They do usually put (Oxy) or (Oxygene) in brackets behind it, when it's put down on paper, so they know who it is I guess.

bouncingcoles
09-07-2009, 02:36 PM
well that was mildly interesting

nevo
09-07-2009, 03:32 PM
Thank you so much, it was perfect!

Jessika
09-07-2009, 03:43 PM
looks like the fucking bbs kids like it :)

YES we fuckin' DO! :D

Thank you, Isti and Oxygene! And The Offspring of course and iGustavo who started this campain! Awesome!


And Oxygene, I must say... even though you don't wanna be seemed like you're better than anyone of us, well... you damn right are more lucky! At least at the "closest to the band"-point. To put it mildly, I'm really jealous. But I'm happy for you 'cause you seem to appreciate this incredible... eeh what's the English word... benefit? :) And I'm sure you get this all the time, but next time you meet them... ;) Tell them that I love them. I really do.

DMelges
09-07-2009, 04:07 PM
^^^agreed. Accept for the fact that I am in fact the luckiest one at the 'closest-to-the-band point'. They're going to ask me to be their guitarist for every world tour they do from now one. :cool:

And then I'll wake up.

PunksKillEmos
09-07-2009, 05:56 PM
I never thought this day would come:)

Gustavo
09-07-2009, 06:03 PM
I never thought this day would come:)

But it finally did, didn't it? And I'm sooooo glad it did!

wrc307
09-07-2009, 06:07 PM
I never thought this day would come:)

me neither

randman21
09-07-2009, 06:16 PM
Hmmm. At 0:42 in the YouTube video, did Dexter toss(ed) out (a) guitar pick(s) with offspring-ish artwork on it?

hshduppsnt
09-07-2009, 09:59 PM
you know, that was epic...

i mean so freakin awesome... gotta love dexter... that has to be one of the funniest things I've ever heard him say :D!


THANK YOU GUYS! And thanks to all who recorded and posted... un-freakin-believable!

oh im gonna go listen to that 20 more times now

Oxygene
09-08-2009, 12:40 AM
And Oxygene, I must say... even though you don't wanna be seemed like you're better than anyone of us, well... you damn right are more lucky! At least at the "closest to the band"-point. To put it mildly, I'm really jealous. But I'm happy for you 'cause you seem to appreciate this incredible... eeh what's the English word... benefit? :) And I'm sure you get this all the time, but next time you meet them... ;) Tell them that I love them. I really do.

There are fans who are as close and closer to them than myself, but they are hardly ever active online anymore. I do appreciate it, and I try to help others and do everything within reason to help others out..

as for the next time I meet them.. why not join me and tell them yourself? :D

The Search Button
09-08-2009, 03:08 AM
Hmmm. At 0:42 in the YouTube video, did Dexter toss(ed) out (a) guitar pick(s) with offspring-ish artwork on it?

Now, you're walking through dangerous waters.

OMG, I'm so happy Dexter insulted us! :)

Great performance of the song by the band. The crowd really seems into it.

Dragnet
09-08-2009, 04:12 AM
There are four Lightning Rod threads on the first page right now and it's getting kinda boring, don't you think guys? It's not even their best song by far goddammit.

Oxygene
09-08-2009, 04:13 AM
There are four Lightning Rod threads on the first page right now and it's getting kinda boring, don't you think guys? It's not even their best song by far goddammit.

lot's of anticpiation went into it.. that and everyone started their own thread :)

gijserman
09-08-2009, 08:37 AM
Awsome live song

BigFish
09-09-2009, 05:55 AM
I dunno. I'm glad they played it but I wasn't really impressed. Dex messed up some of the lyrics and Noodles sounded off on the little octave fill. Oh well, beggars can't be choosers. It was still sweet.

mikeys2k5
09-09-2009, 06:09 PM
Awesome. Thanks to everyone who requested it and a big thanks to those who got it on video.

A really big thanks goes out to The Offspring for playing it! :cool: