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Mikegarveyblues
02-10-2013, 08:57 PM
I've noticed the forum has been hovering around the 590+ range for a little while but hasn't yet (To my knowledge) gone over 600 active users. Hans asked us card holders to commit to a new thread a week, but i'll be the first to admit i've fallen a little behind with that. I fully intend to try and create some more but I was thinking...

What else can we do to raise the numbers in addition to what we already are doing?

What if we all commited to giving the forum a couple of mentions this week on various social medai such as Twitter and Facebook and the like (Assuming you have accounts). Is it possible PRS could give a mention a couple of times on their FB and Twitter feeds this week coming? maybe there are PRS players you know who aren't a member but you think would sign up... Not everyone wants to be a member of a forum but surely it won't do any harm to give a little mention here and there?

Any other ideas?

LSchefman
02-10-2013, 09:30 PM
I have been thinking about this. There are a few things that are human nature that might be off-putting to new users of any forum.

First off:

A lot of us know each other fairly well, through personal contact, or past forum contact, or Experience and other events. I remember feeling a little intimidated wading into the group in the first PRS Forum in 2000 or so. Even then, there were in-jokes, modes of what was or was not acceptable, etc. For a casual visitor, that might be off-putting. Not that we should change, just something to be aware of when welcoming new members.

And this is a very intelligent membership, and that can make it all the more intimidating at first. I think we do a pretty good job of welcoming folks, but it's something to keep in mind if we want growth in participation.

Second:

The forum's sections are gear-centric, which is cool as far as it goes. But imagine yourself a new player. Maybe you're a young player without a lot of experience. We have so much to share! But that might add to the intimidation factor.

Why not have a "new players" section of the forum, where people would feel comfortable asking about the basics? Inexperienced players aren't stupid, they simply lack information and practice. They need to feel like an important part of what goes on here, and that their participation is sought and actively welcomed! Young people especially could find a forum like this useful.

Third:

I just read a Time Magazine article about a study conducted by two Universities in Germany, about active Facebook participants. Turns out that about a third of them feel more anxious, and feel worse about themselves if they aren't doing the exciting and cool things that they see some of their friends doing, like parties, or vacations, or getting expensive things. Makes them feel like losers.

We have lots of very high end NGDs posted here. They're fun, and we love them, but imagine that you're a person who's become interested in an SE, and saved for it for a long time, or a US PRS that it took you a long time to acquire. You come to this forum, and maybe you feel like a piker if you don't have a very expensive guitar, or a big collection, or you can't buy a new guitar as frequently as some do. Maybe you feel you wouldn't "belong". Group dynamics are kind of weird, and the article I referred to made me aware that the internet can make some folks feel bad about themselves, because it's human nature for some people to make comparisons.

I honestly don't know how to solve this problem, because not only do I enjoy seeing NGD posts, but I like posting my own little reviews of new gear. But visitors clearly need to know that they don't have to be rich folks or have a lot of instruments to be appreciated here. A player with a used, inexpensive PRS (or no PRS at all but just an interest in them!) should feel as welcome as someone with a gorgeous collection.

Just a few ideas to think about and discuss, but maybe we could encourage more active participants by thinking about this stuff and coming up with some solutions?

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the motivational thread, Mike!

I don't think passing the 600 mark will be a problem. 10,000 active users in the next destination. We jumped by 120 daily users between the 27th of December and now. There are some additions coming that will give everyone a little more room to spread out. Also, we're still very young. The other manufacturer forums, which have been online for years, have tens of thousands of users.

All that said, I've been mentioning this forum in all of my recent eBay ads. My reason for doing that, however, has more to do with my desire to stop the use of BS terms in PRS auctions. :top:

Mikegarveyblues
02-11-2013, 11:42 AM
I have been thinking about this. There are a few things that are human nature that might be off-putting to new users of any forum.

First off:

A lot of us know each other fairly well, through personal contact, or past forum contact, or Experience and other events. I remember feeling a little intimidated wading into the group in the first PRS Forum in 2000 or so. Even then, there were in-jokes, modes of what was or was not acceptable, etc. For a casual visitor, that might be off-putting. Not that we should change, just something to be aware of when welcoming new members.

And this is a very intelligent membership, and that can make it all the more intimidating at first. I think we do a pretty good job of welcoming folks, but it's something to keep in mind if we want growth in participation.

Second:

The forum's sections are gear-centric, which is cool as far as it goes. But imagine yourself a new player. Maybe you're a young player without a lot of experience. We have so much to share! But that might add to the intimidation factor.

Why not have a "new players" section of the forum, where people would feel comfortable asking about the basics? Inexperienced players aren't stupid, they simply lack information and practice. They need to feel like an important part of what goes on here, and that their participation is sought and actively welcomed! Young people especially could find a forum like this useful.

Third:

I just read a Time Magazine article about a study conducted by two Universities in Germany, about active Facebook participants. Turns out that about a third of them feel more anxious, and feel worse about themselves if they aren't doing the exciting and cool things that they see some of their friends doing, like parties, or vacations, or getting expensive things. Makes them feel like losers.

We have lots of very high end NGDs posted here. They're fun, and we love them, but imagine that you're a person who's become interested in an SE, and saved for it for a long time, or a US PRS that it took you a long time to acquire. You come to this forum, and maybe you feel like a piker if you don't have a very expensive guitar, or a big collection, or you can't buy a new guitar as frequently as some do. Maybe you feel you wouldn't "belong". Group dynamics are kind of weird, and the article I referred to made me aware that the internet can make some folks feel bad about themselves, because it's human nature for some people to make comparisons.

I honestly don't know how to solve this problem, because not only do I enjoy seeing NGD posts, but I like posting my own little reviews of new gear. But visitors clearly need to know that they don't have to be rich folks or have a lot of instruments to be appreciated here. A player with a used, inexpensive PRS (or no PRS at all but just an interest in them!) should feel as welcome as someone with a gorgeous collection.

Just a few ideas to think about and discuss, but maybe we could encourage more active participants by thinking about this stuff and coming up with some solutions?

It's definately an interesting thing about Facebook and the like and the whole 'one upmanship'. It's a sad reflection of modern life in some ways.

But I do think we've been pretty good about things like this on here.

I know I can't afford a production model US PRS and certainly not a PS but I don't mind seeing, reading, hearing about what others have bought.

I think there's a lot of love for the SE models and in general they're not seen as poor mans guitars or 'not worthy', etc... Indded, it's amazing to see how many people who own some of the high end PRS's also own SE's and enjoy them! There probably is a bit of fear from SE owners initially but hopefully if they give the forum a chance for a few days / weeks they'll be pleasently surprised.

Mikegarveyblues
02-11-2013, 11:45 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;49251']Thanks for the motivational thread, Mike!

There are some additions coming that will give everyone a little more room to spread out.



No problem.... I like the sound of that!

docbennett
02-11-2013, 12:17 PM
Having a contest that forum members can participate in would spur membership.

Having each new PRS guitar (USA or SE) come with a paper that describes the PRS forum...gives the person an immediate password to begin membership (password will be computer generated with the Modcat, and will have to be changed as soon as they log in) will also boost membership.

How many PRS are sold in a year...several thousand???? Amps, acoustics and both USA and imported electrics.....if each piece of merchandise came with a "forum introduction", I bet the majority of new owners would join right up.

OK..that's two ideas to boost membership. On second thought..you gotta be a member for at least 3 months to be eligible to participate in the company sponsored contests described above.

Mikegarveyblues
02-11-2013, 12:40 PM
I like that idea Doc!

docbennett
02-11-2013, 12:53 PM
I like that idea Doc!

Thanks....after all...if the company can include with each purchase a "Mel Bay certificate" to be redeemed with each registered guitar.....I think it would not take much to provide a small index card with a "welcome to the forum" certificate with password and instructions for membership included.

Bet it would add 1,000+ members a year if you count each piece that PRS produces.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-11-2013, 01:11 PM
On second thought..you gotta be a member for at least 3 months to be eligible to participate in the company sponsored contests described above.

I like all of your ideas except this one. Why create a participation driver and then preclude those who might sign up to participate?

Danerada
02-11-2013, 01:23 PM
Some great ideas here! I don't think folks would ft discouraged about only owning an SE model and seeing all of the USA PRS guitars here. I have found that folks here get just as excited I've someone with an SE as they do this with USA models.

At least that has been my experience.

So how about some social media pimping?! I'm in for that

dmorton67
02-11-2013, 01:48 PM
Great ideas. As a new member, I just tried to jump in to some things I do know about, like the song name thread. There may be some that are here to stalk and learn as well which is what I did initially. While I certainly don't know much about all the PRS lines, I do know that everyone has been very respectful and pleasant, which is why I keep coming back. And I also appreciate PRS staff coming online and adding to the discussions. Makes for good PR

docbennett
02-11-2013, 03:13 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;49382']I like all of your ideas except this one. Why create a participation driver and then preclude those who might sign up to participate?

You're right...it was an arbitrary factor that would make "new owners" feel somewhat like 2nd class citizens.....so remove that time frame. Get a contest going.....get a forum membership card...and dive right into the fun!

slang05
02-11-2013, 05:35 PM
I gotta tell you, as a newer member, it felt like I was trying to wiggle my way into a clique. Not to say anybody has ever been disrespectful to me it just seemed at times like I was a guy at a party who walked up on a conversation among friends, said something funny only to have everybody look at me and go back to their conversation! lol

And also, posting pics of my guitars, that I love, among some of these super sweet Private Stock guitars is a bit intimidating. I'm not complaining at all, I love being on here but not everybody has money and the ability to go to the PRS Experience or buy new Private Stock instruments. It honestly feels like at times its an elitist club. I think before we can add members we need to find a way to limit that. Maybe have a section within electric instruments that's an SE section and a section for USA guitars and one for Private Stock.

When somebody buys a new guitar (an SE or a PS) they feel a swell of pride and they want to show it off so they check out the forum. Everybody loves a NGD! We need to embrace that idea and give those people a way to do that without feeling intimidated. I don't think ANYBODY on here would say something negative about an SE, but if a new SE member could show off his/her new pride in a forum with other SE members it might make them more comfortable and therefore more likely to repost and become and "active" member.

I have started several threads and have always found everybody's posts to be honest and enjoyable. Just like this one, lots of great thoughts and suggestions. One I would think would be beneficial would be a little piece of paper inside of the case that mentions specifically the forum. I don't have a newer guitar so I don't know if there is already something like that?

JMintzer
02-11-2013, 06:14 PM
I gotta tell you, as a newer member, it felt like I was trying to wiggle my way into a clique. Not to say anybody has ever been disrespectful to me it just seemed at times like I was a guy at a party who walked up on a conversation among friends, said something funny only to have everybody look at me and go back to their conversation! lol

And also, posting pics of my guitars, that I love, among some of these super sweet Private Stock guitars is a bit intimidating. I'm not complaining at all, I love being on here but not everybody has money and the ability to go to the PRS Experience or buy new Private Stock instruments. It honestly feels like at times its an elitist club. I think before we can add members we need to find a way to limit that. Maybe have a section within electric instruments that's an SE section and a section for USA guitars and one for Private Stock.

When somebody buys a new guitar (an SE or a PS) they feel a swell of pride and they want to show it off so they check out the forum. Everybody loves a NGD! We need to embrace that idea and give those people a way to do that without feeling intimidated. I don't think ANYBODY on here would say something negative about an SE, but if a new SE member could show off his/her new pride in a forum with other SE members it might make them more comfortable and therefore more likely to repost and become and "active" member.

I have started several threads and have always found everybody's posts to be honest and enjoyable. Just like this one, lots of great thoughts and suggestions. One I would think would be beneficial would be a little piece of paper inside of the case that mentions specifically the forum. I don't have a newer guitar so I don't know if there is already something like that?

Hey, who let the new guy in???


Jamie

P.S. I keeed, I keeed... Remember, we were all newbies once. Except me. I've been here for freakin' ever... I really need a life...

sergiodeblanc
02-11-2013, 07:10 PM
Hey! I'm a new guy too you know! I am PRS poor in some regards, I play an SE with frickin' sparkles, I post plenty of threads that nobody gets into, I live well below the poverty line, I don't belong to a clique of PRS playing disco lovers, and I couldn't shoot a non-blurry photo if my life depended on it, but I TRY to be interesting and involved.

What I think a lot of new members need to realize is that this is a pretty new place, there IS room for you, but you have got to be the one to make it! When a thread of yours makes a "thunk" sound and nobody replies, it's your duty to go back to it and add, or edit it to be more interesting if it's important to you. Don't get turned off to the place if the party sucks, make it a better party! bring some beer, sit down and chat with that other dude who's not getting any interest in his thread and try and contribute to it. Be aware that since there are only 590 members, a discussion on Norwegian Black Metal may take a few months before enough people take interest to make it to two whole pages of posts, and that a lot of members post while they are at work, so something on Friday night probably won't be seen until Monday.

The common factor among all of us is our obsession over PRS guitars.

People grow at different rates. Some people may be more developed when it comes to playing ability, some of us (not me) are more advanced financially, a bunch of us might be needing to learn how to use all these darn electronic devices, but the point of it all is to grow as human beings while sharing our common obsession.

SE, CE, PS, STD, aw hell, even blue PRS are more interesting than any other guitars, and I wanna hear about 'em!


PRS Guitars
"Other guitars are just stupid"

justmund
02-11-2013, 07:17 PM
I think a landing page on the prsguitars.com community->forum link would be nice. Something pretty that tells people what the forum is about, that it's relatively new, that we're a nice bunch of people, and to not be shy, sign up, show us your guitar/s and join in on the conversation.

At the moment if you click the forum link, it comes up with the latest posts which IMO, can be a little out of context at times and may seem a bit "in jokey" or "cliquey"

sergiodeblanc
02-11-2013, 07:23 PM
I think a landing page on the prsguitars.com community->forum link would be nice. Something pretty that tells people what the forum is about, that it's relatively new, that we're a nice bunch of people, and to not be shy, sign up, show us your guitar/s and join in on the conversation.

At the moment if you click the forum link, it comes up with the latest posts which IMO, can be a little out of context at times and may seem a bit "in jokey" or "cliquey"

I actually think that is a very cool idea.

justmund
02-11-2013, 07:32 PM
I actually think that is a very cool idea.
You make it sound like I never have cool ideas :p

Shawn@PRS
02-11-2013, 07:40 PM
IMHO

First off, I'm glad to see so many folks take ownership of the forum because after all, it is YOUR forum. Without your contribution this place would not exist. So thank you for that.

Next, I think everyone here tries to be polite and inviting, but I can understand how newbies may feel intimidated. Hell sometimes I feel like I laid a turd in the punchbowl after some of the threads I started die a very quick death. Truth is, we have very diverse tastes and not everything is going to resonate with everyone on this forum. But that's the beauty of it, we get to share and maybe grow from others contributions.

Lastly, I don't keep track of which guitars any of you own and I doubt many other members do either. I know a couple of you guys have amazing collections and we all live vicariously through your NGD threads (keep 'em coming), but I have no idea what Mike Garvey plays, or what Les plays, or what Dane plays, etc. I know Sergio has a white CE, but that's only because we've been closely following his refinishing progress. My point is this, you don't have to have a killer collection in order to be an asset to this forum. My personal collection pales in comparison to of the members here, but it's cool. I keep rocking my three chord songs and enjoying myself in the process.

ps- contests are coming soon, I promise

sergiodeblanc
02-11-2013, 08:44 PM
You make it sound like I never have cool ideas :p

Hey, I'm not the one who shot down YOUR idea that we should all wear man-thongs to the next Experience. :girl:

Blackbird
02-11-2013, 08:50 PM
Hey, I'm not the one who shot down YOUR idea that we should all wear man-thongs to the next Experience. :girl:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab156/ahogfan80/whoa_zpsa447a758.jpg

justmund
02-11-2013, 09:10 PM
Hey, I'm not the one who shot down YOUR idea that we should all wear man-thongs to the next Experience. :girl:
It was actually man thongs AND socks and sandals, we gotta be comfortable! Still can't believe that never took off. themike even offered to pre-print our man-thongs with our forum names too!

Hmm did someone say something about trying to get new members? Surely PRS forum man-thong flash mob would be the best ad campaign ever.

LSchefman
02-11-2013, 10:16 PM
I gotta tell you, as a newer member, it felt like I was trying to wiggle my way into a clique. Not to say anybody has ever been disrespectful to me it just seemed at times like I was a guy at a party who walked up on a conversation among friends, said something funny only to have everybody look at me and go back to their conversation! lol

And also, posting pics of my guitars, that I love, among some of these super sweet Private Stock guitars is a bit intimidating. I'm not complaining at all, I love being on here but not everybody has money and the ability to go to the PRS Experience or buy new Private Stock instruments. It honestly feels like at times its an elitist club. I think before we can add members we need to find a way to limit that. Maybe have a section within electric instruments that's an SE section and a section for USA guitars and one for Private Stock.

When somebody buys a new guitar (an SE or a PS) they feel a swell of pride and they want to show it off so they check out the forum. Everybody loves a NGD! We need to embrace that idea and give those people a way to do that without feeling intimidated. I don't think ANYBODY on here would say something negative about an SE, but if a new SE member could show off his/her new pride in a forum with other SE members it might make them more comfortable and therefore more likely to repost and become and "active" member.

I have started several threads and have always found everybody's posts to be honest and enjoyable. Just like this one, lots of great thoughts and suggestions. One I would think would be beneficial would be a little piece of paper inside of the case that mentions specifically the forum. I don't have a newer guitar so I don't know if there is already something like that?

Glad to know my post wasn't crazy speculation. I like the idea you proposed, it seems like a good solution.

LSchefman
02-11-2013, 11:27 PM
but I have no idea what Mike Garvey plays, or what Les plays, or what Dane plays, etc. I know Sergio has a white CE, but that's only because we've been closely following his refinishing progress.

It's funny, my guitars were just talking about that.

"Oh, I remember Shawn," one said. "He was fun while we were at PRS, but ever since I left, no calls, no flowers, no candy."

"Well, that Shawn, he's a player," said the second one. "You ship out, and he's only interested in the dings you get later so he can take you into the PTC."

"I dunno," said my third. "I still have my memories."

So. Shawn. Artist V, SC58, and Sig Ltd. Give them a little hello some time. They're very sweet guitars. ;)

slang05
02-12-2013, 12:00 AM
Glad to know my post wasn't crazy speculation. I like the idea you proposed, it seems like a good solution.

Thanks..I was just trying to be honest with what I felt as a new member. There are some huge benefits to PRS for having a huge forum population, I know my perspective on the brand has changed since becoming a member...He Shawn! Here are a few forum contest ideas for you...

- A PTC guitar makeover
- All expense paid trip to the PRS Experience
(hmm, let's see..what else do I want..)
- Gift Card to the online store
- Signature Club Membership


Damn, thought I could think of more! lol

docbennett
02-12-2013, 06:36 AM
Hey! I'm a new guy too you know! I am PRS poor in some regards, I play an SE with frickin' sparkles, I post plenty of threads that nobody gets into, I live well below the poverty line, I don't belong to a clique of PRS playing disco lovers, and I couldn't shoot a non-blurry photo if my life depended on it, but I TRY to be interesting and involved.


Sergio.....there is not a clique of PRS playing disco lovers.

Please....stop it. I can't read something like that so early in the morning. PRS and Disco are mutually exclusive concepts. Don't make me send Cratchet over there now! :biggrin:

Shawn@PRS
02-12-2013, 07:21 AM
It's funny, my guitars were just talking about that.

"Oh, I remember Shawn," one said. "He was fun while we were at PRS, but ever since I left, no calls, no flowers, no candy."

"Well, that Shawn, he's a player," said the second one. "You ship out, and he's only interested in the dings you get later so he can take you into the PTC."

"I dunno," said my third. "I still have my memories."

So. Shawn. Artist V, SC58, and Sig Ltd. Give them a little hello some time. They're very sweet guitars. ;)

So many guitars, so little time. :)

Shawn@PRS
02-12-2013, 07:25 AM
..He Shawn! Here are a few forum contest ideas for you...

- A PTC guitar makeover
- All expense paid trip to the PRS Experience
(hmm, let's see..what else do I want..)
- Gift Card to the online store
- Signature Club Membership




We did/do have a "win a trip to the Experience" contest every year. That one is company wide, not exclusive to forum members.
We did try to find "the most damaged PRS in the world" for a while, but most of the guitars offered just had small nicks and dings and we never got anything severely damaged. That's been put on hold for now.
Gift cards and Sig Club memberships are great ideas!

Hopeful Sinner
02-12-2013, 08:19 AM
I think a lot of the forum social anxiety when you're the new guy is self imposed. I felt it a little when I first joined Birds and Moons but once you just dive in, this is a pretty accepting bunch. And for what it's worth, my first post was about an SE and my next NGD was another SE. I've since moved along to Maryland Made PRSi but all those posts were met with the same enthusiasm as the perfectly spec'd Private Stocks... So, the moral of the story is this, we love em all up in here! So post up those NGDs, I love seeing a new Bernie or Korina One just as much as a Collection McBrazzy...

LSchefman
02-12-2013, 09:28 AM
Sergio.....there is not a clique of PRS playing disco lovers.

Please....stop it. I can't read something like that so early in the morning. PRS and Disco are mutually exclusive concepts. Don't make me send Cratchet over there now! :biggrin:

Ah, Bennett, little do you know!

There is indeed a clique of PRS playing disco lovers. We sit around listening to George Benson records, such as 1976's Breezin'. We have disco balls spinning in our studios. We wear white suits, and play along with Bee Gees records.

We play clean, using interesting chord inversions, instead of power chords through horribly distorted amps. We can improvise to any disco tune.

We wear red socks and bikini underwear. Our shiny patterned nylon shirts are tailored to bodies that are sculpted through constant dance motion. We laugh at typical rock and roll posturing and noise.

We are free men and women, we are not slaves to transitory fashion. And our movement is growing. ;)

docbennett
02-12-2013, 11:21 AM
Ah, Bennett, little do you know!

There is indeed a clique of PRS playing disco lovers. We sit around listening to George Benson records, such as 1976's Breezin'. We have disco balls spinning in our studios. We wear white suits, and play along with Bee Gees records. We wear red socks and bikini underwear. Our shiny patterned nylon shirts are tailored to bodies that are sculpted through constant dance motion. We are free men and women, we are not slaves to transitory fashion. And our movement is growing.




http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Thumbs/Saturday-Night-Fever-03.jpg (http://www.starpulse.com/Movies/Saturday_Night_Fever/gallery/Saturday-Night-Fever-03/)
http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Thumbs/Saturday-Night-Fever-04.jpg (http://www.starpulse.com/Movies/Saturday_Night_Fever/gallery/Saturday-Night-Fever-04/) http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Thumbs/Saturday-Night-Fever-02.jpg (http://www.starpulse.com/Movies/Saturday_Night_Fever/gallery/Saturday-Night-Fever-02/)




;)


Les...please get back on your meds. Hallucinations and delusions are responding quite well to the newer antipsychotics and neuroleptics being marketed. Side effects are not as bad as they used to be. :flute:

Now, all I have to do is get those images out of my mind. Aaargh.:eek::eek:

sergiodeblanc
02-12-2013, 01:56 PM
Sergio.....there is not a clique of PRS playing disco lovers.
/QUOTE]

Wait a minute, there isn't?

[QUOTE=LSchefman;49622]Ah, Bennett, little do you know!

There is indeed a clique of PRS playing disco lovers. We sit around listening to George Benson records, such as 1976's Breezin'. We have disco balls spinning in our studios. We wear white suits, and play along with Bee Gees records.

We play clean, using interesting chord inversions, instead of power chords through horribly distorted amps. We can improvise to any disco tune.

We wear red socks and bikini underwear. Our shiny patterned nylon shirts are tailored to bodies that are sculpted through constant dance motion. We laugh at typical rock and roll posturing and noise.

We are free men and women, we are not slaves to transitory fashion. And our movement is growing. ;)

Les, I'm at a loss. I feel like I'm in the movie "Dreamscape" because you clearly know details about my dreams that I have not shared with anyone. Is it true that if you Disco in your dreams, you wake up discoed?

docbennett
02-12-2013, 04:33 PM
[QUOTE=docbennett;49569]Sergio.....there is not a clique of PRS playing disco lovers.
/QUOTE]

Wait a minute, there isn't?



Les, I'm at a loss. I feel like I'm in the movie "Dreamscape" because you clearly know details about my dreams that I have not shared with anyone. Is it true that if you Disco in your dreams, you wake up discoed?

You wake up wearing a white suit and humming Bee Gee's tunes.

Mikegarveyblues
02-12-2013, 06:24 PM
601... May have spoke to soon! :)

However, some cool ideas have been generated so it's all good!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-12-2013, 06:31 PM
You wake up wearing a white suit and humming Bee Gee's tunes.You make that sound like a bad thing. ;)

Mikegarveyblues
02-12-2013, 06:32 PM
Sounds like the aftermath of a good night... Unless the 'White Suit' is a straight jacket!

Shawn@PRS
02-12-2013, 06:59 PM
601 whoo-hoo!

LSchefman
02-12-2013, 07:57 PM
Les, I'm at a loss. I feel like I'm in the movie "Dreamscape" because you clearly know details about my dreams that I have not shared with anyone. Is it true that if you Disco in your dreams, you wake up discoed?

Better. You wake up in 1978 at Regine's in Monaco. The hostess pisses you off a little because she admits Count something or other ahead of you, but suddenly you are allowed in. This is far from some cheesy Saturday Night Fever dive; this is real-deal European high end stuff. The building is circular, perched on a cliff overlooking the harbor. The view is magnificent from the dance floor itself. This is a place for the glitterati, not thugs in white suits from Brooklyn, or low-lifes from Studio 54 snorting coke in the bathroom.

George Benson himself is playing for the crowd with a live disco band. You look over to the right, and there are the Bee Gees at the next table, taking in the scene with David Bowie. You know better than to run over and ask for autographs.

The most beautiful woman you have ever seen is pulling on your arm to get you to dance with her.

She is a Monegasque, and asks you to come live with her after only one dance. You agree, knowing that the minimum net worth required to be a Monaco resident in 1978 was a cool million bucks. So not only do you now have supreme companionship, but you're getting your own Rolls Corniche as a housewarming gift. Do not blow it by moving in your stuff in a bunch of garbage bags. Bring the Louis Vuitton.

You look in the mirror, and you are 25 years old again.

The yacht "Disco Volante" used in the Bond film Thunderball is moored in the harbor. You've been invited to spend a weekend with your new mate on it. "Life is good," she says in her French accent, tanned and looking like a Chanel model, "Isn't it darling?" You pat her hand as she touches your arm, and say, "You look wonderful tonight." Her face lights up.

Niki Lauda, the Formula 1 champion with the Ferrari team, is racing in the Grand Prix tomorrow for his new team, Brabham. You'll watch the race at the hairpin just in front of Loews Monaco (now the Fairmont).

;)

sergiodeblanc
02-12-2013, 08:14 PM
Going to bed now!:star:

LSchefman
02-12-2013, 08:30 PM
Going to bed now!:star:

Be sure to write!

docbennett
02-13-2013, 06:35 AM
[QUOTE=']-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;49812']You make that sound like a bad thing. ;)

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Cointanly!!