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    Are you experienced?



    PRS that is. I'm just curious how many forum members have made to the PRS Experience? Last year was my 1st and going again this year.

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    This will be my third. Hopefully I will meet some of you there because in past years I kind of felt like I was having a great time, but no one I knew was there to share it with.

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    I'm a tweener... technically I would have to answer no, but prior to what is now the official Experience PRS, there was a previous incarnation of the PRS forum, that had a couple of PRS 'events' at the factory. I attended the second one of those. There were factory tours, and then a huge 'reception' at a restaurant on the bay. Everyone brought guitars (unlike the Experience events). Every table and bar was covered with open guitar cases - it was amazing! PRS and the Dragons played later as headliner, one of the PRS employees bands opened. Paul set aside time at a table to sign autographs (guitars, back plates, you name it). There was an open jam the following night at a local club (we got ran out early because Maryland was in the NCAA tourney). It was a blast! I also got to visit Washington Music Center and Garrett Park Guitars. At the time (maybe someone can help me with the exact year?) Garrett Park had a huge collection of PRS guitars, early prototypes, Dragons, you name it. It was an amazing trip!

    I've considered the Experience, and I know I would enjoy it. But I have to weigh the cost against other family obligations - so I haven't attended one yet.
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    Mike,
    Cool you got to go to one of the early forum events! For years, I couldn't make it to Exp because it always landed on my fiance's b-day(lack of funds never helped either). She told me many times to just go, but I never felt right about it so I didn't. The date change last year worked to my advantage - so I was in. Hopefully I can make many more because I had an absolute blast.
    Quote Originally Posted by RedGuitars View Post
    I'm a tweener... technically I would have to answer no, but prior to what is now the official Experience PRS, there was a previous incarnation of the PRS forum, that had a couple of PRS 'events' at the factory. I attended the second one of those. There were factory tours, and then a huge 'reception' at a restaurant on the bay. Everyone brought guitars (unlike the Experience events). Every table and bar was covered with open guitar cases - it was amazing! PRS and the Dragons played later as headliner, one of the PRS employees bands opened. Paul set aside time at a table to sign autographs (guitars, back plates, you name it). There was an open jam the following night at a local club (we got ran out early because Maryland was in the NCAA tourney). It was a blast! I also got to visit Washington Music Center and Garrett Park Guitars. At the time (maybe someone can help me with the exact year?) Garrett Park had a huge collection of PRS guitars, early prototypes, Dragons, you name it. It was an amazing trip!

    I've considered the Experience, and I know I would enjoy it. But I have to weigh the cost against other family obligations - so I haven't attended one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    Mike,
    Cool you got to go to one of the early forum events! For years, I couldn't make it to Exp because it always landed on my fiance's b-day(lack of funds never helped either). She told me many times to just go, but I never felt right about it so I didn't. The date change last year worked to my advantage - so I was in. Hopefully I can make many more because I had an absolute blast.
    It's not my sweetie's birthday, but I solved the problem of being away by taking her with me. She isn't a guitar fanatic, but she loves live music and there is SO much of that at the Experience. She's even a Sig Club member now...
    Thbbbbbt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    It's not my sweetie's birthday, but I solved the problem of being away by taking her with me. She isn't a guitar fanatic, but she loves live music and there is SO much of that at the Experience. She's even a Sig Club member now...
    My wife has zero desire to go. She has told me to go, but when I factor in airfare/hotel/car/food/drink cost, it's just difficult to justify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGuitars View Post
    My wife has zero desire to go. She has told me to go, but when I factor in airfare/hotel/car/food/drink cost, it's just difficult to justify.
    Yeah, mine either. I've even tried to tie in a DC trip saying I wouldn't go all day, all 3 days...but she knows me better than that

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGuitars View Post
    My wife has zero desire to go. She has told me to go, but when I factor in airfare/hotel/car/food/drink cost, it's just difficult to justify.
    it's a festival. if you like live music, good food, good drink, guitars, amplifiers, talking to the guys and girls who make your gear, or talking to people who have similar likes as you, it is absolutely worth the cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGuitars View Post
    My wife has zero desire to go. She has told me to go, but when I factor in airfare/hotel/car/food/drink cost, it's just difficult to justify.
    Justify? What's this justify crap? I made you a reasonable offer to deduce your costs last year ... I just think you don't like us. Here's this years deal: I've already got reservations at HGI. Depending on recovery and Russia, I should be going. You can share the room with me and I'll have a car. Therefore all you need is airfare, food and drink ... and $9K for a PS. Some day Mike ...
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    Last year was my first. Going again this year. It's going to be awesome.
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    I have been to every one and I'm gonna be there this year too!
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    #3 for me this year. Looks like it's gonna be an annual event for me from now on.
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    Haven't missed one yet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    Haven't missed one yet!


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    My Dad has taken me to all of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    My Dad has taken me to all of them
    And if you behave yourself this summer, you just might get to go again, Sonny.

    Last edited by 11top; 04-26-2013 at 09:23 AM.
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    The first one I went to (I think it was 3 years ago) had Santana and Buddy Guy playing at the siggy event....That is a high bar.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    My Dad has taken me to all of them
    That's so awesome you guys do this every year. My dad would've loved to go to this...we discovered PRS together in a store when I was in high school.
    Quote Originally Posted by Danerada View Post
    The first one I went to (I think it was 3 years ago) had Santana and Buddy Guy playing at the siggy event....That is a high bar.....
    Man, I wish I could've seen Santana.

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    Third in a row this year, and am upset I did to know there was such an event before!
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