2010 Polkfest, rockin dirty Jersey!!

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  • dkg999
    dkg999 Posts: 5,647
    edited October 2010
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    Made it to ground zero, then to Tunes in Hoboken which resulted in large sacks of new/used cd's, we picked up beer this am, so now on our way back to Lou's!
    DKG999
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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,718
    edited October 2010
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    Patrick told me that anyone who isn't here is banned.

    Then again, he's banned me like 9 times already.
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    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • Lovely Wendi
    Lovely Wendi Posts: 34
    edited October 2010
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    Hey ya'll!!!!!

    Greeting from SC......miss you Doro......and everyone of course!!!!! Where is George?
    BDT has lost internet temporarily so he says drink one for him and drink many for me.....enjoy!!!

    Cheers....
    TLW
  • Face
    Face Posts: 14,340
    edited October 2010
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    It was great to see everyone again and meet some new faces. Thanks again Lou!

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  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,154
    edited October 2010
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    Wendi, tell Troy he was greatly missed...(when in fact it is you we really miss ;)).

    For all the rest of you...If you couldn't make it because of REAL issues...you missed a great time. Lou is a super host. For all of you that could have come...but chose not to for whatever reason...you suck!

    I need another beer.

    BTW...I learned a couple of things about NJ...

    First..many of the women like to wear really tight jeans with high heel boots. I think it may be some sort of uniform. Generally I like it.

    Second...I thought ET hillbillies and farmers were the worst drivers in the US. WRONG. Jersey drivers make them look like ultra safe driving school instructors. Between the drivers and the crack smoking road designers that came up with the road system, the only solution is to park your car and stay home whenever possible...or stay out of N NJ. George says S Jersey is a little better...It couldn't be any worse.

    More to come later from me and the MANY folks who actually showed up.

    Now where is my beer?
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  • Vette C6.r
    Vette C6.r Posts: 1,560
    edited October 2010
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    Looks like you guys are having a great time. Wish I could have made it.

    Tony
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,077
    edited October 2010
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    BDT is back up and running on the internet...sort of....Man, you don't KNOW how bad I want to be in Jersey right now. Eff my life!

    Well, it's about 0315AM EST.....should be getting into full swing about now.

    I miss you guys!

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • dorokusai
    dorokusai Posts: 25,576
    edited October 2010
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    I bet since Bjork is what killed that driver.
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  • dorokusai
    dorokusai Posts: 25,576
    edited October 2010
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    Face wrote: »
    It was great to see everyone again and meet some new faces. Thanks again Lou!

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    I hope the "tighten up mofos!!" helped organize this photo. No offense btw.

    Great event, more later.
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  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,826
    edited October 2010
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    First and foremost, a big "Thanks" goes out to Lou for having this at his house! I liked PF '08 in Baltimore, but being able to drive home after definitely has its merits.

    Guys (and gals), if you don't find a reason or the time to make it to one of these Fests some day, you are missing out on what the essence of this place is all about, and that would be a shame.

    It was great seeing lots of the brethren again, as well as meeting some new folks. It truly reinforces the notion that this is the best place on the 'net.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • george daniel
    george daniel Posts: 12,096
    edited October 2010
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    What a sharp looking group. :)
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
  • pearsall001
    pearsall001 Posts: 5,013
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    Lou, thanks for opening your home & hosting such a great event!!! After so many years of being a member, I finally got to meet a lot of you guys. Nothing like putting a face to a name. To a man ...a great bunch of guys that know how to have a great time. I had a blast!!!. And also thanks to Polk for bringing their flagship LSiM speaker. Stunning design, gorgeous looks & awesome sound. Now who's going to host next years PF???
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  • Serendipity
    Serendipity Posts: 6,975
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    Man, I wish I could come.... instead I'm cramming for exams and surviving on 2-3 hours of sleep :(

    You have no idea how much I wanted to make this but every year it happens to be in the middle of the semester...
    Now who's going to host next years PF???

    Anyone interested in a NYC Polkfest?
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  • schwarcw
    schwarcw Posts: 7,328
    edited October 2010
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    What a great looking group of people!:D

    I'm so glad to see Polkfest thriving. I will be back!

    Travel safe folks. I'm looking forward to the pictures and stories. Great job Lou! Thanks again to Polk.

    Regards,
    Carl

  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
    edited October 2010
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    Why is Sal so skinny, and Doug so red? Why is John's new nickname "puke"?
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • RuSsMaN
    RuSsMaN Posts: 17,987
    edited October 2010
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    Did Anthony have neck implants?
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • Serendipity
    Serendipity Posts: 6,975
    edited October 2010
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    Who's the guy next to Sal?
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  • Hawkeye
    Hawkeye Posts: 1,313
    edited October 2010
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    Just got home!! The GPS worked much better coming home!! Saved 2.5 hours today.

    I'd like to thank Lou for opening his home to us. Polk Audio deserves a big thanks also!! It was my first PF and hope not to miss another one. It was nice putting a face to a name and meeting all you guys.

    Phil, I didn't see the speaks in the back of the car:confused:

    Gordon
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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,718
    edited October 2010
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    RuSsMaN wrote: »
    Why is Sal so skinny, and Doug so red? Why is John's new nickname "puke"?

    Why? 'Cause your punk-**** sissied out and I had to get drunk and puke off teh back porch all by myself. Jerk.

    It didn't help that all I was trying to do was sit in the lawn chair and take a nap and Noah is yelling off the back porch "HEY! Ya gonna puke? I hate pukin'! Don't puke now!...." Whatta jerk!
    Expert Moron Extraordinaire

    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • pearsall001
    pearsall001 Posts: 5,013
    edited October 2010
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    Hawkeye wrote: »
    Just got home!! The GPS worked much better coming home!! Saved 2.5 hours today.

    I'd like to thank Lou for opening his home to us. Polk Audio deserves a big thanks also!! It was my first PF and hope not to miss another one. It was nice putting a face to a name and meeting all you guys.

    Phil, I didn't see the speaks in the back of the car:confused:

    Gordon

    Ah hell Gordon...I must have put them in the wrong car!!! Darn. ;) Glad to hear that your return trip was safe & SHORTER!!! It was a blast wasn't it.
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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,718
    edited October 2010
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    Keiko wrote: »
    I know a few faces here from past posts and facebook, but would like to know who's who with the rest of you fellers.

    I'd love to make it to one of these, someday. Good times. Safe journey's, gang.

    In the picture:

    Top row, left to right: Ricardo, forgot already, George Grand, Hawkeye, Joncoit, Fireman32, Patrick C, Ted, Millerlitescott, F1nut, Lou's friend, Lou's other friend, pearsal.

    Middle row, left to right: lightman, Al Ballard, Abernathy, Noah's friend, Antny, devani, Trey (Sid the Kid), heiney9, nadams, esavinon, dkg999, BigDawg, mmadden, pholerbehr (I think), shakc

    Bottom row, left to right: "That Guy", doro, Lasereath, Face, ohskigod (Lou).

    Person hiding, I think it's Antny's woman, Neecee.

    If I missed or forgot anyone or screwed up your name, please feel free to yell at me.
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  • amulford
    amulford Posts: 5,020
    edited October 2010
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    Wtf would I wanna do that for? Everytime somebody yells at you, your ****kin yakkin all over the place... BTW, that ****'ll wash out, it's just gonna take a couple of cycles...


    It was cool seeing all you freaks. What a blast...

    Lou, You da man.
  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,502
    edited October 2010
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    Ghetto Rock!

    Guys, what can I say, I had a blast attending and hosting.

    Thanks to those who kicked in ear for the raffle, and those who bought a silly amount of tickets. we collected 1405.00 from the raffle and 500 and change from gear sales. Just shy of 2G will be going to Githens from the fest this year. I was hoping for a good year, your efforts surpassed my expectations (and I suspect surpassed Georges too) Thank you all.

    Thanks John for all your help. Dinner Thursday was delicious, and picking up the grill really got me out of a jam. It was a pleasure having you here. John brought a bad @ss selection of beer. I dont drink beer anymore and I still had some of the microbrews (the Blueberry Ale was a favorite of mine)

    Dave, what can I say. You took off more time from work then I did to pregame with me. It was great having you here. you da man.

    To Mark, Al, and Patrick. Thanks for repping Polk well and bringing the awesome with you. The gear for the raffle, the shirts, the LSiM demo, and more. Huge contributions to the overall effort.

    Same for Phil and Anthony, who brought an insane amount of food. Lets just say the food I orderred was barely touched, and i will be eating Penne Vodka and Chicken Francais for weeks to come now. Seriously, Phil's Mac and Cheese, along with the Pork, was sweet. Anthony brought enough Sausage to end famine in a small 3rd world country, that is not including the peppers and onions I will also be eating for the next 4 days, as well as the untouched box o' corn.......my god man, it all rocked.

    Many brought some Hard stuff, and man did much of it go. We went through enough Makers Mark alone to burn and heat 3 homes in Siberia for at least a day. Many brought, and I thank you all. A spevial shout out goes to Jonicont and that Tequila/Anejo. My god, that stuff was like licking the sweat of Angels while getting a handy from Salma Hayek. Best......Tequila......ever!

    To all, you treated my house and gear with much respect. Thank you. The fact that the only loss I took was a 25 yr old Carver Platinum woofer with a rotted foam surround being held together by hope and God's grace, is......well.....amazing. Sal+Bjork = shenanigans (no where near his fault really but my god is it fun to blame him anyway :D)


    so, it was work, but MAN was it worth it. One for the books on my end. Hope you all had fun.
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  • nadams
    nadams Posts: 5,877
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    Lou, I apologize for getting drunk and making JStas puke on your lawn...

    Hawkeye - Sorry for thinking your SN was because you looked a bit like Hawkeye from MASH

    To everyone who's names/screen names I forgot several times over the course of the night and had no idea who I was talking to... sorry

    Got the gear all back in the house (nowhere near where it belongs, but at least it's in the house), and am currently rocking the house with the new Onky I bought from George and my SDA's, and boy does it sound sweet!
    Ludicrous gibs!
  • MillerLiteScott
    MillerLiteScott Posts: 2,561
    edited October 2010
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    Wow what a great PF10. Thanks to Lou, Mark, Al and Dave for putting it all together. I had a great time, maybe a little to much fun towards the end of the night. Great to see everybody again. I really enjoyed the new LSiM towers once we got the WFS DAC 2 connected up. Phil's AAD monitors were awesome also.

    Ravens beat the Steelers to put a cap on the weekend.

    Scott
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 5,116
    edited October 2010
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    Man, I hate I missed this, I just couldn't afford it now.....Good to see everyone had a good time!! I will get to one of these soon!!
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    Not being used:
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  • Hawkeye
    Hawkeye Posts: 1,313
    edited October 2010
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    nadams wrote: »
    Lou, I apologize for getting drunk and making JStas puke on your lawn...

    Hawkeye - Sorry for thinking your SN was because you looked a bit like Hawkeye from MASH

    To everyone who's names/screen names I forgot several times over the course of the night and had no idea who I was talking to... sorry

    Got the gear all back in the house (nowhere near where it belongs, but at least it's in the house), and am currently rocking the house with the new Onky I bought from George and my SDA's, and boy does it sound sweet!

    Shame on you for making John get drunk!! I've never seen somebody suggest one toss it up and someone respond that quickly Noah!

    Don't worry about the Hawkeye thing. I would n't mind having Alan Alda's money!! You were having a good time and that's what it's all about. No harm done:D:D

    Gordon
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  • leroyjr1
    leroyjr1 Posts: 8,785
    edited October 2010
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    So how did the new LSI's sound?
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,415
    edited October 2010
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    I'm delighted that everyone had such a good time & raised so much money for GG!!! WTG.

    More pics ASAP please!
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  • Hawkeye
    Hawkeye Posts: 1,313
    edited October 2010
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    Cathy, I don't know you well but, you could have safely come to this PF. This was my first and now knowing what went on, I was concerned it would be a drunken brawl. It was not, and I would have felt comfortable letting my wife or daughters attend if they choose this hobby.

    I think these are moral and just men which was quite refreshing to me. In spite of all the comments made prior to PF!!

    Gordon
    2 Channel -
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    Symposium Rollerblocks 2+ (16)Black Diamond Racing Mk 3 pits (8)