I found out about this message board in the first place because one of my friends on facebook liked the "forest city ponx rock committee" page, so I checked it out and found the link to this message board from there. I decided to start posting here a couple days after that because I had a great time talking to random people at the NOFX show (back in June). I think I've completely neglected posting in the "buy sell trade" and "free music distro" sections of this board, though I've responded to some other ones. I like the fact that people here seem a lot nicer than other message boards I've joined before, some people have gotten annoyed at me before because they thought I've been starting too many threads.
A few days after I joined this message board Hailey encouraged me to check out a show at the dude ranch ("dude where's my fest"), and I had a great time there...even though I didn't know most people there it was great meeting people. Unfortunately I wasn't able to go back until early September for the Shared Arms show, though it was awesome. People at the Dude Ranch definitely seem more friendly and less pretentious than the average people I've met at UWO parties. The only other local show I've been to this year was when your band opened for Black Lungs at rum runners in March. I'm busier now than the summer and I've had other things happening when other shows have taken place, though I definitely want to check out more shows at the dude ranch...the shows you have lined up with cover bands in November sound really interesting. I'm also hoping to make it to the 3 shows that are happening at Call the Office in early October (D.O.A., Strike Anywhere, Flatliners).
Lately I've been checking this board out every few days. I hope it doesn't shut down and I'll keep on replying to threads / posting from time to time.