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I have only saved one (updated) post from the old Bruce.net. It was my most significant, lifechanging (5000th) post. Here it goes.......

(It's so long, I'll have to break it up. LOL) emoticon

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I will copy and paste my 5000th post on how Bruce changed my life & then give you an update at the end.

Ramona's 5000th post....Posted: Sep 2, 2003 9:01 PM by 24thantherest (16160 Posts, Registered: Sep, 2002) From: Preston, England

Wow, it's only been a little over a year since my first Bruce gig. This month it it will make a year since I joined Bruce.net. I feel a loss for words, but I will type away, because the feeling I have is so deep in my heart and soul..I can only hope it comes out right because I will probably have tears before I'm done...it all started when I got TIME Magazine in the mail...Bruce was on the cover, and a wonderful story titled "Reborn in the USA" was about to tug at my heart strings..he had always been my "friend"...loved his music, loved his persona, how he made me feel, etc..but I was a "casual fan"...after reading the article I was convinced it was my fate to get to his next concert no matter what. I had missed every tour prior by some strange twist of circumstances. Well, I made my first gig, San Jose 8/27/02. Amazing, life changing...empowering, I could go on..but it made me search deeper. Deeper within myself. When I was collecting all his music, finishing off my CD collection, buying off all the DVD's, trading boots, joining Bruce.net etc. I thought I was only searching for Bruce's music but I was really relating to everything he writes and sings about. LIFE. The struggles that we all have. Overcoming the most incredible challenges that we face. Finding redemption. Finding love..never giving up on ourselves..

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The lyrics that stick the most:

Promised Land:

"There's a dark cloud rising from the desert floorI packed my bags and I'm heading straight into the storm. Gonna be a twister to blow everything down that ain't got the faith to stand its ground. Blow away the dreams that tear you apart. Blow away the dreams that break your heart. Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted.

Badlands:

I believe in the love that you gave me, I believe in the faith that could save me, I believe in the hope and I pray that some dayIt may raise me above theseBadlands....mmmmmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmmm

For the ones who had a notion,a notion deep insideThat it ain't no sinto be glad you're aliveI wanna find one face that ain't looking through meI wanna find one place,I wanna spit in the face of these badlands

Prove it All Night:

Everybody's got a hunger, a hunger they can't resist,There's so much that you want, you deserve much more than this,But if dreams came true, oh, wouldn't that be nice,But this ain't no dream we're living through tonight,Girl, you want it, you take it, you pay the price.Prove it all night, prove it all night girl and call the bluff,prove it all night, prove it all night and girl,I prove it all night for your love.Baby, tie your hair back in a long white bow,Meet me in the fields out behind the dynamo,You hear the voices telling you not to go,They made their choices and they'll never know,What it means to steal, to cheat, to lie,What it's like to live and die.

Darkness on the Edge of Town:

Everybody's got a secret SonnySomething that they just can't faceSome folks spend their whole lives trying to keep itThey carry it with them every step that they take. Till some day they just cut it loose, Cut it loose or let it drag 'em down. Where no one asks any questions, Or looks too long in your face, In the darkness on the edge of town, Some folks are born into a good life, Other folks get it anyway anyhow, I lost my money and I lost my wife, Them things don't seem to matter much to me now, Tonight I'll be on that hill 'cause I can't stop, I'll be on that hill with everything I got, Lives on the line where dreams are found and lost, I'll be there on time and I'll pay the cost, For wanting things that can only be found, In the darkness on the edge of town

Independence Day:

Cause the darkness of this house has got the best of usThere's a darkness in this town that's got us tooBut they can't touch me nowAnd you can't touch me nowThey ain't gonna do to meWhat I watched them do to youSo say goodbye it's Independence Day....

Tougher Than the Rest:

The road is darkand it's a thin thin line,But I want you to know I'll walk it for you any time, Maybe your other boyfriends couldn't pass the test, Well if you're rough and ready for lovehoney I'm tougher than the rest, Well it ain't no secret, I've been around a time or two,Well I don't know baby maybe you've been around too, Well there's another dance, all you gotta do is say yesAnd if you're rough and ready for lovehoney I'm tougher than the rest, If you're rough enough for love, baby I'm tougher than the rest

My Love Will Not Let You Down:

At night I go to bed but I just can't sleep, I got something running around my head, That just won't keepIn the silence I hear my heart beating, time slippin' away, I got a time bomb ticking deep inside of me, I gotta tell you what I wanna say, I keep searching for you, darling, Searching everywhere I go, And when I find you there's gonna be, Just one thing that you gotta know, My love will not let you downMy love will not let you down

Land of Hope and Dreams:

Grab your ticket and your suitcase, Thunder's rolling down the tracks, You don't know where you're goin'But you know you won't be back, Darlin' if you're weary, Lay your head upon my chest, We'll take what we can carry, And we'll leave the rest, Big Wheels rolling through fields, Where sunlight streams, Meet me in a land of hope and dreams, I will provide for you, And I'll stand by your side, You'll need a good companion for, This part of the ride, Leave behind your sorrowsLet this day be the last, Tomorrow there'll be sunshine, And all this darkness past, Big wheels roll through fields, Where sunlight streams, Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

Happy:

Some need gold and some need diamond rings, Or a drug to take away the pain that living brings, A promise of a better world to come, When whatever here is done, I don't need that sky of blue, All I know's since I found you, I'm happy when I'm in your arms, Happy, darling, come the dark, Happy when I taste your kiss, I'm happy in a love like this, There's a house upon a distant hill, Where you can hear the laughter of children ring, Guardian angels, they watch from above, Watching over the love that they bring, But at night I feel the drakness near, I awake and I find you near, I'm happy with you in my arms, I'm happy with you in my heart, Happy when I tatse your kiss, I'm happy in love like this, In a world of doubt and fearI wake at night and reach to find you nearLost in a dream, you caught me as I fellI want more than just a dream to tell We're born in this world, darling, with few days and trouble never far behind, Man and woman circle each other in a cage, A cage that's been handed down the lineLost and running 'neath a million dead stars, Tonight let's shed our skins and slip these barsHappy in each other's arms, Happy, baby, come the darkHappy in each other's kissI'm happy in a love like this....

Of course there are many others, but these songs were essential for me...they helped me survive the toughest times...There is a reason why Happy is posted at the end and why I chose to use all the words...



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There are some other words that carried me through life as well. The words to "Don't Quit" have kept me going, literally saved me for the last 20 plus years. Here are the words:

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low, and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, DON'T QUIT. When Care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with it's twists and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don't give up though the pace seems slow, You may succeed with another blow. Sucess is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt. And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you'rer hardest hit, it when things seem worse that you must not quit."

I've always tried to live by the words, never quit. Never give up. I've loved my family unconditionally. I was only 16 when I had my son, turned 17 just after I had him. Never married but stayed with his Father for over 20 years. Reminds me of The River. "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true, or is it something worse?" It turned out to be something worse. I have suffered so much, but still remained true. The problem is he did not remain true to me. Faithful maybe, but he violated every other aspect of my life. Hurt me in ways that one could never treat a person if they were truly in love. So I decided to not quit on myself. If I quit him, maybe that was a failure, the relationship would fail, but I would not be a failure myself, like I pictured I would be for so many years if "the relationship" failed.

I have developed so many wonderful friendships here on Bruce.net. on 4/9/03 I attended my 2nd Bruce gig, and this time I made it to the pit (need I say more? LOL!) I had a wonderful time, hooked up w/ many fans from this site and became buds. (I also went to LA Dodgers gig on 8/17/03 I can't tell you how much I needed that night, it was during the most difficult time of my life) Ironically, the closest friendships I developed were thousands of miles away across the pond. Martin has been my bruce bud for over 6 months now. We have been email buddies, talk on the phone etc..have shared so many life experiences together, family situations, losses, celebrations etc..it's as if I've known him all my life. I was used to exchanging emails with him on a daily basis. So it was a big joke when he was going to be "away" for MP2!! I was so proud of my Bud when he was "Brucified" in Manchester, LOL He said he would not even think of posting a review, and then he went stark raving mad and posted all night!! He sent me the email (not to mention half of Europe and other parts of the world, LOL) entitled "Manchester Tonight". I accidentally deleted it so I made a post on the Eurothread asking for it. 2 people responded. Pamtis and some guy named Bill Horton or "Kirk". I thanked them for the email. I was bored without Martin to play "ping-pong" with...Kirk and I started chatting, going on the same threads, etc..so I told Martin that Kirk would baby sit me till he got back from MP2, LOL..

Kirk and I became good buds, chatted everyday. Another Brit to play with :-)We hung out on this Island called Bruce's Butt and then at this bar called the Flying Haggis..I remember I caught a post that said "24 is great escapism" I couldn't resist! I knew he was talking about the show, but I had to tease him about it, and say.."wow, for a moment I thought you were talking about me"..or something like that, LOL of course he said it was the show, but that indeed I was great escapism for him. It turned out to be mutual. Our friendship developed and we learned that we had similar stories of failed partnerships and that we wanted so much more out of life..to make it right, that there had to be this thing called LOVE and it didn't have to hurt or fail. So all of a sudden we were in it. We were and are in love, and not only do I plan to be there for MP2.5, but I plan to be Mrs. Bill Horton, or better yet, Mrs. Mulligan. I have fallen head over heels in love with Kirk. My son is grown now, and after weeks of struggling with a decision, I chose love. Love that doesn't hurt, love that feels so right...just waiting a few more weeks for passport, plane ticket, etc..have to settle matters here before I go. several of my close buds know this already. My parents know. They've spoken to Kirk, and we have their blessing along with all my buds support. One friend who is not a Bruce Bud said, "It doesn't matter where you find love so long as when you do, you grab it with both hands, and never let go". So that's what I'm doing. Oh, and the song Happy, it's ours. So the next time you play it, think of us..because I'm so happy in a love like this...

I'm keeping the faith that our dream comes true..we are planning and striving for it, but much work a head to make it happen. So, even though we were going to wait to announce, we decided to let you know our plan, and if God forbid our plan unfolded, it doesn't mean our love isn't real..so tonight I declare my love for Kirk, and for myself..i can easily allow myself to lose out on this, but I believe love is worth fighting for.

UPDATE:

I flew to England in November and spent 10 days with Kirk. We confirmed our love was real and that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. I had to go back to LA and close off alot of personal business before I could join him. He flew to LA in February and spent 10 days with me. We went to so many places, but it was his dream to see the Grand Canyon someday, & we did it together. We were in heaven. On April 29th I flew back to England. We married on June 4th. We played If I Should Fall Behind, My Beautiful Reward, Happy and Tougher Than the Rest at the wedding. I have never been happier in my life.

Here are some links to our pics. Thanks BRUUUUUCE!!

England
http://community.webshots.com/album/103314091lkvBAj
http://community.webshots.com/album/119842757iTmebk
Bruce Party in England
http://community.webshots.com/album/102126314JnjWxe

USA
http://community.webshots.com/album/121198328TDeexT

Our Wedding Pics (still need to add some!)
http://community.webshots.com/album/150127432LMXrmq


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 :holy: emoticon Good grief, I must have been stark raving mad to make a post like that. LOL! Anyway, there's the history... emoticon

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not stark raving mad... we'll just change the title to "Ramona and Co." LOL.

I love it, Ramona, truly.
Excellent to see the pictures.



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*copied from 'Mary's Place' with aneee's permission*

Many of us europeans and some others have been around since Sept 2002 when we tried to get tix for the Rising at wembley which was sold out, Suffice it to say we came together as strangers many of whom had never posted on the internet before.
The simple story is that we came together as strangers without tickets, but on that night at wembley all of us who were physically able to be there were there. Many of us were standing together at the front in "Mary's place". Since then people have come and gone but a core of us remain as good friends and the philosophy of friendship mutual support and "nobody wins unless everybody wins" remains.
Anybody who is interested can get a taste of our story at
www.marysplace.co.uk

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My apologies to spacebuggy and martin for not reading the instruction properly . Unusual for me. My only excuse was that it was very early in the morning. lmao
Several things to add to put things into context.
None of us paid touts for tickets and that has been our philosophy ever since. We never pay or charge over the odds for tix and if we have spares we offer them at face to others who post on here for tix.
In fact in the end I believe Harvey Goldsmith actually posted on our thread on BS.net to tell us when there was another ticket drop just before the concert. A couple of our old timers ended up sitting next to him at the gig.
It was a crazy chaotic time leading up to that October Sunday in Wembley, some people gradually got tix and that gave the rest of us hope or PMA as it became known.
I actually got a tix on my birthday from a guy called nb ,who has since become a great friend and whose beautiful wedding I attended last year.
Since that time we have had 2 marriages of threadsters, several babies have been born,most particularly Tony and Tracey now have 2 beautiful boys after a really bad few years.
Sadly during this time many of us have lost family members and friends or had relationships end. What holds it all together is the friendship and support people on here give. No one judges anyone else,or cares about race,religion or even what footie team people support,which is why some of us found recent events so painful.
Quite frankly I bless that day in September when I was crying with frustration at not being able to get through to Ticket...ard
that forced me to my first post and found me the greatest bunch of Bruce Buds one could wish for!
Thanks to Doubler for starting this board and those that are enabling it to continue.
If you are reading this but have never posted before,dive right in.You'll get a warm welcome and some great people to share the next Bruification which is hopefully just around the corner.
xxannie
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Yeah, I found the BS.net and the forums, but had so much trouble trying to join in the forums as for some odd reason, everytime I tried to log on, I was rejected, so I tried to register again and kept getting told I was already a member! So after many many many times trying, i finally decided I could only read, which made me so frustrated but loved reading them anyway! Then weeks later, went bs.net homepage and the forums didnt exist, I was lost!!! Then tried looking around and was pointed in this direction and ......voila, you've made yourself a nice little home here....nice one, and the best bit, I CAN LOG ON!!!!! :D
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i joined bs.net in dec 2002 and ramona was the very first person i corresponded with in any way. i remember her emailing me hot pictures of bruce.LOL- and wendy too...i think. while i eventually drifted away from posting often, i would come and lurk and catch up on posts.
i still gravitate towards the same people, which tells me that the kinship of bruce is shared no matter how far away or how long you haven't been here.
that's my story and i am sticking to it....

and ramona, your pictures are lovely.
love does win out over all.
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