View Full Version : PG Convention.......what do ya'll think??????

03-24-2000, 10:42 AM
Hey once again Garth Gang.....<P>Last night I was talking with Jen (jen19) and we started joking about having a Planet Garth convention in Nashville.<P>Well, this really isn't such a far fetched idea. We could decide on a date, find a hotel and open the invitation to all PGers.<P>You know sort of the Trekie conventions they have for Star Trek fans. And maybe our illustrious leaders (That would be you Brandon and Monica!!) could stop in and make a speech or something :)<P>I know an idea was thrown around before about doing something like this before and it never really got off the ground and I know that not everyone would be able to go to Nashville. But I think we should keep in one place and I thought Nashville would be appropriate.<P>So what do ya'll think?? Think we could pull this off?? <P>I think if we get a good enough response on this we should really do it. Every time I go on one of my "Garth Adventures" it's always so cool to meet fellow PGers and put faces with names.<P>(And Brian I already know your answer...you won't be able to come. LOL :) )<P>KarinN

03-24-2000, 11:28 AM
I would LOVE to go to a PG Convention. We would have to set it for a somewhat far-off date, though, so we could all save money for the trip! And we would have to rent a hall or something... who knows, if we made a big enough deal out of it maybe Garth would stop by to say hi! But I understand that the point is to meet eachother. :) We would need a hall, a hotel or two :) and perhaps catering? Okay, okay, I'm going a bit nuts here, but we might want to check out how much stuff like that would cost and consider it! I think it's a great idea! It depends on how many people would show up, of course, but if a lot did, we would need somewhere that all of us would fit!<P>Anyone else interested in this?? I would have TWO things to save up for now, the "Big Party" and the PG Convention!<P>I've been to the Cubs Convention twice, and it was awesome. They use the ground floor of a big hotel in Chicago. We could find a hotel like that in Nashville and rent a hall or something...<P>Am I going nuts?<P>Garth Always,<BR>DanielleN

03-24-2000, 12:01 PM
Hi Danielle!! It's been a while since I've talked to you.<P>Actually as far as the date was concerned I was thinking a year from this summer. Maybe Aug 2001. that should be far enough for alot of people to save and also enough time to plan.<P>I was also thinking it would also be cool for people to bring the spouses/significant others. So many times when we go on these Garth outings the ones we love always seem to be left out. If they would be willing to put up with 100s of Garthnutts it would be nice to include them too.<P>If I get a big enough response on this, I can start looking into hotels, meeting halls, food etc. Also I'm sure some people have "connections" etc. and they may be able to assist as well.<P>Hope to hear from more people.<P>Thanks for your response Danielle.<P>KarinN

03-24-2000, 12:22 PM
Hi!<P>Wow - - what an idea :) <P>It sounds really cool - but I guess there is a long way from people liking the idea to it actually happening....<P>I would love to go - but it is half way around the world so a lot of money and planning would be involved....<P>But if it would be as far-off as summer 2001 I would actually have a chance to go :) I'm hoping for a trip to Ohio that summer anyways so Nashville wouldn't be that far....<P>So, count me in :) I would love to meet you all!<P>BetinaN

03-24-2000, 12:24 PM
why not? ;) <P>If it's in Aug 2001, then I can start save up!<P>TommyN

03-24-2000, 12:37 PM
Me too,<P>and I am with Tommy on that one... ;)<P>NellyN

03-24-2000, 12:48 PM
Hey Karin...great minds think alike!!! I posted an idea for a convention on the Garthbox a couple of years ago and no one bit, so I'm glad you're bringing this up here!<P>I would love to be a part of something like that!!! The main thing is getting the money together for the hall or large banquet room. As for reserving blocks of rooms, everyone pretty much pays for them themselves, once they're reserved with credit cards...so you don't have to worry there. Most hotels will give a discounted rate knowing that they will be filling "X" amount of rooms for any given time period. And if it's a hotel with food service for a dining hall/room service, again they may give us a discounted rate on providing food the group...as opposed to hiring an outside caterer.<P>I too had hoped that maybe just maybe Garth would show up...who knows?? :) <P>But...keep in mind, that if he does Spring Training again, that would be yet another trip that some would want to make and maybe not afford going to AZ or FL and then TN in August.<P>Cheryl<BR>N

03-24-2000, 12:55 PM
Just don't do it in June, please! August is good. My best friend is getting married on June 15, so I'll be unavailable until after the wedding. :)<P>Come on guys, let's do this!! REALLY!! Let us know on this thread if you're interested so that we can decide what to do next!!<P>Garth Always,<BR>Danielle<BR>N

03-24-2000, 01:41 PM
I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GUYS JUST POSTED THIS, I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS, JUST AN HOUR AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<P><BR>That would be a hoot! Some of us have a little farther to go than others.......so give us a bit of time......2001 sounds perfect!<P><BR>Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!<P> :) SmittenN

03-24-2000, 02:55 PM
Aug 2001??<P>Sounds fine with me :)<P>Maybe I even live in USA at that time :o :)<P>BrianN

03-24-2000, 03:36 PM
Woooooohooooooo....<P>This sounds great! Nashville is close enough that I can drive if I need to. <P>I'm a little worried about August because school always starts sometime in August around here... maybe if it is early August I can swing it.<P>2001 is good so I can save pennies for that long and maybe do it. :)<P>Heck... if Brian might can swing it I should be able to!<P>Glad to see you think you might can shoot for it Brian. It sure would be great to finally meet all of you.<P>Hmmmmmm... wonder what Garth will do when he sees all of us at the gate at one time! *lmao*... we'll all have to wear PG t-shirts or something.<P>Can't you see it????? All of us standing outside of the gate singing.... <I>Oh, I've got friends in NET places... </I>... well someone will have to write the lyrics for us! How about you Scott?<P>I LOVE THIS IDEA.... pleaaaaaaase.... I really hope it is something I can do!N

Chris Gaines
03-24-2000, 04:08 PM
Wow.. wonder how this Idea got started ;)<P>hehehe I know <IMG SRC="http://www.planetgarth.com/pgforum/tongue.gif"><P>JasonN

03-24-2000, 04:10 PM
Hey, that sounds great! I'm totally there. I only live 2 hours from Nashville. AND, maybe, just maybe....GARTH would stop by if he heard about it, wouldnt' that be cool?N

03-24-2000, 04:49 PM
I think that would be a wonderful idea. I would definitely want to be included. However, I am like Snow, and it would have to be early August because of school starting. I do after school care as a part time job.N

03-24-2000, 05:00 PM
Teach... school just starts earlier and earlier every year doesn't it?! :( Remember when it didn't start until after Labor Day?<P>I think this past year I had to start on August 10th... that's when the teachers had to be there anyway.<P>It would be best for me if it were the last week in July or the very first of August... but I know I am only one person.... Do What Ya Gotta Do... I'll figure it out somehow.N

03-24-2000, 06:15 PM
Karin,<P>Sounds like a plan! :D<P>And Betina, I live in Columbus OH, so if you get out here, we could drive down to TN together k? :)......oh and Brian, if you make it here by then, I'll give you a lift too.......a garthnutt carpool.....cool! lol :D<P>CC :)N

03-24-2000, 07:28 PM
It could be fun to go to L.A. for a big premiere party. After all, you'd hope he'd turn up at the convention so it'd be good to plan it for someplace you know he'll be. Maybe he could be persuaded to do some Chris and some Garth for the assembled masses... N

03-24-2000, 08:10 PM
Or, if he's going to Arizona for ST, hold it there and then the people who want to go to ST wouldn't have to choose which trip to take. And you'd know he'd be there for a set period of time... Maybe do some sort of thing for Touch 'Em All as part of the convention... <BR>N

03-25-2000, 02:02 AM
CC :)<P>If all goes by the plan, I'll be going to Dayton - that is only about an hour from you... so a ride would be great :) lol...<P>BetinaN

03-25-2000, 03:13 AM
August 2001 - money aside (heck, it's plenty of time to save), I would be up for that! Planning so far in advance means I've got a good chance of getting there from England.<P>With any luck I may just make it to Nashville for a visit beforehand (Jason, if you're reading this, stop laughing!) - who knows? But a convention - that's a wonderful idea. I'd sell my body if I had to (should be good for 50 cents!)...<P>Brian, come on honey - nearly eighteen months to save up - you could make it! I'd love to see you over there.<P>Angela xN

03-25-2000, 03:49 AM
Hey yeah I'll be there. I'll be in Canada July early August so a flight down wouldn't be a problem.N

03-25-2000, 03:59 AM
Count me in!!! I'll start saving now :)N

03-25-2000, 04:25 AM
You know I'm in :)<P>JENN

03-25-2000, 04:35 AM
VERY COOL<P>I have never been on a plain, but for Garth I might get up the nerve to do itN

03-25-2000, 07:26 AM

03-25-2000, 09:47 AM
Count me in, too. August 2001 sounds great.<P>I've often wondered if this has been brought up before. I think it's a great idea. I know I had fun just meeting one or two fellow PGers at ST.<P>I'd be willing to help in any way also (phone calls, invites or any artistic things) - whatever!!!<P>AngelaN

03-25-2000, 10:38 AM
I wouldn't be able to go :( I guess it's because I'm still too young (I'll only be 18 when and if the convention happens) and my parents would never let me travel from PA to TN by myself.N

03-25-2000, 11:31 AM
Count me in on this one, August 2001 ideal plenty of time to save, and schools out over here so I won't be working.<BR>It would be great to meet you all.<P>NormaN

03-25-2000, 12:26 PM
Come on Shannon :D :D :D :D <P>When you are 18 you can take care of yourself :D :)<P>Your parents can't keep control over you the rest of their life :o<P>I would love to meet you, so if you don't come I have to stop by, by your place :D<P>BrianN

03-25-2000, 01:00 PM
Count me in! It sounds like a great plan. A few years ago, Debi B.(calendar gal) tried to get one going but it didn't pan out. Hope this time it works out. <P>Have aGarthriffic day,<BR>Elli :)N

03-25-2000, 01:57 PM
Hey all<P>I don't post much but I feel I have to.<P>I love the idea of Garth Friends coming together, but I have a few words of warning. Make it just that a Garth Fans thing. Don't go stressing yourselves out trying to find a way to get Garth there. I think it would be a great thing to video your good time, and share it with him. Next time my friends and I get together in the name of Garth, we plan on doing the same. Our goal is to have a good time, and get to know one another. That's the coolest part, the friends that this man and his music have brought together. The Premiere Party idea has been tossed about in other circles. and there are plans already being made for that.<P>Mel<P>N

03-25-2000, 02:49 PM
What "Premiere Party"? Premiere of <I>The Lamb</I>?<P>WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN, FOLKS!! This would be very cool!<P>Garth Always,<BR>DanielleN

03-25-2000, 02:50 PM
I'm In!<P>--spud--N

Lost 'n' Garth
03-25-2000, 04:53 PM
I'm there!! :) I had a great time at S.T. meeting some of the Pgers. This would be a great way for us all to get together and meet.<P>Cheri :)N

03-25-2000, 05:08 PM
*sob* :( :( :( :( <P>I'm not. :( I will still have one more year of school in 2001-2002, so I have to save all the money I can to finish my degree. :( :o <P>Erin :(N

03-25-2000, 05:09 PM
I'm in too, absolutely, it would be a blast. :)<P>LoriN

03-25-2000, 05:31 PM
I would be game on a convention, unless of course GB does do ST again that year. Unfrotunatly, I would only be able to afford one trip, and that would be it.<P><BR>Also, not to leave anyone out, but there seems to be quite a few of us that live in DE, PA, MD, and NJ.... we could all possibly meet somewhere in between before then.<P>TerriN

03-25-2000, 06:12 PM
Sounds like a great idea. I was thinking about going to Nashville next June for Fan Fair. Any interest in doing it around then instead of August?<P>PaulaN

03-25-2000, 08:33 PM
Mel - thanks. Nice to know.N

03-26-2000, 03:04 AM
Any time before August would kill my chances of getting there.<BR>Oh well...<P>BrianN

03-26-2000, 10:52 AM
Well it all sounds like a great idea and I hope you guys can figure something out and have a wonderful visit with each other. I wouldn't mind meeting some PGers but there is no way I would go all the way across the US by myself. I'm just not that type of person to go flying off to strange places by myself. I'm too quiet anyway, I would never be missed. *LOL* <BR>Great idea though, I hope it works out good for everyone that wants to go! :)<P>PaulaN

03-26-2000, 11:38 AM
Please please please please please please please please please please please please!!<P>Not before August!<P>PLEASE! :)<P>It seems like although some people prefer it earlier, <I>more</I> people (of those who have posted) want/need it to be in August. My biggest concern is that it's NOT in June!<P>I would really like people like Brian to be able to make it, though, our out-of-the-USA members are a big part of PG!<P>Garth Always,<BR>DanielleN

03-26-2000, 12:43 PM
Hey this is a "very cool" idea.Count me in.I have been wanting to visit Nashville for sometime now and this would be excellent to meet up with all of you at the same time.I am for August also.I loved meeting people at Spring Training so it would be really neat to have everyone in one place.N

Sarah in oz
03-26-2000, 01:33 PM
I love this idea, count me in. Having never been past NYC or LA, I'm eager to see more.<P>Sarah<BR>N

Garth Da Man
03-26-2000, 06:30 PM
Count me as being there!!! :)N

03-27-2000, 03:47 AM
WOW!! What a great response.<P>I'm so happy that so many are interested in going.<P>A few points....<P>I understand that money could be tight for some people and ST and the convention will be near impossible. Spring Training is in Feb and Mar so that's why I thought summer would be good. So for some people planning on going to ST still might have some time to save for a trip to Nashville.<P>I also thought August would be good (and actually i was thinking the first weekend in Aug) because it will still be warm and it would be a great way to end the summer. I'm going to have to say majority rules on this one and it seems Aug is the better time for most people. <P>The idea to go to Nashville is for the most obvious reason. That's the "home" to country music (and the fact Garth lives there...well). <P>Since we've had such a big response on this I will start looking into hotels etc to get an idea of a price. Believe me, money is an issue with me too so I'll try to find the best deal so it's not outragously expensive.<P>Any ideas are welcome please feel free to e-mail me at any time!<P>Thanks everyone!!!<P>KarinN

03-27-2000, 06:28 AM
I would love to attend a PG convention. I would love to Nashville. But, hopefully I won't have to wait till 2001 to go. Hmmm... I feel like going this week actually. LOL<P>Loni :)N

03-27-2000, 06:56 AM
My vote is still with August - apart from it being easier to get time off then, I'd rather we had a convention that didn't have to compete with some other big event.<P>And Loni, girl, I know *just* how you feel. Get the feeling something *wild* is about to happen?<P>Angela xN

03-27-2000, 07:05 AM
Count me in. Would love to meet everybody. Hope to get to Nashville this summer, but wouldn't mind going next summer too. :)<P>Lisa N

03-27-2000, 07:41 AM
<P> BigGfan4life,<P> Hey, have no fear, I will be traveling from<BR>PA to Nashville also. We could go together<BR>and perhaps other PGers from PA, Jersey, or<BR>NY. If we all went together you would not be traveling alone.<P> CR.N

03-27-2000, 07:48 AM
Karin,<P>You KNOW I'm game for Nashville ;-)<P>S.N

03-27-2000, 09:13 AM
How about our PG leaders contact GB Mgmt. and ask the time and place we could most likely get for Da Man to drop in? Looks he has his "retirement" a little booked-up.<BR>Donna W.N

03-27-2000, 09:55 AM
Karin- <BR>I didn't get to all the responses to this one, so I hope I'm not repeating.<BR>I used to be a travel agent, so I am kind of experienced in talking to people in the lodging industry about such a thing.<BR>I also have a friend who's parents lived in Nashville at one point and seem to have connections. (They get us tickets to the CMA rehearsals every year.) I also have a cousin that owns Houston's restuarants in Nashville (and other parts of the country).<P>Anyway, I think a convention is a neat idea.<BR>If I can help you out in any way, let me know.<BR>Catherine<BR>liquor@carol.netN

03-27-2000, 10:25 AM
Hi Again Garth Gang,<P>So far to date we have 34 people that said they were interested in doing a convention.<P>We have far more members than that?? Anyone else out there who would want to do this??<P>Thanks<BR>KarinN

03-27-2000, 04:30 PM
Sounds good to me if I can swing it<BR>and if it is in august before school<BR>starts I would love to take a trip to<BR>nashivlle.<P>Sheila :)N

03-27-2000, 11:55 PM
Maybe we should make a temporary "<B>PG Convention Forum</B>"<P>Brian :)N

03-28-2000, 12:46 AM
Very cool idea! Count me in. I live in PA so maybe some of us in this area could go together. We also need to get the word to Garth cause I think if he found out hed show up!!N

03-28-2000, 12:51 AM
Or post it on the front page of PG as news so that everyone can see - not to mention the GarthBox, H&V CG board, Chris Gaines Fans site, the Yahoo! clubs...<P>I don't mind putting a 'release' together on behalf of everyone who's interested to see how much more support could be picked up (maybe do it next week so there's time to check out all the sites on which to post - also, after Wed 29 I'm away from PG for a few days :( due to a trip). How many people would it take to make a convention anyway?<P>If I can help out in any way I'd be happy too (within limitations of me being in the UK)! This is a wonderful idea and I hope we can run with it.<P>Angela xN

03-28-2000, 01:33 AM
I <B>love</B> this idea! In fact, my birthday's August 15 so it'd be the best birthday celebration <B>I</B> could think of. And I love the idea, by the way, of including the <B>Touch Em' All</B> foundation in there. It would make the whole event that much more special. In any case, I'm in, definitely! PS If you look around you can find really reasonable airares to Nashville. You just have to really hunt around and then book it way ahead of time, if possible. Also, yeah I'd travel with anyone leaving from New York. I think it'd be fun! :)N

03-28-2000, 01:34 AM
I <B>love</B> this idea! In fact, my birthday's August 15 so it'd be the best birthday celebration <B>I</B> could think of. And I love the idea, by the way, of including the <B>Touch Em' All</B> foundation in there. It would make the whole event that much more special. In any case, I'm in, definitely! PS If you look around you can find really reasonable airares to Nashville. You just have to really hunt around and then book it way ahead of time, if possible. Also, yeah I'd travel with anyone leaving from New York. I think it'd be fun! :)N

03-28-2000, 04:28 AM
:) Hey, count <B>me</B> in! :)N

03-28-2000, 05:25 AM
I go to Tennessee every year, but never been to Nashvillie, and I would love too :) Count me in, too!N

03-28-2000, 10:37 AM
I've never been to Nashville...I'd love to go! ;) <P>JulieN

03-28-2000, 11:10 PM
<I>Am I going completely insane???</I><P>Wasn't this thread in the <B>Open Forum</B> yesterday???<P>I swear it was!!!<P>HELP!!<P>I just directed a billion people to the Open Forum for this thread. Now I get to go tell them I'm nuts.<P>Wasn't it?<P>Garth Always,<BR>Danielle<P>BTW- I think a PG Convention Forum would be a good idea, if it's okay with TPTB.N

03-28-2000, 11:31 PM
Danielle :)<P>Sorry, yu are going insane :o :o ;)<P>This has never been in the open forum :)<P>Maybe it has and then it was moved back, but not while I hahve been on-line ;)<P>BrianN

04-02-2000, 12:51 PM
So, what do you think, should we have little name tags that say our real name and screen name? Like<P>Hi! I'm Danielle, aka <B>Splitzer</B>!<P>or something? I know, corny, but they would be useful.<P>I also know I'm getting way ahead of myself here, but I was just thinking about it and figured it couldn't hurt to bring it up. :)<P>Garth Always,<BR>DanielleN

04-02-2000, 01:00 PM
My oh my am I having one heck of a blonde moment... I never even paid attention to this thread.... LOL.... I am in for the convention... If I can swing the airfare, etc.....mabye the Canadian PGers can form a caravan and drive to Nashville! LOL<P>Danielle, good idea on the nametags..... It'll be like a matching thing..... LOL :)<P>BarkleyN

04-02-2000, 06:20 PM
Yes i would be all for that...I think it wouldbe great for August..since it is our Anniversary..it would be agreat ann..present and we haven't been on a trip sooooooo ya lets do it...<BR>HI CanFanGarth1 that would be great idea..we all can meet all somehere and head out or if we don't do the driving bit we can at least plant to fly together and maybe even stay in the same hotel ect,... its cool with...WOW what a great idea :)<BR>N

04-02-2000, 07:11 PM
Count me in! I would love to go to Nashville and meet everyone. :D<P>Kathy77N

04-02-2000, 11:27 PM
Go to the <B>PG Convention (Is That Your Final Answer?)</B> thread to put your name down as an expected attendee. Karin is trying to get an appx headcount.<P>Thanks. :)<P>Garth Always,<BR>DanielleN