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Posted: 20 Apr 08, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://WWW.QUEENBREAKTHRU.COM

Hello all you rock and rollers!

Join us at the biggest North American Queen Fan convention of the year! The party is back in Detroit (aka 'DEAK-troit'!) and goes from July 25-27, 2008. Breakthru promises to give you what you want: nothing but QUEEN!

Here's a little idea of what you can expect:

* Live performance by the amazing Rock ala Carte! They're taking song requests online now! Visit them at: http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecomrockalacarte
* Recorded band greeting!
* Marketplace/Swap Meet with hard to find and one of a kind Queen treasures!
* Trivia, games, and prizes!
* Fancy Dress Costume Contest! We're having a Freddie inspired 'Crazy Hat Party'!
* Charity raffle and auction!
* Evening dinner Buffet!
* Friday and Saturday night DJ disco and dancing!

Everyone is welcome from all over the world! We've already got fans coming from the UK and Europe! ...Join us!

For all the details including registration forms (deadline to register is June 15th!!), hotel and airport info, pictures, mailing list links, information on the charity we are fundraising for, and more, please visit: http://WWW.QUEENBREAKTHRU.COM

See you all in DEAK-troit Rock City in July!

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Posted: 20 Apr 08, 00:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

May I suggest Myrtle Beach for next year, and everybody can go visit the Hard Rock Park.

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Posted: 20 Apr 08, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

May I suggest Myrtle Beach for next year, and everybody can go visit the Hard Rock Park.


I like it! I think I read that they do a fireworks display along to "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the park!

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Posted: 20 Apr 08, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ElleInnuendo wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

May I suggest Myrtle Beach for next year, and everybody can go visit the Hard Rock Park.


I like it! I think I read that they do a fireworks display along to "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the park!

They do. I've seen it every night I've been there and it's pretty cool. Although personally, I think they tinker with the song too much, adding in phasers and other effects.

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Posted: 20 Apr 08, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


They do. I've seen it every night I've been there and it's pretty cool. Although personally, I think they tinker with the song too much, adding in phasers and other effects.


Is it just the music or do they include the lyrics too?

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Posted: 20 Apr 08, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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josedequeso wrote:

They do. I've seen it every night I've been there and it's pretty cool. Although personally, I think they tinker with the song too much, adding in phasers and other effects.


Is it just the music or do they include the lyrics too?

They do the whole song, lyrics and all, plus the first couple bars of We Will Rock You to signal that the show is about to start. They run rehearsals of it before the park opens to the public and it gets a bit old listening to BoRap on a continuous loop. :P

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Posted: 21 Apr 08, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

we actually talked to myrtle beach two years ago

they contacted us...well the convention bureau did

was a bit expensive and for those using airplanes it would have been more expensive also

the other problem of course is the size of the convention--even with HRP there now, people will come up with all kind of reasons why they cant make and support it....

that being said I am...
very grateful to those who do support and attend Breakthru -the amount of money raised for charity with such a small group is truly amazing...and it really is a fun weekend....





i got a way with the boys on my block.. :-)

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Posted: 21 Apr 08, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iron eagle wrote:

was a bit expensive and for those using airplanes it would have been more expensive also

the other problem of course is the size of the convention--even with HRP there now, people will come up with all kind of reasons why they cant make and support it....


Whenever I price flights, it's always cheaper to fly from Myrtle Beach to somewhere like Detroit, for example. It's probably because of the golf. It would be over $300 a ticket for us to fly from Columbia to Detroit but its only in the low 200's to fly from Myrtle Beach. (I checked the prices, cause I was thinking of going to Breakthru.)

Also, with the convention being in Myrtle Beach, people could make more of a vacation out of it. It's expensive (to me anyway) to fly 2 people somewhere for just a weekend, but conventioners could make it into a fun week long trip, if they wanted.

If y'all were contacted by the Myrtle Beach convention center, I have no doubt that they are waaaay overpriced. I'm sure Pieter has an idea how much they charge, cause he goes there every year for work. There are probably cheaper alternatives at some of the oceanfront hotels, than the convention center. As far as a tribute band goes, there was one that played the House of Blues last year. Something like that could be worked out.

Come to SC! We have "Smiling faces, beautiful places!" ;-)

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Posted: 21 Apr 08, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I'm coming from the San Francisco area and it costs a pretty penny to fly just about any where...

But... It's worth it to me to be surrounded by Queen 24/7 with my friends! I can't wait for BT... I'm planning what to do for the Crazy Hat contest!

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Posted: 25 Apr 08, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

josedequeso wrote:

ElleInnuendo wrote:

josedequeso wrote:

They do. I've seen it every night I've been there and it's pretty cool. Although personally, I think they tinker with the song too much, adding in phasers and other effects.


Is it just the music or do they include the lyrics too?

They do the whole song, lyrics and all, plus the first couple bars of We Will Rock You to signal that the show is about to start. They run rehearsals of it before the park opens to the public and it gets a bit old listening to BoRap on a continuous loop. :P


Well it's cool they include Queen though!

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Posted: 29 May 08, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Deadline to register is coming soon! See www.queenbreakthru.com for the details!

Don't miss out!

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Posted: 02 Jul 08, 19:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Less than a month to go! :)

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Posted: 07 Jul 08, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will be there in "DEAK-Troit" at the Deaconcratic Rally to support our canidate for President, Sir JOHN DEACON.

Hope to see ya'all there......

Come just for the Band, "Rock aLa Carte" as there is no finer cover band on these shores then these lads. You WILL NOT be dissapointed with them! They play all the rare stuff you ALWAYS WANTED TO HEAR LIVE ( and then some..) plus the usual favourites.

Trust me, it is worth the trip just for them.