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#1 pony2112

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 04:37 PM

He wore a turban, and was always on the front row, did not see him this tour. Anyone know what happened to him?

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 05:38 PM

Don't recall seeing him at the shows I went to on the last couple tours. Saw him at both shows I went to on the Time Machine tour though.

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 05:39 PM

Was he a Sikh and therefore not middle eastern?

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 05:44 PM

View Postpony2112, on 09 August 2015 - 04:37 PM, said:

He wore a turban, and was always on the front row, did not see him this tour. Anyone know what happened to him?

If you're talking about who I think you're talking about, I met him in Vancouver.  He's part of this forum.

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 05:57 PM

View Postpony2112, on 09 August 2015 - 04:37 PM, said:

He wore a turban, and was always on the front row, did not see him this tour. Anyone know what happened to him?
I was told he's a friend of Alex's. He watched the show from FOH in Philly.

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 06:14 PM

I saw him in LA

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 08:31 PM

Saw him in Buffalo. He was in the front row on Geddy's side.

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 08:39 PM

View PostJosh Smith, on 09 August 2015 - 08:31 PM, said:

Saw him in Buffalo. He was in the front row on Geddy's side.

Totally missed him then. I was on the floor Geddy's side too but 30 rows back. Probably too many people in between to notice.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 02:18 PM

That's Farid.  An excellent gentleman, a doctor, and member of this board for ten years.  The band knows him very, very well, and usually nod a greeting his way during the opening song.  He sat next to me in Montreal this tour.  He also made it to the Lincoln show this tour, and I think a few more.  I first met him when he sold me a ticket to a DC-area show about 13 years ago.  We've sold one another front row tickets when we're blessed with such things ever since.  Not only was his face prominent on the fan pics behind the band during the second set, but Neil mentions him in one of his books, although not by name.  
A genuinely nice guy.  I'll miss seeing him at shows.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 06:02 PM

Yeah I just finished Roadshow a couple weeks ago (this was the book documenting the R30 tour) and Neil mentions him and makes a joke about a Sikh doctor. Although he doesnt claim to know him in the book but says he gave Gump some sticks to give to him. And says that he shows up to a lot of shows.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 06:07 PM

View Posttomhealey, on 10 August 2015 - 02:18 PM, said:

but Neil mentions him in one of his books, although not by name.  
A genuinely nice guy.  I'll miss seeing him at shows.
It went something like this...
"What kind of a doctor is he?"
"The kind who treats Sikh people"
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Roadshow
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OK Farid...c'mon out...let's get to know you. You're not a reclusive famous person are you?

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 06:49 PM

View Posttomhealey, on 10 August 2015 - 02:18 PM, said:

That's Farid.  An excellent gentleman, a doctor, and member of this board for ten years.  The band knows him very, very well, and usually nod a greeting his way during the opening song.  He sat next to me in Montreal this tour.  He also made it to the Lincoln show this tour, and I think a few more.  I first met him when he sold me a ticket to a DC-area show about 13 years ago.  We've sold one another front row tickets when we're blessed with such things ever since.  Not only was his face prominent on the fan pics behind the band during the second set, but Neil mentions him in one of his books, although not by name.  
A genuinely nice guy.  I'll miss seeing him at shows.

He introduced himself to me in Vancouver.  :hi:  He's a nice guy.


View PostTombstone Mountain, on 10 August 2015 - 06:07 PM, said:

OK Farid...c'mon out...let's get to know you. You're not a reclusive famous person are you?

I think you're being dragged out of the shadows now.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 06:55 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 10 August 2015 - 06:49 PM, said:

View Posttomhealey, on 10 August 2015 - 02:18 PM, said:

That's Farid.  An excellent gentleman, a doctor, and member of this board for ten years.  The band knows him very, very well, and usually nod a greeting his way during the opening song.  He sat next to me in Montreal this tour.  He also made it to the Lincoln show this tour, and I think a few more.  I first met him when he sold me a ticket to a DC-area show about 13 years ago.  We've sold one another front row tickets when we're blessed with such things ever since.  Not only was his face prominent on the fan pics behind the band during the second set, but Neil mentions him in one of his books, although not by name.  
A genuinely nice guy.  I'll miss seeing him at shows.

He introduced himself to me in Vancouver.  :hi:  He's a nice guy.


View PostTombstone Mountain, on 10 August 2015 - 06:07 PM, said:

OK Farid...c'mon out...let's get to know you. You're not a reclusive famous person are you?

I think you're being dragged out of the shadows now.
Yep...C'mon dude. Introduce thyself

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:23 PM

ok ok you got me I'm Farid.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 09:14 PM

Cripes you actually took me seriously.

You should know better. ;)

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 09:24 PM

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 10 August 2015 - 09:14 PM, said:

Cripes you actually took me seriously.

You should know better. ;)

Nobody gets taken seriously here until they reach 2112 posts.

Edited by J2112YYZ, 10 August 2015 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 10:07 PM

I've never met this man, but during one of the between song fan photo montages, there was a guy in a turban, can't remember between which two songs. Was it him perhaps?

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:17 AM

Thanks for the replies, I did meet him in Dallas a few tours ago.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:55 AM

View PostSokkamom, on 10 August 2015 - 10:07 PM, said:

I've never met this man, but during one of the between song fan photo montages, there was a guy in a turban, can't remember between which two songs. Was it him perhaps?


Nah I know who you are talking about but he seems much younger than this guy. I think that capture was taken from one of the Toronto shows on the CA tour. He was another guy middle eastern who was front row.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 11:24 AM

Interesting...never seen him or heard of him until this. I think it really speaks to the loyalty of this fanbase that we start to know and recognize faces at concerts throughout the years.



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