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 It's It's really interesting to hear the lengths we all go to meet 3eb, so for all your hard work SHARE the secret to your success!

If you have met Stephan and/or 3eb and wanna share your story, please do! 

I am now letting fans post their stories in a special section on the message board, so go here.

Submissions below are super old.

From newest to oldest submissions...


FirstName: Andrew Jacobs
Email: jakeobs@hotmail.com
Date: 5/6/01
City: Irvine
State: CA

Story:

I met Stephan and the rest of 3EB at the Star 98.7 FM Fan Nation Festival at Verixon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA on May 6th, 2001. Everyone who went to this thing had the opportunity to meet 3EB and 5 of the other bands who played. Anyway, when I finally made it up to where Stephan was sitting, I pulled up my shirt sleeve to show him my big 6 flower collage tattoo with the words PUT THE PAST AWAY done in a scroll/banner below it. Stephan couldn't believe it! He yelled out, "OH MY GOD!!!". I wasn't expecting him to be that surprised but I found out from him later that he'd never seen any 3EB tattoos with song lyrics. Needless to say, he thought it was totally cool and he suggested I get a picture up on this website, which I plan to do very soon. One of 3EB's photographers asked if he could take some pictures of it and I gladly let him. By the way, anyone reading this who took pictures of me with 3EB showing off my tattoo, please email me as I would love to see the pictures! 


FirstName: Joanna Obertubesing
Email: namaka22@msn.com
Date: Dec.6,2000
City: New York City
State: NY

Story:

I HAVE ALREADY LEFT THIS ON THE BOARD BUT I STILL CANT GET OVER THE FACT THAT I HAD MET THEM!! i DROVE FOUR AND A HALF HOURS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO GO TO NEW YORK CITY. ON THE HOWARD STERN SHOW THE BOYS WERE ON!! I WAITED FOR HOURS FOR THEM TO SHOW UP AND BEG THE MAN AT THE DOOR TO LET ME IN! AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED I ATTACKED THEM WITH PICTURES ( AND YES, I WAS SO NERVOUS I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO SAY BUT "CAN I TAKE YOUR PICTURE" STEPHAN LOOKED AT ME AND SAID YEAH, SURE" HE PUT HIS ARM AROUND ME AND MY SISTER TOOK A SHOT! AHHH! I WAS IN HEAVEN!! THEN AFTER THEY WENT UP STAIRS I WAITED AND WAITED AND THEN THE DOORMAN SAID " YOU CAN GO UP NOW" HUH! OK, SO I HAULED ASS UPSTAIRS AND TALKED WITH KC- FROM HOWARD STERN SHOW...AND WAITED IN A ROOM WITH TWO CHAIRS AND TONS OF TAPES AND THEN THEY CALLED ME IN..I THOUGHT I WAS JUST GONNA GET AN AUTOGRAPH UNTIL I WALKED THREW THE DOOR AND THERE THEY WERE. STAIRING AT ME! AHHH! STEPHAN SAID I HAVE SUCH NICE SHINEY HEALTHY HAIR(HEY THANKS BY THE WAY!) I TALKED WITH THEM FOR A BIT..WAS TOO NERVOUS TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS AND THEN THEY PLAYED "JUMPER" AHHH!! I WAS IN TEARS. YEAH THAT MAY SOUND CORNY BUT HEY- I WAS SO HAPPY. I ALWAYS SAID TO MY FRIENDS " SOMEDAY IM GONNA MEET STEPHAN AND SMELL HIM" YEAH ID LIKE TO DO MORE THAN THAT BUT I WONT GO THERE NOW. ANYHOO! AT THE END OF THE SHOW STEPHAN GAVE ME THEW LYRIC SHEET AND HE SIGNED IT AND GAVE NE HIS GUITAR PICK. AS HE WAS SIGNING THE SHEET I SMELLED HIM. I SOUND CRAZY HUH..WELL I AM! ANYWAY I TOLD HIM THAT I HAD ABOUT A HOUR OF SLEEP AND SHOWERED IN A HURRY JUST SO I COULD COME DOWN AND TRY TO MEET HIM. THEN HE TOLD ME THAT HE DIDNT EVEN SHOWER-UHH GROSS! SO I CRACKED A JOKE AND I MADE HIM LAUGH. ROBIN LAUGHED TOO..BUT I WAS IN SUCH SHOCK..I MADE HIM LAUGH!! THAT WAS SO..I CANT EVEN DESCRIBE IT. I WANTED TO MEET IN FOR SO LONG. I LOVE 3EB! IT WAS TOTALLY A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME. I KNOW THAT YOU SAID THAT ITS NOT HARD TO MEET THEM. BUT I LIVE IN UPSTAE NEW YORK AND ITS HARD TO MEET THEM WHEN YOU CAN HARDLY EVER SEE THEM. 


FirstName: Tyler Parkinson
Email: tylerparkinson@hotmail.com
Date: August 2000
City: Mesa
State: AZ

Story:

My roommates and I got tickets to the show at Mesa Amphitheatre. We saw them at celebrity theatre earlier in the year, and we wanted better seats. So we showed up pretty much 5 hours before the concert. We ended up standing up against the gate in the very front row. Before the concert started, I told my roommates I was going to get a pick that night. Sure enough, after How's It Gonna Be, Jenkins chucked his pick and I snatched it up. The concert rocked, and I didn't think it could get any better. As we were leaving, our clothes drenched with sweat, me thinking this was the greatest time ever, a woman approached us. She took me aside and said, "I saw you singing every word of every song, and singing your guts out. Do you want to meet the band?" I said no. Ha, just kidding. She took me and all of my friends, and these 2 random girls we met, and we all got to meet the band. The lady took me up to Jenkins, and said, "This kid sang every word of every song Stephen." And he was like, "Cool." Then, like a moron, I said, "Mr. Jenkins." and he was like, "Dude, you don't have to call me Mr. Jenkins." So then I told him what I've always wanted to tell him. "You guys, 3eb, you guys are my Led Zeplin. My dad had Led Zeplin when he was a kid, that's his band. You guys are my Led Zeplin." And Jenkins said, cool as ever, "That's the coolest thing anyone has every said to me." Then he signed my ticket with a pen that didn't work, and he took off. It was pretty much the single greatest concert of all time. Thank you 3eb for the music, the shows, everything. And thanks to the tour manager that took us back stage, she is one sweet lady.

Tyler Parkinson, 20
Tempe, AZ


FirstName: Johanna 
Email: BushFairy@aol.com
Date: 3/22/00
City: Cincinnati
State: OH

Story:

Okay...I left to go to the stage doors during "God Of Wine" Since they usually play that song last. Waited waited waited and finally they came out....Tony first but I will skip to Stephan since this is stephanjenkins.com. I asked Stephan if he still had the book of parodies Caroline (the 3eb parody webpage mistress) had given him and he said "You're the parody girl?" and I said "Not exactly, but I did write "masterbate"..then he said something about masterbation always being a good thing. Stephan then asked me my name and I told him but he pronouced it wrong so I had to correct him. Then he was talking about how that night was one of the first nights for them to play "Ode to Maybe" live and he asked how I thought they did. I said that they were awesome (of course). I told him I was one of the few people there (it seemed like) that new the words to "Slow Motion". I then asked him about the EP and he said that it was still titled black (though I don't think it's still being refered to as that). I mentioned something about the internet and Stephan told me all about the "On the Road" thing they have on their website...and about how they had been editing the video for "10 days late" in the tour bus earlier. Stephan was still signing autographs and stuff and talking to me at the same time. Eventually he had to stop talking to me but said "It was nice talking to you Johanna". It was sweet that he had remembered my name. He signed a few things for me also. He was sweet and I can't believe he was interested in talking to me for that long. Stephan rocks!!!


FirstName: Rebecca Vickers
Email: xena1982@hotmail.com
Date: 11/3/00
City: Dallas
State: TX

Story:

Well it was a free concert with the Wallflowers.If you bought a cell phone you got blue tickets which guaranteed you seats within the first 10 rows.Well my bf bought one and we ended up getting 4.So my sisters Girlfrend and I got up at 5:00 the morning of the concert to trade in our vouchers.We had to sit outside when it was raining untill 10:00am when it opened.The whole time they were talking about they would be giving out meet and greet passes.So after we finaly got out tickets that ended up being 3rd row we decided to hang out and try to win.The test was who ever could write legably and correctly the words to semi charmed kinda life won.So we heard that and took off running to her car.Luckily she had the song book.We wrote so fast and ran back up there,I was shaking the whole time they were reading it.The lady shhok her head and I screamed.I was so excited.It was the first time I had ever been to a 3eb concert and I got to meet him.We got our pictures made with the band and I would look at Stephan every time I looked at him he would look.I was staring:)The bassest kept his hand on my back for the picture and Stephan put his on my back to lead me where to stand.I almost died.My bf was mad b/c I kept on fixing my makeup and making sure I looked good.It was the best night.I would love to meet him over and over again and get to know them.It was a great concert and I can't wait for them to come back.Maybe I will get lucky and meet them again.


FirstName: mark galli
Email: mark_galli@hotmail.com
Date: 1-31-01
City: san francisco
State: CA

Story:

I saw Stephan last night outside of a building on Mission Street.There was a beautiful tall blond girl sitting on a beige motorcycle holding him and kissing and laughing.I thought for sure it was Charlize but it wasn't.This girl looked like somebody I have seen in a magazine or a movie but I could not identify her.Me and my friends drove by slowly and I think he saw us staring so they both went inside.We found out later that the building is their recording studio.


FirstName: Kate 
Email: KT629@aol.com
Date: 08/08/00
City: Christiana
State: DE

Story:

My best friend were just up for an ordinary trip to the mall...boy did we get a surprise!! We walked in a saw all this commotion at "The Wall". We saw a 3eb sign and kidding around I said "that'd be cool if they were here"! I asked this lady what was going on, and she said "oh 3eb is signing autographs" The line was soooo long. We decided to walk around a bit until the line got shorter. When we went back the line was very short but we also found out that the line was cut off and nobody was to get in. I was devastated of course, so my friend and I decided we HAD to get in that line. We asked a security guy if we could and he said "you have to ask him" and pointed to some dork in a suit. So my friend went over and asked, and made up this whole big story. Now don't get me wrong I love 3eb alot, but they're my not my fave group in the world or anything. Well.. she told the guy that they have inspired me to write music and I would just die inside if I didn't meet them. So then i fell to the ground and busted out in tears. Of course we knew this guy had to have a soft spot and he did! He let us in. When we got up there I didn't know what to do with myself! I said nothing and just shook really bad. Arion kinda laughed at me and told me not to pass out. They signed my paper and I just went on my way. Well, after they left for a concert they were doing I went back in. I saw cups near the chairs they were sitting in, and said to myself hmm. I saw some lady cleaning up and i just simply said "excuse me miss" and as i looked at the cup she knew I wanted it. She just said "you don't really want that do ya?" But of course I did. So instead of taking a water bottle I went for a coffee cup. I went out of the store and told my friend what I got..she asked "who's is it?" Hmmm I didn't know!!! So i went back in and asked the same lady that let me take the cup. She said that Stephan was the only one that drank coffee so it must be his. AGGHHHH! So I have stephan's coffee cup!! That to me is totally awesome. I will never forget mee


FirstName: Erin Johnson
Email: iceprincess726@hotmail.com
Date: January 26-2001
City: Temperance
State: MI

Story:

So my story is way different from any of the other ones.I bought both of thier cd's just for the heck of it cuz I thought they were a good band.I work at the Toledo Zoo and we have a lot of big bands play in the amphitheatre.This past summer I heard Third Eye Blind was going so I figured I would get tix.When the big day came I ended up working earlier in the morning and around 12 pm the prop trucks were pulling into the place where they pull in,which is right outside where I work so I got to see the band before the concert.so I met them on my break when they were sitting around eating.Come to find out,the zoo lets employees into all concerts free so I gave the tix to a friend later that day.I got first row seats because I had my uniform on and I was allowed to go anywhere with that.Then after the concert my friend and I(who also works there)went backstage and no one asked us any questions because we looked like we were working.So 3eb gave us a personal tour of the bus and we got to have dinner with them backstage after the show.I had to laugh when I saw all the people outside the gates crying to get in and my friend and I just walking anywhere and everywhere.Third Eye Blind were so sweet and we got a lot of good memories.Lions and Tigers and Third Eye Bears!-Erin-"ZOOBABY"


FirstName: Lisa Matley
Email: Iradel20@aol.com
Date: 1/22/01
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI

Story:

Wow- there are a LOT of stories here. Well- here's mine! I've seen 3EB in concert twice- both at excellent venues I might add. The first time I saw them- they came to Eastern Michigan University (where I go to school) and played in the main auditorium...performing on the very same stage that I do in the Orchestra! Anyway- that's not my story. My second concert was at the State Theatre in Detroit (a GREAT place for concerts- very intimate). My best friend had bought us tickets as a birthday present for me. The concert was ON my birthday- so I decided to make it my mission to get on stage and/or meet Stephan specifically. So- I got all decked out (well, kinda) and decided to write "it's my birthday" on my chest (no- not across my boobs). Our tickets ended up being in the balcony so I was pissed I couldn't even TRY to get on stage- then sure enough Stephen performed a song about 4 rows away in the balcony!! I totally surprised myself by almost bursting into tears! He's so amazing! Anyway- we decided to beat it out of there and wait outside (in the freezing rain) to get autographs. While we waited we took pictures with the guys from Tonic.
Finally the band came out- and we were right up againstthe fence- one of the first people they could see. Well- instead of telling them everything I was thinking- I kinda froze and got really shy. Tony came up and signed my sticker and said, "It's you're birthday? Happy Birthday!" AND GAVE ME A BEADED BRACELET HE'D BEEN WEARING! I was so shocked! I waited for Stephen to finish signing for the people infront of me. When he got to me, he looked at me and said, "Oh my God it's your birthday? WEll, Happy Birthday!" AND GAVE ME A BIG HUG! All these girls were so jealous-one of them even accused me of lying about my birthday! (which I hadn't)
Special Note: There was this totally trampy looking girl next to me who could barely breathe who begged Stephen to let her kiss him...you know what he said? "Come on- you know I have a girlfriend". I tried so hard not to laugh! It was the best birthday I've ever had!


FirstName: Tanya Bower
Email:     bowertl9@juniata.edu
Date:      8/1/00
City:      Montage Mountain
State:     PA

Story:

So my sister, roomate and I decided to go to the 3eb concert at the last minute...why i dont know because we're third eye blind freaks, but anyway we found out the guys were doing a signing at the local mall there. We almost didnt make it, we couldnt find the mall and it was raining like hell that day. When we got there we thought we were gonna miss it because it was really late but luckily we didnt, but we were at the end of the line practically. anyway i was frantically taking pictures and thinking of what to say while in line...so when it came to our turn i remained composure somehow. they all signed my cd and were really nice. i asked stephan if they were gonna play slow motion, he said he wasnt sure. He also had just gotten his hair cut short again and i love it short so i had to comment... I said, Hey i really like your hair, did you just have it cut? He said yeah, you really like it? its not to short? (simultaniously rubbing his head) Yeah i answered while reaching over practically in extacy and rubbed his head. It was great. I also saw Stephan up really close at the B94 concert in Pittsburg being interviewed by some guy...I heard him saying he's kinda embarrassed but he likes DMX (he yelled DMX really loud) thought that was kinda interesting...thats my stephan story... they rock


FirstName: Chuck Shermer
Email:     Bophus5@hotmail.com
Date:      11-4-98
City:      Bethlahem
State:     PA

Story:

     A bunch of us were at a 3eb concert that a local radio station was promoting "wzzo" and they said they were having a contest for two back stage passes for the person who made the best 3eb banned.  When we got to the concert there were hundreds of people who had made signs, most of them out of posterboard and glittler and markers.  My banner that I took five days off of work to create was on a queen size sheet and was painted on.  Everything on the banner was perfect from the 3eb symbol to the eve6 symbol, including the fly.  I also put the wzzo and mtv logo's on the sheet, because they were sponsoring the concert.  When my group showed off the banner outside people litterally started throwing there little five minute posters away.  Wzzo said that my banner was deffinantly the winner and told me to meet them at the back stage entrance after the show. During the show, after everyone who really are'nt fans left, 3eb came out to do two more songs.  There was only about one hundred people left in the arena and stephan pointed to us several time and gave us the thumbs up.  That had made my day but i still had two backstage passes to get.  After the show was tottally over i went to the back stage entrance to get the passes.  The jerks at the gate had given them to two teenage girls who said they were really big fans of the band.  I was pissed so i started to argue with the security guards and then the promoters.  The tour manager heard what what was going on and came over to tell me to leave.  We then got into a big arguement and proceeded to tell me that 3eb doesn't care about the fans and they wouldn't like to see my "stupid fucking poster anyway."  He then told me he was going to personally kick my ass and he would see me when i got out of the hospital.  You know what the guy looks like, fat, balding, and an overall dork.  So i told him to bring it on and we will see who will end up in the hospital.  After about ten minutes of this he finally saw my point of view.  He finally let me, my brother and one of my friends go back.  We waited here for about an hour till they (3eb) were ready to come out.  The tour manager went and told them that we were waiting to see them and when they came out Stephan came and talked to us first, i was in shock.  Then Arion, Brad, and the late great Kevin.  We got our pictures taken with them right away and then had our banner siged by all the members of the band and hung
out with them for a while.  It was so cool. I could have dies then and been happy.  We say them again a few months later and Arion remembered who we were, no one else, just Arion.  He stayed and talked to us after the last show for about an hour and a half.  He would go and sign and take pics, but he always came back to us and we talked about music and our band.  He just wanted to know about us because we alreasdy know everything about him.  If you ever get a chance talk to Arion he is the coolest, most laied back of them all.  He is just real.  if you have any moe questions about my experiences just ask.


FirstName: Lisa O'Dell
Email:     Lisam8201@aol.com
Date:      7-00
City:      Clarkston
State:     MI

Story:

I Went to the concert with bad tickets, annway I Was seated in the lawn. Little did I know Stephan rushed to the center of the lawn during a song. I ran to see him and was right next to him, I Just stared at him forever, and the I touched his pants. So then I got out my camera and took a picture of him, I blinded him with my flash, I think he was pissed about it because he looked really annoyed. HE was wearin a guns and roses tee shirt which I though was really cool. My friends who worked at Pineknob (which is the place the concert was at.) gave me backstage passes, I was really exited. I Went backstage and they were ready to leave. I said hi to Stephan and he smiled at me and walked away. I don't think he reconized me from taking his picture. HE was so cute and his eyes are amazing. I love him!!!!!!!!


FirstName: Natalie
Email:     limpbizkit_92@hotmail.com
Date:      12/17/00
City:      Seattle
State:     WA

Story:

I was leaving because I was tired and had already seen 3EB in concert before so I was heading out and they were just heading in the doors and they signed an autograph for some chick (and me being blonde forgot to bring pen and paper) well I angelically said to Stehphan "Hey i Know you want to say HI to me" and then he replied "You know what I do want to say Hi to you, HI" I was like sweet. And guess what I was wearing jeans and a T-shirt. That just goes to show you dont have to dress like a Skank to get someone famous to notice you. Thanks for your time.


FirstName: Danny Askini-Goodwin
Email:     bxf20@po.cwru.edu
Date:      12-12-2000
City:      Portland
State:     ME

Story:

Hi Jen and Everyone!
    I met Stephan and Aaron last Tuesday in Portland, Maine. They played at a varity concert "the Q-Bash". I had managed to get 7th row tickets, but decided there was no way I was going to settle for that far back.  I saw an old friend (whom I haven't seen for 3 years) and she was front row, so of course I fanagled my way past the back water security.  So for all 50 mins of 3eb I was front row (pictures to come).  Then.. I rushed outside, by the tour busses and met up with these 3 kids from Bedford, NH Mitch, Jill, and Allie.(who met Jen at the Becks San Fran. Concert).  We when around the side of the Civic Center to the stage exit door.  As people left we went through the locked doors.  These kids were rocked, they had a sign "Jenkins Rd." Which Stephan was throughly impressed with (as was I). We saw the band walk back into the "Back Stage" room to meet with contest winners. The four of us said Hi.. Ten minutes later Stephan came out and said hi, and slapped his signature on the street sign.  It was incredible, I couldn't believe after 4 years of following 3eb that Stephan was standing in front of us.  It was great.  But, as could be expected he had to run.  He didn't sound like he felt well. Hope he felt better by New York.
That's my "I MET STEPHAN" Story.  I didn't take pics back stage (As I've read that Stephan doesn't like his picture taken.) But I'll send Jen the Front Row Pics to post.  Peace ya'all..
-Danny


FirstName: everett babcock
Email:     babcocev@shu.edu
City:      new york city
State:     NY

Comments Or Questions:

on 11-20-00 i was with two friends walking around in soho doing a little shopping when i walked passed two people with their back to me.  i thought nothing of it until i heard him say something to the vender on the street.  i looked back and it looked like stephan but i thought it couldn't be.  so i looked again and then he over heard us talking to each other trying to decide if it was him or not.  then he came over to us and sure enough it was him.  he was great he stopped and took five minutes to chat with us.  i was in such shock i did not know what to say other than "you are awesome".  then he continued on his way.   looking back i wish i had gotten an autograph or picture with him but at the time i did not want to bother him, he was out doing his thing.  i found it funny how he casually cusses, just the way he says it and the look on his face is a little different than most others.   anyways stephan is totally cool with his fans and his band rocks.


FirstName: Tim Schwering

Email: tschweri@indiana.edi

City: West Lafayette

State: IN

Comments Or Questions:

I had been to a 3eb concert before, (my freshman year at Indiana University, when they were with eve6 on the bonfire tour), but I met Stephan and 3eb after a concert at the rival school, Purdue, on Saturday, March 25, 2000. A friend and I waited after the concert by the tour buses for a little over 2 hours and it was freezing but well worth it. I talked to Arion about how funny the TV show Lavern & Shirley was, and i talked to Brad for a short bit about the Bonfire Tour. I talked to Tony about some alternate tunings. As Stephan worked his way down the line of about 50 people, I tried to think of something to ask him so I could carry on a conversation with him beyond a autograph, so i asked him about one of my favorite songs, "Horror Show" and he told me what influenced the song. We talked for almost 5 minutes which was cool. By the way, "Horror Show" was greatly influenced by Lou Reed on heroine, so I've heard,...


FirstName: Tom Zmyslo
Email:     machina25@hotmail.com
City:      Fort Wayne
State:     IN

Comments Or Questions:

It was July 23rd of 2000 and me and my best friend, whose name is Tom as well, went to see 3eb on their Red Summer Sun Tour.  The show was amazing and full of energy.  Then after the show we purchased our t-shirts and headed outside.  We went around the back of the Colesium where they played and after a couple minutes Tony came out and shook our hands and signed a few autographs but everybody was really thirsty for Stephan to come out.  Then a garage door opened to our left and this navy limo pulled out.  The back window was half-way down and I could see Stephan in the back.  The limo pulled out on to the busy road and eventually got stopped at a red light about 100+ yards away from us.  So I just took off.  I went across a parking lot for the venue employees and then a huge field of grass in front of the venue until I finally made it to the road and the limo.  It must have been the adrenaline that got me there so fast.  I startled him a little at first being I showed up so abruptly but he graced with a kind handshake and asked me if I enjoyed the show and I said, "Man, it ROCKED!!" and he was glad to hear it.  Then the light turned green and he drove off in to the nite.  By that time Tom showed up and I told him what happened and he was amazed.  But then the adreneline rush was gone and I was so drained I just fell down. 


FirstName: Mary-Catherine Wheeler

Email: maryc1018@aol.com

City: Myrtle Beach

State: SC

Comments Or Questions:

I met Stephan two years ago at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. After I took a week off of work and drove eight hours to see them, I got hurt during the show. I refused to get medical attention because I didn't want to lose my front row spot that I baked in the sun for five hours to get. After the show my friend and I wanted to go see the buses. We went to the back of the building and there was Kevin just standing there. I had made friends with a lot of the security during the show so they let me talk to him. Next thing I know all the guys are out there and Stephan remembered me getting hurt. (He stopped the show to ask everyone to not be so rough when I got hurt.) Everyone was so nice to me. I will never forget that night!


FirstName: Beth Ann Dunbar

Email: dunbarbad@aol.com

City: Greenwood

State: IN

Comments Or Questions:

Well, have met him a couple of times & he is always very nice & polite when he chooses to make an appearance at the landing parties. My bestest friend Debi who is ill with many problems, some she was born with, others resulting from car wrecks (she wasn't driving) anyway she was born with Spina Bifida, has an inoperable brain tumor with a shunt from her brain that goes all the way down into her abdomen, traumatic brain injury, and too much more to list. Well, there are medical records, prescriptions, doctor & hospital bills and records readily available for anyone who wants or needs to see them. Because I contacted Elektra Records and told them my story, we were given landing party passes for a RSS concert in Indy. We brought the medical records and everything else we could think of in case someone questioned us. Because this was such a special night for Debi, she was all dressed up, knock down great looking, she's a very pretty lady to begin with. At the landing party, all th!

e guys were very nice, signing things for us, getting pictures taken etc. Several times Stephan asked Debi if he could get her a beverage. (his words!) However, not to be a grumpy butt, we were so impressed and grateful for our opportunity that we decided to spend some $ and bought all the guys a shirt (nice ones) & for Arion's b-day Debi had special crystal necklaces handmade for him, then we spent lots more $ and flew to Vegas to catch the last RSS concert and give them their gifts. Well, all the guys were very nice again, however after we returned home, Debi had received an email from Arion questioning her health problems, stating that he hoped we hadn't lied about them to get free tix. Well, they did have tickets for us at the Indy concert, but we had already bought our own and sat in the seats we paid for. We have paid for every ticket of every concert we have attended. Not to mention buying bunches of t-shirts & souvenirs. And don't forget the airfare & hotel rooms for Vegas, all paid by us.


FirstName: Michelle Martinez
Email:     Honey0522
City:      Tucson
State:     AZ

Comments Or Questions:

I heard about a contest at a local radio station and it was called "Freak show Friday" and the point was to do the craziest thing and you would win front row seats and backstage passes.  Seeing how 3eb is my favorite band of all time I had to do it so I called in and said I would eat bugs.  So, the next day I went down and ended uo eating 73 live worms.  I won!  The next night my best friend and I went down and she told everyone there what I had done and the guards thought it was the craziest thing.  Then we went to go meet Stacia so she she could take us backstage and she told me that she had told the guys about me and they wanted to know who I was.  So when theywere going around she came up behind me and told Stephan that I was the girl who ate the worms.  It was so amazing he gave me a huge hug and told me he would not forget what I had done.  They all took pictures with me.  After Arion and Brad finished signing autographs they came and talked to me.  They were completely awesome.  When Stephan asked me what it was like eating them all I could say was that it was worth it.  During the concert Stephan waved to me during my favorite song and threw me his pick.  Arion came over and said hi to Stephanie, who is like his biggest fan, from stage and she just about passed out.  It was one of the best nights of my life.  3EB is the BEST!  Since then they have mentioned me in a few interviews as one of their craziest fans.


FirstName: cheryl
Email:     chewill@whoever.com
City:      garland
State:     TX

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omg i went to the show at reunion arena.. we were on the lower balcony, front row! rite by the stage.. when stephan was coming into the audience to do jumper, he passed rite by us and reached out his hand and my friend helped him down..i got to touch him and i just about died. reading these other stories makes me think it wasnt that great omg i would die if i actually met him.. i got pix of him passing by, and when he was on the side of the stage.. eventually he had to go back to the stage so i got to touch him again. ahhhh.. he is so beautiful, i loved that top hat!!! i cant wait till they come back to dallas!


FirstName: Mercedes Monsanto
Email:     mercedesmonsanto@hotmail.com
City:      Dallas
State:     TX

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I met Stephan and the band the night they opened for the Wallflowers at the Reunion Arena...and it was the best night of my life!!!
I drove all the way from Houston just to meet him. When me and my friend finally got to the Reunion arena, where we had to exchnage the tickets, the line was HUGE.
The show started at eight on the dot and they rocked!! It was awesome, they played great and Stephan looked gorgeous
After they were done playing, we went to the back where the lomos were parked and waited for about an hour and a half, until finally Stephan came out!!!
I was freaking out, and when it was my turn to talk to him the only thing I managed to say was "you are wonderful", which was stupid now that I think about it, that's something his garnma might tell him.
Anyway, he came back after he was done with all the other people that were waiting for him and I asked him for a hug!!! It was the best hug, I know that a hug is just a hug, but this was THE hug.
After that Brad came out and we talked to him for like ten seconds and that was it, I know Tony was on the other side, but I didn't get to see him, and Arion came out when they were about to leave.
They all are super nice, especially Stephen and Brad.
All I know is that everything about that night meant the world to me...they rock!!


 

FirstName: Natalie Smock
Email:     nattie3eb@aol.com
City:      Dallas
State:     TX

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Hello Y'all, (kinda long BUT worth it!)
1st of all last night was probably the best night in my life thus far! I woke up yesterday at 2:20 am because I had to go wait in line in downtown Dallas
to get 3eb tickets (all they gave out were vouchers that you had to turn in
for tickets - based on 1st come basis) well it rained on us but I met a lot
of cool 3eb fans - Finally the box office opened at 10AM after over 6 hours of waiting in line. My friends and I got the floor front middle section row 6! I couldn't believe it! I then waited around and hung out with some more 3eb fans trying to score some meet and greet passes but that didn't work out.
I went home showered and took a 15 min. nap. I picked up my best friend from
the airport (she flew from DC to see 3eb!) I took her home and then went home to prepare for the concert. When I got to the concert I got a poster and a
t-shirt (the blue one with the picture of all four of them on the front) Then
I went to my seats with my friends and the concert began! They opened up for the wallflowers and played a SOLID hour of music. They opened with graduate and also played anything, 10DL, NLYG, Wounded, DIOY, 1000 July's, Narcolepsy, Jumper (he went out to the middle of the audience again too), HIGTB, MDB, and Semi-Charmed Life (he dedicated the song to Al Gore and George Bush!) I
didn't stay for the wallflowers performance but someone afterwards told me that Stephan went on stage with them during the "hero" song. They all looked
so cool too... Brad was wearing a red t-shirt, Arion was wearing a clash shirt, Tony had on a pimp jacket with pearl colored frizz at the end and this cool design. Stephan wore jeans with a long green shirt and his long overcoat (top hat too!).  OH BTW Stephan and Arion came out on stage with sunglasses on too. They told us that they were going to be leaving for Vegas in a really good mood b/c of the rocking crowd. After the show was over we went and waited in the back for them. We had to wait about an hour and half and then they finally came out! This was my 1st time EVER to meet the band (finally after my 6th 3eb concert). I got pics with Tony, Stephan, and Brad.  Arion was the only one who didn't make it down to sign my poster.  Stephan gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek too! I ALMOST DIED! It was so incredibly awesome y'all - and the guys are so super sweet.  I don't know how it's possible to love them any more than I already do but they were everything I expected and a whole lot more! I can't wait till I can meet them again! My friends and I took like 45 pictures so the really good ones I will scan for y'all to see. I want to give a special thanks to TRACY - she gave me a guitar pic(spelling?)THANKS GIRL! OH and Jen I told Stephan you said hi and he told me
to tell you HOWDY JEN! =) 3eb love! *completely on a 3eb high for life*


FirstName: Erika Weeks
Email:     MuzicJunKyGrL@aol.com
City:      Dallas
State:     TX

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It was my 3rd concert, last night. November 3rd. They were opening band for the Wallflowers. We had lower balcony but eventually I got myself to the floor and up front right before the cops came over. I had this huge ass lens on my camera because I wanted some cool shots of the band, well later when I got home I find out the film didn't take. Anyway, they rocked the place as usual and we decided to head over to Starbucks. Well on the way out I remember reading Jens "Meet 3eb Directions." So I figured we would walk around in the rain and look for the tour buses. Well we found them and stood in the rain for about an hour...then we waited under a bridge for another hour where some people had gathered with us and I look over and OH MY GOD there is Stephan Jenkins. As soon as he came up to me I completely blanked out. It was all I could do just to stand there and look at him. All I could say was..."Can I shake your hand? That's just all I want." As soon as I got back to my car I just started balling. It was always my dream to meet the band whose lyrics inspire me so deeply, and last night it came true.  So thanks, Jen. Couldn't have done it without you.  (If I could get your e-mail I would love to send you the poem I wrote about it )   later.


FirstName: Lourdes Guenard
Email:     luleeleelu@hotmail.com
City:      Houston
State:     TX

Comments Or Questions:

I finally met Stephan after many attempts.  I was on stage with them during the Bon fire tour. But I actually got to meet him in Dallas during the Red Summer Sun Tour.  I had gone to the concert in Houston the night before and I drove to Dallas because one of the crew member hooked me up with tickets.  I went to "meet and greet" backstage and finally got the nerve to talk to him. He actually remembered me and two of my body parts from the show the night before. I hugged him and talked to him forever. He is one of those people that you meet and feel like you know them already. Let's just say that tv does not do him justice, he's even more beautiful in person.


FirstName: Tanya
Email:     fpjspider@yahoo.com
City:      San Diego
State:     CA

Comments Or Questions:

Okay so the first time I met 3eb was just this past August when they came down here to S.d. Tony, Arion, & Brad are THE SWEETEST guys I have ever met! They signed our posters, posed for pics and even talked to us about all kinds of stuff. They all came out first, and Stephan came out about what seemed hours later. Well anyways, Stephan came out and had like 6 security guys surrounding him! Anyways, when he finnaly came upto me I was like ready to die Iasked him to sign my poster and told him how much I loved the band and stuff like that, and he completly ignored me! Not once did ha look up to see who was talking to him or even see who's poster he was signing! I asked him if he could take a picture with my friend and I and he said "I don't do pictures". I was like going to start crying right there and then! Now, when I read all of the other fans stories, I'm like what's up with that?Not only that, I looked at his signature and all it said was Sth! I mean seriously, did that visit to The Greig Kilborn Show do somthing to him or what? What an asshole! But, no matter what, I'm still a die hard fan! Love ya Stephan!


FirstName: Matt Ward
Email:     mjw0605@aol.com
City:      Rohnert Park
State:     CA

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I had tickets to the May 7th show at the Warfield, but I had to give them a way to pass a midterm the next day, or I would have been kicked out of school. Well it turns out that Steven said that this was the best concert that 3eb has ever played. So you can imagine how bumbed I was. I called my friend in LA who is also a huge 3eb fan like me. And I rold him what happend. Then he said that he had an extra ticket for the show that he was going to. This was a thursday. I got a plane ticket that night and flew to LA. I got to go to the show the next day. After the show, I begged my friend to stay after the concert. We waited for three hours for Steven and the band to come out. Finally he came out. He came up to me and asked me what I thought of the show. And of course it was awesome, so I had to tell him so. Meeting him on the night has made me a fan for life!!!


FirstName: Melissa Utecht
Email:     arionsfan3@hotmail.com
City:      Kennewick
State:     WA

Comments Or Questions:

Ok I have met SJ 3 times, but the last time was the funniest time of them all. I was at a radio festival just chillin backstage while KoRn was playing, and I saw SJ coming down the stairs so I thought I would say "HI!" and he kept the convo goin and I asked him if he remembered me from the past 2 shows I had been at, and he was like "OF COURSE I DO!!!" and we started walkin up the little hill then it was starting to get later, and I was like ok well I gotta get going, and I told him to gimme a hug, so his response was "WHY DO YOU EVEN ASK!?!  WHY DONT YOU JUST JUMP ON MY BACK!" and I mean I wasnt gonna shoot that offer down, so I asked if he was serious, and he said yeah, so I hopped on his back!  haha.  He gave me a piggy back ride to the trailers and then we said goodbye, it was so halarious!  Gotta love those guys!


FirstName: Kyle Kappmeier
Email:     detred197@yahoo.com
City:      New YOrk City
State:     NY

Comments Or Questions:

I met Stephan and the rest of 3Eb on their Bonfire Tour.  I am friends with one of the stage crew members at Hammerstien Ballroom. We got to stay after the show, help take down the band's stage as well as chill out with the guys.  Arion kicks ass and Stephan was cool as hell.  He introduced me to his Girlfirend at the time, I am not sure who it was, but she was drop dead goergues. OH and he is ten times taller in person!!..Thanks a lot!!


FirstName: Megan Ann Geib
Email:     GwenaB311@aol.com
City:      Medford
State:     NY

Comments Or Questions:

I was really psyched about the concert.It was at Jones Beach and it would be the second time seeing them. I did my hair and make up all purty just in case I was lucky n got to meet him. I wore my favorite Third Eye Blind t-shirt, the one I had gotten from the Hofstra University MTV Campus Invasion show. It's that one with him jumping in a pair of sweet pants that made his bum look reaaaaaaaaaally nice haha! Well anyway, my boyfriend jinxed us when we first got there. Like these people I cannot stand from my school were there. I've never known them to like 3eb so it really figged my newton when I saw them there cuz they're the biggest bunch of posers and they gave me dirty looks cuz I was there. They put me in a bad mood, that was until i met Stephan and they didn't! (nanananaa) So those opening bands like the kgb and glitter mini 9 or something were playing and me, my boyfriend, n my friend stood by the fence. We were hoping to maybe just get a glimpse of him. Haha these people were sitting in the very spot we were standing where he came up to us. But anywho, I'm just standing there watching glitter mini 9 when I hear my friend going omigod omigod. I turn around to see THE STEPHAN JENKINS!!! Ok I've loved this man for like 3 years! I think I handled myself purty darn well. I smiled and asked him how he was and he said good and you and I said really good. (it was really hard to hear him though hmmph) So then he pointed to my friend and said that's one of our old shirts and then he asked if we were waiting for anyone in particular to come over here. and we said, we were hoping. but then some manager lady came and just schwiped him away from us. arggghh BUT WE MET HIM!!!!! and then he went on the stage with glitter mini 9...ahh i'll never forget it lol


FirstName: Nancy Gonzalez
Email:    
City:      Los Angeles
State:     CA

Comments Or Questions:

I met Stephan after a wonderful show at the greek theather i waited by his tour bus the good thing was there wasn't anymore than 100 people. After 2 hours of waiting he showed up wearing an L.A Dodgers cap and in all black wearing sandals he signed my shirt and i got pictures of him and he called me sweetie.


FirstName: Abigail Cape
Email:     Abbey.Cape@uscellular.com
City:      Knoxville
State:     TN

Comments Or Questions:

I went to 3eb's concert on 08/13/00 with my better half. It was great!! After the concert was over, I asked a man w/ a staff shirt on if he had anymore backstage passes... I got the last one. Well, my boyfirend ditched me, like that mattered, I was going to meet Stephan Jenkins! We waited outside a gate for about 30 min. We were escorted in and sat down. When I saw him coming, I slowly walked up to him... I was really nervous. The only thing that came out of my mouth was "you are so sexy." He hugged me and said "damn girl you need to go down the road w/ me for a minuet" I about died right there. Unfortunatly I had to go, so I got his autograph and left on cloud nine! He is truley gorgeous, I smile everytime I think about it.


FirstName: Emily
Email:     ekveder@hotmail.com
City:      Spokane
State:     WA

Comments Or Questions:

I met Stephan a while back...May 13 in Spokane. TEB had been my fave band all through high school so we drove 6 hrs (from Canada) to see them. Well, it just happened to be they were staying in our hotel. So, just as he happened to be waking up from a little nap on his bus, we were checking in...(He said he felt like a vampire:) My sister and friend weren't really huge fans, but I was pretty much shocked to be talking to him. We chatted about the new album, etc...
Anyway, we went to the show not really knowing what to expect. My sister was the only one who was legal to drink... So, as we were enjoying a few drinks between the 3 of us one of the roadies just came up and offered us backstage passes. We ended up helping him with the lights for the opening band. It was fun... I guess he is the perverted roadie who collects the 'little red panties'. He also told us to where to meet him halfway through Jumper cause Stephan was doing "Losing a Whole Year' on the balcony. So we made it up there, got a few pictures, and then Stephan grabbed our camera and took a picture of the crowd down below and gave our camera back. It was pretty cool... Anyway, the show in itself was awesome. We ended up meeting them afterwards at the 'landing party' or whatever. We got pictures and they all autographed our tummies:) Then we were all gonna meet back at the hotel for drinks but then Stephan's like..."just come on our shuttle." So we went backstage with them, took the shuttle to the hotel and hung out in the lounge until they had to go. They were all really nice. We talked to Brad the most and he was so nice and down to earth.
Yes, Stephan is REALLY sexy but I have to admit I was a little disappointed. He's really cocky but I guess you can't really blame him. I guess I don't really know what I expected..! I don't regret anything about that night but let's just say Stephan is a bad bad boy...!


FirstName: Meghan Curran
Email:     meghancurran@hotmial.com
City:      philadelphia
State:     PA

Comments Or Questions:

I met Stephan on april 1st at the electric facotry. jus as the show ended some guy askes me if i wanted to me meet Stephan Jenkins. Ofcourse i wanted to. First it was the rest of the band then Stephan came walking out all by himself, he is the most beautiful man in the whole world. the guy intoduced me to Stephan. Then I  spent about a half hour just hnaging out with Stephen. He is so nice!


FirstName: Jason Walker
Email:     starcrossedpimp_55@hotmail.com
City:      LOUISVILLE
State:     KY

Comments Or Questions:

I MET STEPHAN AT THE LOUISVILLE GARDENS AS PART OF THE RED SUMMER SUN TOUR. AFTER THE CONCERT ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND WENT TO THE BUS AND WE GOT TO MEET STEPHAN! IT WAS AWESOME. I WAS SO SHOCKED I COULDN'T EVEN TALK. HE GAVE MY GIRLFRIEND A HUG THOUGH. I WAS SO EXCITED THAT I MET HIM AFTER HE LEFT I BROKE INTO TEARS. I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THE SOMEONE OF HIS MUSICAL TALENTS IS AN ACTUAL PERSON


FirstName: Samantha Cottrell
Email:     star45611@yahoo.com
City:      Chicago
State:     IL

Comments Or Questions:

ok heres the story...it was march 17, 2000. me and my b/f where at my moms work (the purdential building) also where 101.9 radio station is at. ok well my step dad called and told my mom that third eye blind was leaving the building after a live interveiw..so my mom was like lets go by the elevators and see if we can catch the...also that day i was going to the concert to see them that night. well i bend over to get my cds and a marker out of my backpack..and dave (my b/f) said "uhh there they are" so i got up and frooze..i had my third eye blind shirt on and stephan and brad were walking right towards me. i started to walk backwards and almost fell through a 3 story window. stephan and brad were so tall i was shocked. well i studdered and said "cccan yyooou siiiggn my ccddd?" and stephan said "sure sweety" ohh those words are inbedded in my head..so him and brad signed my cds and my shirt and arion and tony passed us up and i had to run to the van and they both signed my shirt..so now i have my shirt and cds framed and hung up in my room. i will never forget that day..Another thing is stephan, arion, tony and brad asked me if i was going to the concert that night and i said yeah and they were like hope to see you there and guess what they did...stephan waved to me...was a great St. Patricks day.


FirstName: Rebecca Fox
Email:     slowmo279@c.s.com
City:      Bay Shore
State:     NY

Comments Or Questions:

When we met light was shed....Where do we begin? My sister and I had an all-around wonderful experience with the band on April 3rd, 2000. After the most "rocking show" (what is rocking anyway?lol) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, we were too pumped up to go home so we were thinking of things to do. We were about to settle on some random bar, I noticed a piece of paper on the ground and the fates had me pick it up. It just happened to be an invitiation from Rolling Stone to a Lifebeat benefit at a club called Centro Fly, with none other than Third Eye Blind as attendees!!!!!!!!!!!! Rachel and I looked at eachother for a few seconds in disbelief, and decided to hop a cab to the party. Not that we were anyone important, but we kept telling eachother we were so going to party with the band! We didn't really think it would happen. After making it past the guy with the clipboard at the door and making our worthy 10$ contribution we were inside scoping out the scene. We noticed a special section towards the back of the club that was blocked off by a velvet rope, and a LARGE bouncer. We thought it must be some kind of VIP lounge and maybe that was where the band would go. Of coarse we didn't just wait around though. The club was full enough, but NO ONE was dancing. We were there to have a good time, and make ourselves known, so we hit the dancefloor. A little later on I struck up a conversation with the bouncer, aksing ever so important questions such as , "Is the band going to be here? When? How can we get in there?" He made it very clear to us that if we weren't with the tour we weren't getting in, so we decided to wait and see what would happen. We were just chillin' when all of a sudden I hear my sister repeating in a very soft voice, "Oh my God, oh my God", so I asked what was up, and she said "they're here, the band's here, I just saw them walk in!" Apparently I missed it, but Stephan, Arion, and Tony walked past us and through the velvet rope. I turned to say something to Rachel, and it wasn't her standing ne


FirstName: Acacia Squires
Email:     thirdeyeblindaws@aol.com
City:      San Digo
State:     CA

Comments Or Questions:

Jen,
  Hey, this is what happened.  My friend Breanna, and I went to the Aug. 29 concert in San Diego. We begged the security guys to let us backstage but they wouldn't let us! =(. But they told us that on the fifth song Stephan would be playing on this cement walkway thing.  So Breanna and i went over there in the middle of the fourth song.  Then he came out and was like a foot in front of me while he was singing sidated.  I was screming so loud and he couldn't even hear me.  I needed to get his attention so i pulled out a picture that I had drawn of him about a month earlier and showed it to him.  He looked at it , then at me and smiled.  Then after he was finished with his song her grabed my hand, put his pick in it and closed it up so no one cpould take it.  AHHHHHH! I was going crazy, and I couldn't stop crying.  So then after the concert was over we wnt back to where the tour busses were and waited for the guys for TWO HOURS! But it was totally worth it. They all signed my poster and we chatted.  Stephan even rememberd me, and signed the picture I drew of him.  It was the best night of my life!!!!!!!!!


FirstName: Bridgett Nikole Harnden
Email:     BabyBri71913@yahoo.com
City:      Little Rock
State:     AR

Comments Or Questions:

I was standing on the shoulders of some guy! Stephan said something about Britney Spear's butt, and I was like "uh uh" so I stood up, by my self and showed him mine. Then a security guard handed me a backstage pass, I went back stage and met all of the guys. It was the coolest thing ever.


FirstName: Tiffany
Email:     goobynuk@usit.net
City:      Knoxville
State:     TN

Comments Or Questions:

I got a chance to met Stephan on Sunday at a concert in Knoxville, back stage.  I was even lucky enough to get a tour of his bus.  He's a cool guy to meet and he has the most gorgeous blue eyes.  I can't belive that he is about to turn thirty-six because he looks ten years younger.  Stephan was nice enough to come outside the gate and meet my two friends who did not have a pass to go back.  He gave me three ticketts to his show in Burmingham, Alabama on Wednesday. I am sad to say that couldn't go to the show because it was too short of a notice for my friends, so I ended up not having anybody to go with.  Stephan is a hottie and meeting him was of course  an unforgetable experience.


FirstName: holly shank
Email:     trixie101189985@aol.com
City:      wilm
State:     DE

Comments Or Questions:

hey yall! me and my sis. met stephan in our home town of wilm.,DE on aug.8th...first they did an autograph signin @ christiana mall then we got tix to the concert..we went the rocked and we met all of em @ the tour bus!they r soooooooo sweet! STEPHAN IS F@CKIN BANGIN BABY!!!!! that mouth..ohhh goddamn! i dont care if hes old enough to be my dad or not! brad is soo nice..and tony?....OH MY! but back to stephan,his voice is amazing when he takls and hes so freakin nice!


FirstName: Mike Whatley
Email:     none
City:      Gilroy
State:     CA

Comments Or Questions:

I met Stephan and the rest of the band at Live 105's BFD! To start off, Stephan ran through the audience of the shorline and shook hands, and I thought that was amazing because I was like 20 ft. from him! Then after 3eb's set I went to go see A.F.I. On the way to the local stage I saw a HUGE line waiting on Limp Bizcuit, or however those A-holes spell it. So I asked one girl if she knew if 3eb was gonna sign at the signing booth. She told me that they were up next, she was cool and let me get in front of her,(She was in front of the line.)Turns out Limp Bizcuit wasn't gonna sign, even though they knew people had been waiting 4 hours!!

3eb walked under the tent and I sware I almost shit my pants!!!!I was worried I would blank out or something. I got up there and Arion was first, I had him and the rest of 3eb sign my Bonfire Tour shirt with the pictures of everyone on it(kevin too) Arion was such a nice guy, Tony just kinda looked at me and my t-shirt.Then I met Stephan and I told him that I this had been my 4th 3eb concert. He asked me how it was and I told them It ruled and I loved that they put Led Zeppelin and The Ramones into their set, but the P.A. sucked, and he said, ya I noted that too! I asked him why they didn't play God Of Wine at the end of their set. He said that they were going to, but the people of LIVE 105 kinda pushed them off the stage with time. Then I talked to Brad and Stepan at the same time for almost 5 minutes, for some reason every time I would try to leave they would keep talking to me!! We were talking about me doing the drum tabs on
3eb.net
By the way, Jen I saw somebody that looked exactly like your pictures and she was wearing a web badge thing, but I couldn't catch up with her!


FirstName:
Email:     rzaf@aol.com
City:      Chicago/San Francisco
State:     CA

Comments Or Questions:

I've met him a few times.  The first was when i was at a 3eb show during their first tour. During the opening band i was standing next to stephan the whole time during the concert.  i didn't say anything to him because he was trying to enjoy the concert.  the 2nd was in chicago again during a q101 signing.  my friend and i weren't in line but we screamed "stephan!" he looked over at us and waved. 
the 3rd encounter with him was in San Francisco...I was walking along the Merina and saw him and Charlize parked along the water enjoying the view.  She was sitting in the drivers seat and he was in the passenger seat.  I'm glad i was cool about it and just left them alone....i don't think they would have liked it if some fan started knocking on the car window!


FirstName: Eva Feger
Email:     FeeBe00@hotmail.com
City:      Wantagh
State:     NY

Comments Or Questions:

While listening to an emerging band play on a small stage inside the venue we were at my two friends and I stood by the gates and looked toward the tour busses and the tent with picnic tables and stuff for the artists.  We weren't really expecting to meet anyone but we knew that if we did it would be there.  My two friends were watching the band onstage and I was half watching them and half watching inside the gate. I first saw Stephan's feet, as strange as it may sound I noticed his walk first. My friends heard me go omygod as he walked toward us. They turned around and we said Hi. My friend, Megan, asked him how he was and it was kind of really hard to hear because the other music was really loud. Even thought I knew he doesn't like to take pictures, I figured no one would believe us if we didn't, but he asked me not to because it would draw attention- I completely understood and then he said something about my shirt because its an old 3eb one. He asked us if we knew that he would be coming out and we told him no, but it was exactly what we were hoping for. And that was it. After he went on to the small stage and sang with the band that was up there.  My friends and I were all too stupid to bring a pen so we didnt get an autograph, but thats okay just the memory of Stephan is enough.  We also saw Brad walk by as we were going to our seats. We spent most of the night coming up with better things we could have said and felt really smart that all we said was "How are u?"  But when Third Eye Blind came on stage we forgot about that and had a rad time.


FirstName: christi
Email:     xi333@aol.com
City:      Burlington
State:     VT

Comments Or Questions:

during the bonfire tour, i went to see 3eb with some of my friends. after the show, we went out back by the tour bus, and we ended up waiting around for almost an hour, but it was worth it. eve 6 and our lady peace came out, which was cool. and then stephan himself came out, and by then there were only about 10 people there, so we all got to meet him, and he hugged my and signed my ticket. that was the best concert that i have ever been to!


FirstName: Jennifer Freeling
Email:     freeling@dickinson.edu
City:      Philadelphia
State:     PA

Comments Or Questions:

I have met Third Eye Blind 3 times each at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. I absolutely adore the band and I was thrilled to meet them. Once I met them the first time I couldn't get enough. Now I wait after every show. I have seen Third Eye Blind 9 times in concert and I plan to see them many more. As much as I miss Kevin C., I am very happy to have Tony, who is such a nice guy, as a part of the band!!!


FirstName: Jaclyn Javurek
Email:     Aries 0419@aol.com
City:      Milwaukee
State:     WI

Comments Or Questions:

I know I already posted once about meeting Stephan, but I met him again on July 8. Even though he hates pictures, Stephan offered to take one with me and he remembered me from last time when I reminded him about it. He was really nice to me. I threw a bracelet on stage during the show and didn't know if anyone got it but when I got my pictures developed I noticed that Stephan was wearing my bracelet! It was great. Stephan Jenkins deserves all the attention he gets from his fans.


FirstName: renita and stephanie
Email:     renita5@yahoo.com     t77scc@morgan.ucs.mun.ca
City:      St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
State:    

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On Canada day, July 1st, 2000, 3eb were  playing at a local club called Merlins.  It was a Labatt out of the Blue concert, so you had to win tickets to go.  Neither of us had tickets and I (renita) to be honest, am not a fan of the band anyway.  Stephanie however, loves them.  So, we went downtown to a bar called Etomik to celebrate our nations birthday. I wasn't having a very good time, and was ready to leave, when I spotted Stephan Jenkins.  He walked passed me to go to the upper deck and I asked someone whether or not it was him.  They confirmed it was, so I went on a mad search for my best friend, Stephanie.  I found her, and because we were both very intoxicated, we had no inhibitions about going to talk to him.  So, we basically started making small talk with him, got his autograph, and bought him a drink (rye and ginger).  After about an hour or so of talking with him, we asked him to join us at a 24-hour cafe that we go to after a night downtown.  To our surprise, he agreed.  This was very exciting for stephanie.  She was freaking.  I was not nervous in the least, b/c I again am not a huge fan.  So, we walked to the cafe, which happened to be right next to his hotel. 


FirstName: Whitney Gardner
Email:     whit_352@hotmail.com
City:      Columbus
State:     OH

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I won a radio contest to meet the band. I went with my dad to the consert and went backstage. 10 peopole were crunched up in a little room. When Stephan come out, which was 15 min after we first got in there, I felt my knees lock up. My dad stood beside me and handed him the jackets of my cds. then the radio station guy said " this is our radio station contest winner Whitney" He nodded then said " what did you do ?" I answered trivia. He nodded then said " some girl ate 31 worms without throwing up" I gagged and turned around for himto sign my shirt. Right before he left he stood there beside my dad . No one said anything so my dad desided to be bold and ask "Are you the lead singer?" Stephan said huh. So my dad asked again. Stephan nodded then lokked at my dad like he was an idiot ( which he was ). I hit my dad said duh. Then Stephan left. Stephan may have no shame but I do and that tops all of 'em! I should have decked my dad. My shirt that he and the rest of the band signed is refered to as "the holy shirt"


FirstName: Mindy
Email:     x3ebfdanx@aol.com
City:      Salt Lake City
State:     UT

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Well I went to the concert not really expecting to meet them but I had decided to stay after just in case.  In the concert I pushed my way up to the front while Tonic was on and held on tight waiting for 3eb.  While they were playing Arion kept looking at me because he was right in front of me and he and I kinda motioned back and forth a few times.  Stephan was basically trying to look at everyone in the first 20 rows in the eye.  Or at least it seemed so.  Finally he looked at me and I did the little triangle with my hands.  He smiled and looked kind of surprised and pointed before he did the triangle back to me.  Throughout the rest of the concert he kept looking at me and smiling.  Then afterwards, my friends and I sat down on the sidewalk and struck up a conversation with the security dude.  He told us it wasn't likely that 3eb would be coming out and if they did it wouldn't be for a while.  Well if there was a chance, I was waiting.  After about a half hour the guys from Tonic came out and this girl asked if they would go get 3eb so the drummer went and got Tony.  Then Tony went and got Stephan and Arion.  When Stephan came up to me I told him how much he's affected my life and thanked him.  He and I talked for about 5 minutes while he signed my shirt and took some pictures with my *ready* camera.  It was the awesomest thing of my life to talk to someone who's affected my life in as many ways as he has.  He was really nice and down-to-earth kind of guy.  After all I had heard about him I wasn't sure but he really is a cool guy and amazed by the support of the fans.  To Stephan: Thanks for coming out and meeting all of us fans!  I'll be there the next time you come here (or anywhere close enough for me to go).


FirstName: Jenell
Email:     jnellybelly@yahoo.com
City:      Portland
State:     OR

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Well, I met Stephan and the rest of the band here in Portland at their show here on May 10th.  My roommate and I went to their concert.  We had a blast.  But that wasn't enough for me.   i had read on this sight that if you went by their tour bus after the show, you would be able to meet them and get their autograph.  It would take a while, but you would.  So, we were out there, with about twenty other hard core fans, in about 45 degree weather.  We waited out by their bus for about two hours.  Then (finally) here came Tony.  He was awesome.  Very nice and he was out there for a while with us.  After he left, about twenty minutes later, Brad came out.  He was very cool also.  He signed whatever us fans wanted him to sign and he was really down to earth.  After about 25 minutes of being out there with us, he left.  Stephan wasn't out yet because during the show, he sprained his ankle.  You couldn't tell though while they were performing.  We all were not going to leave until we got his autograph.  By this time, my roommate was getting impatient and wanted to go home but she was a good friend and stayed with me.  Finally, she left to go see if Stephan was around the corner or something.  SO, she went and asked this guy at this desk to see when Stepahn was going to come out ant time soon.  He went and found out for her and wouldn't you know, when the guy came out, so did Stephan.  She sat there and talked to him for a few minutes and told him that a lot of people were out there waiting for him and he sent someone to get all of us. When I got over there.  I was totally stoked.  I was finally going to get what I came for.  I got his autograph and talked to him for a minute.  He was on crutches and he was still signing autographs.  I thought that was awesome.  That proved that he was really dedicated to his fans.  After I got my autograph, I said thank you and left.  There was a huge line of fans behind me.  my autograph reads, "To Jenell, Hugs and Kisses, Stephan Jenkins."  That is like my prized possession now.  I
Jenell


FirstName: Kristin
Email:     KrisTino24@aol.com
City:      New York
State:     NY

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My friend Janet and I had heard that the band was going to be on David Letterman months beforehand, so we started planning our little excursion into the city. We got to the studio in the pouring rain (it soon stopped) and waited for Stephan to come out. We were in no way going to stay behind a barrier, we had to have our chance to get our pics with him. When he did come out, we pushed through 2 press photographers to get to him to give him flowers that a friend's boyfriend had given to us. It was fate that we got those sunflowers because as soon as he saw them, he immediately came over to us and said "Aww, thank you so much" we were about to get our pictures taken when he was whisked away into his limo to the Daily Show with John Stewart. Janet and I weren't feeling very satisfied, and she suddenly had a brainstorm, the best idea anyone ever came up with, so no sooner had she mentioned it, then I was on my cell phone finding out where the Daily Show tapes. It turned out to be only one block up and a few over from where Letterman tapes in Manhattan, so we RAN. When we got there, we had to make sure we were in the right place, I saw a limo across the street, but I still wasnt sure, until something in the gutter caught my eye. There were 2 petals from the flowers that we gave him floating in the water, so then we knew, and finally someone who worked at the show peeked his head out the stage door. Sure enough, he was there and he did take our flowers in with him. How sweet!!!
The anxiety was killing the both of us we had 20 minutes to wait for him, and it felt like an eternity, probably moreso because we were the ONLY ones out there to greet him, so we knew what was coming. Finally out he came, as gorgeous as ever. When he saw us his face immediately got a surprised look on it. His mouth dropped open and he asked us "OK ,just tell me how you guys got here" to which we replied that we ran! He was really nice, and took pictures with us. We both got a handshake, a kiss on the cheek (and not one of those phony ones, one where I will always remember the wetness from where he kissed me on my cheek), a few compliments and a nice conversation, with Stephan. Not to mention a nice momento in the form of a picture to remember our day. Which was the greatest day of our lives. Thank You Stephan!!!


FirstName: Sophie
Email:     Eve6alwayz@aol.com
City:      Kennewick
State:     WA

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Well i have seen 3eb 3 times and met stephan twice, because my friend melissa is pals with arion, i am too lazy to type it all out but it was allll good, now this was also the time stephan was in his "i dont take photos" phase but we got him alone and told him we would tell everyone to call him Cranky Jenkie if he didnt so he did! its a cute pic, everyone says he is mean,but hes sooo not!! hes VERY friendly i stood in the rain and talked to him in seattle and then inside the venue backstage in spokane, it was cool


FirstName: justin
Email:     thenumbness@aol.com
City:      dallas
State:     TX

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OK...heres the deal..i ordered my tix for 60 bux...but then i went to ebay and found closer tix...i was gonna get as close as possible, i ended up payin 200 dollars for three tix...we got to the show and i muscled my way up to the front of the crowd and during the show, he kept lookin at me...well after the show, we went around back and waited...well tony was the first one out...he came right up to me and started talking...and he ended up takin my pen to sign autographs with...anyway..we talked to tony and all, then brad came out, he didnt say much, then arion came out and he was really cool...i talked to arion for a while...im not gonna get too specific, cause this IS supposed to be about stephan...well after all the guys left, i was standin there, entertaining those around us, me and adam, marc, eden, david, all really good friends of mine, who made the drive from another state with me...any way...i was tellin all the ppl around me about stephan, all that i know and such, when one of the guards went up to him, inside, and told him about me...she came back several minutes later and told me that she went and told him that he had an obsessed fan outside...so he came out a few mins later started signing autographs...he got to me and i froze...all i could think about was.."hey..heres stephan...stephan jenkins...stephan jenkins LEAD SINGER OF THIRD EYE BLIND!!!"..and then he signed our stuff and walked to the next ppl....i just stood there...then..i woke up and started talkin to him and ended up puttin on a forum of sorts for all those around..i was the really chatty guy that a previous person spoke of..see one of the earlier posts...lisa i think posted it...anyway..i asked about creed, pearl jam, mb20, steve harwell, kevin, tony, other songs, drugs, macy gray..we talked for a while...then when he left...he came over and shook my hand and then walked off....and thats my story...from that point on..ive been in the numbness.....


FirstName: Adam Scharfberg
Email:     skarkster@aol.com
City:      Camden
State:     NJ

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Hey Jen,
I met Steven and the rest of the band at a special backstage meet and greet. My dad knew someone at the radio station where the band was headlining the radio concert and i got to meet all of them. After everyone left they let me stay and have some food w/ them. Stephan was the funniest and threw a piece of cake at a waitress. He didnt mean to though! It was the coolest to be with people that i love to listen to!


FirstName: Julia
Email:     Mia1612@aol.com
City:      Tampa
State:     FL

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Okay well My friends and I went to the concert they had at USF Sundome in Tampa. We were hanging out with these people from our school. These trashy girls show up and get all our guy friends down to the floor somehow. My friend tried to get the girls to get us down too but they didn't. Anywaze... my friends and I made friends with one of security guards. We asked if he could get us floor seats or backstage passes but he wouldnt. BUT he did let us in on a little secret. He told us exactly where Stephan would be coming out into the crowd. We thought he was lying but we gave him a chance. Before Third Eye Blind came out the girls started yelling stuff to us about how they were on the floor and we werent.But we didnt mind especially if what the guy was saying was true. There was no one around except like 2 other people. I started to notice a lot of security guards around us. They told us to stay behind this yellow line. When the song ended I looked down this passage way and saw Stephan running right towards my friends and I! I started freaking out. He stood right next to us. I thought he wouldnt say anything to us but he turned around and shook our hands. I didnt know what to say! My friend told him she loved him and he replied with a cheery "thanks." The music started and the spotlight hit shined on Stephan and we were right beside him, until everyone one rushed over to him!! My friend even rubbed his hair while he was singing!!It was soo great. It had to be one of the greatest experiences!! He's soo awesome!! I hope I get to meet him again and actually say more than a stupid "HI"


FirstName: Betsy Guevara
Email:     thirdeb4e@hotmail.com
City:      Maimi
State:     FL

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 when i met stephan j. i asked him the must stupid thing you can think of I asked him "Hey Stephan can I call you Douglass". I felt so stupid.


FirstName: Jaclyn Javurek
Email:     aries0419@aol.com
City:      Tinley Park
State:     IL

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It's a really long story but basically I managed to sneak past about 15 security guards and even though it took more than two and a half hours I finally met him and we talked for like 10 min and he kissed me on the forehead and since my name is jaclyn he started calling me Jackie O, like from Anything For You, and then he sang to me and was the nicest guy in the world and I have loved him forever and it was the best day of my life


FirstName: 3ebtraveler
Email:    
City:      chicago
State:     IL

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TOO BAD none of you involved in the Q101 fest...picked to stay at the HOLIDAY INN like me!!!! 
THATS WHERE THE BANDS WERE STAYING...
Stephan was SO great.. he is so sweet and ooooh what a hottie..


FirstName: David
Email:     jonzer4@yahoo.com
City:      West Lafeyette
State:     IN

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I met him after their an Astronauts and Dragons concert, which they kicked ass in back at the venue or whatever the hell that's called.  He was real cool, he called Carson Daly on his cell phone in front of us just fucking around.  He didn't really want to take pictures with anybody, but that was all right with me.  He seemed really tired and worn out and like he really probably would've wanted to be somewhere else (like in bed probably) but he was still very nice and he tried his best to look happy.  I've never heard of any other band doing stuff like this and I think it's really cool that all of them are this nice.  The whole band was great to the people after the show and it just makes their music even more likable.


FirstName: debbie
Email:     da9236@aol.com
City:      phila.
State:     PA

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I got to meet 3eb at a Y100 Sonic Session. It is a small room with about 30 people where you get to sit and listen to bands play for about an hour.  It was great!! I sat right in front of Stephan on the floor and got some great pictures up close. We weren't allowed to ask for photos with the band but we could take pix of them playing. Stephan was very nice and shook my hand and thanked me for the roses that I sent him at the show the night before. The other members didn't seem interested in talking or taking time out to say hi to their fans.  Brad and Arion were playing with a roll from the caterers.  Weird. Anyway, Stephan was so hot, even in his Nike sandals and fatigues. He has the most beautiful eyes that I've seen anywhere. It was the opportunity of a lifetime and I had a blast!!!! Deb


FirstName: Ashley Fike
Email:     goddess3eb2000@aol.com
City:      Portland
State:     OR

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I actually first saw them in Portland Oregon and we got some meet and greet passes from the crew guys cuz we showed up like 4 hours before the show started. So at the end of the show we waited for them to come out but Stephan hurt his ankle and so he didn't come out. I asked Brad if he could put me on the Guest List for the Eugene show and he did!!!!! So I finally met Stephan on May 14th. I gave him a bracelet and stuff. He was really cool.


FirstName: josh
Email:     eadr4@aol.com
City:      Portland
State:     OR

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Ok for the sake of anyone who reads this im gunna keep it as short as possible...........After my first 3eb show my friends and I decided we wanted some autograpghs, so we waited in those stupid lines that the security gaurds make, well while we were waiting a girl came up to me and said that stephan was sitting in a window on the side of the building at about the 3rd floor. I grabbed my friends and we followed the girl, there he was just like she said but that didnt really help any... as we were standing there i noticed an open door with no security gaurds or anyone for that matter, after pointing it out to my friends we decided to go in, at first we were all pretty dissapointed , it was just a back alley, then someone mentioned a fire escape lol. we all climbed up it and found an open window. we werent gunna go in a first(dont ask me why)but then someone said if we dont go in were gunna regret it for the rest of our lives, so we all knew what had to be done. We got in and scoped out the area not much, then we went down some stairs and there it was room 316 "3eb hospitality room" after about 10min of standing there in awe of THE DOOR..we finally got the guts to knock on the door(ok well us guys made the 2 girls do it hehe).  I dont know who answerd the door i think it was brad but he let us come in...i was thinkin there was gunna be like tons of people in there but when i got in i looked around and it was just us,stephan,brad  and a few guys from tonic.....wow. we told the guys what we went through to get up there and they thought it was the coolest thing in the world....arion later described it as "totally booming"  lol. We talked about alot of stuff... i wish i could tell u guys everything but that would take forever. The thing that really impressed me about stephan is that he really cared about what we thought.. i told him i was mad that he only sang half of my favorite song (red summer sun) and if he would sing a little bit of it for me.. "been a long, a long time to walk with the mighty".... that was cool


FirstName: Evan
Email:     evantkd@aol.com
City:      West Lafayette
State:     IN

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I have a lil story to tell even though i only got to shake Stephan's hand and get a lil scribble.  I saw 3eb at the purdue show. I met up with 2 of my friends at the back of the venue.  One of my friends got a bacstage pass from one of the roadies and my other friend and myself couldn't get any cuz they were only giving them out to girls.  Anyway when they played Losing a whole year the lights went out...i was on the first balcony and all of a sudden stephan pulls out this prob gun that shoots out a *bang* flag simeltaniously (sp?) when the music blasts back, in full and the lights shoot on... He was like right there in front of us and we were all jumping and standing on our chairs but the security was bitchy and made us get down...anyway he pulls off this top hat thingy and dumps it over the balcony and all this blue glittery stuff flies everywhere...it was awesome as hell...after the concert our friend came out with Tony and pulled us out of the line for autographs after 2 hours of waiting and we talked to the other people who had backstage passes. Everybody was really nice brad signed my shirt everybody else signed my ticket. I only wish i would have gotten to talk to stephan more than a few secs but he made a lil scribble on our tikets but he was just leaving and in a hurry anyway he shook our hands and said it was nice meeting us that was the coolest thing ever..i'm determined to see them again this summer no matter how far i have to drive! ~


FirstName: basia sokal
Email:     phybur_awbtique@yahoo.com
City:      winnipeg
State:    

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ok, i took this out of my journal on my homepage, so it might have swears, and may not be suitable for everyone.

i�m ecstatic. i can�t sleep, nor can i think or stop shaking. i just got back from an exciting night at the walker theatre with Third Eye Blind. it was an outstanding performance and i had an enormous amount of fun. i enjoyed the opening act, Tonic, but when i saw my favourite band get on stage, i couldn�t stay in my seat. it was absolute mayhem with all the girls on the floor fighting for the guitar picks and drum sticks that were launched by Tony Fredianelli (guitar), Arion Salazar (bass), Stephan Jenkins (vocals), and Brad Hargreaves (drums).

the show was great, but like they say, all good things must come to an end. and inevitably, the show was over and it was time to go home. when i got outside, there were some people standing around and i heard a familiar voice yelling obscenities from above. i looked up and not too surprised, Tonic�s lead singer was telling us that we all �fucking rule.� it was great, so i decided to stick around for a bit.

after about 10 minutes, the band members came out and gave autographs and hugs. i was fortunate enough to get all of them to sign my arm (thanks Jeff Russo [guitar], Emerson Hart [vocals], Dan Lavery [bass] and Kevin Shepard [drums] . . . you guys are awesome!) anyhow, after the signing and Emerson mooning the crowd was over, i waited patiently for a slim chance of meeting Stephan. yeah right i thought to myself. i didn�t think that an awesome band like themselves would actually come out.

anyhow, the band came. and it was intense. Tony was the first to come out. he seemed like an okay kinda person, and he sure was good lookin�. he was out there signing for quite a bit of time. and then, when he went in, we all waited patiently for another member to reveal themselves to the �outter world.� MY GOD! ! ! it was Stephan. he had come out, and man, was i ever lost. just one look into his eyes made me fall apart.

i waited patiently as he worked his way to the front. when he finally got to me, i was just crying . . . there were tears streaming down my face, and i didn�t know what to say. so, he looked at me and said, �Hey there! You okay, sweetie?� i smiled a big smile and forced a �Yeah, I think so.� i told him about how great i think he is, and how much i love his music. then he asked, �Do you want me to sign your shirt?� i answered, �Yes, I would so love that. Please!� he smiled at me and said, �Okay, now, hold this shirt up for me so that I can sign it.� i was shaking so bad that i didn�t know what to do. he looked at me and smiled again. �Are you sure you�re okay, sweetheart?� i nodded. �Why are you shaking?� he asked. i responded with a �Because I�ve always wanted to meet you, and never did it cross my mind that I would ever get the chance.� he took the marker to his hand and lifted the shirt. �Okay, sweetie, you gotta stop shaking, you can do it. We can do this together.� i finally understand the true meaning of "My smile will not mislead you."

when he was done signing it, he gave me a big hug and then kissed me on the cheek. just before he let me �un-hug� him, he whispered in my ear, �I�ll never let you go.� and at that part, i just couldn�t contain myself as i continued crying. he said �You�re gonna be okay.� then, he took my arm and took off his bracelet and put it around my wrist and gave me another hug. i could have died there and be perfectly happy. i couldn�t believe it. i had met my hero, and i even got a bracelet that will always remind me of the sweet, charming, beautiful and amazing Stephan. i just wish he knew how much he�s luved. �THANKS A LOT,� Stephan! =*


FirstName: Monique
Email:     blindeye26@hotmail.com
City:      Calgary
State:    

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Okay, last night i went to the 3eb concert and was fortunate enough to be standing right in front of the stage. During the concert i was dancing, and just getting into the music. Stephan kept looking over at me so i decided to flash him (full frontal!!). from then on he was always pointing and waving to me. He must have gotten one of the roadies to give me a backstage party pass. So at the end of the first encore, he pointed to me as he was going off the stage and the next thing i new someone was tapping me on the shoulder giving me a backstage pass. I was so excited i didn't even stay around for the second encore. i had to wait for the boy's to shower and get changed, so i decided i would steal a towel that Stephan had used during the concert. When they came out i went to get their autographs on the towel. I was near Stephan so i went to him. Istarted to talk to him, he thought it was really funny that i had stolen his towel, but it was still a little wet, so i put it down for him to sign it. Then we talked some more about the show, and he told me that befor he wasn't feeling well, but when he saw me having fun he said that i was his inspiration last night, actually he said "kiddo, you were a hudge inspiration to me tonight", you can guess that i was awed by this. So i gave him a big hug and kiss, and told him that i was glad he felt inspired by me, and that i just came out to hear some really good music, and because of him my expectations were blasted away. Then we went our seperate ways. I have never been so comfortable around a celeberity like that, so Stephan, if you read this, thanks for everything!!
Love Monique, (the girl in the pink shirt)


FirstName: Chelsey
Email:     god_of_wine@hotmail.com
City:      Winnipeg
State:    

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Oh wow. Stepahan Jenkins. He is such an amazing musician. That is why my goal at the concert was to meet him. I was with my friend, and we had been there 4 hours before the concert. After we waited the four hours, arion came out. He was really really nice. I got a pictre of him. I wasn't really nervous seeing him, but then stepahan came out, and I was completely star-struck...(well, actually "star-crossed-pimp-struck"...)  but anyways, i was going completely psycho in my mind, but he said "hey, what's up, y'all?" Then when he was walking away, i got a picture of him, and he saw a hot dog vendor, and said "hey are those hot dogs?" and he went in the stage doors. I am really mad, because I didn't get to see more of him, and I didn't get a picture of his sexy face. He had gotten a hair cut, and he was looking sooo hot. If he ever comes back to Winnipeg, I be ready!!! I love you stephan!!!


FirstName: Kristiana
Email:     Fen67@aol.com
City:      Normal
State:     IL

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Alright so yet again I got to meet Stephan and the rest of the band. It was really cool because me and two of my other friends got there like 4 hours early. We hung out outside the venue place and got to meet a bunch of interesting people, which include the guuitarist and bassist for Tonic. They were really cool guys! We also talked to a bunch of the roadies for 3eb which are all basically cool guys but some are really really perverted. But one of them we met, whose name is Jeff, was a really nice and cool guy. We talked to him for like forever and asked if we could get landing party passes. He said he didn't know but to meet him after Tonic played. So we met him and he hooked us up. So afterwards I got to meet the band (excluding Arion because his dumb ass decided not to come out) for the 4th time!!! It is such a cool experience being able to meet your favorite band and talk to them and stuff!!! Oh and I still keep in touch with the cool roadie via email.


FirstName: Vicki
Email:     po5psycho52@hotmail.com
City:      Montreal
State:    

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I attended the 3eb concert on Friday night in Montreal, at Club Metropolis. I met Tonic before the show (and chatted with the new drummer Jereme for, like. 10-15 minutes). After the show, Brad was the first one I met. He was just the sweetest guy ever. I didn't get a pic because I ran out of film. :( But I talked to him and asked some questions and he was just so nice! I asked for a hug and he said it was no problem and being in his arms was so perfect. Brad left and then Stephan came out. He signed my CD and I asked how he was feeling, cuz Brad had said that he wasn't feeling too good. Stephan said he was feeling better. I then asked if he liked the bracelet I gave him (I had thrown some bracelets for the band while they were peforming). He held out his wrist and asked which one was the one I gave him, and I pointed to it and he thanked me. I didn't talk to him much but he was a real nice guy. I wish I got a hug. But meeting him and talking to him was the best thing ever! I hope they come back here again. Montreal loves them and I can't wait to see them perform again. And maybe meet them again (including Tony and Arion, whom I didn't get to meet.) 3EB RULZ FOREVER!!!!!!!!!


FirstName: tania khoo
Email:     twink136@hotmail.com
City:      Montreal, Canada
State:    

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Hey Jenn and everyone else out there, I met Stephan and Brad last night, April 29th, 2000 in Montreal, Quebec. 3EB is my fav. band and has been for 5 years. The kind of band where you fall in love with the music before the people. Then I discovered Stephan and oh lord. The show was UNFORGETTABLE. After the show, I waited by the busses for 2 hours. There surprisingly weren't alot of people, maybe 20. First Brad came out, he's really hot in real life, and made the effort to make eye contact with everyone he signed for. We were all in a crowd. An hour later, for Stephan, the bodyguard made us line up against the wall "No rushing him, no posed pics, can't sign more than one item, etc." So I squished in line. Waited a bit, THEN I SAW HIM. Wearing a navy 3EB hoodie, pants, and runners. Messy black hair. I couldn't believe he actually stopped to chat with the fans. He stopped. So he got to me, and I saw the bead bracelets he was wearing on his right hand--how cute.
I handed him my ticket to sign (had no idea I was actually going to meet him. brought no camera, no cd, nothing)
He saw me smiling from here to kingdom come, so he looked at me STRAIGHT IN THE EYES and said: How are you doing?
and I said: I'm fine, and you? He said: I'm sick as a dog <cough>. I said: Awww, sorry about that.(but he still managed to put on an amazing show!) He handed me back the ticket and I said thanks alot, (trying to sound all calm) and he said, No problem. STEPHAN AND THE BAND IS SO POLITE AND RESPECT US, THEIR FANS. 3EB FOREVER!!!! Hope they come to see us again.


FirstName: Yanz
Email:     yanz@moncanoe.com
City:      Montreal
State:    

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Hey there,
         I'm from Montreal and I'm just back from the show, well their second one tonight!  After the show I went to a bar and the 3EB guys enter. They start jamming with the band that was playing there! It was incredible, I never saw that before!  I heard they do that often. I had the chance to talk with Stepan and he's the greatest!!! Their show rock tonight, they played for almost 3 hours
3EB you're the best!!!


FirstName: Laura Bittenbender
Email:     Lala484@excite.com
City:      Parkersburg
State:     WV

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I met Stephan and the band 2 times. Once in Colombus Ohio and in Marietta OH. My friends and I waited at the Marietta waited an hour and a half to meet him. He was the last one to come out. He was talkin on a cell phone and he had Boo with him. He told us to say Hi to his manager on the phone. At the Colombus one we waited 2 and half hours. It was worth the wait. He is so cute. He started at our end of the line to get our autographs signed. I was allowed to take side shots of him. I was quite happy. My friend Meghan is a bigger fanatic of him that I am , I like Tony a lot too. So wait patiently and look hott. You'll get his (their) attention. :) We gave Tony a monkey but we didn't ahve time to get Stephan anything, so next concert we are gonna get him some bead necklace! :)


FirstName: Gina and Jen
Email:     jude424@theglobe.com
City:      Boston
State:     MA

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We met 3eb before a show at the Orpheum theatre in Boston because we had meet and greet passes.  Since we really had no clue what to do we kind of sat in this ghetto room under the stage while Tonic was on and one by one the band came out.  We got all of their autographs.  Arion is the nicest one, he asked for our names and shook our hands and treated us like we were human.  I know alot of time people say that we shouldn't treat famous people any differently because they are humans, well we didn't but it kind of seemed like Stephan didn't think we were human.  We weren't two drooling saps and we didn't act like losers but he kind of has a 'why are you bothering me you bottom feeding scums' attitude.  But whatever, we finally got to meet the band and the show was awesome.  After the show we waited around for pics, this has been a major goal for us.  It was almost complete except for the fact that Stephan is not taking photos anymore but everyone else took them and they were all nice to us.  Stephan was telling us about something he saw on some nature show and sharing his views on the American economy.  Arion remembered us and was very happy that we waited around after the show to get a pic with him.


FirstName: Lacey
Email:     Lacey362@hotmail.com
City:      Boston, Ma
State:     MA

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I went to my first ever Third Eye Blind Show April 24 (this past monday) in Boston-- and it was sooo incredible.. i never seriously imagined that i would be meeting the band.. I was lucky enough to have a box seat really close to the stage, but then one of the crew members came to tell us that he would be singing right in the area in front of my seat.. then that we all would recieve backstage passes... anyway i had finally gotten to meet him after a bit of trouble (i'm only 16 and i had a bunch of friends with me) and some time, the band gradually came out... Stephan last of course... he was kind of aloof but super-nice... he has such amazing eyes... you can see the fire in them... anyway he wasn't terribly friendly but i still think he's amazing. He has this quality that makes him amazingly sexy... it was the most amazing night


FirstName: Caitlin
Email:     Cait3eb@aol.com
City:      Boston
State:     MA

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Hi! I met Stephan and the rest of the band on April 24th, 2000. First two of my friends and I waited till they showed up to the venue and met them while they got out of their limo. We were the only ones there and I had waited 3 1/2 years to finally meet my fav band. I missed the opening act but that was ok.After I took your advice and hauled ass out back of the Orpheum Theatre where we had heard they would sign some autographs. After waiting an hour Stephan came out and signed. He was the nicest guy and I was sooo happy becasue I finally got to meet the guy and the band that I've adored since they first came out. I would give anything to meet them again. Hopefully I will!


FirstName: Christine Lawlor (Chrissy)
Email:     chrisszy09@aol.com
City:      Boston
State:     MA

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 Hey jen, first off awesome site!  ok i went to my 1st 3eb concert three days ago. me and three friends waited in an ally behind the theatre for 3 and a half hours to see their limo pull up. We ended up missing Tonic, but who cares!!?!
  They all go out and Brad and Arion asked us if we were going to the show. Stephan shook my hand, and thats all i remember because i was extremly excited. We were the ONLY fans there waitng for them--it was a DREAM come true! After the show we went back and waited about and hour and a half for them to come out. Tony was incredibly sick so only Stephan came out. He signed my shirt. When Stephan signs something he takes the time to look into your eyes and really get into your soal. It was a great experience and i met a lot of nice security guards who were very helpful. PLEASE COME BACK TO BOSTON STEPHAN, WE LOVE YOU AND WE'RE YOUR FOLKS!


FirstName: Lisa D.
Email:     www.hekkacool68@hotmail.com
City:      Prudenville
State:     MI

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JUST GOTTA SAY, I LOVE THE NEW TOUR.
I'VE MET STEPHAN BEFORE- THIS TIME I JUST MISSED HIM
(DAMMIT)   BEFORE A CONCERT IN DETROIT, HE WENT TO GET
"THE BOO" OFF THE TOUR BUS. SHE'S SOOOOOO CUTE!!!
I GOT TO PET HER- BUT STEVE WAS ABOUT TO GET MALLED- SO HE
APPOLOGIZED FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO CHAT AND HE BOOKED IT BACK
INTO THE BUILDING. OH WELL- I'LL GET HIM NEXT TIME.


FirstName: Jennifer F.
Email:     dsferd@home.ffni.com
City:      Reynolds
State:     IN

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Hey Jen,  I first met Stephan and the rest of the guys at Purdue University, after a show and on my bithday no less. What a birthday it was. Stephan was the last one out and he was really nice about singing things and taking pictures (as long as they weren't posed) I have the most awsome picture of him signing the back of my 3eb t-shirt. As my husband snapped our picture Stephan said, "Jen, I'm glad you were born." That was the best present I received.  After that concert I knew I had to see another one so, a month later I saw them in Columbus.  After the show when Stephan, finally, came out he was really nice about all the crazed fans. He let us take pictures,non posed of course, and I brought my picture of him signing my shirt at Purdue.  He said, "This is a cool picture."  And it turned out great.  I know some people have said he can be a jerk, but I'm sure he just has his off days-like anyone else.  So enjoy the music and don't be too hard on the guy.  He does more than most rockers would.


FirstName: Gavin
Email:     cjcarr@281.com
City:      Burnet
State:     TX

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I was at the concert on April 14, 2000
and the bus for Tonic was on the side where the line was to get in,(everyone could see it), and everyone thought it was 3EB's bus. My girlfriend's mom was talking to the security gaurd and he told her where the bus was really at, so after the AWESOME concert, we headed out to the bus, and waited for HIM. I got his autograph twice and my girlfriend got it 4 times. I shook his hand and afterwards we all went down to 6th street and went clubbing!!! WOW! :)
I was SO excited and my g/f (Sommer), almost fainted. ha ha ha it was soooo
cool.


FirstName: Meg
Email:     SkaGeek00@aol.com
City:      Chicago and Normal
State:     IL

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Hey!  Well I'll admit..I haven't been into 3eb for all that long...I have some very obsessed friends that gradually got me into the band (i'm mainly into punk and ska...so they are quite a change).  But anyway I saw them March 17th @ the Riv in Chicago.  The show rocked and afterwards I found my two friends with landing party passes... I was really really jealous but me and my other 2 friends decided to try to stick around...and we lucked out and got in...We met all the guys they were incredibly down to earth and cooler than I had expected.  Stephan is far more beautiful than he even looks on TV.  A few weeks later, April 18, I took a trip down to Illinois State University with two of my friends to see the band again.  We got there about four hours early and sat outside of the place forever.  During that time we met Tonic and lots of interesting 3eb roadies....and THE BOO! She was such a cute dog!  One of them ending up giving us more landing party passes so we met them again (well Arion never came out).  But what i noticed was that Stephan is really really tall and he gives really good hugs.  Anyway you have a really great site!


FirstName: Molly Marie Pulkrabek
Email:     mpulkrab@indiana.edu
City:      Normal
State:     IL

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It isn't that exciting of a story, but I did get to take multiple pictures of him.  I waited outside for him after the show and he came out and I had him autograph my jacket on the back, along with the rest of the band on the front.  He gave me a hug, and I treasure that forever because He's Stephan Jenkins!!! Not too cool eh?  But its awesome for me!!!


FirstName: Tiffany
Email:     Cloverdaze@yahoo.com
City:      Normal
State:     IL

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I saw 3EB first in Dallas on April 12th in Dallas. I met them outside afterwards and Stephan gave me a hug and I gave him a really lame letter I wrote him. I knew that when I was faced with him I wouldn't be able to really speak, but I really wanted him to know how I felt about the lyrics and the music and all that so I wrote it down while I was waiting for him to come out. Then I saw them on April 18th in Illinois where I live. I met him again and I asked him if he read my letter and I explained what it was about and he touched my arm and told me he did remember it and asked me my name and how was I doing. He told me about the upcoming tour starting in July. I said thank you and I hugged him. He's really really nice.  I swear I thought I was going to die. It's kind of weird to meet your idol, or someone that inspires you on such an intense level. You want them to know how much it means to you. I hope they do.


FirstName: Andy
Email:     person_of_week@yahoo.com
City:      Warrensburg
State:     MO

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I met Stephan and the rest of the guys in the band after the show that night in Warrensburg.  It was really awesome.  He is so cool.  I was really impressed because I could tell he really wasn't in the mood to meet people after the show, but he was still talking to everyone and stuff.  He wasn't rude at all.  Arion and Brad stayed around awhile and talked to people and signed autographs.  It was also pretty cool getting to meet the new guitar player, Tony.  He really amazed me at the show with how much better of a guitar player he was than Kevin.


FirstName: Sommer Treiber
Email:     somsom13@yahoo.com
City:      Burnet
State:     TX

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I recently went to the Austin show on April 14th and had the time of my life!I followed your advice and went to the buses and waited, and waited, and.....well,you know!FINALLY,they came out!I met Brad and Stephan!!!!I felt so silly because all I could manage to say was,"I love Third Eye Blind!You have no idea!"but he was nice about it and said,"Well, Third Eye Blind loves you too,sweetie!"I got his autograph on like four things!I had been dreaming of that moment for years,and I sounded so silly.Ah,well.I can die happy now!:)


FirstName: allie khalil
Email:     pokie_mann_sux@hotmail.com
City:      sugarland
State:     TX

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i didnt meet stephan but i have a sad story to tell..cuz theres no where else to tell it..i went to the buzz fest to see third eye blind..they were the last band. lit was before them. while lit was playing me and my friend erin decited to go up on the lawn with all the people to join the raziness...we went and while we were walking down..i threw a shoe and a police grabbed my arm and told me i was outta here. and so he escorted me out of the pavillon.i got kicked out right before third eye blind came on. i was crying and crying...and i tried to sneak back in and i tried everything. i was out there for 45 minutes and when my aunt and my friend erin came to get me and go home...losing a whole year came on..and i jsut started crying so hard..i felt like i was gonna die. and the police told us to just start walking to our car.so we started walking and the police told us that we can compromise....she let us back in but we had lawn seats.... i just stood there and stared at stephan on the screen. i was so happy and thankful but then i was so sad at the same time..we had to leave early before all the drunks left..and i didnt get to see the whole show. ive been wanting to se them for 2 years and i finally got to and i kinda missed it. i hope they came back to houston soon. that was my story.. i love stephan so much.


FirstName: Lucy
Email:     Star122479@aol.com
City:      Fayetteville
State:     AR

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I was actually one of the lucky people to win backstage passes from Power 105.7, one of our local stations.  My best friend and I were a nervous wreck.  We met all the members of the band.  It was funny because I was fine talking to Arion, Tony and Brad but when it was time to meet Stephan, I think I went brain dead.  I had it all planned out in my head what I wanted to say to him.  You know, stuff like I love your music, it inspires me, you kick ass.  I think all that came out was I love you and he signed me CD and I got a hug.  So much for planning things out.  He was really nice to me and my friend and the concert was the bomb so it will be a night I will never forget.


FirstName: Jackie Abukhalaf
Email:     Knicks8910@aol.com
City:      Boca Raton
State:     FL

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Hey Jen!  So last week I went to the 3EB show at Pompano Beach Ampitheater in Miami.  I stayed after the show with my friend Megan for about an hour.  There were about 30 or 40 3Eb fans there waiting.  I met the whole band.  Everyone was sooo nice, especially Arion.  They seemed extremly sincere and greatful to thier fans.  Stephan was the last to come out and sign autographs.  (He wouldn't take pictures though. );  I told him who much I loved the band etc... He gave me a big hug and signed my album covers.  Then I told him I wish 3EB all the success in the world, and then he thanked me and rubbed my shoulder.  That's when I lost it.  But it was awesome, and It was one of the best days of my life.  I have a whole new perspective of Third Eye Blind now!  Thanks for listening!


FirstName: Lisa
Email:     Browneyes2000@hotmail.com
City:      Dallas
State:     TX

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Dear Jen...this is short and sweet, but I did as your advice on this site instructed..I waited behind the Bronco Bowl by the tour bus..Tony,Brad and Arion came out pretty promptly and signed autographs and took pics with fans..very gracious people!! We all waited quite a while for Stephan to come out, but it was worth it..I had heard rumors (I form my own opinions, thank you..;0)) that he was a real weenie to people, big ego trip and all, but that is not what I witnessed.  He was very personable and kind..there was one person in particular who was very chatty and took quite a bit of time asking questions...he was genuinely involved in the conversation and answered all his questions.  I thought he was very humble and gracious as well.  By the time he got to me, I just asked for an autograph and a hug..as there were many others waiting after me and it was late.  It is an experience I will never forget.  Seeing all the guys that closely makes you realize..hey we're all just here giving our gifts to the world and we're all in this thing called life together.  I was glad to get the chance to be able to show my appreciation for their work and
enjoyment they give to others and to see for MYSELF that Stephan is a human being with ups and downs just like us all..(hey, maybe he has bad hairs days too??  Yeesh, people are so critical!!)
Anyway..enough of my rambling..great site Jen..thank you for YOUR time you take to keep us Stephan Jenkins fans updated and good luck in all you decide to do in this life, you seem like a very energetic, ambitious, special person!! Take care..later...Lisa J :)


FirstName: amber* tumbleson
Email:     ambertumbleson@aol.com
City:      tampa
State:     FL

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 lord, where do i begin? ok, the beginning. i woke up early one morning totally by accident. as i was layig in bed i heard the dj's at a local radio station say that they were having a contest for that weekends 3eb show. i about fell out of bed! i had to find the names of four local newscasters in order to win the tickets and i had 24 hours to find the names. the first two were easy, all i had to do was call up the tv stations and ask the producers for it. the third one was harder. i found the guy's email address online and e-mailed him. i called him at home and work but couldn't come up with anything...till he finally e-mailed me back! next was an anchor who didn't want to be found out. he had the day off
and the station kept giving me different names. so being the crazed 3eb fan i am i didn't give up. i searched birth records, police records,
dmv records, and phone records on-line untill i came up with the bright idea to call everybody in the phone book with the man's last name! (i have more...just wait!) after calling about thirty houses i found a reletive who confessed! so i had the name all i had to do was be the first caller!
    the next morning i got up at 5:00 in the morning (i didn't know what time they were gonna do the contest) when the time did come i was 3rd on the line.
(fate) the lady who was the first caller didn't know the middle name of the man who i stayed up all night figuring out. they gave her the tickets anyway! i was so upset! next thing i knew my mom was on the radio argueing with the dj about the contest! then the phone rang! it was the radio station! they wanted to talk to me! they felt so bad they gave me tickets and backstage passes! so i met stephen! 


FirstName: Lisa
Email:     Lisameehan@yahoo.com
City:      Philadelphia
State:     PA

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I met Stephan and the rest of the band when they were signing autographs at an HMV record store in Philly on April 1.  The whole band was so nice and I was so nervous that I did not say anything.  Stephan got a haircut so he looked really hot, but he seemed kind of cocky to me.  He had his feet up on a chair and he was leaning back and he wasn't too nice.  I still love himm but I'm thinking that maybe he is the jerk that everyone says he is.


FirstName: Avi
Email:     hockefan@gte.net
City:      Santa Barbara
State:     CA

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Well,I met him at the end of the first Dragons and Astronauts Show in my hometown Santa Barbara. I gave him a little beanie baby dog and mardi gras beads. In return he gave me a big hug. I was so stoked. He was and is the first rock star I have ever met!!!


FirstName: Sally Slama
Email:     sallness85@hotmail.com
City:      Milwaukee
State:     WI

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Jen- it was the best day of my life. every since 6th grade, when i was writing the lyrics to semi charmed life on my desk, i have loved stephan and his music.then this march, me and my other stephan lover friend Ash went to milwaukee to see him at the Rave. we came like 3 hours early and went behind by the tour buses. as we waited, we talked to the guys from Tonic and then......Stephan came with his dad, walked right by as i said"that is stephan" he just gave us a funny grin and left. so we were pysched, we waited there like 1 1/2 till he came back from his drive with his dad, and he stopped and talked and signed autographs, if only i had brought a camara. it was amazing! -sall


FirstName: Leah
Email:     thirdiblindgirl@yahoo.com
City:      Detoit
State:     MI

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 After the show we went over by 3eb's bus and there are like 75 or so peeps there, im like fuck that really sucks! i didn't want to meet them with that many teenyboppers screaming ugh but anyways they had gates up on both sides of the door where they would come out, everyone was in a line on the one side b/c it was closer to the door and we were kidna hangin out on that side complaining about how many people there were and then we see THE BOO! and we're like OMG WE GOTTA GET OUR PIC TAKEN WITH HIM or is it a her? so we chase after them and ask the guy if we can and hes like maybe after i walk him and we're like ok. so we start walking back towards the
bus and the guy (guitarist) from tonic is like "you guys are obsessed! you're chasin after stephans dog,GEEZ!" heehee it was so hilarious, he kept making fun of me and im like STOP! i know im obsessed! so then we go back to the gates but on the side where no one is
standing, and the gaurd moved them up towards the door so we were closer, me and my friends (4 of us total) were almost the only ones on our side and then tony comes out and he starts to go towards the other side and we start screaming "tony! the monkey!" and so he
comes to our side and starts talkin to us. he remembered me from the pit hes like yeah you're the one who was smiling at me, so anyways i got his sig and a pic with him, im like "can i have a hug?" and hes like sure you can have a kiss too, so he kisses me on the lips, and i think i was in shock or something but he was so nice! we talked a little about his awesome shoes and overall he was a super nice guy.
then arion came out and he signed our things and he hugged me too. then brad and he was nice, we got pics and a hug and sig from him and last stephan came out. he was just goin along signing things then he came over by me and i think i was just in shock, im so glad
i didnt cry otherwise i would have killed myself! so he signs my thing and i had written him a little note and i remembered to give it to him, he was so sincere about it and he said somethign like "wow thank you so much, i will read this later, ya know i always wanted
to do that to ......(some actress) but i never had the nerve to" and i was so happy! so i asked him for a hug and so he hugged me and i didnt want to let him go so i just kinda held onto him for a couple seconds, i was in heaven! i hope that he reads my letter, it means so
much to me, atleast what i had written. they said they didnt want pics and i was mad b/c i needed to get my pic taken with stephan! so they went back in and almost everyone left, there were about 10 of us, maybe less waiting for them to come out again, and they rest
of the band comes out and gets on the bus and stephan comes out like 15 min later and im like "I need a pic with you!" so he let me have one, but i dont think it turned out well b/c he was looking down at me but hey who cares. so then they boarded the bus and were off.
it was kinda sad but i had a really awesome time. here is the link to my picture page from the 3/24 show
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=210268&a=1551694


FirstName: Jill Toney
Email:     toneyje@purdue.edu
City:      West Lafayette
State:     IN

Comments Or Questions:

It all started last weekend, when my friend sara and I decided that that weekend, we had ONE goal..to meet third eye blind. We went out to the bars on Friday night to look for them because we had heard a rumor floating around that they like to hang out at local bars the night before their concerts. Well, we went to most of the local bars and they were nowhere to be seen. Did meet some interesting people, but not them. BUT, for those of you who think meeting Third Eye Blind is difficult, think again! I met the whole band, even Stephen! I am a student at Purdue University and they came to perform a concert here. After the kick-ass concert, my friend went to look for some people so I stuck around the back of the hall that they played in. I spotted some semis and decided to go exploring. I peeked around the corner and lo and behold! A big purple tour bus! I peeked inside and it looked very comfy. The bus driver caught me and pulled down the blinds, meanie. Is there a chance to meet them? To meet Stephen? My friends rejoined me and we waited for quite awhile in the freezing cold air when finally a man comes out and announces that those who want autographs can stand in a single file line and the band would be out in 20 minutes. Well, 45 minutes later, Brad, then Tony, then Arion, and finally Stephen came out. They were all complete sweethearts. I remember thinking two things at the same time 1 minute before I met Stephen. 1. Oh my God, he's more gorgeous than I ever imagined he'd be and he's 2 feet away from me  2. He's just a regular, down-to-earth guy

Then he was there! Right in front of me. "Hi!" I said. "Hi," he said in his soft-spoken voice with a little smile on his face. I handed him my ticket and the guy behind me(who i'd bribed to take a polaroid photo of stephen and I since i forgot my camera) snapped a photo(even though stephen didn't want pics of him taken for some odd reason). I then asked for a hug from Stephen and he said sure and in my dream-like state I didn't realize what i'd said until stephen's arms around me jarred me back into reality. He gives good hugs! And Mmm! He smelled good! If anyone knows his cologne...tell me so i can buy my boyfriend some :) My only regret is that I was too starstruck and shy to say anything more to them...perhaps if I get the chance next time I'll come up with something funny to say :) I had stephen sign my ticket and the rest of the band sign my atm receipt so there would be room for them to write stuff. They got a kick out of it and tried to see how much money I had in my bank account(like there is any, come on people i'm a college student!)
There were consequences for waiting out in the cold for 2 hours though..the next day I came down with a horrible respiratory infection and had to miss some classes but it was definitely worth it! Now i have a cool story to tell anyone who wants to hear it.

Jen, great site! You're so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to know Third Eye Blind. They're great guys.

Moral of the story 3eb fans:

You CAN meet them if you put your mind to it :)All ya gotta do is try!

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