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#996253 - 01/06/09 12:49 PM A Costco Moment I simply had to share
TTigg Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
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Loc: Southern California
So I popped into my local Costco last night to get some bulk meat n stuff. Wifey actually wanted to chat to the Wireless stand guy about a possible phone upgrade so I was looking at stuff to do to keep me busy.

Low and behold what do I see? The Yamaha "mini" roadshow but since it's gone 8pm it's all shut up and nobody is there.. Well I couldn't resist sitting down at the baby grand (GH1) to play my recital piece.

I then hear a voice say "Look Mummy, it's real there's a man playing the piano" (the Mum then pokes her head around the corner and says) "so there is, you play very well, I thought it was the disk system"

Yep, I'm really loving this journey of exploration.. Maybe I'll get around to actually recording it for the next ABF recital!

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#996254 - 01/06/09 01:16 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
Swingin' Barb Offline
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TTigg - Your story put a big smile on my face. Way to go!
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#996255 - 01/06/09 01:49 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
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Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8940
Loc: Georgia, USA
Me too, Barb. I needed a grin right about now. \:D

Nice post, TTigg! I'll bet you play really well. At least as good as a disk player system. \:D

Take care,

Rick
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#996256 - 01/06/09 02:08 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
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Registered: 12/24/04
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Great story! I love it when you can play the pianos in stores and get reactions from people. I actually got a job offer at a hotel once just by sitting down and playing.

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#996257 - 01/06/09 02:12 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
Mark... Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
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Loc: Jersey Shore
Way to go TTigg!!!

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#996258 - 01/06/09 02:16 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
TTigg Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Mark...:
Way to go TTigg!!! [/b]
Thanks Mark (and all) BTW love the new "dual" sig \:\)
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#996259 - 01/06/09 04:25 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
Kymber Offline
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That's awesome!!!
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#996260 - 01/06/09 04:29 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
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Registered: 05/14/08
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Those people shopping at costco got an unepected treat. I wish I had been there I would have loved to hear you play...

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#996261 - 01/06/09 05:24 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
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Way to go, TTigg! And, yes, we will all be anxiously awaiting your submission at the next AB recital.

...which is approaching with tremendous rapidity. Look for the submission thread to be posted Feb. 1.
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#996262 - 01/06/09 06:40 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
Serge88 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/06
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Loc: Canada
Good for you,

at my local Costco there was a small digital baby grand without a bench, I played a little bit but nobody noticed, it was so noisy.

Serge
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#996263 - 01/06/09 06:43 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
TTigg Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Monica K.:
Way to go, TTigg! And, yes, we will all be anxiously awaiting your submission at the next AB recital.

...which is approaching with tremendous rapidity. Look for the submission thread to be posted Feb. 1. [/b]
indeed.. Gonna need to get some extra practice in. I'm also going to see if I can use my mini camera to record my "real" piano and not just the digital one..
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#996264 - 01/06/09 08:04 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
TrapperJohn Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 3602
Loc: Chocolatetown, USA
Nice story TTigg, but . . .

Too bad it wasn't a Steinway \:\(

The acoustics must be pretty bad in the Costco warehouse, huh?

Did an employee hit you up for an Executive membership while you were playing? :p

How did wifey make out with the phone upgrade?

Regards ( ;\) ), JF
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#996265 - 01/06/09 08:13 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
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\:D \:D

JF, that was funny. So true, so true. They are a bit pushy about executive memberships... :rolleyes:
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#996266 - 01/06/09 10:21 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
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Posts: 4289
Great story. You could have plopped down the giant Hebrew Natl hot dog and soda for a buck and a half on the fall board while resting the 5 lb tub-o-mustard on the lid while you performed; just for a little atmospere!. \:D

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#996267 - 01/07/09 12:21 AM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 1500
Loc: Encino, California
Reminds me of the old days when I was 14 and our little town was visited by a travelling trade fair who also sported two upright pianos. I sat down and tried out the instruments, and the salesman asked me if I could stay till closing time and give a demonstration of the pianos. I was in seventh heaven, and at the end of the evening, I was presented with a check for $2.00, enough for 4 movie tickets at the time.
CostCo next.....
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#996268 - 01/07/09 12:56 AM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
TTigg Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 873
Loc: Southern California
You guys crack me up \:\)

JF,
Well it sounded good so maybe I just got lucky.

MSH,
Well it's sure not the amazing acoustics of your snow draped winter cabin but hey, maybe one day

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#996269 - 01/07/09 08:05 AM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
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Loc: Chocolatetown, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
Great story. You could have plopped down the giant Hebrew Natl hot dog and soda for a buck and a half on the fall board while resting the 5 lb tub-o-mustard on the lid while you performed; just for a little atmospere!. \:D [/b]
Yes! Are these the world's best hot dogs, or what? I sometimes go there for lunch even if I'm not shopping just to savor one of those rascals!
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#996270 - 01/07/09 03:43 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 3946
Loc: Banned
Just about anything with 32 grams of fat is tasty. :p

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#996271 - 01/07/09 06:39 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
foxyw Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 298
Loc: New Hampshire
TTig - That's great! Thanks for sharing.
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#996272 - 01/07/09 07:40 PM Re: A Costco Moment I simply had to share
saerra Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 842
Loc: Atlanta, GA
\:\) Awesome! Sounds like fun too.

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