GeorgeFromGeorgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Georgia Admin

25 years old
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from Decatur, GA

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    • Remember that one time the spotlight went to my head and I had to learn to humble myself... Good times...

      3 days ago

      GeorgeFromGeorgia RT Georgia Admin

      BOW TO ME MINIONS!!!!!


      ...cough cough... 


      Sorry, I mean oh my god I'm featured user. I'm so surprised; I've got nothing prepared...


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      I've always wondered what it took to be a FU. Why others got it and I didn't. Was I not well known enough? Was I not active enough? Did I not matter? It bothered me for a while, but after being a member here for 5 1/2 years and a fan for many more I came to a realization. As cool as it is to be the FU, it's way cooler to be a part of this family. 

      The community of people who love and support each other even while (in some cases) never meeting face to face and being spread across the globe is incredible. Every last person on this site is important. A commmunity can only exist with the presence of multitudes and you can't have a featured users without other users.


      Although I am the site featured user today, all the friends I've made are my FUs of the past and all the ones I will make are my FUs of the future.


      Thanks again; peace and much love to you!

    • Stressed Is Just A Major Typo Away From Blessed

      1 year ago

      GeorgeFromGeorgia RT Georgia Admin

      Hello family!


      This past week has proven to be one of the more stressful ones in recent memory. To put it frankly, work has been kicking my ass! I've been buried in so many emails and so much paper work that I'm almost certain there's a sentient bot out there trolling me.


      While my first inclination is to crumble under the weight or complain profusely about the work load, I've come to a very important realization. I'm sitting here alive and well, typing this post. The work I've done may have tired me out mentally, but I'm fortunate to be in the position I am right now. I work with some incredible musicians and meet some fascinating people for a living. A couple days ago, I witnessed a vocalist who I first saw 5 months ago on a small stage in front of 165 people perform to a room of 650 people, one of which happened to be an actor I hold in very high regard. The cherry on top? I got paid to do it!


      The perks and privileges I'm afforded because of the work I do isn't something I thought I'd have a year ago. I've worked hard and fought my way to where I am, but I'd be follish to think there wasn't quite a bit of luck involved.


      So although it's perfectly fine to complain a bit (sometimes you feel so much better afterwards), never forget that while the stress may feel weightier than everything else, if you take the time to add up the little wins along the way, you may surprise yourself with how the scale balances (and even tilts) out.

    • Birthday Thanks!

      1 year ago

      GeorgeFromGeorgia RT Georgia Admin

      I'd like to sincerely thank everyone for the birthday wishes. You tend to forget just how many different people, places, and experiences have come into your life. It's days like today when you realize that even through all the madness, you've enjoyed a nice life. Thanks for being part of the last 24, here's to you being part of the next!

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      GeorgeFromGeorgia RT Georgia Admin
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    • Losing a Friend: TLDR - It takes learning from great men to become a great man.

      1 year ago

      GeorgeFromGeorgia RT Georgia Admin

      December is always a hectic time. Family is flying in from god knows where, people are stressed out as they finish important task like finals or quarterly reports or Crossy Road. between all that plus the seemingly endless parade of holiday parties, it's easy to get lost in hustle and bustle that is December.


      That is until something forces you to stop and usually it's something tragic and this last month, it was. Before I had a chance to start drowning in holiday spirit, I (along with the world) lost a great friend. His name was Alex Cooley. I'm going to assume most of you have no clue who that is so I'll tell you...


      Alex Cooley was (and will remain) a music legend in the Southeast. Back in the late 60's early 70's big music acts didn't want to come to the south because they believed it was nothing but a bunch of bluegrass loving rednecks. That's when Cooley stepped in. in 1969 Alex and two partners created the Atlanta International Pop Festival. Imagine all those videos you see of Woodstock from that era, except in Georgia. As a matter of fact, the Atlanta Festival was actually more than a month before Woodstock even happened. Alex convinced acts like Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Led Zeppelin (who Woodstock couldn't get), Jimi Hendrix (giving Hendrix the biggest audience he would have in his lifetime), B.B. King, and the Allman Brothers to come to a sleepy Georgia town and play a festival. He brought rock to the south.


      In that same year he was 1/2 of the team that created the Texas International Pop Festival in Dallas and later brought his festival to Puerto Rico.


      That's how he made is name and from there, he kept building. He stepped away from festivals to focus on creating venues. Atlanta natives may have heard of a few: the Electric Ballroom, the Capri Ballroom, The Roxy, The Cotton Club, and The Tabernacle. He booked shows at The Omni, the Great Southeast Music Hall, and the Fox (even helping to save the it when it was going to be demolished in the mid-70s)!


      Probably the biggest impact he's had on Georgians is the creation of Music Midtown. Aside from bring us awful traffic for a couple days it is THE quintessential Atlanta music festival. Without Alex's contributions to music in Georgia, we wouldn't have festivals like Counterpoint or Tomorrowworld.


      Eventually, Alex sold his empire to a little company that was trying to grow its presence in the south called Live Nation. He was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, then somewhere along the line he bought a small music venue in Atlanta called Eddie's Attic. There he hired a young man to be a doorman who he fired 6 months later. Then he asked him to come back and wait tables. Then he took him aside and told him he had potential and could do great things. Then he promoted that man and made him the Production Manager of that venue, adding his name to the list of people who became something in those walls (John Mayer, India Arie, Sugerland, the Indigo Girls). Then a week before Alex passed he took, that man aside and said, "I'm proud of the man you are and the man you're becoming. You've grown since I first brought you on and I appreciate all the work you put in.You will be great."


      I hope I can keep making him proud.



    • 1st World Problems

      1 year ago

      GeorgeFromGeorgia RT Georgia Admin

      Prepetually torn between the urge to leave the house and the desire to not get out of bed ever...

    • 1 year ago

      GeorgeFromGeorgia RT Georgia Admin
    • Hello Old Friend

      1 year ago

      GeorgeFromGeorgia RT Georgia Admin

      Echo... echo... echo...


      It's super dusty in here and there are cob webs everywhere, but with a little bit of elbow grease and fresh coat of paint, this place will feel like home again.

  • Comments (28)

    • DLGR FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheTallLoud1

      3 weeks ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!!!!!

      • GeorgeFromGeorgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Georgia Admin

        3 weeks ago

        Dammit I knew I missed one somewhere! Thank you Marcie!

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

      1 month ago

      Happy FU Day!

      Also, how were we not friends on here!?!

    • ShadowSham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The 3rd Guardian

      2 months ago

      Happy FU my good man! See you this summer! :)

    • Stealth7500 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jake

      2 months ago

      All glory to the FU, dude! Stop being wonderful

    • 1TinSoldier FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Big Red

      2 months ago

      FU AGAIN! :P

    • dizzyblinker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Loud person

      4 months ago

      HAPPY FU!

      • GeorgeFromGeorgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Georgia Admin

        4 months ago

        Thank you! Love you bunches!

    • DLGR FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheTallLoud1

      1 year ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGEEEEEE!!!!!!111!1!!1

      • GeorgeFromGeorgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Georgia Admin

        1 year ago

        Thank you Marcie!!!

    • ShadeKing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      George, We Fans in Georgia have to meet up, also was wondering if you wanted to play some xbox games together depending if you have the Xbox One. smiley0.gif

      • GeorgeFromGeorgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Georgia Admin

        2 years ago

        Absolutely! And yes, I have do have an XBOne and a 360. Just add me and we can get something going.

    • craZboy87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian Hat

      2 years ago

      Geoooooooooooooooooorge! Thanks for being our line guy last weekend smiley1.gif

      • craZboy87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian Hat

        2 years ago

        You did a great job of keeping people happy and making sure the lines were in order. Also had fun with that little staring contest. Think I surprised my guy more than anything else.

      • GeorgeFromGeorgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Georgia Admin

        2 years ago

        Thanks for having me. I had a lot of fun.

    • thegovna FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

      2 years ago

      Flight Buddies! smiley13.gif

      • Eunoshin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        I'm sure it'll make me feel sympathetic for taxi drivers.

      • thegovna FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        2 years ago

        I can't wait to get shit faced on the flight and make @eunoshin pick us up.

      • GeorgeFromGeorgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Georgia Admin

        2 years ago

        Honestly, great idea. Kudos

    • McSpanky1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      #PerfectHarmony2014

      • McSpanky1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        But it's guy love!

      • thegovna FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        2 years ago

        You guys are LOSERS

      • DaphneLlama

        2 years ago

        what a loser

    • SnakeNUrBoot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey. If you got nothing better to do with that weekend pass I know somebody down in Austin who'd really appreciate it. I know this is weird coming from a complete stranger but if you've got nothing better for it I'd appreciate it.

    • trueblueoval FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      saw you where going to RTX from Georgia, im going from South Carolina and gotta drive through big GA so if you wanna ride im sure i could pick you up along the way. The more people to cheaper it will be for all of us

      • trueblueoval FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        But I'm waiting on a few others to reply

      • trueblueoval FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Got one guy who rode last year but he doesn't know if he can make it this year. Got plenty of room if you know anyone else though.

      • GeorgeFromGeorgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Georgia Admin

        3 years ago

        This was just the kind of thing I was looking for; sounds good to me. Am I the first person you've reached out to or do you already have a few people in your group?

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