Once in a lifetime

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  1. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    There are certain events that I classify as "Once in a Lifetime" events. These are events where it's a real good excuse for a party - even if you don't care for the event

    Some that I have checked off
    Indy 500
    Times Square New Years Eve
    Eiffel Tower 100th annvy
    Golden Gate Bridge 50th annvy and Bridge Walk
    Chicago Blues Fest
    Concert in Hyde Park London
    Exotic Erotic Ball San Francisco
    Notre Dame Football Game
    Highlands Games in Scotland

    Some still on my list
    New Orleans Mardi Gras
    Kentucky Derby
    Carnaval in Rio
    Monte Carlo Grand Prix

    Anyone have any others?
     
  2. Kevin P

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    Seeing an Elton John concert, live, a mile from my house, last November. Definitely once in a lifetime.

    KJP
     
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    Dave Poehlman Producer

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  4. BrianB

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    Can I ask why this is on the list?

     
  5. Grant B

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    And the Indy 500 is hardly that if you live in Indianapolis. I am not a race (HORSE OR CAR) fan or a ND alumni...that's the point
    Generally these events are expensive or hard to get in. Throw in huge crowds, travel and all the other things like lack of toilets and so on.
    Would I go to most of the things on the list again - no. It's hard enough in the first place.
    I happened to be about 6 hours away from the Highland games and it was great fun. Would I drive 6 hours again - no.
    I went to the exotic erotic right when it was just getting to big and expensive. I guess all the things HBO show was going on but all I remember was the pathetic lonely naked guy getting laughed at by girls.
    [​IMG] you could say
     
  6. Jeff Ulmer

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    Winning the $35 million lottery. Still on my "to do" list.
     
  7. Max Leung

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    I wanna date a Playboy playmate.
    I guess winning a hundred million dollars would amount to the same thing.
     
  8. Patrick McCart

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    It's been my goal for years to see a silent film in a REAL theater.

    I hope this summer's re-release of Metropolis is my first.
     
  9. Dan Joy

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    GO IRISH! Gotta love a Saturday afternoon at the golden dome( dad has been season ticket holder for 35 years)[​IMG]
     
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    Wrestlemania
    Never been to one, but hope to one day.
     
  11. Mario Bartel

    Mario Bartel Stunt Coordinator

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    Done:

    • Michigan vs Ohio State football (actually, this was a twice in a lifetime event, as I attended games in Columbus and Ann Arbour)

    • marshalling in Harlem at the Five Boroughs Bike Ride in NYC, the largest participatory ride in the US

    • third row on the floor at TWO U2 concerts during their PopMart tour

    • driving a Porsche 911 on a closed race circuit (unless, of course, I win the lotto, when I expect to be driving a Porsche all the time!)

    Still to do:

    • Monaco Grand Prix (or any F1 race, for that matter)

    • Tour de France (heck, just visiting France!)

    • seeing a moose

    • winning the lottery to be able to afford the previous three!
     
  12. Kris McLaughlin

    Kris McLaughlin Stunt Coordinator

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    Mario, it's dirt cheap for Americans to come up to Canada and see a moose! Our dollar is like your dime!
    Not that we have moose walking around all over the place, but head up to Banff and you won't have much trouble finding one.
    See you soon, eh?!
     
  13. Jed M

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    Sports
    Superbowl
    Final Four
    World Series
    Bowl Game (done)
    Indy 500 (done)
    Kentucky Derby
    The Masters
    Heavyweight Boxing Championship
    Non Sports
    Visit all 7 continents,or at least 6 (done 4)
    Go to a political convention, either side.
    See the Northern Stars
    See the 14 wonders of the world, 7 man made, 7 natural. That one will be tough. I believe I have seen 2.
    See a late night talk show live
    Travel into space (you never know)
    .......
    That non sports one can go on for quite a while. I will leave it there...
     
  14. brian a

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    Experience the supernatural.
     
  15. Danny Tse

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    - Do a credited cameo in a Star Trek movie (please, the
    even numbered ones)
    - Guest host "The Tonight Show" or "The Late Show with
    Danny Tse" (??!!)
    - a Van Halen reunion concert
    - World Cup Championship (anywhere)
    - 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, which leads to....
    - standing at the top of the Great Wall of China
    - Using my superior hand-to-hand fighting skills to capture
    Osama Bin Laden, which leads to....
    - Getting my millions in reward money from the government
     
  16. Cam S

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    Hahaha, nice list Danny, I'm sure you can get some backup on the last two [​IMG]
     
  17. Grant B

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    Patrick
    I saw Nosferatu at the Castro Theater with an Orchestra doing the soundtrack, it was very cool;hope you get your wish!

     
  18. Jay H

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    Here's mine:
    +Winning the Tour de France or the Giro or the Vuelta (not a chance)
    +Riding the northern tier Trans-America bike route (soon, in a few years)
    +Riding the Great Divide mountain bike route from Canada to Mexico (most likely not)
    +Finding the cure to some long standing disease
    +Winning the nobel peace prize
    +Becoming president of the US (no desire here but it would be a once in a lifetime experience)
    and lastly:
    Hitting all the green lights on my bike commute to work one day... Damm it will happen sooner or later!!!! [​IMG]
    Jay
     
  19. Jon_Are

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    Done:

    *Take my dog for a walk without him taking a crap along the way.
    *Mouth off to a cop.
    *Pee in all five Great Lakes.
    *Drive faster than 100 mph on a motorsickle.
    *Catch the bouquet at a wedding.

    Not Done (yet):

    *Sit all the way through Star Wars Episode One.
    *See Rosie O'Donnell on television without gagging.
    *Shave my genitals.
    *Drink 12 raw eggs a-la Rocky.
    *Toss an extra puck into the action at an NHL game.

    Jon
     
  20. Paul_Fisher

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    I second the Kentucky Derby, I'm from Louisville and I've been to 5 in my short 24 years on this earth. Everyone must go once!

    Oh yeah, Auburn vs. Alabama in football is the most heated rivalry of all time.
     

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