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wistyxfan's Staff Profile


SCREEN NAME:
wistyxfan

REAL NAME:
Jan W.

SEX:
Female

MARITAL STATUS:
Single

CURRENT RESIDENCE:
Wisconsin

HOMETOWN:
northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois

OCCUPATION:
Administrative assistant by day, college student by night, rocker on weekends, mom 24/7
(Co-workers at my day job know me as their "Concert Connection"; when they want to go to see a band, any band, they come to me for tour schedules and tips on where to buy tix - and any information on Styx that they need, lol. They know if I'm happy, I must have a show coming up.)

HOBBY:
Going to concerts. (How I wish I could be paid to do it!) My banner year was last year - 35 shows in about 9 months!

POSITION AT THE JOURNEY ZONE:
Associate Editor, News--Tour Schedules (September, 2003-present)

FAVORITE JOURNEY ALBUM:


Captured and Escape

FAVORITE JOURNEY LEAD SINGER:


Steve Perry (Though I commend Steve Augeri's attitude toward the job.)

WHAT I THINK OF ARRIVAL:
There are a couple songs I like; it has a different feel to me than other releases.

FAVORITE SONG FROM ARRIVAL:
"Higher Place"

HOW MANY PEOPLE KNOW THAT I WANT TO GO TO A JOURNEY CONCERT:
Every single person who knows me...and there are 2 people who still tease me that THEY have seen "Perry-Journey" and I have not.

LIST OF ATTENDED JOURNEY CONCERTS:
I have loved this band since 1977, and was never successful at seeing them! I struck out THREE times in a row in 1983... it was so upsetting that to this day, my best friend Tammy (whom I met because of Journey - thank you Journey!) and I have a pact to see them together, in our dream line-up, and we will each max out our credit cards for front row, center seats, with backstage passes. Hey, it's my dream, right? I finally saw the band, with the new line-up, at Loopfest this year (2003). I was also fortunate enough to finally see Gregg Rolie perform this year also, in Oshkosh. I was so happy, I could have kissed his boots... but I didn't. ; )

MY MUSICAL LIKES:
Styx-Journey-REO (My top 3 for decades now - the Main Event Tour was making my fantasy a reality!!) Creed, Default, Nightranger, Kevin Chalfant, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Loverboy, Zep, Nickleback, Theory of a Deadman, Puddle of Mud (I usually like at least one song by nearly every band; I lean most toward 80's hair bands, classic rock, and harder rock.)

MY DISLIKES:
Many pet peeves... nothing too serious

MY MOTTOS:
"Ne dis jamais jamais" ("Never say never")--Tommy Shaw, Styx & "Don't Stop Believin' "--Journey

MY JOURNEY BIO:
My favorite Journey memory involves my aunt. I was a young Journey fan, just discovering that certain bands did certain songs, just figuring out some of the music scene. I had seen people with Journey shirts, and wanted one SO badly!! My aunt called and shopped all over the place, trying to find one for my birthday. We had no idea back then that at that time, you could only get one *if* you went to a concert! (Anyone old enough to remember those days?) So, she tried to compensate by buying me "Captured". Flash forward 6 years, and she's the one on the phone, trying desperately to get me tix to a Journey concert. Yet again, she did not accomplish her goal, so she compensated with a Journey AND Styx album. (And when Journey did not come back to the area, she got me Styx tix. Back then, it was as close to an even trade for me as you could make! Better later on, when you factor in that I got to meet Tommy Shaw and the rest of the band that year.)

FAVORITE MOVIES:
(there are so many, but to be brief)
Comedy: Arthur
Action: any Lethal Weapon
Horror: the first Nightmare on Elm Street
Romance: Legends of the Fall

FAVORITE ACTORS/ACTRESSES:
(again, trying to be brief)
Mel Gibson
Brad Pitt
Noah Wyle
Johnny Depp

FAVORITE AUTHORS:
Stephen King
Jackie Collins
Nora Roberts
Dean Koontz
(will read anyone at least once)

FAVORITE TV SHOWS:
(so many..... I love TV, but keeping it short)
Behind the Music
Osbournes
True Hollywood Story
Unwrapped
Everybody Loves Raymond
Judging Amy
Will & Grace
ER
That 70's Show
Music award shows of any kind (for audience shots... quality has hit the skids!)




Last Updated 20 February, 2010 (DHG)