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Title: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: Andys_vox on August 12, 2005, 04:59:45 AM
Just wondering if anyone had heard anything from the fan club.  Seems like ages since I joined certainly more than the 4 - 6 weeks that we were encouraged to be patient for.   ???

All this and they didn't even give a heads up on the UK dates before it appeared elsewhere.  >:(

Don't make me demand for you to give me my money back (you bitches)!!!

Only kidding but you get the drift  :-\
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: jenevive on August 14, 2005, 04:05:14 PM
i got my package in the mail on friday...

a 5x6 b&w autographed photo, the tower ep also autographed and a laminated id card. 
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: Andy on August 14, 2005, 04:30:55 PM
Any chance of some scans?

~A
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on August 14, 2005, 05:16:14 PM
i could because i got mine too, but i cant right now....later maybe!
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: Kathlemur on August 14, 2005, 10:48:08 PM
yep my friend got his bf stuff in the mail friday too. im still begging him to lemme see it. ;)
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 15, 2005, 06:47:41 AM
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i could because i got mine too, but i cant right now....later maybe!

No fair - your stuff came already? I ordered yours months after mine!!!

You have to put it back in the envelope and not look at it until mine arrives ;) :P.

Sorry 'bout that, Chloe... I'm just pissed off that my stuff still isn't here :'(
I'm glad your stuff all arrived, though...
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on August 15, 2005, 09:23:14 AM
the EP....
(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/6074/bentowerrecords1kn.jpg)


Back of membership card....

(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/8624/cardback3ga.jpg)

Signed Photo...

(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/5927/signedphotoben5kj.jpg)
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on August 15, 2005, 09:26:10 AM
front of membership card didnt work....i'll try again

(http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/1461/cardfront8fb.jpg)
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: Hanny on August 15, 2005, 09:55:12 AM
wow can u still join?
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on August 15, 2005, 11:46:44 AM
i think so
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 15, 2005, 12:38:59 PM
Yeah, you'd probably benefit from joining now as the stuff is actually dispatching. Though, when you think about it, Ben just set out on tour again, so it might not be such a good idea. Chloe joined (well, I joined for her) at the right time - Ben wasn't touring.

I joined at the very start and my stuff still hasn't come...
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on August 15, 2005, 12:41:37 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 15, 2005, 12:43:21 PM
Hold me, Chloe... :'(
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: jenevive on August 16, 2005, 10:26:32 AM
that's strange.. i joined at the very beginning as well and i got my stuff.  maybe yours is lost in the mail.
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on August 16, 2005, 10:27:33 AM
damn post office!
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 16, 2005, 10:41:57 AM
Jenevive - are you in the UK? It's probably living over here that's taking so long...

Does anybody think that maybe the "Live at Tower Records" EP was Ben's choice for the CD he signed because he didn't really want us fans to be spending our money on it (but didn't really have much say in its' release) and he didn't want to be sending out stuff everybody already has (because, let's face it, most of his fans are gonna have the EPs)?
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: davidmaiden18183 on August 17, 2005, 11:12:39 PM
I hope I get the tower EP becuase admittedly for the three tracks (and not new material) I couldnt be bothered getting it over from the states..... then since its been made availalbe in the UK I just havent got round to it, and left it in case the fan club was so kind.

Has anyone had other EP's or signed pictures.

The signed picture is sweet, I'll put mine with the BF5 signed first press of WAEA
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 18, 2005, 03:02:53 AM
Mine came this morning. The signed picture is pretty damn small - about A5 (I was hoping it'd be bigger as I have an A3 frame that needs filling and my Snuzz autographed pic is just under A4 in size...). The EP was Tower Records - God bless you, Ben!!!

It would've been very expensive to buy from Tower Records (with shipping fees). It only cost like $25 to get it from the fan club ;)
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: davidmaiden18183 on August 18, 2005, 07:23:32 AM
Yeah, I came home to mine too, Tower records as well, which is sweet because it's what I wanted. Althought the picture is smallish I think it really is very nice. In some ways Im thankful because I have a few of my favorate comedians, and football players pictures signed and framed and all my wall, and it's going to look cluttered with to many more big ones
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 19, 2005, 04:12:54 AM
I reckon Ben chose the Tower Records EP for all of us because he probably had no say in its' release and didn't want us to go spending our money on it. It makes me happy to think that he cares about us like that, though it could just have been the Tower Records EP didn't sell well at all and he has an entire room at his house, stacked from floor to ceiling with unsold copies.
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: ads on August 19, 2005, 05:00:02 AM
Get this - I bet the RECORD COMPANY  :( chose the tower ep cause it is the one they have heaps of left and arent selling...

 Think about it people, if ben had time he would reply to all im sure - but he doesnt does he?

 So the record company takes over and manages it "for" him.

 it makes sense cause the guy isnt omnipresent,  just better business sense for SONY

 a forum like this does much more to and for the community, and for this - Andy and everyone who has any imput into it should be very proud. ;D

 i just want to see what it actually does for us ( the fan club) cept take our c$$h. Now if it does turn out awesome ill be the first to eat my hat,but the realist in me says..................................................................................................................................................no. :'(
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 19, 2005, 07:03:04 AM
Me too ;)

But, it's Ben - gotta love 'im!!!

You can check the amount of members by going on the payment screen to the fanclub on paypal and seeing how many transactions they've made. Last time I checked it was a hundred or so.

I don't reckon the fanclub is gonna amount to much. I'll renew my membership just for the novelty of being a member, though.
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: jmhard on August 21, 2005, 09:27:50 AM
Mine finally showed up earlier this week.  It had been so long I can't even remember.  I guess they sent them out in a batch, I got the exact same package.  Since the Tower record ep was the only one I didn't already own, I was very happy they chose that one.
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: Andys_vox on August 22, 2005, 02:46:12 AM
Got mine too finally - hoorah - member of the crap laminated plastic club - and still really excited by it!!  I now have the tower thingy twice as I paid the massive sum for it the first time.  I was hoping for the landed single since the uk never released it - back to musicstak and see if I can order an ozzie one! 8)
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: Andy on August 22, 2005, 02:58:17 AM
I'm glad it was the Tower EP, as I know a majority of people didn't buy it.
Mine's broken though. Bloomin' Royal Mail.

~A
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: bezley on August 22, 2005, 04:55:59 AM
How annoying!
I might well join now hopefully I'll still get autographed stuff. What about the exclusive web access?
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 22, 2005, 06:22:07 AM
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What about the exclusive web access?

They're allegedly still working on that... I don't think it's fair that 1 years' membership started when the stuff was sent out if the web stuff isn't ready at that time. I mean, it could take months for them to sort that out!
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on August 22, 2005, 08:50:09 AM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/doesbenfoldfive/fanclub.jpg)
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: general_apathy (Chloe) on August 22, 2005, 08:51:20 AM
whats supoosed to be in the exclusive web access?
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 22, 2005, 08:57:04 AM
I'm not too sure. I remember something like a forum or something where you can share fan-art, stories and stuff... Nothing really amazing sounding, but I'd still like a year's access...
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: jrkeyboard on August 22, 2005, 11:22:40 AM
Just got my stuff today! Finally!

Yeah, I agree it's not really worth the price... but I'm hoping they make good on other promises, like pre-sale tickets and such, that's where the real value comes in for me. I'm tired of having to order tickets the second they go on sale to beat the f*ckers that buy the good seats and sell them on ebay, or having shows be sold out because of all the annoying college f*cks that are there because it's an excuse to get drunk.

I'm also looking forward to the release of the members only website, hopefully it's more than just a welcome page thanking us for our purchase.
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on August 22, 2005, 12:06:46 PM
Knowing our luck, Ben will choose this year to take a long break from touring or making any music whatsoever...
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: contemporary_art on August 23, 2005, 11:56:42 PM
Ahhhh, they require american dollars, damn these Aussie Dollars.....hmm...I have to convince my parents to use their Credit cards........could be a task.......is it a pay yearly thing or just a one off?.....
Title: Re: Has anyone heard from the fan club?
Post by: Andys_vox on August 24, 2005, 03:03:31 AM
'Fraid it is annual - although what they will offer next year to get our dollars is anyones guess!