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D.O.A. 2008


This the OFFICIAL announcement of DOA 2008!! The dates for next year's meeting are Friday, February 29 - Saturday, March 1, 2008 !!! Though it covers two months, we wanted to keep the dates for the last weekend in February. I have secured a block of 30 rooms at the Wingate Inn, now called "Winngate by Wyndham", as they have been bought out by the Wyndham Hotel Group. I had the pleasure of speaking with Tracie today and she has given us a group rate of just $89 per night. That rate is good from Thursday, February 28th through Sunday, March 2, 2008. Though there are new owners, this is only $4 higher than last year. If this is out of your price range, there some less expensive motels in the area. Someone will most likely post those locations. While the Winngate is not the closest hotel to Dean Guitars Headquarters, it is a favorite of the DOA. It is only about 20 minutes from KapoK Gardens, where the party is held on Friday night, which is very convenient for those who are known to knock down a drink of two. They also have a great breakfast area with FREE breakfast. And we are not just talking cinnamon rolls and bran muffins. They have waffles, scrambled eggs and a wide variety of other breakfast foods. The rooms are blocked out until February 1, 2008, so you better call and get yours now.

Here's the usual list of activities for those who have never been to a DOA meeting -

****Thursday night - Although not an official DOA event, many arrive a day early and have dinner at the Quaker Steak restaurant directly behind the Winngate. Who knows, you might run into Hulk Hogan.

***Friday night party hosted by Dean Guitars at Kapok Gardens with a gourmet dinner and open bar. We will be entertained by one of two cool bands consisting of Dean Guitars employees, plus some special guests will most likely show up. NOTE: Please do not come to the offices of Dean Guitars during the day on Friday as this is a normal business day.

***On Saturday, Dean Guitars will open the doors at 10 AM and we will spend the entire day there checking out all of the guitars in the Artists Room as well as Elliott's collection of nearly 100 vintage Dean guitars. Lunch will be catered and we just might be entertained by a phenominal guitarits or two.

***Saturday night we are on our own. There are usually several groups of people going here or there for dinner or drinks. There are also a couple of clubs in the area that feature live bands.

Elliott has agreed to open the registration to 125 DOA members this year. There is no charge to attend DOA 2008, but in order to attend, you MUST be a registered DOA member. If you haven't gotten around to joining, now is the time to do so. Email Jim, our membership chairman, at doa_jim@hotmail.com. He will get back to you with what he needs to sign you up. If you are already a DOA member, you MUST email Jim to let him know that you want to attend. You are allowed to bring guests, but we do ask that you try to limit the number to 1 or 2. Special consideration can be made for families that want to attend.

Addresses for Dean Guitars, Winngate Inn and Kapok Gardens. You find the locations for each on MapQuest or Google Maps.

Dean Guitars, 4924 West Waters Ave, Tampa, Florida -

Kapok Gardens - 923 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, Florida

Winngate Inn - 5000 Lake Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida


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Official D.O.A. Party Video

Is that Vinman spinning his way into the ground?? I think it would be a great stage show addition :-)

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This following video has been converted to a Streaming Flash file from the one posted on the Dean Guitars website.

The reason for this conversion was that it was encoded for windows PC's in .wmv format and some Apple Mac users

would be unable to view the format without various video encoding tools. Flash is a universal format.

Click on the play button within the video screen at the bottom

 

Thanks to D.O.A. member, 'ml_pilot' for the original posting

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VM's Set List

Time Traveler
The Maze
Meltdown

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Posted by Carl on YouTube, another D.O.A. member

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Posted by StitchedFacedAngel on YouTube, another D.O.A. member


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PHOTOS

 

Vinnie Moore

Vinnie Moore at D.O.A. '08 - Above and below, photo copyright 2008, Robert Norton

 

Vinnie Moore

More of Robert's photos of VM, can be found here

 

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For me this photo perfectly sums up Vinnies love for his music and shows just how much he is
enjoying the atmosphere at D.O.A.

Thanks to Ryan from Rock & Roll Photography for allowing me to use his photos on this webpage and
trusting me to 'photo montage' not only the above photo but also the following two below:

Photo copyright 2008, Ryan, Photo montage/layout by Tristan

 

Photo copyright 2008, Ryan, Photo montage/layout by Tristan

 

Thanks to Ryan at Rock & Roll Photography for the following D.O.A. '08 photos:

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More of Ryan's photos of VM, can be found here

 

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OTHER PHOTOS

Vinnie Moore performing at D.O.A. '08 - Thanks to BKW for the following eight photos:

Vinnie Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to BKW from the Dean Guitars Forum

 

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Vinnie Moore

Photo copyright 2008 - Thanks Carl

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Greensnake and Vinnie

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Lights Out! Thor, BTMN, Bradworld, TransblueZ... Tim on Drums... And yes!!!!

That is the Vinman, from UFO, on the floor having a blast listening to us play his band's song... Tripple V Assault!

Thanks to BradWorld on the Dean Forum

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Vinnie Moore performing at D.O.A. '08 - Thanks to Chris Fields for the following photos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above Photos, Copyright 2008 Chris Fields

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Vinnie Moore D.O.A

Vinnie Moore | MAB | Bill Peck | Elliot, photo copyright 2008 Bill Peck

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Wayne with the Dean 'VINMAN2000' Vinnie Moore Signature Guitar

I can see another one in the background - Trans RED?

 

Vinnie and Wayne

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MORE PHOTOS can be found HERE

 


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D.O.A 2008

 

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