Yes, it's me.
To answer the questions: I found them on the "One Night Stand" that aired after the Bill Maher show in Sept. 2005. It was the first time I had ever looked anyone up on the computer, since I hadn't had much experience with the medium. I found WTF and an amazing group of people. I was pretty much here for hours, daily, for about two years having a blast.
In the last few years I participated less and less, but have never left.
I saw the guys at "Yard Dog" and "The Red Eyed Fly" at SXSW in 2006. That's when I met them and got to hang out a little bit. There weren't long lines of groupies back then. Then I saw them in NY in 2007 and again chatted after the show. A little more competition to talk to them after the show. But I waited a while till I went up to them and they seemed happy to see me. Then in early 2009 we drove down to Austin again for the big tour. The show was in a giant venue. It wasn't quite the same and I missed the intimacy of the smaller gigs.
Sherry was always saying that to us when we were newbies. It is better to see then in a smaller venue. I finally saw the difference. Plus, there was no meet and greet, even though there was quite a line of us. Ad we had been told over and over the guys had already left. But we hung out waiting just the same because you never knew.
Thanks for the complements Nonch and the greetings Nancy. I am not as excited/crazy about FoTC as I used to be. But they'll always be in my heart. And I'm so happy for all of you that are excited/crazy. It is a really fun ride. They are not only extremely talented, they are genuinely good people. And from what I've read, so are you all. Good people, I mean, though I'm sure a few of you are also talented.
Basically the reason I still come back and lurk is that I'll never really be over them. And I'll always wish the best for them and want to know what's up with them. That's how it is when you love someone.