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- when you do your biography project on Robert Plant (That was fun to do, we got to put pictures on a poster board ^^! My board is now hanging in my room!)

- when you see a zeppelin in the sky they seem awkwardly sexy

- when others in your own classs seem to magicaly know your obbsession with Led Zep (Even people who aren't your friends or you don't talk to much)

- when people ask you "How many Led Zeppelin shirts do you even have?!?!"

- when your own father tells his young daughter that she knows more about Zeppy then he does

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This thread cracks me up. I've been a member and reader here for a while, but have never posted. I have to say at this point I feel like the bumblebee girl in the Blind Melon video ("No Rain", I think) who finds all of the other bumblebees in a field at the end. Make sense? Surely some of you know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, back to the topic. I know I'm a Led Zeppelin freak because:

-One of my New Year's resolutions each year is to stop talking about Zeppelin to my friends (usually doesn't last long).

-When my husband leaves the house on the weekend, I put on my Zeppelin DVDs full blast and actually feel a little guilty about it.

-My birthday cake last year had a picture of Robert Plant on it. And, here's the kicker...I'm 43 years old! Obviously, I'm very immature for my age...LOL! Here's my cake:

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(BTW - I really enjoy reading this forum. Y'all are very informative people and some of you are pretty humorous!)

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You've synchronized your jogging route and your iPod so that either "In the Evening" or "Trampled Underfoot" is playing at the end, and the guitars will carry you through the last half mile :)

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You have dreams from time to time about seeing Led Zeppelin in concert,under surreal type circumstances.The dream I had in the wee hours of Sat.a.m. had the band reformed and on tour.They were in the Birmingham coloseum where I experienced them in 1977. They were playing Achilles in my dream. Jimmy was wearing a cape and was in the crowd with his guitar. Plant was onstage.Then I was five feet from JPJ, who was sitting in a chair playing his bass. I never saw in my dream anyone on drums. I heard the song. I enjoy these type of dreams.

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I wrote out this list on Jimmy Page (can be modified to be LZOCD) based on a similar list for Johnny Depp for my site. Here it is:

SYMPTOMS of

JIMMY PAGE OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

you know you have JPOCD when...

1. You have a serious addiction to all things connected to Jimmy Page.

2. You compulsively download every known picture of JP.

3. Everyone is talking about a picture at a link that you cannot get to to save your life and you think you are having a heart attack.

4. You stay up till after midnight and/or get up at 5:00 AM to check the Zeppelin Forum or Planet Zeppelin just to make sure you haven't missed anything good.

5. You have a window open to Photos, News, and a work-related thing just in case the boss knocks on your office door.

6. You have a Led Zeppelin t-shirt with Jimmy on it that you won't let even your best friend borrow, God forbid they shrink it in the laundry.

7. You impatiently wait the 20-30 minutes it takes until you can vote for another Led Zeppelin reunion on any website that features a vote.

8. You have posters of Jimmy covering your entire room.

9. You try to post something to someone and your computer goes haywire and it makes you cry.

10. You check in several times a day to your favorite JP/LZ websites.

11. You have the overwhelming compulsion to watch concerts and/or videos over and over ad nauseam.

12. You resist the 12-step JPOCD program, insisting that there is nothing wrong with you.

13. You risk jobs, friendships and in extreme cases, even your families to slake your desire to see more of Jimmy.

14. You have all the pictures from the 1977 Guitar Player magazine (head shots only) clipped to the visors in your car.

15. You have a type of Rolodex file contraption with over 40 head shots of JP hanging on a metal ring, from the dashboard of your car and everyday, you flip it over to the next picture and GOD FORBID, should anyone get in the car and flip the pictures without putting it back to the one at the beginning...

16. You are watching your tapes of Jimmy (again) and you notice little things like how he kicked his foot or that he was fiddling with his tuning keys...

17. You have a binder of Jimmy pics that are all in sheet protectors...

18. You force everyone to watch Jimmy concert videos until they "understand"...

19. Your hubby wants to be intimate with you and you say, "Just a minute, honey," while you slip INTO your Led Zeppelin t-shirt.

20. The only music you listen to are strictly Jimmy-related.

21. You get into a mini catfight with the 10-year-old girl you babysit about who is better: Jimmy or Robert.

22. It takes a supreme superhuman effort to keep yourself from checking the Forum for just one day and consider it a test of willpower to resist, but resistance is futile!

23. You wear a chain with an upside-down skull guitar just to remind yourself of Jimmy.

24. You make up an excuse to run an errand. In reality, you are running home to sign on and see what you missed!

25. Your internet goes down at work and you realize an update has been posted.

26. One of your friends with JPOCD is starting to worry about YOU because everything you say turns out to be something Jimmy said in an interview once.

27. The ONLY costume you even considered for Halloween is Jimmy's dragon suit.

28. You know JP is going to be on TV and you aren't going to be home... you set your VCR... have to check and make sure you set it up right about 20 times... feel uncomfortable all the time you are gone... wondering... did I set that VCR up right? When you get home... do not take off coat... go directly to VCR and check it out.

29. You have pics of JP as your screen saver and your wallpaper, at home AND at work.

30. Your 20-year-old son comes home and from the front hallway (where he can't even see or hear where you are) yells, "In the den watching Jimmy again are we?" And he's right.

31. When you don't trust that you've programmed your VCR right, you stay up because he's on a news show that is on at 1 am to watch the one minute (which is usually at the end of the show) interview even though you have to get up at 5 am.

32. You have so many pictures of Jp saved it takes over an hour to go through them on your screen saver.

33. All of the pictures on your computer are arranged: by theme, expression, overall color, tour, or chronological order.

34. 9 out of the 10 websites on your "favorites list" are there because they are either a website dedicated to Led Zeppelin, contain a poll with Jimmy in them, or have photos of the tours.

35. You check eBay every day for Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin items and are willing to pay $20 or more for a JP/LZ magazine -- and you are broke!

36. You tape an appearance of his on television... twice, for no reason other than to have two copies of it.

37. Your hubby says, "Who the hell is Django Reinhardt, and why do we have to listen to this again and again and again in bed?" Silly man, doesn't he get it?

38. You always get in trouble at school, because you pretend Jimmy is with you. And when he told you a funny joke, you laughed out loud then got detention because you later found out that your teacher had just told the class her father died.

39. Your online business is tanking because you spend the whole workday on Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin websites while you tell your husband, "Business is just so slow right now and I don't know why!"

40. You read the Forum comments about Robert and think to yourself, "Oh, grow up!"

41. You have a reserved chair in Borders bookstore because you spend so much time there leafing through every magaine they have for pictures of Jimmy you might have missed.

42. You buy one copy of every new magazine Jimmy is in and seven more copies "just in case."

43. You steal one of your little sister's Ken dolls and dress it up like Jimmy, so that he's always in your room.

44. You are actually proud of yourself because you resisted the temptation to buy Jimmy Page doll. And you are 49 years old!

45. You read books on the psychology of persuasion so that you can convince your anti-JP friends to like him...

46. You actually CONSIDER whether you'd be willing to lay down enough dinero to buy a guitar signed by Jimmy.

47. You leave home with a shopping list and arrive at your local department store, and find a really cheap LZ DVD and then find yourself driving home excited to plug it in and watch DVD extras, only to realize you've forgotten your toilet paper, dog biscuits, Advil and cigarettes. So much for shopping lists!

48. You constantly go to Barnes and Noble and leaf through all the magazines in hopes that they will have something, if anything, about Jimmy.

49. You listen to Outrider and start to make up words to go with the songs that have no lyrics.

50. You make a Jimmy Voodoo Doll and take care of it as if it was your son.

51. You highlight Jimmy's name in all the places where you find it.

52. You have a Jimmy shrine near your bed and pray for him every night there.

53. You have nicknames for every one of Jimmy's "looks".

54. You write "Jimmy" in your schoolbooks.

55. Someone just MENTIONS his name, and you go on and on and on and on and on and on and on about how good of a person he is and how he's a truly amazing musician and how he is sooo handsome and how he has a true wonder of life and... whew... you loose your train of thought... :)

56. (At least) Every other thought centers around JP.

57. You find yourself saying "Crikey" . . . all of the time!

58. Someone around you says they love Jimmy and your FRIENDS respond with "OH NO!!! you have no idea about her!" ::pointing to you::

59. You go to sleep thinking of JP and he's your first thought when you wake up.

60. You hear the names Jimmy or Led Zeppelin on the television and automatically freak right out and turn up the volume.

61. You have your Jimmy shrine on your wall, and you didn't want to rip or cut any of the pictures out of magazines with Jimmy on the cover, so you pin the whole thing up there.

62. When you only leave the house for a walk to the mailbox to check for books/CD's/memorabilia being delivered.

63. You copy down the list of symptoms and save it in your JP file on your computer.

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1. when you think about buying a poster and you are looking around and then you wonder into the Zepp section and you get that ven though the whole wall of your room is covered with Zepp stuff.

2. When your ipod is mostly filled up with pics of Zepp instead of music :lol:

3. when you go to London and you see a postcard shop and the one postcard you buy is a pic of Jimmy :rolleyes:

4. when you start writing your Zs as ZoSo :slapface:

5. when you call your photography project " I'm searching for an angel with a broken wing"

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When your 17-year old son pulls up in the driveway, turns up the Zep song he's listening to, rolls down the window so you can hear it inside the house just for your amusement and enjoyment.

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When you discover a new band or become more interested in a band you already like, you search the Internet until you find their connection to Led Zeppelin.

Did they ever mention them?

Did they ever cover them?

Did they get their inspiration from them?

Time and time again, I find out how many band/musicians they inspired and then I respond with, "See, it all comes full circle back to Led Zeppelin."

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Whe you are at school on this site during your break times and your lunch times just to see if there is an update :lol:

When you sit for ages thinking of female versions of the bands names just in case.

Roberta Antonia Plant. Jimealia Patrica Paige. Joanna Pauline Jones. Jonna Henrietta Bonham.

Hehehe...:D:D:D

When you realise that if you have twins one and boy and the onther girl then you can call one Jimmy and the other Paige :lol::bagoverhead:

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You know you're a Zep freak when...

1. Even if you are a cynic, in the back of your mind you have this unfaltering hope that Led Zeppelin will get back together.

2. Your friends now know EVERYTHING about led zeppelin out of the fear that you will beat them if they say "I don't know" or state wrong information when you are speaking about Led Zep.

3. You have every published book on Led Zeppelin in your personal library

4. You have a picture of John Bonham in your locker and you talk to him every morning and blow him a kiss before you leave.

5. Whenever you and a friend are surfing channels and anything Led Zeppelin comes up on VH1, you force them to relinquish the remote on pain of death so you can go back and watch Robert gyrate his pelvic area xD

6. You have been either Bonzo, Pagey, Robert or Johnny Paul for Halloween.

7. You celebrate Bonzo's birthday by making a T-shirt, playing your drums for two hours straight and make Cup cakes with his symbol on them.

8. Every September 28 you sob uncontrollably for an hour or atleast 13 minutes.

9. Whenever Led Zeppelin comes up on your ipod, it doesn't matter where you are, you feel the urge to sing.

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  • If you watch "The Song Remains The Same" every friday night no matter the time

    Listen to Zeppelin when you had an ear infection volume at the highest

    everyone at school calls you either "Zeppelin" "Led" "Led-Head"

    When your mother can sing along to since i've been loving you and can't speak a lick of english

    When you're gonna drop out cause thinking of led zeppelin

    when you draw the four runes everywhere

    when you beat someone up for talking bad about zeppelin

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You know You're a Zep Freak When...

- You and your drum teacher sit in the practice room and connect your ipod to the speaker and only play one second of each song and both of you try and guess what song it is the fastest.

- Your Math teacher knows that saying "John Bonham is Dead." Will make you be quiet.

- When you have to do a project at school on the computer, you are compelled to write ledzeppelin.com in the browser.

- You stand like Robert Plant when you are waiting around for something

- You find yourself twisting your wrist in a Robert Plant-like manner when talking.

- When you meet someone named Jimmy, you are compelled to ask if their last name is Page.

- When you are feeling sad and you watch The Song Remains the Same or the Earl's Court Concert, you like to think that those Rhetorical questions Robert is asking are directed to you.

- The principal has relinquished your position as the DJ on the Loud Speaker on Fridays because all you play is Led Zeppelin, and when she asks you to play a different song, You play The Yardbirds, or one second of Journey before switching back to Led Zep.

- When the "Whole Lotta Love" video comes on VH1 Classic and Robert is at the point where he singing "BAY-BEH" and then points the Mic at the crowd for them to sing along, you sing along with the Crowd.

- You have painted Bonzo's Symbol on the front of your bass drum.

- You have to walk some where, you immediately play "Ramble on" on your iPod and go on your merry way

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You know You're a Zep Freak When...

- You stand like Robert Plant when you are waiting around for something

- You find yourself twisting your wrist in a Robert Plant-like manner when talking.

I do this all the time. I'm bad to just hold my arm like that when I'm walking around and my mom notices and starts making fun of me.

- When you are feeling sad and you watch The Song Remains the Same or the Earl's Court Concert, you like to think that those Rhetorical questions Robert is asking are directed to you.

And you actually answer them :blush:

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When the "Whole Lotta Love" video comes on VH1 Classic and Robert is at the point where he singing "BAY-BEH" and then points the Mic at the crowd for them to sing along, you sing along with the Crowd.

Black Dog on The Song Remains The Same. "Ah-Ah!!!" Call & response.

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You have to walk some where, you immediately play "Ramble on" on your iPod and go on your merry way

Or "As I walk down the highway all I do is sing this song..."

My best friend calls me 'Led' or 'Leddy'

I keep track of when I hear Zep on the radio.

Ah, the list goes on...

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I know I have done that about a t-shirt, But just going on ZEPP.COM proves ya have to have some addiction to the music they made..It seems almost every time I turn on the radio=ZEPP is playing...Almost like the radio was waiting for me to turn it on so I could hear a ZEPP tune...*

For some reason everytime I turn on the radio, Zeppelin either seems to be playing or is about to come on, even other people have started noticing.

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You know you are a zep-freak when you are in 4th grade and your parents say you can have a dog so you search for one that has the same brithday as Jimmy Page and it takes like 2 months and your dad gets really mad at you because every dog you see you turn it down but then you find a little scottie dog who just so happens to have the same birthday as Jimmy and you throw up because you are so nervouse to meet the new dog blessed with the same birthday as Jimmy Page...so your parents go get him and bring him home and you freak out when you first meet him and you say "your name is gonna be Jimmy" and you mom says "please dont name him that" and at first you get really mad and think about crying until you get your way but then you say "fine then your name is zeppelin" and your mom just laughs and says "you really like them dont you" and then 7 years later 'zeppelin' is sitting by you while you are on a zeppelin website and it is hot where you live so 'zeppelin' is on your bed so he can get blown on by the fan. :D:D

Also after you get your dog your 7 year old sister says she wants a pet too so your parents get her a turtle and you beg your sister (and still beg her to this very day) to name it "Led" and she just says "stop telling me to name it Led that is stupid" everytime you ask :(:(

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You know you are a zep-freak when you are in 4th grade and your parents say you can have a dog so you search for one that has the same brithday as Jimmy Page and it takes like 2 months and your dad gets really mad at you because every dog you see you turn it down but then you find a little scottie dog who just so happens to have the same birthday as Jimmy and you throw up because you are so nervouse to meet the new dog blessed with the same birthday as Jimmy Page...so your parents go get him and bring him home and you freak out when you first meet him and you say "your name is gonna be Jimmy" and you mom says "please dont name him that" and at first you get really mad and think about crying until you get your way but then you say "fine then your name is zeppelin" and your mom just laughs and says "you really like them dont you" and then 7 years later 'zeppelin' is sitting by you while you are on a zeppelin website and it is hot where you live so 'zeppelin' is on your bed so he can get blown on by the fan. :D:D

Also after you get your dog your 7 year old sister says she wants a pet too so your parents get her a turtle and you beg your sister (and still beg her to this very day) to name it "Led" and she just says "stop telling me to name it Led that is stupid" everytime you ask :(:(

HAHAHA! that's great.

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When your 22-year old son graduates from college and the ceremony is held in an arena in Milwaukee and one of the first things you think of is, "Wow, Led Zeppelin played here twice in the 70's...in this very building."

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