MegaFans of the Week

  • Cyber Army Username: 
    tracytateski
    Location: 
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Birthdate: 
    01/02/1970
    Status: 
    Married
    Current occupation: 
    Sales Administrator for a Japanese Auto Supplier
    Instagram: 

    Tracy Tate Polomski

    Female of the Week

    We asked Tracy...

    How long have you been a Megadeth fan?

    Since 1994.

    What was the first Megadeth song you ever heard?

    Symphony of Destruction

    Was there a certain song that made you a Megadeth fan?

    There were/are a lot of them.

    What are your three favorite Megadeth songs?

    A Tout Le Monde
    Family Tree
    Holy Wars...The Punishment Due

    What is your favorite Megadeth album?

    Right now it's a tie between Youthanasia and Rust in Peace.

    How many times have you seen Megadeth live?

    Only once unfortunately but that is going to change this year.

    What is your favorite Megadeth lyric?

    Welcome to our fortress tall
    Take some time to show you around
    Impossible to break these walls
    For you see the steel is much too strong
    Computer banks to rule the world
    Instruments to sight the stars

    Possibly I've seen too much
    Hangar 18 I know too much.

    Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive?

    I'd like to imagine that he was a soldier in an army that was betrayed by his own government and left to die by his platoon and comanding officer. He was poisoned and his facial skin burned off by chemical explosions. He was saved by a rebel militia that had to seal his face with hot metal. This mask has become his identity and he is content with never speaking.

    What's your favorite Megadeth album cover?

    Peace Sells

    What is your favorite piece of Megadeth merch?

    Liberty or Deth T-shirt.

      Tracy explains...

      How long you have been coming to the Megadeth forums?

      I haven't been on the forums yet, I'm in the queue.

      Have you met the band? If so, what did you say?

      Not yet but it's on my bucket list.

      What's the furthest you've traveled to see Megadeth?

      Only one state away.

      If you had a chance to chat with any one of the band members, who would you talk to and what would you want to discuss?

      Probably Dave. I read his book and he has a wealth of knowlede about many things. It was a great read and survival story. We would probably discuss music, life, cars, American football. Also, his mom was a JW and so was mine. I think his experiences with that are similar to mine.

      Do you have a favorite Megadeth guitar solo?

      I can't pick a favorite. But on Angry Again I really love the melodic guitar work. I also really gravitate more towards the songs with time signature changes.

      To you, are Megadeth songs more feeling or more thinking?

      To me, thinking.

      Have you introduced anyone else to Megadeth?

      A couple of neices and nephews. Everyone I know is already into the band and metal in general.

      Which Megadeth song means the most to you and why?

      At this time I would have to say Holy Wars because of everything going on in our poor little planet.

      What do you like best about being in the Cyber Army?

      All the cool stuff, t-shirts, I can't wait to check out Vic's arcade. And of course chat with other fans when my schedule allows.

      When did you join the club and what is your Cyber Army member number?

      I joined July 9th, 2016 Member #21624

      What do you admire most in Dave Mustaine?

      He is a survivor and he didn't give up no matter how discouraged he became.

      What does being a true Megafan mean to you?

      Having exemplary manners to your fellow human beings.

        Notables

        In a band:

        Not currently

        Name of band:

        Blackleaf

        Genre:

        Punk, psychadelic mix

        Instrument played:

        rythm guitar and backing vocals

        Tracy spends her free time:

        Having pit fires with friends on the patio listening to music, reading, traveling with my husband, going to concerts, camping, naps, cooking and I really like my work in the auto industry.

        Where she would like to be right now:

        Sipping Chardonnay with my big sister in Belize.

        The one thing she would change about the world:

        End all war and violence.

        Favorite place to vacation:

        Grand Case, St. Martin

        Three favorite websites:

        Megadeth, Wikipedia, Google

        What makes her laugh:

        My husband

        First concert ever seen:

        Bon Jovi

        Song stuck in her head right now:

        In the Pines

        Pet peeves/irritations:

        Traffic

        Biggest fear:

        Snakes

        Strength/Weakness:

        Investigative ability and logic / Staying awake through the whole day

        Favorite holiday:

        Just having a holiday or something to celebrate is good enough for me.

        Favorite cartoon character:

        The Chicken Hawk Henery Hawk

        Favorite movie:

        Almost Famous

        Last TV show watched:

        Mad Dogs

        Favorite color:

        Red

        Favorite automobile:

        New: 2016 Ram Rebel off road pick up Old: 1969 Charger R/T 440 6-pack

        Favorite food/meal:

        French and Southern Cooking which is similar to Scottish / Irish / British food

        Favorite beverage:

        Non-Alcoholic: Water Alcoholic: Dry Chardonnay

        Favorite saying/line:

        From Almost Famous: "You'll meet them all again on the long journey to the middle."

        Her best advice to give:

        To young people: Before you ask someone else for information, try to gain the knowledge for yourself first.

        To older people or rather everyone in general:

        Be kind to everyone you meet. You have no idea what their life has been like or what they are going through.

           

          Megafans of the Week are Cyber Army members selected at random.

        • Cyber Army Username: 
          allenstokes1
          Location: 
          Macon, Georgia, USA
          Birthdate: 
          11/23
          Status: 
          Married
          Current occupation: 
          Emergency Physician

          Allen Stokes

          Male of the Week

          We asked Allen...

            How long have you been a Megadeth fan?

            Since 1994

            What was the first Megadeth song you ever heard?

            Symphony of Destruction

            Was there a certain song that made you a Megadeth fan?

            No, it wasn’t one song in particular. It was a friend of mine, Jamie Burroughs, who introduced me to the Countdown to Extinction and Youthanasia albums. At that point, I was a fan.

            What are your three favorite Megadeth songs?

            This question is impossible. I don’t even know if I could pick a single, top song from every album. I’ll probably feel differently next week, but for today I’d say: A tout le Monde, Holy Wars…The Punishment Due, and In My Darkest Hour. Honorable mentions include The Threat is Real, Poisonous Shadows, Hangar 18, A Secret Place, Foreclosure of a Dream, Countdown to Extinction, Tornado of Souls, Trust, and Peace Sells. As I was saying, this question is so impossible that I can’t even limit the honorable mentions.

            What is your favorite Megadeth album?

            If I could only have one album on a deserted island, I’d take Greatest Hits: Back to the Start. But my favorite original release album is Youthanasia.

            How many times have you seen Megadeth live?

            Once

            What is your favorite Megadeth lyric?

            It’s a tie between Tornado of Souls and A Tout le Monde

            Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive?

            me…and all of us

            What's your favorite Megadeth album cover?

            Dystopia

            What is your favorite piece of Megadeth merch?

            Autographed Dystopia CD

          Allen explains...

            How long you have been coming to the Megadeth forums?

            I just joined, but I plan to be there often.

            Have you met the band? If so, what did you say?

            No, I missed my opportunity for the VIP package, but I won’t make the same mistake again.

            What's the furthest you've travelled to see Megadeth?

            100 miles

            If you had a chance to chat with any one of the band members, who would you talk to and what would you want to discuss?

            Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson. I’d want to talk about what they’ve learned about life and interacting with people from around the world. I’m sure they have some interesting perspectives.

            Do you have a favorite Megadeth guitar solo?

            Skin O’ my Teeth

            To you, are Megadeth songs more feeling or more thinking?

            I think Megadeth songs are more about really thinking and meditating about how you feel.

            Have you introduced anyone else to Megadeth?

            hundreds

            Which Megadeth song means the most to you and why?

            Answering this question would be too much too soon.

            What do you like best about being in the Cyber Army?

            Having a shared interest among people can give you a sense of belonging. This is particularly true with music, since it can touch at the core of your innermost thoughts and emotions.

            When did you join the club and what is your Cyber Army member number?

            05/30/2016
            21584

            What do you admire most in Dave Mustaine?

            He’s real. From what I can tell, he doesn’t try to be something else or put on a show just because people are watching him. In this world, doing that is so difficult because of the way people will judge you and try to make you pay the price if you don’t fit in or be what they want you to be.

            What does being a true Megafan mean to you?

            Be enthusiastic about what you like.

          Notables

            In a band:

            no, unless you consider my family a band.

            Name of band:

            N/A. But, if I had one, it’s name would be “Pass the Cheetos”

            Genre:

            Obviously, I like metal, but I also like rock, blues, classical, and a lot of other genres of music.

            Instrument played:

            I learned to play the trumpet, harmonica, and guitar, but I’m not really good at any of them.

            Allen spends his free time:

            planning his next trip or vacation

            Where he would like to be right now:

            lying in a hammock, in the shade of a palm tree, on a beach

            The one thing he would change about the world:

            If I could change anything about the world it would have to involve two things that go together. First, I would want people to think of others and not always consider their wants or what they can get out of something - I feel like so many relationships in the world are based on selfishness. Second, I wish everyone could understand that worrying about things, just for the sake of worrying, doesn’t do any good. If you want to help the situation, don’t just point out the problem. Do something to help.

            Favorite place to vacation:

            Disney World

            Three favorite websites:

            I don’t really have favorite websites…that’s an interesting question though.

            What makes him laugh:

            being tired

            First concert ever seen:

            The Black Crowes

            Song stuck in his head right now:

            A Secret Place

            Pet peeves/irritations:

            Asking a question when you don’t really want to hear the answer.

            Biggest fear:

            Allowing fear to control my life

            Strength/Weakness:

            My strength is staying calm in a crisis and not panicking. My weakness is that, by staying calm, it seems that I don’t care or have compassion for the situation.

            Favorite holiday:

            Christmas

            Favorite cartoon character:

            Donald Duck

            Favorite movie:

            Dead Poets Society

            Last TV show watched:

            Spongebob Squarepants (with my kids)

            Favorite color:

            Crimson

            Favorite automobile:

            Tie between 1955 Chevy Bel Air and 1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350

            Favorite food/meal:

            hot wings…or anything that makes me sweat while I eat it.

            Favorite beverage:

            coffee

            Favorite saying/line:

            like a BO$$

            His best advice to give:

            Life is a game. The more seriously you take things, the harder the rules become.

           

          Megafans of the Week are Cyber Army members selected at random.