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Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:33 pm
by Bad Atom
Google Maps is getting a little too voyeuristic for my tastes... but here's the exact location of the meet-and-greet:

fence.jpg

Bret: I feel like I'm in prison.
Me: Jump the fence!

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:47 am
by LauraK
Wow. That's just....wow. Voyeuristic is right.

I think I read somwhere about Google peeps going around snapping these pics and that none with people in them were to be used.

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:38 pm
by SheWolf
LauraK wrote:I think I read somwhere about Google peeps going around snapping these pics and that none with people in them were to be used.
Whot?

I'm addicted to street view. I'm a very visual traveller so I thought it came in handy for finding my hotel before arriving in Oakland.

I typed in 97 Aro St Wellington NZ (site of Aro Video performance) & took a little tour of the very quaint Aro Valley as well as a little jaunt around Cuba Mall & St. I'm tired from my travels and will now put my feet up.

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:24 pm
by LauraK
It's what I recall....have you seen any of the street-views with people in them? Now I'm curious..... :)

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:35 pm
by Venus
LauraK wrote:It's what I recall....have you seen any of the street-views with people in them? Now I'm curious..... :)


Yep, at least in the UK but their faces are meant to be blurred out. There were some incidents when this wasn't the case but on the whole they are.

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:18 pm
by SheWolf
LauraK wrote:It's what I recall....have you seen any of the street-views with people in them? Now I'm curious..... :)
Yeah there are people there. It's a roaving van that takes the footage I believe right? Don't know how they could do it without people unless they edit them out.

Edit - just double checked some of the things I've looked up to be sure and while there are people in all of them they are considerably fewer than I would expect and there can be long stretches of a street before you see anyone- like Cuba St for instance the shops aren't open. Maybe they film very early in the AM or on a Sunday?

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:26 am
by songbird
Wow, thanks to my search for the exact spot on the sidewalk that I met and touched B and J I'm discovering a whole new world with Google Earth. This is good fun :D
Will post in the appropriate thread when I find what I'm looking for...I'm still pretty bad at using the program, but slowly getting the hang of it...

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:57 am
by LauraK
Isn't it cool?? It's so easy to get lost on Google Earth.....

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:02 am
by songbird
LauraK wrote:Isn't it cool?? It's so easy to get lost on Google Earth.....


Both figuratively and literally! I find it so easy to lose my place on the map...

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:15 am
by LauraK
Me too! Just zoom in slower and adjust the map as it zeroes in.....

Our house pic is from over a year ago cuz we can see our neighbor's car in the back yard that's long been sold. Wonder how often they update the pics?

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:19 am
by songbird
I know, the one of my house is old too, because our backyard neighbors are missing the trampoline that is currently in their backyard. Hmm, I have no idea how often they update the pics. I'd guess once a year at the most? That's probably all they need to anyways.

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:52 pm
by Venus
Yeah there was quite a big debate about Google Street View when it was first introduced in the UK as some people think that it was an invasion of privacy, a haven for potential criminal activity for example burglars planning how they will steal from certain houses etc. I find it pretty interesting though and I've seen the Google cars with those 360 degree cameras on top of them which take photos driving around on a couple of occasions. They do generally take pictures when the roads aren't too busy and they don't take pictures when it's raining.

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:05 pm
by SheWolf
songbird wrote:I know, the one of my house is old too, because our backyard neighbors are missing the trampoline that is currently in their backyard. Hmm, I have no idea how often they update the pics. I'd guess once a year at the most? That's probably all they need to anyways.
I wonder what dictates what streets they do. My street isn't on there and I've checked many family and friends addresses and none are on there either.

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:40 am
by Bad Atom
Holy crap, I just found my apartment. My stalker will have no trouble finding me... :worry:

I'm just worried that someone might Google Map the streets of New Zealand and track the guys down. (Don't get any ideas!)

Re: April 24- Detroit, MI (11 pm)

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:16 am
by closet jemainiac
We parked right across from the meet and greet area in the parking garage...Like I mentioned in another thread, didnt get to stay for meet and greet and no pics due to faulty cell phone.....

BUT

Hubby and I were sitting in row F on Jemaine's side....at some point in the show, Jemaine made eye contact with me(at least Im telling myself that!)...I felt like he was staring me down! He looked for sooo long! I thought it was because of my Jemaine-like glasses (in purple) but I guess someone else attested to long eye contacts?...anyhoo, I froze cause im very shy...i smiled like a big dork, and I wanted to wink or wave or something, but like I said, I froze and blushed...I couldnt even look away, he had me locked in his wonderful gaze! So he's strumming away (I dont even remember what song it was...It must have been a part that Bret was singing, cause Jemaine wasnt singing, just looking my way and playing his guitar.......I think I almost peed my pants...AND hubby was next to me to boot!

its probably a good thing that we didnt get front row tickets.. I cannot imagine jemaine waving his sugalumps in my face with my husband sitting right next to me....I would have died of embarrassment.