Cornell pointing at you?! Talking to Steve Turner? Pictures with Mark Arm? Holy shit, you've got to write a book "The infinite stories of the mad fan"
My concert life is totally not interesting compared to yours but..still has some stuff to tell
Stone Sour/Alice in Chains. The show was supposed to start in the late afternoon/early evening. The weather was total shit - raining cats and dogs, cold wind blowing. You can hardly see any people. But, I & my best friend decided that we should go out and wait at least 5 hours before the opening of the gates so we're the first ones in front of the stage. So, we still sit there on the cold pavement and drink something, looking as desperate as we can be, with some other die-hards under the rain when my best friend started screaming. And I'm like "what the fuck" and everyone starts pointing and screaming while I can't see anything. So there was Corey Taylor from Slipknot, and some other people from bands just crossing the street. So we went and they exchanged a few lines with us. It was cool because he said to us "Rock on" or something and laughed for some time. It was nothing very special for me but the other people were really happy because "we talked to Corey".
Later this day, at the end of the set of Alice in Chains, when I could not speak at all from screaming "JEEEERY" after each song and jumping like hell, Jerry looked and me and made a little bow. I will just, never ever forget it. Or when Sean threw his stick just in me, but some fucking motherfucker pushed me and got it :/
And now something embarassing. It was just after the start of the Electric Wizard show, I had travelled for 6-7 hours for this. So, I was just watching at some vynils in the club when their bass player passed behind me. He is someone I really like, I mean I really respect the way he has tattoed ALL HIS body plus face and I wanted to take a picture with him for quite a long time. So I go "Can I take a picture with you?" He says "Yeah, sure" and then my fucking camera crashed. It didn't want to work for at least five minutes. He was just standing there and smiling while I was trying to fix it and swearing. Really, really nice guy. I thought he would be weird and stuff..I've never seen a person with so many tattoes in my life. I think I still have one or two pictures, it's a pity they're all blurry.
Best thing about this show, and probably the best show I've ever been to, is the fact that I was able to talk to their guitar player and vocal and get my favourite album signed.
I have some other stories but this post is too long even now