« on: October 24, 2010, 01:44:43 PM »
Like me, you've probably met some famous musicians over the years of going to shows, record signings, or in-store appearances Most I've met were of course at concert halls, backstage, outside venues, etc. Anybody run into musicians in a place where you least expected to ever see them?
Over the weekend I was in a tiny record store in San Mateo, CA (SF Bay Area) when in walks Dave Murray (guitarist) of Iron Maiden! I've been a huge Maiden fan for 30 years, and this was totally surreal. Turns out he was visiting some family here. Not having any IM discs in my car, I re-bought their "Powerslave" CD, which he graciously signed. I acted like a teenage fanboy, gushing superlatives at this metal guitar god.
So let's hear your brushes with greatness (in the unlikeliest of places)!
DAve Murreay of IM. Right On. Huge IM fan myself. From one extreme to the other. I have met Edgar Frose 3 times now. No not at a record shop or starbucks or anything like that. Last 3 times I flew over to Europe to see Tangerine Dream play live (2008-2010) and one time here at UCLA in 2008. Just fan meet and greet. Also got to hangout wth the King and bandmates afterwards for drinks in the bar. Edgar does not drink anymore. Nor does he partake in anything else anymore either. He is a vegan these days. A very nice and cool dude. I grew up in the seventies listening to TD. One of my heroes.