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September 7, 2015 at 2:45 pm Quote #49196

PT5150
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From a guy at VHlLinks…It’s a cool story…
http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/threads/61491-Eddie-autographed-my-guitar-last-nigh-SWEET!!!

I have an EVH Wolfgang. Always wanted him to autograph it. Last night, I finally got my wish. :bowdown:

No, I didn’t get to meet him personally. But I saw him autograph it. I found out what hotel the band was staying at (yes, juvenile, I know) and booked a room there. I checked in yesterday afternoon, brought my guitar down to the lobby in it’s case and plopped down on the couch. It was a 5 star hotel, so I tried dressing decently (business casual, khakis & a dress shirt). When I sat down, this big muscle bound bald headed guy walks over to me. He’s clearly security for the band (I can hear him coordinating the band’s exist from the hotel with the hotel staff and the band’s entourage).

The exchange goes like this:

Security: What you got there?! (Clearly pissed off at me)
Me: Just my guitar sir.
Security: Let me see it! (very pissed)
Me: (opening the case) It’s my EVH Wolfgang, sir.
Security: What are you going to do with it?
Me: I was just hoping I could get Eddie to autograph it, sir.
Security: That’s NOT going to happen. You will not get near him. You need to leave. The hotel is for paying guests only.
Me: I am a paying guest sir.
Security: If you approach the band, I will have hotel management kick you from the hotel.
Me: I’m not going to approach the band, sir. I’m going to sit here and just hold up the guitar as he walks buy. If he saw it, I was hoping he might be gracious enough to sign it.
Security: It’s not about being gracious. These things need to be set BEFORE the show.
Me: Sir, I promise, I will not approach the band.

The security guard walks away. And I say to some guy sitting next to me on the couch, “Just a desperate attempt on my part to get an autograph.”

The security runs over to me barking, “What did you say?!?!?!”

Me: I just said this was a desperate attempt on my part to get an autograph. (I had to repeat this like 4 or 5 times…he just kept saying, “WHAT?!”)

He leaves me alone and I’m thinking there’s no way this is gonna happen. Well, one of the guys he was talking to prior to approaching me, is a tall guy with long black hair. Clearly he’s with the bad as the two of them were talking pretty closely as I arrived. As the security guard is engaging me, the tall guy left. He got on the elevator and took off. I didn’t really think much about it.

Then, about 10 minutes later, the tall guy approaches me. He’s extremely nice and says the following:

Band Management: Whatcha got there?
Me: My EVH Wolfgang, sir.
Management: Can I see it?
Me: (Opens the case) It’s just a Special. I couldn’t afford the USA Custom.
Management: Who’s the autograph for:
Me: Me. I’ve been a huge fan since 1980.
Management: I can get that signed for you. What’s your name?
Me: Mike
Management: Ok, Mike. The band is going to be leaving and there are some guests that have arranged a meeting. I’ll bring your guitar over there then, and have Ed sign it. You just stay here.
Me: THANK YOU SIR. THANK YOU!

There were multiple exits from the hotel and I could see the family that was meeting the band in the distance. The band goes over (they’re mostly hidden behind a wall, but I get brief glimpses), meets the family and signs some things and shakes their hands. The tall guy comes over afterward and hands me my guitar case. Sure enough, Eddie signed it and I’m doing my best not to freak out. I thank the guy profusely. He just looks at me, smiles, and says, “Thanks for repping the brand.” Really nice guy. Wish I could remember his name. In the excitement, my mind went blank.

And the security guard, who was previously giving me the once over, came over to me and was now SUPER nice as well. He thanked me for being a fan and said I was the type of fan they like to see.

I’m not angry at the security guard. He did his job and he did it well. They don’t know if I’m a psycho or not. So he made sure I wasn’t going to do anything out of line or it would be my ass. I can’t complain about that at all. He’s paid to keep the band safe and hassle-free and that’s exactly what he did. As a fan, I can appreciate that. Once the band was gone and he knew I wasn’t a threat, he was super nice too. They’re under a lot of stress so I completely understand what he was doing and I respect that.

I immediately took pictures of the autographed and texted all my friends. I’m still stoked about it now, 24 hours later. This is so freaking cool. I’m going to be buried with this guitar.

I took some pictures at the concert. Had great seats. I posted them in the “09.04.15 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Music Theatre” thread. They came out great. Check them out if you’d like.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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September 8, 2015 at 1:55 am Quote #49215

cabosanlucas139
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Now that is a cool story. I wonder if it was Matt Bruck who got it signed for him.


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September 8, 2015 at 6:34 pm Quote #49223

VAiN
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That ended well.. too bad he didn’t get a chance to meet Eddie.. so close!


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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September 8, 2015 at 6:54 pm Quote #49225

ks34vh
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Awesome story, congrats!!


Laughing at the Days Garbage Through Loud Volume, This is “Laughing At Reality”..

VHT Member since 2001


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September 9, 2015 at 7:53 am Quote #49234

chrisc
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To me, on this tour, there seems to be quite a few great stories involving Eddie, he has come off much better this summer than Dave and how he used to come across. I hope it stays that way!
Great story.


Get busy living or get busy dyin


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September 9, 2015 at 5:48 pm Quote #49268

VAiN
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chrisc: To me, on this tour, there seems to be quite a few great stories involving Eddie, he has come off much better this summer than Dave and how he used to come across.I hope it stays that way! Great story.

I’ve only seen & heard great things about Dave as well.. there was that video where he was thanking the road crew.. what have you heard?


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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September 9, 2015 at 5:58 pm Quote #49269

Gilligan
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I read somewhere Dave visited with some handicapped people (in the audience) before a couple of shows too. I’d cite my reference but don’t recall where I read it…. All in all, it seems clear that the VH’s and Dave have their own “camps”, but the current situation is keeping everyone happy.


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September 10, 2015 at 7:06 am Quote #49289

voodoo
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Heh, my “date” for the show asked, “Why did Dave go off stage on one side and the other guys all went the other way?” I said, “To keep the tour going.” ;)


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September 10, 2015 at 7:10 am Quote #49290

sickman
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Gilligan: I read somewhere Dave visited with some handicapped people (in the audience) before a couple of shows too.I’d cite my reference but don’t recall where I read it….All in all, it seems clear that the VH’s and Dave have their own “camps”, but the current situation is keeping everyone happy.

That was at the 2 shows in Jones Beach, NY.


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