Can I tell a story? Please, please, can I tell a story? Pardon, not about GFR, Kansas.
Back at the beach I'd seen Kansas oceanside festival type thing a year or 2 earlier, but they were booked at a sort of club atmosphere. The wife and I went. We just so happened to be going through a spell. Really good show, good sound, reasonable volume level. All there except Livgren. Steve Walsh is one of my favorite singers, the guy is(was) incredible. My wife, yeah, she enjoyed the show, but was a little over my Steve Walsh obsession. None the less I tell her let's walk aroun nd to the load out, might get a chance to meet Walsh. She wasn't digging it. The roadies were out loading things, so I ask if Walsh will be coming out this way, didn't necessarily get an answer. Being as the wife was being a.....difficult...I sort of ribbing her said, "Hey! Maybe if Walsh comes out we can ask if he will sign your breast!" Oh yeah, she just loved that. Kind of callinf my bluff, she says, "Sure, I'll let him sign my breast." Calling her bluff I says to the roadie, "Hey man, "my ol' lady" wants Steve to sign her breast." Dude says he'll be right back. LoL Comes back with the devastating news, "Steve is busy". So we walk back to the car, back way around the building. I'm still ribbing her, "Come one now, you wouldn't have let him sign your breast." In sort of a pissy mood, "Sure I would." She wouldn't have. Anyway, still ribbing her I kind of yell out, "Will somebody please sign my ol' lady's breast?!" It was at that point I realized we weren't alone. There was a big black guy standing next to the building, and another guy who had been kneeling who was rising to his feet. It was Steve Walsh! A little hammered, I go full on fanboy. "Steve!", like we were long lost friends., And start walking towards him in this dark alleyway. Full on idiot fanboy mode. He says before I can even get close, hands raised in front of him in sort of a stop gesture, "I'm not signing anybody's breast!" I did get to shake his hand. I guess I got what I deserved that night for being an asshole.