Archive for the ‘1989’ Category
Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche Facebook page announced today that he was doing a bottle signing for his Insania wine nearby. So I ran home, grabbed The Book, a photo I took of him at a signing in 1989 and headed up to Spec’s. Small crowd but it was cool meeting him again. He took special interest in The Book and asked how to get one. After the signing, his wife was giving out samples and I tried the red. I also bought some for myself. Good wine, pretty expensive though.
Let’s be clear…I fucking hate Warrant…always have. I hated 99% of all that sissy hairband bullshit. I saw Warrant open for Crue on the Dr. Feelgood Tour. Crue wasn’t that great live but it was the only time I ever saw them and it was enjoyable at least. But Warrant? Fuck ‘em. At that show all I really remember is Jani Lane talking a bunch of retarded bullshit between songs. It was annoying as hell. There were a lot of folks in the crowd that were yelling at him and flipping him off. Someone even threw a shoe at him *cough*. They blew.
Crue, again, did alright, but Vince kind of ruined it. No surprise there. The one great thing about that show was this little redhead who wanted up on my shoulders. Of course I put her up there for a few songs and she even got topless. Nikki Sixx threw 2 bass picks our way, I caught them both, I don’t think the girl even noticed them. After I let her down my buddy put her up. Or maybe she was on his shoulders first. Doesn’t matter. I scored 2 picks! I ran into the girl in the hallway after the show and gave her one of the picks. “One of these belongs to you.” She gave me a quick kiss and a hug and we parted ways.
Damn she was cute.
So Lane was 47? No secret he had been spiraling for years but I never quite saw this coming. Hopefully there’s a decent story with some hookers attached to it. RIP dude. Sending good vibes to your family and friends.
Warrant? Really? Sheesh.