The Authentic Experience
I have been hearing a bit more and more and have personally seen some of an increase in some celebs signing with just their first name, or with just initals. The Go-Go's been signing with their first name for years (even at store signings). I have a Bruce Springsteen tour book that while in Cleveland was signed with just his initials, and it seems Paul McCartney has been signing just "Paul" at times. Robin Zander of Cheap Trick autographs with his initials as well. Ringo Starr as we know signs with just his first name or with that very silly "star" symbol (like signing his last name takes any longer of time). Tom Petty is another artist known for signing both with initials and/or his first name only.
Now, I am not saying to not be glad to get what you get, especially these days. However, I just want to ask the question as it opens in my opinion discussion that centers around fan appriciation, celebrity laziness, fan quantity, celebrity arrogance, and is yet another factor in all our quests to obtain a celebrity autograph. I am happy to ever recieve an autograph for a celebrity of my choice, as I am sure you are too, however, there is such a bit a dissapointment when that signature is an abbreviated signature for you and I, the waiting fan.