I saw Slash last night at the Hard Rock Rockcino. It was a great show and Miles Kennedy has a great voice. He played a lot of Guns N Roses classics like: Night train, Rocket Queen w/extended solo, Sweet Child O Mine and Paradise City. He also played Slither by Velvet Revolver and a bunch of solo stuff. Of course I brought a few items in case he signed after the show.
When the show was over I went to where the buses park. There were a couple of other guys there but this time there were barriers up on the sidewalk to the buses. I thought, this could be good or this could be bad. About 15 minutes after the show, a woman came out and told us he would be about another hour. We said, no problem. Soon, there were about 40 other people there with all kinds of things to get signed. G N R albums, guitars, pick guards, huge posters, one guy even had a framed gold record (with the glass removed). We were all talking- telling various collectors stories. Low and behold about an hour later, Slash's security guy comes over and tells us "Ok, Slash is coming out and will sign for you. You need to form a single file line, one item per person, no pictures. Have your item out, get it signed and be on your way. If anyone does not follow these rules, Slash is getting on the bus and everyone will be pissed at you." Cool, I can handle those rules!
Slash comes out and is very gracious. He said, "man, there are a lot of you still out here." I said, "Thanks for playing Rocket Queen, that's one of my favorites". He said, "Hey, no problem", then took my gold marker and signed my Appetite for Destruction lp. I was pretty happy. Another guy that gets it, someone that is willing to give back to his fans. Now, trying to get Axl or Izzy, Duff or Steven is going to be my next challenge!