Thread: Snubbed by Chris Robinson

thresher - 4/14/2014 at 10:21 PM

Saw Chris walking around Wanee. Been listening to his music for 20 years, I thought I'd say hello. He nodded and turned his back on me ..... my friends died laughing watching me get snubbed by Chris Robinson..... they are still laughing about it. Some folks are fan-friendly and apparently others are not. That is last time I approach anyone to say hello.


mulelouisville - 4/14/2014 at 11:13 PM

Its all good...I watched Derek melt Chris and his brother's face off during the TTB set.


Blooby - 4/15/2014 at 12:07 AM

Maybe it was a bad day. Oteil did that to me over the summer. There was some one-off at a club in Asheville. I walked in way early to buy a ticket, and he was talking with a guy behind a counter and a good-looking woman. He then took a picture with her. I asked if he would sign a poster from the event. Probably would've taken him five seconds as I had the poster and a Sharpie in hand. Although nobody else seemed to be around, he said that he had to work on the setlist for the evening. I'd be lying if I said it didn't bug me, but I remembered back to a Macon gig years before where he seemed really affable when I ran into him on the field.

Such is life.

Blooby


stormyrider - 4/15/2014 at 12:37 AM

When I was in NY for the Beacon run in 2013, we spent Sat afternoon at the Met. We went to the special exhibit and in this large room, I look up and see CR. It took me a second to figure out who it was - by that time he saw me looking at him, turned, and walked away.

On the other hand, my brother in law, who lives in Boulder Creek (near San Jose) sees him all the time in the local clubs and says that he and the CRB are all great guys, friendly, willing to talk to the fans, etc.

whatever - I'm sure that sometimes those guys just don't feel like being on and taking to people they don't know


jszfunk - 4/15/2014 at 12:40 AM

I have had the opportunity to meet/approach some from the ABB and other groups and never have.

Kinda a rule of mine..I dont bother them. Let them have a life of peace for a few moments. They get hammerd enough.

I dont think people/fans/groupies realize how much they get bugged and baggered. I am sure it gets old after awhile to have people in your face constantly. You may not understand till you are in they're shoes nd probably never will.

With my profession I work with the public on a daily basis and I am no where the stature of those guys. I get people coming up to me in public. It usually does not bother me , but at times, enough
is enough.

Let these artists be. I know it comes with the territory, but come on, have some respect and let people live in peace.


thresher - 4/15/2014 at 01:01 AM

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I have had the opportunity to meet/approach some from the ABB and other groups and never have.

Kinda a rule of mine..I dont bother them. Let them have a life of peace for a few moments. They get hammerd enough.

I dont think people/fans/groupies realize how much they get bugged and baggered. I am sure it gets old after awhile to have people in your face constantly. You may not understand till you are in they're shoes nd probably never will.

With my profession I work with the public on a daily basis and I am no where the stature of those guys. I get people coming up to me in public. It usually does not bother me , but at times, enough
is enough.

Let these artists be. I know it comes with the territory, but come on, have some respect and let people live in peace.


I think that's what it boils down to. They want to left alone. I remember the painful look on look on Marc Ford's face as he shook my hand... man was he pissed I came over and said hi. David Gilmore saw me recognize him and shot me the most ferocious look, like "don't even think about coming over here" and I didn't. I won't mention my profession but I deal with many people as well. And I don't have the balls to turn my back on someone while they're talking to me. Never again. At least my crew had to be picked up off the floor they were laughing so hard.


stormyrider - 4/15/2014 at 01:22 AM

I think it depends upon the setting - and the person. If someones in a restaurant, or, as in my case, a museum, they are "private citizens"
at a show is a different story.

I just remembered one time I was in Vegas and wound up standing in a bar next to Jackie Mason. I left him alone. My wife said that he looked at me funny and was a little aggravated that I didn't start talking to him.

I dunno.
I have more important things to worry about.


robslob - 4/15/2014 at 01:45 AM

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Saw Chris walking around Wanee. Been listening to his music for 20 years, I thought I'd say hello. He nodded and turned his back on me ..... my friends died laughing watching me get snubbed by Chris Robinson..... they are still laughing about it. Some folks are fan-friendly and apparently others are not. That is last time I approach anyone to say hello.


I don't think it's fair to judge Chris by that one incident. As others have mentioned, they get it all the time. Try to remember, too, that Chris is a very brainy dude.............just look at what he's done between two bands. Who knows WHERE his mind was at when you approached him. Or it could be anything else............had to take a sh*t.......stars do that too, y'know...........or maybe just not in the mood at that particular time.

25 years ago I was standing next to Jerry Rice in a nightclub in San Jose. I didn't even act like I had noticed him at all. Some ass made a complete fool of himself, "Oh My GOD, you are SO great, I've been following you for years!", you know. When he left, I turned to Jerry and said, "I noticed you right away. I figured, hey, he gets it all the time." He flashed me an appreciative glance and said, "That's true". I think they appreciate being left alone.

Another time I was going into a health food store in Santa Cruz and Kenny Loggins and his wife got out of a van only a few yards away from me. He saw that I noticed him and was waiting to see what I would do. I turned like he was just another nobody and walked in the store. I'm sure he was relieved.

Then there was the time I ran into Jack Nicholson in the parking lot at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood probably 32 years ago. My buddy had gone up to the box office to buy some tickets; we had two girls in the back seat. I hadn't even noticed Jack, but one of the girls did. I had a six pack sitting on the floor in front of me (32 years ago it wasn't a big deal to do that). I was in the front passenger seat, and Jack was standing RIGHT next to me talking to some other man. I cracked open a brew and said, "Hey Jack, I'd really like to say I had a beer with you." He completely ignored me so I left him alone. I sure wasn't going to be aggressive about it, I was laid back.......he was arm's length away so I didn't think it was much of an imposition. After another minute or so he started walking towards the club, got about 20 yards away, looked back and said, "You can say I did, alright!" I thought that was really cool and I'll never forget it.

I saw Nicholson a second time at the Roxy probably within a year of the first time. It was inside the club this time for a Warren Zevon show. Jack just didn't give a sh*t, he was walking around inside the club mingling. I could hardly believe it. And predictably, as with Rice, some guy comes up and goes "You're Jack Nicholson!!!" Jack got right in the guy's face, "YEAH, MAN, THAT'S ME!!!" I almost died. I think he's just so out there that he decided, look, I'm gonna have a good time too, why let someone else ruin it? He just threw caution to the wind, and not only that, called someone's bluff if they wanted to make a big deal of it. Quite admirable, I say.



[Edited on 4/15/2014 by robslob]


kdick - 4/15/2014 at 01:09 PM

First off, the CRB is for lack of a better description, boring as I have ever seen. Just not my thing at all. We stayed for a a couple tunes and then over to Matt Scofield at the Mushroom stage which rocked. Just before TTB, CR was wandering around and we got the opposite. He was quite animated and chatted with us for a few minutes. We weren't trying to get pics with him or anything like that, whcih may have had something to do with it. He was rocking large when TTB was on, dancing side stage enjoying it all.


rationalrebel - 4/15/2014 at 03:00 PM

Regardless of fame, nerdiness, being psychedelically induced, etc; no person (of fame or not) should ever turn their back on you, unless perhaps there is some security issue. If a person turns their back on u in a 'snub' way, they should be accountable for their action(s) and at least from me will possibly hear a verbal response. If they have a problem w/ that then they can get a lesson someone obviously never taught them. I will also stop supporting them.
Some of the nicest folks that first come to mind that I've met are Sam Bush in grocery store a couple times, Marty Stuart, Archie Manning; the friendliest being Farmer (guitar tech)..randomly met him at grocery store and we talked for 30min, he told some funny Woody stories. Perhaps the nicest guy in the world.
The worst that come to mind are Jeff Fisher (coach) on barstool next to me, the lead singer for yonder mt(don't know his name) in a beverage line, and Jerry Joseph.
Talked to Oteil a couple times and he has either been extremely friendly or very quiet. Always pleasant though.
I try to never bother folks unless it happens naturally. Have seen some athletes shun some kids and that's just messed up, if u don't want the fame don't play the game, regardless of your profession/skill.


WarEagleRK - 4/15/2014 at 07:17 PM

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If a person turns their back on u in a 'snub' way, they should be accountable for their action



What exactly is the punishment for this alleged crime?


fensranger - 4/15/2014 at 07:46 PM

i would rather speak to Brooks Robinson!!!


rationalrebel - 4/15/2014 at 08:10 PM

WarEagle, me telling them they're a rude piece of $#;! hah


pops42 - 4/16/2014 at 12:20 AM

This chaps my a$$ man. where would chris robinson be without his "fans"???. flipping burgers or homeless thats where. willie nelson is 81 years old, he still has time to greet people and sign autographs after his shows. [and if you are lucky, he'll invite you on the bus for a toke] F#ck chris robinson.


thresher - 4/16/2014 at 01:03 AM

I didn't take it personally, nor will I judge him based on one incident. But it was incredibly rude and I know now, leave these people alone. It was my tenth year at Wanee and I've run into a number of musicians there and all them were incredibly nice. Not so much this time around.


shep66 - 4/16/2014 at 01:32 AM

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This chaps my a$$ man. where would chris robinson be without his "fans"???. flipping burgers or homeless thats where. willie nelson is 81 years old, he still has time to greet people and sign autographs after his shows. [and if you are lucky, he'll invite you on the bus for a toke] F#ck chris robinson.


This is a little harsh, but I had the good fortune to meet Derek and Susan in Allentown last year. Better people you will not find. They both took the time to talk to me and their responses were genuine. I tend to seek out people I care about to see if they are whom I think they are.

In their case, they exceed expectations. I don't believe in this whole I don't want to bother them belief. I've met many famous people over the years', and I've always found that if you treat them normal and just speak to them like you would anyone else, they usually respond positively.

Sorry lost my point a little here. I don't really care for the ignore position that apparently was offered here by Chris. Certainly not what I would expect from him.

[Edited on 4/16/2014 by shep66]


J-MAC - 4/16/2014 at 06:09 PM

I'm with rationalrebel. He would have definitely gotten an earful from me if he did that. I think Chris Robinson is a punk. Anyone ever see the youtube video of him hitting a fan in the face with his mic stand? Yes the fan jumped on stage, but did CR hit him because he felt threatened or did he do it because he is a punk that wanted to hit one of his fans in the face with a mic stand?

I have met Warren and Derek before. They were both very nice. I bumped into Warren one morning when he was fixing his coffee in a shop (it was an ABB gig at a casino). He had obviously just gotten out of the shower because his hair was wet. Obviously, he was not looking to meet with fans, but he graciously put his coffee down, exchanged a few words with me and my friend, and shook our hands with a smile. That's class.


jparadise - 4/16/2014 at 06:27 PM

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I'm with rationalrebel. He would have definitely gotten an earful from me if he did that. I think Chris Robinson is a punk. Anyone ever see the youtube video of him hitting a fan in the face with his mic stand? Yes the fan jumped on stage, but did CR hit him because he felt threatened or did he do it because he is a punk that wanted to hit one of his fans in the face with a mic stand?



Heard it here first folks!! Chris Robinson is a punk and owes all of us something regardless of his mood or what he may or may not be doing in any given second. He's a punk, end of story.

Get real man.....anybody who is going to "give them a piece of their mind" probably has no business being back there in the first place. Let people live their lives....just because you dig their art doesn't mean they owe you anything. There's literally a million different circumstances that you could walk into in any given moment....don't pass judgement on people because they don't wash your feet.


J-MAC - 4/16/2014 at 06:42 PM

You obviously did not read my post. I'm not judging him based on one act. You get real, any human should not turn there back on someone greeting them, regardless of status. Business being back where? He said he was walking around Wanee, not backstage. Why not stay backstage if you are too cool to say hey man or just smile when someone greets you? Do you think he really thought that he would just go hang out with the crowd at Wanee and no one would recognize him and want to say hello. The only thing he owes anyone is decency, and turning your back on someone that greets you is being a punk.


rationalrebel - 4/16/2014 at 09:23 PM

I don't care if you're in the kitchen of Bob's Country Bunker or giving a speech at The White House. You don't turn your back on someone like that. I sure as hell don't care how popular you are in your circle of civilization. Done.


kevinumberger - 4/16/2014 at 09:30 PM

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[/quoteor did he do it because he is a punk that wanted to hit one of his fans in the face with a mic stand? ]



when his band played knoxville last year, chris tried starting a fight from up on stage....

granted it was with the boyfriend/husband of a lady who jumped up on stage.....

it was by far the most funny thing ive ever seen a singer do from the stage.........

didnt miss a stride in the song they were playing, as he waited til a solo then went to lip of stage to berate the girl, and when the other male went to help her out---chris made the motion of wanting to start something....


Rusty - 4/16/2014 at 09:39 PM

If he was milling around in the crowd, he should not have expected for fans to NOT approach him. Kind of a fan-tease on his behalf, it seems. A smile and a handshake takes about 3 seconds and creates a life-long fan. It's his call, though.

Though I've never been, from what I understand Wannee is one of those "experience" events - like a blues-cruise or something. I've seen photos and heard stories of musicians showing up at the campfire jams - doing all sorts of "fan-friendly" stuff. Evidently, not Chris' kind of thing.


BabaOrion - 4/16/2014 at 11:51 PM

I got a good one. Va. Beach Amphitheater in either 2001 or '02. I had just walked through the gate when I see Warren on a golf cart in the plaza area taking pictures and signing autographs. I approached, but I heard him say to the guy behind the wheel "last one," as he was signing something. They started to drive away when I shouted, "Hey Warren, sign my stub?!" He motioned to the guy to stop, and they turned around and Warren signed my stub for me. Class act, that guy.


robslob - 4/16/2014 at 11:55 PM

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Get real man.....anybody who is going to "give them a piece of their mind" probably has no business being back there in the first place. Let people live their lives....just because you dig their art doesn't mean they owe you anything. There's literally a million different circumstances that you could walk into in any given moment....don't pass judgement on people because they don't wash your feet.


THANK YOU. I am with you about 500%, and I'll tell you why: Musicians poor their heart and soul out to us onstage; that is why we go to see them. They do not owe us ANY more than that!! Anyone who says otherwise does not understand the mental struggles just to go up on stage and perform while a crowd is staring you down. Not to mention the many, many tedious hours of work alone in a room with a musical instrument. I think we SO easily forget what it takes to be a performer. They are giving us everything they have, mind, body and soul, when they walk out on that stage. What right do you have to expect any more when they are NOT on that stage? They already gave you infinitely more than you are ever going to give to them. Anything beyond that is icing on the cake but not mandatory.


benulliman - 4/17/2014 at 12:30 AM

hey man it happens.... maybe he was just in one of those moods. People all get that way sometimes.

I was fortunate enough to pick up a few signatures throughout the weekend


michaelr - 4/17/2014 at 01:09 AM

Rob Slob, I'm sorry, but I think it is amazing that you feel these guys give their heart and soul to the extent, that they are mentally and physically spent to the point, they owe their fans nothing else. They play music for a living, and usually it's a natural talent. It's a god gift. They don't have to put much effort into the strains of life. Get a grip! This isn't about owing anyone. A better example of hard work and being spent is working in a coal mine in West Virginia for 12 hours straight in an 18 inch coal seam. Yes Rob, I said 18 inches high coal seam, not knowing when it's going to collapse on you, or if the place is going to blow up from methane gas and burn or bury you alive. I have seen these miners come out after a hard days work and smile and greet everyone they come in contact with, and that's if they have the strength to stand up straight. Some of you don't have a clue. Some of these musicians are ego ridden, A -holes, then when they have become after thoughts, and are down and out, they want us to hold benefits to help them with their medical expenses or help them out financially. Lets keep this "rock star"stuff into perspective





[Edited on 4/17/2014 by michaelr]


kevinumberger - 4/17/2014 at 01:26 AM

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They already gave you infinitely more than you are ever going to give to them.





ummmmm.......not really....

the fans pay their meal ticket.....

without fans, musicians aren't nothing but buskers in a subway station......


WarEagleRK - 4/17/2014 at 03:55 AM

Love the Crowes and the Brotherhood. Chris Robinson seems to live in his own world, it's likely if he was looking at you he was really looking through you and didn't even notice. Maybe he did and just didn't want to be bothered at the time.

Either way I wouldn't make too much of it.



74Jer - 4/17/2014 at 04:28 AM

He was probably just being the addict that he always has been...

9/8/10

These days Robinson is, if not more sober, more temperate. In the old days, "my responsibility was to the muse, and my muse was saying Ďletís get far out.'

http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/entertainment/music/chris-robinson-of-bla ck-crowes-looks-at-a-life-in-/nQ4kB/

I had to laugh when I read the muse thing. Doesn't he mean his quest to shove his head as far up Mick and Keith's collective ass as possible? Without a cover of "Hard to Handle", which sadly most idiots think is a Crowe's original, I bet he would not be a blip on the radar.


Slyckyr - 4/17/2014 at 04:32 AM

More famous folks need to be like Jim Dandy Mangrum & practice "Dandyism" (03:00 - 04:45):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJuXLn487k0


robslob - 4/17/2014 at 04:37 AM

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quote:
They already gave you infinitely more than you are ever going to give to them.





ummmmm.......not really....

the fans pay their meal ticket.....

without fans, musicians aren't nothing but buskers in a subway station......



Yeah, I hear you...........it's our support that allows them to eat. Good point. However, they gave to you during their performance. You judge by that whether or not you'll come back again, or buy a CD. All I'm saying is I don't think they really owe us anything more than their performance. And let's not forget that being a musician ranks right up at the top for cutthroat competition and difficulty in paying the bills. Only a very few make enough to live on without a day job. I'd MUCH rather be moved for 2 hours by a tremendous singer/guitarist and have him or her walk away after the gig without anything at all to say to me than hear someone who I thought was average but was a bundle of conversation after the show. Wouldn't you? A great musician leaves it all on the stage...............I feel like they've already given me everything they had. If they walk by me in a club and we happen to engage in friendly conversation, fine. If not, but I was genuinely moved by their performance, I won't feel cheated in ANY way.


Slyckyr - 4/17/2014 at 04:49 AM

I believe I remember reading a story in Rolling Stone in the early 90s about a inebriated Chris Robinson getting arrested for tearing up a convenience store because the clerk didn't know who he was.
Think this was when they were opening for ZZ Top, a tour Chris eventually got them kicked off of.


pops42 - 4/17/2014 at 01:42 PM

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I believe I remember reading a story in Rolling Stone in the early 90s about a inebriated Chris Robinson getting arrested for tearing up a convenience store because the clerk didn't know who he was.
Think this was when they were opening for ZZ Top, a tour Chris eventually got them kicked off of.
This was in 1991. I saw them do 2 songs, when robinson stopped the music and the band left the stage. two girls were fighting up front, and the cops dragged em off, so robinson says " hey man, I'm not gonna play in a place where cops beat up girls" no crowes for you!. I haven't liked him since.


tommars - 4/17/2014 at 02:16 PM

I thought it was pretty much general knowledge that CR is a tool and huge egomaniac. Hence the constant rotation of band members. I've seen the guy do the rock n roll front man thing on par with Mick Jagger and put on some of the most fun rock n roll shows I've ever seen though.

Being a nice guy isn't always a job requirement but it goes along way. It's always been a pleasure getting to say a few words to Warren, Derek and crew over the years.


curry - 4/17/2014 at 02:50 PM

If you dream of being a rockstar and adored by those that love your music, 'you gotta serve somebody'. Goes with the territory.

As far as the poster with the sharpie deal, I see plenty of autographed items up for sale on auction websites. Some artists get fed up with signing stuff just for it to be immediately thrown up on the likes of ebay. Some will prefer to take photos instead of signing something.


leftyblues - 4/17/2014 at 04:21 PM

sounds like a song title..

gimme a day or two


fanfrom-71 - 4/17/2014 at 05:27 PM

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They don't have to put much effort into the strains of life.

Wow....


kevinumberger - 4/17/2014 at 06:34 PM

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I'd MUCH rather be moved for 2 hours by a tremendous singer/guitarist and have him or her walk away after the gig without anything at all to say to me than hear someone who I thought was average but was a bundle of conversation after the show. Wouldn't you?




depends upon who it is and how the conversation went.....

for example---im not a huge tori amos fan and her live show was pretty danged good, but the conversation i had with her backstage before the show---well, that something ill never forget......

her and i talked like we had known each other for years.......and she was super sweet.....we really didnt want to end conversation but she had to get ready for show.........and on way out, she demanded that i give her a hug.........so, what's a feller to do?


absnj - 4/17/2014 at 06:48 PM

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sounds like a song title..

gimme a day or two


Would give you something to do if you ever got stuck outside Mobile.


melissa - 4/17/2014 at 06:49 PM

CR is famously aloof. I would have been surprised if you got any other reaction to him.


leftyblues - 4/17/2014 at 08:56 PM

to be stuck outside of mobile
with the been snubbed blues again..


Rusty - 4/17/2014 at 09:36 PM

The two biggest problems in a "celebrity's" life: the day fans start buggin' the $hit out of ya ... and the day that they stop.


pops42 - 4/18/2014 at 12:27 AM

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The two biggest problems in a "celebrity's" life: the day fans start buggin' the $hit out of ya ... and the day that they stop.


bigmoney2112 - 4/18/2014 at 01:57 AM

This reminds of a video of some Allman Brothers "fan" that tries to get Gregg's autograph. He starts singing Marshall Tucker to prove he is a "fan" lol!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blSluS7dkH8


Shapeshifter72 - 4/18/2014 at 03:01 AM

Interesting posts. I think it depends on the situation, really. I have been fortunate, and in some cases unfortunate to meet some very famous people. People are people and everyone has a bad day or just isn't in the mood. Be that as it may, if the person is downright rude, then yeah it leaves you, the Fan, feeling either let down, or frustrated or downright angry. And sometimes it's hard to determine which given the circumstances. At least in my experiences.

I can give some examples of what I mean....

I went to Jimmy Page & Robert Plant @ Great Woods in Massachusetts. And yes, I still, and will always call it Great Woods Anyhoo, the opening act is on and we had all been tailgating all day and I had too much to drink. We were outside the Shed, having a smoke, I have a Beer in hand and I literally turned around and was face to face with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. There he is standing in front of me with his daughter. Not Liv, she was very young...maybe a grand daughter. And of course because I had a few in me, I was....Flabberghasted? lol that I was meeting him. And it was totally a Chris Farley Show type moment and I made a fool out of myself. All the while, Steven is trying to get away from me, cordial, but still like okay man...as I am blabbering about how awesome this is and that is etc etc etc. Looking back on it now, I am super embarrassed by it. Back then, I was like well he wasn't the nicest of people but I had to re-look at it like, yeah, I was drunk....and for those of you who haven't met me, I am not that small of a guy. So it was me being a knucklehead. Took me a few to figure that out. And I don't blame Steven Tyler at all for not wanting to have anything to do with me. I hope one day I get to meet him again, because I respect him and I would probably apologize to him

On another occasion, in Springfield, Massachusetts I was at Lynyrd Skynyrd. This was the Last Rebel Tour. Ed King and Randall Hall were still in the band. I had front row tickets and I could not have been more psyched. Show was great, (my first Tuesday's Gone) and I had my original "Street Survivors" vinyl record with the flames on it, and all original packaging. I didn't really expect to get it signed but I figured what wth. So I asked a Manager? with the Band to have them sign it. And they did. They took it backstage and they all signed it. Everyone except Gary Rossington. I was a HUGE GR fan. Still am. I always looked up to him when I was starting out on Guitar. So to make a long story longer, I am like well I have to get GR to sign it. And the Manager? guy says to me, "well I wouldn't plan on Gary to sign anything. He just received some bad news, his Mother is really sick"......which was none of my business, you know? I was like Oh okay. But I stayed. Gary comes out the stage door and fans are all over him. Sign this, sign that etc and I dont know if I was the only one the Manager? told? but Gary was kind of visibly upset. Naturally. And he walks towards me near the Bus and looks at me, I am holding the album and he doesn't say anything. So instead of asking him to sign it I just extended my hand and said "Mr Rossington, I wanted to Thank You for this evening. I am a huge fan of yours. I understand that tonight isn't the best night for you and your family and I just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours man" and he looked me square in the eye and was like THANK YOU. He asked me about the Album and I said everyone had signed it except him, but he didn't have to sign it. It wasn't important. He immediately signed it, shook my hand, thanked ME of all people and got on the Bus. Imagine that. Then years later the album was stolen...sons a beaches lol

And lastly, Newport Folk Festival, Rhode Island. I have a All Access Backstage Pass. I could have gone on stage if I wanted to technically. CS&N is headlining. I am elated. Graham Nash is probably one of THE coolest cats I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Talked to me for a long time too. It was great. I wanted no pictures, no autographs etc (That's probably why he was so cool lol) So David Crosby shows up, and is walking down the tunnel towards the stage and I am walking up towards the field (catering etc) and I see him coming so I stopped, extended my hand and said "Mr Crosby. I am a huge fan of your music. I can't wait to see you perform. I just wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful music over the years" That's it. He looks at me. Looks down at my hand. Looks back up at me. Smirks and says "yeah pffft whatever" and walks away. Not even a handshake. Spoke down to me like I was less of a human being than him. I was like *&^%$%# him man!! I was livid. All I did was pay the cat a compliment, and he treated me like I had pissed in his Cheerios that morning. Took me a long time to even listen to a CSN song, because every time I heard one I relived that moment.

So, there is just 3 examples of the many, many times I could give here. The first was me being a dbag, the second was out of my control entirely, and the third was someone who was just being a complete touch hole for no apparent reason. I think you have to be able to read the situation. NEVER approach anyone at a Restaurant, when they are eating. That's lame. lol Although I have offered from my table to send a round of drinks or dessert etc as a Thank You...which has worked. Each situation is completely different. Hell, anyone who has ever met Jaimoe can tell you that lol you never know what to expect? Gregory is right, he IS the strangest cat I have ever met. Thats why I love him. God bless everyone. Oh, and Happy Easter if I dont get the chance to wish it on Sunday. Peach & Love, Shape




BoytonBrother - 4/18/2014 at 12:11 PM

Working in radio for 12 years, I've come to learn that most celebs are complete a-holes. I used to say hello, but now I mind my own business when they come through the studio. Very rarely is a celeb a nice person. It's refreshing when they are, but it's best to just not expect it.


bird72 - 4/18/2014 at 02:13 PM

I would never expect a celebrity to acknowledge me or give me time from their day. The only one I ever approached on the street was my hero Joe Frazier. I expected nothing, prayed I didn't offend him, and would have apologized if it rubbed him wrong. I only did it because he is my hero. It went well, we talked for at least five minutes, and he was a gentleman deluxe. Having said all that, and done it myself that one time, I think approaching people like that is wrong. Saying "Hello" in passing is one thing, but asking for signatures and such is just asking for something you are not owed at all. It is not a "gift" when you ask for it. Joe, gave me a gift, two signed pics he had in his Cadillac. I have one, the other I gave to Marleys dear brother as inspiration in his fight. I hope someone in the Peachnutt family still has it.


TheGuru - 4/18/2014 at 02:19 PM

Of all the celebrities/performers I have met, I must say Stevie Ray Vaughan is the only one I actually liked more AFTER meeting him. What an absolutely sweet human being.


fanfrom-71 - 4/18/2014 at 02:30 PM

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Of all the celebrities/performers I have met, I must say Stevie Ray Vaughan is the only one I actually liked more AFTER meeting him. What an absolutely:-) sweet human being.

I have heard the same said by others.
Never had the opportunity to meet Stevie, but I would have to emphatically to say the same for brother Danny Toler.


Buzzy82 - 4/18/2014 at 05:38 PM

I was taking a piss in a restaurant in Macon and Warren walks into the bathroom. As we were washing our hands, I thanked him for his tireless work on the road and told him that the Mule's late night jam at Wannee that year was as close to Zeppelin that I will ever see. He smiled real big and said' That is a mighty big compliment". Nothing else said on either end a very cool moment!


leftyblues - 4/19/2014 at 02:26 AM

https://www.facebook.com/lefty.collins/posts/10201984029063822


One take on an iPad and its late but hey, I'll work on it
Link don't work..oh well..go to my page if you desire...

Sorry you got snubbed

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mtnjam67 - 4/19/2014 at 02:30 AM

" He nodded and turned his back on me " He nodded , that wasn't cool enough for ya . I never understand why people think celebrities owe us anything .

fan ( noun ) a person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular sport , art form or famous person .

friend ( noun ) a person whom one knows and with whom has a bond of mutual affection .


You're a fan not a friend , your a stranger as far as he's concerned . Paying money to see the artist perform does not require them to be your friend , shake your hand, kiss your girlfriend or take a pix with you . Would it be nice ,yes , but to expect it , demand it or complain about it in a negative light . That's bush league .


WillyNilly - 4/19/2014 at 06:39 AM

It was 1991 or 1992 and I don't remember if it was the Super Bowl or the Final Four but Minneapolis hosted both events that year and I was a bartender in a hotel downtown. I was working in the lobby bar and a father of a handicapped kid comes up to me and tells me he just saw Reggie Jackson (former NY Yankee) and he asked Reggie if his son could get his autograph. without saying a word, Reggie signed the piece of paper the kid handed him and walked away. When the father looked at the autograph, it read "Arnold Palmer". The poor guy couldn't believe it. He was stunned.

I get the notion that Reggie doesn't owe anyone an autograph or a picture, etc. but to do that to a kid - a handicapped kid, no less - is disgusting. What a **** .


BNAKED - 4/19/2014 at 07:45 AM

Got to spend sometime hanging out with a band that got to open for the crowes and they said never got to meet the Robinson s. He said the rest of the band was cool and fun to hang out with but the brothers kept to themselves and they never met them.

But they also said when they opened for Mule Warren was the best. Would give them tips on there craft and play with them. Taught them alot. Opening for the crows was a big break for y hem but they learned alot from opening for mule


Rusty - 4/19/2014 at 11:58 AM

It's no secret - I just don't get the Black Crows. Not a fan of them or Chris Robinson. But here's a slight digression that for me, is applicable:

Years ago, I was friends with this guy who was pretty damned rowdy - especially when he'd been DRANKIN!
After he'd already had a snootful, we found ourselves in this real pretentious, sophisticated bar.
Well, he (we) got a little too loud and rambunctious for them, so after a short while the owner came over and told us to leave.
I felt a little embarrassed, but my friend looked at the guy and said, "I've been thrown IN to better places than this!"

Snubbed by Chris Robinson? I hope that's as bad as life gets for ya.


jszfunk - 4/19/2014 at 01:31 PM

I remember hearing in church awhile ago and I cant remember the exact topic
of it . But the pastor mentioned something about when people are rude,not very
nice and etc along those lines usually there is something going on in their life
or in the past that have effected them to be that way and come across towards
people in such a behavior. Something that is underlying/ an agenda that boils
over and then out and spills onto people. Is that always the case,
maybe not, but thats the impression I get sometimes when I am involved with people
and the general pubic with my line of work. I learned not to take it personally.
It could be a daily or weekly occurance that I would encounter situations like that,
So I have to look at it in that perspective.

It would be nice if there was a morally/ethically/manners police dept to put folks in
line ,huh?!?!

I wonder sometimes if it is a regional thing. People here in the midwest are some of
the nicest folks around. Of course you have your bad apples, but I would say the majority
are very friendly. I wonder if its a regional thing? I have heard comments from other people along those lines. Hopefully I won't offend anyone, but my wife and I traveled, lets just say,to the North East part of the US a couple of years ago . Beautiful country, but just different than Indiana and Hoosier hospitality. I am not saying there werent friendly people....they probably thought I was some goofy hilljack!!!


JimSheridan - 4/19/2014 at 02:02 PM

Ritchie Blackmore was a fairly regular customer at a pub I worked at in Bethel CT in the 1990s, I found out. I was the only person there who was even remotely a Deep Purple fan. I was (and am) actually a fanatic, so I was amazed by the possibility that I could run across one of my heroes.

Sure enough, it happened that I waited on Ritchie and Candace, who was completely unknown to me at that point - this was in 1992-93, pre-"The Battle Rages On." I waited on them politely all meal long, but when I dropped the check, I did have to admit to him that I was a huge fan. He was very pleasant and we talked a bit - he explained that Ian Gillan was back in the band, etc. I told him I got a really big kick out of the "Green Bullfrog" album, which is a jam session album featuring some Purple guys. He smiled and said that the album was rubbish.

After dinner, Ritchie headed to the bar to watch some UK soccer. Another waiter was astonished by my exuberance at having spoken to Blackmore. "Do they do 'Smoke on the Water'?" he asked me. He was a huge Phish-head. Anyway, intrigued, my waiter pal went to the bar and asked Ritchie if he was indeed Ritchie Blackmore. Ritchie said "No." My friend politely continued to ask, but, having no luck, switched the conversation to UK soccer, which he follows avidly. Ritchie was pleased to discuss the sport with a fellow fan, so they chatted for a while.


Slimzimm - 4/19/2014 at 02:35 PM

About 4 years ago I went to see GAB at a casino that has an outdoor amphitheater. I got there a few hours early and was inside the casino. I'm wearing a black T-shirt that says in white letters across the chest "got DUANE?". Some guy (Chank) came up to the side of me put his hands on my shoulders and turns me side-ways. I'm standing there kind of dumb-struck staring at Gregg Allman. Gregg looks at my shirt, extends his arm and we shake hands. We talked for a few minutes, he extends his arm again, shake hands and bid each other adieu.


robslob - 4/20/2014 at 05:27 AM

quote:

" He nodded and turned his back on me " He nodded , that wasn't cool enough for ya . I never understand why people think celebrities owe us anything .

fan ( noun ) a person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular sport , art form or famous person .

friend ( noun ) a person whom one knows and with whom has a bond of mutual affection .


You're a fan not a friend , your a stranger as far as he's concerned . Paying money to see the artist perform does not require them to be your friend , shake your hand, kiss your girlfriend or take a pix with you . Would it be nice ,yes , but to expect it , demand it or complain about it in a negative light . That's bush league .


BBIIIIIINGG--OOOOOO


Chitown - 4/20/2014 at 06:02 PM

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I have had the opportunity to meet/approach some from the ABB and other groups and never have.

Kinda a rule of mine..I dont bother them. Let them have a life of peace for a few moments. They get hammerd enough.

I dont think people/fans/groupies realize how much they get bugged and baggered. I am sure it gets old after awhile to have people in your face constantly. You may not understand till you are in they're shoes nd probably never will.

With my profession I work with the public on a daily basis and I am no where the stature of those guys. I get people coming up to me in public. It usually does not bother me , but at times, enough
is enough.

Let these artists be. I know it comes with the territory, but come on, have some respect and let people live in peace.


I think that's what it boils down to. They want to left alone. I remember the painful look on look on Marc Ford's face as he shook my hand... man was he pissed I came over and said hi. David Gilmore saw me recognize him and shot me the most ferocious look, like "don't even think about coming over here" and I didn't. I won't mention my profession but I deal with many people as well. And I don't have the balls to turn my back on someone while they're talking to me. Never again. At least my crew had to be picked up off the floor they were laughing so hard.


If you want to be left alone, then work in the private sector. The whole goal in becoming a musician is to be recognized. If you can't take a second to smile and show a little appreciation, assuming the person doesn't come across rude with a sense of entitlement, then you're missing the point of gaining the celebrity status that you have achieved in the first place. Plus, it's just good PR. I ran Into Derek & Susan at the Waffle House last Saturday, and although I didn't want to interrupt their breakfast with their kids, we still said a quick hello, and they were both very nice. And I moved on quickly out of courtesy.


fanfrom-71 - 4/20/2014 at 08:38 PM

Anyone here ever have the opportunity to run across one Charles Edward Anderson?
Just sayin....


WarEagleRK - 4/21/2014 at 01:00 AM

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If you want to be left alone, then work in the private sector. The whole goal in becoming a musician is to be recognized.


Seems like he did a good job of being left alone and not work in the private sector at the same time.

You might have confused "musician" with "rock star". The rock star wants to be recognized, a lot of musicians just want to play.

I agree with what was posted earlier. He's a stranger, you never know what you are going to get when you approach someone you don't know. Just because he is known to you doesn't mean he is going to be what you expect/want out of him. Yes it is good when people that you are a fan of turn out to be friendly in person, but sometimes they do not. Sometimes you just catch them on a bad day or when they are distracted. Either way just because he is famous doesn't mean he has to engage with everyone that comes up to him, nor should anything more than a nod be expected. It's nice when it's something more, but if not then no big deal.


jszfunk - 4/21/2014 at 12:54 PM

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I have had the opportunity to meet/approach some from the ABB and other groups and never have.

Kinda a rule of mine..I dont bother them. Let them have a life of peace for a few moments. They get hammerd enough.

I dont think people/fans/groupies realize how much they get bugged and baggered. I am sure it gets old after awhile to have people in your face constantly. You may not understand till you are in they're shoes nd probably never will.

With my profession I work with the public on a daily basis and I am no where the stature of those guys. I get people coming up to me in public. It usually does not bother me , but at times, enough
is enough.

Let these artists be. I know it comes with the territory, but come on, have some respect and let people live in peace.


I think that's what it boils down to. They want to left alone. I remember the painful look on look on Marc Ford's face as he shook my hand... man was he pissed I came over and said hi. David Gilmore saw me recognize him and shot me the most ferocious look, like "don't even think about coming over here" and I didn't. I won't mention my profession but I deal with many people as well. And I don't have the balls to turn my back on someone while they're talking to me. Never again. At least my crew had to be picked up off the floor they were laughing so hard.


I ran Into Derek & Susan at the Waffle House last Saturday, and although I didn't want to interrupt their breakfast with their kids



quote:
quote:
quote:
I have had the opportunity to meet/approach some from the ABB and other groups and never have.

Kinda a rule of mine..I dont bother them. Let them have a life of peace for a few moments. They get hammerd enough.

I dont think people/fans/groupies realize how much they get bugged and baggered. I am sure it gets old after awhile to have people in your face constantly. You may not understand till you are in they're shoes nd probably never will.

With my profession I work with the public on a daily basis and I am no where the stature of those guys. I get people coming up to me in public. It usually does not bother me , but at times, enough
is enough.

Let these artists be. I know it comes with the territory, but come on, have some respect and let people live in peace.


I think that's what it boils down to. They want to left alone. I remember the painful look on look on Marc Ford's face as he shook my hand... man was he pissed I came over and said hi. David Gilmore saw me recognize him and shot me the most ferocious look, like "don't even think about coming over here" and I didn't. I won't mention my profession but I deal with many people as well. And I don't have the balls to turn my back on someone while they're talking to me. Never again. At least my crew had to be picked up off the floor they were laughing so hard.


I ran Into Derek & Susan at the Waffle House last Saturday, and although I didn't want to interrupt their breakfast with their kids.



...then dont...but since you did was Dereks mouth full of "Grannys Country Omlet?"
You know, those awkwards times when your eating out and its inevitable when your waitress/waiter ask you if everythings ok or you need anything.

Wareagle put it good in his last post.

I think from what I heard(maybe part of the reason), Derek wanted to break away from the ABB for more family time.

It's self gratifying for the fan I guess to feel ike they have met someone, or of noteriety, made eye contact and awknowledged them,in the know,part of something. Honestly I dont think it woud hurt Derek or anyone else if they had one day where know one came up to the on the street to greet them. It sounds like they are nice enough guys where they would never be a jerk or rude, which is great for the groupie/fan. Who knows what they think after the fan walks away? They could roll their eyes, immediately go wash their hands, bring out a little book and keep track, or thought maybe you had a profound effect on their lives. Like I mentioned,
I work with the public and do get noticed and approached , I would never be rude to people, just not my character. But that does not mean it's okay to come stand on my lawn or come up to me at dinner with my children and etc. People need to respect boundaries and be considerate/thoughtful, even if its for your own self gratification. The one you approach might be the nicest person in the world and probably would be courteous but it may bug them to. Just to good of a person not to say it.

Now if Ritchie Blackmore chased me down after a show and shook my hand asked me to go get a glass of bourbon and shoot the bull..then I am there. I could ask him to show me how to play Smoke On The Water, then I would get a strat upside the head.


Charlesinator - 4/22/2014 at 02:12 PM

Hey no secret I love the Black Crowes. They've replaced the ABB as my favorite band for a long time. I think Chris Robinson is the best singer, lyricist, front man in rock as well. I sounds to me like he acknowledged the original poster. What more do you want. I've met CR after a CRB show by the bus. He was very fan friendly. He signed everything. Honored every pictured request. Even made funny small talk with those there. There is a time and a place for everything. Bugging someone with family or waiting in line for a Sno-cone probably isn't. The poster didn't say why none of his buddies decided to bug CR.


Chitown - 4/23/2014 at 06:46 AM

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I ran Into Derek & Susan at the Waffle House last Saturday, and although I didn't want to interrupt their breakfast with their kids.



...then dont...but since you did was Dereks mouth full of "Grannys Country Omlet?"
You know, those awkwards times when your eating out and its inevitable when your waitress/waiter ask you if everythings ok or you need anything.




How nice of you take make assumptions when you don't know what the **** you're talking about. For your uninformed information, there was nothing "awkward" about saying hello to someone who just walked into the restaurant, hence no "Granny's Counrty Omlette" had been ordered yet. Douchebag.


jszfunk - 4/23/2014 at 10:36 AM

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quote:
I ran Into Derek & Susan at the Waffle House last Saturday, and although I didn't want to interrupt their breakfast with their kids.



...then dont...but since you did was Dereks mouth full of "Grannys Country Omlet?"
You know, those awkwards times when your eating out and its inevitable when your waitress/waiter ask you if everythings ok or you need anything.




How nice of you take make assumptions when you don't know what the **** you're talking about. For your uninformed information, there was nothing "awkward" about saying hello to someone who just walked into the restaurant, hence no "Granny's Counrty Omlette" had been ordered yet. Douchebag.


Sorry ,did not mean to offend you.


Charlesinator - 4/23/2014 at 04:57 PM

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quote:

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I ran Into Derek & Susan at the Waffle House last Saturday, and although I didn't want to interrupt their breakfast with their kids.



...then dont...but since you did was Dereks mouth full of "Grannys Country Omlet?"
You know, those awkwards times when your eating out and its inevitable when your waitress/waiter ask you if everythings ok or you need anything.




How nice of you take make assumptions when you don't know what the **** you're talking about. For your uninformed information, there was nothing "awkward" about saying hello to someone who just walked into the restaurant, hence no "Granny's Counrty Omlette" had been ordered yet. Douchebag.


Sorry ,did not mean to offend you.


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jszfunk - 4/23/2014 at 05:11 PM

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quote:

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I ran Into Derek & Susan at the Waffle House last Saturday, and although I didn't want to interrupt their breakfast with their kids.



...then dont...but since you did was Dereks mouth full of "Grannys Country Omlet?"
You know, those awkwards times when your eating out and its inevitable when your waitress/waiter ask you if everythings ok or you need anything.




How nice of you take make assumptions when you don't know what the **** you're talking about. For your uninformed information, there was nothing "awkward" about saying hello to someone who just walked into the restaurant, hence no "Granny's Counrty Omlette" had been ordered yet. Douchebag.


Sorry ,did not mean to offend you.


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ha ha yeah...it's okay!
all is good!!

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Saccheri - 4/26/2014 at 03:54 AM

I have to say that Gregg is very personable. I met him at his books signing event at TBH in Macon. While he was signing my book I commented that we should just blow off the rest of the event and go ride our motorcycles. He smiled ear to ear, said that was a good idea and started talking Harley-Davidson's. For a moment, I thought he was going to take me up on the offer, but then one of the staff members put a stop to our conversation and ushered me on.

A few years ago, I did meet Ice-T at a hotel bar in NYC. I asked if he would like to do a shot of tequila with me. He accepted, so I bought the shots and he invited me to sit at his table. He thanked me over and over again for the drink and said it was a real treat. We bullsh*tted and his manager took our picture. As soon as the manager took our picture, others recognized him and started swarming around the table. He said that his queue to leave, but shook my hand, thanked me for the conversation and drink before he left.




robslob - 4/26/2014 at 05:55 PM

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With the amount of drugs Chris Robinson has used and continues to use I'm surprised that he can even talk or brush his hair.


How do you know this?


TheGuru - 4/26/2014 at 11:22 PM

Screw Chris Robinson.


robslob - 4/26/2014 at 11:44 PM

72fan: I asked you how you know that Chris Robinson is a drug addict and you reply "it's common knowledge". You don't give one quote from any book, magazine or other source. Then you post a long quote from a former Crowes band member which says a lot about himself and nothing about Chris.

You really sound like an over-critical loose cannon. Ok, Ok, Chris Robinson probably does a few drugs. What and how many is not for you to theorize. Get that word..........THEORIZE, because that's what you're doing. What are you preaching about drug use by musicians for? We all know a lot of it goes on. Do you hang out in front of rock 'n' roll shows with a Bible and a megaphone? I'd certainly believe you if you said "Yes".

Oh, one more thing: I've seen The Black Crowes three times and they've been great every time. The last, and the very best one, was 2009 @ The Fillmore in San Francisco. Chris put on an incredible performance; I and my date were completely blown away by him. And I've seen The Chris Robinson Brotherhood twice...........GREAT live band, and again, great performances by Chris. Chris has proven himself to me onstage. I'll form my own opinion by that, not from some overcritical, self righteous internet pariah like 72fan.

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