I was backstage at a Robert Plant concert in Houston back in 1985. A friend and I gave some guy money for beer or something like that to an older guy and he took off running outside and we followed him like fools and we were not allowed back in to the show. So we went to the entrance to the backstage area hoping to see Plant when he left. We didn't see Plant but we did see Ronnie Lane. He wasn't doing too well at the time and was confined to a wheel chair. We asked him for his autograph and he said, "of course". He asked us if we liked the show and asked if we were from Houston. He said that it was nice living there (later he would have a few tax problems I think) and wished us well.
He was with someone else that I believe was a famous musician but never found out who exactly. But this other person helped Ronnie back into his limo and then walked over to us and said, "thanks guys, you have no idea how much that meant to him".
WOW! How much it meant to him?! What a feeling...
Soooo... I guess you just have to get these people at the right time.
Although, some I think are just asses and Axle Rose is one of them. He hasn't shown one bit of appreciation to his fans. Jumps offstage and punches them in the face (St.Louis 1991) and then doesn't decide to go onstage until 11:30 PM for a 7
M show (Houston 1992...and many other cities on the second leg of the Appetite for Bullshit Tour).