Still waiting to hear the story...
Sorry about that! Buckethead played here back in April in a really cool venue owned by Ani Difranco ( I don't think many people here will know who she is) http://www.babeville...com/asbury_hall
Anyway, there were not many people at this show. It was advertised as Frankenstein Brothers feat. Buckethead and That 1 Guy. I had my vinyl Chinese Democracy with me. I tried to get him on the way coming into the venue as the door to the "backstage" is fairly accessible. Bucket's Manager or whatever he is (dude might be his Cousin, I have no idea) told me he would not sign my ChiDem. I had Dizzy,Rich and Ron all sign it with my name on it so obviously it is for me and not to be sold on Ebay. He also told me Bucket would not stop for a picture. Mind you there was not a single other person waiting to meet him but my friend and I.
Some of you guys might know Bucket's handler. He appears on stage with some kind of surgical mask gimmick.
After the show,we went to the back. It wasn't over for more than 2 minutes and Bucket walked out the back door with his guitar. His Manager/Roadie walked him out of the venue towards their van (which had black garbage bags all over the windows so you couldn't see inside) and again told me no when I asked Bucket for a pic. Bucket though decided to stop and take the photo. He waited a good minute while my friend tried to get her I-phone to snap the pic. It was fucking cold out so maybe he felt bad for us. I'd much rather get a pic than an autograph but next time I definitley will try to get him to sign my Chi Dem vinyl. He didn't say anything and only gestured "yes" with his head when I asked if we could please get a photo.
I feel bad that I met him when there are people on here that are way bigger fans of his. From what I was told, it is pretty rare these days that he takes photos with fans. Anyway I'm up to 6 of the 21 or so guys I could get pics with who were in GnR (Bucket,Adler,Ron,Rich,Dizzy and Dj)
Someone thought the pic was fake. I'm not THAT bored to fake a picture with Bucket but maybe one of his biger fans could verify that it is him based on his hands, the guitar etc.
Edited by xGNRxSTARx, 13 July 2012 - 05:11 PM.