Id known there was this little back-of-stage area that you walk past to get to the arena entrance for ages, and cajoled my mate into hanging around there for a bit after the gig. We kept inching closer to the entrance whenever this roadie by it turned his back, and then saw Ron and his wife Jen walk past! We called after him, he said "Hey, wat'cha doing out there? Get in here." he told some security beefies that we wouldn't be trouble and we walked with him to this small seating area with about 30 other fans (with 'GNR Aftershow' stickers), chatting to him about his neck, how he's been mixing Jagermeister with painkillers and stuff.
Anyway, got photos with him, he signed our tickets, after I waited for this girl with about 6,798 album sleeves and booklets (and Ron signed every bloody one, credit to him), I said "If I'd've known, I'd have brought the sleeve from the Hermit album." "Wow, you have that album?" "Yeah, £40 off Amazon, worth every penny"
Then someone gave me a GN'R/Bumble pick. I later realised it was Jarmo! I don't care for whatever reputation he might have, he was a nice guy.
Then DJ came over (short arse!), and I informed him that if we'd've smoked in the arena then we'd've been ejected. He said "Yeah, I was hoping they'd eject me so I could go home and get some sleep"
There's my long, boring "I met so-and-so" story!