"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort










Monday, March 16, 2009

Every Rose Has Its Thorn


I remember back in 2006, it was still kinda cool to like Bret Michaels. He was that one hottie from the past you use to lust for.

Remember back when Poison use to be heavy metal, and you felt kinda bad-ass for jamming out to "talk dirty to me" and "Unskinny bop" (seriously?).

"I was on Bret Michaels tour bus".





Now the answer to this is, what skank hasn't been on his tour bus? Are you calling me a skank?

I got to not only meet Bret, but hang out on his bus and chit chat! Get photos, and an autograph (which was a vintage BOP magazine picture of him!!)

My girlfriend, won a radio contest, where we got to sit in the VIP box at his concert, which we didn't sit in, because it was further away than being front and center. We got down on the floor and jammed out with everyone else!
The best thing about the night, was waiting by the back door, to go out to the bus, knowing "we had this"...and looking at all the people begging the radio DJ to get them on the bus.

They said Bret was sick and only had a few minutes for us. Whatever. A few minutes? Better than no minutes! I'm pretty sure he asked my friend to email him some pictures she had from concerts over the years too. He was impressed we had the old school magazine pics to sign and he said "I remember this photo shoot"..........awesome!

He was a super nice guy, and it was cool to be on a rock stars tour bus. And even if rock of love has tainted the worlds image of him....I still met someone famous, that was a huge rock star in my day...and that's still big to me.

9 comments:

Erin said...

Whoa... I totally remember the first post you did on this, I think it was shortly after the concert right? Gosh, have I been around that long?? LOL - I thought it was cool then and I think it is equally cool now :-)

Mike said...

Yeah, I remember when Bret Michaels was still cool. I stole Poison's first tape from a store when I was a youngster. I liked every song on that tape! I'm sure he would be cool to hang out with... he's got an endless supply of alcohol.

Anonymous said...

I too am embarassed to admit I liked Brett Michaels back in the day. I had EVERYTHING from Poison. Their first album was actually worn out and I had to purchase another one. This was back in the days of the cassette tape. I said cassette! I even got their autographs when they were still pretty big in the late 90s. Right around the time Flesh & Blood came out. I was a pretty big fan! Not so much anymore. Now, he's just gross thanks to Rock of Love.

-Kat

Katie said...

Bret is the man whore to beat all man whores but he is still hot! And yes I do watch Rock of Love Bus. It was great this week. Nothing like a good cat fight to bring up the ratings. Add one tramp spitting on another tramp and it is rock star dream come true.

Did you get to meet Big John? I love Big John!

Katie said...

Bret is the man whore to beat all man whores but he is still hot! And yes I do watch Rock of Love Bus. It was great this week. Nothing like a good cat fight to bring up the ratings. Add one tramp spitting on another tramp and it is rock star dream come true.

Did you get to meet Big John? I love Big John!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i met brett michael too! well he waved at me, well i took a pic of him and my friend - same thing.

but all this was prior to rock of love of course.

Heather said...

I wasn't a big Poison fan, although I did have their first tape. Nope. I was all about Motley Crue. I used to swear I was going to marry Nikki Sixx.

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

Fizz, you DID look cute that night and happy. I'm not a big fan, but he does seem like a nice guy (I hate his reality show, though, so skank it stinks) and that pic is priceless. :-)

Ms. Megan said...

I use to love Brett but the show really has turned me off :-( I think Poison is one of the 1st cassette tapes I ever bought!