Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp - My Experience - To Paul!
Jason Holliday on 03/06/2007
Hey Paul, I wanted to take a moment and express my deepest and most sincere gratitude for you performing with us at the house of blues in LA for the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. I had the honor of being in Bruce\'s band, on stage I was the one wearing the crinkled cowboy hat. Bruce was so excited about you coming to the camp and all of us in his band are huge KISS fans so it was a BIG deal for us all. When you stopped by Saturday to say hello to everyone and do a run through with the song it was amazing, almost a surreal experience. One I am still not able to get over and there really are not any words that could describe it, lets just say it was the single greatest experience in my life, being able to perform with you. I came up to you after our performance at the House of Blues and said \"I\'ve always wondered what I would say to you if I ever had the chance to meet you. I now know what that would be, thank you for all the years of music you have given us and me!\". As I forced that out I began to get a bit emotional as you are my music idol. You said thank you and patted me on my shoulder as to say it\'s all good, and thanks, at least that is how it felt to me. You took the time to take a picture with myself and my wife who about passed out, and you also took a moment to sign my tattoo on my right shoulder. It is the Psycho looking guy in your Star Child makeup with the Psycho Circus banner around him.
This entire experience meant the world to me, as you are the reason I went to the camp. I want to say again, thank you for doing what you did, you truly made a KISS fan\'s dream come true.
The attached picture is a collage of us at the house of blues show, my Paul/KISS tattoo which by the way was the name of our camper band, Psycho Circus, me and Bruce Kulick at the camp, and the picture of you with my wife Heather and I.
Thanks again, I will cherish the memories and experiece for the rest of my life (and the fact I got to do the cool Gene voice during the song for Shout It Out Loud, \"You Got To Have A Party!) and take care... And who says dreams don\'t dome true!!!
As a side note I have more images and video for more fans to check out from that historic night. You can go to www.myspace.com/starchyldd and check out all the pictures, and check out the 2 videos under \"my videos\" for the two songs our camper band played. Shout It Out Loud and Journey\'s Any Way You Want It.