Gene Finally Gets the Shirt Off My Back
Erik Cram on 11/29/2006
Yes, I was one of the many people to go see Gene in Fresno recently on his HIM/HER cologne signing. But I had more planned than just meeting the Demon and getting some autographs...
I had met Gene before, the last time I saw him was during their club autograph tour 15 years ago. I had hand designed and painted a T Shirt featuring Bart Simpson as Gene in full costume and makeup. He was impressed with the shirt, and asked me for it right then and there!! I told him I was wearing it and I didn\'t have another shirt to wear out. I was going to offer to send it to him, but the club security started hassling me about taking too long, and I started arguing with him. Oh well, long story short, I still had the shirt....
Til last month.
I had to smuggle it up on stage, so I wrapped it around my waist. When I got up there, I got my stuff signed, and told him the story of that previous meeting. He was very excited when I gave him the shirt. I told him not to let Shannon burn it, he laughed!!
It was great to finally be able to give him that shirt, and to talk to the MAN one more time!!