Hey i haven’t been writing a lot due to work commitments but i finally found time to sit and write about the time i met one of my favourite singers in a Meet and Greet session.
I have waited a long time to see Sebastian Bach live. 10 years to be exact! I was 18 when i got my first Skid Row album “Slave to the Grind”, and i was blown away by Sebastian’s incredible singing. Needless to say it instantly became one of my favourite rock albums of all time. So naturally i was overjoyed when they announced that he was going to play in Singapore live for the first time. I was ready. I’ve been ready since the first time i heard Monkey Business on my CD player.
So they had a Meet and Greet session to go along with the concert but it costs an extra $300 more and i could only afford the ticket. I would’ve spent that extra dollars but I’ve been trying to save up for this project i’ve been working on, and i’ll reveal what it is once it’s done, so i had to pass on the meet and greet. I figured seeing him live was good enough for me.
Then just a few days before the concert day they had a contest on Facebook that you could win a pair of passes to meet Sebastian Bach and LOUDNESS, who were going to be the guest band for the concert. All you had to do was to like the post, share and comment to participate. Lo and behold, i never thought i would be this lucky, but i got in. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t wait to meet Sebastian Bach in person. 🙂
18 Oct 2017
So the day came. I went to Kallang Theatre with my Aunt who is the biggest Bach fan i know and we were directed to level 3 of the building and there were about 20 of us about to meet our music idol. We were ecstatic. I was nervous for some reason. I wondered what i was going to say to him and then after a few minutes of waiting, out of the curtains, the man himself, Sebastian Bach. We erupted in screams and cheers, he walked up to us and shook our hands, couldn’t believe it was really him! You know when you prepare a speech in your head for your heroes when you meet them? I was too starstruck i couldn’t find my words. But Sebastian was so friendly and chill (and TALL!). Best day of my whole entire life. I don’t know what else can top this.
Meeting LOUDNESS afterwards was amazing too! I never thought i’d be able to take a photo with Minoru and Akira but i did and that’s just mindblowing for me if i was still that 18 year old who first listened to their music. Most of the fans brought CDs and Vinyls for LOUDNESS and Sebastian Bach to sign. I wished i brought mine too, but meeting them was enough for me. : )
How was the concert? Amazing. I had a lot of fun. But i think having a metal concert at Kallang Theatre was not a good idea. The sound was not as good, and allocated seatings for a metal concert? Nobody’s going to sit at a metal concert. In fact, as soon as the lights went out and LOUDNESS got on stage, a large crowd rushed towards the front to get closer to the band, as i had anticipated.
Here are a few photos from LAMC Productions of the Meet and Greet:
Thank you LAMC Productions for making this happen. Thank you to Sebastian Bach for being one of my inspirations to sing and just being an awesome guy. LOUDNESS you guys are legendary.
2017 has been a great year so far. Can’t wait to write my year end reflections, and also my not so secret project that will be a personal highlight for 2018. Until then. See you guys soon.