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    Default What a guy. Thanks Sammy!

    If you ever wondered if Sammy Hagar is the kind of person that you hope he is, let me put your mind at ease. About a week before I took my wife to San Francisco for our 25th Anniversary, I wrote him a letter basically asking if it was possible for us to meet him briefly while we were in town. I didn't expect a response really, just taking a shot in the dark. What I got was a phone call from him Sunday morning.
    He explained that he couldn't meet us due to his schedule, but that he was happy to have us as his personal guest at his restaraunt El Paseo in Mill Valley. He told us that we were free to have anything we liked, on him.
    We were greeted by Wayne, the host, who explained to us that Sammy had called him and told him to provide us with whatever we liked, and champaign for our Anniversary. We had a meal so good that it made me question everything I thought I knew about good food. Wayne also gave us an autographed copy of Sammy's cookbook. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They really pulled out all the stops, and made us feel like royalty.
    I would have been happy just having the conversation I had on the phone with Sammy, but he went out of his way to make our Anniversary special, and it makes me happy to know that he is truly deserving of the admiration that he gets as a musician and a human being.

    He even posted the video of the call on his El Paseo website. see below.

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sam...versary-video/


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    Quote Originally Posted by nobozos View Post
    If you ever wondered if Sammy Hagar is the kind of person that you hope he is, let me put your mind at ease. About a week before I took my wife to San Francisco for our 25th Anniversary, I wrote him a letter basically asking if it was possible for us to meet him briefly while we were in town. I didn't expect a response really, just taking a shot in the dark. What I got was a phone call from him Sunday morning.
    He explained that he couldn't meet us due to his schedule, but that he was happy to have us as his personal guest at his restaraunt El Paseo in Mill Valley. He told us that we were free to have anything we liked, on him.
    We were greeted by Wayne, the host, who explained to us that Sammy had called him and told him to provide us with whatever we liked, and champaign for our Anniversary. We had a meal so good that it made me question everything I thought I knew about good food. Wayne also gave us an autographed copy of Sammy's cookbook. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They really pulled out all the stops, and made us feel like royalty.
    I would have been happy just having the conversation I had on the phone with Sammy, but he went out of his way to make our Anniversary special, and it makes me happy to know that he is truly deserving of the admiration that he gets as a musician and a human being.

    He even posted the video of the call on his El Paseo website. see below.

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sam...versary-video/


    That's you dude ??? Awesome. Just read about that in the other thread on here. Awesome story. Congratulations.
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    Cabo x 20
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    Wow, that is really cool. For Sammy to go out his way like that when he could just as easily blow it off is really something

    Congrats on the Anniversary, very cool that Sammy made an awesome memory


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    saw that video earlier.. very cool

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    That is very cool. Congrats on the 25th.

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    I saw the video 47 posted this morning. Thought it was a groovy thing for Sam to do. Had no idea it was a Linker. That's bad ass man.

    Happy Anniversary!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thismusicsux View Post
    saw that video earlier.. very cool
    Hey, get outta this thread!!!

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    That is so amazing! That what a nice thing for him to do

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    What an awesome story...congrats on the 25 years & congrats on the stroke of luck that lead to all this.

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    Very cool story to have!
    Congrats on your 25th.
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    Lucky man! That is sooooo awesome. Great for you and congrats! How long did it take before you believed it was actually him on the phone?
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    Surprisingly not long. I pulled my phone out of my pocket thinking it would be a call from work or one of my kids. When I looked at my screen and saw "unknown number", I thought for a split second that it might be him, but then assumed when I picked up that it would be a robocall or a scam call. When he said who he was, I think my first words were, "You gotta be shittin' me".

    Well, you know the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobozos View Post
    Surprisingly not long. I pulled my phone out of my pocket thinking it would be a call from work or one of my kids. When I looked at my screen and saw "unknown number", I thought for a split second that it might be him, but then assumed when I picked up that it would be a robocall or a scam call. When he said who he was, I think my first words were, "You gotta be shittin' me".

    Well, you know the rest.
    Yeah I didn't know if you told others about the letter before that like friends who might be having some fun with you, and after a few seconds you realize there's no way any of them could impersonate him that well!
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