Not Everyone Hates Me (Zakk Wylde)
My friend and I saw Ozzy at the Tower on his Theater of Madness tour. For those Philadelphia natives or familiars, this is a small theater that only holds about 2 or 3 thousand people, very small for Ozzy. We saw the show, and it was incredible. My friend even got up on stage during the encore long enough to hold Zakk around the neck(I thought that was kind of gay though, why not just slap his hand or something) before getting pummeled by security. Up until that point, that was the highlight of my evening, lol. Serves you right you damn tree hugger. Anyway, we waited by the backstage entrance for Ozzy to come out, but he never did. However, the rest of the band came out, signed some autographs and headed for the bus. The End.
Just kidding, so like a couple of schoolgirls in heat, we follow the bus back to their hotel. And there's no one there!!! We follow the band right into the hotel bar and proceed to drink with them. I was hanging with Mike Inez(being a bass player myself) and Cliff was talking to Zakk and a couple friends from North Jersey. After the bar closes, Zakk tries to buy a couple cases of beer to take back to the room to continue the party, but is rebuffed with extreme prejudice. He then asks us what we're doing, and invites out to the bus too. Whoo hoo!
We're on the back of the bus, (myself, Zakk, Cliff and two other guys) very drunk, playing Madden Football. It's my turn to play and believe it or not I'm beating Zakk relatively easily. (I was a geek I'll admit it) As we're playing, they're passing a bowl around and I'm hitting it EVERY time, hard! LOL! By now the mixture of too much alcohol and too much weed hits me and the bus starts to get very very small. I'm sweating like a cat in Chinatown, and I know I'm going to puke. I try to politely excuse myself, but Zakk doesn't want me leaving until I finish the game. I inform everyone that I'm close to refunding all my Corona's and they part like the Red Sea. I JUST make if off the bus before puking, and as I'm on the ground throwing up, Zakk sticks his head out the window asks, "Dude, are you alright?" Mustering what dignity I had left, all I can give him is the thumbs up as I continue hurling.
We went to Ozzy's second show the following night and during Zakk's solo, he stops about 3 minutes in and announces, (I'm going to paraphrase since I've never found a boot of this show), "I apologize. My solo would be longer tonight but I was up late drinking with some buds, and Dude, I hope you feel better." I'd like to think he was talking to me. [img]images/smilies/icon_thumb1.gif[/img]