My son loves anything to do with rock music. He's teaching himself to play the guitar and keyboard. Only rock band or instructional music books are brought home on our library visits. He hangs out at the magazine section and immerses himself in rock magazines until I'm done grocery shopping. His Christmas wish list consisted of nothing more than guitar slides, rock posters, guitar picks and rock shirts. So, when I came across this little
, I couldn't help but think of him.
11 year old Aidan Fisher headed out to a Steel Panther hard rock concert with his dad in Kansas City last month carrying this sign...
It was directed at the band's guitarist, Satchel.
On their way to the concert with sign in hand, heading down the elevator in their Kansas City hotel, Aidan was shocked to see Satchel walk through the elevator doors. He showed him the sign and asked for an autograph. But Satchel had a better idea.
He invited Aidan on stage instead.
During the concert, the band called him up and then Aidan launched into "Eruption", the iconic electric guitar instrumental by legendary six-string master Eddie Van Halen.
The Steel Panthers were visibly impressed as was the crowd who, at times, cheered louder than Aiden's amplifier. Satchel even autographed Aidan’s ‘I challenge Satchel to a guitar solo’ sign, writing, “Aidan, you won!!!”
Since getting a taste of the rock star life, Aidan seems even more determined to pursue his passion "I felt like I wanted to be a rock star and this is what I want to do for life. I want to start a Van Halen tribute band and make our own songs and albums and become really big."
Rock stars can get quite the reputation and it's so inspiring to see a positive story like this one.