My first post, looks like a lot of good discussions.
I've met a lot people and have not had any bad issues, but some have been better than others.
Met the guys from Boston in 1995 at a meet and greet, they were all very nice, but Brad Delp (Singer) and David Sikes (then bass player) were awesome to hang with. They spent as much time as anyone wanted to, with them and had some good stories.
I'm friends with the keyboard player for Molly Hatchet, he's from close to where I live, so I'm a bit biased about them. They are all great guys and have invited me on their bus after shows many times, to unwind and shoot the sh** with them. Very, very, down to earth guys and they really know how to treat their fans.
Tesla - met them in 1996 or 7, without Tommy. They were cool, especially Frank Hannon. Once he found that I played guitar, he brightened right up. (it was an early morning meet and greet at a local record store, so they were wiped from the night before)
Geddy Lee - Very cool, as I've been a Rush fan since I was in grade school (back before it was cool to be a fan of theirs)
Robin Trower - Met him after a show in Pontiac , Michigan, at a tiny place called The 7th House (maybe 300 people). I only got to shake his hand and say hi, but it was incredible, as I think he's one of the most prolific guitar players ever!!
Michael Schenker - Also met him about 2 weeks after meeting Trower, at the same place. I didn't know what to expect, since I've heard that he is kinda weird sometimes, but I found him to just be reserved. He was there with his manager at the end of a narrow hallway. He has lots of security though and since the guy next in line behind me wanted to cause trouble, I got to talk to Michael for about 10 minutes, just one on one, and he was really cool. I told him that my older brother was a huge fan when I was just starting to get into music, and he let me listen to UFO's "Strangers in the Night" album, and I was hooked, not only as a fan, but it steered me in my direction as a what I wanted to play guitar like. We talked about guitars and to very cool effects rig that he uses. It seems like no matter how bad a day that a big time guitarist has, if someone asks about their tools of the trade, they seem to perk up.
Met Gary Hoey a bunch of times and got to attend a guitar clinic that he put on at a local music store. Unbelievable guitarist and all around good guy.
Rik Emmett (formerly of Triumph) - Attended a show that a fan club member put on. He did 2 hours of his music along with some classic Triumph tunes all done solo, with a backing band on a DAT. That was a great show, he is one amazing guitarist.
Someone else here (Squidward24) is from around my area too, I saw some references to Harpos on his post. I met the guys from Corrosion of Conformity at Harpos when they were doing their Live DVD filming. I had went there at lunchtime form where I work in Dearborn, trying to get tickets to the show that night. I was walking around the place, which is in a horrible part of Detroit, looking for the box office and to see if they were open. I went around the side of the building and the film crew was there and they guys form the band were just walking off the bus. I got my tickets and ran back to my car to get some paper and a sharpie in hopes of getting a signature. They not only stopped and spoke to me for about 20 minutes, they gave me a shirt which they signed, and I was filmed getting to hang with them. Unfortunately, that whole part was edited form the DVD and it looks like they just get off the bus and walk into the venue.
I did make it on the DVD for a shot at the beginning of Clean My Wounds however. I'm in the crowd right in front of the camera and appear for a couple of seconds.
Sorry for the long winded post, I just love music and have had some really great experiences of being in the right place at the right time.