Being a long time KISS fan, and Ace being the reason why I started playing, I had the opportunity & time to go meet him at this Horror con they had up in
Orlando, Florida. So, first off, without a doubt, he's a big time Rock star & the convention treated him like one. He had 2 huge bodyguards around him 24/7.
Finally comes out to where he's gonna sign autographs, with his 2 juggernaughts paving the way. Now mind you, this place had a ton of booths set up for
various actors & directors who have starred in or directed Horror movies. Ace had a ROOM. Actually 2 rooms where you walked in the first one & one of his
juggernaughts told you what he would sign & would NOT sign, plus if you had a camera, that one of the jugheads would take the picture for you. The price of an
autograph picture was $40.00. A picture with Ace was $75. Now, when you went into the 2nd room, there was Ace, sitting on a chair that looked like something
out of King Arthur's Camelot, yes, a THRONE! I had the recent disc to sign, which was fine, but I had also bought my Old Kiss LP's like "Love Gun", "Destroyer",
and "Rock n Roll Over" to sign, but that wasn't going to happen cause juggie told us in the first room that he will absolutely NOT sign any Kiss Items, which
totally disgusted me and I think Ace saw that look in my eyes. I did get to shake his hand, talk for a few with him, but that was it. There were thousands of
people there, unreal. One thing also, in the room with Ace was his lawyer. If you got an item signed like a guitar (which was $500.00) you had to sign a waiver
and a legal form from his lawyer stating that you will NOT selll this item on ebay for more than you paid for it here or you will be in a courtroom soon. All in all
it was cool to finally meet the man who is and always will be in my opinion the "Spirit and Soul" of Kiss. I never found out why he wouldn't sign any KISS items.
"Steve "The Riffmaster" Clark"
My generations "Jimmy Page"