Steve and Heidi are a couple of my best friends. Just overall good people. Steve played keyboards in my band many years back, and I've known Heidi nearly as long as I've known Steve. I got a text last night from Heidi asking if I wanted their spare ticket (at no cost) to go see Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band with them tonight at a local outdoor concert auditorium. The "All-Star Band" is currently made up of Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, and Gregg Bissonette, all of whom are heavy hitters in their own rights. Sounded fun, so I accepted. Then I found out the tickets are for are front row seats. Then Heidi mentioned that she expected Gregg Bissonette to come out front after the show to visit, since he and Heidi's brother are good friends. (Heidi's brother Derek Hilland is an awesome keyboard player who has toured with Rick Springfield, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Iron Butterfly, and others. And like Heidi and Steve, he's a genuinely nice person..I've been buddies with him for years.)
This should be a fun evening.