oldman10 October 2012 at 8:12pmPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
I,ve been and always will be a Peter Gabriel fan. Ever since 1973 I have looked forward to anything Genesis had to offer to me as a listener hoping one day I could reach out and shake one member of the bands hand and say "Thank You for entertaining me" . That day I think now will not happen because I simply do not have access to that type of chance it seems. I,ve talked about this with other friends of mine who feel the same as I do and one told me he had an autograph Gabriel cd. To me it would not be as good as to actually meeting Mr.Gabriel but a nice item for my cave. As I was looking through an auction site I could not help but be a little disturbed by seeing these pictures of items being signed by Peter , Does he realize what these fleas are doing? These people are exploiting the person we are here discussing. The same person we have enjoyed hearing from. It really saddens me to see this happen to a person I enjoyed being entertained by all these years. Shame on them and I wish that the sellers on EBAY have inadvertently used a pen with invisible ink!!!
Pat Parker18 October 2012 at 12:55amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Your post is quite interesting to me and I want to comment on it a bit. I've been a fan of pg/genesis since @ 73-74 and have been so very fortunate to have met pg more than once -- of course they have been very quick meetings to have a handshake and/or an item signed. I cherish every single item I have and cannot imagine selling any of it (unless, of course, it was for a great cause -- such as a family member or myself needed to buy a kidney or something. )
You mention that you were looking on eBay for these items yet you are upset by the fact that they're being sold. I understand how you feel -- none of my pg memorabilia has ever been bought on eBay. I don't even go to the site for fear that I'd want to buy too many things that I don't necessarily need.
I agree with you that the experience of meeting the man and shaking his hand, even if it only lasts 3 seconds, is a great memory. Whenever I have had anything signed, I have always had it personalized. First of all, it serves the purpose of identifying that it was for me (or whomever I've had it signed for). It is also usually what most artists want to do anyway -- having a signature that has been personalized brings a lot less money on the auction block.
I wish you well in your endeavors and don't give up hope in meeting the man someday. You just never know what can happen.
Kind regards to you