Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Winner Announced!
Congratulations to Reggie Marsh, the winner of the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Contest! His wife entered him into the contest with the great submission seen below. Reggie was completely surprised and is lookin' forward to rockin' with the Red Rocker himself!
Sammy wants to thank everyone for all of their great stories - Redheads are the best fans in the world!!!
Here was the winning entry:
I am submitting this on behalf of my husband, Richard “Reggie” Marsh and I am thrilled for the opportunity to do something for one of the best men I’ve ever known, who also happens to be my husband, father of my children and a huge Sammy Hagar fan. Reggie works extremely hard every day (he’s a construction framer) and everything he does is 100% for his family. I almost cried when I saw the email this morning; a chance to give back to someone who gives everything he has and then some to everyone else and never does anything just for himself. Thank you so much for this opportunity to be able attend Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp with Sammy Hagar!!
Reggie has always been a rocker. When we met in the early 90’s, he was doing the band thing; he sings, plays guitar and bass. He also messes around with his keyboard…really he does anything and everything he can when it comes to music; he is very talented and knowledgeable about music. Reggie wanted to spend his life playing music, and he does, just not in the capacity he had once hoped for. Life happens…our baby was on the way and we got married. Reggie stepped up and did what he needed to do to support his family, which, sadly, put his music on the back burner.
Reg works in construction and has always provided very well for his family. He never complains that his dreams got pushed aside; being a husband and father is his job now and he does it, no complaints. He does have his man cave, and every day when he gets home from work, he comes in and greets the family and then heads off to the “cave” where he rocks out…singing and strumming along with the music. Times are not great for us now, financially (like a lot of other Americans), but a few years back when times were better we were fortunate enough to be able to do the “On Stage Fanatics” thing a couple of times. We have never been rich, but when we were able to, we would spend what we had on the Sammy Hagar experiences and never once regretted doing it. We always appreciated that Sammy kept the price of his fan experiences very low compared to what other bands charge…especially when he definitely could’ve charged more and still sold out; it really shows how much he appreciates his fans. Not only that, but I don’t think there’s any such thing as a “bad” Sammy show, it’s pretty obvious that he puts everything he has into all his shows, which we really appreciate and one of the many reasons we love him so much! The pictures here are of a show we got front row tickets to in Bakersfield. That was definitely the best time we’ve ever had, we won’t ever forget it! In one of the pics, Sammy is leaning down—what he’s doing is holding the mic and Reggie is singing “Running with the Devil!” He will never, EVER forget that moment! Sammy also switched sunglasses with me (the red ones in the pic) and gave me his Cabo Wabo glasses. Those are the sunglasses Reggie still wears to this day (more than six years later).
I am turning this into an essay, but I really want to make sure I convey how big of a Sammy Hagar fan Reggie is, how much he LOVES playing music, and what an amazing experience this would be for him; someone who gives everything for everyone else. This would be the best thing to ever happen to him and a memory he will keep FOREVER. Without making this a book, I hope I have done a good job of explaining why Reggie would be the ideal person for Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp. If he’s not chosen, it won’t be because he doesn’t deserve it, but because I haven’t done a good enough job of explaining WHY he does. I hope that doesn’t happen. Since a picture is worth 1000 words, I’m attaching a couple of them. Pictures of the souvenirs from all the Sammy shows, memorabilia and things he puts in a place of honor in his “man cave,” a place where his dreams are still alive. Thank you again for this opportunity! Reggie’s contact info is below…I hope you use it!!