You Think Sammy Doesn't Care About His Fans? Read This!
Some people say that Sammy Hagar doesn't care about his fans--that he's only in it for the money. Well, I'm here to tell you that that is definitely NOT the case.
On Oct. 9, 2012, during Sammy's birthday bash in Cabo, he started talking about dreams and how important it is to follow your dreams. Then he went on to tell everyone about me and my book, DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD. He said that I was a perfect example of a person who followed her dream and because of it, I have a published book. You see, it has always been my dream to be a writer. It is important here to note that Sammy played a very big role in helping make my dream come true, but he did not mention this fact. He didn't take any credit for the fact that he is a prominent character in my book and that he constantly encouraged me over the years to "Keep on writing, Pat." Nor did he mention the fact that he kept telling audiences about me and my writing time and time again during his concerts and even on the radio. He also didn't mention that he gave me a HUGE written endorsement for my book, permission to use his name, his likeness and song lyrics or that he's selling DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD in the gift shop of his Cabo Wabo there in Mexico. Nor did he announce that his son Aaron did the cover painting for my book.
And all of this without asking anything in return.
Sammy didn't have to do any of this, but he did. He didn't have to give me the incredible shout out that he gave me on October 9 either. I couldn't tell if he wanted me to get up onstage with him or if he was just talking about me because he reached for me, then several times, he said, "I want to bring up Pat." But the security guard in front of me must have been new to Cabo Wabo, because if it would have been one of the ones who had worked there for years, they would have known me and probably boosted me onstage themselves. Instead, the security guard in front of me just blocked my way.
Sammy went on for several minutes about me and my poems and my book, then he went into the song "Dreams"--slow and low. I was mesmerized and so overcome that I couldn't stop the tears. It was truly a surreal moment, and it just goes to prove how much Sammy really does care about his fans. He also said, "You people have no idea how much you mean to me... well, some of you do..."
There's a video of this moment right here on rr.com if you're interested. It's under the "Sammy Hagar's Birthday Bash 2012 - Night Two 10/9/12" at 01:24:31 in the video.
In just one day, sales of my book jumped two-thirds up the charts on Amazon.com from where they've been lately and I know it's because of the amazing shout out I got from Sammy in Cabo last week.
Dreams really do come true. I am a living example. There is no way I can ever express how much this means to me, but as REDheads, I know you know that "What is understood doesn't need to be discussed..."