One of my quintessential childhood tapes was “Love At First Sting” by The Scorpions.  Wasn’t into them before or after, but for that time period, I was totally onboard.  Years later, I had one of the best nights of my life seeing Dio open for Deep Purple open for The Scorpions.  I saw Eddie Vedder in the audience and became quite fixated for the duration.  I remember seeing him jump out of his seat, smacking Taylor Hawkins on the shoulder and freaking out when Deep Purple went into “Space Truckin”.  When I witnessed one of the great rock gods acting like that I realized then and forever that we are all fans.  I have goosebumps remembering that right now.