We have to admit that it was quite a sight to see our reclusive leader swoop down out of the sky in his platinum-plated Aerostar while we were processing the new Lynyrd Skynyrd / Sammy Hagar tour and step onto the airstrip behind the Pollstar.com compound. Yes, draped in his chinchilla flight jacket, his pony tail tied loosely behind his head, he looked quite the Euro nobleman as his personal aides lifted him up and carried him to his Hummer for the short trip from the jet to our front office, where he quickly signed off on our second quarter earnings statement with his diamond-encrusted pen, all the while glancing at his solid-gold Rolex watch and muttering something about being late for a special veggie banquet that Paul McCartney was holding in his honor. Simply breathtaking.

Then our illustrious leader made his way to the processing pits, where the real grunt work takes place, and personally inspected the dates for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, all the while throwing out newly minted dimes to the Pollstar.com data entry team as he stood proud and erect, his ostrich leather boots firmly placed upon the back of our VP of operations. Yes, it was definitely a Kodak moment that will live in our hearts forever.

Of course, there are always a few employees that try to take advantage of the down-home ways of our top gun. Employee #412, who had just finished adding dates to Big Head Todd & The Monsters, begged to have his baby, and employee #949, who had just completed the Mariah Carey tour whispered something in his ear about a “night he would never forget.” Needless to say, the women in our company were quite taken with him as well.

And then, as quickly as he arrived, he was gone. But not before he treated us to a few Richard Elliot inspired tunes on his saxophone. Then he handed out roasted chickens stuffed with rare jewels and emeralds to all us loyal Pollstar.com employees before he climbed aboard his private jet and took off for parts unknown. And as we watched the Aerostar disappear over the horizon, one of our brand new interns was heard to say, “Who was that jazz man?”

Which caused another Pollstar.com newbie to reply, “I don’t know, but he left a silver pullet.”