On June 25th, Rock-n-Roll superstar Kid Rock posted a picture of him and superfan Daniel backstage at a concert to Instagram and his fans are going absolutely bonkers over the picture.
Hanging out before the show with good friend Dan! Now time to take it to the crowd!! #godblesssaturday #kidrock#rocknroll #tailgatentallboys #live
The posts simple caption belies the awesome story behind the picture of the two just enjoying time together.
The relationship between Kid Rock and his superfan kicked into overdrive when Rock surprised Daniel at his 30th birthday party, taking the time not just to sing Happy Birthday, but to talk to one of his biggest fans and really get to know him.
Rock also made sure Daniel had plenty of gifts, ranging from a limited edition signed photo to a custom guitar direct from the superstar himself.
This time it was Daniel’s turn to surprise Kid Rock at the Bud Light Concert Series & Limelight presents “Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival” at Three Sisters Park in downstate Illinois.
With the help of a Jim Waller, a local Anheuser-Busch distributor, everything was ready to go.
Just before the start of the show, Jim snuck Dan backstage and surprised Kid Rock.
“They greeted each other with big hugs, just like old high school buddies would do,” he said.
“But then, Dan gave him a St. Michael medal in remembrance of Kid Rock’s former assistant [Mike Sacha, who died during a tragic ATV accident this year.] And when Kid Rock came out to play, there the medal was, hanging around his neck.”
“Kid once surprised him, so they loved the idea of being able to surprise him and return the favor,” Jim said.
“This Daniel kid was the true rock star of the night.
“He is a gift to the world. He truly blew me away.”