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Bryan Adams says he will return to Egypt despite having historical guitar 'graffiti-ed' in green at customs

Bryan Adams thanks his Egyptian fans for reacting to the post and assures them he had fun in Egypt

Ahram Online , Friday 11 Mar 2016
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Brian Adams posts photo of his guitar with green marker on is facebook (Photo: Brian Adams facebook page)
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International rock star Bryan Adams posted a photo of his guitar that had been "graffiti-ed" with green marker by Egyptian airport customs while leaving Cairo on Friday.

Adams was in Cairo to perform at a private event.  

"Airport customs graffiti on my 1957 Martin D-18 from Egypt. Back to the luthier...," Adams posted next to the photo showing green marker on his guitar.

"We almost didn't get the equipment into the country, and when we did it was all marked like this," he told AFP in a Facebook message on Friday.

"There were absolutely no apologies," he added.

The incident provoked a backlash on social backlash with people expressing shame and anger at the way that Adam's guitar was dealt with.

Adams posted: "TO ALL MY EGYPTIAN FANS: Thank you for writing about the guitar, I really appreciate it, it will be fixed no problem. I want you all to know that I love your country and we had an amazing time there, we felt at home. The incident of defacing our instruments at airport customs is annoying, but it needed to be said. Much love to you all and look forward to bringing my family to visit you one day soon....next time no green markers please!"

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Brian Adams will return to Egypt
Thank you for saying that in spite of this "Un-educational Incident" you will be returning back to Egypt for a visit. Please accept my apology - it should not have happened and the Custom people should have been better informed as to the value of many precious articles or equipments. Hopefully this incident would not be repeated for yourself or any one else. Yes, Egypt is a beautiful, warm, generous Country. Thank you again for having positive feelings towards Renewable Trips To Egypt.
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