I also saw Pantera in concert 3 times and, thanks to someone I used to know who worked for Pantera's management company, had the privilege of meeting Dime, Vinnie and Rex after one of their shows in February of '97. All 3 of 'em were totally cool. However, I actually got to talk to Dime a bit (about the '80s albums, no less!) and he was just the coolest.
I'll never forget meeting him and I'll never forget him.
Some guys I was with took my picture with Dime, Rex and Vinnie that night. I'll have my wife scan the one of Dime and me and post it soon.