Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Nikki Sixx and I totally hung out.

I used to think that being held up in Canadian customs was a big, fat waste of time. They like to send me through there every time I come here, though. Vancouver especially hates me for some reason. Once I had to wait for three hours, simply because everyone was on their lunch break or something. This time, I was rewarded with some kind of paparazzi gold.

There was a guy in front of me in line that looked familiar, but I didn't know why. The more I looked, however, the more it set in. I looked at his roller bag and noticed the initials "N.S." on it a few times. I was pretty sure I knew what that meant. His name popped up in my head immediately. Then, I saw the tats on his fingers. S-I-X-X. Confirmed. Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. It was on. I had to take pictures. I got close enough to snap this photo with my camera.


If I knew exactly why I was there, I would have totally been the fan-boy and asked him to take a photo with me. I totally would have. But, considering the humorless customs folks may have thought I was trying to smuggle illegal tomatoes into their country and arrested me on the spot for it or something, I didn't. I played it smoothly and got out of there quickly. When I left, Nikki had to stay behind and talk about his prior arrests. It was the last thing I overheard.

And, when I got out and told Marc who I ran into, he asked if I started humming "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" right near him. He then started singing it all the way to the rental car, loudly. Eh, shows how much he knows. Everybody knows that's a Poison song.

3 comments:

Sherpa said...

Arrested for illegal tomatoes? Glad you sidestepped that charge.

plainoldsarah said...

uh oh - i didn't. i was all smilitng and stuff because i knew that song. so what song does the crue do?

Ashley said...

Dr. Feelgood in the flesh, huh. I always liked Sixx better than Tommy Lee, whom I saw in Park City. Ew. I wish you'd been able to get your pic with him; now THAT would've been fabulous.

At any rate, I'm glad they let you through customs. I have issues because I'm ethnically vague.