OK. I did not take Henry anything knitted this time around. But I DID knit in the dark for a little while on the hat I’ve been working on. I guess kind of in homage to knitting him stuff? I don’t know. I just wanted to knit the hat.
Henry Rollins is always uber entertaining to watch and hear and this show was no exception. It was in a smaller venue than the last time he came through, so the atmosphere was much more intimate. Which was nice.
OK. Just a little side tangent about how fucking awesome my new camera is. The venue we were in had a main floor right in front of the stage, a slightly elevated area (about 3 steps up) surrounding the main floor and and upstairs. We were sitting upstairs and I took these pictures using the optical zoom and NO FLASH. And they turned out pretty damn good, all things considered. [/END CAMERA LOVE TANGENT]
I know Henry Rollins was in a couple of bands and his music was a HUGE influence on my husband through his teenage years. And I know he had a TV show for awhile interviewing people. But I only know him for his spoken word. And I find him highly entertaining and we see eye to eye about a lot of stuff. And I like that. But he totally won me over when he told me (well, all of us) he visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia because that is a hop, skip and a jump from my home town of Jeddah.
After the show ended, we once again stood in line in the freezing cold to see him and I went with my camera and an 8×10 glossy of the picture I took of him eating the voodoo doll I made him the last time he came through. And you know what? Not only did he sign it, but he told me that they kept the voodoo doll on the bus forever and that his driver kept it above his head. HOW FUCKING COOL IS THAT?!?!?!!
So I think this means we’re best friends now. Well, at least it means he kind of remembered me. And I will totally take that. I even got up enough nerve to tell him how great I thought it was that he went to Riyadh because I grew up in Jeddah. We talked about Saudi for a little while, I suggested a book to him that I thought he might like to read and then got a shot of Henry and B. And dude, as cool as the guy is, he’s still scary.
B is a HUGE fan and even HE’s a little scared of Henry.