Friday, September 23, 2005

Oasis and Jet at Redrocks

As many of you know, the ski team fundraises by working security for broncos games, redrocks concerts and other events. I went to do my part and work the Oasis/Jet show this last tuesday night.

I was posted back stage, behind the band, stage right, for those of you who have been to redrocks. From this location I could see the bands from the back, and hear the music quite well. In addition, I was guarding Jet's dressing room. The result of my location was that members of both bands were walking by all evening.

Jet opened for Oasis, went on and put on a great show, complete with "cold hard bitch" and "are you gonna be my girl". When they came off stage, they were all excited and headed straight for their dressing room to change and grab the booze. A few moments later, out they came. They were clearly already a few beers into their partying for the night, and they emerged with a 12er of a british beer, to stand backstage and watch Oasis. 15 minutes or so later, someone was alerted to the fact that Jet was out of booze, and another 12er was escorted down from their dressing room....30 minutes later...another (this time red stripe) and a bottle of wine.

Needless to say, the entire band was hammered at this point. A few of them had a little trouble making it up the small flight of stairs to their dressing room, and a couple were laying on the floor, twitching to the music.

Here's where the best part of my evening comes together. The lead guitarist of Jet, came up to me and put his arm around me. He explained to me how drunk he was, and he asked in a very thick, slurred british accent that his nipples were sticky, and he didn't know how to get back to his tour bus to change his shirt. I pointed toward the door he needed to go threw to get to his bus. He stumbed in a series of steps, none of which were headed toward the door, but the combination of which somehow resulted in him arriving at his destination.

The concerted ended, and the bands departed, but I had had a run in with an international rock star.

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