Some I've been impressed with, Stevie Nicks her ability to sing while being stoned to the bejesus, John "Cougar" Mellencamp for his ability to throw a football on a beach in Hilton Head years ago, Jimmy Buffett being just another guy on the docks.
Some I've not been impressed with, Sylvester Stallone pushing his way to the head of a lift line that was with five year olds and a couple of ski instructors in Beaver Creek. Mariah Cary, over medicated diva stomping her feet on deck because Charleston's 4h of July fireworks didn't start when she wanted them to. Pierce Brosnan dumping a plate of food on the floor because the food was cold.
And along comes Ruben Studdard, who gave 22 minutes performance last week in the tented parking lot of the Mayo Bird - Summit Room on East Blvd.
During the charity event the former American Idol winner belted out a few covers and a couple of gospel classics. The man has an amazing voice, but decided to cut the event short when the mostly white crowd gave him little more notice than a night club singer.
Ten minutes later, the beast of a man lumbered through the parking lot, sweating profusely even though the temps were in the mid 70's, with his small posse trailing along. Ruben apparently wasn't one for selfies with the two young fans standing nearby nor up for idle chat only grunting in acknowledgement after an expression of gratitude was offered.
Perhaps the half dozen people standing curbside echoed the state of race relations in this country. I'm white waiting for the young black valet to bring my Lexus SUV around the corner the lines clearly defined. The parking and valet service was free so I expect my $10 tip didn't not make up for the masses who won't tip as the night goes on.
I don't blame Studdard for being annoyed since he received little respect, no standing ovation and clearly more than half the crowd wasn't even listening. It was an embarrassing moment in an otherwise fun evening.
Just Shoot Me - Piper Glen Women's Club Flyer promoting an upcoming social event - Bill Cummings Trio - "Swing into Summer Concert" there will be dancing in the aisles, a raffle and sing a long. Tickets $40 per person 6:30-10:00.
Please someone take my gun and just shoot me if I ever get so old that I think a senior sing-a-long on a Friday night would make for an epic night.
CMPD Life In The Fast Lane - I guess police cars are exempt from the rule that requires 2+ to use the I-77 HOV lanes?
This no doubt "take home" car, entered I-77 south bound at Huntersville promptly hit the HOV lane and never looked back. He traveled the entire length of the HOV lane before getting off at I-277 Brookshire Blvd and heading on to the Law Enforcement Center.
Funny thing traffic wasn't heavy but he did keep it under 80.