Saturday, July 17, 2010
My Number One Post: Hydrating Keith
Blogger's note: This little story is my number one. That is to say, somehow this true story has made it around the world. God bless Keef.
When Chuck Leavell (keyboards for the Rolling Stones) came to town, some of Charleston's local musicians became his backup band on Mountain Stage. Leavell revealed a Rolling Stones' moment to my friend Doug.
At the soundcheck during an enormo-dome outdoor fest, Mick kept harping on to the guys that the heat could dehydrate you.
"You gotta keep hydrated, guys. Even tonight, you gotta keep hydrated." On and on, Mick went about staying hydrated.
When evening came and the gig was about to start, Mick launched into his hydration speech to the troops yet again:
"Even though it's dark, you have to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is so important."
Finally, Richards had had enough.
"Mick, shut the fk up about hydrating. I'll put an extra ice cube in my vodka."
God love Keith Richards.
Posted by eclectic guy at 2:28 PM