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It’s certainly not everyday that you get to meet your hero(s). It goes without saying that if you ever get the chance to meet your hero, you’d better do your best not to come off as awkward or too excited. Reason one, because you want to make a good first impression, and two because you may never get the opportunity again.
Brent Hinds, guitarist and vocalist for Mastodon, once had the privilege to meet his hero Angus Young of AC/DC and let’s just say that things didn’t exactly go swimmingly.
During a recent interview on ‘Let There Be Talk’, Brent talked about his less than stellar interaction with the rock legend. Warning, you might just cringe a bit. Here is what he had to say…
“We were at the Golden God Awards and one of my liaisons was like… I was supposed to take Angus Young to the bathroom. ‘I know you’re a huge fan, take him to the bathroom.’ So I take him, like grab his arm and take him to the bathroom. I was waiting for him and I was like, ‘Hey man, I just want to thank you for your work.’
“And he just looks at me like I’ve got shit on my face or something. ‘I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you.’ And he said, ‘What are you talking about?’ I’m like, ‘I started playing guitar because of you.’ And he’s like, ‘Quit pissing in my pocket.’ I was like, ‘Fuck you,’ basically. I say, ‘Your pocket is way too far down there to piss in.'”
So, if you have ever found yourself in an awkward position where your meet and greet with your favorite rock star didn’t go quite as planned, at least it probably wasn’t as awkward as Brent Hinds’ interaction with Angus Young!