Image taken by Windlasse at a Vegas show
Last week, a coworker was telling me about the time he was a kid living in Detroit. His father was an artist in town, and a bit of a local celebrity within the area. He and his Dad were walking through the park at night. Ahead of them, they could see some young men approaching with tattered shirts and ripped jeans, and they both assumed they were thugs. As they got closer, they realized the boys were carrying band instruments, to which his Dad remarked, “Well, would you look at this motley crue.” One of the guys stopped in his tracks and turned to them and said, “Hey man, what a great name for a band!”
His story is that the band Motley Crue got their name from an old man and a young kid with a buzz cut. My friend remembers that one of the boys was super tall, and one of them is super tall. 🙂
Image from HippieRefugee.com
I’m not sure of the validity of the event, but it does make for a fun story. According to the website ClassicBands.com this is the way that Motley Crue got their band name:
“The band took their name after a friend remarked, “What a motley looking crew.” The inspiration to add the two sets of umlauts supposedly came from the German beer the members were drinking at the time.”
The story makes me wonder how other bands and brands got their iconic names. Here are links to a few sites with fascinating stories:
- Drinks: The Stories Behind 11 Famous Cocktails
- Brands: The Stories Behind Six Famous Brand Names
- Names: The History of First Names
- Songs: The Stories Behind 20 Famous Songs
Image from GuysGab.com
Back to Vegas. There are hundreds of events happening here any night of the week, and it’s tough to decide what to pick. We ended up browsing reviews online and found this show, Raiding the Rock Vault, to be a fan-favorite. It was fantastic! Worth adding to your itinerary next time you are in Vegas, especially if you think you might enjoy stepping back through music history with songs and stories from the Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, The Who, etc. If you do have a chance to go, you can purchase tickets in February 2016 from Groupon, and our general admission seats were great.
Getting ready to leave Las Vegas. I still can’t believe with all the effort I put in to packing for this trip that I forgot two key items: my Winged Heels and my Waldo Costume.
Photo taken by Windlasse in the New York, New York powder room.
Photo of the previous record holders found here.
The Winged Heels look to be pretty much the norm around here. The 4,000 people dressed up as Waldo that were staying at the Mandalay Bay, maybe not so much. They were here with this company to break the world record for the most amount of Waldos. I dare you to find your way back to the elevator in a sea of Waldos. In all honesty though, it felt pretty good to finally find Waldo after all these years, and they seemed like great guests.
See you back in Oregon. Have a great Honey Sunday (sundae?)
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