Apparently, Seattle resident Michael Henrichsen decided in the midst of a recent quarter-life crisis that the clear solution to his problems would be a Billy Idol birthday performance, and has relentlessly pursued Idol ever since, creating a website, garnering endorsements from the likes of Ron Jeremy and Kevin Nealon, and even fronting a Billy Idol cover band for a series of charity concerts dubbed Billy Idol Aid. It has been exhaustive, to say the least.
And Billy Idol is nothing if not a lovable, accommodating, birthday-loving dude, and so, via the below video, Idol finally agreed to play a show, tomorrow at Seattle's Showbox theater. The whole thing is pretty heartwarming, really, even if it does throw a sort of harsh light on Nelly's numerous refusals to show up to my Christmas parties. I guess the key is really persistence.
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