In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, Gabe Wilhelm of the garage rock band, Raccoon Fighter, talks about one of their crazy moments from touring. You can check out the feature, after the break.
We were in North Carolina in one of the three college towns. What do they call them… The Triangle? The Three Sisters? We had time to kill before the show and were out on the street, where we started talking to this guy. I assume that we all assumed he was homeless. He’s going on and on about all kinds of paranoid conspiracy stuff. He said Weird Al was “an illumi-naughty.” He said the GMOs in peanut butter made his dick bigger. He also said he Facetimes Michael Jordan when he doesn’t trust the doctor that gave him his meds, and therefore doesn’t take his meds.
Out of all the bizarre things he said, this was the one thing we decided to challenge him on. So we call bullshit, and he digs in his pockets, pulls out an iPhone, and starts dialing. Naturally, we’re pretty amused by this, and given his paranoia, we ask him if he’s worried about anybody tracking him through his phone. “These aren’t my fingers, so they can’t have my fingerprints.” Fair enough, right?
Anyway… he’s looking at his phone and says something like, “Hey Mike, you should meet these guys” or something. He hands the phone to one of us… I think it was Zac. But we’re all in the sight of the screen. I swear to God… Michael Fucking Jordan’s face was on the screen for all of about 3 seconds before he hung up.
This was back when he was rocking the Hitler mustache.
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