A couple of nights ago, my wife and I plopped down in our expensive, velvet-covered seats, in a historically significant, acoustically superb venue, with our premium-enough Scotch, and we rocked out. No one crowd-surfed or drop-kicked their snare drum or fell off the stage. We did not get insulted or spilled on or groped in the crush of the crowd. I did not lose a shoe. And yet, it was still pretty glorious. It’s easy to mock the adult rock experience.
Bermuda’s locals like to describe their island homeland with a joke: “It’s 68,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock.” But that description isn’t at all accurate. Most of them are also clinging to their golf clubs. This outcropping of coral and sand of finely ground seashells 650 miles east of the Outer Banks certainly has a preoccupation with rum (which is tasty enough to warrant the attention), golf (there are more courses per square mile than anywhere else), and genteel pursuits like sailing.
This story first appeared in the July 2011 issue of Men’s Journal. Kid Rock’s tour names pretty much tell the story: His first big solo shows, in 1999, were billed as the Destroy Your Liver tour. Later that year, he headlined the Between the Legs tour. Since then, there’s been the White Trash on Dope tour, the American Bad Ass tour, the Cocky tour, the Rock ’n’ Roll Pain Train (in fairness, Puddle of Mudd was on the bill), and the Rock ’n’ Rebels tours, I and II.
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Selecting a term
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