I got to sing with Meat Loaf last night, y'all!
How cool is that?
Meat Loaf was on VH1's Storytellers a while back, and, as the liner notes would have it, enjoyed himself so much that he not only bought the release rights to the show for an album, he decided to take the whole damned thing on tour.
Well, that tour hit Tampa Bay last night, and a couple of friends accompanied me to the show at Ruth Eckerd Hall. And it's a good thing they were there, or no one would believe me. :-)
"Ask any question at all", he said. So I did: "On your Storytellers album, you did "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad"... but you didn't do the bridge. What's up with that?"
"Well," he said, "if you wanna make sure you hear it tonight, why don't you sing it?"
"Oh shit", I said, approximately.
"Ok", I said aloud, and was taken down in front by the ever-lovely Kristi Storm, from Thunder 103.5.
The problem with the show, it seems, was "fuckin' television". The average ST segment is 4 and a half minutes. And we all know how many Meat Loaf songs are that short.
So, anyway, something had to go, and that something was the bridge. So he sang the song, and sure enough, about half way through the bridge, walked over and handed me the mic.
My friends say that he looked impressed; I was shaking too bad by that point to be paying any attention, but the audience seemed to like it. :-)
In any event, it was a killer show... and if the pretty girl named Keri (or something like that) who was on top during "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" is looking for a date for this weekend... call me. 'K?