Tuesday, January 15, 2008

As seen on TV

I eased into my new party lifestyle with an overpriced but tasty burger and a beer at Monday night's Bobcats game against the Nuggets.

You can always count on a few things at the arena:

  • Attorney Bill Diehl will be sitting courtside with his long blond locks easily spottable from the upper bowl.
  • That guy who seems to have an orange jacket for every day of the week will be going crazy in the fourth quarter near center court.
  • Cute kids having the time of their life. If you don't laugh at that unabashed look of joy those kids have on their faces when they get on the jumbotron, there's something wrong with you.
  • Well-heeled women. My friends and I spotted the telltale red soles of a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes from 16 rows up. And Matt Carroll's wife, Melanie, blew past us in a pair of killer stilletto boots on Fifth Street trying to catch the start of her hubby's game.
I did not, however, expect the wonder that is Rubber Boy.

Rubber Boy has been on "Oprah," "The Tonight Show," "Ripley's Believe It or Not," and now the coveted Charlotte Bobcats halftime show.

I have to say, the crowd was really into it. Most people stayed and watched the freakshow (audibly gasping and shielding their eyes) instead of going to load up on more snacks.

Also in attendance Monday night (but really, how can you top Rubber Boy?): NBA legend Dominique Wilkins and former Carolina Panther/current Chicago Bears wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad. Both got big cheers from the crowd.

Oh yeah, the game. The Bobcats won, 119-116.


Raul said...

I love Rubber Boy. The man really is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh... breath of fresh air.. change is good

Anonymous said...

Saw him a while back, pretty funny guy. :)

Anonymous said...

Ah..nice first blog! Welcome to the Paid to Party scene.

I highly suggest throughout your time, you make an effort to at least do some of the most common,and some of the least common party scenes.

examples of things to do: CANs, Tutto Mondos, HUM, Club Myxx, Cosmos, No DA area, West Charlotte areas stuff, etc. Visit all.

Anonymous said...

Is that Bill Diehl? I thought it was Jabba the Hut.

S.Bell said...

Ok...Rubber Boy? I've never heard of this man but the pictures speak a thousand words. lol That's awesome and I'm hurting just looking at it. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

So are there two paid to parties now? TJ is still posting also. Just a little confused, that's all

Sarah Aarthun said...

TJ and I are overlapping by a week. Her last day on the party beat is Friday.

Anonymous said...

what if rubber boy farts while in the aquariume; Would this make him pass out