Committed Chapter Six: Dan Meets Morrissey
The backstage guard, busy fending off a herd of gothic groupies, wasn’t interested in passing my request on to the band. It seemed futile, but I waited earnestly. Meanwhile, Patti slyly slipped away from the throng and worked her ample charms on a crew member near the tour bus. After just a few minutes she was back—with a devious smile.
[Later that night]
I nervously phoned the hotel and, to my surprise, was put through to the room.
“Hello?” Morrissey yawned, half-asleep.
“Hi,” I said, struggling to deepen my overanxious twenty-year old voice. “Sorry if I woke you up, but this is the only way I could get through. I’d like to ask a few questions for an animal rights magazine. It’s hard for us to get people’s attention and you’re the biggest lure we’ve ever had.”
I fully expected to hear the phone slam down. Instead, Morrissey yawned again.
“Oh, sure,” he said, seeming to rise and shine a bit. “Most interviews are so tiresome, especially on tour,” he said matter-of-factly. “But since this is for the animals, obviously I’m duty-bound.”
That’s all you get, you’ll have to buy the book for the rest of the story. It’s been standing room only in some places, kittens, so get there early because you don’t want to miss a single second of what Dan’s got to say.
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