Well, Rock isn’t young anymore, and if you’re like me and stood in those large lines to watch Jimi Hendrix, Cream or the Rolling Stones, did it ever cross your mind that one day in the not too distant future rock would fade out?
Never even crossed my mind back then.
Oh sure, there’re still young rock bands around and we hear most of the older bands on some radio stations. Like the biggest rock station this side of New York City, The Rock 98.9. But nobody really has managed to take the place of all those household name groups – not even Kid Rock (who ain’t no kid anymore).
Now back to the future…
I met Pier recently at Stanford’s comedy club a few weeks back and we’ve been going out. She was telling me how she’d been a Rockette in the early 90’s.
“They told me I was picked because I was the pretty, clean-cut, girl-next-door,” Pier said. “I was at the first Rock Fest. We all dressed in tiny little outfits, did promotions and even helped sell tickets. Man, I was impressed. We had like five or six thousand people out there. I never imagined it would grow to more than 50,000.”
This blonde babe kept her nice figure as you can see. That’s what drew me to her. She’s now in her late 30’s, but is no longer the wild rock gal.
“Nope, today I do the carpool thing with my daughter and work at a law firm, whole different world. It’s hard work really, but very rewarding.”
In the 90’s and into the 2000’s a bit we used to see girls like Pier going bar-to-bar promoting radio stations, beer and liquor companies, cigarettes – you name it. They would storm the bar or nightspot wearing bikinis or skimpy two-piece outfits designed to dazzle the room. The girls would hand out free drinks, gifts, smokes, whatever they were pushing for the local or national brands.
One thing I remember most, DAMN WERE THEY HOT!
They were some of the Midwest’s best looking and best built gals.
If memory serves, local Budweiser distributor and former Chiefs great, Deron Cherry even married one of his promotion ladies. She was hot!
It’s simply another fun thing that has all but vanished. Sure once in a blue moon you’ll see a Captain Morgan Girl toss you a cup, but the Hottie Girl Patrol era has pretty much gone by the wayside.
I guess that’s why we sometimes call those “the good ole days.”
But why complain? We still have Rap, Hip Hop and R & B. What more do you need or want, right?