I love this story.
Members of the band Here We Go Magic were driving along in Ohio and saw a hitchhiker. No big deal. They're pretty common.
But then someone in the van recognized the hitchhiker.
It was John Waters.
Image via @Turnerjen's twitter/instagram
Gawker reported the story yesterday, including an excerpt of an email from one of the band members:
[T]here was a man at the side of the on-ramp with a sign that read "to
the end of Rte 70." Jen wanted to pick him up, but we drove past him.
As we passed by, our sound guy said "John Waters." Luke said, "Yep,
definitely John Waters." We got off at the next exit and circled back.
He was still there. We pulled up, opened the door and asked where he
was coming from. "Baltimore," he said. And we said "Get in, sir."
If only I were as lucky as these guys. Fuck yeah.
To cap it all off, here's a video of Waters talking about the virtues of bad taste.