Just before I left the hotel, I heard some shocking news on the television…apparently there’s a sinkhole outside Legoland. They spoke about this for 12 and a half minutes, absolutely outraged…Try living in Syria…Maya Angelou, she’s not even settled in her grave yet, and on the news, they’re worried about Legoland. Is that weird?
—  Morrissey, May 30, 2014, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg

In advance of the upcoming Morrissey show (still hasn’t been cancelled by the way), The Mahaffey sent out some suggested items to remember.

The prohibited items made me laugh. Not sure if those are specific to The Mahaffey or Morrissey.

My initial plans for the show may have involved canned beer, drugs, silly string and a wallet chain. I guess I’ll make exceptions for Morrissey.


Drinking: water.

Chuck D

On June 6, 2013, The Kings of the Mic Tour (LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul) performed at The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The weather was absolutely horrible on this day with heavy rain and strong winds. That didn’t stop me from arriving at the theater at 11am that morning (completely soaked), hoping I’d get the chance to meet the artists as they showed up for sound checks.
Chuck D arrived in a cab after the weather had cleared up. You can see in the background of the picture of Chuck and I just how wet the ground is. It was such an honor getting to meet him. I’ve been a Public Enemy fan for decades.

Chuck signed the front cover of his Autobiography of MistaChuck CD.