Loomis caught Sir Mix-a-Lot in 1988. He seems to think he’s pretty cool for having done so. I, however, spent money to see Ratt at the Roanoke (Va.) Civic Center in mid-October 1985. At the time, their big hit was a song that inspired one of that decade’s creepiest videos:
Bon Jovi opened that night.
As I have occasionally said, if I could travel back in time to kick my own ass, I would gladly do it.