This has to be the best article I’ve read in a very long time. Hat’s off to all the back line professionals who make magic happen on a nightly basis all over the world. And let’s all give a standing ovation to Charlie Hernandez for connecting the dots and founding Just a Bunch of Roadies for disaster relief efforts.
“Mr. President,” said former roadie and production manager for The Police Charlie Hernandez in April 2011, taking a pen out of his pocket, “I can get this pen anywhere on Earth in 72 hours.” He was talking to Bill Clinton after an awards dinner for Clinton’s Global Initiative featuring Sting and Trudie Styler. “Wow,” Clinton answered in his Southern drawl, “Can I borrow your pen?”