Billy Idol made a special stop on his tour in Seattle this weekend, and we all have Michael Henrichsen to thank for that. After campaigning for two years to get the rock legend to play his birthday party, raising thousands of dollars for charity, and getting some of the most random celebrities to film shout-outs for his efforts (Giada De Laurentiis and Chris Brown?!) in the hopes of persuading Idol, his dream finally became a reality last Friday night. And that dream concert has gotten the attention from everyone at The Seattle Times to the ladies on The View and E!’s The Soup. Idol said Henrichsen’s efforts stood out from the other fan requests and that he hoped his fans might see a different side of him because of this show.
As concert-goers and costumed Halloween partiers continued celebrating into the early morning hours, I spotted Idol heading back to his suite at the celebrity-preferred luxury hotel, Hotel 1000. The 56 year old Idol looks as good (and sounds as gravelly) as ever. Flanked by two burly security staffers, and sporting his trademark platinum spikey hair, Idol said Seattle really knew how to have a good time, and wished me and my friends a good night. From someone with such a famed, past penchant for debauchery, I’d say that’s quite the compliment.