So uh, Jack White was at Melrose Billiards last night. Apparently he was playing pool with Jack Lawrence at the table in the back right corner the whole time we were there and I was the only person who didn't actually notice. So once my companion pointed this out as we were leaving, I had to go back inside to see for myself. "Well, shit, what did he look like?" I asked. Like, just because he's Jack White he'll somehow not look at all like I think he looks. "Like a guy with really expensive shampoo," my companion replied. Anyhoo, I didn't want to talk to J-Dub or anything, I just had to see how he would be in his regular life and not just onstage. Like, just as beefy? Weirdly friendly? Excessively hostile? Totes normal? Unexpectedly tan?
So we turned to go back inside just to casually look over at him but he and little J were coming out of the bar at the exact same time. And that's when I saw him. He was wearing all black. His jacket had one of those high collars that made him look kinda Victorian. Nothing happened at all, except that I looked directly in his eyes and there was absolutely no expression at all. None. And it was every bit as anticlimactic as I expected.
Oh, by the way, Melrose Billiards rules the hardest of any hangout in town for totally unrelated-to-JW reasons. I don't know if you guys know that or not.