So I'm not sure which is stranger: A case in which a 25-year-old woman thinks dashing past a stagehand to get into a Lenny Kravitz show at the Ryman Auditorium isn't going to end with her being found and roughly escorted out of the building and into the hands of waiting Metro Nashville police. Or
...a scenario in which a 25-year-old woman is such a massively epic Lenny Kravitz fan that she would risk her freedom (temporarily) to see him play at the Ryman Monday night.Or
...the fact that there are
huge Lenny Hendrix fans out there. Wait, I mean Jimi Kravitz. Whatever. Maybe she just really wanted to hear "Fly Away."
No, it's "American Woman."
Eh, the riffs sound about the same anyway. Pale reflections and unoriginal takes on classic rock sometimes confuse Pith
Here's what the cops say happened:
A woman went to the Ryman Monday evening and claimed she was an
employee slated to work that night, according to police affidavits.
There was no record of this and a Ryman employee told her to get lost.
So she lurked around the entrance, waiting for her opportunity -- a
time-honored strategy slightly more original than Kravitz's
songwriting. When a stagehand opened a door, she allegedly sprinted
past and disappeared into "the main office."
When she was spotted, she fled out back and was detained by security. Police
arrested her and took her into booking, but there was a semantic
problem. The sign at the entrance of the booking area read "Prisoners
Only." No, she asserted, she is no prisoner. Then she fell to the
ground, police say, forcing the officers to carry her. Add resisting
arrest to that criminal trespass charge.
For some, being a prisoner is much worse than being a fan of bad guitar rock-pop. Pith
would prefer to be in jail.