In a stunning display of being so famous that ordinary activities become extraordinary, Jay Z and his entourage took the Tube to their concert at the O2 Arena in London and everybody freaked. the eff. out. As well they should have, because if there’s one person you don’t expect to see on public transportation it’s…anyone more famous than Michael Lohan. It’s a surprisingly low bar, I know, but that’s where I’m being told it’s set.
Jay Z was also joined by similarly famous humans Timbaland and Chris Martin from Coldplay, which meant that they in turn had to be joined by a literal wall of bodyguards to keep the normals from pouncing on him as he traveled from Waterloo station to North Greenwich station via the Tube. And with that, we have promptly exhausted my entire knowledge of the London Underground. Except for the fact that they say ‘mind the gap’. And that Jay Z apparently did, because he arrived to his concert in one piece, with absolutely no pounce-age.
Jay is so famous that he really can’t just ride the train like a normal person anymore, and I’d imagine it actually becomes less convenient. He has to have all those people around, and everything has to be carefully planned and timed so he doesn’t get mobbed, and blah blah blah, just so they can get a couple of fun photo ops where they look like just a coupla regular guys. Plus we didn’t even get an adorable video out of it like last time Jay rode the subway as a publicity stunt, because everyone was kept so far away from him. Whomp whomp.