Perks do come with the job for Abe Metz, a limo driver at Premier Luxury Services in Miami Springs. He chauffeured Tommy Lee to and fro while the Mötley Crüe drummer was in town for the heavy metal band’s final (they say) concert at AmericanAirlines Arena, and apparently the rocker graciously attempted to throw his driver a drum stick after the show ended.
“It was a mob scene, and it got lost in the shuffle,” said Metz, who had a blast anyway.
Mob scene is right. Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx was not at all happy with the way the audience was behaving. Mid-show, the Girls, Girls, Girls group’s co-founder got out his phone and Tweeted, “Stop taking selfies and be AT the concert idiots. #morons #FrontRow #Miami, I want to apologize for the shi*show tonight! Well ... I played good!” and “To the fans who came to ROCK OUT tonight with us, thank you and we love you. To the rest of you, F**K OFF #miami.”
At least somebody was content. Opening act Alice Cooper more than proved the expression, “If it’s too loud, you’re too old.”
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The 67-year-old School’s Out singer certainly did not disappoint, pulling off his usual stunts: playing a crutch like a guitar, sending out a a giant monster during Feed My Frankenstein, throwing fake money to the crowd. Nice to know some things never change.
“I love how vaudevillian we get,” said a sweaty Cooper backstage afterward. “We take it to another level for the audience. I live for that.”
These metalhead types know how to unwind, except for maybe Sixx. On Tuesday, the Crüe’s lead singer Vince Neil was seen getting in some retail therapy by buying Tumi luggage at Bodymindtravel on South Beach, near where he was staying, at the Ritz Carlton South Beach. Across the causeway, the band’s roadies were seen packing up all the gear Thursay morning in the lobby of The Hilton Miami Downtown.
As for Cooper, the golf enthusiast was spotted spoiling a perfectly good walk at The Miami Beach Golf Club.
Lesley Abravanal contributed to this report.