Truly disappointing if it turns out to be the average rock star on drugs story, but Steven Page of my favorite band, Barenaked Ladies was arrested on charges of drug possession. The story is a little weird, and the official word from the band is that they expect Steven to be completely exonerated. I hope that happens.
Natasha and I were actually talking not too long ago about Ships and Dip III, the Barenaked Ladies cruise that we went on earlier this year, and we were thinking that Steven, of all the band members, seemed a little grumpy. He showed up with a full beard, too, which I don’t think too many people liked. In fact, I remember some people threw razors on the stage (from the in-cabin store of toiletries) and he shouted something kind of grumpy about not coming to their work and throwing guns on the stage, I think. Was kind of a joke, but it just sounded grumpy for him.
It might have just been our impression, because ultimately, the band seemed to have fun. Neither of us knew that Steven had broken up with his wife either. We saw him around the ship quite a lot with a cute girl who was covered in tatoos, and assumed that was his wife. They seemed really happy together. We even watched them take pictures with some other guests and they totally seemed to be having fun with it.
Anyway, my best wishes go out to him and the band. I can only hope he really wasn’t involved in the whole drug thing.