Why, oh why did Jim stop wearing a tie?
attended the very first concert of The Best Damn Tour, in Victoria, BC.
Ten seconds into “Girlfriend”… and… I can’t really say what shocked us
more: Jim waving to us in front row or the realisation that he
was wearing a tie.
Probably the latter. Come to think of it, maybe not, maybe it’s a tie (pun intended).
at each other with expression like this , and both pointed to our throats.
There was no point talking, the screaming was so loud that the
plaster was falling off the ceiling of the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
But we loved it! Looked so cool with the untucked shirt. Jim certainly looked spiffy.
So yeah – the tie was there on every single one of the 37 concerts of the North American leg of the tour.Then there was a four week break and then the European leg started. The first show was in Glasgow, Scotland. All we got from there was a grainy YouTube video but... did our eyes deceive us? Jim seemed to be tie-less!!!
We exchanged a couple of breathless emails of the "OMG! Did you see???"-kind but concluded that, "Maybe… um… who knows. Can't really see, right?"
second show was in Glasgow too and... no tie either!
Man. What’s going on?
third show in Manchester:
we sadly concluded that the tie was a thing of the past. Oh well. You gotta take all the blows that life serves, pick yourself up and continue.
But it was nagging us so much that we had to ask da man. Inconspicuously. DA MAN obliged and responded, "I just kept getting the tie caught in my guitar, so I ditched it."
attended 3 shows and we took our eyes off Jim for maybe 12 seconds in
total. That’s an average of 2 seconds per show per each of us. The rest
of time our eyes were glued to Jimmy. We never saw the tie getting
caught in any guitar. Electric or acoustic.
Here are some possibilities. Yeah. Possibilities. Because sadly, we will never know the truth.
You have to agree: these
are all plausible explanations. But, sadly, we will never know for sure.