Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nick Hexum...My Perfect Man

I was in 7th grade when I heard the amazing sounds that came from MTV, playing on the TV in the other room. Instantly I had to check out who the music was coming from. That day I discovered my favorite band, 311. I was immediately sucked in by the melodies and soon thereafter I was hooked on the lead singer, Nick Hexum.

He is a god! I have had the biggest crush on him for about 15 years, since I was 12. From his changing hair colors (bleached hair on dudes used to be so hot!) to his changing girls (he was engaged to Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls), to his new family (he's now married with a one-year-old daughter), I have stuck by my man...he just doesn't know it! I have met him once so I have something to show for my decade and a half of lust.

I always see 311 when they are in town. In fact, I try to see them at least twice when they are on tour every summer. This year I finally went to 3-11 Day, a five hour concert held March 11 where the band performed 60 songs. EPIC!

Recently, I went to go see a show featuring Nick by himself. In the past 20 years that 311 has been together, he has only played three solo shows, all of which were this year. So seeing him was a must.
  Nick HexumNick Hexum of 311Nick Hexum solo performanceUnfortunately the show wasn't what we thought it was going to be. It was more of a celebrity appearance than a performance...

We didn't get the memo about the venue being a club. Luckily our attire met the dress code - thanks to an extra pair of heels in my car. After we got in, we had to stand on the dance floor (not dancing because we were sober and not into it) and wait for Nick to perform. Four hours later he finally made an appearance. After highfives for those of us in the the front row he took to the stage. I have never been so close to any performers. Sometimes bands will jump into the crowd and you get close to them, but usually they aren't standing literally a foot from you. Many of my pictures are from the angle beneath Nick because I was so close looking up.

It was am amazing opportunity to be there. He only sang about six songs but it was such an unforgettable experience and worth it. My feet were barkin' at the end of the night and I wobbled out of the club but I am so thankful to have experienced it!

Check out this video that I took of Nick performing 311's take on Love Song by The Cure. Unfortunately it's sideways and I can't figure out how to fix. It shouldn't be that hard!

Disclaimer: I'm clearly joking about him being "my man". He's hot but I'm not delusional. Just want to put that out there!

Photos courtesy of: my camera, Ticket King Minneapolis, and Celebrity Spud


Melanie's Randomness said...

311 is hot!!! He is hot! I understand why he's your fav! =)

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ae said...

I must have been living under a rock. I have never heard of Nick or 311.

Claire Kiefer said...

311 isn't really my thing, but your boy's looking good these days! Never would have thought. :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

How fab that you had such a fun experience, minus the hurtin' tootsies!

Marta from With Love... said...

Sounds like a fantastic opportunity and I definitely do think that he's a looker :)


Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

My dogs sure were a barkin! but would not have missed it! Had a great time! Thanks for introducing me to 311!!!!

k said...

that sounds like so much fun! he is a cutie...whoa :) i don't think i've ever really seen pics of him!

Cafe Fashionista said...

LOVE 311! You seriously attend the coolest events!! :)

Audrey Allure said...

He is gorgeous!

Couture Carrie said...

He is so hot!!


Valerie said...

What an awesome experience. Thank goodness for the extra pair of heels in your car! I hope your feet have recovered by now. Have a great weekend! It's supposed to finally be hot here this weekend! Just my luck, I'll be out of town and miss it. But hope you enjoy it!


Stephanie said...

He is a total cutie! I love when you get to come up close and personal with your favorite celebs. It only happened to me once but it's the best feeling ever!

Eternally yours,

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I have never heard of 311 before, I wonder if their music ever made it to Australia? My 90s crush was Taylor Hanson ... along with every other girl my age, haha!

x Jasmine

kay said...

just came across your blog and really enjoy reading it! keep up the great work!

bananas. said...

he's a cutie! i've always known about 311...just not him. sounds like that opportunity was meant to be!

Jules said...

Love this post and I don’t think I ever knew the lead singer of 311 was so good looking :) I also didn’t know he used to be with PCD Nicole!

I’m so glad you got the opportunity to see him solo, even if it was just 6 songs and you had to wait 4 hours. It all sounds worth it. He still has a great voice, especially after listening to the video. It’s so great you got to be that up close. I’m getting used to seeing SafetySuit that way (b/c we always get there so darn early). If they ever hit it big, I better say goodbye to that.

I think it’s awesome you’ve been following 311 for so long!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Great pictures! haha

I have been a 311 fan for a while too! My fiance and I have been to 3 of their concerts in Tampa, FL and it's always at the Ford Amphitheatre outside'ish... we always have such a great time! They put on a great show!

p.s. I never knew he was engaged to that pussy cat girl, Nicole! They make a cute couple, but I would never imagine them dating! :)