by kellyb ~ June 3, 2011
Yesterday, Detroit’s own Kid Rock had a press conference announcing that he will be performing this summer at Comerica Park, home of the Tigers. I know what you are thinking, “So he’s playing a concert…he’s a rock star…that is sort of what he does.” But this makes the ol’ blog news here because of his transportation method. You see, he and a few of the Red Wings came to the press conference afoot paddle boards! Yep, he was enjoying a leisurely paddle to the amazement of the local press. Now, I like Kid’s music but I have to say that it’s way cooler that he is out on the water and clearly promoting paddle sports. As a side note, if you remember seeing his latest video, “Born Free” you will see him singing on 12 mile beach up in the UP. For those of us familiar with the GLSKS, you will recognize the topography quite well. If you haven’t seen the video, find it online and watch it. It’s nice to see a familiar face, so to speak.
And for those who have been following this on the news, he is being critisized for not wearing a PFD. I inspected the pictures and indeed he is wearing an inflatable PFD so no safety laws are being broken. And from what I understand, paddle boarding does not require wearing a vest as the board is floatation enough. If I’m wrong, let me know.