There was a time when celebrity spotting in Oklahoma City meant seeing Barry Switzer enjoying bbq at a local restaurant. Maybe you saw Bob Hope during one of his stops at the Skirvin. But lately with the addition of the NBA and world class concerts at Ford Center, we’re starting to adapt to the chance of seeing Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas eating at Mickey Mantle Steakhouse, seeing Kobe Bryant or Shaq at Hooters, or seeing Eva Longoria and Tony Parker enjoying a meal at Trattoria Il Centro.
But when you hear from very, very good sources that the legendary Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, is teaching a class at ACM at UCO in Bricktown – a mere two months after the school opened its doors … well, it’s at times like this we realize we’re entering new unchartered territory. I said from the very beginning that this school of rock would be bigger than landing a Hard Rock Cafe, and I meant it.
When was the last time you visited visited a Hard Rock Cafe and saw Roger Daltrey? Or anything of note other than a $12 burger? A shotglass from a Hard Rock Cafe also costs what – $12? But for a group of aspiring musicians pursuing their education in Bricktown, tonight’s class, without a doubt, is priceless.
UPDATE: The Oklahoman’s George Lang has an excellent write-up and photos here.