For Sam Hamovitch, the year was 1986, and you were about to witness the birth of a historical moment in rock and roll history. It was called "Hair Metal," and it was pioneered by Mötley Crüe. Your bedroom walls were festooned with pin-ups of Crüe band members Vince, Nikki, Tommy, and Mick. The photos had been ripped out of your monthly issues of Creem. Years later, you realized that "Helter Skelter"was written by The Beatles.
Your childhood dream was to one day see the Crüe live in-concert, and last night, at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, your dream came true. NBA legend Dennis Rodman, surrounded by admirers, was partying like a rock star in the VIP section, as Mötley Crüe kicked some fucking ass on the stage below. A thin man wearing a Bon Jovi T-shirt yelled at him over the loud heavy metal, "You were the first rock and roll basketball player Dennis, now they all have tattoos." Dennis took a puff of his cigar and blew smoke in the man's face. Mötley Crüe was cranking out "Live Wire," "Dr. Feelgood," "Jailhouse Rock," "Girls, Girls, Girls" and more from their catalog of hits. "This is the life," you thought to yourself as you sipped a cold beer.