Elton John, one of the biggest names in Rock ‘n’ Roll and possibly music history, walked into a Vancouver record store and when the clerk asked “May I help you, Sir Elton John?” Sir Elton John asked if they had any Tech N9ne on vinyl!
Apparently, the store clerks couldn’t believe what they were hearing. Unfortunately for Elton the store was completely sold out of all Tech’s records so he had to settle for a stack of albums from the 1980s British pop band Scritti Politti. (Whoever the fuck that is.)
I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years that Elton John was a Technician.
Elton John walks into Vancouver record store, asks for rapper’s vinyl
Store clerks ask, “May I help you, sir?” all the time but it’s not every day that they get to ask, “May I help you, Sir Elton John?”
That’s what happened in downtown Vancouver on Thursday when the British music legend strolled into a record shop and dropped a couple hundred dollars on vinyl.
“I came in from the back and there was Elton John standing there with his two bodyguards, digging through records,” said Beat Street Records manager Lindsay Tomchyshen.
The bodyguards weren’t the type to get mistaken for tiny dancers.
“They were big guys,” Tomchyshen said.
So, what did the artist known for hits like Rocket Man and Bennie and the Jets want to buy?
“He asked my boss if we had any Tech N9ne, like, the gangster rapper and I was not expecting that,” Tomchyshen laughed, referring to the Kansas City-based artist.
Unfortunately, Beat Street was sold out of Tech N9ne, so John settled for a stack of albums from the 1980s British pop band Scritti Politti instead.
Tomchyshen said John was polite, posed for some pictures and signed a copy of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
Then he was gone, kind of like a candle in the wind.
John, who will be 70 later this month, plays two shows in Victoria this weekend before continuing his world tour, which is set to wrap up in December.