OZZY FOLLY: If you think you snagged an autograph from
Ozzy Osbourne on Thursday morning, don't go try and
sell the "treasure" on eBay or frame it for your favorite
It's a fake.
Fox morning men Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax engineered
the impersonation with the help of Boulderite Don Wrege,
a dead ringer for the rocker, right down to the tattoos
and black fingernails.
Lewis, Floorwax and Wrege piled into a limo and drove
around town passing the faux Ozzy off as the real deal.
"We drove up to the Pepsi Center where this whole line
for Ozzfest was," Floorwax said about the early-birders
waiting to get into Thursday's Ozzfest concert.
"(Wrege) was real funny. Everybody bought it hook,
line and sinker. Then we drove to Cherry Creek, where
all these chicks were asking for autographs."
In on the hoax were Lewis & Floorwax listeners.
The DJ duo broadcast their show from the limo. The cover
was finally blown when by chance the hoaxsters ran into
the band Insane Clown Posse in the Denver Diner.
According to Wax, ICP holds a grudge against Ozzy because
(allegedly) his wife, Sharon, wouldn't let them play
"When they found out it was a fake guy, they didn't
kill him," Floorwax said.
GO-KART, GO: Sports marketing consultant and Rocky
Mountain News columnist Dean Bonham is taking this way
too seriously. He's shifted into overdrive to prepare
for the Celebrity Mini Grand Prix of Denver Go-Kart
race on Sunday in the Pepsi Center parking lot.
Penny Parker's column appears Tuesday through Saturday.
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