Contrary to popular belief, Pete Doherty doesn’t do all the drugs he possesses; sometimes he has “a few bits and bobs” to spare. In an interview with ShortList, Doherty revealed his interesting relationship with The Strokes before he was ever a world-renowned rock star and headline-maker.
“I actually already knew [The Strokes] before I was in a band or anything,” Doherty said. “It was back when I was working in a bar pulling pints. I used to sell a few little things on the side, you know? They were on their first tour, and were like just a few American lads in London looking for a good time. They met a friend of mine, who said I could get them a few bits and bobs. I think I sold them a load of acid, they gave me tickets to their gig, I got them some more acid and it went from there.”
So now you know: If you want to get inside a Strokes show, there’s more than one kind of paper ticket. Let’s hope Ticketmaster doesn’t catch on.