Backpack Bill in Costa Rica?
There was an interesting little tidbit that I picked up over on the Boogies regarding Bill. Seems like Taylor yelled out for Bill in the middle of the performance, left the stage while the band was still playing, and came back on stage with a new shirt on. I guess dressing Taylor has been added to Bill’s list of responsibilities. It’s not the first time Taylor’s been heard yelling for Bill mid performance. In the performance at Ona’s, Taylor can clearly be heard yelling “Where’s Bill?” Obviously, Taylor needs a wingman, a personal assistant, a butler, a baker, and a candlestickmaker.
In other news, our illustrious ex-governor of this great state has decided to go on a reality show called, “I’m a Celebrity…Get me outta here!” The supposed paycheck is $60,000 per episode. So, that got me thinking. Maybe Taylor could go on there. He could finance a tour that way without having to ride around in a cone. The only question is…will they let Backpack Bill go too?
Picture it. Taylor in Costa Rica, dropped in the middle of a jungle. Poor Bill toting around an industrial sized hand cleanser in the backpack, not to mention the insect repellant, the glowsticks, a few copies of each CD, and several Sharpies. Maybe Taylor will give him a break on the laptop due to spotty internet coverage, and the potential for electrocution when the rain forest decides to let loose.
Now, regarding the success Taylor had on Dating with the Stars, could that be copied if he were to appear on “The Bachelor”? What capacity would Bill serve on that show? Maybe he could act as a bouncer, kind of like the dude Bret Michaels has on his “Rock of Love” series. Bill might have to get physical with some of the more rowdy and rambunctious element of the Soul Patrol. Maybe he should start working out more seriously. Then we can look forward to seeing him on his own Fox Reality Show… kinda like these guys:
Bodyguards, which shows how the fearsome twosome balance their personal lives with their jobs, was filmed around the Chicago 10th Anniversary performance and the 2008 Tony Awards and features appearances by Kristin Chenoweth, Taylor Hicks, Brooke Shields and John Stamos among others.