The members of Here We Go Magic were driving in Ohio and picked up a hitchhiker. The hitchhiker was director John Waters. Here is their story, as told by guitarist Michael Bloch in an email his record label forwarded to us:
There's a hydro-fracking boom in western Pennsylvania. You can't get a motel room. We had to drive til 4AM, and finally found a Days Inn in eastern Ohio. Getting back on the highway this morning, there was a man at the side of the on-ramp with a sign that read "to the end of Rte 70." Jen wanted to pick him up, but we drove past him. As we passed by, our sound guy said "John Waters." Luke said, "Yep, definitely John Waters." We got off at the next exit and circled back. He was still there. We pulled up, opened the door and asked where he was coming from. "Baltimore," he said. And we said "Get in, sir."
"I wasn't kidding. We really picked up John Waters hitchhiking," bassist Jen Turner tweeted. 'jump' "Mr. Waters is headed across the US. I think we're dropping him in Indianapolis if u want to grab him next," she concluded.
Here We Go Magic has yet to confirm whether the experience of driving around Ohio with John Waters was exactly like the roadtrip in the music video for "How Do I Know." Until we get an official denial, I'd say it's safe to assume it was. [Image via @turnerjen]