While shopping at Verizon Wireless in St. Clair Shores, Michigan a Rock Star was in the store, doing the same thing!

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If you are a music junkie, you can understand the thrill I experienced on a normal Wednesday mid-day when I spotted a Rock Star!

I was at the local Verizon Wireless with my Father to help him purchase a new cell phone when I looked over and saw Mark "Vinnie" Dombroski, lead singer of the band Sponge.

Of course, I had to run over and became a complete giggling fan (even though I tried to play it cool). I rambled on about the different places I've seen him and his band perform.  He was incredibly nice and said something along the lines of "I hope you keep coming to the shows". My father pulled me away before I could embarrass myself further. It was a thrill to meet him!

You may know the band Sponge from...

  • From their 1994 debut album "Rotting Pinata'
  • Being the opening band for the Kiss Reunion Tour in 1999
  • Being spotlighted on Guitar Hero's Warriors of Rock game

According to the book 'The Detroit Almamac' Sponge is in the top 10 ten of...

Sales Of New Singles And Albums By Detroit Area Artists In The 1990's (figures are in the millions)...

  1. Kid Rock 4.6
  2. Eminem 2.8
  3. Anita Baker 2.7
  4. The Verve Pipe 2.0
  5. Bob Segar 1.8
  6. BeBe & CeCe Winans 1.6
  7. Aretha Franklin 1.6
  8. Insane Clown Posse 1.9
  9. Sponge 1.0
  10. Fred Hammond 0.5

Also Sponge is hitting the road this summer! From New York to Hollywood and everywhere in between! There only Michigan date will be Sept. 22nd at Rockin' The Shores Beer And Music Festival, and yes, I will see you there!