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You’re a Music Fan and You Win the Lottery. What Do You Buy? GOOD LORD NOT THAT!

When I have trouble falling asleep, I go to my Happy Place, an alternate universe where I win the lottery. After doing all the responsible stuff–mortgage, debt, gifts to family and friends, some charitable stuff–I think about what I might do for myself.

  • Stupid supercar? Check. (Current fantasy ride is a McLaren P1, just like the one Deadhmau5 just bought.)
  • Vacation villa? Check. (In the Goveneur area of St. Barts.)
  • Irresponsibly expensive stereo system? Check. (The speakers I want are $30,000 a pair.)
  • Lady Gaga memorabilia? Uh, no. But I’m not Adrian Bayford of Suffolk, England.

Poor Adrian got “bored” with his £148,000,000 (about $280,000,000 CAD) decided that he needed to own the world’s largest collection of Lady Gaga stuff. To open a store that would give him something to do.

Adrian dropped £10,000 (around $19,000 CAD) to buy the collection that includes shoes, vinyl, costumes and other swag. When the store eventually opens in Cambridge, it will also feature merchandise from Madonna (lots of costumes), Star Wars (with an emphasis on The Force Awakens), Oasis, Bowie and The Beatles. His dream is to pay Rod Stewart to come by for the grand opening.

Whatever floats your boat, right?

(Via The Daily Mail)



Alan Cross

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