Last week’s comic about the Butterfly’s legendary Meatloaf guy seemed to strike a chord with all twelve of our readers. And while several of you mentioned that you too have encountered the Meatloaf guy in his natural habitat, there were a surprising number of you who questioned both the authenticity of the story and the actual existence of the Meatloaf guy as if he were some sort of mythical, adult-contemporary singing Yeti.
Today, we are here to present to you irrefutable proof that the Meatloaf guy does, in fact, exist.
Upon reading the Meatloaf comic, Erik from Manchester told us about the time that the Meatloaf guy came to his house and played Guitar Hero.
Dude…did I ever tell you about the time that Meatloaf guy was at my house singing Guitar Hero? He came with his friend, who was [my girlfriend’s] sister-in-law’s old neighbor. They were joking about the difficulty setting before he sang Eye of the Tiger. After he got 74% or something he was saying how guitar hero was wrong. Seriously.
I mean don't get me wrong, it was the best version of Eye of the Tiger ever sang at my house.
See? Proof! How could an imaginary man possibly show up at someone’s house and perform the theme song from Rocky III and then dispute the validity of the Guitar Hero vocal scoring system?
Not convinced by Erik’s Guitar Hero story? Well, behold even more proof…a grainy cell phone video of the real Meatloaf guy performing “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” at the Butterfly. The anonymous tipster who Gmailed the clip to us said that the video was from last year.
Note the pitch, note the tone. If you were to close your eyes and simply listen to that recording, you could have mistaken it for the real Meatloaf! Also, as described in the comic, note the odd wardrobe choice. He is dressed like an obese Errol Flynn.
Behold, an anonymous commenter dug up the Meatloaf guy’s MySpace profile.