When Chad Collins Charlestown first met Nikki Sixx in 1983, they spent almost an evening together in a chest full of ice. So far that is all that is mentioned about the incident: that the two were in there fro upwards of an hour and possibly practicing yoga at the same time.
On the other hand, what can lead a man into an impromptu ice bath other than sports injury. Well, what can lead a man to find ice in the middle of the night? No doubt it would be for a drink, or at least most likely. Truth comes out that the two ended up staying there partly because the ice was so plentiful. And why make the trouble of walking back and forth between the room and the ice room when you could simply stay in one?
What ended up happening was the two filled the ice machine with gin. They were essentially submerged in their own drink with the mission to drink themselves out.
While a task like this is not for the faint of heart, or rather not for any living being at all, it is an interesting experience. After being on tour for such a long time, one can imagine the change in perception from constant travel, sleepless nights, and endless parties. And possibly how it could lead to this…
The two were trying to be in the perspective of what it is like to be a drink itself. What it is like to fit in a glass, to stand tall like a decorative umbrella or a maraschino cherry. While the important thing is to bring a straw long enough that you can also drink the drink yourself while being a part of it… as an attempt to keep up and help your fully realize the illusion.