Celebrities get arrested all the time, usually for taking Ferraris on drunken joyrides or something involving expensive drugs. One of the most joyful arrest stories though goes to Matthew McConaughey’s arrest for playing the bongos while nude.
The year was 1999. A noise complaint was made at 2:30am, and when police followed it up they found a young Matthew McConaughey wearing nothing but a University of Texas bandanna and playing the bongos like a madman. There was reportedly a bong on the table. He was arrested “on suspicion of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting transportation, according to a police statement.”
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There was also an unidentified man in the room clapping and cheering for McConaughey, basically just egging him on. No word on whether or not he was also nude. That guy was briefly detained, but didn’t end up going to jail.
“I asked the nude male several times to put some pants on,” one of the cops later reported. “He responded by saying ‘F*ck you.’”
That was not the only time McConaughey responded like that. He gave the same response while being handcuffed, while having a police officer wrap a shirt around him, and while being put in the police car.
The report never actually said that they were high off their noggins, but it’s pretty obvious that was the case.
In a later interview about the arrest, Matthew McConaughey asked “What’s wrong with beating on your drums in your birthday suit? I have no regrets about the way I got there.”
The true definition of no regrets.
Now I’m not suggesting that you get incredibly high and play the bongos nude at 2:30am, but it’s definitely the sort of chaotic energy that I’m all about taking us through the rest of 2020.
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