SCATJ brings Rick Springfield into TSA holding cell at Boston Logan

Ok, this blog is dedicated to bringing access to justice to individuals unable to afford legal representation. But just this once, I’ve got to share a brush with celebrity.

This morning, as Stephanie Nye and I were leaving Boston, coming home from the Roadmap to Justice Project Symposium (yes, more information will be forthcoming), we waited in line to go through TSA as do all airline passengers. It just so happened that right behind me is rocker Rick Springfield. Normally this would be a simple celebrity sighting moment. I asked if we could have a photo with him once we were recombobulated – y’know, plastic bags back in place, shoes back on, etc. Well, then a simple bangle changed all that.

Stephanie was wearing a bangle on her arm. That caused the detector to go off. She was pulled aside. I pulled out my camera to take a photo and Rick Springfield moved in for a photo-op with Steph.

Stephanie Nye in the TSA holding pen, Rick Springfield holds his items at TSA

Stephanie Nye in the TSA holding pen, Rick Springfield holds his items at TSA

Then it happens. TSA officials pull Rick Springfield over into the holding cell. Wait, what?!? That’s right. Ok, at the time it wasn’t clear why but upon further reflection it could be that they thought that Steph could slip him whatever had triggered the alarm. So, he goes into the holding area.

Stephanie Nye and Rick Springfield held in holding area at Boston Logan TSA

Stephanie Nye and Rick Springfield held in holding area at Boston Logan TSA

So they both get body searches, BODY searches. I started to take a photo and stopped when TSA threatened to put me in the holding area. No more photos.

They laughed and had a good morning experience – at least there were smiles.

After, got 2 more photos.

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield

Robin Wheeler, Rick Springfield, and Stephanei Nye

Robin Wheeler, Rick Springfield, and Stephanei Nye

Our brush with celebrity was exciting. Thanks Mr. Springfield for being such a great sport! And good job TSA!

-RFW

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4 thoughts on “SCATJ brings Rick Springfield into TSA holding cell at Boston Logan

  1. Isn’t this fun? We really did learn a lot at the Symposium, but what a way to head home, right? And I felt really bad about unknowingly popping Rick Springfield into TSA’s holding pen! But it does make for a good and interesting trip!

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