Glamour shot

Glamour shot

Hey, look, Durango had a celeb sighting! The Nugget Mountain Bar near Purg posted to Instagram that Pink stopped by the Friday after Thanksgiving for some drinks and Backcountry Gourmet grub.

Who’s Pink, you say? Well, as Missy texted me: “In case you’ve never heard of her, she’s a more punk rock version of Adele and an asskicker.” Well, I’m not sure what year Missy thinks I was born in, but yeah, I know Pink. I mean, what 12-year-old boy didn’t have a crush on her after the “Lady Marmalade” music video?

We gave the owner of the Nugget a call but haven’t heard back yet. So we’ll never know: What drink did she order? Did she enjoy her sliders? Did she ski Purgatory’s Ribbon of Death?

One thing is for sure, evidenced by the photo, she was well-equipped for Fanny Pack Friday.

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