Stipe Races Away From Concerts
REM rocker MICHAEL STIPE becomes so high from adrenaline during live performances, he can only relax after racing away from the venue with all his car windows down.
The singer/songwriter finds it hard to mingle with friends and family immediately after a show and prefers to zoom off into the night instead.
He explains, "The 15 minutes after I come off (stage), I'm incapable of having any kind of normal transaction with anyone. It doesn't matter who it is; my adrenal level is so high, I need that decompression.
"The car windows down is just because I'm sweating so hard. It's like a dog with his head out the window."
The eccentric rocker then likes to further unwind by cooking for pals.
He adds, "The adrenalin jump's so high when performing that I have to bring myself back down to earth by doing things like preparing meals for my friends."