Rob Halford: How I Ended Up Living in the US

"I still think for a lot of Brits it's still a great thrill to come over to America."

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Rob Halford: How I Ended Up Living in the US
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Rob Halford was asked by KUPD about his decision to move to the States, to which he replied (transcribed by UG)

"I've been in the valley since '81 I think...

"Quick story, I was playing the show with Priest in late '70s in Las Vegas in the old Alladin.

"And we drove over night, we got in town around 4 or 5 in the morning, during the summer, and I open the tour bus door and like 'What is this? It's 110 degrees [Fahrenheit, or 43 degrees Celsius].'

"And then I woke up and there I was in this beautiful place, the Shangri-La for Brits.

"And this is me, a kid raised on 'Champion the Wonder Horse,' and the 'Fury,' and the 'Cisco Kid,' the old black and white westerns and stuff.

"And I still think for a lot of Brits it's still a great thrill to come over to America. So Phoenix for me was like, 'This is where I wanna live.'"

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    Touchingcloth
    I went to the US for the first time to Atlanta not too long ago for business and met a guy there who said that he's never had a passport and has never left the country. For me as a Brit this is strange as we have Europe on our doorstep; so many countries and cultures to visit and I think we're very lucky to have this on my doorstep. But on second thought it does make sense; the US is huge and has so many different landscapes and cultures in one country, so you don't really need to leave the country. So many places I'd love to visit there.
    ~Maxi King~
    I visited the US in 2009. Went there for the nature, left because of the people. Don't get me wrong, I'm convinced that not all americans are dumb assholes but I've met way to many in those few days. As an open minded european I just really can't stand their attitude towards some topics.  Went over the border at Niagara Falls and felt like a terrorist. Was threatened and insulted by border patrol, although I did nothing wrong. It's just some concept that you don't get as an european. We don't have "borders".
    Touchingcloth
    Sorry to hear about your experience; I was quite lucky where I went and everyone was nice and accommodating. I have heard that the Niagra Falls is very disappointing and tacky