Fargo seems like a relatively tame place. It doesn’t seem like the place where you need a bodyguard. But then again, you’re not O.J. Simpson.
Fargo was all atwitter last night when O.J. Simpson came to town. His girlfriend, it’s said, lives there.
The Fargo Forum newspaper is all over the story like a cheap suit:
The south Fargo bar, which will lose its ability to allow smoking next Tuesday (Bob notes: What a very odd way to identify a particular eatery) , was abuzz as word spread throughout town that the celebrity and one-time murder suspect was among them. Many took cell phone photos with Simpson. Others who couldn’t get as close simply snapped photos from afar.
Simpson was seated behind a table in the rear corner of the room. Typically he was surrounded by at least 15 people, just soaking in the moment. A massive bodyguard created with chairs a perimeter around the area and stood guard to allow people in or out.
The local TV station, KFYR, quoted Simpson, saying “I`m who I am. I talk to everybody, be nice to everybody. My mother told me after my big trial, she say that I had lost who I was. You cant let people get you further from your Lord, so I`m me.”