Exclusive Interview: What If The Go-Go's Robbed a Bank?
Kathy Valentine, Bass Guitar, The Go-Go’s:
Because the Go-Go's are all about fun, I thought it would be fun to ask each of you -- separately -- to play a game.
It's called "What if the Go-Go's Robbed a Bank?" In order to pull off a bank robbery, there are five basic tasks that have to happen in order to insure the success of the heist. There are also five Go-Go's. I'll name the task, and you tell me which Go-Go would be best suited for that task, and why. OK?
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This is really funny. Yes, I’ll play! Wait, who else has played?
Belinda, Jane, Charlotte and now you. Which Go-Go would be in charge of "casing the joint," and identifying which bank to rob?
I think I would pick Jane to do that, because she's very research oriented, and ... homework oriented. I mean, we’re both very similar that way, but I think Jane would be best at casing the joint!
Which Go-Go would be the one to go up to the teller and tell them calmly that this was a robbery?
Wait! Can I take back my previous answer? Because Jane should definitely be the one going up to the teller. I'd be the one doing the research on the bank, and then Jane would have to be the one to go up to the teller. I mean, come on -- with her voice? Plus, she's so petite, and she's the smallest of us all, and that voice of hers -– it would be so non-threatening to the teller. Letting the teller know this was a robbery? Yeah, that's totally Jane.
Which of the girls would be the one to actually go into the safe and remove the money?
I think that would be Charlotte. [Laughs]. Because she’s a Virgo and she’d be very methodical about how to get into the safe, and then get out. You know why else? Charlotte would also be the only one out of all us who would know when to stop!
OK, and who would be the one to watch over all the customers making sure they didn’t interfere with the robbery?
Oh Belinda, for sure. Because Belinda’s extremely charismatic and it would be so very easy for her to hold everyone's attention. [Laughs hard]. Babe can rule a room!
OK, and who’s driving the getaway car?
Gina. Because Gina's into cars, and she's into driving, and let me tell ya, Gina would just ... she'd get it done.