It's been several hours since we first saw RMNB's post about Capitals forward Mattias Sjogren being invited by Madonna to write "Sexy" on her back in purple marker during one of her two concerts earlier this week at Verizon Center. (Cue "that'll be the most action the Caps see at Verizon Center for a while" jokes.) Oh, and Marcus Johansson was there, watching and filming the whole thing.
The crucial action:
As Madonna gazed out to the crowd, she settled on two young Swedish men in the front row - who happened to be Washington Capitals forwards Mattias Sjogren and Marcus Johansson - and tossed them a marker.
As Johansson goofily grinned and filmed with his iPhone, Sjogren scribbled "Sexy" on the back of one of the most famous singers of all-time. Really.
Oh, and RMNB's post has video, which is certainly worth all those words you see above.
We started off stunned, became amused, then went back to stunned. Frankly, we're still trying to wrap our heads around it.
Consider this: Mattias Sjogren was born on November 27, 1987, which, according to this site, was three months after "Who's That Girl" was knocked off the top of the charts by the Los Lobos version of "La Bamba." Johansson was born on October 6, 1990 four months after "Vogue" hit No. 1. Isn't this sort of like two women born in 1991 going to a Stones concert and getting pulled up on stage by Sir Mick?
Chalk it up to Madonna's endurance as a performer, chalk it up to the vagaries of European taste, chalk it up to whatever you want. This is the best story to come from the NHL lockout until further notice.