It’s a classic question, often asked at chill hangouts between friends, office parties and even in the classroom, on occasion: Which historical figure, if given the opportunity, would make for the most interesting dinner guest? It’s an endlessly fascinating opinion, and one that’s sure to gather a wide variety of answers from most every individual present. We here at Goliath wanted to take a stab at it, and with that in mind we’ve brought together ten individuals we think would make for excellent dinner guests. Now, some are alive and some have passed on, but in this fictional scenario we’re going to let that slide; moreover, we’ve found most people include an obligatory Socrates or Albert Einstein when answering, and we’ve done no such thing, instead veering towards more contemporary (although some older) answers.
10. Joan Jett
There was a plurality of female musicians we could’ve chosen here; we could’ve went with Billie Holliday or Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks or Debbie Harry. We’ve chosen Joan Jett, of the Runaways and The Blackhearts fame, simply because we feel like she’d have the best stories. Jett, who rose to prominence in the mid 1970s with the Runaways, eventually moved to New York and continued to make noise (pun intended) in the rock and roll scene, eventually joining forces with The Blackhearts so as to create some really classic rock and roll tunes. Best known for tracks like “I Love Rock and Roll,” Jett would make a fascinating dinner guest; who doesn’t like to listen to stories about rock and roll? Most importantly, she’d bring a feminine perspective on a traditionally male dominated genre, a welcome addition to any intelligent conversation.