Rocker’s past catches up with him

Argentine rocker Andres Calamaro was charged on Monday for saying he would like to smoke marijuana — more than 10 years ago.

“I feel so good that I could smoke a joint,” Calamaro told a crowd of 100 000 fans on November 19 1994 in La Plata, 50km south of Buenos Aires.

Calamaro (43) thought he was off the hook in 1995 when a group of enraged parents hauled him before a judge, who dismissed the charges of justifying a crime.

It took more than 10 years for the parents to find a less tolerant judge.

“This trial is absurd, it’s Kafkaesque,” Calamaro’s lawyer, Jose Stefanuolo, told reporters and a crowd of fans who came to support the rocker.

The lawyer said he will try to get the case dismissed. If that doesn’t work, he will invoke the statute of limitations. — AFP

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