You may have noticed that at the end of the bands 'Summer Camp with trucks' video, that everyone in the crew had been given
a Johnson nickname. Also, if you ever look on the Hootie message board on the Official Hootie Site, you'll see that most people
on there have Johnson nicknames too.
Why? - You might ask.
Well, I'll start from the beginning:
The band were
on tour. They were on a plane travelling to Germany (I think), and Darius turned round to Paul Graham, the tour manager, and
said, "When we get there your gonna have to translate for me." So, Paul replied "Yep, thats me. Translation
Johnson." And thats how it all began. From then on they kept thinking up Johnson names for everyone.
was the whole Fairweather Johnson thing. The concept of a Fairweather Johnson is someone who will only support a sports team
when they're playing well, and when they aren't doing so well, they'll go and be a fan of whoevers winning!
came along the Summer Camp with Trucks video. On the end credits EVERYONE had a Johnson name. The guys even did a Small Talk
Johnson Tour. Then the fans on the Hootie message board at Hootie.com decided it would be cool if they all had a Johnson name
too. Now there are literally thousands of people with Johnson names!
To see a list of fans Johnson names, click here for the True Fan Johnson Directory!