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Must-see interview: Matthew McConaughey discusses fanny packs at Fenway Park

Aug 17, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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Actor Matthew McConaughey was in attendance at Fenway Park for Sunday’s series finale between the Astros and Red Sox. During the eighth inning, with the Astros leading 8-1, CSN Houston’s Julia Morales flagged McConaughey down for an interview to discuss — what else? — fanny packs.

McConaughey noted that he wears his fanny pack to the side to make it “a little not as nerdy” and predicts that fanny packs will come back in style “some decade from now”.

The Red Sox went on to lose 8-1, splitting their four-game series with the Astros.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 17, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    I think he’s a bit of a strange duck, but a splendid actor, and I agree with him on fanny packs.

  2. rickrenteria - Aug 17, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    All wrong, all wrong, all wrong…

  3. norvturnersneck - Aug 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Heck yeah! Can’t wait for the comeback of the fanny pack.

  4. Caught Looking - Aug 18, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    He must dig leg warmers too

  5. dcarroll73 - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    I would have thought that with current security on Fenway and elsewhere you could not take even a fanny pack into the park. If you can, what is the dividing line? Are REALLY big fanny packs forbidden and are small backpacks OK? I have reached the point where it is really not worth it to go to many public events.

    • hgulkkcaj - Aug 18, 2014 at 8:31 AM

      It’s not worth it to go to many public events because you don’t know how big your fanny pack can be before they won’t let you bring it in? Interesting.

    • Glenn - Aug 18, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      I love how they make you throw away bottled water going in for “security” purposes and then charge $6 for it in the park.

      • Caught Looking - Aug 18, 2014 at 11:01 AM

        At Fenway, you can bring in a bag as long as it is not larger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″. You can also bring in sealed water bottles of 16 ounces or less

  6. mungman69 - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Don’t take fanny packs to the ball park, don’t take em nowhere. Throw them away. Burn them, whatever .

  7. ironyisadeadscene - Aug 18, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    People that have strong opinions on fanny packs….for or against….are weird

    • asimonetti88 - Aug 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      I bought a fanny pack before I went to the Coachella music festival this year so that I could easily carry all my stuff (wallet, phone, sunscreen, something to clip my water bottle onto) and I was amazed at how many people had strangely strong opinions on fanny packs.

  8. stipez - Aug 18, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    I want my 54 seconds back

    • asimonetti88 - Aug 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      no givesy backs!

  9. takemytalentstosoutheuclid - Aug 18, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    It’s a hip sack….

  10. rbj1 - Aug 18, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    ” and predicts that fanny packs will come back in style “some decade from now”.”

    Hopefully I’ll be dead by then.

  11. Bob Loblaw - Aug 18, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    It’s a SATCHEL!!

  12. nvl004 - Aug 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Julia Morales doe

  13. bbk1000 - Aug 18, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    He’s got too much cash to fit in a wallet….good for him…

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