Matthew McConaughey at Fenway Park: 'I'm not afraid of the fanny pack'

David Brown
Big League Stew

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey might help revitalize fanny pack sales with this interview he conducted sitting in the grandstand at Fenway Park on Sunday. In Boston because he's filming "Sea of Trees" in nearby Worcester, Mass. (and to see a Red Sox game with his son), the Texas native politely was called out by CSN Houston reporter Julia Morales for carrying a fanny pack. For those out of the loop, a fanny pack is a storage device usually worn around the waist and over the rear that was made popular into the early 1990s, but no longer — except for the concealed carry set.

And for Matthew McConaughey. He chuckled confidently and shook his head with incredulity that anyone would fail to take advantage of what the fanny pack has to offer:

"I'm not afraid of the fanny pack. Instead of stuffing your pockets... you kind of got to put it on the side to make it look a little not-as-nerdy, but still, practicality wins out. I've got so much gear in here that I don't want in my pockets, I'm not afraid of the fanny pack."

OK, guys (and, obviously, gals), we're in the clear to start buying fanny packs by the gross. They're not just for 65-year-old moms and firearm enthusiasts any longer!  As for McConaughey, is there anything he can't do? While he's at it, Mr. McConaughey would like to speak on the benefits of items that have no actual use Term insurance, Monster Cables and $60 million high-school football stadiums in Texas where nobody plays.

it's hard to believe the guy could get any better after "Dallas Buyers Club" and "True Detective" — but he's shown we'd all be cooler if we did wear fanny packs. 

Here's a longer version of the video that includes more fanny pack testimonial and affirmation:


Here's another McConaughey interview from Fenway that does not involve fanny packs:

McConaughey also signed a baseball for Dexter Fowler of the Astros, including his famous "Just keep livin'" quote from "Dazed and Confused." That quote has turned into McConaughey's mantra, used in his clothing line and his foundation.

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