It's now 5 p.m. and Shannon is finally awake and "home." He's at the Rixen - the cable in Pompano Beach that spawned his American career - and he's hanging with Rixen buddies catching up on gossip. He's conducted the interview, signed autographs for his fans and taken several spins around the cable. Of course, I had to laugh, 'cause it's been over a year since Besty rode the Rixen, and the guy is R-U-S-T-Y. There's a fat dude taking a turn pulling Raleys twice the size of Shannon's. But Shannon's laughing about it. Well, that and he's already knee-deep in invitations to go out that night. Within the next hour, he's showered, changed and is sitting at the bar, ready to start his "day," the majority of which involves food, drinks, friends, girls and a prolonged stop at Diamond Dolls. Of course, that makes sense with the other constant in Shannon's life: It's pretty much 80/20 that if you spend a day with Shannon Best you'll find him sauntering into some gentlemen's club to evaluate the local
The Army says you'll do more before 8 a.m. than the rest of the world does all day. Shannon Best lives by that rule. Of course, he's usually just getting home from the night before.