Saturday, September 8, 2012

Shriney Happy People

Have you ever seen a Shriner's Parade?  I have.  Many.  There was one today on Atlantic Avenue.   I swear  I could keep what I saw at this year's parade a secret, but I won't.

Here's pretty much everything that you need to see to be able to tell your friends, "Yes, I have seen a Shriner's Parade".  But remember, it's more in how you say it that will convince your friends that you were actually there.  Keep a straight face and maintain eye contact through the duration of the entire sentence.

And that's it.  Amazing, huh?

After the parade they go get drunker and by nightfall there's all sorts of mischief going on.  Talk to somebody that's waited on a table full of Shriner's the afternoon of the parade.  Wowza.  Talk to somebody that's worked security or the front desk at a hotel the night of the parade.  Yep.    

(Sometimes the clown makeup stays on the whole weekend)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Surf-render: Cheap Trick in Concert, Virginia Beach - September 1, 2012

Cheap Trick played on the beach as part of the American Music Festival and here's what everybody looked like.

Here's one of Rick Neilsen's 23,000 guitars.

Remember - if you don't want to rub up against all the sweaty people and you don't mind being unable to purchase overpriced beer, just stand on the small dune near the shore.  It's FREE!

Here's what you do:  Stroll onto the beach at about 11th Street or so, walk directly to the shore, walk towards the music (this is important), and when you're in sight of the 5th Street stage, saunter on up to the outskirts of the crowd and enjoy.