congratulations to matt for winning the poker ride. three of a kind can take you very far in this world. i do have pictures of the winner drinking his prize (a warm can of "dirt cheap" beer) but in my haste to get to work this morning i did not upload the photos.
did you know that the hi-pointe has food now? yeah they do. and it is delicious. my pre-fiasco dinner was a buffalo burger paddy-melt with grilled onions and munster cheese on marble-fucking-rye. it was delicious. i also got a side of fries, they were good, they had pepper on them. so go eat food there.
then we went to mcgees. a crappy hippie bar with a crappy hippie band playing. and there was this funny older guy out front dancing in circles and wearing an ugly shirt, it was what it was. then we got a case of beer on the patio because even though the band is crappy and only plays grateful dead covers they still wanted five dollars at the door. i do have to say that i kind of got screwed on the whole case of beer thing. i know that i ordered it, and the fellow told me the price after he was already opening all the bottles, but i still got carges 72$ for it, and it did all get consumed. i know that some of you brought your own beers and some of you chipped in towards the case, but i still am 28$ short on that tab, so if you drank some of that beer and paid little or no money for it please kick me a couple/few bucks, it would help out a lot. that is the last that i will ever mention that.
one quick rant- if you are a cover band (playing some other person or bands material exclusivly) you should not be able to charge more than 1.50$ to see your show. i know that you needed to pay for your gear and transport and all of that, but fucking shit, hearing crappy covers of crappy originals does not warrent 5 dollars. done with that.
then on to the worlds fair pavilion, there was a stupid park ranger sitting there, so we pressed on to rosie's in the central west end. beer, booze, mayhem. picked up a few new riders and pressed on to the halo bar.
more booze and beer and mayhem
stickers got stuck and we enjoyed every minute ot it.
fun was had by most, and judging by the turn out (30 or so) the fiasco will stay populated through the winter.
so there you go.
end note- the ground work for a "super fiasco" has been laid. it will not be until spring, but the idea is this- start the ride at bar time (1:30am) and ride untill dawn, and spoke cards are handed out upon completion. think about it. it wil be unbelievable.