Monday, March 21, 2005

Pics from Butte

I know you've been waiting for some pictures of Butte on St. Patrick's Day, so here you go!

These first ones were taken at the M & M Bar. The M & M had been open 24/7 for something like 113 years, and they never--not once--ever locked their doors in all that time. It was closed down about two years ago as part of bankruptcy proceedings. It was purchased, brought up to code, and opened on the 15th, just in time for St. Pat's!

Here's the crowd at 4:20 PM.DSCF1718.JPG
And this is the webcam/monitor that captured it all...
That I stayed in front of for 20 minutes, even though no one saw me....
This is the crowd outside the M & M.
Not the biggest crowd of the day--that would have been around noon.

No pictures of us playing. Not much of a crowd all night. We played at the Red Lion Inn, which was booked full of college kids for the night. Yep, lot's of fornicatin' going on that night. Well, if they weren't too drunk to get it up. Anyway, the Red Lion had their shuttle van taking people uptown (where the M & M is) all night, and bringing back precious few of them. So no one really stuck around to listen to us. Until the Edmonton Police Pipes & Drums came by. They brought a crowd in at around 11:00. They played, then stayed to dance, since they were staying there too.

This is the view from the back of In Cahoots, looking out over the dance floor, where they played for about 10 minutes.DSCF1735.JPG
Another view of the Pipes & Drums.
Yes, the guy with the bass drum is that tall. Had to be at least 6'9", maybe 7'!

And finally--me & my friend Mike at O'Toole's at 8:30 AM, with a couple of beers and a couple of shots already in us! We've been accused of being brothers. I don't know if that's good for either of us!

All in all, it was a great time! I got to see the guys from Got to see a catfight in the alley behind the M & M with about 100 people watching. I got to see guys peeing behind dumpsters. Got to see a girl peeing in the middle of another alley. Got to see a guy puking next to a truck, and not miss a beat with his conversation on the cell phone (there's a picture of that on!). I'm just sorry I missed the parade!

But wait until next year--it falls on a Friday!!

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