Sunday, May 06, 2007

Shake it like a hula hoop! or in other words, Will work for Beer Part II

We came late and they charged us a cover. The corner bar. We had been there a zillion times before and never been charged a cover. They were having a party. A celebration. They had a catered spread (we just left the little restaurant down the street, feasting on cheap appetizers) and they had goodie bags and were touting games and prizes. “Are you kidding me?” I just wanna rock and roll.

We sat through the first set, lullabyes , and I started to get antsy. My Mother played this music to me in the womb, and while it’s comforting, I am being a rebel tonight and just paid a $10.00 cover to park it in a bar filled with couples on date night. I am not on a date. I start fidgeting. The band takes a break and I grab the drummer and whisper two words ….mouthing them close enough for him to feel my lips on his cheek, and hopefully understand I am begging…. Rolling Stones!

I waited. They belted out The Platter’s “Only You” and couples swooned and crooned on the dance floor. Chey and I took our miniature Heath bars (from the goodie bags) and played craps against the wall….We cheered and gambled and ordered another round…..on the gentleman next to us....

Dute dute da....I heard the first three notes and went flying. Chey behind me. We jumped , and stomped, and flung our hair like Jumping Jack Flash on Fire. It felt good. “I can’t get no SAT-IS-FAC-TION!” A few couples dribbled onto the dance floor, into our space, but we didn’t leave them elbow room. They already had their turn. This was a revolution. “We’re mad as hell, and not gonna take it anymore”…..

The music ended and a parade of regulars waded past our barstools. “Did you break up with your boyfriend?” Arrrrrgggghhhhh! "You girls need a beer?" "Yes, thank you"

At 11:00 they had a twist contest. “Are you kidding me?”

At midnight, a hoola hoop contest. The prize: A $25.00 bartab.

I grabbed Chey by the arm and twisted her just-as-thin-as-mine skin. “Pretend we’re at Jai-Lai….we have to minimize our losses” They handed us florescent hoops, and I traveled back in time. Grin and bear it , baby girl. Shake it like a hoola-hoop.

Between the break-up beers and the hula-hoop, we came out ahead...

17 comments:

skinnylittleblonde said...

I love it Sisterlove! You will be like Nana hula-hooping into your eighties!

wreckless said...

Sounds like a fun time! Glad you didn't have to be stuck with the slow mo life all night!

Shrink wrapped scream said...

Ah girl, you can come to my party anytime! (Get swimming!)

singleton said...

SLB...we'll practice at the beach...I'm right behind Nanalove!

Wreckless....Well, sometimes we gotta make out own fun! And sometimes, it takes the help of the drummer!

shrink....I am RSVPing right now!

phaseoutgirl said...

Singleton..

Miss these parties! Have not been to nay recently WAAAHHHH!

I SHOULD organise one myself, right?

cheers,
Cecilia

she said...

"to sisterlove!" -great read.

and that's us too.. me n' my sis. not afraid to make our own elbow room on the dance floor

by hoppin' up on the speakers. her stage left. me stage right.

great memories.

Scott from Oregon said...

In Tokyo, I used to go intimidate the DJ's in the clubs until they dumped the grotesque eighties club crap and started playing the Stones or The Talking Heads or...

I never whispered in a drummer's ear, though.

Never tried hula-hooping for beer myself. Hoops for beer, yes... And after the beer, hula, of course...

vicci said...

I loved hula hoops! Sounds like a fun time Sas girl! :-) It's very warm here right now...in the 90's...hope you are well sweets!

Jay said...

Sounds like you know how to turn a night into a party!

Matt said...

a twist contest? lame.

Anne said...

I love your stories. Sounds like you had a lot of fun in the end. :)

Orhan Kahn said...

i love this bar

Your tage says it all :)

singleton said...

Phaseout...get organized! Sometimes we have to "fight for our right to party!"

she....right/left...sisterlove....may the circle be unbroken!

scott....LOL!see you know what I mean? And oh, I didn't whisper in his ear, I whispered down his cheek:)

vicci....peace where you can find, love when you find it, and fun where you make it! Enjoy the heat!

Jay...that or we turned the party into a night! But it was fun!

singleton said...

matt....Not lame, baby....Limber!

Anne...We made it fun! Or it made us fun! But in any case....

Orhan....yup, you get it!

mindy said...

so, you won the hula-hoop contest, right?? it was for beer, so you better have! :)

Bardouble29 said...

Girl, we all need to go out for a night...with drinks on the guys! Sounds like you guys had fun even though it was boring as hell....

singleton said...

mindy....They couldn't have bribed me any better!

bardouble....You got it! Clink!