Sunday, June 30, 2019

Post Purina Pride Parade Pool Party

Our Purina buddy Betty was kind enough to invite us to walk with the Purina float in this year's pride parade. I walked with the Bud Light float last year, but I don't work there no mo, and so had to find a new corporate overlord. Purina worked out nicely.

It was very warm. We spent a lot of the time before the parade started hiding in the shade.

I was pretty happy with the cool shirts we got.

It was hot.

Betty was on dance duty while we walked along side of the float on safety duty.

There were paper hats to pass out, which Joel enjoyed. It was so freaking hot though I would think people would sweat right through them.

We had a little pool party on top of our sister building's roof afterwards.

My friends and I like to play this game where I find contests and share them, they win the frickin prizes, and then I smile whilst colorfully cursing them under my breath.

This time Zoe won a remote control hummer thing that features a cooler, a sound system with bluetooth, and goddamn headlights. I think the thing retails for like $350.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

RFT Showcase STL 2019

I was able to work a Riverfront Times event that I never have before: Showcase STL. It takes place in the Grove, with lots of different bars and venues hosting different acts all over the place.

Well if there's one thing I learned about showcases it's that they need a lot of banners hung.

Up high banners, down low banners, all around banners.

Ben & Jerry's was on the spot with free ice cream and social justices.

A group that I know personally was playing so I was pretty much honor bound to go see them.

The cases were shown and the day was won.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Some More Shakespeare in the Park

We headed over to Forest Park for our annual dose of Shakespeare in the park. 

Wikipedia: "Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to swear off the company of women for three years in order to focus on study and fasting. Their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of France and her ladies makes them forsworn. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. The play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalisation, and reality versus fantasy."

One of my favorite parts is the illustrated storyboard that explains what the heck is going on.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Blues Champ Parade and a Viewing of The Room

Well the Blues won the cup, buddy. Only one thing left to do buddy. Have a parade buddy!

Word had gotten out about this whole "first Blues Stanley Cup win ever situation. There were more than a few people out here and I could barely see a damn thing.

Someone taped a mixing bowl on top of a pile of Bud Select cans. Brewed for the Lou!!!

This homemade cup was built from broken hockey sticks.

After the parade everyone marched to the arch for a rally.

Brett Hull was there and very drunk. They wouldn't let us past the game because we had so much booze in tow. Well excuse me, I thought this was America.

We had some tacos to seal the victorious deal.

Later that night Lydia and I had tickets to see The Room, fabled by some to be the worst movie in the world. I had never seen it before which was exciting enough, but this showing was extra special because it had an introduction by the writer, director, producer, and star of the film, Tommy Wiseau.

I didn't know anything about Tommy but it turned out that he dressed a whole lot like Michael Jackson for some reason. He was an A1 weirdo. I think he may have had like 4 belts on at the same time and wore sunglasses indoors at nighttime even in a dark theater. No way could he see his own feet with those things on.

Tommy has like a Cajun sort of accent going on. He spent most of the time rambling incoherently and insulting the audience. Which was actually a pretty good warm up for The Room.

I haven't seen Rockey Horror Picture Show either but I think it must be something like the same experience. The audience yells at the screen a lot when certain dialogue takes places.

My favorite part was people threw plastic spoons into the air at particular moments. Who doesn't love flying plasticware?