Wednesday, October 24, 2007
A funny thing happend on the way to the....
Well, not so much on the way to anything, but rather at the Nova Brewfest last weekend, and more specifically, at the Welbilt show portion of the day.
So, we went to beerfest. Met up with Beth, and Ryan and his girlfriend whose name escapes me at the moment, but undoubtedly Beth will comment me with this information. We wandered around, tried lots of beer, got a lamb gyro (it was nowhere near as good as the one at the previous beerfest), a funnel cake, Josh got pizza and Brad had a cigar (he's sneaky like that and before I know it he's puffing away). We're all chillin' and finally 5:00 rolls around and the band takes the stage. Now, at this juncture in the beerfest weekend there aren't alot of patrons left. It's the last band of the last day and everyone is packing up shop and heading home in the next two hours, so it's not like we're having to swim through the pit to get a nice spot to watch them play. We pick a nice spot on the hillside and park it. Down by the stage are a couple of different groups of people. One is obviously the Welbilt Girls who are a staple at every show and do such a great job supporting and promoting the band. If I were younger and without family I would undoubtedly join their club. The other is a group of 3 guys and 3 girls. More specifically - 3 sorta heft guys and 3 relatively skinny girls showing off at least one tramp stamp (hilarious). Whatever, I wouldn't have even noticed these people except they were BEGGING to be noticed. I guess about 3 or 4 songs in to the set the one guy decides he's Patrick Swayze and the tramp stamp girl is Jennifer Gray. I kid you not, he pops the collar on his plaid flannel shirt (ya, I didn't know that was possible either) and starts doing a whole routine with this girl - as if they're on Dancing With The Stars (or better yet, the main performance in Dirty Dancing). It was freakin' hilarious. Brad commented that the guys in the band were probably getting a big kick out of it too and I noted that they probably weren't paying much attention (especially since they were dancing right under the front of the stage which is a good 10-12 feet off the ground). However; Nate prooved me wrong when he actually commented that that song was "fun... really fun." At which point we all lost it even more than we were previously. So, then the entire group started dancing, swinging the girls around and being generally...... well gross. To add to this delightfully hilarious scene, a guy (ok, I think it was a guy but it could have easily been a girl - we will never know the truth) is seen walking up the hill towards the back of the festival area. He is all alone and I guess feels like nobody is around to watch, so he starts swinging his hips and waving his hands around to the music. He's really in to it and he's waving and dancing as he walks up the hill. Just about the time he makes it to the top, dancing all the way, a park authority golf cart drives up and says something to him and he just keeps on dancing and waving his arms about. This too provided unending laughs for our group. I suppose this sort of behavior should be expected at an event where $1 beer is served. I just have to note that nothing of this sort was witnessed at last month's beerfest (thought it was a better beerfest overall).