Saturday, June 30, 2012
Is There New Music?
This past month, my husband and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. And since kids started coming 24 years ago, we have maintained a date night, usually 3 times a month, and usually Friday night. It is fun! The purpose is not to eat or party or be entertained, but to be with each other and talk. Rehash the week and regroup for the next. On a budget. We were happy with our dive bar less than a mile away where we could get a cold pitcher of beer and a dozen unhealthy yummy wings for $12. We walk in the place, wave to the waitress and she delivers the beer and 2 frosty mugs without taking our order. She asks how many wings tonight? We sometimes catch up with the neighbors in the bar. This set up worked for the last 15 years...until new owners took over! Oh no! With a goal of attracting a newer and bigger crowd, they started having bands and open mike night on our date night! We went a couple times and were entertained, and were surprised this younger crowd listens to our high school and college music. But we missed talking. So last night we ventured into unknown territory into a new bar. We sat outside under a beautiful night sky and ordered our usual, a pitcher of Coors light and 12 extra crispy medium wings. We chilled and kept an eye on the Phillies. 50 minutes later I said to my husband, "I am getting hungry. What could be taking so long?" The waitress checked on us and we asked about the wings...she said, "When your order them extra crispy, they take longer." They were definitely going to be extra crispy. While we waited we got another beer, then the air changed and the wind and lightening started. We went inside to a whole other party going on...with a 2 man band. Playing Queen, Tom Petty, Neil Young. We sat in the booth together, waited for our wings and sang every word to every song.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 12:29 PM