A couple of pics and a quick recap of the Stumbling Santa pub crawl tonight.
Prior to the start of the 7 PM pub crawl, I pre-gamed at the Silly Goose where a friend was having an early birthday celebration. Here’s a pic of Bee and me in our Santa outfits. Note that Bee’s outfit is a tube top, which she had to pull up quite frequently.
Crawl started at the Saucer, which was insanely crowded… but remember, every guest who came in brought a toy for Porter-Leath, so it was crowded in a good way. At 8:30 we moved on to Coyote Ugly, and with the weather in the 60s I decided to buy a PBR and remain outside. Band in front of New Daisy had a guitarist doing Hendrix on the guitar with his teeth. At 9 I decided to leave for Dancin’ Jimmy’s early and beat the rush.
Above: Katie Mac and friends at Dancin’ Jimmy’s. Next stop was Silky’s, where I hung out on the patio with my friends Gary and Brian.
Everything was fine, and I was standing just outside the courtyard aisle. That’s until these two couples came up and nearly did everything in the aisle. Kissing, groping, grabbing, grinding. Now, I’m not saying I never did that at the original Raiford’s, but when it happened 1) we weren’t in the aisle and 2) we weren’t out in the open where the entire courtyard could (and did) watch. After ten million people tried to get through and I had to explain to them “excuse me, but I’m trying to get out of the way of these two couples about to fuck,” I decided it was time for the next bar a half hour early.
The next bar was the final stop, Purple Haze. Unfortunately they had a sorority party and were not ready for us yet. So I headed up to Peabody Place. My friends who had been at Silly Goose had gone already, and it was ridiculously crowded, and I had a Santa suit on. So I went next door to the Saucer and found the entire window facing Peabody Place open. 63 degrees out in December? Score!!!
One of my longtime Facebook friends/blog readers, Lindsay, happened by and she and her friend came in to hang out. Her friend had a sweater on that would probably win the Majestic’s December 20 ugly sweater contest. Lindsay and I have never met in person but have been Facebook friends for years. She asked for my #1 recommendation for her life. Upon hearing she was a sports fan and had never been to Max’s Sports Bar, I knew what to say. “Go the next night there’s an away Grizzlies game,” I told her. “They call it Grizzville there. You will love it.” We discovered our friends Matt and Stevana were mutual friends and all hung out for a while.
That’s the quick overview. I would be surprised if there were less than 1000 for Stumbling Santa this year. Kudos to Bob, Roland, Saucer management, Mother Nature, and everyone else who pulled this off.
Time for bed. Will be back out 11-noonish.