Pat’s Weekly Diary – Week of 3/23 – 3/26
Four gigs this week. We haven’t been this busy in a while. And we want to thank you all so very much for the opportunity to play music for you. Thursday night was at the Treasure Chest Casino. A fantastic crowd of people. You know by now I like the oldies. Friday we were at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World playing a company crawfish boil for Port Ship Service, Inc We played this affair in the past. A splendid time though there was not a whole lot of dancing… it’s hard to compete with free crawfish. Saturday night we played a wedding at the Terrell House on Magazine St. This was a new place for us. We were set up in the court yard. It was a bit strange as we actually were on a porch with a rail in front of us. I just about had to climb over the drums in order to get to my spot. But… not a whole lot of dancing to begin with but as the night gets late and the drinks kick in… Congratulations to Fallon & Schuyler Morris. Thanks for inviting the Topcats to your special day. Sunday afternoon we were at a family fundraiser at Two Tony’s Restaurant by the lake. A beautiful day we set up right in the parking lot. We played from 4 to 6… nice and easy. We may have set a new Topcats tear down record as our van was parked like … right there. So we finished at 6 and we were packed up by 6:16. Seriously… should we call the Guinness Book of World Records? We were so close to the lake front we started discussing all the places we’ve played on the lakefront over the years. Let me see… there was the Paddlewheel which was also the Palace (I can’t remember which one was first) Later that became Jaegers… played there. The Bounty (of course we had a regular Wednesday and Sunday night gig there for a good long time) that later became the Dock. Of course we played Amberjacks. That was a hard gig because you wouldn’t even start ’til 11 o’clock on Friday and Saturday night. 10 o’clock on Sunday. There was Bart’s… one summer we played on that back dock at Bart’s every Sunday. Every Sunday… sweating sweating. There might be some others that I can’t remember right now. That lakefront area was such a great area back before Katrina. So many great nights out there. And speaking of the lake… we’re off now and will venture over the lake next weekend. Check our Calendar Page. We hope to see you there.