Thursday, September 4, 2008

american band

So, for all of you that don't know- a month or so ago some of us got together to live out one of my all-time dreams. We took a "band picture" and screwed it to the wall at Flashback. While it has been an idea of mine for a long time- it was a huge group effort. Thanks to everyone who helped- especially Jo(sephine) and that whore Clementine.

This is the photo that we framed and put up:

Some of you may have already seen that, but here- for the first time on the interwebs are the outtakes.
You might be wondering why I am just now showing these to you. What you don't fucking trust me? Fine, you're bitch anyway.

Regardless, this past weekend when Aaron, Jo(sephine) and I walked into that bar of bars, Theresa (one of my favorite waitresses) said "nice picture Sean". I played dumb for about 30 seconds and then cracked a huge smile. Another waiter said "when are you guys playing again? i heard you rocked Bullwinkles!"

I was worried that they would be mad, I mean, we did put two screw holes (insert joke here) into their wall. As it turns out, they were ecstatic. John, the manager who is the only person close to Bill's level said that he was really impressed and that it is staying forever. Bill hasn't seen it yet, but I'm sure he'll love it too. John said so.
When Sam died, there was a night that we all went up to the FB and sat in the back and drank and talked. John came up to me and said that he was sorry for our loss and that he is glad that he knew Sam and that he knew us. Said we were all nice people. He bought us a round of lonestars and I thought that was really cool. Personally, that is the kind of place that I have always found Flashback to be. A "Cheers" atmosphere on one night and a club scene the next (last night for example) and then the next day it is the only place to eat delicious food, drink a beer and watch a basketball game.

Well, I guess I got a little sappy there, but I don't think you'll hold it against me, it just highlights why this picture is one of the biggest achievements in my life. I have been thinking about this for about 4 years. Now to have it up- and to have the staff there ALL love it? Too much to ask for.
Some funny things they assumed about the picture:
that we stole a picture frame from them
that we just glued our picture on top of another one
that we told everyone in the world but them
that we are a real band (I told them we are of course)
that it had only been up for a few days

Without further waitings, here are the bloopers:


josephine terese said...

i did not remember that john bought us those lonestars!
makes me feel better about how sick i got.
can i get an amen, katie?

seanlb said...

i hope everyone will add their own stories of FB and this picture. i didn't cover all of it.

cornbread hell said...

my favorite part of the story is when chris clipped his beeper onto his penis.

aaron said...

hahaha, flick that beeper

Mike Jaynes said...

That picture where you guys all turned around and looked over your shoulder is fucking golden.

Also, don't forget that we had to go and get that Journey album to put on the wall instead of some other nonsense.

So fucking proud of that. We rule.

rabbit! said...

is it too late to photoshop a helmut on to each face?

seanlb said...

never too late.

janette said...

i especially like the bottom shot where everyone's sorta normal but chris, who is like, no, i'm Always badass

Kacey said...

I'm so glad they aren't going to take it down!