As many of you know, I’m a big fan of bar crawls. I’m also a big fan of themed bar crawls. So in my attempt to show Heather the many wonderful things to be found here in her new home, we decided on Wednesday that Friday needed to involve some crawling. The theme= “Living in the Fake World”. This gives all involved a chance to live out their fantasy lives, clearly involving a name change as well. I quickly chose ‘Autumn’, which I would rate a 9 as far as names go. Several ratings resulted from our evening on Franklin Street.
JEREMY DD-ING SO WE DIDN’T HAVE TO PAY A CAB: 9. Small amount of guilt goes along with anyone DDing, and feeling like you’re a burden, but I loved saving money 🙂
RUNNING INTO MANDY’S EX AT THE FIRST BAR WE WENT TO AND WATCHING HIM MAKE OUT WITH HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND: 2 for awkwardness. I know Mandy’s a consistent reader who has yet to comment, so I’m going to let her add her own rating to this one.
TRIPP (the band we discovered at Jack Spratt): 7. 5. I absolutely love discovering new live music! This band was surprisingly awesome (for such a small crowd at a bar on a Friday night) and we ended up staying there the rest of the night. -1 for removing the crawling from the bar crawl, but I would say totally worth it. They played great music, the lead singer and lead guitarist were adorable, and the bass player was so nerdily awkward it kept me constantly entertained. Bought a CD which I proceeded to listen to all day today and I can’t wait to see them again. HIGHLY recommended. Here’s a video I found on YouTube of the lead singer- it’s my favorite song they played all night. Below that is a YouTube video of one of their live performances. Not as good for seeing how good the music really is, but you can see the attractive lead guitar and the funny, awkward bass player.
OUR ABILITY TO EXECUTE OUR FAKE LIVES: 1. Not quite so good at this… in fact I’m pretty sure I only said my name once all evening (and I didn’t hear anyone elses at all), and didn’t even get one good story out of the evening! Totally got distracted by the search for bars and good music. Will have to recycle this one.
OVERALL BAR CRAWL: 6. Hard to have a bad time with great company and great location. But next time I’d map out the bars ahead of time so more focus could be on the theme, and I’d also create challenges at each bar to spice it up.