we saw the light

burns.jpgplaces everybody! showtime! The Rugburns Pre-show, Stinky, Steve, John, Doc Thanks for the good times last weekend. I know everybody is now back home ready to go contribute to the gross national product, but it sure was fun playing some rock and rollio for the nostalgic Rugburned peeps. We had a fantatsic time poring over the hits and non-hits of our past, present and future. The 23 people who came to The Cheers of Ramona warm up show were splendid and the 723 people who came to The House of Blues extravaganza were marvelous. Together they were splendarvalous creatures cradling stuffed olives in their martini hands, while listening to songs that brought them back to the days of Kelly's Pub, The Blarney Stone Pub and even Smedley's Baseball Inn, back in the days before the gaslamp district became Disneyland. The photograph above was taken about 23 minutes before we hit the stage with the reckless abandon of seniors limping off to a Sunday afternoon matinee. We were helplessly surrendering to our lupine instincts while staring at a spaceship we thought was the Moon. After whetting our rapacious appetites with a nibble of a backstage deli tray, we were hungry for more action so we listened to some ABBA and danced with each other to the song Waterloo. I can still hear the lovely refrain in the back of my disco stained skull. Waterloo - I was defeated, you won the war Waterloo - Promise to love you for ever more Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to Waterloo - Knowing my fate is to be with you Waterloo - Finally facing my Waterloo woh woh woh woh Waterlooooooooo! The Rugburns thank you and they extend their best Memorial Day wishes to you and yours. Ciao, Steverino