Mr. Flood's Party Reunion Party
Everything lately has been blamed on El Niño. It's high
time this web site got on the bandwagon.
El Niño Does it Again
Though the first inklings of activity in putting together the summer's
premier Western Swing event historically come in late February when Alan
begins his annual agonizing over a date for the event, this year, clearly
due to the unusually warm season we have experienced caused by El Niño
(or perhaps not so clearly), things started a bit earlier.
In late January, Alan got a call from Zeke Mallory with the idea of putting on
a Mr. Flood's Party reunion. Would the Cadillac Cowboys like to
be involved? Would we like to combine our regular event and this monster blowout?
Needless to say, everyone who has heard of this so far has been extremely warm
to the idea, again, clearly due to the El Niño effect. Alan's own enthusiam
for the idea springs solely from the warm, nostalgic feelings for the great Flood's
days, and not, as some would intimate, from the relief of knowing that there are
several other people who have taken the proverbial longhorn by the horns and are
taking on some of the planning.
The First Robin
Zeke along with Ned and Raul and David L. and JoAnne M. and Marge E. are in
Some people first worry about getting all their ducks in a row and then
act while other people act and then let the ducks get in line to participate.
Alan seems to be in the former category and envies those like Zeke, in
the latter. If you remember last year, the date wasn't set until late April,
admittedly due to extenuating circumstances like Kevin moving about 12,000
miles away. This year, thank goodness, Zeke just went for it. No messin'
around. So, ...
Date is set
Current rumor has it that July 11, 1998 is the day, the big day.
Pencil it in, folks. Better yet, use a pen. Let your kids color in the
day on the calendar in crayon! This is the Saturday before the Ann Arbor
Art Wars and so there should be no excuse as to why you either couldn't
make it because you were busy with the Art Wars, or alternatively, that
you had gotten the hell out of town to avoid them.
Several other musicians and bands from the old days have agreed to play
at the Reunion. Don't miss it.
By the way, The Cadillac Cowboys / Country Volunteers will playing
the night before at the Top of the Park in Ann Arbor.
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