Party at Blues City Cafe


Blues City Cafe on 2nd Ave. and Beale

It was almost tradition like that every time we were in Memphis for Elvis week or any other event (this time being the Last Man Standing shows) we always wound up at Blues City Cafe for ribs, at least as long as I've been in town with "the clan".  This time was no exception but in addition to enjoying the great ribs we had the occasion to celebrate four birthdays at once on August 14th, the night before the shows as most had arrived that day.


Bob and JoAnn
Photo Ella Shepherd


Steve and Ella

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Ella, Gail, Scotty, Angela and DJ

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Most of the friends turned out, more actually than anticipated and that Kevin Kane, our gracious host, proprietor and all all around great guy had been told to expect.  It was as if every friend had a friend and then they had a friend who had a friend (you know, sort of like the way secrets are kept), but as in "Age before beauty", I got my seat first.  The excellent staff there went out of their way though to ensure all were served and we were left wanting for nothing.  Many thanks to them and Kevin both, hope we didn't wear out our welcome.


Scotty, Jerry and Bucky

Photo Ella Shepherd


Bucky and Scotty

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Billy and Kevin

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Kevin and Scotty

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All the usual suspects showed and a few new faces to boot.  As mentioned previously we also got to celebrate the coincidentally close birthdays of Margi, Mia, Molly and Pete (sort of has a ring to it like a Swedish Rock band), in case the pictures of the cake didn't give it away.  Sorry, I'm not allowed to divulge the ages, except Pete's, he's 52.  I know cause I was at his 50th two years ago and the math isn't difficult.  By the way, don't drink with the British, unless its on their soil, in which case we're like gods cause we tip.


Ashley and Scotty

Photo Ella Shepherd


Pete and Liam

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Patsy, Ella, Angel and DJ

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Kathy, Billy and Patsy

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There was plenty of hamming it up for the camera(s) and we practically took up the whole room doing it.  Scotty managed to get his picture taken with a few of the women.  He really hates that.  I don't mind though cause I charge them a dollar a piece to get in the picture and then .75 cents more if they want 4x6 glossies (plus shipping and handling of course).


Ella Patsy and Scotty

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Margi

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Stella and Pete

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Ella, Angela and DJ

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We really appreciated also the understanding of the fans present for giving Scotty his space and allowing him to enjoy this time there with his friends, which as you can guess is down right impossible for him in Memphis especially during Elvis week.  We also apologize for that Boston guy (what accent) in the party that ran block.  He meant no disrespect to anyone but is a little bit rotund and tends to get in the way.


Fred (having one to many beers and not knowing which way we were sitting)

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Mia, Paul and Bucky

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Ella and Scotty

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Ella managed to get in a few pictures, but then hey, its her camera.  Unfortunately Kevin had nowhere to sit and had to stand for almost the whole time.  Eventually though Ella got up, no doubt to run from the camera and Kevin managed to steal her seat.


Jimmy, Bucky and Scotty

Jimmy seemed to be really enjoying himself.


Margi, Pete, Molly and Mia

The last time Paul and Mia were here we had cake too, only it was their wedding.


Mia and Paul

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Liam, Steve and Dave

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Jacques and Kittra

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DJ

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Anyway, it was a great party and a great way to kick off the week.  It was great seeing everyone together again at the same time.  Happy birthday and many more to the Swedish Rock band and next time save me some cake will ya?


"Too much" bedtime, not enough sleep
Photo Ella Shepherd


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James V. Roy
September 5, 2007

 

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