What a bunch of bull! New Years Eve with out champagne? What would the 'Pennstigator' think? I played at Caroline's tonight for the dinner hour...pretty mellow, but nice. I remember, or don't remember, all the New Years Eve's I've played over my 35 years or so of doing this music thing. I think Mountain Flyer played at a VFW hall in Ulysses Kansas once or twice and our drummer tried to run over Joe with his van, (why Joe?) Of course, we got a new drummer soon after (why is it always the drummers)? And how about the 'Clones of the Pioneers' gigs at the Hungry Farmer in "The Springs" with Barky Lew driving home with out a shirt and a tiara on his head(he would still be in jail if the cops had stopped him). Many years at the Lariat with Walter, Mac, Scott, 'Hot Rod' and Alligator Al and the 'Pirates'. One year with "Super Dave" at the Arboreal Club( I don't how it's spelled or anything about it, other than it's up by Mary Jane in Winter Park) We got a whole bunch of rich people to do a conga line and dance on tables. Dave and I barely made it there and back because a couple feet of snow decided to fall that night and they never asked us to play there again! I think one of my favorite's was at Jimmy and Patty's bar in Encampment Wyoming a few years back and we stayed at RG's wonderful bed and breakfast in Riverside. Mac got to share a room with Mike Hall instead of Rene because the weather was so bad that she couldn't make it. There was a contest the next morning between Jimmy and RG over who made the best Bloody Mary's (both excellent). WOW.... if I could remember all the New Years Eve gigs I've played?....I could write a book, but no one would believe it! Oh, the stories we could tell.