On our way to Bash Riprock’s, we stopped at a place called the Cowgirl Cafe. It was a typical country restaurant, with a very awesome mural on the side: a picture of two happy cowgirls smiling at me.
Lubbock, Texas is the birthplace of the original king of rock and roll, Buddy Holly. He changed his name from Holley to Holly for show business. 74 years later, Super Happy Funtime Burlesque arrived to put on a show for the citizens of this town, who still mourn the loss of their beloved leader.
The venue was called Bash Riprock’s. I have no idea why.
Though the audience was modestly sized, they were not modest with their approval of the show. They were very nice, and though the alcohol helped to make for some tense moments during the show, at the end, everyone was happy, smiling and hugging each other in congratulatory splendor.
The owner gave us shots.
Texas is truly like a different country, and we could feel that change the moment we crossed the border. The people in the audience were awesome. I met someone named Schmoo (sp?) and Peak (sp?). A couple named Aaron and Ashley, who were especially appreciative of the show, let us all sleep on their floor. Unfortunately, we had to leave their nicely air-conditioned home well before we had gotten a decent night’s sleep so we could get to Albuqwerty, New Mexico.
Thanks, Texas, for going easy on us.