Sunday, November 11, 2007

Stop #38; Marshall-Shadeland

Date: October 26
Neighborhood: Marshall-Shadeland
Pitt Stoppers: Jimmy D., Josh, Noreen, Al, Tuzz, Ed, Hez, Bobby D., Pteri, Toddy, Josh, Paul, and the crowd at the Stone Front.
Bar: Ed's Stone Front Cafe.

Sometimes everything clicks and a bar becomes magical. Mix together beer, music, and friendly people and out comes gold. This was one of those times.

As each of us entered the bar, a cheer erupted from the regulars. Everybody really got into the concept of Pitt Stops. People were talking about music, neighborhoods, the Teutonia Männer Chor, the City - just about everything. People exchanged kisses (I'm looking at you, Josh). A big, friendly dog was wandering around. People were sharing jokes and stories every direction you turned. Then the music came on. Good old music from the 1950's and 1960's. Everyone sang and everyone danced. Everyone was your buddy.

Like any magical experience, written words can't convey its true substance. I hope that the pics and video will do it justice. Thanks to the folks at the Stone Front for a fantastic evening.

Josh making his way inside.

Toddy, Noreen, and Josh in the way back.

Jimmy and Bobby D. giving some love to the decorations.

Even the Stone Front has its rules.

I cannot explain. (Identities have been protected.)


Al cannot hide his amusement.

More frivolity.

Dancing with Sis behind the bar.

The view of the bar.

Todd's putting a quarter in the slot.

Jimmy giving love to the champs.

Dancing at the Stone Front.


Jonathan said...

Curmudgeony then hilariously obstreperous, this was the best pit stop yet. Everyone at this bar was bigger than life--a yinzer heaven. Thanks to Bob and Toddy for breaking the waves of my sloshedness. Next time I'll try to eat some dinner at some point. Beer mattress.

Noreen said...

Best. Pitt Stops. Ever.

I only wish I got a picture of Josh & Larry...