(The Flamingo Drive-In Theater)Six months of planning and I fumbled on the movie portion of the evening. As planned I was showing the 1943 black and white classic "Casablanca" for the first movie...
Now as wonderful and timeless a classic as it is, when you have a Drive -In theater filled with mostly 18 and under... black and white, 1940's heart breaking love story's isn't exactly what the crowd demands... So after about 10 minuets I took Casablanca out of the project and put on our second feature for the night "The Birdcage"
Now a lot of you are provably thinking "WHAT DOES BIRDCAGE HAVE TO DO WITH THE 50'S?!"
And the correct answer would be nothing! The scene where Robin Williams says "YOU ARE FOSSE, FOSSE, FOSSE, MARSHA GRAHAM, MARSHA GRAHAM, MARSHA GRAHAM, MADONNA, MADONNA, MADONNA!" Has become a huge inside joke with the cast and thats what they wanted to watch. The beautiful thing about the Drive-In is you really don't have to watch the movie, its more about being together with good friends and enjoying summer. So people ate, played board games, and a few of us made our way back into the lounge to toy with the piano again.
Friend Michelle even composed a song to commemorate the evenings events and our growing friendship.
Here are the words...
"As Time Goes By,
Mickey you and I become good friends.
Wish I didn't live so far away
Mickey I would stay much longer than I do.
I do, I do
Mickey My friend!"
Wasn't that nice of her?! This song was the climax to a wonderful evening not to long after the guests started to depart group by group...
(The steadfast Casablanca regulars Kayla, Pam, and Brannon)
After most of the guest departed there were 4 of us left, Michael, Dorthy, Cynthia, and Myself. we sat out in the Drive-In under the stars chatting about my red neck neighbors, historic parts of Missouri, theater you name it! But as the clock drew closer to midnight Dorothy and Cynthia loaded up and headed for home. Micheal and I stayed up talking until it was 1:30am before exchanging goodbyes and thank you's! Then I went through the yard and house turning off the lights one by one and when I pulled the chain on the last light bulb "As Time Goes By" was over...
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I know iv said it a million times on the blog here, BUT Id again like to thank Michael for coming, I'd like to thank Chris Pantry, Debra West, and Nick Drummond for making the effort to attempt to come (You'll get here someday!), I'd like to thank all the people who attended and dressed up! I'd like to thank all our entries in the photo contest (the winners will be revealed later this week) A Special thanks to all of you super nice people who sent things to add to the party, and Also all of you blog readers in general for listening to me whine about house work and party prep for the last 6 months! You readers make this blog what it is! Without you guys, i'd just be a 20 yr old smart mouth writing about a shack way out in the country you people are the Magic that is The Casablanca Hotel and Resort.
This brings me to my final topic of the day, During the party my friends and fellow Thespians....YES I SAID THESPIANS were in awe that Michael had made the long trip to come and be a part of the party.
They'd ask "Well why is he here exactly?
Me: "He reads my blog and I read his"
Them: " Wow people must really like you if they follow your stories about this place"
Me: "They do, im not sure why haha, but they do!"
Them "well that's cool... I love how you can turn what other people see as nothing into something spectacular"
Me: "Yup because sooner of later, 'Everyone Goes to Mick's'
So dear readers I ask you What do you "like" about Everyone Goes to Mick's? What makes you read and comment?