When we moved down here to Key West for the winter (and maybe longer), I wondered how I'd continue to get material for the blog - I mean how often can I write about days/nights out at our favorite bars or seeing our favorite musicians?? After awhile I figured that would get stale - not of course to us because we're living the fun life, but to all the readers of our blog who have come to expect us to write about all the different places/experiences we've traveled to or seen. So I promised myself that I'd only write when there was something fun to say and cool or humorous pictures to show. Maybe I'll write less often than before, but that's OK because when I write it will be because we want to share a new experience or place! Well last night's experience just about screamed for a blog entry!!!
What started out as a fantastic drinks/dinner experience on our friends Brett and Jill's sailboat Muircu with their hometown friends Jan and Bridgette, evolved into a true Key West one of a kind (maybe) experience. But first I need to do dinner justice - Brett truly outdid himself making lobster salads that looked so beautiful no one wanted to destroy the masterpieces by eating them - but not for long as we dug right in!!! Thanks for a fabulous dinner guys!
While we had planned on first hitting the Sunset Pier to hear Scott play, the cool weather and our timing caused us to rethink our plans and hang out for some additional cocktails on Muircu. Then we all piled into their van for the trip into town where we hit the "tranny show" at Aqua - now for all you that don't know what a "tranny show" is, it is a singing and dancing show by a group of heavily made up and costumed transvestites at a gay bar. Yup, I can imagine your thoughts....keep reading!! Our first experience was on the sidewalk outside of the club where Jill and Bridgett almost weren't allowed in because they didn't meet the height test - they didn't come up to the Swedish bombshell Inga's rather enormous chest protrusions (this is a family blog after all). Now I've heard of having to be a certain height to ride the go-karts or the roller coaster but that usually involved a yardstick as a measuring guide...welcome to KW!!!! As it turns out, Inga (who you'll see more of in a minute) is an ex-NFL player - gotta wonder what her/his teammates think of her now. Some NFL'ers go on to be sports commentators or coaches - but I bet not many have chosen Inga's post NFL profession - too bad, she was a riot!!!
Next we were met by our very upbeat shall I say waiter Chris who seemed to be having more fun dancing and frolicking around to the music than any of the patrons - how come gay bars always have the best dance music??? We grabbed a banquet along the side by the bar although once the show started, not many of us stayed seated - it's a very interactive event shall we say.
Well Reba was followed by a progression of costumed lip synching singer/dancers one funnier than the next. Inga was at one time the pirate wench swigging a bottle of rum,
Jan our fabulous designated driver took us safely back to the marina and reality - although as we've always known, reality can be a very warped thing down here in KW. Mid-way through the show Doug and I were thinking how much fun we'll have bringing Bob and Stephanie here when they come to visit us!!!! After last night, we now realize that no trip to KW is complete without at least one visit to the "tranny shows!!!!" Visit at your own risk......
Tonight we are hitting a Peter Mayer concert - Peter is Jimmy Buffett's lead guitarist and a really great guy on top of that! We met Peter when he played up in New Hampshire with our friend Scott Kirby a couple years ago. This is what we love about KW - there's always some great music to hear whether it's at a gay bar or in a concert hall or just out on the pier!!!
Happy Birthday, Dee Dee!!!
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