A long, long time ago, 10 years ago to be exact, Matt and I were standing backstage at the Baby Grand with Joe Trainor as we rehearsed City Theater Company’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. Matt was the body of the famous man-eating plant Audrey 2, and Jill provided the voice. Joe played piano and led the pit band, as he does. It was early May, and the three of us were trying to find a time when we could all hang out. This was before smartphones, so you used the calendar in your head more than the calendar on your phone. One of us suggested we get together on a certain day, and another one of said that we couldn’t do that day since it was, “uh, whaddaya call it, Cinco de Ocho.” We laughed so hard over this until we couldn’t breathe, and every year since then, the three of us have been trying to get together for a celebratory drink on May 8th but have always had some kind of conflicting plan. Joe had a gig, Jill was out of town, Matt had a show… something.
And this year, my friends, is no different. We will not be having our celebratory Cinco de Ocho drink with Joe Trainor because Hot Breakfast! will be playing a gig at The Social Lounge in West Chester starting at 9PM. It’s a damn fine excuse, really.
The Social Lounge is a venue in West Chester, PA. Colin McGetrick (of Wave Radio fame) is the host of that venue’s weekly showcase known as The Thirsty Thursday Roadshow, and this is our week!
What: A Cinco de Ocho celebration thanks to the Thirsty Thursday Roadshow!
Who: Hot Breakfast!, hosted by Wave Radio’s Colin McGetrick
When: Thursday, May 8th, 9:00pm 11:00 pm; maybe even until midnight.
Where: Social Lounge: 29-31 East Gay Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382
Cover: FREE! But please drink or eat something; that’s how they stay open, y’know.
Food & Drink: They have it! Pretty fancy and delicious stuff, too.
Parking: No idea. Whatever it is, I’m sure you can handle it, Scout.
Facebook Event: Here you go!
Will you be there to have a drink with us?
Come on out. We’ll toast to Joe.