The Birth of Beefo Brady
this is the original postcard purchased here at the Ho Jo's lobby. (2007... Really?)
We played Buddha again with a really great band (Cinder) and then headed back to the hotel. We were scheduled to play some random place called K&K Concert Hall in Ocala Saturday night so we left for Kissimmee that morning.
After some Perkins and a couple of beef jerky pit stops we stumbled upon an old tavern by the name of "Beef O'Brady's." This giant sign seemed too good a name to just pass by only to be forgotten moments later. We decided to let the name live on by assigning it to a member of the band. It was a no-brainer that the prestigious title should be awarded to K. Two reasons: One- Ben already has a nickname, Brewy Brewerton, which he picked up on our Canadian Tour. Two- K has been obsessed with trying Taco Bell's new "Cheesey Beefy." So much so, that he even bought a round of Cheesey Beefys for the whole van in a state of happy delirium. From here on in, K's "spirit name" shall be Beefo Brady.
When we got to the next hotel, we immediately began running some more Frisbee drills. Ben stumbled upon a new catch called "The Thriller" and we got to document Zac on video demonstrating the aforementioned, "When You're a Jet, Your're a Jet."
Our excersises for the day came to a sudden halt when Beefo threw the flying disc of joy over the barbed wire fence :( We're still looking for a replacement. Why are the Howard Johnson's in Florida enclosed with barbed wire fence?? We don't know. But I mean let's think about this. Howard Johnson's.....Barbed Wire Fence. Howard Johnson's....and a perimeter of Barbed F-ing WIRE?!?!?! REALLY????
We swam in the pool a bit...played one of Zac's classic pool games called "Shark Attack"....then headed out for the show. Ocala is about one hour away from the hotel, so when we pulled up to the "venue" at midnight, found it hiding behind "Shucker's Oyster Bar," and heard things were running 3 hours behind.....we got right back in the van and drove the hour back. SORRY OCALA!!!!! We'll have to make up for it next time :)
Brewy and Zac got a couple drinks for the hotel room, Beefo and Mocha started recording some synth lines into the new sampler, and I chased an armadillo around the parking lot. (Florida Ho Jo's. Barbed wire and armadillos)