First Picnic 2008

Luckily the Freaks and Geeks arrived on time today and managed to secure a picnic table at the popular Chippewa Falls park.  This was our first lunch in Irvine Park picnic area for 2008.  Crowds were heavy in the park and available tables went fast.

Gordon's hot soup was the most popular menu item, followed closely by Joanna's hot coffee, edging out Thorston's hot chocolate.

Mojo Lemon at the Snout

Though still shy of a freak quorum, Snout regulars were joined this evening by the Chippewa Falls Chapter, Freaks and Geeks President, and High Queen, Joanna Dane. Braving the smoke, and wired on latte, Joanna, who tore up the dance floor to the sounds of Mojo Lemon was a bit of a surprise visitor at the Snout. Earlier in the day oddsmakers gave her only a 10% chance of later Snout attendance.

Monty Hall Trio at the Snout

One of the larger trios I have seen, with four members, the Monty Hall Trio bills itself as a "Funky Blues Rock" band. I think they had picked up a guest conga drummer for the evening at the Snout, explaining the extra body on stage. Overall, the experience was a good one. A young band, I think the members will be musicians to watch in the coming years. photo: John Pollock


No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

Hunter S. Thompson