Saturday, March 15, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Weekend 30 Years Ago in 1984

One of the great things about keeping a journal is that you can look back 20 or 30 years and see exactly what you were up doing. MARCH 15, 1984, was on a Friday and after school, I drove to Woodstock, Illinois, (from Round Lake Beach) and deejayed at the old McHenry Courthouse (or possibly the Woodstock Operahouse). I was not happy as I had to tote the equipment up two long flights of stairs and, even worse, had to park around the corner of the building, causing a real long walk to get to those TWO LONG FLIGHTS OF STAIRS. //// But, it was ideal place to have a party. I set up behind the old judge's bench in an actual old-time courtroom which had been draped in black crepe paper in honor of the Irish wake theme of the party. //// A casket with occupant was further provided although the occupant, far from being dead, was seen to imbibe and talk with well-wishers. //// At the onset, I had problems with the sound, but got it going and we had a great time. //// I was paid $125 and afterwards had those wonderful stairs and long walk, but had fun overall. //// --RoadDog

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