Buckets and Tap Shoes

Buckets and Tap ShoesSo, I get home after a long day at work and a long slow drive home (because god forbid anyone should actually move their vehicles in the rain). I walk in the door, and I’m relieved to be home. Except that I have no food (that I want to eat), and I have an hour before Thursday night tv starts. I have coupons, so despite the cold drizzle, I decide to walk to Arby’s.

I’m on Emerson, heading south. I cross Lagoon, and I hear… drumming. Out of the corner of my eye I see blue t-shirts and a tent. I moseyed on over to the guys in the blue shirts and inquired as to what they were doing sitting outside in the cold and the wet and how the hell did they come to have a tent.

They’re Buckets and Tap Shoes. Playing at… the corner of Lake and Emerson. I was all, “I’ve heard of you!” I had just missed a tap number, apparently, as the three of them were changing out of their tap shoes.

Their tent was set up right outside the leasing office for Track 29 Lofts, where a launch party was being held. Some sort of open house type of thing. For Yet Another Condo Development that I can’t afford. Oh, wait, sorry, they’re townhouses, er, townhomes.

So, yeah, that whole thing was kind of strange. I suppose it would have seemed less weird if the weather were nicer. Anybody catch the band? Buy a townhouse?

2 Comments so far

  1. Dave Dash (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2006 @ 9:26 am

    Nobody who lives in any of these developments can really afford them…

    (yes, this is bait for the one or two people who bought a place with cash)


  2. Laura (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

    They also perform after Twins games outside of the Metrodome for tips.

    My brother grew up with Rick and Andy (the brothers) and danced with them until he was a teenager.

    Fun stuff.



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