Scenes from the Beer Tent…

Sure enough, beer tent = good times, and long lost classmate (Mike , in the middle) shows up. First time I’ve seen him in probably a decade. It was awesome catching up with him, as well as the other guys. And in this photo we have fully 25% of my graduating class!

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Much reminiscing and BS-ing ensued. The band played a lot of Bon Jovi and Poison, Def Leppard and Metallica. We even got to break up a little scuffle… Beer Tent Etiquette 101: If you’re from out of town don’t pick a fight, because chances are good that roughly half the people around you are brothers, cousins, best buds, etc. I don’t know who those two young guys were–someone said they were from Decatur–but they had to feel like (if you’ll permit the fish-fest metaphor) a pair of minnows in the walleye tank. They were dispatched to the curb and everyone had something to talk about. The official police presence was light this year, so I don’t know if they were arrested or not. Ah well, at least it wasn’t blood relatives or a girlfight this year…

And the ladies had a nice time as well. Here we have a happy reunion of trouble-makers…

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It’s the return of the blonde brigade!

BONUS: playing ‘identify the cousins’ with a non-Findlayite (and noting the looks of disbelief).

BONUS: ample port-a-pottyage.

BONUS: the wife in a miniskirt.

A good time was had by many. We had ourselves a real Roadhouse moment. And no one wrecked/crashed/was arrested on the way home.

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2 thoughts on “Scenes from the Beer Tent…

  1. You forgot to mention the amazing amount of strange individuals that were out before dark that had apparently all taken the freak bus from somewhere south of 16!!

  2. Good pictures, I’m sorry I missed it. I would have loved to see the Oldhams “escourting” the trouble makers out of the tent!

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