Have no fear, the best time of the year is finally here! Boozie is filled with Nappies cheer! Gotta celebrate all the winners with a beer. Time for me to switch gear(s)!
I’m just going to throw this out there: Next year Lagniappe needs to have a “best rhyming columnist” or even “coolest columnist” category, because we all know who would win. *Cough* Me *cough*. Also, I know I am y’all’s favorite Lagniappe columnist, but y’all must have been too busy being hungover and eating Foosackly’s to vote for me. I get it, no hard feelings. Just don’t let it happen it again …
The Nappies haven’t been the only things happening. This past weekend so much was going on Boozie could hardly keep up, but that’s the way I like it. More stuff to do, more beers to consume.
Hello, Mr. Prez
Last Wednesday former U.S. President Bill Clinton was in town raising money for his wife, Hillary’s, presidential campaign. It is said the Edingtons over on the E-Sho really threw a nice dinner party, but Boozie is guessing if I had paid 5 grand for a fundraiser I better be getting something good. And hey, where can I find a husband who can raise $250,000 for me in three hours?
Anyway, the former Prez landed at Brookley Field around 5 p.m. and made his way over the bay. Boozie is guessing since he had a police escort they didn’t get stuck in Bayway traffic. Ugh, not fair. But what gets Boozie is the welcome committee. Nothing says Sweet Home Alabama like people sitting in lawn chairs in the front yard with Trump signs. That is a sight Boozie wishes she had seen.
Boozie is told former President Clinton was served the best of best. Nappie winner Bay Gourmet was chosen to cater the event. And guess what is an even bigger honor? Bay Gourmet was asked to cater the Nappie Awards, so maybe we will even get to sample some of the same vittles the president munched on. Although I do I think I remember hearing he is a vegan now, so since Boozie is more of a carnivore I may need to be careful what I wish for.
Blue Angels’ Pensacola Beach Air Show is one of Boozie’s favorite days. It brings together some of my favorite things, like day drinking, boat rides and entertainment.
Judging from the turnout, Boozie isn’t the only person who enjoys this artistry in the air. And what better way to show you’re proud to be an American than shotgunning from an American flag-designed beer can before 9 a.m.? Or taking red, white and blue Jell-O shots on the front of a boat while jets fly over? Boozie can think of a few things but not many. I will add American flag weenie bikinis to the list; that is always a sight to see.
Speaking of sights to see, this was the Blue Angels’ first show since the recent tragic crash and they did great job, pulling out a few new tricks. Boozie doesn’t know how they do it but it’s always so amazing.
The 6th annual Dauphin Street Vault was last Saturday night, and the atmosphere had vaulters flying high. Some athletes set personal records and many said it was because of the energetic vibe of pole vaulting on Dauphin Street.
Dauphin Street Vault was started to promote health and wellness through athletics, and to promote pole vaulting. Boozie must say that after seeing the pictures Dan Anderson took for Lagniappe, I would like to give pole vaulting a try — but I think I missed my chance. Let’s just say I’m not as aerodynamic as I used to be.
Somewhere on a beach
Somewhere on a beach is right. This past Sunday night Dierks Bentley played at The Wharf along with Randy Houser and Cam and Tucker Beathard. Boozie’s concert spy said everyone was getting a little sideways, including Dierks. At one point he pulled a guy up on the stage to shotgun a beer with him. That’s my kind of concert! My spy also reported there was a guy in the bathroom jumping urinal to urinal while peeing. And we girls think the guys are the lucky ones with concert potties.
Boozie also heard Dierks puts on quite the show. During “Drunk on a Plane” there was an actual front half of a plane on stage and Dierks was dressed as a captain, dancing around then ripping his pants off. Hate I missed that.
Not only was it a great show, according to my spy, but he also said New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was spotted in VIP. Sounds like Dierks took Sunday Funday to the next level!
Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ Prezident lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!