This summer is just flying by. I can’t believe we are almost to the 4th of July! And you know what that means — fireworks! And in the gossip world, that means more than the sizzling things that are shot up in the sky. So go ahead and relax, take off your shoes, stretch out on a blanket and enjoy Boozie’s very own print pyrotechnics.

Gumbo Key draws thousands
Last Saturday, thousands of people headed down to tiny Robinson Island, situated near Perdido Pass, for Gumbo Key. In its second year, Gumbo Key is the brainchild of Krispy Kreme and Homeport Marina owner Mac McAleer, who also acts as the mayor of the island for the day. A large barge floats in and music is played for all those floating around in everything from noodles to yachts. This year, music was provided by Wes Loper and the Adam Holt Band.

My spies said the weather was perfect, people were in good spirits and everyone was having a good time. I’m told there was absolutely no shortage of beautiful girls in bikinis and there were even several four-legged friends seen floating around on rafts.

Thousands turned out for the 2nd annual Gumbo Key, near Robinson Island last weekend.

Thousands turned out for the 2nd annual Gumbo Key, near Robinson Island last weekend.


Organizers were very adamant that the citizens of Gumbo Key “leave no trace,” and to make sure they were disposing of all litter (i.e., beer cans) properly.

The next morning, you couldn’t even tell anyone had been out there, much less thousands of people. Perhaps it was all just a figment of the imagination after all?

Thank god it’s bird poo
When have you ever uttered those words? But word on the beach in Fairhope is that a cr*p-load  of poop found on it a couple of weeks ago, is “avian” in nature, according to tests conducted by the city. Originally, it was thought it might be human, perhaps “dumped” by a passing ship, so to speak, leaving everyone to utter a collective, “ewwwwww.” Sunbathers can now rest easy.

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs
A spy recently alerted the Boozester to the signs popping up in front of Kimberly’s Bar on Old Shell Road in Midtown. One read, “Soup of the Day: BEER” and another read “Free advice: $5.” My spy said it just put a little smile on her face, so I thought I would pass along so you could notice on your next trek down OSR.

Well kids, that’s all I have this issue. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or just same plain ol’ Gumbo Key lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!