Wednesday, January 21, 2009

End of an Era? Trackside Tavern Fire!

I was so sad yesterday when I heard that Trackside Tavern had a massive fire about 5 am yesterday - it was pretty much destroyed. How horrible. I spent the better half of my 20s and 30s going to Trackside, watching Indigo Girls, Blue Prayer, Catbird Seat, Kristian & Andrew, Ashley & Mark (we still miss you Uncle Mark), Paper Dolls (and of course the infamous DeDe Vogt), She Said, Kristen Hall, Boink Dee Deek, Kodak Harrison and Shawn Mullins - just to name a few.

I recall all the birthdays we celebrated there, the "Baves" games we watched and just hanging out in the dart room? Eddie made the best tuna sandwiches and BLTs in the world. No one was better at singing Mac the Knife then Marty. I met some good friends there - life long friends.

I don't know if they will be able to re-build it but if they do, it just won't be the same. Farewell good friend - you don't have to call me Darlin' - - - Darliiinnnn!

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  1. I agree. I hope it can be rebuilt, but if it's not in the same location, it probably won't be the same. I loved that place. :( I actually cried about it.

  2. They have to rebuild. I wouldn't have any friends if Trackside didn't exist. I spent all of my twenties there.