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I LOVE CANADA!
THE HEADSTONE'S A COOL BAND FROM CANADA!
The reasons Why Canada Is near And dear to me is it's always showed me a good time! That's right, the people of Canada Rock! I will share a little of what I experienced in My travels, at least what I recall. I will tell a story or two and of course try to keep this somewhat about music. So I Recall being 20, I had a few hundred bucks and I wanted to take a road trip!
I got into my Beater of a car, at the time it was 1988 Oldsmobile which Had a big back seat for the ladies. Driving down the road in my motel on wheels, The 20 foot tan luxury car was a poor man's limo I somehow picked up for under $500 bucks. It had power seats, a golden tan and I thought I was the coolest cat to ever have driven one! I sang out loud to music I'd never heard before picking up the Canadian radio stations. Drinking down my Tim Horton's coffee driving down the ice slicked roads to nowhere.
Back Then the exchange rate was double your money meaning $300 was more like $600 so not only was I in for a good time but I felt like I was rich! After crossing over the bridge and somehow answering the silly questions they ask when you cross over. I recall driving around in CANADA Going ok, NOW WHAT! So, I drove, and I drove and well, I drove! I had no idea where I Was going, how much a liter of gas was or how fast the speed limit was. I was Bevis and butt head IQ Wise back then but I was in Canada to have a good time! I was sick of hanging out with the same old friends, doing the same old thing and was willing to drive to the north pole to do so.
I ended up after what seemed like a drive through Texas arriving at LONDON CANADA! 500 miles later I Pulled into a cheap whatever the hell it was, hotel, motel. I had no suite case, nothing I tested the bed for a second, see'ed if it bounced and well, proceeded to check out the CULTURE, the night life, Umm THE WOMAN! I remember this night as if it were yesterday because after I left that hotel and Things really took off!
So I took My 20 year old moxy and Walked to the Near by Bar close to my hotel! A friend told me you could drink if you were 20 and I didn't believe him so not only was this a big deal to be out of the country by myself for the first time but it was my first time drinking in a bar legally. I Imaged this would all work out well for myself since the hotel I selected was 100 feet away! The bartender was HOT, I mean so hot I could hardly speak! So I sit down order a picture of beer! Ahh yes I heard about this stuff! Canadian Beer! Must be good I hear everyone bragging, talking about it, heck all I DRANK Was bud light so I would try it out!
The bartender say's $8 bucks, I look and smile and hand her an AMERICAN TEN! She's now my best budie! She talks about how the place will get crazy soon as a band is setting up! I'm immediately interested in staying to hear the bands and to talk more with the bar tender! So I drink the first LARGE Picture of beer down, I'm sorta already buzzed, So I do a stupid thing and order another! After the bands starts, I'm clueless to how strong Canadian beer is! The bar tender now almost flirting is talking with me what I'm doing in Canada ( Duh My stupid American Accent is giving me away! ) The smartest thing I ever said was "I'm out here on work" reason why this was so profound was she believed it. To this date I still think she thought I was rich but my 20 year old mind only knew one thing beyond how good she poured my beer was damn she's hot!
So the band starts playing, there pretty good. A funky blues band with a touch of rock and roll the ladies started filling up the place. I look around and it's a mix of college night meets a biker fest! I'm not used to
this mixing of everyone young and old but what Do I know is i'm 20 and drinking a beer in a bar yeah!! I notice everyone is hanging out with everyone and I proceed to keep giving ten's in American to the bar tender! I must have given her $50 bucks tip that night which end's up to be $100 Canadian! So her shift was over around ten and I'm hanging out at a table with a few people I have no idea who they are but they were cool! She sit's down next to us and tell's me her name is MIDNIGHT! To this day I have no idea is she was messing with me or for real but she said her name was Midnight!
So me and midnight start drinking vodka shots, her bartender buddy I forget his name is pouring them, I'm handing out bucks, I'm listening to the band. Now I'm kissing midnight and doing things on a dance floor that only a drunk 20 year old should be doing! I was having a very fun time and from the looks of it so was midnight. I was a walking party and the band was kickin ass I was loving the Canadian beer and I thought it was wonderful to chase it with vodka!
So, I can't recall the name of the band but they rocked, I awoke from first night in London, with Midnight, in a place I thought was my room! Half awake and she looked at me If we were strangers. Being 20 I didn't know the art of leaving early or making the excuse! To boot I was a wasted and Now I have no idea where I'm at! So I waited for a grin, a smile and for what seemed like an hour she smiled! Half hung over I tried to contain how happy I was that I awoke with her verse's half the people I was hitting on!
I'm being nice because I'm clearly in the middle of nowhere and I have no ride! I feel my wallet, it's still there! The girl is hot, so hot I think she's a little shocked we hung out! So putting the story of what wen't down that night slowly together! I take a moment to take a piss to and take some time to recall the blurry night! I look in the mirror and there is marker all over my head, neck, oh my god it's everywhere! So, the girl starts to laugh at me as I walk out of the bathroom, I hear others in the next room! It's clear there is still people partying and I'm still drunk and just woke up in a hot girls room somewhere in Canada! Ohh my god and I wonder what time it is so I'm looking for a clock and I turn around and BOOM! Midnight is well, NAKED! Omg, I'm playing it cool... We dance, and we listen to some band that sounds like the stills. I hope it is the stills but anyways the stills is a band I think just rocks! So From my trip of chasing down the strong Canadian Beer with vodka, hanging out with MIDNIGHT Till the morning time and somehow managing to make a hot girl think I'm cool for a moment I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!
So, We danced, we drank more, we did things 20 somethings do and it was now 7am! I was the best I could be half feed, half drunk and still dizzy from the night before but something about a hot willing girl makes most any hangover go away in an instant! I recall this because her friends were in the next room and we made noise, I mean so much noise they turned the radio up in the next room! When we were done and we went in the next room to hang out and meet her friends (of course my first time not in a black out meeting them) For some reason they all recall me and they forced us to do shots, to play some stupid card game I can barley recall! It was now 8am and I was again wasted! This time dependent on a ride back to my car and hotel room I began to really focus on making everyone like me in the room for fear of walking 100 miles back to London since we were an hour out of town!
The party full of 20 drunk People from Canada I don't know is raging big time! I'm having fun but worried I may walk into town, but town looks a good 50 miles away and everything outside of London was an hours drive away! So I Get in luck because there is one car and everyone is broke but me! I have no idea how this happened to me but a van full of my new friend Midnight and her friends and a guy friend of theirs all drove into town! I recall the word Ah being said over five hundred times but for some reason when hot woman say it it's sorta sexy. The morning was starting off to be allot of fun, in fact it was almost 9am and events like drive thru Mcd's something about the egg mcmuffin that nurses a hangover. After we eat the talk became beer and what kind to get. I listened to them talk it over all I heard was ehh, ahh, and some mention of a beer to get and off we went.
So it came time to have a few beers and my new girl budie asked me if I wanted to make some bucks! I looked and said sure, I only had a hundred bucks left somehow spending most my money the night before! So we cleaned up the bar me and her hot friends! It was the grossest thing you could imagine doing if you drank too much the night before cleaning up bar trash! Seeing hot girls sweeping up bar junk early in the morning is a buzz kill as well.
So all said and done the owner came in, Another hot girl and gave us all some shots, a cheeseburger on the house and a crisp $100 Canadian dollar bill! I was more than excited now that I knew the price of beer, how much to drink knowing there beer was double what our beer was strength wise.
I went to my room and got a call and my friend had to work and wasn't blowing me off just doing what hot girls do. I was on my own! Humm I thought where do I GO, What do I do? Humm... So I walk to the other bar that was to the right of my hotel. I thought well, Nothing could go wrong it's only within walking distance I will be ok! I had a few hundred bucks in my pocket, a confidence the size of New York city picking up some strange in ANOTHER COUNTRY! I was a hundred feet tall and having the time of my life in London Canada!
I was on fire, I was a 20 year old Jim Morrison and Nothing was going to stop my from having another epic night in Canada! So it's about 3pm, I'm at another bar and this time it's a Mixed crowd of what seems to be ages from 19 to 40 and the place to be! I meet an older woman at this dive bar, and she was let's just say very aggressive! So she's fun, we are drinking, I'm now asking people how to move to Canada because I love it so much! What I loved and picked up on was everyone just hung out with each other! There was a sense of a mixing bowl and it didn't matter what you drove or how much money you made. The beer was stronger the woman were hot and I was smitten with Canada. I loved London Canada, I loved the sound of the music and the fact they didn't follow American trends they just did there own thing.
TOP 10 THINGS I LEARNED IN CANADA AS A 20 YEAR OLD!
1. I learned the woman are Cool as hell and Hot!
2. Canada has it's own music scene over there!
3. The people say Ahhhhh Allot and It's sexy if a hot girl say's it!
4. Wished Canada's exchange rate was like it used to be!
5. Woman were fun I could hit on age's 19 to 50 good times!
6. The beer will mess you up fast and 5 pin bowling rules!
7. If you Tip a Bar Tender big TIME she will like you! ( Use your accent! )
8. THEY LOVE THEIR HOCKEY AS MUCH AS WE DO!
9. Don't worry how fast your going or the cost of a liter of gas have fun!
10. If they speak french agree, Flirt and smile
THE STILL'S A BAND FROM CANADA THAT ROCK'S!