Unlike RIIIIIITCHIIIIIIEEEEEE, we made it out of Clear Lake looking like humans, not birria.
Clear Lake was great, the Surf Ballroom, where RIIIIIITCHIIIIIIEEEEEE, the Big Bopper, and Buddy Holly played their final show, was open for peeking but not for business. They are hosting part of the Iowa Independent Film Festival and Kevin Costner’s band is playing there tonight.
Pulling up to the ballroom, we almost parked in the wrong spot.
We parked beside a Nissan. I took notes.
We headed towards the ballroom’s box office. Its famous sign was a little overgrown.
Inside, it was rockabilly (is this) heaven (no it’s Iowa).
TJ said, “If you’re gonna keep screaming Ritchie, go outside.”
After getting out all my Ritchies, I came back for some serious admiration.
We split and went antiquing. We are antique whores. We are not old sluts.
A series of magazine covers amused us.
Those were the bizarre iceberg’s tip. And it was a big tip.