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St. Pete Shuffle Presents: World Tournament After Party and Shuffle Art Show!
Friday, October 25th, 2013
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Music, Art, Cake and of course SHUFFLIN’!
FREE! (Donations greatly appreciated)
All Ages (Always!)
Live Music By:
6 Volt Rodeo (We’ll be dancing and swinging and shufflin’ all night!)
DieAlps! (Lovely, waltzy, shufflin’ tunes!)
Shuffleboard Art Show with Art by:
Rebekah Eugenia Lazaridis
Wendy Scarpa Osusky
Frank Strunk III
We have so much to celebrate! It’s the Shuffleboard Party of the Century! It’s the 100th Anniversary of Shuffleboard in Florida, the City of St. Petersburg will declare October 10th to be Shuffleboard Day, and the club is hosting the 2013 World Singles Shuffleboard Championship Tournament October 21st through
25th https://www.facebook.com/events/165343826989596/ for the first time in 30 years!! 15 nations are participating! Wait until you see this cake!
We have some of the most amazing St. Petersburg Artists who will have shuffle art for you to buy! Come join us for the Championship Tournament Closing party and let’s show these pro’s how we do it in St. Pete! This place matters. Thank you for helping to make the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club as vibrant and relevant as it ever was and for helping us keep one of the most unique parts of the city alive and well. There will be Cycle Brewing, cake (not the band but the confection), food trucks, and photo booths!! Keep St. Pete Shufflin’!
The international players will join us after their awards banquet!
Event photo by Todd Bates. Sponsored by Cycle Brewing
Everything I own is covered in mildew. It’s all garbage now. Ruined. I don’t know what to do.
The trite explanation for that is, when you see Earth from space, the borders disappear. You’ll be looking at Africa or Europe, and thinking back to what happened there 60 or 70 years ago, and you’ll be wondering: How could that little line right there have meant anything to anybody? You can’t even see it from a million feet away. But more important is that you can see that people all around the planet live more or less the same way. One of the guys on the crew put it best. He said we look like bacteria in a kitchen—we’re living in these sheltered little warm spots that have a nice supply of moisture. You can look down on a city and think, hey, I know that place. But then you wait half an hour, and you’re on the other side of the world, looking at a place you’ve never even heard of and, wow, it looks exactly the same.
So you make this link. You realize, “Those people are the same. They’re trying to solve the same problems the same way. They just have their own particular set of barriers and circumstances.” So it affects your response, when you hear about some idiot doing something stupid that has a negative effect on it all. You have to accept it; there are good dogs and bad dogs in life. You just wish that people could get a little more of that million-feet-away perspective.
The World Shuffleboard Tournament starts tomorrow! Opening ceremonies are at 9 am.