Thursday, June 21, 2007

In Rod We Trust

Rod Stewart recently married for the third time, to a blonde model (suprise!).

Some of you who knew me in college may have fond memories of the Rod Stewart Party, a.k.a The Best Party Ever Thrown. At some point during college, a few friends discovered out that we shared a common secret love of Rod Stewart. Yes, he's gotten a tad cheeseball in recent years, but he's still awesome. Don't believe me? Take a listen, or right click and save:

Stay With Me

Anwyays, during our last semester, we were thrilled to learn that he was coming to South Bend for a concert. However, being broke college students, we couldn't afford the tickets and opted instead to throw a Rod Stewart party on the front lawn of our townhouse. My friend Mary and I got out of class in the early afternoon and hung a giant "Welcome Rod" banner across the front of the house, and Mary ran out to the store to pick up a Rod CD. When she returned, she told me "I couldn't decide which one to buy, so I got all four." We loaded them into a multi-disc CD player, turned it up, cracked some Bud Lights, and spent the next, oh, eight hours or so sitting on our lawn, eventually joined by a large group of friends and neighbors, in a boisterous tribute to a British legend. Rod Bless America.

8 comments:

Liz said...

I think you forgot that we also made ourselves custom tattoos displaying varying Rod phrases. Also, not entirely sure but I do believe that party was the first documented occurrence of "pass it around until its done".

eileen said...

Right you are, Liz, on both counts.
I believe my tattoo said "With Rod as my witness"

p.s. we're the funniest people we know.

mj said...

I always thought it was the "Rod Stewart Tailgate Party".

Good times.

eileen said...

That WAS its name! But it doesn't make that much sense, since it wasn't really a tailgater. Rod wouldn't mind, though.

Beth said...

I liked how we had to throw our empty beer cans into the bushes while screaming "ROOOOOODDDDD" at the top of our lungs!

Big Al said...

One of my favorite moments was the ceremonial burning of the free concert tickets for some other singer songwriter guy show that we were going to see.... but then that bastard cancelled his tickets because he was "sick". I would never remember this on my own, by the way. But I have photo evidence of Mary Laf with a burning piece of paper in her hand. In Rod we trust.

ern said...

Viva la Rod!!! i think that was a tattoo...hilarious!

Mrs. V said...

Ok, where are the photos!!!????