Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dunk You Very Much

Saturday, September 8th was a highlight-filled day. I spent the entire day in the village center of my town -- Wauwatosa, WI.

We have a great Farmers' Market every Saturday for about 5 months. Besides fresh fruit and vegetables, the market has a musical performance. Today, my newly formed band -- The Rogue 6 -- was the entertainment. I had a complete blast playing with my friends in this group. Typically we're six people -- hence the "6" in our band name -- but today we were only four. No matter. We have plenty of songs or "tunes" to choose from. We played for about 3 hours before going back into our set and choosing to replay a few songs. It was also great to see so many friends and family members come out to enjoy the day with us.

After our performance, we hung out at Wauwatosa's annual Tosa Fest. What a great time we had. Music, beer, food -- what a great way to celebrate the end of summer!

However, despite the fun I had playing and listening to music at the festival, it wasn't the day's highlight. No, the day's highlight was this: dunking local Wauwatosa Alderman Bobby Pantuso on the very first pitch thrown.

Yep. They announced Alderman Bobby would be entering the dunk tank. Tickets were six balls for $5. I instantly jumped in line to buy some balls. As luck would have it, I was the first to throw too.

A dry Bobby positioned himself atop the dunk tank drop board and I lined up my first pitch. I set my sights, reared back and let pitch number one go. BAM! I missed the target left ... but only a little. It hit the bar supporting the target and down went the Alderman!

One pitch, one dunk. Perfect. I'm so happy.

After that throw, a fellow came up and told me that I needed to move back. Pitches 2 through 5 were close, but I wasn't able to dunk the Alderman again. Pitch 6, however, glanced off the button, but it wasn't a direct hit enough to trigger the drop board.

No matter. After pitch number one, I could just have walked away.

That one was that sweet.

What a fun day!

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