Casino Niagara is coming alive with its presentations of Flair bartending. This weekend the Casino celebrated its annual Fun A Polluza event. This weekend saw the introduction of a Cow Bell that solicits tips from people wanting to be part of the fun. We were wacking that thing hard with every $20.00 tip stuck to our foreheads. I had arranged for a cordless Mic to MC the happenings on Quench bar and off we went.
Robert "Bobby" Orr. (Who else but Canadian Parents would name thier son Bobby Orr. None the less. Bobby did his first ever live solo show for a very busy bar and the crown knocked his socks off. After winning international trophies in Hockey and other sports Bobby tells us he has never felt a rush like the one he felt with a solo Flair show.
I was up an hour later with a safe show from my archives of flair moves. Complete with a broken bottle and the intentional dropping of a 10 shaker tin stack over my back. Thanks to Sean Oana for teaching me this mess making move. The crowd goes crazy.
Headlining is Shane Roach. Moving up the FBA Pro tour points game Shane was ready. With some old school Twisted Sister "I wanna rock" blasting the house Shane was dancing and going crazy.
I stepped to the side on the mic and beside Scotty. Scotty is another up and coming flair bartneder that was working the Cow Bell for the crowd. Let me tell you he was working that bell really hard. Being beside Scotty ment that I was UNDER the BELL. He was banging away when suddenly he missed. No he did not miss his spot on the bell. The Bell was no longer there. It fell. The Cow Bell Fell.
ON MY HEAD. Like a rhyme out of a Dr. Suess book. "The Cow Bell Fell. "
A bit dazed I did not miss a beat screaming for Shane. I turned and someone said the immortal words
" Hey .. your bleeding". I had blood gushing out of my head. Off I go to medical.
It was just a little gouge however. A little pressure and some tape strips later. I was good to go. The nurse gave me the option of stitches in the hospital and even offered a cab to the Emergency room. I decided that the ER at 12 o'clock on a Saturday night was not an effecient use of 5 hours and headed back to the bar.
So next time I say something that is just not right. Feel free to ask
" Did you get hit with a Cow Bell or something?"
Out for now.