Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Admitted To The Bar

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Sunday was was warm and sunny as I wandered around the Earth Day festival. I was thirsty but there was nowhere to buy just a bottle of water. The food stands all had long lines. There were a couple of bars but the only non-alcoholic beverage they sold was Red Bull. I don't quite get this product. Granted, I have never tasted it. The article cited in the link says that it would take 128 cans consumed in an hour to kill you. It originated in Thailand and was adapted for Western tastes by an Austrian businessman. Check the contents - I wouldn't drink it if I were diabetic. The entire concept runs contrary to the natural and balanced themes of Earth Day. Readers who have swilled the stuff are invited to comment.

Anyhow, I eventually found a stand sponsored by the Sierra Club selling fresh-squeezed organic lemonade. Just what this photographer needed.

HEY, I GOT A PRESS PASS, SORT OF: I have been contacted by a representative of The Character Project, a web site, book and touring photographic show exploring the character of Americans in pictures. Check the work on the web site - it's a knockout. The exhibit comes through St. Louis this weekend. The sponsors asked me to cover it on STL DPB. I got a VIP pass to the private opening Thursday night with permission to shoot the event. Should be on the blog Friday and Saturday.

TOMORROW: Thursday Arch Series

8 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe les photos sur le lien, des portraits vraiment magnifiques

B Squared said...

It is a common drink with youth today. In bars, they mix vodka or their poison of choice with it. Now I know I'm getting old.

Saretta said...

Doesn't appeal to me, but then, I've never tried it. Gotta try it before you knock it, I suppose. Good job on the press pass!

Virginia said...

I'm scared of it myself!

I'm interested the Character Project. I"m going to go have a look.
V

cieldequimper said...

Wohoo, a bar lawyer who didn't try the beverage at the bar because he still wants to be around to snap shots of characters. Well done! Red Bull btw I've tried once out of sheer curiosity. Not good, not bad but frightening. It was forbidden in France for a long time. Gimme red plonk anyday (er... and water!)

Dan Jaboor said...

Red Bull is fantastic with vodka. The caffeine & whatever other stimulants it's loaded with counteract the sedative effects of the alcohol. At least that's the theory......

Virginia said...

The website is wonderful. I'm buying the book. Thanks for the heads up B.
V

PJ said...

V and I thought we should ease you out of your day job slowly. Expect more cool stuff to come your way.

The lemonade sounds great...um, I think Earth Day may have temporarily lost its focus. Red Bull?