I got to Rio Rita's at the appointed time and a few people eventually showed up with the guests of honor arriving about an hour later because of, let's say, complications. Since they got there so late and it had gotten so crowded, there was going to be an hour wait for a table. So, instead of the Mexican food I had my mouth set on all week, I ate a club sandwich at the Star Bar. If you ever want a club sandwich, go to the Star Bar. It was delicious.
At the Star Bar on Friday nights, there are usually trivia contests and an 80's dance contest. However, since Tone Loc was supposed to come up after his show at Antone's there was no dance contest and only three trivia questions were asked. According to the DJ, the main reason for the trivia contest is to keep everyone interested enough in what's going on that they enter the dance contest. Who knew?
All night long, I tried to convince people to go with me to Antone's to watch Tone Loc for even just a couple of songs but nobody would go with me. I have no problem with doing stuff like that by myself but I hadn't seen some of our friends who were with us in a while and that would have just been rude.
"Oh, well," I thought, "At least Tone Loc is going to come up here later." So, we waited. Then, we waited some more. At about 1:00 a.m. as I was coming out of the restroom, I had to stop as an entourage of people rushed by me toward the exit. I took a step back, looked up, and, by God, there was Tone Loc...leaving. He had, evidently, walked in, looked around and left. (I was only in the restroom about five minutes.) My sister and her husband and our friends, who were sitting at our tables near the stage/DJ booth, never even knew he had come into the club.
- No Mexican food or margaritas
- No trivia contest or dance contest
- No Tone Loc or Funky Cold Medina.
- One of the best club sandwiches I have ever eaten
- Good friends and lots and lots of laughs
- The Universe came through once again and let me have a very brief up close moment with Tone Loc.
He loves to do the Wild Thing, you know.