Gonzo Birmingham 3
"That Dog Bites"
T-Top almost whipped a street guitarist's ass for calling him an ass-hole. For taking a pic of his Husky who was licking his hand. The dude says "watch out, that dog bites!" T-Top spoke to the chic on the ground next to the Siberian Husky, the petting approved and implied consent. The Husky had beautiful blue eyes, the girl had a brown hue all round her. The clothes, the hair/eyes, the imagined smell. The entitled 6th St.-type millennial never took his finger off the pick. He sat on top of a trash bin kept plucking the E string nervously. T-Top moved aggressively with a clenched fist. It went from 0 to 60 fast. Immediately we realized it was not worth it. We headed down the hill to our hotel. He called us "Yuppies" when we were 20 ft. away. We laughed.
"Blue Monkey at 9"
After the commanding Singles performance of Sock and Isner, confidence levels were high across the board at Legacy arena. Day 2 doubles, flag ceremonies, team introductions and respect to ball boys ans girls, and of course, the officiating crew. T-Top shouts at perfect 15 feet away volume "we love you Marijana". The beautiful Serbian tennis chair umpire, Marijana Veljovic, turns slowly to look at the Texas trio. Her confidence level kicked up a notch, similar to Sock's second serve. The Americans showed their colors and finished strong in the 3rd set. Tennis was done for the Texas trio, and when the stunning Serb walked by a clear message was sent. "We still love you Marijana, Blue Monkey at 9".
"Hopp Suisse, Seeing Red and I Need More Cowbell"
Now at 13th & Cobb, the cobblestone street lit with 100 year old gas lanterns. J. Clyde and the famous sauerkraut balls. "Best I've ever had," T-Top plainly stated. Over to the Blue Monkey. The lounge dimly lit. British Frankie pouring cocktails and Jess interacting with the regulars. Intimate.