Steam Donkeys Celebrate “Happy Hours” Tonight
by Buck Quigley - posted 11:39 am, March 23, 2012
In an effort to elevate the region’s happiness quotient, the Steam Donkeys will perform from 5:30pm-8:30pm tonight at Sportsmen’s Tavern. Labor leaders, business moguls, political operatives, philosophy professors, bicyclists, board chairmen, bankers, and members of the local honky tonk community are praising the move.
“I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve had a long week. Thank God it’s Friday, and thank God I can enjoy a cold beverage and honest original music for a full three hours after I punch the clock today,” said one health care professional, on condition of anonymity.
“When we were offered this “Happy Hour” gig, I was initially hesitant,” recalls Buck Quigley, songwriter and front man for the Steam Donkeys (a noted music act and global think tank), “I didn’t think it was fair that happiness be limited to just one hour.”
The band held out for three, and the booking agent was only too happy to comply—since he didn’t have to pay them anything extra.
What’s more, legendary Stone Country will follow on the same stage starting at 9:30pm. Friday is payday for many western New Yorkers, and the mix of pleasant weather compounded by the presence of delightful company and great eats has the potential to create a “perfect storm” of happiness, with a chance of delirium.