Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Hotel Trypp can only handle 32 of us this year, so we are limiting the number of attendees. As of middle of Feb. we are completely sold out!!! Team Chicago (are we really surprised?) is back for another round at the Wiesn. Blackout and his crew have a year of experience under their belts now... Look out! Joe Sanchez will be attending for a record setting 16th time! Joe recruited a bunch of fellas from Maxim this year so the Maximites will be representing also! And this year Der Stinker has recruited a couple of future AA candidates. Welcome aboard Rip and Stam-Iam. We also have a few guys who are back after taking some time off... Mckibbin, Hahn, and Vondii are all back and rarin' to go. This year's class has 11 Rookies all vying for the coveted green hat. ROY '07 is still scheming to find a way to get the hat back, but it ain't gonna happen. Keep your eye on this space... more info coming
You should never be surprised by 'Da Man! He stepped up huge by flying in from Munich ONLY FOR OUR REUNION!!! Der Stinker and Herr Hasselhoff managed to show him a good time in SF for a couple days along with our wives. We didn't make it out of the Buena Vista Restaurant on the first day to SF, but managed to have some fun in the evening. Dinner at Asia SF (don't ask...) and a late night at Club Infusion topped off a festive day. Da Man dropped off the oldtimers back at the hotel and went out for round 2 late into the night. The next day was Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard St. and other tourist things.
Huge props to Da Man Christian Bullert for making the reunion very memorable.
Thanks to Leppie for letting us use his winery to host the party and to Der Stinker, Mabster, and Dee for helping with the setup. Vondii brought the A/V system that we watched Dee's great video with. If anyone wants a copy of the DVD that Dee made, let me know. I have more copies.