It’s been a while since we’ve stopped in at The Red Barn. Time to correct that! To the MBIP Mobile!
We are off and running at a speedy 25 MPH, we should be there before you know it.
See, we're here! Let's go inside and see what's going on at this Barn of Red.
Three steps inside of the door and I already see some familiar faces...
Here's Greg and Roxy who we just saw a week ago at the Heart of Illinois BBQ & Bluegrass Festival. Roxy has the exciting news that the festival has been given a green light for next year! Can't wait for that!
Meghan and Thomas were also hanging out at the bar and there's exciting news about these two that we'll be announcing soon, stay tuned and keep on scrolling to find out!
Okay all this picture taking is making me thirsty and lucky for me, Cherry is behind the bar looking pretty as ever and has an ice-cold beer at the ready!
One thing I think we all can agree upon is that Low Point simply ROCKS! After I took this shot, Cherry offered to give me a tour of the women's bathroom at the Red Barn. That, my friends, is an offer i could not refuse. Off we go...
Cherry begins the tour with a welcoming sweep of her arm, let's go take a look around in here...
"Somebody somewhere is sick of his shit" and what better place to remind us all of that than the bathroom where shit literally happens!
It's a little hard to read this graffiti, but it's a tribute to God, Captain Morgan, the person who invented the vibrator and to the owner of the Red Barn, Buffalo Dan who is rumored to be the man who actually did invent the vibrator.
Condoms, neon lights and glow sticks...let the party begin!
Here's the Tampon machine and check this out...
It's unlocked! Free Tampons for all at The Red Barn! Instead of ending that last sentence with an exclamation point, I probably should've used a period, but what are you going to do?
Toiletries and mints and more free Tampons, oh my!
Someone painstakingly wrote out all the lyrics to "Desolation Row" here.
I pray Lou Reed never sees this!
Cherry is going to be teaching English in Bali, Indonesia soon and a fundraiser to buy school supplies is happening on Saturday, October 4th starting at 7PM. I'm going to be there and so should you, there 's going to be live music, jewelry and artwork for sale and to be raffled off including...
This Grateful Dead painting by Cherry's dad, Bob Whitaker, who's been featured here on MBIP as I've been touring The Hofbrau House. I'm slowly finishing my first beer tour, but Bob has done it an amazing 116 times!
You can enjoy warm nuts fresh from the Nutt Hutt at The Red Barn.
I love this Pabst Blue Ribbon clock.
Spuds MacKenzie lights up this corner behind the bar.
Here's Del and Jim at the bar. These guys have been regulars here for quite some time now, Del said he started coming here in 1969 and Jim's been hoisting a glass in here since 1971. Cheers to these guys!
Meanwhile at this end of the bar Sarah and Roxy were enjoying a drink. I talked with Sarah and learned that she's a singer and songwriter that hosts open stage nights here once a month and also plays at Sky Harbor among other venues in town. Check out her facecrack page for updates to see her live. And I also learned that she not only lives in my apartment complex, she lives right above MBIP Headquarters! Okay, there has never been a better time to cue this up! I wonder if she's ever experienced the Angriest Ice Machine in the World?
Proving that it is indeed a small world after all, here's Don Keeley and Sherry who emailed me last year with plans of a Grateful Dead Saturday Night Cheeseburger party. Well before that happened, Don's home was leveled in the tornado that hit Washington, Illinois last November. Luckily Don wasn't inured and amazingly his record collection wasn't destroyed so he said the party will happen once his new house is all done. Stay tuned and check out this article that Phil Luciano wrote about a surprise party that Don's friends held for him after the tornado hit his house. Great to finally meet Don and Sherry in person!
Okay, now time for that big announcement from Meghan and Thomas that we promised at the top of this post...Meghan's running for President in 2016 with Thomas as her Vice President. If elected they promise to legalize all drugs, have free Tampons in every bar and fifty cent Coney Dogs every Saturday at The Red Barn...
Holy shitballs...their campaign promises are coming true even before they're elected! They've got my vote! We'll see you all tomorrow and hey...let's be careful out there!
The Red Barn
621 West Glen Ave.
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