Archive for January, 2009

FOUND: The Great Scott Mystery Solved

January 17, 2009

Found:  Following a great local rock show at the Paradise, The Shoegazer and friends proceeded down to that great bastion of floor money, Great Scott, for its Friday night ritual “The Pill”.  And low and behold, later in the evening, a crumpled $1 bill came into view beneath the bar stools and quickly joined the ranks of The Shoegazer’s dwindling stash.

Location:  Here’s another one from Great Scott.  Since the inception of this blog, The Shoegazer and many of the blog’s regular readers have theorized why cash turns up on the floor of the bar with such frequency.  And not just below the bar stools – the trail of cash leads to the tables by the windows, the dance floor, and even the stage.  But the question remained – why is Great Scott so lucky while fewer finds are made at similar venues, like The Middle East and TT The Bear’s?  Alas, The Shoegazer has figured it out.  Great Scott is a cash-only bar that also does not do tabs, meaning that every drink purchased is a separate cash transaction.  While many bars see a majority of their bar sales on credit cards, Great Scott’s old-fashioned cash register swallows up each and every dollar not designated as a tip or cast off to the floor.

Source: Hopefully one of several rude, pushy people who slammed into The Shoegazer and friends on and near the dance floor.

Destination: A night that includes Great Scott often leads to a morning that includes Anna’s Taqueria, and the crumpled dollar was unraveled and spent at the Davis Square Anna’s on a foil-wrapped half-pound of deliciousness.


FOUND: 2009’s First Dollar

January 11, 2009

Found: After being out of action for well over a week due to illness, The Shoegazer decided he had his fill of staying in and ventured out to an old favorite spot – Love Night at Common Ground. The 80’s night has been going since 2001 and The Shoegazer has long been a fan of the night, sometimes attending regularly and other times stopping by once in awhile. The bar, located in Allston between shoegazing hot spots Great Scott and O’Briens, is the site of previous finds. In The Shoegazer’s first real night out of 2009, he started the year off right, plucking a wrinkled $1 bill from the floor. DJ Fabulous took some pictures of this bill in a compromising position, and they’ll be posted shortly.  In the meantime, entertain yourself with the lucky dollar finding itself the center of attention here:

finding a dollar was just one of the things that made this a fun night

finding a dollar was just one of the things that made this a fun night

Location: This dollar was found lying in the middle of the floor near the tables on the bar side of Common Ground on Harvard Ave., in Allston, MA

Source: As the bill was too far from the bar to have fallen off it, it’s likely this one was hastily shoved into a pocket (where it did not stay) after a bar transaction.

Destination: After its moment in the sun courtesy of a photo shoot by DJ Fabulous, the bill went into The Shoegazer’s pocket, where it stayed until being relinquished on the evening of January 10. The Shoegazer gave this dollar to a cocktail waitress at an apres-ski party in the main lodge of Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire.