“Lots of cool things happened” at BFXXI! Dennis appropriately named this fest, “The Harvey Fest”. Even with Hurricane Harvey bearing down on Texas, the fourteen attendees were treated to a most memorable fest. Instead of providing Bones Fest XXII T-shirts, Dennis had us dress in “cowboy reenactment clothing and accouterments which were promptly utilized to turn everyone into the cowboy idiom ‘drugstore cowboy – all hat but no cows.'”
Because of a smaller attendance, we had more time for personal visiting and exchanging bones-playing tricks. We performed at the Alamo and were treated to the IMAX film, Alamo: The Price of Freedom. Dennis was a re-enactor and wardrobe crew member in the film.
As Dennis wrote for the RBP Newsletter (Vol. 19, #3, p. 566), the attendees “…performed in Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders bar of renown
– The Menger Bar. And then they were promptly thrown out of the bar. Some people get thrown out of a bar just once for playing bones, but I have now been thrown out of this bar twice!!”
Rain, snow, a major hurricane, or being thrown out of a bar, will never deter bones players from letting the world know that they do exist!