Before social media, meeting co-eds at college meant leaving the basement.
Starbucks moved into the space on the opposite end of the block from the U of O bookstore.
It the seventies it was a college bar, the best place on the street for 21 and over students.
And everyone else.
Taylor’s was still open, but who wants to listen to drunk professors complain about their tenure, or lack of it.
That was the place for serious talk, serious drinking, and early evenings.
The other place was party and dance. If you remember the name of it, leave a comment.
One night the band kicked in. Three harmonizing ladies fronting a pounding rhythm section.
They looked primed for the big time, one of those bands you get to hear before you have to pay for a concert.
I was there alone, wishing I knew how to play guitar, wishing I had a band.
During my alone wishing time, around 11:00 pm, a fellow student took a spot next to me at the rail. [Read More…]
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