Saturday, March 21, 2009

What's In The Basement?

Sal and I have decided that we're gettin' old... the past week and a half has just 'bout took us down to a frazzle.... and we've got 1 more show and 2 more parties before we can yell "Uncle!". We're having fun but good God almighty, it's taking a toll, we both kinda stumble through our day until about 5 pm and then fire up for the night.

As such my blogging has quelled to a dull hum. I'll do better... I promise. Heh heh.



I got to roaming around in the basement of the theater we're in, The Royal in Macon Missouri, built in 1889, and I gotta tell you it's one cool old building. From the 12" X 12" rafter beams in the attic to the dark secret corners of the basement and the curving and dipping balcony, it's just an incredible old building. I snapped some pics the other night down in the basement, just some curious and cool things.


*Click any of the pics to see 'em bigger!*




An obviously overloaded toolbox in the shop area...







...loaded with "Hammers and powerful crap"







No one knew old Benny was such an awesome sign maker....








I'm sure there's a good reason, but I can't figure out why there's this set of heavy iron bars on this wall, separating two inside areas of the basement. What the hell did they keep down there??? The no pest strip is added ambiance.











A dark corner. Probably spooks back there.











Dueling radial arm saws *enter banjo music*











The place where they store all the door prizes. WINNER!











Okay this unlit corner under the stage.... a coffin? WTF? I've seen scary movies. I got the hell outta there before the sorority girls showed up in nighties and something grabbed my foot and dragged me down to hell.












The modified "boot camp" sign made me LOL.










Finally I turned the corner and went down the hallway towards the makeup room and lookie who was standing down there holding her stuff... and wondering what the hell I'm doing covered in cobwebs.










Later taters!







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9 comments:

Stacie said...

scary down there.
(that's what she said)

Cora said...

Hammers and powerful crap!! Lol. Too funny.

I kinda like the Boob Camp sign too. Hee hee hee.

mo.stoneskin said...

Hmm, I for one would never venture into a basement which has a barred window and some spare coffins.

Jerry said...

Sal's stance says it all - "What the heck are you doing?"

LOL!

Lee of MWOB said...

Oh yeah ! What an awesome tour! I have a feeling you could make anything fun!!

Greenmare said...

oh I totally love old basements, especially in big ole buildings like that! thanks for the tour!!!

Sassy Britches said...

Dueling saws and banjo music being cued. Sheesh! :)

Nice boobs, Cowguy.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Yeah, looks scarey down there! Any ghosts?

HAPPY MONDAY

- Jennifer

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Is this where we sign up for Boob Camp??