Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Mayor's Holiday Economic Development Ball

The First Lady and I love to throw great parties. Halloween Costume Balls, Murder Mysteries and all that stuff. This year, we planned a big campaign "fundraiser" party to end the year. The First Lady and I decided that we'd do our part for Affton's economic development by inviting about 150 devotees to the Ten Mile House...most of whom had never been there.

If Affton needs one thing, it's focused economic development. That only occurs when new, imported dollars come to town from the outside. "What's easier than having friends over for drinks?" I thought.

Anyway, I threw a band together with some great and talented friends and a few fun wigs and we classic rawked our way through the 70's and 80's with all our friends. I was amazed. We must have timed it well with the holiday break becuase there were friends in from Chicago, Pensylvania and other places. I think about 10 people from O'Fallon spent the night at the Mayor's Mansion.

Folks seemed to have really great time. It was great night of fun and a real pleasure getting introduced to some of the constituents. It was a feel-good event for me too, because ultimately, Affton was the winner. If I can find a bigger venue, perhaps I can make a public invitation on the web site next year. Who loves you, Affton? The Mayor, that's who!

Band Setlists from the Party:
Green River / Suzie Q
Wild Night
Drive My Car
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
All Right Now
Whole Lotta Love
Purple Haze / Fire
Rockin’ Into the Night
Two Tickets to Paradise
Don’t Stop Believin'

Livin’ on Prayer
Working for the Weekend
Double Vision
Summer of 69
What I Like About You
White Wedding
New Year’s Day
Where the Streets Have No Name
Encore: Separate Ways