Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July 2009

4th of July Phnom Penh Style.... First time in a while that the 4th fell on a Saturday. Sharky has always provided the only show in town on the actual 4th date, but this year the US Embassy which celebrates on the following weekend was going head to head with us and Lone Star put on an early feed as well.

Al took the Fat Boy crew over to the Embassy and in conjunction with Dan Meats put on a great BBQ. I only wish I had Hurley and the Cantina Crew next to us to swap food and Margaritas with!!!

Meanwhile back at Sharky, Mike, Ross and I (and the girls in the Kitchen) put together the annual 4th BBQ. Normally when Al puts on his Sunday BBQ you need to be here on time. Not this time... I got stuck at the grill as we sold plates up until 8PM. Good spread of Burgers, Sausages, Ribs, Dogs and BBQ chicken. The Curtis King Band got to load up on some good eats after a brief afternoon rehearsal. Curtis and Simon top left.

Curtis rolled in from a gig in Hanoi just in time. The Band was tight and had Curtis not made it, the show would have gone on. Real pros! As the EDC switched the grid around 11:45PM, we lost power. Well the drummer kept the beat going and horns blared and the power came back on and the band chimed in with out missing a beat. Awesome!

Ruat, Curtis and Saran displaying the Patriotic colors of the day.

In the mix were some original songs, Stones, CCR, and Led Zepplin covers. DJ Turbo from Love FM was also in the house.

Cameo apperances from Barrack Obama and Uncle Sam. Mr. Lee demonstrating the real laziness of a day off.

Ross, and Sophorn and Friends, while Sean works his magic with the Fat Boys Staff in hopes of getting a free sandwich at a later date.

The Band mixing it up. Christine belting out the Blues.

Tony and Alin waiting of a meal. The Drummers always in the background....well front and center here! Pauv taking a much needed break.

Sangkor below is just what Uncle Sam needs to bolster its recruiting! That beer wouldn't hurt either!

Great turnout and great to see faces in the crowd that we haven't seen in a while. Thanks to all for coming.

July is still action packed. Route 66 returns on the 17th and 18th and on the 25th Dr. JP and the Nurses will be on stage. And more summer fun in August as well.

Dave, Dad and all you others in the west....see what your missing!


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