by Scoobie Davis
Friday night at the Gaslamp Quarter
My plans were derailed by a cancellation so I hit the Gaslamp stag Friday night. I went to the Cuban Cigar Factory for a celebratory cigar for my move to SD (it was a hand-rolled Vanilla Sweets cigar. There were some bible beaters on the corner of 5th and G. They were from the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lemon Grove. They had Chick tracts and they gave me “The Little Princess” and “The Devil’s Night”-—both Halloween-themed tracts (since the guy was nice enough to give me two tracts, I didn’t bring up why I love Halloween (click here and scroll down to 6/26 "Misc. Religious Stuff"). I didn’t crash any parties that night but on Saturday night, I spotted what I thought was a slammin’ event. I bypassed some rather elaborate security to get to a dud of a party. I can’t complain. There was giving out cans of Monster Energy drink out of a pickup truck on Fifth Avenue. The hostesses at Trattoria La Strada asked me to get them cans—which I did and they gave me a card to get 10 percent off lunch or 15 percent off dinner—I’ll use it once I get a steady gig.