Thursday, October 2, 2008
1. respect or reverence paid or rendered
Today, I'm gonna pay homage to a place. A place that I knew very well but never got a chance to REALLY experience it like my friends did.
It was a place that was etched in my memory beginning in 1991 (freshman year of college)
Unfortunately, the place no longer exists. It is gone... but not forgotten
The place that I want to pay homage to is...
Kick Booty Liquor Store
Yes. That was the name of the liquor store. Kick Booty. (i know that you're laughing but i'm telling the truth)
It was located in the town where I went to college...Orangeburg, SC
I never really got a chance to enjoy Kick Booty b/c when I was in college...I didn't drink. In fact, I didn't take my first drink until I was like 25. But I took many trips to Kick Booty b/c I was always the designated driver when I hung out with my teammates. We'd go to Kick Booty and they'd buy liquor. Keep in mind that Kick Booty had a policy...they DID NOT care how old you were. They never checked IDs or anything. If you had a mustache...you could purchase beer. LOL. And you could get liquor at 9 am!!!
A few years ago, Kick Booty burned down. Dunno what happened. There is a place called Kick Booty Motorsports located in the same town. I wonder if it's owned by the same dude that owned the liquor store? It amazes me that the store operated the way that it did and no one was ever busted for selling booze to underage college kids.
After taking my friends to Kick Booty, we'd ride around and they'd get drunk which was comical to me. They'd tell stories about great they were in high school and I'd laugh. Then, they'd tell me how they felt about me..."(slurring) Kyle, you mah nikka! Youz a good dude. I like you, man. You got a lottttta heart." I used to call it Drunken Confessions. Those were the days when I wish I had my camera. It'd be on reality tv or on youTube. LMAO!!!
So today...I pay homage to the one and only...Kick Booty Liquor Store.
Anybody else have a place like this where some shenanigans would go down???