Austin Texas: Keeping Fly Fishing Weird
2010 DRAKE FLY FISHING FILM TOUR – BACK IN AUSTIN TX
BIGGER BADDER WILDER WEIRDER
TUESDAY APRIL 27th
SAVE THE DATE.
Get out your calendars and mark down the date because we are bringing the film tour back to Austin, my friends! After last year’s red-hot Austin show, we are really going to amp up the energy this year and make it another Texas-style throwdown.
Those of you who have been around FFC awhile know that I am not full of hot air. Last year I told everyone to get their tickets early, I told everyone we would sell out. Sure enough we sold out well in advance and people were clamoring for tickets. Close to a hundred people didn’t get in. Yikes.
For the FFC newcomers, allow me to get you up to speed on the backstory: Last year I met TX Gov Rick Perry on a plane and he promised to help promote and support the show (when I pitched him loudly in front of dozens of
passengers constituents.) He and his aide subsequently ignored all of my calls and emails.
Shortly after I saw The Lizardman on a plane and contacted him a few times, begging for support. No reply.
Luckily I got a break with localebrity cross-dressing Leslie who shot a video for us. The show was a blast and at the Horseshoe Lounge post-party we plied esteemed author Miles Nolte full of Lone Stars and he was last seen drowning in a pile of plushie toys. It was all good. Except for the terse blog comment I ultimately received from The Lizardman who was peeved that I shamed him on my blog for dissing me.
But nothing – and I mean nothing – mends a minor spat better than the foolproof combination of fishing, films & beer. Ah, the power of the Drake Film Tour! The moment we set the date for the 2010 show I started hounding The Lizardman again, proposing that we kiss and make up…aaaand…that he give us a photo-op. Pretty please? With sugar on top?
Finally, he agreed. So this morning I met the Lizardman at the Alamo Drafthouse, and I am here to tell you he is the greatest guy! In addition to the intense body modification he is a completely fascinating individual — a sideshow performer, a writer with multiple book projects, and an ardent student of philosophy. Turns out his sister and brother-in-law live in Montana and like to fish. And his grandfather was a passionate fisherman in New York who died on the water with a fish on the line.
I am certain the Fly-Fish-Chick-Lizardman Lovefest is just starting to bloom. The Middle East could take a page from our book! And Perry? Pa-shaw. Perry. What is he thinking snubbing me so badly? I am going to try and use FFC as the anti-Oprah effect on his goobernatorial campaign. You know what I say? I say, “LIZARDMAN FOR GOVERNOR!!”
Oh my goodness did I just accidentally launch his campaign for Texas Governor?
But really, at the end of the day, I think we’ve learned three important lessons here:
#1 — I have a strange tendency to incorporate men-with-stuffed-animal pictures when I blog about the film tour
#2 — The Lizardman’s grip-and-grin is infinitely more badass than anything you’ve ever seen on the Drake
#3 — We can do things the hard way, or we can do things the easy way, but no matter what I will
wear you downcharm you in the end. I believe the Lizardman can attest to that.
So folks I urge you to go ahead and mark your calendars. And stay tuned for information on ticket sales.
Thank You, Thank You Thank You, Lizardman!