Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
Clancy's Tavern (2011)

Along the banks of the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana is a town called Miles City.  At 612 Main Street you will find The Montana Bar.  It is one of my favorite bars on earth.  During the time I spent there, our crew showed up for most happy hours and typically stayed until the bartender turned up the lights.

The girls in Miles City like to drink Crown Royal straight up.  Someone in our group would typically slip one a five dollar bill and ask her to play the jukebox.  The most popular song was I Love This Bar.  That is how I became aware of Toby Keith.

Last month, my lady friend asked if I had ever heard the song Red Solo Cup.  I had not.  When I discovered it was by Toby Keith, I gave it a whirl.  The song is an ode to one of my favorite american pastimes: the keg party.  Filled with fun lyrical imagery and an infectious "sing along with Toby" melody line, you cannot help getting pulled into the chorus:

Red Solo Cup, I fill you up
Proceed to party, proceed to party

I bet this song is on the jukebox at the Montana Bar.  I dream of returning there, drinking too much, and reuniting with some of the wonderful people who hang out there.

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