About 50 friends, supporters, advertisers, and staff partied down to celebrate the 3rd birthday of the OB Rag website and the 40th anniversary of the original OB Rag – the underground newspaper begun in the fall of 1970 – on Saturday night, the 30th of October.
It was also a Halloween costume party! With prizes donated by Gary Gilmore Goldsmith, by the BBQ House, and by the Old Townhouse Restaurant, best costumes went to Dan Morales as the Mad Hatter, to Sunshine as the pregnant nun, to Bob Edwards for the Fidel, and to Brenda McFarlane for being OB Raggedy Ann. Raffle tickets also went to Lerue Rockhold and to Michele Engleman.
It was a giant potluck, with catered meats from the BBQ House, and birthday cake by Patty Jones. Our gracious host and hostess were Annie and Court, who decorated their Poe Street house with some pretty scary stuff. The brother and sister acoustical performance by Daryl and Cass Craine was a joy to experience, and everyone said it was a great party. One staffer said it was the best party she’d ever been to!
Incidentally, we learned that there was also a Bay Area celebration of the 40th OB Rag birthday – held in the Ocean Beach part of San Francisco, with about a half dozen former staffers and friends partying down up north.
If you would like to attend next year’s birthday party, please join our staff, become a contributor, an advertiser or supporter. We’d love to have you!
Thanks to everyone who made this event possible – see ya next year! (and every day in between)
(Thanx to Bryon Morton (who’s in half the pics) and Doug Porter for photos.)