Sunday, June 23, 2013

Real Men Drink Pink

Today I spent several hours helping with parking at the 2nd Annual Real Men Drink Pink breast cancer research fundraiser and rosé wine-pouring event held at Star Farms in east rural San Miguel, CA. I saw a lot of local wine-making celebrity as well as a great deal of wealth. Most if not all the people with whom I interacted  were very gracious and respectful. This impressed me and once again gives the lie to the myth promulgated by the class-warfare-making class whom vilifies the wealthy that they are a bunch of unpleasant people which simply isn't the case. There are jerks to be found on ALL socio-economic levels but I met none today amongst these bourgeois. Of note this day was the performance of The English Beat whom sounded very good, the amazing playlist of the event DJ featuring gem after gem of 80's musical glory (New Wave being emphasized) as well as the one medical aid call for a woman down from heat + excess alcohol consumption with San Miguel Fire responding two units for a total of 5 personnel and San Luis Ambulance sending Medic 21 with two paramedics aboard for whom I played bird dog into the scene.

I talked to the owner of Star Farms while waiting for the rest of the crew to arrive... wonderful man and a great conversationalist. Talking to him one finds out all kinds of interesting insights and observations about the sorts of people whom rent out the place... including the organizers of this event.
Twenty-two local wineries poured their rosé wines at this event in the canopy tents at left.
At times the sun came through the clouds and by the end of the day my face was fairly burned.
Vino Vice was on hand for event security.
The English Beat performing.
Michael Dusi's pink behemoth leaving near the end of the day...
All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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