YHC attended the Yacht Rock Revue concert in 2019 with the MW crew (neighbor’s cousin is the lead singer), and apparently had a pretty good time according to all reports. With the band making a 2021 return to Chastain next Saturday, YHC decided to kick the week off right with a tribute setlist that could easily result in carnage, depending attending PAX’s knowledge of 70’s and 80’s classics.
Short mosey up the main road with a quick stop at the parking lot for the following:
Q directed all PAX to fetch a lifting coupon before gathering around the playground for some basic instructions. Today’s routine (accompanied by an stellar Yacht Rock Revue setlist) would consist of a basic circuit comprised of the following:
Short mosey to the base of big hill.
20 Monkey Humpers, then run to top of hill.
20 Merkins, then return to the playground and perform varied coupon exercises for the six.
Pretty easy, save for a minor wrinkle that Q introduced after giving instructions – if NO PAX could guess the artist within 10 seconds of the start of each song, there would be a 15 Burpee penalty for everyone prior to executing the circuit. With Sell-out in attendance, PAX were pretty confident that it would be a cruiser.
Q had every intention of starting out with an obvious classic, but mistakenly hit the “shuffle” button which queued-up the rather obscure “Lotta Love” by Nicolette Larson. After 10 generous seconds of blank stares and everyone looking at Sell-out, it was time for 15 Burpees.
Q wasn’t sure if PAX would tolerate a Burpee-fest of non-stop circuits, so he made sure to re-order the setlist with some less obscure choices. At that point, PAX started to get on a roll with One-Call, Boomstick, Yankee, and Raider carrying the day. Q did provide Sell-out with an obvious opportunity for salvation, but he couldn’t quite get “Starbuck” off the tip of his tongue, which meant 15 more Burpees for everyone.
Couple points of order:
Q rules that “Greatest American Hero” was a trick question, because the artist/lyricist/composer were 3 different people. PAX did not protest.
Yankee employed a wise strategy of guessing “Michael McDonald” or “Loggins & Messina” on every song, which netted him an easy win.
Boomstick nailed “Brandy (You’re a fine girl)” by Looking Glass in record time.
Full setlist (didn’t get through the entire thing):
Boomstick turns 50 “sometime this Fall”. If anyone knows the actual date, speak up.
Prayers for those suffering in Afghanistan and beyond. Please check Slack (#mumblechatter) for some very good charity options posted by Caffeine.
Always enjoying inspiring these mean to suffer, sweat like hell, and laugh the entire time in doing so.