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An Oasis in the snow

March 10, 2013 - Wes Burns
In the magical time of Saturday night, before the latest round of ridiculous weather, I found myself at the grand opening of M-Town's latest addition to the social scene, Oasis.

I'm reticent to name the location, since the place will all too soon be filled with numerous customers; all the while leaving me at the back of the line, vainly waving my press pass in an attempt to get preferential service.

So this is the part where I would try to convince you how great of a time it was. Sure, I could tell you that Crystal City blew the roof of the place, that Land of Blood and Sunshine put on an excellent show (despite their ability to never believe they did a good job) or that watching the Iowa City band The Men From Beyond look at you like YOU'RE the strange one when you ask "why does your 80s era motorcycle helmet say 'timespace patrol?'"

But maybe you don't know who any of those people are. Maybe you wouldn't understand when I say that going to an grand opening and seeing a man that was an unintentional doppelganger for Father Guido Sarducci is an occurrence of rarity on par with stumbling over a pile of cash. Maybe you're already mad at the idea that this post may end with a "you had to be there" hipster cop out.

Well, worry not. My life long struggle against the forces of Hipsterism may stop one day, but today is not that day. All I need to explain to you how great the grand opening was all I have to say to you is this: I woke up about an hour ago; look at the time this is posted ... what more could you want in a party?

Alright, against my better judgment, Oasis on East Main Street, across street from the Orpheum. Ok I told you were it is, but please, let me cut in line.



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