Fire and brimstone burn all souls
America’s smallest working barn offers a July 4th reviv’ul mtg with Thai food and fireworks
Sunday, June 25, 2017 -- (Long Beach, CA) -- As Independence Day arrives, a highlight in southern California is fireworks set by the Queen Mary, now marking it's 50th year in Long Beach.
And what's the tiniest way to celebrate?
Go to a barn-dance inside a stunning Thai restaurant to join a small crowd expected for the first-ever "reviv'ul mtg" of a political party that technically doesn't exist.
Hundreds of thousands have been invited on social media. Maybe a dozen souls will show up.
"Gathering people together is how we save America," said Billy Orton, an obscure novelist and former press secretary to a batch of California state lawmakers.
A barn dance in a restaurant? There will be an actual barn. With cows and a pig.
But no one could ever draw out milk or dance inside the barn, since the tinker-toy-style barn is barely large enough to hold an antique record player that will play either Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs or Bob Dylan for a "Soul Train Hand-Bump Thank-You" dance to start the "political reviv'ul mtg."
The Thai District restaurant, which is all-organic, is now in its second year, and located at 140 Lindon Avenue (at Broadway), in downtown Long Beach. After the 6 to 8 pm meeting, guests will walk two blocks for an ideal spot on Ocean Boulevard to watch the 9 pm fireworks.
Orton exited the Democratic party earlier this year and now is the sole member of Party of Grace. The Thai food barn-dance is what he hopes will be the organization's first public event, and hopefully lead to 1,000 more by Halloween 2020.
Is a tiny barn with salt-and-pepper-shaker cows and a toy pig worth a trip to Long Beach, even if a direct flight carries you to a city now with roughly half-a-million residents?
Maybe if you're going to do more than a hand-bump dance alongside a two-foot-cube of America's "smallest working barn."
Anyone wishing to view the restaurant's stunning design and view their menu of all-organic food can visit HERE.
Hotel booking for the Queen Mary can be found HERE.
Details on Long Beach airport are HERE.
Anyone flying into LGB may agree with Airport Revenue News, who give number-one ranking of the "Best Airport for Dining," shown HERE.
And anyone curious about a political party that technically does not exist or viewing "Barney the Barn" can visit Party of Grace.
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