March 15, 2009 Three 20 South, Breckenridge, Colorado
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe first discovered the mountain that is present day Breckenridge around 300 years ago. Unfortunately, they couldn’t cut it here. It all started with a nomadic Moonalice band that was looking for a gig with a nice view of the ocean. Under the leadership of Wrong Way Moonalice, they immediately got lost. Next thing you know, they found themselves here. Not only was there no view of the ocean, but the air was mighty thin. Worse still, it was wicked cold. Wrong Way struggled to catch his breath, while the rest of the band played like crazy men, hoping to warm up. They played with great intensity, producing wave upon wave of low tones. It got louder and louder. In the end, they triggered a massive avalanche that buried them all. That was it for Breckenridge until the white man arrived.
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe returned to Breckenridge during the first gold rush here. The tribe was far too lazy to dig for gold, but they were happy to do their tribal thing in gold rush towns. From Colorado to the Yukon, the tribe played a pivotal role in mining towns. The nomadic tribe played gigs, while the hippies supplied the miners with hemp products. So important was hemp to the miners that they would not do any kind of work without it. Which is why you guys switched from gold mining to ski areas. It was the only way to get the tribe to resupply you in the winter!
According to Moonalice legend, March 15 is the Ides of March. Julius Caesar met his maker on the Ides of March, but that’s all any of us knows about Ides. What the hell are they? According to the Century Dictionary, Ides “comes from the ancient Roman calendar, the eighth day after the nones -that is, the 13th of January, February, April, June, August, September, November, and December, and the 15th of March, May, July, and October. The seven days after the nones in each month are identified by their ordinal numbers before the ides (the ides themselves included), as the eighth, seventh, sixth, etc., day before the ides.” Huh? The tribe has a simple solution: light up and forget about it.
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