April 8, 2010 Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, Arizona
Moonalice poster by Alexander Fischer
According to Moonalice legend, Flagstaff was created by white people in 1855 when Lieutenant Edward Beale stopped there as his team was cutting a road from the Rio Grande to Fort Tejon in California. They decided to strip the branches from a lodge pole pine and put a flag on top. Everything would have been fine, except that the guy who put up the flag got stuck up there. His name was Half Staff Moonalice and he had a terrible fear of heights. What with the altitude, the tree and the massive bong hits he had taken before the climb, Half Staff passed out from lack of oxygen. He’s still there.
According to Moonalice legend, the team that first came to Flagstaff was known as the Second Boston Party. This immediately set us to wondering. What happened to the first Boston Party? Dumb question. They got so wasted at the party that they never got out of Massachusetts.
According to Moonalice legend, Flagstaff was incorporated in 1928, two years after the completion of Route 66. Flagstaff’s first hotel, the Du Beau, offered garages for a better class of motorists . The gift show in the Du Beau was run by Cars Moonalice, who pioneered the sale hemp products to a better class of motorists . We understand that Cars’ great grandchildren are still active in this area.
According to the Moonalice legend, today is the Buddha’s birthday. Here’s the deal. We’re going to sing Happy Birthday, but with a twist. You have to rub your tummy while we’re singing. If you get their permission, you can rub someone else’s tummy.
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