Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Surf

There is one thing you should NEVER do when visiting Iowa. Stay at the Pyramid in Clear Lake. It's a whole house rental that is one beer can short of being the dumpiest frat house on the planet. But you should visit the Surf Ballroom. Especially if you are a Buddy Holly fan. (He was a little before my time. Although that didn't stop me from loving Led Zeppelin) It is the last place that Buddy, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper performed before their plane crashed near Clear Lake in 1959. And the ballroom continues to host big bands to this day. It is a museum of rock and roll history. Just don't stay at the Pyramid. A mummy wouldn't be caught dead there!

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