MARCH 16, 2006
Entertainment & nightlife
F5 (a local tornado-tribute band, now contemplating a name change to F2) and KISS (99.7 FM) have banded together with Karma Nightclub (625 N. First St., 217-522-1907) for what is being called the “St. Patty’s Day BASH” (please note the emphasis on the word “bash”), The party starts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, in whatever you want to call the place in the Vinegar Hill Mall that’s previously been known as the Spot, the Atrium, and, I think, long ago, Annie’s BBQ. Other participants include Mike Tolley of Liquid Promos, a world-champion flair bartender from Tampa, Fla.; and Simone Tolley, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader. “Flair bartending” is the flashy technique of twirling bottles and drink shakers way up in the air for the entertainment of patrons, made famous by a long-ago movie starring the dashing Tom Cruise. I’m not sure what NFL cheerleaders actually do. In a move of magnanimous proportions, F5 and KISS have agreed to donate some (please note the emphasis on the word “some”) proceeds from the show to The Salvation Army.