21 June 2005
We love this bar
If you live here and your musical tastes extend beyond the two standard types country and western you might be one of those folks who is utterly appalled that lower Bricktown is being invaded by Toby Keith. "Just what we needed," you mumble, "something else to make us look like a buncha hicks."
Believing as I do that our culture (not to mention politics) is best served by a studied indifference to what is represented to us as world opinion, I'm happy to see Toby pouring some dollars into the old hometown, and I care about cool only to the extent that it prevents perspiration.
And The Downtown Guy, generally an astute observer of local trends, sort of concurs:
[T]he more I think about Toby's place, the more it seems fitting that it be the first theme restaurant for Bricktown. While some of us long for downtown OKC to be something more cosmopolitan, at the end of the day, we're Oklahoma. Toby Keith is definitely a part of that.Posted at 7:38 AM to City Scene