My Sole Out at the Clog Palace
by Cheryl Parker
by Cheryl Parker
I still have a lot of these around the house. I can't vouch for the
effectiveness of the glue, however.
White's Oyster Bar and Clog Palace T-Shirt
The official t-shirt of the Clog Palace, this fine garment was
commissioned from Andy Melisano (a graphic artist and member of
the Footloose Cloggers) by Michael Marlin. When the Clog Palace
and The Daily Clog were transferred to me, I received a pile of
these t-shirts for fundraising purposes. I sold them all. This is
probably one that I bought from Michael when they first came out.
Tap Room T-Shirt
This is the first place I clogged in public, besides the clogging
class I took from one of the Footloose Cloggers. It was almost as
sleazy as Captain White's. Bruce Hutton booked the old-time bands
for this venue, which stopped having clogging and old-time music
sometime during May 1981.
fork from Captain White's
I am not the tacky
kind of person who steals flatware from restaurants. I believe it
was on the last day we held the Clog Palace at Captain White's that
someone brought a birthday cake to the restaurant. At the end of
the evening, there was cake left behind, and I took the cake home
in a box. The next morning, I discovered this fork in the box. Since
I knew we weren't coming back to Captain White's (but they didn't
yet), and since it is a rather cheap fork, I decided to keep it.
The Footloose Cloggers were a local clogging team that was inspired
by the dancing of the Green
Grass Cloggers. They danced at the Clog Palace as a team and
as individuals. They did gigs at festivals and schools, and for
all I know, they did weddings and bar mitzvahs, too. Anyone who
would like to add detail to this account is welcome to contact me.