Friday Follies: This Could Use a Banjo

What the heck is this? It’s got a date–1969–but no other identifying information. Where are they? I don’t even know where to start–what could those outfits be made of? And the mustache!

Yikes.

Hootenany nd late 60s062

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15 Responses to Friday Follies: This Could Use a Banjo

  1. effegee says:

    Bob Haymes is behind the handlebars.

  2. marmer01 says:

    Looks like some kind of attic space. Hanszen, maybe? Note the striped pants on the guy at far left. The women’s outfits look like Naugahyde, which was a celebrated synthetic leather at the time.

    • effegee says:

      Hanszen Coffee House?

      • marmer01 says:

        Maybe if it’s what was called the “wienie loft” in the old section. By the time I was there the “coffeehouse” was in the basement of the new section. Although it seemed like the kind of space where something like this might happen.

        • Richard Miller (Hanszen '75 & '76) says:

          Yes, the coffehouse occupied the attic over the section two stairwell (There also was a door on the fourth floor of the old tower as well). The library was in the basement of the new section.

    • jccooper says:

      Baker old wing attic has a similar structure, but I think the roof meets the wall rather lower. That area was until recently used as a weight room (and Baker Shake storage behind the wall). I understand they’ve been renovating the space.

      What I don’t understand is why anyone would be using a microphone in such a room.

  3. effegee says:

    In fall 1969, it was in the attic of the old section. Because I was O.C. that year, I never made it up there. But Lynn confirmed that’s where it was. I don’t know when it moved from that location.

  4. My first thought was the attic space in Will Rice old dorm. I expect Hanszen looks pretty similar.

  5. Kathleen Amen '71 says:

    The girl in the middle is Elise Ragland. I later sang in a madrigal group with her and some other folks; she has a lovely soprano voice. I also think it’s the Hanszen Coffeehouse, where I also sang folk songs once with Cynthia Emberson (now Irvine). Those were the days! Cynthia and I used to practice in the stairwells at Brown–great acoustics!

    Yes, Bill’s moustache was really something. The other two look familiar to me but I can’t find names to match in the old memory banks. The girl was from Jones, for some reason that comes through loud and clear, but I can’t remember her name.

  6. effegee says:

    Lynn suggests Vickie Douglas who was in Jones and was a cheerleader.

  7. loki_the_bubba says:

    I’m hoping the girl on the left is wearing a leather apron and is hiding a chainsaw behind her back.

  8. Pretty sure it is the B&P in the attic of Hanszen, and I bet the outfits are made of Naugahyde.

  9. Deborah Gronke Bennett BSEE Hanszen 1982 says:

    Bringing to mind the 70’s crack, “Do you know how many Naugas died to make that chair?”
    Well, we thought it was funny at the time.

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