Bye, St. Louis

Bouchercon has been a blast. And not just because I got to shoot a decommissioned  Beretta 9 mm in a police fire range simulator. It’s been wonderful to see so many friends — readers and writers — and spend the weekend talking about great stories. Here’s the obligatory photo of the St. Louis skyline. The arch is really big, and it’s true: If you walk underneath it, you dematerialize and reappear in the Andromeda galaxy.

Last night on the way to dinner with Boba Brett and Pop Culture Nerd (great pho — I didn’t know there were such good Vietnamese restaurants in St. Louis) we passed the Scott Arena, where I nearly leaped out of the cab when I saw that the Foo Fighters were playing. It was only later that my son told me what’s been happening this week with the Foos:

Foo Fighters serenade Westboro Baptist Church.

Foo Fighters have responded to a planned protest by the Westboro Baptist Church.

The controversial church group were picketing the Foo’s show in Kansas City, but, ensuring they had the last laugh, Dave Grohl and co surprised the protesters with a comedy song.

Donning redneck beards, wigs and trucker hats, Foo Fighters took to the back of a pick-up truck to sing the specially penned ‘Keep It Clean’.

And here I didn’t know it was possible to love that band more than I already did.

Time to head to the airport. Enjoy your Sunday.

Thanks, St. Louis!

7 responses to “Bye, St. Louis

  1. Glad to hear that you had a great time in St. Louis, Meg! Safe trip home!

  2. What a great story. It seems like eons since a rock band took stand against evil. Thank you for posting this. This band (whom I’ve never heard of before) has my complete respect.

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  4. Glad you enjoyed your adventure in St. Louis.

    Hurray to the Foo Fighters for countering those extremists.

  5. My heart leapt up–what a band!

  6. I had fun meeting you, Foo sure! (Does that rival your earlier pho pun?)

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