Bach hosts inaugural “Spirits in the Springs” event

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach announced yet another economic development program on Friday afternoon after most city employees had gone home.

The “Spirits in the Springs” initiative is designed to encourage private and public sector employees alike to linger after work and enjoy life at any of the dozens of downtown and Westside bars and restaurants that so enliven our city.

“This shouldn’t be confused with my ‘Spirit of the Springs’ initiative,” said Bach. “That one honors people and dogs that have made substantial contributions to our city. Not all of us are smart enough to win national science competitions, and not every dog can be the reserve champion at Westminster – but every one of our residents, if 21 or over, can slam a shot with the Mayor.”

Following words with action, Bach slammed a shot of Crown Black before a cheering crowd at the Ritz.

“Follow me, ladies and gentlemen!” the Mayor exclaimed. “The night is young, and so are we … sort of.”

The party made its way up Tejon, stopping in at Phantom Canyon, Springs Orleans, the Famous and Blondie’s (among others). At Blondie’s, Mayor Bach presented proprietor Sam Guadagnoli with the inaugural “Spirits of the Springs” award as “Tippler of the Month.”

“Display this proudly, Sam,” said Bach, “and remember to comply with all of our liquor laws! Remember, in our city there’s always someone watching!”

An irritated Guadagnoli directed his bouncers to eject the entire company.

At about 9:30 p.m., the Mayor and his merry companions boarded a re-purposed FREX bus, which delivered all the participants to their respective houses.

“I think this was a real success,” said Bach. “This is step one in reclaiming downtown for the older set. It’s about time that Sam and his friends started catering to our demographic. We need better music, too – when was the last time we got to dance to Sweet Home Alabama?”

Told that Lynyrd Skynyrd had no plans to come to Colorado Springs, the Mayor smiled.

“That’s what you think,” he said. “They’re touring this summer, and we’re in touch with them. They’ll headline our summer Spirits in the Springs festival – and if they don’t, I’ll buy you an April Fools shot.”


4 Responses to Bach hosts inaugural “Spirits in the Springs” event

  1. Any chance of booking the “Rolling Stones” for their 75th anniversary tour?

    Rick Wehner
    April 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

  2. Stones are already signed up! The tour will be called “Steel Wheelchairs.”

    John Hazlehurst
    April 2, 2013 at 10:28 am

  3. Economic director woman with no experience, $90,000 paid in consulting fees to ex fire chief who also had no economic experience. Giving out awards to people and dogs. How silly is this Mayor or does he just like the attention? Now another program using city property to party. Are the employees driving Mayor Bach around at 9:30 at night getting overtime like all the City employees do staffing his golf tournament or following him on self promotion tours?

    Bill stankes
    April 3, 2013 at 1:16 am

  4. Bill, Bill, Bill – this story was entirely fabricated. Note the date – April Fools!!!

    John Hazlehurst
    April 5, 2013 at 9:58 am