Goodbye Mellow Brick Wall

group shot after the last Einstein Simplified show at Patrick Sullivan's, August 24, 2010 If you add up all the Tuesday nights I have performed at Patrick Sullivan’s over the past eight years, it would work out to somewhere in the neighborhood of 365. Einstein Simplified celebrated its 16th anniversary and its final show at Patrick Sullivan’s on Tuesday night. Next week we begin performing weekly at The Square Room.

The old joint has quite a history as a saloon, a boarding house, a bordello, an upholstery shop and a saloon again. To me, it’s distinctive architecture defines Knoxville’s Old City. I took a few pictures on Tuesday night of things that I want to remember about Patrick Sullivan’s, starting with the wall I would see during countless games of Blind Freeze Tag.

Patrick Sullivan's - back wall of stage during final Einstein Simplified performancePatrick Sullivan's - third floor "Great Room" after final Einstein Simplified performancePatrick Sullivan's - view from stage at beginning of final Einstein Simplified performance

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Patrick Sullivan's - third floor windows in the turretPatrick Sullivan's - back stairs where Einstein Simplified members would wait in isolation during guessing gamesPatrick Sullivan's - train mural above horseshoe pit where Einstein Simplifed would warm up before performances

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Patrick Sullivan's - view looking down from the staircasePatrick Sullivan's - mounted deer head and Murphy's sign on the stairsPatrick Sullivan's - view out the front windows from the booth where Einstein Simplified held post-show wrap-up meetings

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  2. Wes Hope says:

    Thanks for the memories… I’ll never forget the old brick wall and all the nights leaning against it. I hate I couldn’t make it to the last show. I miss you guys! Good luck at the Square Room!

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