First, let me be very clear, we are talking about Tipsy the cow, we are not talking about our resident tipsy one, Tyche! Ok, now that we have that out-of-the-way, a little background for you.Tyche brought 2 inflatable dolls to the Twin Cities Jam. Not only did she bring the two dolls, she also brought a small inflatable cow for Max Kleene in honor of his tip jar, Tipsy! Tipsy had a heck of a time at the jam, more on that later, but first….
……..so those inflatable dolls. Tyche packed everything nice and neat in her backpack then remembered that she had forgotten to pack the most important things. The inflatable dolls!! Before heading to the airport, Tyche shoved them into the main compartment of her backpack and was set to go. Everything went as one would expect at the airport. Tyche breezed through security and made it to her gate. Tyche rarely flies, and upon boarding she noticed a lot of people gate checking their bags. She asked the agent taking the tickets if she needed to gate check her bag and she was assured that it would fit just fine.
Upon boarding the place, Tyche realized that the gate agent was full of crap and there was no chance in hell that her bag was going to fit in the overhead bin, In a panic she looked to the flight attendant who, rather than offering to gate check the bag, suggested that Tyche remove things from the bag until it fit. So Tyche took everything from the back pocket, and front pockets. Still the bag would not fit. The place was loaded and everyone was waiting for Tyche to get her situation straightened out, most of them glaring at her. The flight attendant told Tyche that she needed to remove things from the main pocket…….the pocket with the inflatable dolls. Yes, Tyche had to remove two inflatable dolls from her backpack, in front of a plane full of people who were all staring at her. Our Tyche does not embarrass easy, but that certainly did it!
But I digress! This is supposed to be about Tipsy’s adventures, not Tyche’s misadventures! Though it turns out that one of Tipsy’s adventures was also a misadventure of Tyche’s! Friday night Tyche was showing Tipsy around. They visited the jam room, the gathering spot outside of the lobby and the hotel lobby. If you have seen any of the group shots from the jam you know that there is a lovely rocky water feature in the lobby. Tyche thought it would make a fantastic photo-op for Tipsy. Tragically, while trying to place Tipsy on one of the rocks tipsy Tyche slipped and into the fountain went the poor little cow! Thank goodness for the best damn hotel night person EVER, Jordan! He came to Tipsy’s rescue, climbing the fountain, fishing her out and even drying her carefully with a towel! Can you say hero?
For the rest of the weekend Tipsy enjoyed the jam. She was passed from person to person, rode around on Max’s shoulder for a bit, and got to watch many an amazing performance up close and personal while perched upon an amplifier. When the jam had passed and most everyone had left poor little Tipsy thought that she had been forgotten. Max realized he was missing something. TIPSY!!! Dashing to the jam room he found Dave who was locking up and told Dave that he needed to get into the jam room to get the Tipsy doll. Dave heard “the titty doll” and told Max that he had thrown that doll away. Max was crestfallen and Dave was really confused as to why Max was so sad over a blowup doll. Max mentioned that he wanted to keep it since it was a gift. More confused looks from Dave. Poor dude was probably wondering what type of weird stuff Max is into! After a few short moments they realized the miscommunication, Tipsy was retrieved from the jam room and all was well with the world!