Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The Billy Roast ... Perhaps

Billy Snead's pals roasted him at the Biograph Theatre softball team's 30 annual Derby Day reunion party on May 2, 2009. At the time some of us also wanted to celebrate our friend Billy's stiff-arming of leukemia. The video above documents the roasting.

The footage was shot using a digital camera with no tripod (camera sitting on a table), no lights, with whatever sound was in the air (including a brief rainstorm). Nonetheless, rough as it might be, this short film manages to capture a natural celebration of camaraderie that is uplifting.

The music, "Bill's Journey," is by Bill Blue. It was used with his permission.

Enjoy "The Billy Roast ... Perhaps."

To read some very funny stories Billy has written about growing up in the Fan District click here.

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