We have arrived. For the first time ever, the Phisbins have cracked the
Clairton market. None of it would have been possible if not for one of
Clairton's favorite sons, Nick Piscione. A member of the Sons of
Columbus, Nick placed a Phisbin business card into the the right hands,
and the rest, as they say, is history. Nick didn't tell us that the buzzer
to get in wasn't working. Luckily, we weren't discovered on the security
to butter-knife the front door open. After we gained entry and set up, most of the folks around the bar were
primed with their favorite spirit, and we almost sounded like we knew what we were
doing. Don Bowser in particular seemed to enjoy himself. Nick and
his wife Francine, as well as Bob and Jeanine Gregory and Mike Delmer made the
short trek from Rostraver Township, as did Dominic, Nick and Francine's son.
Charlie and Jeanie made the scene as well, reminding me that any friends of
Nick's are friends of the Phisbins. After driving in a big circle and eventually running into the Piscione party on
their way out of the Blue Bird Diner, we swerved safely home. If all goes
well, this will not have been the last gig at the Sons of Columbus.