Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Beer towel mystery
I’ve got a handful of beer towels in a box — some good breweries:Adnams, Woodforde’s, Morrells, even an ancient one from Everard’s. Looking at them tonight the question strikes me: is anyone still making them and using them? They used to be common currency at the bar and when I was a teenager I remember heavy metal fans who had beer towels sewn onto the baacks of their denim jackets, it seemed to go with thumbs hooked in belts when jigging to Status Quo. Quite an appalling sight really, on a par with the two bikers who on a damp autumn day in the late 1970s once wandered into the now demolished Ancient Druids in Cambridge’s old Kite area with dead sparrows attached to their shredded jeans. How we laughed (or didn’t).