Friday, October 2, 2009

Michigan Restaurant Blows

OKEMOS, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A unique restaurant in Okemos, Michigan, seriously blows.

Travelers Club International Restaurant & Tuba Museum boasts nearly 60 tubas and horns on its walls.

Owner William White has been playing tuba since age nine but is taking a breather and sharing his collection with patrons.

Tubas at the restaurant include various handmade horns from the 1800s, like a Civil War one from 1870.

Then there’s the world’s only “sousaphountain,” a marching band tuba strapped together with other horns with water running through it.

But White’s piece-de-resistance is the “Majestic Monster,” a triple E-flat tuba that plays unusually low notes.

It’s extremely big and heavy and requires full lung capacity just to play one note.

Though most of White’s horns are mounted high, if a customer really wants to play one, he’ll let them. White will even grab one off a wall and blow himself once in a while.

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