The number eight means many different things to many different people. For some, it serves as a reminder of the day they were born or the time an important event occurred in their lives. However, this number represents so much more than most people realize. For instance, umbrellas and stop signs both have eight sides, there are eight levels of consciousness, and eight planets make up our Solar System. Also, the knowledge that there were only eight people worthy to board Noah’s Ark, as well as the fact that “eight” tipped on its side is the symbol for infinity, surely demonstrates the extraordinary power of this number. Of all of the meanings attached to the number eight, the phrase “crazy eight” likely comes to most people’s minds when they think of this digit, and this phrase is perhaps the most appropriate to describe the eighth season at Alpo’s. After all, if you think about it, the entire concept of Alpo’s is just a little bit “crazy.” Who in their right mind would think to turn a barn in the middle of nowhere into a Texas Country venue that provides live music and dancing for locals to enjoy? Not only that, who in the world would be “crazy” enough to attend these barn dances? The creation of Alpo’s was definitely the product of “thinking outside of the box.” As outlandish as the notion of a place like Alpo’s might have seemed when it first began, this venue has found a place of love in the hearts of many Texas Country artists and patrons over the past seven seasons. It’s funny to think that creative thinking that defies logic can sometimes manifest itself as a beautiful form of genius. Take Albert Einstein, for an example. Many people in his generation thought that he was absolutely nuts, and his eccentric creativity confused the world around him at the time. He loved music, he hated school, and he dreamed up theories that many thought were ludicrous. Einstein was once quoted as saying, “A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?” Well, we all know that Einstein was a brilliant man who made a mark on this world that can never be erased. These past seven seasons, Alpo’s has had the privilege of also making a mark in the worlds of those who faithfully pour in the gates each season to listen to the best Texas Country artists on the planet, come rain or shine. Alpo’s has become a haven where friends dance together, laugh together, and make memories together. Because of this, Alpo’s is more than just a barn or a music venue; it’s a family that longs to get together. This unexpected, alluring, gem of a dance hall that is located in a nostalgic little place called West Camp might not be something that you would expect to find, and some might even argue that it doesn’t really make sense. Even still, Alpo’s is the cleverest invention that this area could have never imagined. Einstein would be proud…you’re welcome, Einstein.

Crazy season eight is waiting for you at Alpo’s…where Texas Country Rocks!

We’ll see you there!