Are you ready to celebrate St. Andrews Day? What if I told you that by doing so, you would be rubbing shoulders with Those Idiots and their harem of polka rock groupies? The particular performance that I am referring to is also for a very special cause. Proceeds from the show will go toward the restoration of St. Casimir's Church in Buffalo's Kaisertown neighborhood. Not only will you get to dance around to some incredibly fun music, you will be helping St. Casimir's Church Preservation and Restoration Committee to preserve and restore an architecturally significant Neo-Byzantine cathedral style ecclesiastical structure - the church is need of roof work in the order of specialty tile replacement, masonry repointing and the repair of the steel framed art-glass windows.
Truth be told, St. Andrew was the Saint of Mystics, which means that the celebratory traditions include bouts of fortune telling. It was on the saint's day that girls would find out who their future husbands were to be... sounds like the start of a match making party if you ask me... This event appears to have some serious legs to it.
If Dyngus Day can become an overnight sensation, then how about some love for St. Andrews Day?
*The concert is part of St. Casimir's Church Preservation and Restoration Committee's "St. Andrew's Day Party" on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Doors open at 4pm with Those Idiots taking the stage at 8pm. at the St. Casimir's Auditorium located at 1833 Clinton Street. Admission is $5 before 7p, $10 after 7p. In addition to the "polka rock" show performed by Those Idiots, the St. Andrew's Day (
also the final day of party's leading up to "advent" season in the Catholic Church) party will include music by "D.J. Red & White," authentic Polish food like pierogi, kapusta, kielbasa and a Buffalo invention known as "Polish Pizza." Tyskie Polish Beer will be served.