On Saturday November 7th, The Gamers Edge in Stroudsburg, PA www.facebook.com/TheGamersEdgeStroudsburg hosted The Roast Of Kevin Tails Moucha who came back home from his recent move to Richmond, VA in order to officially say good bye to his friends. The event provided an opportunity for those who know Kevin to share stories about their adventures and how his friendship effected their lives along with an open mic nite. The evening proved to be one filled with laughter and thoughtful contemplation as memories of the past and dreams of the future touched the heart.
The Roast Master for the evening was The Carlton whose poignant and rapid fire observations set the tone for the event. After sharing his thoughts about Kevin, The Carlton proceeded to introduce the next speaker to share their thoughts regarding the roastee and his departure from the town. Dave Wotring was the first to share and was followed by Joe Lang who lovingly began to “rip Kevin a new one” in Roast tradition. He was followed by Crystal who shared her humorous stories about Kevin and their admiration for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She was followed by Steve Moran who shared stories about seeing Kevin walking around town.
He was followed by William Peter Wolf who shared his comedic memories. He was followed by P. J. Kelly who not only shared his memories about Kevin but shared his humorous assessments of the members of the audience. This was followed by a sit down chat between Kevin and the Carlton which proved to be memorable. It was after this conversation did Kevin take the stage to share his memories about the evening's roasters and shared some songs sang A Capella. It was after the completion of his songs did the Carlton take the stage in order to share a poem with the gathering which touched their hearts through their powerful words.
The conclusion of the Carlton's sharing led to the Open Mic portion of the evening. The first performer was Drew Oldfield who presented a medley of instrumental renderings on his guitar. It was after Drew's performance did I get up to share my memories about Kevin and, since turtles were mentioned by Crystal, I told my story of buying turtles for my mother. The story generated a few smiles from the audience. The conclusion of my words led to Kevin thanking the gathering for attending and some final affectionate parting words. The group reciprocated his sentiments as all communally express how much he will be missed. You'll find more photographs taken during The Roast Of Kevin Tails Moucha in The Farewell to Tails Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154340285618761.1073741919.91146283760&type=3.
Photography by Paparazzi Paul.