Live Blog: 24 Consecutive Hours at Pop's Nightclub

Categories: Fiesta!

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 3:27pm
This Blues game is thrilling, yo. And while we're on the subject of local celebrities, I'd like to take this opportunity to invite Murphy Lee of the St. Lunatics to come hang out with me today/tonight/tomorrow. We're in love; he just doesn't know it yet.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 3:08pm
"And they got a pool table, too!"

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(If you didn't read that in Garth Algar voice, your life sucks.)

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 3:06pm
These Blues announcers sound like they have a major crush on David Backes. But who doesn't?

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:45pm
A few dudes just showed up and ordered drinks. Should I talk to them? I feel too shy to approach them, but I have the feeling that they'll come and talk to me soon, anyway. They always do.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:26pm
I forgot hand sanitizer, but remembered to bring an extension cord. We'll call it a draw. The Blues game is on the television now. GOshie! Also, I'm going to the show advertised in this photo next weekend. Two Saturdays in a row at Pop's? My life is awesome/sad like that.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 1:50pm
I'm settling into a groove. I brought a lot of stuff to work on because I knew I'd be here for at least a while by myself. Do you know how many ways you can procrastinate at home? Instead of getting writing done, I'll frequently decide that it's a great time to clean the dust off of my ceiling fan or reorganize my shoes. Not here. I have nothing else to do right now but work or play a one-sided game of pool. It's just you and me, Taylor Swift notebook.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 1:28pm
The music has been switched off, the sound in here is now the audio for the basketball game that's on the the TVs. One of these basketball players is named Dalton Pepper. Dalton Pepper! Say it aloud if you don't get me yet.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 01:05pm
The bartender here is very sweet. She was confused about why I was here at first, but she's super nice, and before I can even ask, she offers me the Pop's wifi password. I'm the only non-employee here right now. It's dark in here. I like it.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 12:02pm
The first song I heard as I walked in. A good sign, I think.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 12:01pm
I've arrived.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:45am
There are few stretches of road in St. Louis that I love to drive more that lovely section of highway 55 north from Loughborough to downtown. The beautiful architecture, the view of the river, they way traffic always slows down just south of the merging highways, allowing you a nice long view of our beautiful Arch. But this time, I peeked across the river with apprehension, knowing that soon I'd be in Sauget for, like, forever.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:20am
I packed my prep backpack. Red Bull, granola bars, sunglasses, my favorite pens and my super-hawt Taylor Swift notebook. Let's do this. Also, now would probably be a good time to mention that there's a man at my house, and I've authorized him to use deadly force to protect my collection of heart-shaped sunglasses, so don't go trying to bust into my crib while I'm away.

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Pop's Nightclub

401 Monsanto Ave., East St. Louis, IL

Category: Restaurant


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114 comments
Todd Layton
Todd Layton

Like a triathlon pase our selfs NO SHOTS

Stephanie Bozich
Stephanie Bozich

I couldn't even imagine all of there together for 8 hours, no way we make it thru 24. ;)

Todd Layton
Todd Layton

We need to plan a trip show her how to do a true 24 hours there

Don Deppe
Don Deppe

From Granny's Rocker in Alton to Stages, Pop's...ah the good old days!

John Merz
John Merz

There is nothing more depressing than being in a bar / night club at 3 in the morning and feeling your shoes stick to the floor while smelling the stale beer.

Kim Messer
Kim Messer

Haha hell no!!! After on night i need like three showers and i have to hose the bottom of my shoes off!!

Dawn Rednour
Dawn Rednour

That Hoosier hangout? Yeah,if I was still in my 20s&an alcoholic.. It's a f***king dive bar nowadays

Anna Rask
Anna Rask

Tim Rask pops rocks 24/7 since 1981

Megan Wolz
Megan Wolz

Oh gawd \U0001f62c\U0001f62c\U0001f62c

Renata Czerniak
Renata Czerniak

Hahaha.. Funny stuff! I was there back in 2009?? LOL

Robert Collins
Robert Collins

Better load up on 5 hour energy drink shots. About 15 of them.

Christopher Duemig
Christopher Duemig

They didn't finally boot us until 16 hours. They did give us passes to their dance club then we came back in two hours.

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

Cock a doodle doo....where are you?......At POPS......again......damn....lol

Dan Williams
Dan Williams

Used to be more fun & have its own identity when they had live local bands, not enough folks supported it so they had to adjust. They need to adjust back now that it's rolling again. If u haven't been there before give it a chance. The lot is safe & lit... It's a fun place!

Nathan Kromat
Nathan Kromat

I don't feel like she got the real experience with out having a single drink

Stu Heck
Stu Heck

She deserves a tetanus shot.

Kaitlin Riley
Kaitlin Riley

I can't believe it took you guys a year after we first discussed this to finally do it! Way to go!

Arti K Patel
Arti K Patel

Bahaha did you try to sell it? I remember the damn cat and cage lol

Katie Naughton Markert
Katie Naughton Markert

Arti K Patel remember the time I brought a cat there in the backseat of my car? Then tried to sell it for $300? The good ol days lol

Gina Marciano Mitauer
Gina Marciano Mitauer

Pops...where the leftovers from the other bars go..... In hopes of still being picked up for the night!! Not safe for women there!!! Glad those days are long gone!!!

Danielle Christine
Danielle Christine

Everyone always says they don't like going to pops, but after the STL bars closed they are the first to jump up and try to get everyone to go. I always have fun def a good late night stop to finish off the night!!

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