Cape Cod’s Tackiest Stretch of Real Estate to Be Immortalized in Happy Hour Film

The good old days.
The good old days. Photo: istockphoto

The Herald reports that Route 28 is coming to the big screen, recalling a simpler time of “25-cent drafts, 2-for-1 cocktails and drinking games in bars” that peaked in the early 1980’s.

According to the paper: “For nearly three decades, a weekend on the Cape was not complete without a visit to the Crystal Palace, Mill Hill Club, the Improper Bostonian, Pufferbellies or any one of the dozens of other gin joints that hosted Saturday and Sunday afternoon happy hours.”

Yes, apparently the Cape was once New England’s very own version of Studio 54, complete with free-flowing daytime booze and an assortment of fun-loving DJs who provided the tunes. So Dan McCarthy, a fixture on the scene (currently a DJ at TD Garden), is filming a documentary about those hedonistic years. The Kings of Cape Cod will chronicle the history of Cape Cod happy hours.

“In the early ’80s, before Gov. (Michael) Dukakis, you could go in, drink as much as you wanted, go out and sleep in your car for a couple of hours, then go back in and do it all over again,” recalls one longtime DJ, Michael Titus. Another former DJ, John Morgan, now plays nursing homes.

One popular anthem? A ditty titled “My Eggs Don’t Taste The Same Without You.” We can’t wait to hear the soundtrack for this film!

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