Photo By: Chi Force
On Saturday, January 21, 2017 Confederate Riders in Bladen County celebrated 10 years of many faces, 10 years of great times, and 10 years of Confederate Riders MC. Loose Floorboards started the day off and played like I have never heard them play before. When I say they brought their "A" game, I do mean that! They played beautifully. Black Swamp Hattie brought a huge crowd and rocked the house. And when I say rocked I mean all the way out to Highway 53 (around a mile away) you could hear them as plain as day; they rocked! They will be back very soon! Several Devils Band finished the night off and rocked the house just as loud and proud. It was all about the music and the club! That’s exactly two of the main three or four focal points of an anniversary party. CRMC was ahead of the game on the celebration. The club was packed with supporters. Neighboring clubs stopped in, brought gifts, enjoyed the music and fellowship. We all just had an awesome night of celebration, brotherhood, and music, lots and lots of music.
A very special thank you to Lawless for the plaque they presented us for the anniversary party. We are proud to celebrate with you all. A very special thank you to Dedicated Soulz - Big Show, Tear Drop, Wild Cat, and the rest of OUR family came and had a great time with us! We stand Ever Ready to celebrate our ten years together and honored to celebrate our special monumental anniversary with ML&R to all of our neighboring brothers and sisters! A wonderful group of men and women came to give honor to us during our day! Confederate Riders were so honored to have each and every guest; from those that were there for the first time to those who were there to celebrate when we opened the doors. The brothers and sisters we have gained along the way has certainly added more love and more respect in our journey through life. It is surely an honor to us in itself, and the fact that we grow in brothers and sisters, which makes our family that much more of a family! We are thankful and blessed for each one of you!
We not only appreciate everyone coming out to support CRMC’s anniversary, we were honored to have each and every rider as our guests on this occasion and celebration. Our doors will forever be open to you and the rest of the crew, and we are very proud that we not only call you our brothers, but consider you our family.
As the night rolled on there was more music and celebration. Everyone continuing in the festivities with the jams of Carolina Sons. As always, it was a pleasure to have them there with us during this time. Tiny, my brother, I know your cheeks were hurting the next morning because you had a smile on your face the whole time you were there. We were glad to see that everyone enjoyed themselves. That’s exactly what this gathering was designed to do. A heartfelt thank you for the honor all of you gave us during this special day! As always, our doors are open to you and thank you for being part of our family.
As the music still plays, we welcomed the Psychos! You all were welcomed to our party and, by God, you came, and brought the sounds of song and celebration. These guys rode a long way just to be part of this celebration and we respect the dedication you showed to us. No matter the weather, no matter the miles, you were there! Thank you, my brothers! You are always welcomed in our home and our family. And as to the full house of new faces that showed us the honor and came to support us we say thank you! Each and every one of you are welcome to come back any time you want. Artist Ken McGraw came and did a few paintings while the bands played. This guy is a damn good artist and created paintings that really touched on the scene that night. All of you, need to check him out!
To wrap up the party right, before Several Devils took the stage, Tinman awarded Mountain Man a very special award for 10 years of continuous service to the Confederate Riders along with a picture of him and his daughter, Amber. The picture will go behind the bar to remind us to celebrate each day! We all took some time to pay respects to our brothers that passed - Rebel, Lil Brother, Head On, and Scorpio. They were there with us in spirit! The party overall was a very tremendous success and it was thanks to these men and women who came to spend the day with us. Not only were bonds between clubs made stronger, but new friends were made. It’s not about a large crowd where we don't know half of the people there; it's a large crowd where we know each and every single person on a personal level. When you have over 200 faces and you know every one of them, you are blessed not just with friends, but people you proudly call family. That is the fellowship most tend to forget about, but we don’t! In that kind of fellowship is an honor, respect, and love you won't get anywhere else.
Last, we want to personally thank Chi Force for coming out to take pictures for The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. This is a wonderful woman we all know and love. She drove all the way from the Easy Riders Bike Show in Charlotte to come cover little ol us! This not only shows the dedication in her art and work, but also shows us just how much she loves us! You and your Ol Man are always very welcome at our house anytime!
To all of you we say thank you, we love you, and this anniversary party would not be so special if it wasn't for you! The only thing sad about the night was it had to end sometime. But hey, we all gotta sleep before we can go again. And the award for the last man standing goes to Mountain Man who, at 6 am the next morning, was still going strong. Second Place goes to Wild Bill and Ice Pick, who came in second because one had to work and the other had to go home to cook his granddaughter breakfast. Tinman came in third due to I WAS GIVE OUT! LMAO!
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