Pat Blythe – Bob’s Birthday Bash


….and oh what a bash it was. Yes, I’ve known his nibs for 39 years and counting. In and out of touch over the years, the friendship continues on. We all have our “Bob stories”, there are literally thousands of them. However, I prefer to live “in the now” as they (whoever ‘they’ are) keep suggesting. My husband’s favourite saying was, “be here now” and quite frankly, here now is the best place to be.

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My story ‘of the now’ is all the truly wonderful people I have met and connected with over the past year, all because of Bob. ….and quite frankly, all our stories lead back to him. Bob is our connection to each other and for that we had the greatest pleasure celebrating his 70 years on this earth with each other.

sweet and saltyThe party was an absolute blast! The popcorn, the music, the people (little ones and big ones), balloons, dancing, yes….lots of dancing, the band….I could go on…. I will take this moment, however, to deeply apologize to the young lady whose toe I danced on (in three inch heels) as I took a step back. I truly felt that one and wherever you are, I owe you a drink or two at the very least.  All of you were amazingly patient having a camera stuck in your face every few minutes. Almost 2,000 pics were taken and I’ve spent the better part of several evenings and over the weekend “culling the herd”. I promise not to embarrass anyone. Xprime….incredible….you guys are THE best. Stef, Neil, Phil and Gab, always, always keep the joy in your hearts.

Cherish, you are truly the “hostess with the mostess”. You are always so gracious with a smile on your face and big hug in your heart. A fantastically brilliant evening and best of all, Bob had a really, really, really good time.

 Happy Birthday Bob!! We are wishing you many, many more.

Today’s column is a montage of just some of the birthday pics….

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Amy with the Smiling Face

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The Three Monkeys

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Meet the Mechs

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The Segamechinis (or Mecharinis)

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Friends of Mr. Cairo

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Balloon Happy

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The Three Monkeys Onstage

The Atomic Puppies express themselves….


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Now with MORE Tambourine

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Union Break and Provided Dinner

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All Tuckered Out

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A Couple of Jumples and a Bob

 The Joy-Bearing Bartenders  of Cherry Cola’s (and a little monkey)….

T C and J

J and C

The Many Friends of Mr. Cairo….


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The Bailey of Scooter

Lord Rockington’s Dance Shoes….

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…And We Danced!

And at the end of the night….

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Mr. Cairo

“Okay, one more for the road and I’m outta here…..”


All photos by The Picture Taker

For loads more photos of the birthday bash and MORE, you’ll find them on my FB page, The Picture Taker


Pat’s column appears every Wednesday.

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dbawis-buttonIn “real” life Pat Blythe has spent the past 32 years as a consultant and design specialist in the telecommunications industry. After an extended absence Pat is now heading back to the GTA clubs, immersing herself in the local music scene, tasting what’s on offer, talking to people and writing once again — sharing her passions and her deep love of music. Together for 34 years, Pat also worked alongside her late husbandpblytheChristopher Blythe, The PictureTaker©, who shot much  of the local talent (think Goddo, Frank Soda and the Imps, Plateau, Buzzsaw, Hellfield….) as well as national and international acts,  Currently making her way through 40 years of Chris’s archives, Pat is currently compiling a photographic history of the local GTA music scene from 1975 to 1985. It continues to be a work in progress. Oh…..and she LOVES to dance!

5 Responses to “Pat Blythe – Bob’s Birthday Bash”

  1. Glenn Gallup Says:

    Great pics. Great party.


  2. greg simpson Says:

    thanks for the plethora of photos…

  3. …and nobody invited me. Oh well, I’ve survived…

  4. Pat you hang out with some very cool people. Photos are great!

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