There’s just no place like Hofbrau Haus in Panama City Beach, especially
when Spring Break starts to roll into town…. Just had a little run up
there for the last 4 days with Klancnik on drums for some fun gigs. It’s
been really cool to see the audience grow and develop there. It’s not a
typical location on a German polka circuit, but yet, the Alex Meixner Duo
shows are really connecting with the audiences. Before the spring breakers
get into town, we get a great crowd of locals (young and old). The Germans
that live in the area have definitely embraced the Hofbrau’s great food, and
of course excellent beer– and really enjoy our repertoire. The majority of
the audience isn’t German, but they too are enjoying the mix too. Of course,
our musical repertoire is more varied than at some of the other more
traditional venues- but it’s a lot of fun to string the tunes together for
As the breakers came into town, the party got even better– with Saturday
night completely rocking the house. Sunday seemed much slower, which seemed like a tame end, until our last hour which roared to an end… You bring the audience, I’ll work as hard as I can to entertain them!
Through this run, I’ve been working on some new repertoire– many of which are requests that are coming online from y’all. Some are quickly finding their way into the set list… a few are a little more challenging to adapt to my style– but keep the requests coming! I’ll have some updates on them in the coming weeks….
Keep rocking those polkas!