Memphis Monday - Beale Flippers

I remember watching flippers on Beale in the late '80s. They were there every night, doing these crazy gymnastics right down the center of the street, dripping sweat in that unbelievably thick nighttime summer air you get only in Memphis, and passing around an empty Diver Bucket from Silky's for tips. Some of those dudes were probably the best athletes in the city, which is saying something.

 Looks like they've hit the big time: