It's just one of many plans for Alstott. He recently bought an acoustic guitar, and a member of the house band at Bongo's has offered to give him lessons. "I've only been to one concert," Alstott says, "Nine Inch Nails at the Rosemont Horizon, near Chicago. Can you believe that? I want to do some traveling this off-season. Other than road-tripping to Key West with my buddies, I've never really taken a true vacation. Chicago is the only big city I've partied in, and other than playing in San Diego, I've never been out West. There's so much I haven't experienced. I've never even slept on the beach."
There's an earnestness to Alstott's voice that makes him sound more corny than reckless. Then, suddenly, the clean-cut kid is out of his chair, roaming behind the bar and pouring another round for everyone. Nobody tries to stop him.