“I am extremely grateful as a result of I am wholesome, however the laborious issues are being with out household and never understanding what’s to return,” mentioned “Large Mike” Aguirre.
ST. LOUIS — On Friday night time, Mike “Large Mike” Aguirre and his band, The Blu Metropolis All Stars would often be on a roll, having enjoyable, performing in entrance of one other St. Louis crowd.
“Yeah, usually this time of the yr I would in all probability be working eight days per week between venues and solo gigs,” mentioned Large Mike.
You would possibly say Large Mike has gone “solo”, however not by alternative.
“Nicely, it was work. A gig and it was a possibility to be available in the market past St. Louis. It was actually an exquisite vacation spot. Anguilla is a good looking place,” mentioned Aguirre, who’s been performing for 20 years.
The St. Louis musician by no means imagined he’d be caught on the attractive island within the Caribbean for practically three months.
“Yep, it has been 77 days. I packed for one week, and for an island, that is sandals and a few shirts and couple pair of footwear. We have needed to discover ways to dwell off having nothing apart from a cellphone, however that is not even near what different persons are going by means of,” he added.
In March, Aguirre and a buddy flew to Anguilla in order that Large Mike might carry out in…